Y is buying a $1500 tractor this weekend and it will cost him $400 to go get it. He's talked about a tractor for a long time and we need one for snow removal. We will also be able to use it to plow up a space for our garden.
He's getting the tractor from his buddy's uncle. It books at about $6000 but it needs a little bit of work which he'll be able to do himself. They are selling it to him for $1500 because he knows them from hunting and they are just really nice? The guy told him that it needs some work, possible a new power steering hose. He also told Y that at the price he is paying, Y can pay to move it to our house, fix it, and still make a profit if he decides to sell it. That's really nice but a little weird to me. I guess that the money isn't a huge concern for this guy. Either way, we really appreciate it.
We paid about $600 this year for snow removal and this will stop the need for hiring it out. With the cost of repairs, it will take 4-5 years to even out but in the long run its worth it. It also helps that Y and his friends can pretty much fix anything.
Y is borrowing our neighbor's truck and trailer to move it. He said that he was going to take $400 for moving it. The portion that isn't used for fuel will go to our neighbor for the use of his truck.
I hope we're making a good decision on this tractor. It sounds like it to me but I readily admit that I've been talked into other things that sounded like good deals at the time by Y.