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Here is the Seller's wording in the ad.

Case Tractor 220 Hydra - $600 (08844)
Date: 2011-02-07, 1:02PM EST
Reply to: [email protected] [Errors when replying to ads?]

Excellent condition
Case 228-78 Tractor. Product ID# 974945

Needs a battery
and is ready to go. Was purchased brand new and stored in garage. Used to cut 1.5 acre yard. Machine is build for heavy duty usage. Has amazing cutting ability and custom height settings.

This is also a collectors item!

Quick CASH sale. $600 or reasonable offer

All questions welcome and welcome to view.

Picture for representation purposes but unit is identical and in amazing shape.

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Here we have someone who apparently wants to sell their tractor. In one breath, they say that it's a 220 but then turn around and say that it's a 228...when there is no such animal. Apparently, this is done to deliberately confuse potential buyers.

S/he then puts the serial number of the tractor but that is missing one digit, so who knows for sure which digit is missing. Presumably, s/he got the dash 78 right and it is a 1978...whatever.

And the tractor is in "excellent condition" but it "needs a battery". Hmmmmm. If a potential buyer cannot climb aboard, turn the key, start the tractor and test it......then how can it be in "excellent condition"?

All of this is followed up by putting a photo of a 400 series tractor in the ad and then telling the reader that the 200 series tractor s/he is selling............is identical.

To me...... a non-running tractor is nothing more than a "parts tractor" and I would value it at $250.00 tops. As a potential buyer, it is not my job to arrive at the home of the Seller, haul out a pair of booster cables so I can get his or her tractor running. If they are too stupid, too lazy, too cheap (pick one or more) to make this tractor fully operational, then why should they be rewarded with their asking price?

New batteries are available at WalMart for $30.00. It takes ten minutes tops to put a new battery in. If you want good money for your item, then you have to do the work to get it. No reputable dealer is going to put that tractor on his sales floor with a defective battery in it. That would be the quickest way to turn off an interested party because they would wonder about all the other things the dealer has failed to address.

Lastly...... while it is true that all Case tractors are collectible, I don't consider a 1978 220 to be high on the "want list" of any collector.

You can fix the tractor but you can't fix stupid sellers.
 

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I reworded Toms post a bit and put it in first persons response. HAHAHA. Sorry Tom but your post was dead one accurate so I had to pass it on to the seller. We will see what he has to say. Keep an eye on the ad, he may pull it or edit it now.
 

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Gee...........................thanks a bunch................... :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:


It's so good to have friends around to enhance your reputation in cyberspace. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Here is his reply to me.

Hey Buddy,

The tractor has been sold for $450 in the condition that it was in.....glad you took the time to type out a long email the way you did.......let me be up front and say F**K YOU.......YOU F**KIN PRICK!!!! Have a wonderful day looser. You are a f**kin JOKE.....C**T!!!!!


Nice going Tom. :lol:
 

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CASE 220/4 said:
Here is his reply to me.
Hey Buddy,
The tractor has been sold for $450 in the condition that it was in.....glad you took the time to type out a long email the way you did.......let me be up front and say F**K YOU.......YOU F**KIN PRICK!!!! Have a wonderful day looser. You are a f**kin JOKE.....C**T!!!!!

Nice going Tom. :lol:
Whoa!!!!!!!!! Even the C word!!!!! Man that guy was pissed!!!!! :think: :lolno: :think: :lolno: :think: :lolno:
So who bought the tractor? :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: Can we ask him with another E mail? :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
:222: :446: Best Regards, Rich
 

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CASE 220/4 said:
Here is his reply to me.

Hey Buddy,

The tractor has been sold for $450 in the condition that it was in.....glad you took the time to type out a long email the way you did.......let me be up front and say F**K YOU.......YOU F**KIN PRICK!!!! Have a wonderful day looser. You are a f**kin JOKE.....C**T!!!!!


Nice going Tom. :lol:
Thats the exact response you'll get from me when I try selling my 120/195/220/224/446/448/4023 hybrid and using Jayvee's monstrosity pic. :lol:
 

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Oh dear me.... such language !!!!!!!! It's so ......embarrassing. I just don't understand the need for him to use words like that. Not very gentlemanly.


Does this mean he won't be joining this forum???
 

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My response to him after he sent me that email was this:

$450 is a far cry from your overpriced $600 asking price. Had you taken the time to put some time and a little bit of money into the tractor prior to selling it, then you may have got your asking price. I sure am glad I didn't waste me time going to look at it.
 

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CASE 220/4 said:
My response to him after he sent me that email was this:

$450 is a far cry from your overpriced $600 asking price. Had you taken the time to put some time and a little bit of money into the tractor prior to selling it, then you may have got your asking price. I sure am glad I didn't waste me time going to look at it.
I think you need a new avatar.



Too bad we don't allow the animated ones. :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh: :sidelaugh:
 

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Tom, if you only knew about half of the emails I send out to CL sellers. I swear some people dont think before they go and place an ad on CL. I dont know who is worse though, the seller or the buyer
 

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It's everywhere... Classified ads in newspapers, listings on e-Bay, Kijiji and Uncle Henry's. No one seems to proof their ad prior to posting it.

That guy deserved to take the $150.00 hit. Why people don't turn around for a moment and jump into the boots of a buyer long enough to ask themselves if they would buy that item based on the ad, is just plain shortsightedness.
 
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