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michigandon
Hi all! Haven't been here in eons! Just been busy with too many other things in my life right now I guess, purchase of a new house being one of them. Amyways, I stopped off at an AC/Simp dealer this morning to check out the used Sovereigns/900 Series. Not too much of anything there that tickled my fancy. BUT....back in the corner of the lot I spotted a halfway decent looking AC 620 with a 60" mower deck. I decided to ask the fella who came out to help me the staus of it, would it be for sale soon or was it a customers tractor. He told me that it was "a long story", that someone had brought it in for repairs and they did about $1800 worth of work to it, and then decided not to pay up! He also said that they would love to be able to sell it to me and recover their investment. I did give the fella my phone number and told them to give me a call should they decide it's fate later on. Anybody have any recommended tactics that I could employ to score this baby without wearing out my welcome at the place? Thanks in advance, Don

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PGL
Since he's a dealer, he probably has a good idea of the machine's value. At the same time, he has $1800 invested with no return. Depending on the demand in your area, he may be happy for a quick sale to someone ready to buy. He's in the business of selling for a profit, as long as you don't insult by making a stink bid, he should be open to offers. Making a reasonable offer would not make you unwelcome, but you may not want to look too eager if you want a bargain.

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Dutch
Even with money being owed for services performed, I don't know if someone can sell another's property without going through some legal process. Contact the tractor owner. Maybe you can act as a "broker" to pay the dealer's bill (or a negotiated portion of it). The dealer could be made whole, the tractor owner would avoid a credit blemish, and you could become a 620 owner. The only ones who wouldn't benefit would be the lawyers.

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JonetteP
Get a deal where you can buy it for 2000.00 grand. The owner thinks he is good because he pockets 200.00 and you get the tractor. Make sure the owner signs off at any price! Also make sure that the shop is paid by him before you leave the premises. You do not need a call later informing you that the shop owner and the guy you are buying it from are friends, and that you screwed them. Make sure you have everything in writing! Good Luck. Neal

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