2008 Ditch Witch SK650 Mini Skid Steer - Only 408hrs

Discussion in 'Marketplace' started by arbor pro, Nov 15, 2011.

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  1. rsp1961

    rsp1961 LawnSite Member
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    Or you save everyone the time and state what you have to have out of it. I never understood haggling. I personally do not care for it at all. If I am selling something, I know what I have to have for it, and I'll state "price firm". I am not a salesman or a professional buyer and therefore have no desire to spend any more time or energy "negotiating". Some people enjoy that, but I personally think most of us lawn type personalities are no nonsense types that just want to know the price so we can figure out if we can afford it or not. Just my opinion, and may be helpful in your sale. Who knows.

    On another note, it looks like a good product, but I personally know I cannot afford it even if I were close enough to buy it. Not because it's too high, but because it is not a priority purchase. Good luck. :)
     
  2. arbor pro

    arbor pro LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. pblc

    pblc LawnSite Member
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    ....... did a little research - you've had at least 4 different mini skid steers for sale in the last few months. Are you a dealer or what's going on???
     
  4. arbor pro

    arbor pro LawnSite Senior Member
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    No - I'm just an equipment junkie. I like to try out different makes and models of mini skids and am constantly buying and reselling different ones. And, to clarify, I've actually sold about 8 mini skids this year although I haven't advertised all of them within this forum. My company uses several mini skids along with numerous attachments on a daily basis. Some of these items I keep in use for awhile while others I keep only a short time.

    The mini skid market is really growing in my area as other contractors are realizing the value of mini skids to save labor. So, I've resold some of my machines to other local businesses. No local dealers carry new or used machines so I often have contractors asking me about what I have that I might want to sell.

    Just in case you're interested, I've owned and used several of the following makes and models of mini skids over the past several years:

    Bobcat MT50 & 52, Dingo 420tx & 425tx, Boxer 224tx and 532dx, Vermeer 600tx and Ditch Witch sk500 and sk650.

    AP
     
  5. arbor pro

    arbor pro LawnSite Senior Member
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    Adding to the aforementioned comment - I'd like to think of myself as more knowledgeable than dealership or someone who merely 'flips' equipment that they buy on auction as I've actually field tested each of the mini skids or attachments that I sell. How many dealerships or 'flippers' do that? I at least know what I'm selling.

    I'll also add this - a month ago. I sold adingo 425tx mini skid to a large landscaping company. It was sold As-Is with no warranty. I also sold a rotary broom to this company. Two weeks and about 20 hours of use later, the engine apparently blew. I know this because I called to follow up on how it was working out. Without being asked to do so, I offered to help cover the cost of the engine rebuild. If I sell something, I will be honest about any defects up front. If someone feels they got the short end of the stick, I'll do what I can to correct the situation.
     
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