I have always bought a mower in new condition! However the Superduty 42" I just bought was a little weathered, but nothing major, I knew this and it was heavily discounted, I guess I saved about 2 grand, If I were you I would just walk! Don't feel obligated, they should have specified that this mower was in bad shape. I would wait to hear if they are going to make you an offer, but I would get my money back and go get something else!!!!! I really do not understand why dealers let these machines sit out by the road in all types of weather? They are just losing money!