About a month ago, I bought a used ZTR from another person on here. That person drove several miles to meet up with me and I drove several miles to get it. Before I bought it, the normal questions were asked including, "Is there anything wrong with it, does it need anything before you start mowing this year?" "Nope. Everything is good. We do all the service on it....etc." I bring it home and leave it on the trailer and park it in the garage. I go out last week to start it and check everything ( I did a once over on it when I picked it up but it was freezing outside, you know how it is). The starter gears are stripped. Sometimes it will engage, sometimes not. There is an oil leak, bad enough to need attention now. Both front tires don't hold air. Need tubes. I take it in to get the leak fixed and tubes for the tires and here is the run down. The person who owned this before me tried to fix the leak with extra silicone. They had to take apart the sump, clean it up, and resilicone it on there using the proper materials. Can't tube the tires. They are full of thorns. What was this guys mowing?! 2 new tires and tubes. Needs a new belt because the oil was leaking all over the one on there. The air filter had never been changed. The person I bought it from said that he just changed the oil for me when he brought it. The oil was dark and was overfull. It needed tuned up badly. All in all, what I thought was a decent deal on a mower turned out to be about another $700. Not to mention, he gave me 5 sets of blades for this mower and not 1 of them was anygood. Tell me, has this ever happened to you and if it has, what did you do about it, if anything, besides piss and moan.