I just got outbid for a 48" 17 hp Hustler wb on Ebay with a sit down sulky, a bagger kit, mulching kit, and only 175 hours on it. I think the guy got $3650 for it. It looked great, and was claimed in excellent condition and was taken in as a trade by a dealer who wanted to sell it outside their area. He'd have gotten more if he had the sense to return his emails and answer my questions. Geez. The guy is even a dealer of other makes. I wonder how much this guy is costing his company by being too lazy to answer a few questions. But his slackness made me wary. I just needed to know if he'd accept escrow or take a direct credit card payment, so I'd be protected against fraud. He said he'd talk to his partners and get back to me. He never did. He's a dealer...why wouldn't he take a credit card? My local dealer quoted me $4999 for an e/s 17hp 48", $400 for the bagger, and $90 for the mulcher. Lord knows what the sulky is worth(not much to me, it looks cumbersome), but somebody must have had $6000 in the thing. Oh yeah, my local dealer took 3 weeks to reply to my email request for a price. I'll probably never find another good used Hustler. But I have to tell you, their dealer network has NOT impressed me. Tis a shame, the mower looks hard to beat.