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selling used saws
« on: November 25, 2014, 01:19:38 pm »
What are you guys seeing local?

From a used selling point.

stihl sells the easiest for me local.

husky next and once a stihl guy runs one comparable to the stihl they leave with the husky usually.

dolmar hard to sell no local known name for some but by a few guys I know 3-4.

echo I cant give away it seems

poulan only to those in the know or come test some first hand and price then sells them too.

Name sells it seems.  Not the quality or price point I have noticed.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 01:33:37 pm »
Though there are maybe 10:1 clamshell homeowner Stihls compared to Pro Stihl models locally?

I had a Stihl 031 that was in decent shape. They are a older chainsaw model and don't compare with Stihls from the last 20 years.

I sold it. It went fast. The guy flipped it for something bigger and newer plus cash to his brother almost immediately. Whereas I had no use for the old thing.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2014, 01:50:20 pm »
Is that the 031 I sold to a guy I know for a back up to his husky?  Then his brother seen it and traded a husky 450 and same money he paid for saw in 1st place? 
That guy was grinning ear to ear when he told me the story and showing me the husky to check out.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2014, 02:04:37 pm »
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2014, 06:16:18 pm »
I usually sell husqvarna the most. More bang for the buck. I like Stihl but I can't buy them cheap so I don't mess with them. Except maybe a 028 here and there.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2014, 10:20:36 pm »
What are you guys seeing local?

From a used selling point.

stihl sells the easiest for me local.

husky next and once a stihl guy runs one comparable to the stihl they leave with the husky usually.

dolmar hard to sell no local known name for some but by a few guys I know 3-4.

echo I cant give away it seems

poulan only to those in the know or come test some first hand and price then sells them too.

Name sells it seems.  Not the quality or price point I have noticed.
Exactly the same here.  Esp Dolmar??????????? who makes that is that a saw? LOL.  I'm probably the only one in my country that even knows what they are or has Dolmars.  Don't even mention Solo.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2014, 10:57:03 pm »
My neighbor I used to work with from across the highway came over and seen a Dolmar 115i, 6800iH, 5105, and two 7900's.

He wanted to know why I had those saws and what was so good about that brand he had never heard of?

He has a Husqvarna 435 and a Stihl FS 45 and some 10 yrs ago had a couple mutual work friends over to his house with their Stihls to cut down his huge dead ash.

I had a bunch of Echos around in the shop too and he seemed to accept them?

In this part of the nation, Echo and Dolmar come from the same distributor and many echo dealers are also Dolmar dealers.

There's a Stihl dealer on every corner? There's 7 Stihl dealers within 25 miles of my house. Only one of them stocks any parts though.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2014, 12:00:02 am »
I have a half dozen Stihls. I did have a couple more but I sold them.

I deal most with the DOIT Hardware / Stihl dealer about 1/4 mi North of the house. They don't stock much of anything in the way of parts and only have the plastic homeowner clamshell saws. But they are nice to me and don't gouge me on prices. When I order something it comes in within three working days.
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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2014, 08:07:35 am »
The usual here, the big 2 no matter in what condition seem to demand  big $'s. as I tend to be out of step a bit, & keep a #of the big 2's running for a commercial logging company,( let me state a this point I have nothing against them) I have none of the 2 in my collection  I have over the last 3/4 years acquired freebies & bought for very small amounts of cash or exchanged various models of Olympic, Oleo Mac, & various branded saws manufactured by the now named Efco/Emack company. at first the local to me owners of the big 2 jobbies thought that I & my saws would be good as the butt of a joke but after 3 French equiv's of a GTG  a lot have changed there attitude after running the various Oleo's, + 4 or so Prof Alpina's & when I tell them that my 10 or so saws total probably only cost the amount of possibly 2 of their saws, they now in a good few cases  don't consider it a joke, & are looking to try to buy mine,  or buy up any local sales, the tunnel vision for the big 2 is a bit less & several guys now realize that there is life outside of Stihl & Husky + you can buy a saw for very few$'s that will perform almost & in some cases equal or better to the big 2 comparable models trouble is the words out & the bargains are starting to dry up Bu***r

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Re: selling used saws
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2015, 01:54:02 pm »
I have sold a lot of saws on CL. I only deal with the upper quality saws and Echo seem to be the best sellers for me.
I sold a Husqvarna, a few months ago, that had been on CL for over two months.
Strange thing is--I got a call after dark and it was raining and the guy wanted to come look at it now. I told him to wait until tomorrow and he agreed to come that afternoon. No less the ten minutes later, I got a call and the guy wanted to come now, didn't even want to try it??
I told him also to come tomorrow.
Less then an hour later, got another call and guy agreed to come tomorrow before work.
He showed up at 6:30, tried the saw and left.
Three calls in less then two hours apart for a $165.00 saw that had been listed for two months with no calls.
Strange world, dealing with people!

 

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