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So if you get L&GT magazine you will see at the end or the back of the magazine the classified section, which a few things sometimes get my attention but since 90% of the stuff for sale is in the Midwest I don't get real excited until now. This month there is this baby in the classifieds, an 853 Craftsman and I really would love to have it to go with my other 2 tractors but the price makes me not want it that much especially with the engine being stuck.

What say everyone, what does everyone think is a fair number for this OR is it even worth me trying to get? Especially since I will have to ship it back to CT and that wont be cheap maybe $300 or more, right now it is definitely NOT worth me getting at the sellers asking price. I was thinking maybe $150-175.
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It is sure not worth what he is asking for it let alone the freight. Even if you get it for nothing getting it home will kill you.
 

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Yeah, the stuck engine for a machine that old, it's value is much closer to that of scrap metal... $400 is probably still too much even if it was a complete, fully functioning mower.
 

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Not worth the money..it will cost too much to get it home and way more than it could be worth to get it going
 

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Keep your eyes open one may turn up. Also if you have any salvage yards around go take a stroll through them, you never know what you'd find.
 
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