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Blower/plow value?

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firefoxz1
My uncle recently passed away and he also was a Simplicity Fan. His wife wants to get rid of a 42" snowblower and 42" dozer blade for his 7116 tractor but keep the tractor for mowing. Both of these items were never used by him and look to have very little use from the previous owner. She was going to take them to auction but I said I would buy them at a fair price ($250). Now the question is that a fair price? I searched E-Bay completed listings and could not find an actual dozer blade but found lots of plows for about $75 but I had figured $100 and to my surprise I found the snowblowers only selling for a $100 or less and I had figured $150. Am I on with the price I told her, I really don't want to rip her off?

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ehertzfeld
My sugestion is to pay as much as you can. Being that she is family, and I'm sure she could use some extra cash. However it dosn't sound like a bad price. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. Elon

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lboy1971
pricing by ebay can be tricky. Depends on where the item is and if at least 2 people near it are looking at the auction and bidding. I've seen the 42" blowers for that 7116 tractor sell on ebay for as much as $250 and as little as $50. Usually if the hitch is listed separately I've seen them go for $50-$100. Last time I checked just the hitch was $195 from the dealer. The plows are a similar story. With $50 being about as cheap as I've seen them up to as high as $150. So in short the pair would be worth from $100 to as high as $400.

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D-17_Dave
As little use on them and the fact that you won't have to deal w/ shipping AND you've seen them and know what shape they are in I think you'd do good by getting them for 250.00 As for your aunt, she would be doing good on such short notice to get that for it.

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RickS
My feeling is the units from your description are in superior condition to what most of us will find. Given that and the seller is your Aunt I put err on paying too much. Think how you would feel if your Aunt could have gotten a higher price. Offer her $250, and free repairs on the tractor for as long as she uses it. That way you both win. Remember your Aunt is family and you want her taken care of. Rick........

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ambler
Those are clapped out units for the most part. The almost new snowblower that I bought last year for my 7100 was $400. If its a dozer blade with the turn from the seat in excellent condition I usually sell them for 250-300.

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firefoxz1
Well she checked with the Simplicity dealer on Saturday and they told her to accept the $250 as she probably wouldn't get that much for them at the auction so they are mine now just have to pick them up tomorrow (monday). I already have offered my services to maintain the tractor and I had helped him with hydro problems last year. Yes I made a mistake it is the dozer blade, as I said, with the rod to adjust from the seat but I said 42" and I believe they are 46". They should mount right on my 7112 correct? atleast I figured they will. Thank You for your condolences, He was not really my uncle but my mom's cousin and always was very good to me and in the last few years I have been very helpful to him. I have always called him uncle but seeing the posts you mentioned her as my Aunt and it struck me that I just never seen her that way and don't know why?

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quantico
Sorry to hear of his passing. The 250 dollar figure seems fair to me and would be a good deal for both of you. I would also try to be sure to keep the mower and tractor in good condition as a good karma jesture towards a family member. Knowing where to grease and oil and keep things clean will be a nice move for you to keep family special.

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