does this price sound good for eXmark?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by GracesLandscaping, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, according to the consensus on here, somewhere between 3,500 and 4,500 ... however, I think the idea of checking with the dealer is very good !!
     
  2. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well it sounds like you already made up your mind. We all wish you good luck. I would never buy a Lazer with 1900 hours for 4850 but I would try to sell one for that amount. It sounds like your dealer made a few bucks on that deal. We are just giving you our opinion.

    My buddy was in the car business[ford] for 20 years. I purchased a Audi for my wife a few years back and called him to see if I got a good deal. He said "do you think you got a good deal?" I said "yes." He said then "you got a good deal."
     
  3. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
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    You already have your mind made up. You think 4,500 is a good price and you aren't going to listen to what any one else has to say, so why are you even asking?

    Think of what that machine cost 3 years ago, not right now! It was probably $8500 new 3 years ago. Exmark has jacked their prices way too high and will start to see a loss in market share, guaranteed. You just confirmed that fact by not wanting to buy one because it is $11,500, I just went elsewhere to buy a 36" mower because they wanted $5800 (before tax) firm on a 36" mower when I got a new 36" for $4100 OTD. See a difference?

    If it runs good and is a good machine at 900+ hours then offer him $4,000 for it, and that's it.
     
  4. capnsac

    capnsac LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didn't even read this response yet and he came back with the same answer I did. Stop and listen if you're going to ask questions, don't just come on here asking for someone to agree with you so you can feel better about something you're going to do irregardless of what anyone else has to say.
     
  5. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Kind of funny.

    J. Nyz
     
  6. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    fyi i wanted an opinion to help my decision. i havent made my mind up about anything im still considering buying a new hustler i was just curious as to what i could find another one similar to this one for. if all you are going to do is criticize then DONT REPLY because you are not helping anything at all... if my mind was made up it would already be on my trailer
     
  7. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    also JNyz i would never buy a mower period with that many hours for that amount of money.. and yea he the dealer definately made money on it... on top of that he leased it out for 125 a day when ppls mowers were in the shop
     
  8. JNyz

    JNyz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sorry if you took our opinion as a bash or criticism. Personally I just thought it was a little high. I wish you good luck and hope you net over 300k yearly the rest of your life.

    Good Luck,

    J. Nyz
     
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    This sort of adds to what I was going to say...You can't go by what people are saying here of "Go to a dealer, and see what they would give for it on a trade in."
    The reason for this, is that first,..dealers will never give anything close to a value of a mower, because they are only taking it in for the benefit of selling a new mower...hence, the trade in. Second,...you can rest assured that that dealer is going to mark it up $1000 and sell it as used. Bluebooked, this mower goes for more.
     
  10. GracesLandscaping

    GracesLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    i wasnt directing that at your reply, i replied and agreed to your comment in the following.
     

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