Bought a Stihl hand held at a Pawn shop today.

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  1. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since it was raining today, my wife and I decided to take a drive and ended up in Stillwater, OK. We stopped at a pawn shop to kill some time and I saw this Stihl BG-85 sitting there on the shelf. This thing is like brand new and they were asking $139.99 for it. I took it outside and it fired up on the 3rd pull and blew hard so I bought it. I think it'll make a good back up. These things are good for blowing off the trailer floor, garage, etc... Tell me what you think.

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  2. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hopefully it wasnt stolen....I'd probably pick one up at that price though too, looks like it hasnt seen alot of use.
     
  3. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    looks good...but i just bought a new Ech Pb-251 for $150.00 shipped
     
  4. Mowinforaliving

    Mowinforaliving LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that 251 a new model? This Stihl has the opening door for the vac attachment. How well do they work? (the vac)
     
  5. luckydooley

    luckydooley LawnSite Senior Member
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    Sweet! I just picked up a new one with vac bag. way more than you paid. Havent had a chance to try the bag yet.
     
  6. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    yes it is the new model...and i have a shred and vac but they have no power at all...so i don't use it much
     
  7. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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    Stihl BG85 is an excellent hand-held blower. This one looks in great shape on the outside -- one never knows what it looks like inside. I wonder why it showed up on a pawn shop. It is unlikely that a homeowner would have bought this blower, rather more likely it came from a commercial operator.
     
  8. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'd guess somebody had this blower and might have had others so when they got short on cash, they pawned it for the needed money.
     
  9. customcurbdesigns

    customcurbdesigns LawnSite Member
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    Nice find.

    they were asking 139, did you pay there asking price or negotiate?
     
  10. lawnwizards

    lawnwizards LawnSite Silver Member
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    i paid way more than that for mine. i hear its the best handheld you can get.
     
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