photo of man driving tractorLooking for good deals on ag equipment? This time of year everybody is looking to buy nice things for a low price. But, sometimes, you can’t find what you’re looking for on a showroom floor. Why not shop online? I’ve done some of the work for you with a short guide to ag shopping online.

 

Govdeals.com

 

govdeals.com

Govdeals.com provides an auction service to various government agencies looking to sell surplus and confiscated items. In other words, the things that you’re finding on Govdeals.com may come dirt cheap.

Farmers, this is a great resource because you can find anything from aerators to sprayers. Heck, we even found a 1972 Chevy C10 pickup truck.

If you’re looking to buy things for the business side of the farm, you can also find plenty of office supplies.

 

 

eBay.com

ebay

I couldn’t make a shopping guide without the all-important eBay. Ebay’s gone under a bit of a redesign in the past few weeks and that’s a good thing. The auction site now offers “eBay deals,” highly discounted merchandise ranging from batteries to laptops. I even saw some power tools thrown in for good measure.

There’s plenty of auctions for farm equipment. Don’t worry, if you’re still leery about buying from sellers on eBay, the website walks buyers and sellers through the process. Little risk is involved. Don’t sweat it.

 

Craigslist.org

craigslist

Craigslist is hit or miss. The bad press (you know, the Craigslist killer thing) may have turned many people off the classifieds site, but I’ve used it several times to buy and sell things. I’ve had mixed results. If you’re selling, don’t expect to get the price you’re asking. I tried to sell my plasma screen television, a Playstation 3 and a lot of blu-ray movies and video games for $800 (retail everything would’ve cost over $1400). I had offers of $200.

When buying, make sure to see the object in person before committing to the purchase. Unfortunately, some people try to rip buyers off. Also, don’t be afraid to haggle a bit, either.

Finally, try to meet in a public place and let somebody know where you’re going, just in case.

 

Tractorhouse.com

tractor house

This website is dedicated only to farm and construction equipment. It offers a pretty robust search feature that makes it much easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. If there’s a particular part you need, Tractorhouse.com also has a part number search engine.

The site also lists equipment dealers and haulers. Auction companies are also listed. Tractorhouse.comis an all-around good resource for anybody interested in agriculture equipment.

Will is Farm and Dairy's newest writer. He's recently moved to Lisbon, Ohio where he lives in a church turned community theater. He enjoys writing (of course), theater and hiking.
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