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Blowing Your Own Snow - A Good Investment

Sure, it costs money to buy and maintain a good machine, but it costs a lot more money to pay someone else to do it. I figure the money I saved over the past 30 years is at least $10,000 if not more. I'm not even sure what they charge to clear a two-car driveway these days.
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Oh, easily, Dann. I talk to my neighbors about what they pay for a decent snow fall and it's often north of $125. My sister in law does a flat rate deal where they pay $1500 at the beginning of the season. That covers them 100% unless there's some monster snowfall. The past few winters and sparse snow fall has given them little return for the money paid up front. This winter is looking to be the same. The plow guys have had some very lean seasons since 2014/15.
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"$1500 at the beginning of the season. That covers them 100% unless there's some monster snowfall"

WOW

Thats a decent new machine every year for the DIY'er

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$1,500. Wow. I had no idea. There's gold in them there snowbanks!
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I may not save a lot when you consider my time but at least I can put the snow where I want it. Also I can get rid of the wife sooner in the morning, don't have to wait for those guys.


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"$1500 at the beginning of the season. That covers them 100% unless there's some monster snowfall"

WOW

Thats a decent new machine every year for the DIY'er

Some like to blow snow, others don't.

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Oh, easily, Dann. I talk to my neighbors about what they pay for a decent snow fall and it's often north of $125. My sister in law does a flat rate deal where they pay $1500 at the beginning of the season. That covers them 100% unless there's some monster snowfall.
Wow, around here it's ~$30 or so each time. What size driveways do your sister & her neighbors have, and what is the annual snowfall? I'm sure they know $1,500 is a new snowblower every year if they wanted to DIY.
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if I paid someone to blow my snow my neighbors that I take care of would have to do the same. some around here charge as little as $25 but most home owners won't sign a contract for snow removal

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Iíve heard some use the plowz and mowz app for big snow when they want a one time driveway done. No contract


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