Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: georgia's toe-nails of the foot hills
Re: Going thru divorce-getting screwed of course.
No way to know value as it is so location dependent. My first take is that a garden machine loses about 50% from retail in the first year. If not 50, then at least one third.
The value continues to drop to the 'utilization' value, for 42" machines, ballpark is $500 which appears to not be vintage dependent. LOCALLY.
Some areas will be higher, some lower.
If you want a high value, ask an insurance agent ... they want it high to support a larger premium. If you want a lower value, ask a garden retailer what they will give outright, or in trade on a new machine(careful, as the trade may be inflated to cover a overinflated list price..).
There were craigslist search engines that would scan a region or the whole country and report available items that met the criteria. Dunno if they still are functional.
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