Toro Z Master eBay Auction

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Tulsa Lawn Guy, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. Tulsa Lawn Guy

    Tulsa Lawn Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    Hey Folks…

    Well, I decided that I wasn’t using my Toro Z Master enough to justify the cost… so I listed it on eBay.

    Take a look at the listing and let me know if I missed anything, or if you would add anything..

    Also, I’m using a little different hosting method for the pics, so make sure all 10 are visible on your computer.

    Here is the link: eBay Auction eBay item number: 4344679948

    Thanks!

    Ryan
     
  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    dude,
    now everybody on ebay has your name and adress

    that's a really good start for identity theft.
    i would have blurred out that info before posting it on ebay
     
  3. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    Nice ad! but i think you are asking to much........

    I know around me the 2004 are selling for 7,999 with no hours... i think if you were asking around 6500-7000 you would have a better chance of selling it...

    I actually bought a 2004 over last winter at an open house and Paid 7,600 plus tax....

    Good luck, hope it goes......


    yes I would take your address out of the ad
     
  4. MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC

    MJLsLawnCareNmoreLLC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 841

    Nice looking mower, but the price is to high in my opinion.
     
  5. Tulsa Lawn Guy

    Tulsa Lawn Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    YardPro,

    Good thoughts on the information, I let that one slip.. It has been fixed!


    So you guys think the price is too high? If you don't count tax, I paid $8200 for it new and I've used it 47 hours. Let's say you can get 2500 hours on the mower if it's taken care of. That's $8200 divided by 2500 hours to get cost per hour. Cost per hour = $3.28. Multiply that times the 47 hours that I've used it = $154.

    Subtract $154 from $8200 and you get $8,046. I'm asking $7,499.

    I realize depreciation doesn't exactly work like that, but it seems fair to me. I called the dealer that I bought it from and he said I should ask $8,000 for it. Of course... this is the off season...
     
  6. Mo Green

    Mo Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,487

    Unfortunately, mowers seem to be alot like automobiles. As soon as you pull them off the lot, they depreciate. I've found through my experience on e-bay, sometimes starting at a lower price for an item will bring you more in the end. It tends to start a bidding war between potential buyers who bid at the beginning because they feel that they are getting a great deal.
     
  7. ztoro

    ztoro LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 732

    I agree with starting the bidding low. It stimulates people to bid.....

    I would be suprised if you got 7,500 its to close to a new one... and now the 2004 are selling at cheap prices because they are left overs....


    What happened to the Rops bar? It looks like it got pretty marked up, was something attached to it?

    I think if you start low you can at least get an Idea of what people will pay.

    Like you said its the offseason so not many people have the cash, and Landscape companies are offering no interest no payment til June 05( at least thats what i got) Its hard to compete with that....
     
  8. Fareway Lawncare

    Fareway Lawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 2,222

    Around here Commercial Equip. Drops 25%Automatically once it's off the Lot regardless of what the Meter Says...

    I lost 2k on a 48" Toro Hydro Walk that was used Under 30hrs.....& I was Lucky to Get what I Did.
     
  9. Tulsa Lawn Guy

    Tulsa Lawn Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 61

    ztoro,

    The ROPS bar got slammed against the side of my trailer by an employee...

    As far as starting at a lower price on eBay: I owe about what I'm asking on the loan... and I don't have the cash to make up the difference. Asking a lower price to start has worked well for me in the past with other items, but If I end up only getting like 5k for this mower then... I'm screwed! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Cobra Jock

    Cobra Jock LawnSite Member
    Posts: 206

    Look, Your dealer has financing that's why he would try to sell it for 8,000.00 You aren't financing it. I know for a fact (100%) that I could buy that mower right now brand new for 7,500.00. Should I save $1.00 to buy one with any hours on it? Look, either keep it and mow your money out of it, or take atleast a 2,000.00 bath and get it over with. I'd also take the muffler guard off and paint it along with the ROPS. I know its a hard pill to swallow, but I think that you're looking at 6,000.00 TOPS! :angry:

    Greg
     

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