Engine not selling # 2 ****SOLD****

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Engine not selling # 2 ****SOLD****

Post by wa6mdi » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:01 pm

OK the second rig is the Cannonball Lil Gasser. Comes with a 4 foot riding car, spare clutch, spare Spicer transmission. Also the maintenance manual for the Briggs & Stratton engine plus the original assembly manual for the engine. I'm asking $2,400 for that package. Again there has been no interest. What is wrong?

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by rkcarguy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:57 pm

Maybe your location isn't so great, or near any clubs where it could be used? I know I have a terrible time selling anything online here in the PNW, put it out where someone can see it while driving by and it's gone quick.

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by chiloquinruss » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:49 pm

OK, I'll take a stab at it! In Erie PA they just had 36 inches of snow in 24 hours. Here in Oregon it is 20 deg right now at 2:45 in the afternoon on a sunny day! Probably not what you would call a good outdoor item sales day! :lol: Russ

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by 10KPete » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:19 pm

It's like selling a boat... wait for early spring.

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by Glenn Brooks » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:16 pm

+1 to the above. Also, These things run in spurts - very cyclic. Time of year and location might have a lot to do with it.

Where are you located, and how are you marketing it? Wouldn’t hurt to list it on Craigslist, eBay and of course DLS.

Price seems very reasonable, and it’s a good looking build, so don’t loose heart. The right buyer will come along.

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by BigDumbDinosaur » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:14 am

Last but not least, after all the Christmas shopping and such, people are tapped out and can't shell out more money for a toy that can't be used until spring. As the other said, wait until April and try then.
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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by JoeKahan » Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:15 am

Don't take it personally. I've been looking at it and would love to give it a new home, and I wouldn't even try to talk you down on the price. Problem is with a wife and kids and the recent giving season, I've had to pay penance for a years worth of toy and tool buying by getting them them some nice stuff. So it's just not in the cards for me right now. That and the 18 hour each way drive. But if it's still for sale in May or June, I'm there for you man!

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by Pontiacguy1 » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:35 am

Patience, man, patience. This is really a small hobby overall, so the market for selling used equipment is quite limited. I've sold stuff before, and it usually takes 3 to 6 months to find the right buyer at the right price. If you really need to move it quick, then drop the price a couple of hundred bucks every couple of weeks until someone can't wait and takes it then.

Not saying that you have it priced wrong, but I've often seen that people think that what they have is worth a whole lot more than it really is. If you are patient and just keep putting it out there, then you should have it sold in the next 3 to 4 months, If you haven't sold it by June, then you have it priced too high.

That's my opinion anyway.

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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:48 pm

Bring it to the Train Mountain Triennial and I'll bet you'll sell it in one day.
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Re: Engine not selling # 2

Post by wa6mdi » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:26 am

It is sold.

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