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A Guide To Purchasing Second Hand Mowers

29 April 2013 |  Posted in Second Hand Ride On Mower

Nowadays, many homeowners are partial to purchasing a second hand mower over a brand new one for the simple fact that it can help them to save a fair bit of money. Once you have found a used mower that you are interested in buying, however, it is important that you first take a few points into consideration to ensure that you are getting a good deal.

Step 1: Research the various features that are offered by mowers on the market at the moment, such as bagging or steering options, fuel capacity and turning radius. This will give you an idea of the features you want and the ones you don't.

Step 2: Know what the major mower brands are and what sort of attachments you can purchase to go with them. This can help you get the complete package when buying used, such as a bagging attachment or trailer.

Step 3: Compile a list of places that you can visit or call in your search for a second hand lawnmower. Whilst online places (such as eBay or Gumtree) are a great resource, you should not discount that little local place down on the corner.

Step 4: Prepare a list of questions that cover everything that you could want to know about the machine. These might include how old the machine is, its fuel capacity, its condition and what the shipping or delivery costs will be.

Step 5: Ask whether a warranty or guarantee is offered for the mower, but this is usually only the case if you are buying through a supplier. You could also ask for a 30 day return policy in case something goes wrong with the machine.

Once you have carefully inspected the second hand mower and are happy with how everything looks, you can make an offer. Don't be afraid to haggle with the seller, as many of them will ask a little more than the mower is probably worth in the hopes of making a little more profit. Once your offer is accepted you can arrange to have the machine delivered to your home.

Michael Pollock


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