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what does everyone think ....
here is his craigs ad

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BRINLEY GARDEN PLOW FOR CUB CADET TRACTOR. EXCELLENT CONDITION. $150 "

thats it ... no pic or anything else ... so i send him some emails ... and here are the responses i get ..

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Questions:

do you have a picture ?
> > > what size is it ?
> > > are you negotiable ?
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> > > i would be able to pick it up tomorrow
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> > > let me know,
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> > > Thanks


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> > It's the standard Brinley plow that is used with a Cub Cadet.
> > I do not
> > have a picture, it is buried in my shed, I'm not going to dig it
> > out
> > unless someone wants it. Yes, price is firm.

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one more question:

is it 3-point or single pt ?
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It's for a Cub Cadet, a garden tractor. It's one point, a single plow.
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what do you guys think ? does this guy even want to sell it ?
does he only want a cub cadet owner to buy it ?

how does he want 150 and not know that cub cadet made garden tractors with a 3-point... and that implements will work for a HITCH type ... not BRAND of tractor ?????

should i even bother going by to see this "excellent" condition plow that is buried in his shed ?
i do need a plow and hes local ... but ...
 

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Sure. I'd go see it. You're dealing with a guy that doesn't know anything about what he's selling. A decent single furrow Brinley is worth $150.00 and since he's local, all you're out is some gas and time. You never know what else may be lurking in that shed that you just might need and he is will to part with for cheap money. If I were you, I'd set up an appointment fast and get my *** over there before it's gone.
 

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He doesn't have a camera and he doesn't know how to use one and he barely gets by on the computer. Go see what other gems he has in his shed.

Scott
 

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I think he answered all your questions. I also think you will not buy this guys plow for anything except $150.00.

If it is what you want the price is fair.
 

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tell him to dig it out. at least then you can go look at it, and if you don't want it, what's he gonna do beat you up?

If it's in decent shape, it sounds like it'd be worth it. just gotta let him know you want it dug out of his shed....today.
 

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yes he answered the questions .... like i was pulling teeth

anyway went down there and picked it up , he reluctantly accepted 145
"all i had on me"

was telling me he sold his old cub for 500 with problems and they guy came and picked it up like he was stealing it .... and he bought a new cub that didnt have a way to hook the plow up:fing32:

maybe ill put a pic up later.
if it doesnt rain :praying:
ill be able to play with it today or tomorrow
 

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It could be that he is a fat lazy pathetic American as most are.

Scott
Mighty nice of you. Most forums would ban you for that comment.
 

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yes he answered the questions .... like i was pulling teeth

anyway went down there and picked it up , he reluctantly accepted 145
"all i had on me"

was telling me he sold his old cub for 500 with problems and they guy came and picked it up like he was stealing it .... and he bought a new cub that didnt have a way to hook the plow up:fing32:

maybe ill put a pic up later.
if it doesnt rain :praying:
ill be able to play with it today or tomorrow
It probably worked in your favor to thin out the number of inquiries. Just think, if he had provided better details and pics, someone probably would have beat you to it and offered more than you did.

Some of the best deals are those little gems where the description is poor, the spelling worse, and the answers worse yet.
 

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yes he answered the questions .... like i was pulling teeth

anyway went down there and picked it up , he reluctantly accepted 145
"all i had on me"

was telling me he sold his old cub for 500 with problems and they guy came and picked it up like he was stealing it .... and he bought a new cub that didnt have a way to hook the plow up:fing32:

maybe ill put a pic up later.
if it doesnt rain :praying:
ill be able to play with it today or tomorrow
So, in less than two hours, you ended up with a plow. Are you happy?:ROF

Was it a three point or sleeve hitch? What size bottom? How was the condition?

I guess he doesn't realize that the Cub he sold was a real one and the Cub he bought isn't. :hide:
 

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So, we're all dying to know. What did you actually get for $145? I am curious to know about a plow that fits CC tractors and fits his old CC but not his new one?

Seems to be a "hitch" in the story somewhere.:confused:
 

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yes, im happy :)
i was emailing him last nite and got back to him again this morning.
turned out he lives 10 minutes down the road from where i work.
so i just took a break and headed off down the road.

it is for a sleeve hitch, its either a 10 or 12" ... is the measurement the width of the blade ?
ill look it over good when i get off ... it was in "good" condition ... light surface rust... the disc spun freely and it appears to be complete

ill get a pic up later .... you guys tell me what kind of condition you think it is ;)

oh and im just assuming he didnt really look into getting a "sleeve hitch" for the new tractor or even if he knew what it was called ..... and i wasnt gonna be the guy to fill him in on that:trink39:
 

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Murphcc's statement was a bit harsh,I'll admit..
..but dont be too hard on him..a trip to any supermarket in my area will reveal he's not mistaken about the appearance and obesity of many of our fellow americans..The truth hurts,as they say..many folks ARE overweight,pathetic lazy slobs!...(not all are Americans though,in fact many more fitting that description around here,are NOT)..
..but yeah, it wasn't nice of him to point that out really..didn't have much to do with a thread about a plow!..
 

