Economic Downturn/Drought Deals Available

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rreyn1812, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. rreyn1812

    rreyn1812 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 444

    Doing my daily check of Craigslist last night and I noticed that someone had posted a "Stihl chainsaw" for sale. Clicked on it and found that he had a Stihl MS460 chainsaw for sale and wanted $600 for the saw with 20" bar & new chain, and a 28" bar (no chain). Offered him $500 and he snapped it up. That's approx. half price for a saw that is less than a year old. Checked the air filter and it was just barely dirty and hardly a scratch on it. Starts right up and runs great! Figure I got a pretty good deal on it!! :cool2:

    He had put around $15,000 into new equipment just over a year ago and then we have 2 of the dryest years ever and he figures this business is not for him.

    Anyone else picking up a good deal lately from guys getting out?
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    Nope. I've barely worked in the last two weeks and although I don't have much extra money, yesterday I went and bought a brand new 21" Toro.
    I'm only into my third season, but I don't see the drought as a reason to quit.

    Congrats on the good deal!


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