How can you make sure used farm tractors sold on eBay are good buys?


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Make sure that a used farm tractor on eBay is a good buy by thoroughly researching the tractor as well as the seller before making a purchase. The seller should have a positive feedback rating, and the buyer needs to inspect the tractor for engine and body damage.

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How can you make sure used farm tractors sold on eBay are good buys?
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The first step to making a good purchase on eBay is researching the seller using the site's seller feedback system. Every seller on the site has a rating comprised of feedback left by users who purchased items from that seller. The site determines this rating from the total number of reviews written about the seller and the percent of which are positive. A good rule of thumb is to look for sellers with at least a 90 percent positive feedback rating. In particular, buyers should read the feedback to look for any issues with the quality of that seller's tractors as well as how the seller handles complaints.

Once a buyer finds a trustworthy seller, she should make plans to see the tractor in person to inspect it. She should make sure that the engine is in good condition and that the cab doesn't have any missing components. She should also inspect the power take-off shaft to ensure that the movable components of the tractor function without difficulty.

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