Average Joe spends most of their time in a box store fixing up the home so its pretty natural for most (to me anyway) to look at snowblowers at such storesI have had people offer to pay me to inspect a brand new machine from the dealer. It would blow you away on what I find sometimes. It's sometimes bad coming from the dealer but the big box stores?????
forgetaboutit. youse r taking your life in your hands.
But, I found I had to do quite a bit or reading on snowblowers to learn some ins and outs of what to get what not to get etc.
Anyway, I emailed the dealer I bought it from few days ago, they called today to give some input which was useful so at least they gave a sh##. Even offered to pick it up until I told them I had fixed it already. So, there is hope in the world.
I have found from calling around to diff dealers that some seem more versed and fluent w/ machines while others who sell the same items (talking dealers here) seem a bit clueless. Dunno.