those could all be good options. However, we all know if I were the person in this scenario it would be a 5-7yard sander for my Walter trucks. I am curious why you believe each person will knock 50% or more off the units? I would surmise even if it is July most people will only drop 35% off the sales price at best. Then you have the condition of each unit.
Since I make my living selling stuff like this, I know that anyone selling a fixer-upper (which is what TLC is code for) in July would likely be willing to move quite a bit if they actually got any sucker looking to buy. And since our budget is $1500, even at full pop, that leaves $500 for service. Anything less than the $1000 is even more money.
That is on the $1000 special. At no point did I suggest that someone would move 50% on the $2000 one, only that you only need to get closer to the hypothetical $1500 budget. Advanced math with my abacus from the other thread tells me that's only 25% needed, not 35%. And I'll assume that even if you couldn't get them down the full 25%, since it's July you have plenty of time to save your pennies and/or search for a better deal.
The more expensive one does seem better but since being-rebuilt and recently serviced are vague terms both in scope of work or in a temporal sense. The question is what was rebuilt when and what do you mean exactly by serviced? Did it get grease, new spark plugs or was it more major work?
Beats the hell out of me. I guess if this weren't all an exercise in time wasting and you actually were interested in either of them, then you would call the seller and find that stuff out.
Either way you presuppose that our hypothetical snow operator is mechanically inclined to much of this on his or her own or that any repair
s will be rather minor in scope. Two assumptions I wouldnít make.
No, you'd tell them to get tire chains.
So, letís expand this scenario a bit more with some information about the hypothetical user of the sander. Letís say his/her truck is a short box 2005 GMC 1500 series truck. Letís say this person has no other means of loading said spreader but with a shovel. And letís say they would prefer a tailgate sander?
Thanks for the offer, but I'll take a hard pass on dragging this out any further.