So, I made the mistake and stopped into the Deerlership just as they were closing down for the weekend, an lo and behold there it sits. The 1025R FILB all decked out in green with black accents and chrome hood ornament. And just as I bring myself to touch the armrest on the seat, out pops a friendly salesman who immediately tells me that "Right now is the best time to buy, we are giving $1500 off if you get 2 implements and 0% financing for 5 years until the end of October" (same deal as they run in April every year). So I proceed to run numbers in my head and figure out that for a mere $3500 more than what I spent 18 months ago on my 1023E, I could have all of the niceties that come on the 1025R, and a BH to boot.
To make things even worse, the wife turns to me and says "Heck, if you can get one with a BH, then you can dig me that pond I always wanted!", and proceeded to absolutely justify the extra $50 a month the payments would rise. This, of course, stuns me .
So, first question for the group here. How much do you think I will get for my trade in? I would really only be trading in the core tractor, and keep my H120 loader (I'll buy another inexpensive implement to get the $1500 off, BH is the first implement). I'm thinking around $9K because I only have 75 hours on the machine.
Second question, who is this woman sitting across from me at the dining room table, and where has she hidden my wife?