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I have a vintage Scotts Silent reel mower with mulch bag. What's its value?
Determining value is a challenge as I would need to know the exact model and condition and then how I value is go to eBay and look at SOLD auctions and see what they are getting. If there is more than one, I average together the prices (use sold price + shipping cost).
If none are UNSOLD, and there are just current auctions, I set up a watch on eBay and watch it to see if/when it sells and for how much.
I do this because value is only what someone will actually pay for an item. People can ask the world, but if someone won't pay for the item it is "valueless".
There was 1 vintage Scott's mower UNSOLD on eBay, someone was asking $123. All that tells me as at the moment, no one wanted to pay that much for that particular model in that particular condition on that particular auction period. Tomorrow that could change :)
It is important when doing doing the match to eBay to use the EXACT MAKE/MODEL AND CONDITION to judge the value. There are often similar items where one is VERY valuable (more rare or desirable) and one not so much. Obviously a pristine still in the box version would fetch more than one that had been run hard and hung out to dry also...so condition does matter.
By doing apples to apples, you can be comfortable in the value of your EXACT piece.
Hope this gets you started in valuing the item.
This person is asking $50.
There is a similar mower listed on eBay for $50 but so far, is still unsold.
I have a Toro Professional 58 reel mower. It runs and mows. I would like to know if it's worth anything and how much. I also have a Flymo 2 cycle; is this worth anything? I'm cleaning out some of my stuff I've collected over the years. Thanks.
I found an eBay ad for the mower for $175. http://m.ebay.c 9%257Ciid%253A14
Your Toro may be worth $350-$550 depending on the overall condition (even the cosmetic condition counts when selling) but a lot would depend on where you are located as these machines would have to be picked up.
The ad Judy is referring to is for a motor and not a mower.
As to value of your Flymo - you may have it priced a little high (your eBay listing) but then again, these are still popular and there is a lot of interest in vintage mowers right now so good luck - hope you sell it.
There is another similar mower listed but it has not been tested so the seller will probably not be able to sell his.
I have a Craftsman reel mower, model 128.79772. I was wondering what year it was manufactured and where can I get a manual for it? I contacted Sears already and they said they have no manuals or parts for it as it was made before 1980. I am sure there are parts and knowledge about this machine, somewhere! Thanks.
You could try mowersdirect.com. www.mowersdirect.com/
I"m not really finding anything either but I did find this one bloke in Knoxville on craigslist who is selling one for $50 knoxville.craigslist.org/
do you think you could contact him and either ask when it was made, when he got it, or if he has the manual? I know it's a stretch but he might
I haven't seen any comparable ones sold. I can see from the few unsold that people are asking in the mid 50s and low 40s and that they are going unsold.
One such example is www.ebay.com/
Because online is not always the best way to sell hard to ship items like this, to get an accurate value for your particular area, you may want to consider checking your local tag sales or flea markets to get an idea of the value in your area.
Selling is all about supply and demand...and if there are a bunch of them out there, it drives the prices down. If they are rare in your area and someone wants one, they will be willing to pay a little more.
Hope this is helpful!
What is value of manual reel mower? Age? It says Grass Groomer Ball Bearing on the outside of the wheels. It says Dille & McGuire Mfg. Co. Richmond Ind., made in US on the inside of one wheel.
Here is one asking price of $35 on eBay. https://m.ebay. ng-/182245808109
My husband passed away recently. This was one of his prized possessions, his grandfather's Briggs and Stratton motorized reel lawn mower that he used over 35 years ago.
You have my deepest condolences on your loss.
Without a photo or model number it is hard to put an exact value on it as apples to apples comparisons are the rule in my world...sometimes there are similar items where one has a HUGE VALUE and the other NO VALUE. Condition is also critical as one person's excellent is another persons poor.
I want to get it right for you!
Also, you didn't say if you are asking because you want to keep or insure it. That will make a difference.
Your home owner/rental insurance agent can help you with insurance value since they are the experts.
If it is to sell...and you can offer more info, I would be happy to dig around for you.
I was given an old reel mower for which I would like to have an owners manual.
The front plate says: Pennsylvania with a model number of R15 and a serial number of 40302. I would appreciate any information about this machine.