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post #1 of 19 Old 03-10-2017, 11:48 PM Thread Starter
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What is best time of year for snow blower deals?

are the best deals of the year coming up in spring or summer or fall?

want to pick up some low priced projects for the summer.

when have you all received the best deals?

brag about your best deals too .

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Late winter and fall I've seemed to be more successful at finding the right snowblower deals. Although summer prices can be really low I've found that the pickings are slim. I can find Craftsman, Mtd, and other low end machines for low cost all year long. But I usually like to purchase the higher end models which seem to be easier to find in fall and late winter.

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I'd say over the next 1-2 months, as the season is winding down.

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End of winter and Spring time I've heard and read.

Fall is when you want to have your projects ready to roll......
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Last week for the smaller shops, 3-8 weeks for everybody.

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Best deal ever for me was a Feb 2006 sale at Home Depot. 2006 was the first year HD started carrying John Deere lawn tractor equipment. Apparently, the store manager wanted to free up floor space for the HOT new tractors and slashed the snow blower prices by 75%. I picked a new Ariens ST1332DLE for $450 plus tax. When I arrived to pick up unit there were customers with pick-up trucks buying 2-3 blowers at a pop. My wife gave me that don't even think about it look. The Ariens did not have power steering so I added skate wheels to make moving it in storage easier. I wound up selling the Ariens this year for $500 (to downsize to Husqvarna ST224P for wife). I could have gotten more, but I felt guilty making a profit on a 11 year old blower.
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Best deal ever for me was a Feb 2006 sale at Home Depot. 2006 was the first year HD started carrying John Deere lawn tractor equipment. Apparently, the store manager wanted to free up floor space for the HOT new tractors and slashed the snow blower prices by 75%. I picked a new Ariens ST1332DLE for $450 plus tax. When I arrived to pick up unit there were customers with pick-up trucks buying 2-3 blowers at a pop. My wife gave me that don't even think about it look. The Ariens did not have power steering so I added skate wheels to make moving it in storage easier. I wound up selling the Ariens this year for $500 (to downsize to Husqvarna ST224P for wife). I could have gotten more, but I felt guilty making a profit on a 11 year old blower.
I think he is looking for a project blower. But that is a good score. I've found that stores now just pack up big ticket seasonal items and store them away for next season in there warehouses or ship them to where the seasonal items are needed. I have asked and that is what some floor associates tell me.

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I buy any time I find a really good deal whatever time of year. Two years ago my wife found a JD 1032 at the end of a driveway with a free sign on it. 10 minutes work and it was running fine. I changed the belts, drive disc and changed the oil. After doing that I aired the tires and adjusted the skids and then I sold it. My Ariens 724 Sno Tek was used exactly 2 times and I bought it for $150. Got the sales recpt, owners manual other paperwork. It still had the little "add oil to this engine ..." Around the fuel filler neck.
This year I didn't buy a thing because everyone was trying to sell their blowers for premium money. Old junk was listed for insane prices north of $400. I stopped looking weeks ago.

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My best deal was my 2nd.

walking the dog last summer and at the end of a drive was a HS828 with a free sign on it. fired right up and I drove it home.

needed a auger belt, impeller bearing, and a service , and that was pretty much it.

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My best deal was my 2nd.

walking the dog last summer and at the end of a drive was a HS828 with a free sign on it. fired right up and I drove it home.

needed a auger belt, impeller bearing, and a service , and that was pretty much it.
Now that is hard to beat.....!!!

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