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SnowBlowers Direct & model selection

Any one has any experience with an Ariens from SnowBlowers direct. My local deal is not viewed as very good so thinking of just ordering online.

I'm down to two models which is probably the hardest part. Platinum 30 SHO or the Deluxe ST30LE. Tempted by the 24 SHO EFI, but everyone seems to be anti EFI.
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I dont think anyone is anti-EFI.....its just not enough time has passed to show reliability ect. Not to mention alot of dealers don't want to work on them for some reason. Im sure when it proves itself and dealers are more comfortable working on them alot more people will be fans of it.

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I Am Anti EFI on Snowblowers. A New New Carb Solves Fuel Problems in a Carbuerated Engine and is User Friendly. Any Problems with EFI is a Dealer Repair at Dealer Price....No Thanks! Others Opinions May Vary.
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E.f.i. ? K.i.s.s. ! ;-)
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I'm in the same boat as Scrounger, except I'm looking at the Ariens Platinum SHO Track 28. Do I save myself about $200 by going with Snow Blowers Direct and have to set it up myself or pay and get it setup by the local dealer?
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I just received my Hydro pro 28 EFI from snowblowers direct it was between that or the platinum 30 SHO. I ordered on September 23rd and received October 2nd also they offer financing through syncrony financial 3yrs interest free. I was approved in 30 seconds and have a mediocre credit score.
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Set it up yourself it's easy took me an hr and I know it was done correctly.
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Maybe, but I would still buy spare V belts and 3 cans of fluid film or a gallon of FF and a hand pump sprayer to save money as the spray cans are almost $9 plus tax at NAPA or a John Deere dealer.
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What is the contract between Ariens and their dealers and Snowblowers Direct? If you buy from Snowblowers Direct are you guaranteed to be able to get the local Dealers to service them and repair them or can they they refuse to do so? I've no idea.. worth checking how that works though. I can see how the dealers may want to be a bit protectionist to stop everyone short-circuiting their profits. If everyone buys from Snowblowers Direct then the dealers just become glorified repair centers.
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