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post #1 of 27 Old 01-23-2020, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Where and when should I buy a new Honda snowblower?

Is there is a retailer that offers a good discount and ships? Most of the advertised prices are identical (MAP) but I heard some dealers are negotiable. I live in California but I will buy anywhere in the USA if they ship and have a good price and good reputation. I want a HSS1332ATD.

I would prefer to buy soon but I could wait until Summer if prices are significantly better then. Are Honda snowblowers usually much cheaper in the summer or is there a shop that has low prices year round?

Thanks for any help.

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Honda sticks to list price. Rarely you will see a $50-100 off on any of their equipment.

Good luck but I would simply bite the bullet and buy it.
If you need it now, buy it now.
If your season is getting over and you can get by (you don't say where in CA and should setup in your profile) then wait till next fall.

Don't wait until it snows, particularity a heavy one, they will be cleared out for a while.

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My ex wife got one on amazon. Had no problems with purchase or delivery.
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What did she pay vs the store?

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($3699)


https://www.snowblowersdirect.com/Ho...er/p50345.html ($3299)



Local dealer: $3499


And is it worth not supporting a local dealer?

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a guy up the street from me bought one online from some midwest state. he did not have to pay sales tax so saved around $200.

has had nothing but trouble with it since it came in a crate and he had to partially assemble and he's not very mechanically inclined. plus when he took it to the local dealer which is only a couple miles from here and told them all his problems ( he wants a new chute ) and where he bought it , of course they put it in the regular line.

it's been there for about a month.

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a guy up the street from me bought one online from some midwest state. he did not have to pay sales tax so saved around $200.
And that doesn't even work anymore in most cases, since Internet Sales Tax started being collected by eBay, Amazon, et al...
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I bought my blower online from Jacks. Same standard price but free shipping and no sales tax (KS). Saved $150 in sales tax which allowed me to actually step up a size in my machine.
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