Is an 03 Lazer with 600 Hrs worth more than $5000?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shearbolt, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. shearbolt

    shearbolt LawnSite Member
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    My buddy wants to trade his 27 hp Lazer at a dealer for a skidloader and the dealer said it was only worth $4000. I thought it would be worth more .
     
  2. DennisF

    DennisF LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
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    That machine is about $7800 new. The dealer would probably sell an 03 with 600 hrs for $5500-$6000 here in FL.
     
  3. Frank2

    Frank2 LawnSite Member
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    That seems low to me, though trade ins never get you much. Tell him to put that thing on ebay.
     
  4. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
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    Dealer has to make something somewhere. Either on the item purchased, the trade-in or a little on both. But if he is getting a good discount on the skid loader he should expect no better than wholesale on the Lazer. If he is paying near MSRP for the skid, he could expect better trade-in. Best deal for your buddy...sell outright. Easiest thing may be to just trade it in and take some loss, depends on how big of a hurry he is in.
     
  5. grassdaddy

    grassdaddy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll give him 4100,don't even have to look at it.--I'd say its worth about 6000.Everyone would like to have a 27/60 lazer.
     
  6. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
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    you can have my new 03 lazer 60 27 hp kohler for free.its junk
     
  7. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
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    ;) Just joking or really having problems?:confused:
     
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nah, I want the 27 HP Diahatsu Diesel :D That sounds a little low, although dealers don't really give you much on trade-ins. I've found that dealers give you about 1,000 to 1,500 less than retail value for trade-in, that's just how they make their money for having it on their lot.
     
  9. work_it

    work_it LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'll be right there. What's your address?:D
     
  10. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    Listen trade in mowers are cash in the pocket for dealers. Especially homeowner mowers. A cust. comes in and trades his little 21" mower for a new one dealers says he will give him $40 bucks for it on trade. Dealer cleans it up puts in a $1.99 filter a 1/2 quart of oil, a $1.59 plug and a $5.00 blade.

    Sets mower outside for $100.00 cash tax included. Dealer puts about $70.00 into pocket.

    On residential riders it can be 2-3 hundred dollars and commercial equipment a grand or better.

    You can almost always get more for your stuff if YOU sell it.
     

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