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A what can I get thread=Shindy BP blower price

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MOW ED, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    I hate these threads but give me a break. I have a buddy that wants to give me 200 bucks for a SHindy EB 630. I paid 495 in 2001 and it is a used piece of equipment. The straps are tearing, the far tube is a little beat. Overall it blows ok but I want a Redmax. Bottom line I am thinking of putting it up "as is" on e-bay or even here and starting at 225 bucks. WHat do you guys think?
    And once again, sorry for the noob like post but I need input.
     
  2. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,810

    I say take the $200. $25 difference is not worth the hassle of ebay and/or shipping.
     
  3. Appalachian landscape

    Appalachian landscape LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 453

    A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush...take the $200.
     
  4. wojo23323

    wojo23323 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 608

    Take the $200 and run.
     
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I'll be different..PUT IT ON EBAY. I've seen some real POS' sell for more there.
     
  6. oldturf

    oldturf LawnSite Member
    Posts: 221

    From your description $200.00 is a fair price or better. Take it. Don't be greedy.
     
  7. Thirdpete

    Thirdpete LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 236

    not to mention, it is a friend. good karma.
     
  8. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,332

    Like Tom said, it's not worth the hassles to box and ship things like that. I know, we did it a few years ago when cleaning out back up equipment. I put it all on eBay, and it all sold, but boxing and packing all that crap(bp's, edgers,and trimmers) to take to UPS really sucked. take the 200.00 :D It has probably made you ten - twenty times as much since new
     
  9. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    Thanks for the replys gents. I was thinking on the same lines but the thought of e-bay was not really to make more bucks as much as the friend selling friend thing can sometimes be a bad thing. I know its a decent blower but I always think that I sell it to a friend and 2 weeks later it blows up. I think it will give him good service for his needs (noncommercial) but I can't guarantee it. I did tell him these concerns up front and he is good with it. Friendship is worth more than the money so if it isn't right I will just take it back from him.
    Once again, thanks to all.
     

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