Just like the title says. Has anybody here ever used machinderfinder to buy a tractor from. Or any other sales site to buy one also. Have you used machinefinder to finiance your used machine. Just asking.
Bought my x530 off of Machinefinder. I could not find a used x530 here locally except new and I found a low hour 2011 tractor for a great price in the US and got it shipped part way and then picked it up at the border. It all worked out good for me. The Deere dealership was good to deal with.
Used machinefinder to locate a cab for my 455. No big deal, cab was only 1230 miles away. Worked with the JD dealership with getting it shipped. 16 days later, mounted on the tractor. Couldn't find one closer OR cheaper .
The shipping was not as bad as I thought. Bob, I think I told you via PM or email what I ended up paying. I used U-ship to get quotes on shipping and those guys get pretty competitive when on a backhaul. Cost $400 to get my 2305 with loader and mower deck shipping from Indiana to my front door (Iowa).
That said, I would much rather use my local dealer if all things were equal but we were talking about $3,000 savings. Some states have different tax laws and you dont pay sales tax for 3rd party pickup. So on a big ticket items the savings in sales tax will pay the freight easy !
I cruise Machinefinder and Tractorhouse quite often. Not only seeing whats out there, but its a good place to see what items are worth. Just keep in mine, most of the listings are from dealers, so the prices will be just a bit higher than buying from a individual. :fing32:
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