So, with the purchase of the 1025 with a blower, and a Craftsman rider with a blower, this one was just sitting in the barn up north. Figured I might as well sell it. So, put it on Craigslist. Had several low ball offers I rejected. Kept trying though. With a couple big snows at home, figured it would sell. Had one guy offer me $200, but never showed up.
Then I got this last offer at $300. Guy showed up on time with cash. English was not his first language, and didn't understand things I was trying to tell him like he needed to raise the skid shoes if he was going to be using this on a sidewalk or blacktop. I had them set high for the gravel driveway. He just wasn't getting it. I fired it up and showed it blow a little snow off the grass. He seamed happy, gave me the money and I helped him load it up. I thought the tailgate on his pickup was going to fall off. I really don't know what was keeping it on. His bed was full of snow and bags of aluminum cans.
So, I was happy to sell it, and even started to look at what I could spend the cash on. (For Johnny of course).
Then I get the text while I'm out plowing snow. "Snowblower not working".
Ok..., I ask if he is holding handles down for auger drive? Are the shear pins still in shaft? Are the cables still attached to handles?-have had them spin off. He just replies "I return snowblower, I'm Sorry"
Now the quandary, do I have him bring it back so I can check to see what he may be doing wrong, or broke in transit?
Or do you walk away and say I'm not a big box store with a return policy.
What is even worse, this has happened before with me selling something on Craigslist. Other time it was a snowmobile. He didn't have it 1 hour and called me. It was running, but wouldn't move. He was close, so I ran over there. As soon as I grabbed the reverse handle, it had too much play in it. I knew right away the chain came off inside the drive. But in that case, I had been in there changing bearings, so I knew it was my fault. I returned his money and took sled back. Then fixed the bearing I put on backwards.