An easy way to make extra cash is by selling your old riding lawn mower. While you might see the old machine as a scrap, there is someone out there who sees it as an upgrade. There are several options to dispose of your used lawn mower. But, your goal shouldn’t be to just get rid of it but to get the highest price possible. Here are 7 tips to improve your chances of getting the best possible value for your old riding lawn mower.
The best way to improve the value of lawn mower is to clean it. You should take as much time to blow off grass and oil gunk. The best tool is an air compressor with a vacuum or blowing nozzle. A small stiff brush can also help in cleaning the frame, deck, and engine. Part of cleaning your mower should include washing off the dirt with a pressure washer. You will also need two cans of Scrubbing Bubbles for this exercise. You will use them to spray the entire engine. Other improvements you may consider include changing the oil and filter, air cleaner, blades, and clean and fill the tires.
Make It Look Good
When you’re done with cleaning, you may need few fixes depending on the condition of your mower. Lawn mower maintenance is the key to getting the right customer. If the used riding lawn mower is several years old, there is higher likelihood that the paint has faded. The deck and frame may have scratches while the fiberglass may have oxidized. If the frame has scratches, you can use sandpaper to clean areas where paint has faded before applying touch up paint. Likewise, if the fiberglass or plastic have oxidized, spray it with MINWAX. You should also remove the deck and clean the underside.
Take Quality Photos
They say pictures are worth a thousand words. So, after cleaning and improving the look of your used lawn mower, it is vital to have the best pictures to showcase its features and quality. You can capture special features, taking shots at a variety of angles in a well-lit area. You may also want to measure your lawn mower because this information is essential for listing and shipping the mower.
Understand the Market
Besides improving the look and state of your old riding lawn mower, pricing it within the right market condition is essential. You may need to do a little research to see the pricing of recently sold mowers within Nevada to get the right price for your model. While you may consider pricing your mower below the competition, it might be counter-effective. To some potential buyers, a low price is a turn-off. In fact, they may assume that your mower has defects if your price is far below the prevailing market rates.
Where to Sell Your Old Lawn Mower
There are various ways you can sell your old lawn mower. The easiest is going online and listing your mower in local classified or bidding sites. Craigslist can be a good place to start with. However, you should be cautious of cons; do not let your mower leave your property if you haven’t received the money. You could also take it to the dealer where you bought the mower. Some of them may be willing to consign the machine, but you should expect to part with a hefty commission. If you know someone living on high traffic street you can also ask if you can put the mower in their yard.
Of course, you need to be aware that your mower might not get sold immediately. So, just have patience. You shouldn’t sell your mower because you need urgent cash. This is risky because you will be disappointed if you don’t get a buyer to solve your financial problem or you could undersell your mower.
Payment & Shipping
The only time you will dispatch the mower to a customer is when you have received the money. The most appropriate ways are PayPal and checks. Remember, accepting a variety of payment means may increase your chances of a sale. Another hurdle that you may have to deal with is ensuring the customer receives the product in the most cost-effective way possible. An ideal situation is a sale to a customer within your locality.
Now that you know the tricks of selling your used riding lawn mower you have a way of making that extra cash. If you have a challenge cleaning or servicing your mower, please contact us