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    broken push mower?

    i was thinking instead of scrapping it i would try and post it on fb or craigslist but not sure what to list as a price point? i was thinking 100$ or best offer? what do you think i'll get out of it? its a old lawn boy the only thing is it starts and then quits used it last year and now poof=( i mow the yard for my grandma lol. i called a place that is suposed to buy them and they said they would only scrap it=(



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    Quote Originally Posted by mike1 View Post
    i was thinking instead of scrapping it i would try and post it on fb or craigslist but not sure what to list as a price point? i was thinking 100$ or best offer? what do you think i'll get out of it? its a old lawn boy the only thing is it starts and then quits used it last year and now poof=( i mow the yard for my grandma lol. i called a place that is suposed to buy them and they said they would only scrap it=(
    Well you first must estimate how much you could get scrapping it for.

    As is sheet iron or shred.

    Break it down and get some dirty cast aluminum and some prepared steel.

    Then ask a higher price than what you could scrap it for!

    I would dump out the old gas and re fill it up, replace sparkplug and clean air filters and see if she starts if so, then work your way up to the $100 price for a used lawnmower... I say $25 as is and $50 if she runs and be done either way more than scrap value around here!
    Better than the dump!

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    thanks for the info i will do that=)

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    I have a guy that buys dead mowers for $10 to $20 each, if they are somewhat modern looking / decent shape, but if they are too old or crusty, often skips them (or if they have the Tecumseh engine, he hates those), any he don't want, I toss in the sheet pile.

    You'll likely never get $100 for a non running push mower, maybe $10-$20 depending on brand / model. CL is place to put it, and maybe APPs like Offerup. I don't use Facebook, but apparently a place to sell things, so might as well list there too.


    If it starts and then quits, the carb is likely plugged, get a can of carb cleaner and watch some youtube vids on cleaning it, take maybe a half an hour to do, should run fine afterwards, especially since it ran only a year ago. Then you can ask a higher price, but depends on condition, how old, any accessories etc.

    I get a bunch of dead mowers, like I said I have a guy that buys them, but I fixed a few for myself. Have been using a nice fairly new Toro the last few years, just needed a carb cleaning! Truthfully, I never bother with the spark plug, or even air filter unless it has caked with water / mold. If it runs for like 3 - 5 seconds then shuts off, it is likely a dirty carburetor. Grab a can of carb cleaner, and watch a youtube vid on cleaning it if you've never done it. And yeah, dump out any old gas that has been sitting a while.

    Fully running used mowers, sell for anywhere between $50 and $150, just depends on how old, condition, brand / model / features / accessories, etc. I just sold a great running Lawn Boy with self propel that was missing shroud (the top plastic with brand name on it) for $35, was supposed to be $40, but the guy showed up and "only had $35", which is a BS tactic to get something cheaper, especially since there were several others that wanted it for 40, which was already deal. But I was helping some out out selling it, so just wanted it sold, lol.

    If you don't feel like trying to get it running, I'd list it as a tech special for $25 OBO and hope to get $10 $15 or so, if it were me.

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    Around here $100.00 is tops on a used mower. I sell mine for $40 - $75 running and take it gladly. If it's not running and gonna require more than $10 or $15 to fix it I take offer or scrap it.

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    I would think that $20-40 would be a fair price for a decent used push mower (electric or gas operated). You can probably find several for sale in this price range at Goodwill. $100 sounds like WAY too much.

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    Are you buying or selling? If I am buying to repair and resell then $1 would be about right for me. If I am buying for recycling purposes the zero dollars is my max. Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked


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