Tyre Kickers

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
Regarding the kickers. Yes they exist and you'll find them with whatever advertising platform you use.
I'm my experience a good professional advert with plenty of good photos, an honest description and most importantly a realistic price will filter out most of the idiots.

I think I sell 3/4 of my stuff without the buyer viewing it. Often with only a handful of messages. Don't even speak to the vast majority.

You'll also find that better quality items attract better quality buyers. Junk attracts idiots
 

Lakes Nash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South lakes
It’s a lottery selling anything, on line is the new format, but farmers are a funny bunch and love a day out ! So both have pro’s, but both have con’s, fb is a keyboard torture, you have to decipher the idiots from the genuine!
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
It’s a lottery selling anything, on line is the new format, but farmers are a funny bunch and love a day out ! So both have pro’s, but both have con’s, fb is a keyboard torture, you have to decipher the idiots from the genuine!
There are idiots in whatever format you use.
I just advertised a muck spreader for a "local elderly farmer" (aka @Grassman ) on Facebook.
It sold within 10 minutes and have 4 others to ring if it falls through.
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
Facebook Market Place is a good place to sell equipment.

Some good clear pictures.

A fair and detailed description

The right price, and it will sell !!

A good example:

And a particularly bad example.
he's supposed to be a machinery dealer. Can't even wash it off or fit a pto guard
 

Lakes Nash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South lakes
And a particularly bad example.
he's supposed to be a machinery dealer. Can't even wash it off or fit a pto guard
the amount of machinery selling with no pto guard is unreal! or a digger thats got to ton of crap on the undercarriage, all saying well maintained! 🤷‍♂️
 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield
the amount of machinery selling with no pto guard is unreal! or a digger thats got to ton of crap on the undercarriage, all saying well maintained! 🤷‍♂️
I've never seen a definitive law or whatever that states wether a dealer should sell something fully guarded.
However I never sell anything without a new or very good guard. Just not worth it
 
“I've never seen a definitive law or whatever that states wether a dealer should sell something fully guarded.”

I think if a machine is to be of satisfactory quality and fit for its purpose ie basic sale of goods business to business , then a functioning pto shaft is going to be needed.
 

Lakes Nash

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South lakes
“I've never seen a definitive law or whatever that states wether a dealer should sell something fully guarded.”

I think if a machine is to be of satisfactory quality and fit for its purpose ie basic sale of goods business to business , then a functioning pto shaft is going to be needed.
i fully agree! on principle it should come out of a dealers yard fit for purpose!
 

Fergieman

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Northumberland
The auction marts that are running collective sales or full dispersals through the online platform auctionmarts.com have been successful up here. Contact your local auction mart and see what they are doing.
 

thesilentone

Member
NFFN Member
Location
Cumbria
“I've never seen a definitive law or whatever that states wether a dealer should sell something fully guarded.”

I think if a machine is to be of satisfactory quality and fit for its purpose ie basic sale of goods business to business , then a functioning pto shaft is going to be needed.

What you must do?​

If you supply, whether for payment or not, second-hand equipment for use at work you must take steps to ensure it will be safe and without risks to health at all times when being set, used, cleaned or maintained by a person at work, as far as is reasonably practicable (section 6 of the HSW Act). In addition you must also provide adequate information about using the equipment, normally this will be a copy of the original equipment's instructions in English. This duty applies to importers, distributors and suppliers of equipment for use at work, including one-off sales by users and anyone refurbishing equipment for use at work.

 

Dave W

Member
Location
chesterfield

What you must do?​

If you supply, whether for payment or not, second-hand equipment for use at work you must take steps to ensure it will be safe and without risks to health at all times when being set, used, cleaned or maintained by a person at work, as far as is reasonably practicable (section 6 of the HSW Act). In addition you must also provide adequate information about using the equipment, normally this will be a copy of the original equipment's instructions in English. This duty applies to importers, distributors and suppliers of equipment for use at work, including one-off sales by users and anyone refurbishing equipment for use at work.

could do with circulating that round a lot of dealers i know
 

Lowland1

Member
Mixed Farmer
Not sure what I think if that, they seem to like buying a cultivator for £350 and retailing it for £3750... and yes, I know everyone needs a margin.
But they are apparently very good to deal with, so who knows?
A margin is fair enough but it seems they also like people to pay for the yard full of machinery that they haven’t sold yet.
 

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