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Selling The Magnum

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by proenterprises, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. proenterprises

    proenterprises LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,296

    I have made a descision that I want to sell my "might as well be new" stihl BR 420c Magnum BP Blower. It has less than 5 hrs of use, and was only used for 1 cleanup last fall along with blowing a few drives.

    Their is no mechanical problems with it, fires on 3-4th pull no problems. It has been a good unit, none of the mech problems that I have heard about with some others, I just need somthing with more power and would probably get either a 650 or a shindaiwa next.

    My thoughts were to go with ebay and start the bid @ 300.00, I paid 399.00 when purchased from dealer.

    What do you think, Input would be very appreciated.
  2. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 714

    Good Luck - I personally would not pay over 50% of the original purchase price for a used piece of hand held equipment. If it were me I would keep the machine as "backup" before taking a 50% hit because like you said it is "almost new".
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    $300 is a fair price I feel. But like said before, I would just hang onto it, you never know when you are going to need it again.
  4. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
    Messages: 776

    I am going to agree with others here. Keep it around for when you have another person working with you, or if your new purchase goes down, etc. From personal experience I would rather have 2 good back packs and 1 good big blower.

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