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Oh the humanity !! How to ruin a new blower

Went to get some bird seed this morning and ran across a row of discounted new machines sitting outside. We've only had two real snows to speak of and for a third or fourth year blower sales haven't been good. Then when you see them sitting outside dirty and with a jug full of ice melt inside the auger and impeller housings it really doesn't inspire you to go inside and look any further.
The machines inside the store are discounted the same so it's not a reflection of how these few were treated.
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As soon as the next big storm is announced on the news, someone desperate for a new snow blower will buy them. They do the same thing with bicycles at the Walmart near me. They leave them all out in the garden center, in the rain. Who wants a new bike with a rusty chain?
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wife and i went past tractor supply yesterday am.going to the pt place ,saw lots of new yellow cub cadet blowers all lined up outside.

2 snow falls here 6 inches each, not good for last min sales, but we do still have 50 something days of winter left,with feb and early march well known to be the worst.
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I went to the local Lowes yesterday and was surprised when I went out to the garden center. Rows, and rows of snow blowers just left there out in the elements.
Last winter we did not have a snow fall to even mention and thus far we haven't had any significant snow worth talking about. I guess if we had a huge snow fall and not enough snow blowers, Lowes would be getting an earful of complaints. Perhaps better to have and not need...
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It's almost Ground Hog Day. That means the big box stores will be rolling out the grills and lawn mowers. In other words, the "spring" equivalent of them putting out the Christmas decorations and fake trees the day after Halloween, LOL.

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I went to a Tractor Supply a few years back to get a tow behind trial mower to cut the trails at our camp. They had two, both that were left out side for a long time. Just happened another fellow was looking at the mowers that day as well. Red paint was faded really bad. Other fellow was talking to the manager, he said he wanted to get rid of them. Said he would sell them for $100 each. I would have bought both, but the other fellow was there first and took one.

Got a can of safety red paint, it has been running ever since.

I don't mind spending money, I mind wasting money.
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It's almost Ground Hog Day. That means the big box stores will be rolling out the grills and lawn mowers. In other words, the "spring" equivalent of them putting out the Christmas decorations and fake trees the day after Halloween, LOL.
OHHH how correct that is!
try finding a winter coat right now. NADHA ! you won't find one save on line if lucky. spring you get summer, fall you get winter,real winter you get spring items . what happened to real seasons? why would i shop for a lawn mower in jan? or a flannel shirt, winter coat or snow blower in aug?
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Around here, most years we may still have 5-6 weeks of real winter weather left and you can't find winter gloves, socks, boots, coats or snow shovels. So strange to me.

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OHHH how correct that is!
try finding a winter coat right now. NADHA ! you won't find one save on line if lucky. spring you get summer, fall you get winter,real winter you get spring items . what happened to real seasons? why would i shop for a lawn mower in jan? or a flannel shirt, winter coat or snow blower in aug?

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think they call it preemptive sales, sell out before not during season needs,
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Are those new? The one on the right seems to have rust in the bucket, down by the scrapper. Maybe used?
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