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I have two old lawn boy mowers , the motors are great both 15 years old.

The gear drive that moves the mowers are wrecked somehow.

Decks and handles are ok.

I have nothing invested in either.

Would anyone pay $25.00 for each , just for the motors ?
Is 25 too much ?

Should I ask more ,
( You can always come down)

4 cycle , if it means anything.

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Donate.


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Some dude that knows how how to fix them will buy them for that



 
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Lawn Boy mowers, at least the two stroke models seem to have a bit of a cult following.

I would not be surprised if you could sell them for parts, especially if the drive issue is a common problem with a cheap easy fix.

If you have the bag adaptors and bags and whatnot that should help you sell.

My opinion anyway.
 
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Depending on the model you could get much more money. The D series "bricktop" models fetch a bit of money. The latest 6.5 hp Duraforce models fetch even more. The 3 speed models fetch a decent penny and if it has a red/ orange gas tank professional model, you would be surprised at what they bring in. I just saw a 3 speed precessional one listed for close to a grand. If you just want to get rid of them, $25 will be no problem for someone looking to flip or fix and use themselves.
 
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With good engines, I think they'd be worth a good deal more than $25 to the right buyer. I don't know that such a buyer would be looking at garage sales for them, however.
 
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Before even reading the OP, the answer is no.

Seriously, the idea of hosting a garage sale sounds awesome. The experience is alway anti-that, and leaves you wondering why you didn't just burn the garage down.

Now to read the other input....

eta - oh yes, now I see. Something that starts out at nearly nothing with an expectation that someone will try to negotiate me down to half of nothing and leave me wanting to kill them with the object in negotiation.

If you enjoy the African Bazaar experience then by all means you and others should proceed. I have a friend with memory issues who does this once every couple years and leaves the experience swearing never again. And yet....

Personally, I'd feel net-better gifting that mower to someone I knew who needed it and had the skills to bring it back to life to use OR sell. Same with everything else.

As always, Q is on point. Even if you don't itemize.



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Garage sales are the worst way to sell off anything of real value, but the best way to get rid of lots of junk.




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yes, I have been party to several mega successful garage sales. Huge $ makers and tons of stuff sold. Done right you can sell a ton of stuff and turn it into good $.

People will by your mowers for good cash if they work. Probably be one of the first things sold.

The first thing sold at one of our garage sales was and old beat up non running Craftsman rider. Got good money for it too.



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No worries, it’s worth $10, you list $7, they will offer $3, or $2.
 
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After 30 years in retail sales, 12 hours of garage sale is a cake walk .


Tiny town has a yearly garage sale day in June,

65 or 75 people set up for awhile on Friday and Saturday .

People come from 12 and 15 miles.

You would be amazed at the amount of kids crap that gets sold .

I have 16 plastic coolers to offer for sale.





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Donate, put out on the curb at city bulk item collection day, whatever. I helped my parents with epic garage sales in the 80s/90s to get rid of all our childhood things. It was always hot and sucked. They always lamented it wasn't worth the hassle with what was raised. Dad tried to sell some guns at them, they brought the people there but nobody bought anything, they all wanted deals or didn't have hundreds to spend. Now there are Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, consignment places and consignment auctions for anything of decent value, eBay for shippable things of value worth the extra hassle, donation outlets for everything else.

What is your time worth? What is your opsec worth of dozens of nosey people poking around your garage? You can learn alot about someone with the stuff they sell. Number of kids, gender, age range, perhaps where you or a spouse work from branded Christmas gifts nobody wants.

The juice isn't worth the squeeze.

That being said, I've stumbled across some baffling awesome deals at garage sales not even looking. Last year stopped at a neighbor's sale on the way walking our daughter to school. They had a jungle green N64 and controller for $5, that's worth probably $150. I had to run home and grab my wallet and run back.
 
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Actually had one, couldn't get it running and got tired of dicking with it. Rest of the mower was junk so I tossed the whole thing.




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I find the people who come to garage sales would likely not buy them for any price. They don't want anything unless you are practically giving it away. I would seek out a lawnmower repair guy and cut a deal, he would part the mower out in repair jobs.


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2 stroke law boy mower kicks ass!
I buy in a heartbeat.


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Sorry , I got it wrong , four stroke.

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Sorry , I got it wrong , four stroke.

It's ok - at a garage sale you can claim anything someone will believe.



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