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yea it was a very harsh statement,that had little to nothing to do with a plow thread.on a side note you dont have to be fat to be a slob or lazy.
 

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I agree..I'm not the neatest guy in the world,and I'm skinny!..:D

Not sure I'm lazy though,but I admit I do look for the easiest way to do things--I'm a fan of the "work smarter,not harder" mentality!..why kill youself,right?..

I think that statement was brought on by the many CL ads I see that are posted in much the same manner,as the plow was,like a 5 year old wrote them..I see many like this daily :

"Tractor For Sale"
Sears tractar 4 sale..10 hp,needs crab..dont run--needs wrk...
$100 cash..


You E-mail them and ask anything,and you get a "no answer" answer..lets say I ask them "is it a manual tranny or automatic"and does it have a mower deck??--tires any good??..they reply:
"its got a stick shift"
"nope".."maybe"..
"..100 bucks!"

I have purchased some good things cheap,from folks like these, that either had no clue what they had,or didn't care,others were simply too lazy to go look at it and relay a few simple peices of info,that could have made or broken the sale..

One day I went to look at a tractor listed like that,the ad said "Garden Tractor,needs lots of work--best offer,call "Joe" at 000-000-0000..
--so I called "Joe",and he said "its my brother in laws tractor,I think its a 12HP,but I dont know much about it..its got big tires..and its yellow and white..Joe sounded a bit inebriated,but I got the adress and went to look at it,hoping it may have been a Cub Cadet..

It wasn't too far away..so I get there,and walk behind the guys garage,after "Joe" met me at the gate,with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other--and my eyes bulged out of my head when I saw an old Gravely with the Kohler twin sticking out of the back of it,sitting in the weeds..looked like it had been there 20 years!..

I had no idea what to offer him for it,knowing it was probably worth a few hundred bucks to the right person,even in that condition, for parts..so I asked "how much are you looking to get for it?"..he hems and haws,keeps saying "make me an offer"..finally I said "all I have on me is 45 bucks"..he says "really"?..like he's going to tell me to get lost!..then he says "Ohh,okay..if you'll go get me a case of beer and give me the change from that 45 bucks--and YOU do all the work to get it outta here--DEAL!...(I think he didn't have a licence any more!)--so I went to the liquor store and got his favorite brew,and delivered it..and started loading it up!.
..it was a real ballbreaker getting that Gravely in my truck,but I did it alone,while Joe drank several beers watching me!..I had to use a come-a-long to drag it up the ramps,and it had 4 flats and the rear wheels were locked!..

I later sold that Gravely to a guy who hounded me from the day he found out I bought it..I got it to run briefly after some tinkering,and it had a knock in the motor,and I couldn't get it to move,figured the hydro was junk..he gave me 150 cash and later told me he had it all fixed up,but he had to spend 450 bucks on it to fix the tranny,but the motor just had carbon on the pistons!..but he was happy,and so was I--I made 100 bucks and didnt have to fix it!..kinda wish I kept it now though..


I dont mind a person who'll admit they honestly dont know much about the item,but it irritates me when someone DOES know all about it,but seems tight lipped about telling you anything about its condition,etc..I dont like taking long rides to look at scrap iron,gas isn't that cheap..you'd think if they wanted to SELL it,they would at least be able to answer a few simple questions about the item,without making you feel your putting them out,you know?..

Then there are ads to the other extreme..they list everything about the item,including the date of manufature,who built it,how long they owned it,who bought it originally,yadda-yadda..by the time you read the ad,your too tired to go look at the thing..and you get the feeling they'll want megabucks for it because they know its "history" and how "desireable" it is..those ads usually have no prices listed,or have "firm" prices and they wont budge an inch on their prices..and said item is rarely as good as it was talked up to be too,in many cases..
 

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It could be that he is a fat lazy pathetic American as most are.

Scott
Hey, I resemble that remark:ROF Well maybe not the pathetic part, it's been a while since I was pathetic, but I am most certainly fat and given the opertunity, I will be lazy so 2 out of 3 aint bad. I don't know about most, but if I wasn't at least a little lazy, I'd be cutting my grass with a push reel mower and digging my garden with a shovel instead of a plow..... plow..... oh yeah, we were talking about plows. I assume that this one is a Brinly? or is it painted with Cub Logos? Looking forward to the pics.
 
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