quick ! buying used "mint " redmax 8500z from a craigslister - need tips !

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by RonWin, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    About to go look at this "mint" so he says, red max 8500z blower. Anything I should look for besides if it starts ? Hah.
  2. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 17,468

    Look at all the cables and the tubes, overall condition of the plastics, controls etc. check the air filter too. A seller can make a machine look pretty decent on the outside and forget all about cleaning the air filter, which is a good indication of how much it has really been used or how it was taken care of. Ask why he's selling it too.
  3. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 1,185

    Saw a brand new one practically on here a day or so ago. What are they asking for it $$$?
  4. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Sick just got it for 250, less than half of new price. Thing is really as mint as stated. Air filter looks like it hasnt seen a spec of debris. Very happy.
  5. Valk

    Valk LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,720

    Is it HOT...as in stolen??
  6. RonWin

    RonWin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Dont believe so. He said was getting out of biz. Had his wife with him. Didnt seem like that kind of guy. Hes doing real estate now and had his magnetic signs on his vehicle.
  7. cuttingedge55

    cuttingedge55 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    Damn thats a good deal! Im thinking about going the same route as him.... Just gotta pass this darn test made a 68 and a 69 gotta have a 70 :hammerhead:

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