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Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap #7289051
06/18/21 12:45 PM
06/18/21 12:45 PM
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The snowmachine didn't have anything wrong with it, no collision dents or parts needing replacement. Only 1,200 miles. It was an outdated two-stroke model, obsolete in comparison with current model snowmachines. But the make and model still have their fans.

The big drawback to my snowmachine was that it had been sitting in place outside our house for eight or nine years, since I'd retired it along with myself from running a short-line wilderness trapline.

A young guy from our son's old church in Anchorage (our son moved to Idaho) heard that I wanted to sell the machine, and asked how much. I told him $600--IF he could get it running and out of my backyard.

So he came over with a friend and they tinkered with it. Half hour later I hear the sound of a two-stroke engine fire up outside my office window. A few minutes later came a knock on the front door.

"How much do you want for it?" The guy asks, looking down. We both knew that my Skandic, now that it was running, was worth more than six hundred dollars.

"Six hundred," I told him. HIs face lit up. It's like people don't even expect you to keep your word these days.

Turned out he wanted the machine to take his little kids ice-fishing. I miss the machine, and the years it took me trapping.

Jim

Last edited by James; 06/18/21 12:48 PM.

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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289102
06/18/21 02:13 PM
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Cool story Jim. A blessing for the young man and his family.


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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289118
06/18/21 02:38 PM
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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289190
06/18/21 04:21 PM
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Sounds like it went to a great home


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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289210
06/18/21 04:50 PM
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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289226
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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289291
06/18/21 06:30 PM
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The friend who came with the buyer is a trapper. He saw some of my old marten boxes behind the Skandic, and we wound up talking trapping. Turned out his line isn't far from my brother's long line.

Jim


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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289299
06/18/21 06:39 PM
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Sounds like you gave the guy a good deal.
If you'd cleaned it up and got it running yourself to sell, what would it be worth?

Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289439
06/18/21 09:49 PM
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Where, in general terms, was your wilderness line?

Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: trapdog1] #7289445
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Originally Posted by trapdog1
Sounds like you gave the guy a good deal.
If you'd cleaned it up and got it running yourself to sell, what would it be worth?


I don't know, but at least a thousand I'd think. It was the only snowmachine I ever owned, and I don't know much about their value.

I honestly thought the guy wouldn't be able to start it and would just walk away.

It's hard to sell away part of your personal trapping history. But he looked like he'd give the Skandic a good home.

Jim


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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289539
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sound like it went to a good home , smile

Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289586
06/19/21 07:48 AM
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Re: Sold my 1993 Skidoo Skandic cheap [Re: James] #7289637
06/19/21 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by James
Originally Posted by trapdog1
Sounds like you gave the guy a good deal.
If you'd cleaned it up and got it running yourself to sell, what would it be worth?


I don't know, but at least a thousand I'd think. It was the only snowmachine I ever owned, and I don't know much about their value.

I honestly thought the guy wouldn't be able to start it and would just walk away.

It's hard to sell away part of your personal trapping history. But he looked like he'd give the Skandic a good home.

Jim


Yes, it was part of your personal history, but now it will be part of someone else's too. That's kinda cool.

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