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How much to offer for Demo from dealer?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by outsourced, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. outsourced

    outsourced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    Local Scag dealer has a Turf Tiger w/ 61' deck, 27 hp Kohler air cooled engine. It was an 05 demo model and has 400 hrs on it. They are asking $8000 and a new one is $8400. I intend to pay cash. How much would you offer?

    Also, this is my first post and I love this forum. I have learned so much from you guys. I am pretty well sold on the Scag. I currently have two walk behinds, a 52 Scag hydro and 27 yr old Bunton with a 61' deck. I work alone and have some huge yards so a rider is going to make life easier. Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Personally,I wouldn't buy another Skag if it were free but...400 hours is about half a season. Just like a car its worth 15% less the day you drive it off a lot. going by a 5 year depreciation schedule if it is 6 months old it would have depreciated by about $850. I would offer no more than $7,500
  3. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,177

    I wouldnt be sold on scag.
  4. outsourced

    outsourced LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I live in Louisville and have been really pleased with the dealer parts and service people.

    Demo'd a Chopper and didn't like it as much as my father in laws Scag. These are the only two I have looked at so far.

    Thanks again. Also - I absolutely love my Scag 52 wb. Awesome machine for me.
  5. lazer 46

    lazer 46 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 521

    It has 400 hrs on it and they are taking $400 off the price of a new one. That is ridiculous. And you can bet they are 400 rough hours if it was a demo.
  6. LightningLawns

    LightningLawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    400 hours doesn't seem like much but it is! If a new one is 8400, i'd offer 6400 cash. They are asking way too much I think. Most i'd pay would probably be 7000.
  7. fel

    fel LawnSite Member
    from Jax Fl
    Messages: 34

    I looked at one here about 3 weeks ago it was a floor model with less than 1 hour on it, had a 52 deck and the dealer was selling for 7000. I think 8 is very high for that many hours, I don't think I would go over about 6500..

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