why is my wheelhorse worth so little?
was driving around the other day and saw a sign that said, "used mowers wanted." and, being that i want to outright sell or consign my wheelhorse 416-8 (298 hrs) 42" rear discharge deck . . . i stopped in.
the individual was an old timer (wheelhorse of course!) he gave me quite an education.
i thought, my low hour unit had several strengths (onan twin, very good shape, a true garden tractor- ('90-'91-'92-am not sure, can post serial nos) + matching chrome hubcaps . . .
granted, a 520hydro it is not . . . but i was amazed when he balked, after i told him, i thought it was worth $1,000.00. his inference was that it was worth far far far less-and i wouldn't get it. however he did offer to come by and see it and make a cash offer.
what is the collective wisdom of the wheelhorse men/women of this forum (he informed me that many of the parts/pieces on the classic tractors are no longer . . . should my value be decreasing? hmmm, also said he'd be going to the gettysburg , pa meet.
any and all feedback appreciated. robert a