Downsides to Purchasing a Mower on Facebook Marketplace Thumbnail image

It is never too soon to start imagining what it will be like to mow your lawn. Those wandering daydreams can help ease the sting of winter’s bite. These daydreams may lead you to consider investing in a new lawn mower. If you are leaning towards replacing your mower this season, it’s fair to consider all of your options. One option you may be mulling over is purchasing a mower on Facebook Marketplace. There are plenty of used lawn mowers for sale from your classic walk behinds to John Deere riding mowers. While this may seem like a great way to find your next mower, there may be some major drawbacks to this approach. Let’s take a closer look at some of the pitfalls of purchasing a mower on Facebook Marketplace.

Service History Not Found

The first thing you will want to know about any used lawn mower for sale is its service history. Has the mower been maintained regularly? Has it had regular issues that have required more frequent repairs? When you are purchasing a mower on Facebook Marketplace, these are questions you should ask potential sellers. You can ask and ask, but there is no guarantee that you will have a clear understanding of the repair history of the lawn mower you are trying to buy. This is a recipe for disaster and should be almost enough to keep you from shopping on Facebook Marketplace to begin with.

Do You Vouch for Your (Facebook) Friend?

You might have a connection to a potential seller through your friend group, but a friend of a friend of your cousin isn’t exactly the most trustworthy source to acquire your next lawn mower. This becomes exponentially more true when dealing with a seller with whom you have no connection at all. Why would you want to pick up your next John Deere riding mower from someone you are not familiar with? 

That Doesn’t Look Like the Picture

The riskiest part of purchasing a mower on Facebook Marketplace is dealing with a seller who is misrepresenting their offering. They may claim the mower they are selling is nearly new and top-of-the-line, but you won’t know until you are able to actually see it in person. Dealing with this sort of malfeasance is a headache and a waste of your energy. There are plenty of ways to shop for used riding lawn mowers that aren’t risky and don’t waste your time. 

Put Your Faith in a Trusted Lawn Mower Dealer

Minnesota Equipment is here to be your trusted used and new riding mower dealer. With a full line of John Deere riding mowers as well as a rotating stock of used models available, we can offer a riding mower that will suit your property perfectly. All of our used riding mowers are serviced before they hit our floor, giving you the peace of mind that any model you choose is ready to mow the moment you get it home. Stop by one of our four locations throughout the Twin Cities metro and pick up your new mower today!