Opinions are like assholes, everybody has one. What you don't seem to understand is that YOU are entitled to post your own evaluation of that tractor RIGHT HERE and in the same thread as my evaluation. The rest of the members are free to look at both and make up their own minds. Just because I say a certain tractor is worth X amount of money does not make it so. There are plenty of factors that come into play, including how badly one particular buyer wants that tractor.cl_leg said:how can you tell it is a '69 and not a painted '70?
It's called an "educated guess" and for the purposes of a potential buyer, it's good enough. I can't say that a 70 is worth more or less than a 69, so what possible difference could it make for me to be wrong by one year?
I've seen blades go from $150 to $450 so what makes this one worth $250.
When I give an evaluation, I look at the general condition that is visible in the photos and then provide a ball park figure. If you take the Low and High figures you gave, the average is $300.00. I guess that means that I undervalued the blade by a whole $50.00. Now maybe I overvalued it by $100. 00 or maybe I undervalued it by $150.00. Hard to say until you see the blade in person. But at least.....the member is left with some sort of idea as to what a blade by itself would sell for.
What if he doesn't want the 3 point and decides to sell it? Maybe he would ask $100 and then someone would get a good deal,
That would be his choice, would it not? He could come here and ask what the hitch is worth, especially since he got some idea about values here. Besides, how am I supposed to be responsible for what a Buyer does with his tractor once he gets it home?]
but not if your around that is for sure.
It would appear that we have just arrived at the real reason for your objections. YOU must be someone who buys and sells these tractors and my evaluations just PISS you off because you believe that they interfere with your little enterprise.
Are you willing to part with your chains for $50?
I've sold sets of 4 link chains for $50.00 so the answer is YES.
Where do you get these prices?
I get them from watching e-Bay auctions for the past six years. Where do you get your prices?
I think that is a rare machine and worth a fair penny with those options, if it runs good, but it is missing the original deck.