EBay Purchases?

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by PYMLscape, May 6, 2005.

  1. PYMLscape

    PYMLscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Hi Everyone!

    Does anyone have experience purchasing equipment on EBay? New or Used, Good or bad experience?

    We have seen heaps of junk (literally!) offered for sale, like a bunch of old, rusty Wheel Horse mower decks in a pile.

    We are thinking about purchasing an Echo hedge trimmer. We see quite a few offered for sale all the time.

    Talk to you soon!
  2. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I have had good luck. I bought a used echo backpack, and a used little wonder 11hp blower. Both arrived as described. Make sure to ask questions.

    If buying new stuff from ebay from a dealer, make sure to check your local dealers. I have found that sometimes my local dealer can give me a better deal.
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,853

    I've bought so much stuff of E-bay. A 52" Walk Behind, Toro Z Master, 48" Bob Cat Walk-Behind. All of them have worked out great. I've also bought a couple books and smaller things from e-bay before too. Always had good luck.
  4. naturescaretaker

    naturescaretaker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 851

    I've bought and sold equipment on eBay. Just ask questions and check out the feedback. Ask them for their phone number and call.
  5. meathead1134

    meathead1134 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 637

    I bought a brand new Echo 750 back pack blower for $399.00 from a dealer in NJ. He had a few pallets of them left over. Thats the only power equipment that I have bought off off ebay, but I've been cheacking out some husqvarna chainsaws lately
  6. br549oicu8

    br549oicu8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,230

    I have purchased several pices of equipment via ebay. 2 Echo blowers, 2 Commercial mowers and a Classen slit seeder. Have had good luck but ALWAYS check feedback. Mine is 100% by the way in case you ever loo at my stuff. Ebay name same as here and a Sentar I own is currently on there!
  7. GrassMasterNC

    GrassMasterNC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 119

    I bought a trimmer from someone who had 99% positive feedback, got a sthil BP blower - runs great. Some other things....but the trimmer soured me to buying anything else. it crapped out on me after 3 months of work...paid for itself, I guess, but never again from that guy.
  8. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
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    Posts: 859

    I've had good luck in purchasing equipment from ebay. I'd recommend taking a look at any major piece of equipment before a purchase.
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Posts: 3,256

    Just received a brand new Robin string trimmer and stick edger yesterday! :)

    In the past I've also bought:

    2 Poulan Pro backpack blowers
    1 barely used Redmax 7001 bp blower
    1 new Husqvarna stick edger
    1 new Echo hedge trimmer
    1 barely used Tanaka hedge trimmer
    1 used Jrco dethatcher
    1 new Poulan Pro chainsaw
    string trimmer heads

    As well as several other things that are not necessarily business related (welder, digital camera, microwave, etc., etc.)

    All good experiences so far. Saved quite a bit of money.
    The only thing I bought that was a problem, was a mulch kit for one of my mowers that turned out not to fit my model. Nobodies fault, seller said he wasn't sure, and I gambled and lost.
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I just had my 1st purchase on ebay, Robin trimmer, It came packaged very nice and everything was smooth

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