For a variety of reasons one may have to dispose of a lawnmower, whether it be in working condition, needs repairs, or cannot work at all. There are many different options to consider depending on the condition of your lawn mower. Here, I am going to try to guide you through the steps of what to do when getting rid of your lawn mower.

If your lawn mower is in good condition, the best thing to do is to sell it. Of course in this case, the first thing to do is clean it. Whether you do it yourself or get it professionally done, no one wants to buy a dirty lawn mower. Pricing would be the next step. How much is it really worth? Researching online and looking at different advertisements of similar brands and used mowers can give a pretty good idea as to how best to price it. Asking a professional would also help. After pricing one has to then decide how best to advertise the lawn mower, where might most people see it and be interested? Social media is usually at the top of the list. Advertising on different pages or even just sharing with friends can bring in a good amount of interested persons. Even advertising on different websites that host buying and selling can be very helpful. In this case, taking good, clean, accurate pictures is key. Ensure you get pictures from different angles and that the lighting is good. Also ensure you get a picture of the brand of the lawn mower as well. Other options would be to advertise in the newspaper or even just sticking up pictures around the neighborhood.

When the lawnmower needs repairs, it would be hard to sell as is. One can either get it fixed or you can restore it yourself. However selling is still an option, for some people may buy broken down lawnmowers at low costs to restore and resell for profit. That can also be an option if you are good with your hands and have the time. Another option in this scenario would be to simply sell the mower as parts. Many businesses would buy the parts for when they have to fix lawn mowers themselves.

Finally, if the mower is no good at all it can be sold to a junkyard for the metal. Aluminium carries a fair price but the prices in general of the different metals changes daily due to the market.

The one option we did not cover was simply giving it away. Some charities fix up mowers for resale and sometimes a neighbor or friend may simply be pleased to get one. Either way there are a variety of ways to dispose of your lawn mower instead of it just taking up space that can be used for something else.


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