Geez! $30 for shipping?? I was seeing $20 to ship some fiberglass pipe insulation (several pounds?), from another site $30 to ship a 250lb machine to your door sounds like a pretty good price.
Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
I suspect that the $30 is for lift-gate service. I was given the option to pick mine up at a "local" terminal for $0 shipping, or have it dropped off at the house for a small fee with liftgate service. "Local" was a few hours away so there was no risk of me driving over with a trailer and getting it myself. Guy who dropped it had dozens still on board from Amazon, and was making the rounds of folks in the area who had taken advantage of the same Amazon "deal". That was five years ago, and it worked fine then.
New Husqy ST227P for 2014-15 snow season.
I love my snowblower. Every beat of it's little heart is one mine won't have to take.