Let's admit it, powered gardening tools aren't cheap. A newer lawn mower can cost anywhere from $250 to over $1,000.
Buying a new lawn mower when you're not going to use it regularly won't give you the best return on investment on that tool.
I recently bought a used lawn mower and did quite a bit of research on where to buy the used lawn mowers that fit my budget and need. I looked at several places and found various outlets to buy lawn mowers and other gardening tools.
In this article, I have covered various places to buy the used gardening tools and the expected price to pay for the second hand lawn mowers.
Where to buy used lawn mowers?
If you've searched "Where to buy used lawn mowers near me?", there are three ways you can acquire a lawn mower. You can buy it new, buy used, or rent it.
You can also borrow from your neighbor, but that may not be a long-term sustainable option. And you don't want to spoil relation with your neighbor in case anything breaks while in use.
If you're looking to buy a used lawn mower, there are several different places where you can buy it. Here are a few of those places from where you can get the most reliable used lawn mower deals.
There are several gardening and home hardware shops that sell second hand lawn mowers and other gardening tools. Here is a list of dealers who you can contact, depending on your location, to buy used as well as a new lawn mower.
If you don't find one near your area on the list, you can Google "used lawn mower near you" to get some suggestions.
List of locations to buy new and used lawn mowers
Broadway Outdoor Power Equipment
Bane Welker Equipment
12923 Ford Dr. Fishers, IN
Anderson Car and Tractor Corp
Seacoast Power Equipment
Barg's Lawn & Garden
Travis Tractor & Lawn Equipment
St. Louis, MO
2645 US Hwy 136, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
Denny's Lawn, and Garden
The Mower Shop
Houston Saw & Turf Equipment Co
Capital Tractor, Inc
Craigslist is an excellent place to find used gardening tools. You can search for it under the farms and equipment category.
There you may find a wide range of prices and conditions of lawn mowers for sale. You can filter the listing based on your location and price to narrow down the options.
If you don't see the mower you like, you can increase the geographic search area to find the list of lawn mowers listed for sale.
For those who are in Canada may be familiar with the Kijiji. It's an online classified services owner by eBay and function similar to Craigslist, providing a listing of several items.
It has a very intuitive interface and contains filters that allow you to search lawn mowers by location and find something within the same city or near you.
When I last checked, there were options for both new and second hand lawn mowers. You also can use the search function to find the specific make and model of lawn mowers.
Amazon is a great place to buy refurbished and new items. With Amazon, you're not restricted to purchasing items from the local suppliers. Amazon will ship it to your address. Many refurbished lawn mowers are almost brand new and come with a warranty.
You almost get a new lawn mower at a discounted price. It's a good option for those not looking for bargain bottom prices but a reliable gardening tool with a warranty.
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eBay is another eCommerce giant that allows you to buy used items at a discounted price. It has private sellers listing their equipment and comes with a money-back guarantee.
If you're looking for a used riding lawn mowers that is in good shape, eBay can be an excellent place to start.
OfferUp is another excellent web portal to look for used gardening tools. You can filter it down near to your location and search refurbished lawn mowers such as cub cadet, John Deere and other gardening tools.
I also found some newer listings of gardening tools and lawn mowers at lower prices than retailers.
The Tractorhouse has a large inventory of used farming and gardening equipment from most major manufacturers. You can filter the listings and find a used lawn mower that is suitable for you.
American freight used to be Sears outlet that has been rebranded after Sears closure. Here you find several options to choose refurbished riding lawn mowers with a considerable discount.
The Facebook market place is a great way to buy and sell local items. You may also find an option to get it shipped to your home address.
You can set your location when searching and find used riding lawn mowers near you that you can physically visit and negotiate with the seller.
A pawn shop is a great place to buy used gardening tools. The price of pawnshops is very reasonable and often unbeatable.
I have found John Deere used lawn mower in an excellent condition selling for less than $120. The same model was selling new for more than $450 at Home Depot.
Buying at pawnshop also reduces the risk of buying from the local private seller as the pawnshop will often provide you the receipt of purchase. There won't be any risk to you of buying stolen property as with individual sellers.
What do you need to know when buying used lawn mower?
Buying a used riding lawn mowers is different than purchasing a new that often come with a warranty. When you buy a used item from a private seller, it's most commonly sold as it is.
This means once you have made the payment, there is no recourse, and you will enjoy the benefit or hassle of owning that equipment.
This is why you must consider the following factors when buying a used lawn mower.
Check for any damage
It's given that the used lawn mower will have dents and cosmetic damage to it as it won't look the same as any new mower. But you should check it for visible damage to the body.
Any major dents, crack, and rust on the body means the lawn mower won't last very long. You can also negotiate on the price depending on the damage to the body and the approximate repair cost.
Take a trial run
You should always strive to buy a lawn mower that is in running condition. Some seller may claim that the lawn mower isn't operational and need a cheap repair.
Unless your mechanic and know inside and out about lawn mower, you won't see the extent of damage or if the seller is downplaying the extent of damage to the lawn mower. Do a test run before buying the equipment.
Lawn mower engine
The engine is the most expensive part of the lawn mower. Knowing the power rating of the engine and the engine condition should give you some good indication about the deal.
You may ask the seller to provide you with engine service or maintenance records. The well-cared lawn mower should have records of regular maintenance. It indicates how well the owner has taken care of the machine.
A new lawn mower usually comes with several years of warranty. The warranty gives you added peace of mind that if any problem happens during the warranty period, it will be taken care of.
Some buyers also buy an extended warranty that gives the coverage beyond regular manufacturer warranty. Don't forget to get the warranty card so you can use it when needed.
The price is an important consideration when buying a used lawn mower. Before you start negotiating on price, check the price of a newer model to get some idea about the price range.
You can then provide your offer, depending on the condition of the used lawn mower. Most often, you should be paying less than 60% of the newer model unless it's almost brand new and has extended warranty.
How much an old lawn mower worth?
The price of the old lawn mower depends on the make, model, and the overall condition of the mower. Usually, you can find it anywhere from $70 to $250.
You can also depreciate the lawn mower value at 15% to 20% rate. That means an average well maintained lawn mower lasts anywhere from 5 to 7 years.
So, if a lawn mower is three years old, you can expect to get a 45% to 60% price discount compared to the newer lawn mower.
You can lower the price is there is additional damage to the equipment or any issue with the engine.
Buying used lawn mower saves money that you can further invest in maintaining your yard. There are several different places from where you can buy it used and often at a more significant discount.
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