GM1000 Offer?

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GM1000 Offer?

Post by ox1574 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:53 pm

I found this mower within 1.5 hours of me. Guy is asking $500, unit seems little rough to me. Does not have transport wheels or grass catcher. Says reel and bedknife were just sharpened, but don't believe these pictures show that. I also have a video of it running, but not sure how I can post that here. Thoughts?

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by MasterMech » Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 pm

Could we hang that roller out front a little more? :lol:

No wheels is not a big deal, Expect a basket to cost $250-300 if you want it. Hard to tell on the reel, they rust quick if they sit. Mower is probably worth $1500 if absolutely perfect.

Average cosmetic condition? -$200
No wheels? -$200
No Basket? -$300
Reel at xx%? -$200 (let’s say it’s 50%)

Yeah, $500 ain’t terrible. Especially if there’s no shipping involved. If it runs and cuts, I’d take it home, run it a bit/season, then plan on swapping it to an 8 blade reel and heavy knife. ($400 or so)
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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by Mrsamman » Thu May 16, 2019 9:21 pm

Offer $300 and don’t pay more than $400.

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by walk1355 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 pm

MasterMech wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Could we hang that roller out front a little more? :lol:

No wheels is not a big deal, Expect a basket to cost $250-300 if you want it. Hard to tell on the reel, they rust quick if they sit. Mower is probably worth $1500 if absolutely perfect.

Average cosmetic condition? -$200
No wheels? -$200
No Basket? -$300
Reel at xx%? -$200 (let’s say it’s 50%)

Yeah, $500 ain’t terrible. Especially if there’s no shipping involved. If it runs and cuts, I’d take it home, run it a bit/season, then plan on swapping it to an 8 blade reel and heavy knife. ($400 or so)
I respectfully disagree with this. I think one of these is worth $2500ish if it's "absolutely perfect". I also don't think wheels are that big of a deal. I don't think a basket costs $300 either.

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by cwrx82 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:38 pm

walk1355 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:24 pm
MasterMech wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Could we hang that roller out front a little more? :lol:

No wheels is not a big deal, Expect a basket to cost $250-300 if you want it. Hard to tell on the reel, they rust quick if they sit. Mower is probably worth $1500 if absolutely perfect.

Average cosmetic condition? -$200
No wheels? -$200
No Basket? -$300
Reel at xx%? -$200 (let’s say it’s 50%)

Yeah, $500 ain’t terrible. Especially if there’s no shipping involved. If it runs and cuts, I’d take it home, run it a bit/season, then plan on swapping it to an 8 blade reel and heavy knife. ($400 or so)
I respectfully disagree with this. I think one of these is worth $2500ish if it's "absolutely perfect". I also don't think wheels are that big of a deal. I don't think a basket costs $300 either.
I agree with @walk1355. Currently on eBay there is a grass basket for $167 including shipping, haven’t ever seen them at or above $200. Pristine condition these mowers can go for a lot.

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by Mrsamman » Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 pm

I paid $400 for 2 machines, one running and the other was missing parts. Both had wheels and baskets.

Scott

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by walk1355 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:50 pm

Mrsamman wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:41 pm
I paid $400 for 2 machines, one running and the other was missing parts. Both had wheels and baskets.

Scott
That's an amazing deal. I think if someone is willing to be patient and wait months or years, this can still happen, but it shouldn't be expected.

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by MasterMech » Thu May 16, 2019 10:02 pm

If you are patient, baskets can be found in various condition, used, for under $200 before shipping.

$2500, would be appropriate for a relatively late model GM1000 in like new condition, sold from a servicing dealer. More if it’s new enough to have the Subaru engine on it, despite the Subaru’s being out of production.
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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by ox1574 » Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm

BOOM! I'm finally a proud father of one GM 1000. The second I got it home I had to cut, didn't even check if the reel was cutting paper or anything...just went to town. It was already set at the max height of 1". This thing is awesome and I'm glad I held out for one. Granted this is day 1, so we will see how it goes. :-) It definitely needs some tweaking but I'm pretty happy.

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by SGrabs33 » Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm

Nice, congrats!

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by Mrsamman » Fri May 17, 2019 3:22 pm

Since your original post was "what to offer " what did you end up giving for it? If you dont want to tell us I understand. Looks like a nice machine, especially it was ready to run.

Thanks
Scott

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by ox1574 » Fri May 17, 2019 3:25 pm

$380

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by Mrsamman » Fri May 17, 2019 3:29 pm

Awesome.
I love mine.

Scott

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by TulsaFan » Fri May 17, 2019 5:11 pm

ox1574 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm
BOOM! I'm finally a proud father of one GM 1000. The second I got it home I had to cut, didn't even check if the reel was cutting paper or anything...just went to town. It was already set at the max height of 1". This thing is awesome and I'm glad I held out for one. Granted this is day 1, so we will see how it goes. :-) It definitely needs some tweaking but I'm pretty happy.

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Congrats! :thumbup: I would backlap it and make sure it is cutting paper asap.
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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by dfw_pilot » Fri May 17, 2019 7:56 pm

Hard to see from the photos, bur you might be able to turn the roller brackets around (swap them to the other side) which will bring your roller closer to your bedknife for less scalping.
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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by MasterMech » Sat May 18, 2019 12:04 am

You stole it! Nice job!

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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by ctrav » Sat May 18, 2019 12:40 am

Awesome score! What year is it? I mowed for the second time with my GM1000 today and scalped down to .50 :shock: Its a lot of work and I did a big write up in my journal if you care to look. First time using it was an adventure but today was much better and a workout since the front lawn is almost 8K of grass space. You may want to consider the "Lawn Scissors" if you don't have them...just a thought!
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Re: GM1000 Offer?

Post by jimbeckel » Sat May 18, 2019 6:42 am

ox1574 wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 1:29 pm
BOOM! I'm finally a proud father of one GM 1000. The second I got it home I had to cut, didn't even check if the reel was cutting paper or anything...just went to town. It was already set at the max height of 1". This thing is awesome and I'm glad I held out for one. Granted this is day 1, so we will see how it goes. :-) It definitely needs some tweaking but I'm pretty happy.

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Glad you found your mower, you have a nice stand of zoysia, my back yard (2 years old) continues to struggle. I’m going to send in my soil for testing, something is off and the zoysia is stunted and doesn’t send out runners except into the mulched areas which I suspect is less hostile territory than the yard.

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