When's the best time...

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Please_Be_Green, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. Please_Be_Green

    Please_Be_Green LawnSite Member
    Messages: 248

    To pick up a used piece of equipment?

    If I'm looking for a used WB...

    I have a pretty good relationship with my lawn mower maintenance shop... I guess I should just ask them to let their customers that he has a buyer for a used WB...

  2. delphied

    delphied LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,067

    Personally, I would avoid the maintenance shop because they will usually get top dollar. Watch the local newspaper ads.
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,008

    right about now. As the lesser operations go under and start unloading their stuff. There will be more available in the spring, but they normally command a higher price and you take more of a chance cause some nut job might have spent all winter "fixing" it.
  4. huskres

    huskres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Check craigslist and on ebay you can search for stuff around you to go take a look at. Bought my exmark that way.
  5. Uranus

    Uranus LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 1,624

    The best time to buy a piece of equipment in at the end of the season. The seller wants some money for winter, or slower times for you southern boys. They dont want to store the equipment. Things like mowers and blowers can be found on ebay or craigslist by the dozen in the late fall/early winter. You'll find some for sale in the spring too.
  6. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. cybervision

    cybervision LawnSite Senior Member
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