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When is the best time to purchase?

First time buyer so I need advice.
Two stage.. budget about 800.
Will the current models just disappear now...or remain and go on sale when the new models arrive?
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They sell what ever is left over and the new models, Stores used to sell the old models cheap but not so much any more, they now put them into storage until the next season so I would watch for any clearence of floor models or wait for fall to see the new line up.

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Alternately, if you're open to going used, there are usually good deals to be found in the off-season.

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If you are buying new, March and April are probably the best months. Look for dealers that didnt sell out and still have some in stock. (I dont recommend buying from a big-box)

"Model years" dont really mean much with snowblowers, its not like cars. Most dealers wont be offering discounts on "last years models" in the fall, because they consider them all the same, for the most part. It would be up to you, the customer, to know the model numbers and say "this one is a year old, this one is new, will you offer a discount on last years model?"., its rare, but it has happened. Dealers wont even say which is which if they arent asked, because they dont need to. Often in the Autumn "last years model" and "the new models" are exactly the same..both are "new" in the sense they have never been used, one is just 12 months older than the other. And if they have been stored indoors the whole time, there is realistically no real difference. The exact same model can often run 2 or 3 years.

For used, Spring and Summer are best to buy, Autumn and Winter the worst. (Reverse that if you are the seller)

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They sell what ever is left over and the new models, Stores used to sell the old models cheap but not so much any more, they now put them into storage until the next season so I would watch for any clearence of floor models or wait for fall to see the new line up.
Thankyou...are fall prices usually good?


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Alternately, if you're open to going used, there are usually good deals to be found in the off-season.

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Havent found any great deals on CL for used yet...not in my area anyway
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If you are buying new, March and April are probably the best months. Look for dealers that didnt sell out and still have some in stock. (I dont recommend buying from a big-box)

"Model years" dont really mean much with snowblowers, its not like cars. Most dealers wont be offering discounts on "last years models" in the fall, because they consider them all the same, for the most part. It would be up to you, the customer, to know the model numbers and say "this one is a year old, this one is new, will you offer a discount on last years model?"., its rare, but it has happened. Dealers wont even say which is which if they arent asked, because they dont need to. Often in the Autumn "last years model" and "the new models" are exactly the same..both are "new" in the sense they have never been used, one is just 12 months older than the other. And if they have been stored indoors the whole time, there is realistically no real difference. The exact same model can often run 2 or 3 years.

For used, Spring and Summer are best to buy, Autumn and Winter the worst. (Reverse that if you are the seller)

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I been eyeing the toro 824 OE for 850 dollars..I dont know if that is a good deal or if it may come down.
The other toro 824 OE is 800 but has smaller tires and a Briggs engine as well as plastic chute...I assume it was an earlier production run..I dont mind the plastic chute..but the smaller tires and power curve of the briggs are not worth the fifty bucks in savings to me


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look at the floor models and find one with a scratch. point this out to dealer and offer 200 less than list price. he may take it . that is how my wife and i got a new kitchen appliances. nothing wrong with trying.
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