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    Default Demo Pricing

    If a dealer lends out a tractor to a farmer for a period of time can they still sell it "as new or like new" to someone else? I would think after 20 - 30 hours of use, the price should be somewhat reduced to reflect that the tractor is not "new" and has been in service.

    How much of a price reduction is in order in lieu of a new tractor purchase? The dealer has not impressed me as being overly ambitious, but dealers in upper Michigan are few & far between.

    Yooper Dave

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    yooperdave
    I have seen $10 per hour. And yes they are sold as new.
    Chipperman

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    If they sell it as "new", you get the full factory new tractor warranty. They can sell them as new because they haven't been previously sold to anyone. A reposession has been previously sold so must be sold as a used vehicle.

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    I guess if it where me the price would have to reflect the hours on it for me to purchase. If the dealer would not then I would tell him to keep it and order me a new one. When I was in the buying mode I found a few demos and one was just what I wanted but the tractor had 30 hours on it.......sold as new but the price was only 200 dollars less. I went with new with 1.5 hrs on it and spent the 200.

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    Dave, that's a tough call today. Years back things were sold at retail where today most is all discounted and doesn't leave much room for discounting as actually a Demo and lost sale just cost a dealer money, they didn't make anything but yet have the cost of trucking,clean-up and re marketing. I figure a flat cost of 300 for a demo and on some that is way low. The manufacturers of these tractors give nothing to the dealer as a demo is figured as a cost of doing business. You might think different if he might include the 50 hour service and a bunch of other things such as touch up paint and maybe extra oil,and filters. I don't know your situation but often the dealer might throw in some extra's which don't show on the as add ons to the price.

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    First - this is from the member formerly known as Moneybreath - I had problems with the site - with posting and more, a real mess, and after hours of trying - I simply re-registered but I was unable to use the same name.

    Anyway, I purchased a 3410HST rental return with 16.5 hours and R4 tires for $13620. It looked new to me, I had already checked dealers everywhere for the right deal, and so I bought it - included were all the things (fluids, filters, etc) which I would need for the 50 hour service though not the service itself. I am very happy with the deal - though I became unhappy with the dealer later when I did not get delivery of other items I ordered. I was told by this dealer that these tractors were leased out for use in orchards pulling trailers and so forth. Other dealers which had rental returns told me the same thing. That seemed reasonable because it had no 3ph or FEL or anything else but the tow bar. The 3ph - a new one was added with extendable lengths - no additional cost of course. The tractor looked brand new, though on close inspection I found some scratches. Full warranty running from my purchase date.

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    This business of the tractors having an early life of pulling
    carts of fruit is quite common. Orchards, farms and vinyards
    lease them. Twenty years ago a local NH dealer was flooded
    with them some with less than 100 hours. I got a great deal
    on a 0 hour tractor because they were buried in the lease machines
    and were trying (I think) to reduce their "normal" inventory.
    I paid just a titch more then the "used" ones.

    With no loader, and no 3 point, tractors don't have much opportunity
    to be stressed I would think.

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    Well the new name is certainly one to conjure with. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    There is a Beowulf that is on a particular helicopter net, would you be one in the same?

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    Default Re: Demo Pricing

    Where did the three point hitch go on these tractors? Is it something they sell back to you later? They all come with them.

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