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Old 05-31-2010, 01:12 PM   post #1 of 29
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Hey guys i was just letting you know theres a Case 444 up for sale on ebay heres the link!

http://cgi.ebay.com/1976-Case-444-Ga...item3f003f839d
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:04 PM   post #2 of 29
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Needs a total engine rebuild and he has no clue about the deck. $400.00 tops.
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:37 PM   post #3 of 29
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he just revised it saying that the blades spin free and its still solid.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:09 PM   post #4 of 29
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He conveniently left out pictures of the left side. It makes me wonder...
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:06 PM   post #5 of 29
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he just revised it saying that the blades spin free and its still solid.
He can revise it all he wants. The motor is baffed and it costs $700.00 to have a shop rebuild one. And of course, while the have the motor out......they will find a bunch more stuff that needs replacing.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:51 PM   post #6 of 29
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I asked him and got him to add more pics today.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:56 AM   post #7 of 29
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I don't dispute that what he has is a very straight tractor for sale. It looks complete and untouched by past owners. If someone is looking for a project to restore, this would be a nice one because it wouldn't take all that much work to make it look like new.

If someone is looking for a tractor to blow snow, cut grass or do other tasks, then this would be an excellent choice and well worth the money and effort to rebuild the engine. The issue here is current value. No matter what purpose someone has in mind for this machine, the engine needs to be rebuilt. I have seen owners spend the money to either rebuild the existing engine, install a new replacement engine or repower the tractor with a brand new engine of a different type and then expect to get all their money back out when they put the tractor up for sale shortly after doing this.

It does not happen that way. Most of the time, an owner would be super lucky to just come close to breaking even on what he spent for the engine and get zero for the actual tractor. With 2 1/4 days to go, the bidding is stopped at $305.00 and that doesn't even meet the Seller's reserve. The tractor has had almost 5 days of exposure but has drawn 4 bids from 3 potential buyers.

Sure, there may be a couple last second bids but my guess is that those won't exceed the reserve and the tractor will go unsold. Then what? He now owes e-Bay the listing fees and has to decide whether to do this all over again. People are not stupid. Shipping costs big money and even if you go and retrieve the tractor yourself, that still costs dough. The newest photos have done nothing to change my opinion on what that tractor is worth but others are certainly entitled to disagree.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:16 AM   post #8 of 29
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yeah i agree with some of that but will just have to wait and see.
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yeah i agree with some of that but will just have to wait and see.
Allrighty then...... I waited..... I saw... How about you?
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:07 AM   post #10 of 29
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Allrighty then...... I waited..... I saw... How about you?
yep it went up a little bit ethier way wouldnt have been to bad of profit when he bought it for 100 dollar bill
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Hmmmmm. So he paid $100.00. Put it on e-Bay and turned down $350.00 for it without spending a dime on it. I wish I could flip stuff for 3 1/2 times what I paid for them. Some people are just way too greedy for their own good.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:48 PM   post #12 of 29
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yeah I quess like 700. to rebuild a kohler why would anyone go there??? the kit is under 100 bucks with 50-75 more for machine work!!!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:58 AM   post #13 of 29
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yeah this is true
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wampler,
so now that he has learned that these tractors will only bring X amount of dollars, what's he going to do with it now? Obviously, he doesn't want it for himself or he wouldn't have put it up for sale. All he had to do was drop the reserve near the end of that auction and he'd be $250.00 richer (less e-Bay fees) and the tractor would be gone from his garage.
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Hmmmmm. So he paid $100.00. Put it on e-Bay and turned down $350.00 for it without spending a dime on it. I wish I could flip stuff for 3 1/2 times what I paid for them. Some people are just way too greedy for their own good.
I sold a dixon for $300, I got it for free. I turned down a $250 offer. I'm not greedy, I have kids to feed. Its worth what you can get for it. Obviously he didn't make what he wanted. Again your also forgetting that ebay now charges a 9% sellers fees+ listing fees. So in essence he would have been selling it for $300. This is why your seeing some higher reserve prices. I think I could get $350-400 for it locally too.
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