Hi all; I'm in the market for a new mower, and have been considering a Honda HRC216 ($1300), a Snapper Hi-Vac ($900), an a Toro Commercial ($1300) - these are CDN prices. Some of you may have responded to my other thread asking for ideas for a new commercial mower for home use (I like to buy everything overkill, especially machines).
However, there is a John Deere JX85 for sale reasonably close by and was used by him alone for residential (no commercial). I love my 14SB that I have (it'll be my back-up), so I know I would like the JX85. Problem is the guy is asking $650 - which I think is way over priced for a machine that's 8-10 years old. It's been sitting in storage for about 4 years and probably needs the carb cleaned, and will definitely need full maintenance (including the oil filter).
Should I consider the JX85 over those others, and if so - at what price? I initially offered $425 but he wants to wait it out a bit to see if anyone comes closer to ask... is it worth 30-50% of the cost of a new machine, or should I just stick with one of the new ones?