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Machinery Link says a 1989 model is worth about $5500 in fair shape. Personally, I wouldn't give much more than about $750. Folks get gotahaveititis on ebay. ;)
 

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Machinery Link says a 1989 model is worth about $5500 in fair shape. Personally, I wouldn't give much more than about $750. Folks get gotahaveititis on ebay. ;)
 

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I agree. I have seen so many items go for more than MSRP on ebay. You really have to know what you're doing or you could get taken.

Hmmm, kind of like at a tractor dealer? :rolleyes:

Oh, did I type that out loud? :D
 

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The auction closed at $2751 with a total of 59 bids. Wow!! You are certainly right, Chief. Those folks must have more money than good sense.:dazed: and :confused:
 

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Well guys welcome to the real world...
#1 its 4x4
#2 its diesel
#3 most of the viewed problems are cosmetic
#4 even w/ some mechanical repair needed if you could do it yourself a 4x4 diesel JD 750 for 2700...It is a hell of a deal

We regularly sell our tractors at the auction w/10000+ hrs and look it for alot more than that price.....
 

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Originally posted by Ernieg
Well guys welcome to the real world...
#1 its 4x4
#2 its diesel
#3 most of the viewed problems are cosmetic
#4 even w/ some mechanical repair needed if you could do it yourself a 4x4 diesel JD 750 for 2700...It is a hell of a deal

We regularly sell our tractors at the auction w/10000+ hrs and look it for alot more than that price.....
For that price though Ernie, i would look for a Yanmar or Mitsubishi with low hours.
 

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I agree the cosmetic stuff is all fixable, but with a bad rear axle, questionable engine, worn out tires, one chewed up front wheel, and obvious lack of care or maintenance, $2700 sure sounds high. I would have guessed it would have sold for under a $1000. So maybe I need to scout out what is in my area a little closer if this can bring that kind of money.
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Well Ernie, I guess I'm getting educated on the value of used machinery in today's market. On most days, I find I sound like my grandmother used to, lamenting on what bread used to cost, and being able to get 3 gallons of gas for a dollar. :D I should have figured with new machines like this one costing $15,000-20,000 or more, even a busted up one still has value.:duh:
 

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You know you are not alone in that line of thinking...Even when our grandparents wre doing the farming and if it broke iwas cheaper to fix it thant replace it... that is what I believe makes tractors so valuable plus every young person from five to forty want a piece of that history..

The only reason I say that its worth it is I would do the repairs myself and depending how strong it was after repairing what it needed to operate make a decision of keeping it or turn a profit.....
 
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