CL add, farm boss 290 $200 , Whats your take on this ?

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  1. HDRock

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    I am wondering, so, Why do you think this person is selling this saw at this price ?

    chainsaw farm boss 290 20'' - $200
    im selling a 20'' farm boss 290 chainsaw for 200 or best offer I still have the box that it cam in I had it for about 2 months u can contact me at
     
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    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. If you want it to look at it and try it out. Good stuff doesn't last on CL.
     
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    You never know - could have inherited the saw, etc., etc., etc. - might just want quick cash. If close, best thing to do is go see the saw and really check it out. Sometimes excellent deals just show up - sometimes the deal is not so good. Cheers!
     
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    It's 60mi, I will call tomorrow .
    Could be gone before I make it half way there ;lol
     
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    I definitely find it a challenge to get to the saws first - I'm always looking for good quality saws on CL at good prices - I seem to be able to score about 1/4 of what I try to get - good luck! Cheers!
     
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    That is a fair price for one. I bought my last 310 for $200. If you get it open up the muffler some and it will run that 20" bar a lot better.

    If it were an 029 I would pass, unless it was an 029 Super.
     
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    Just looked at CL here and a guy wants $520 for a near new 290 with a case and chaps... *cough*

    I mean, I can get a really good 361 or 362 for that, or a 440, or... a lot of other great saws.
     
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  9. StihlHead

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    Well, define Husky. Husqvarna owns Poulan, Jonsered, Weedeater, Mac, and several other saw brands.
     
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    thats a heck of a deal
     
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    Home Depot does sell huskys
     
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    A good deal on the surface, but a few things make me cautious:

    1. I've never known a Stihl dealer to give "the box it came in" to a customer. Is seller a dealer?
    2. No pictures.
    3. Sounds like seller wants to move it quickly at $200. Good condition 290 saws that have proper owner history sell for more here, yet he only has had this saw for two months? It's a $389-399 saw, new.
     
  13. nate379

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    Sure they do. Husky is the Home Depot brand, just like Kobalt is Lowe's

     
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    If I decide to sell our 290, that is probably the price I'll ask. I say it is worth a look.
     
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    If you didn't buy it yet? It's gone.... A 2 month old $400 saw? For $200.

    You should have ran and bought it, then posted pics here.

    By posting pics here, you opened yourself up to being had. Now many people on your area know about it.

    Ever been to AS? Most there (except NEWB)!know to not post saws before you buy them. A lot of people flip saws and will try and cut your throat. Sad. But true.. :(

    Hope you got it. The 290 isn't a Pro saw, but in the current condition (2 months) you could easily sell it for a little more or just run the chit out of it. :)
     
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    Ok go online and look at HD and see if U see husqvarna branded saws for sale
     
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    'There was no pics
     
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    lowes = husqvarna and home depot = echo.
     
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    I did not mention any other names, Husky=Husqvarna
     
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    Exactly ,my point
     
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    Buy saws from a dealer. Problem solved.
     
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    i tend to like buying things new, but i picked up an excellent condition ms 361 for $320, and comparing it to the comparable ms362 with a 20" bar, i saved more than $400 including sales tax. $699 is what they go for around here anyway.
     
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    Stolen? Chinese knock off?

    Here's a local ad (I bolded and underlined the salient point):
    A lot of druggies are fencing stolen goods online.

    And a lot of CL ads that sound too good to be true are one sort of scam or another.

    Just be careful.
     
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