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new snowblowers unsold at Lowe's

I was at Lowe's yesterday returning a Christmas gift that was defective, a flashlight that someone bought us, that was made in CHINA and cost $19, but the light focus knob was BROKEN and didn't turn or focus- right out of the pack

we could not even exchange it, because they only stock this JUNK for holiday season. they reduced the price to $9 just to get rid of this Chicom rubbish...

so much for CHINESE goods

but while there, I saw all the new $1000+ snowblowers still sitting there UNSOLD from over a month ago

because this winter is another SNOW DUD and we're not getting much snow !!

man am I glad I don't buy new anything....

and this is the saddest excuse for an economy, I ever saw in my life....




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I bought my snowblower in August because I wasn't sure if I'd be able to find one this time of year! They are plentiful, since we've had a total of 3 inches so far!

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I advertised and sold all my snowblowers early. I'd rather sell early and for a few bucks lower than to gamble on the snow and jack up the price. I'm not sitting on any unsold stock. I'm very happy with my sales and nothing left to maintain and keep till next year.
My next door neighbor bought one of those red things from Lowes and I can tell he's not a 'tall happy with it. I feel bad for him.

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After last years crazy amount of snow (and hearing complaints about shoveling) I convinced a lady friend to buy a Path Pro. So far it has only been test fired. Pretty sure she has buyer remorse, but winter "Ain't over 'till it's over"...

Even the shovels are idle.
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They will all sell as soon as we get some wet heavy stuff...people will be fighting to get them. I saw a special on TV a few weeks ago where they showed all data gathered and said this winter will be colder and snowier than the average winter. Weather guys have been wrong so far, but winter started on Dec 21st and we have a long way to do. All I need to make my purchase justifiable in my mind is 3 snow falls with 5" or or more. Hoping for the heavy wet stuff!
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They will all sell as soon as we get some wet heavy stuff...people will be fighting to get them.
I previously worked for Lowe's for over 9 years. After the first big snow storm they'd sell out of snow blowers, shovels and salt . After a power outage they'd sell out of generators also. Of course when the worse was over all of a sudden lots of "defective" snow blowers and generators were being returned to the store for a refund .

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They will all sell as soon as we get some wet heavy stuff...people will be fighting to get them. I saw a special on TV a few weeks ago where they showed all data gathered and said this winter will be colder and snowier than the average winter. Weather guys have been wrong so far, but winter started on Dec 21st and we have a long way to do. All I need to make my purchase justifiable in my mind is 3 snow falls with 5" or or more. Hoping for the heavy wet stuff!
Those reports and the almanacs got people going and Gilson business was very strong in October and November. December was the worst in 6 years and 6 years ago I was only offering my first few products.

January is running behind pace with only 2 working storms in my driveway this season. When I watch the national map the snow belt has been pretty quiet for the most part. Lacking storms to force the issue things are quiet for the holidays with people distracted. Also a good many owners lack a heated shop and bitter cold keeps them from doing elective projects or preventive maintenance. With the recent cold those folks have been laying low too.

As for machine sales the proactive buyers were done before Christmas. We are now in the phase where a few storms and a sore back will send people out to buy. Come February in a few short weeks the "I can tough it out" mentality will settle in with people preferring to buy their machine when they will have a full season ahead of them. In these latter 2 phases advertising has little benefit, people are holding onto their cash for summer toys. If I were sitting on a lot of machines right now I'd be doing the snow dance.

Scandinavia was also off to a quiet start but they have been having some real storms as of late.

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Yes indeed this winter has been a snow-dud so far... it gave me time to get my fiends' machine going and repower my own. I am trying to have some faith that February will bring a snowy pattern change ;-) Got to hope so I want to blow the snow clear across the street !
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Cool

We have had ton's of snow this year. The only problem for everyone on this forum is that we all don't live in Buffalo NY...lol
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well the snow-dud winter continues, we got a lousy inch of snow last night, and this morning it turned into rain and sleet.
we could get through this winter so far, with a snow shovel, and not use it much at that...




just say NO to Chinese made ANYTHING !
1967 S-242 Snowbird 4/24
AMF Dynamark Luminaire 5362 8/26 3-stage
Craftsman Drift Breaker 10/32 3-stage
Gilson 55012 8/26 gear drive
Ariens 910010 8/32
Cub Cadet 268 8/26
Yard-Man Snowbird 7040-0 5/22
Ariens 10M-L35 3.5/24
New Holland/Gilson Unitrol 8/26
(2) AMF Polar Bear 7/26 3-stage project/parts machines
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