Hello all, new member here. I've recently moved back to the northeast and I'm tired of shoveling snow. I've never owned a blower but I consider myself mechanically inclined. I recently grabbed a Honda HS621 for 125$ and I made a few minor repairs; mainly annual preventative maintenance items and it runs well. I'm looking at picking up a quality 2 stage for a good price. I'm looking at a few Ariens ST824's. What is the overall consensus on this model and are parts readily available? I think I will be able to grab one for 250$ that is in good condition. Does this sound like a good deal or are these machines too old and obsolete?