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[Costco] costco Poulan PRO® 250 cc 27-in. Dual-stage Snow Thrower $250 off=999.99 hot?

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[Costco] costco Poulan PRO® 250 cc 27-in. Dual-stage Snow Thrower $250 off=999.99 hot?

I have been looking for a snow blower for a long time to handle the Saskatchewan snow.
Just found this at costco.ca for 999.99 but found a simliar one at homedepot $849.99. what is the diff?
the model no are different
Model: 961980062
http://www.costco.ca/Poulan-PRO%C2%AE-2 ... 10954.html

Model: 961980040
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/27-inch ... ine/805061
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Last year this sold for $840 at Costco, that is what I paid for it.

It was a great snowblower though, works great. Very powerful. Light is nice and bright.
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brunes wrote:
Nov 19th, 2012 7:29 am
Last year this sold for $840 at Costco, that is what I paid for it.

It was a great snowblower though, works great. Very powerful. Light is nice and bright.
I thought the regular price for the 27" in most places was $899.99 last year, down to $699.99 at end of season clearance. I remember looking at it seriously but in the end passed because it didn't have a remote diff unlock for easier turns.
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote:
Nov 19th, 2012 1:06 pm
I thought the regular price for the 27" in most places was $899.99 last year, down to $699.99 at end of season clearance. I remember looking at it seriously but in the end passed because it didn't have a remote diff unlock for easier turns.
Just an update... looked at the 27" Poulan in my local Costco today. This year's version is $949.99 in store and does have a remote diff unlock. (They call it "power steering"... gotta love marketing) It's made by Husqvarna.
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cheaper_than_cheap wrote:
Nov 22nd, 2012 9:48 pm
Just an update... looked at the 27" Poulan in my local Costco today. This year's version is $949.99 in store and does have a remote diff unlock. (They call it "power steering"... gotta love marketing) It's made by Husqvarna.
That is what I was going to post, what do you need differential unlock for when you have power steering? Power steering is not the same as differential unlock - power steering means the motor drives the wheels independantly, you can make one or both wheels powered on demand to help with turning. Differential unlock just means you can push it around turns, not as good. It had that last year too... mine has it anyways. Maybe my store was carrying a different model.
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From the Husqvarna web site: "Power steering makes for optional disconnection of the differential lock and easy maneuvering." So the manufacturer thinks they're the same thing.

Some blowers have a trigger on each side so you can choose which wheel(s) to unlock. I could maybe see calling that "power steering" since you have a bit more control of which way it's more likely to turn. But I *thought* the one I looked at only had one trigger on the left... now I'll have to look again next time. LOL

Maybe the one I looked at last year (which definitely didn't have any diff unlock) was the 24". My memory sucks sometimes.

Anyway, IMHO, although the Poulan name doesn't really grab me, this particular unit looks pretty good.
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I read that they use Briggs and Stratton engines and that they're pretty reliable. Grabbing the smaller version of this for in laws this weekend.
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do i need a costco card to buy this? i dont have 1, if that matters...
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I predict that we in GTA will need to use snowblower only TWICE this winter!
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u sure? few months ago met office forecast (on toronto star) this gonna be way too harsher than last winter :(
zz000ter wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 7:13 am
I predict that we in GTA will need to use snowblower only TWICE this winter!
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I just bought the one @ home depot for $849.99 online. I think they are the same despite the CC being off by 1CC. They both have the exact same features.
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for those who are big into the gotta be "Ariens" thing. the 24" 205 CC Ariens is on sale for $799 Ariens Home Depot
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O wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 11:08 am
I just bought the one @ home depot for $849.99 online. I think they are the same despite the CC being off by 1CC. They both have the exact same features.
I just purchased this one as well and I'm pretty well positive it's the exact same as the Costco one. I don't know that much about snowblowers but I thought if Costco sells the same one than it should be okay since they always sell decent stuff.
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pappcam wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2012 2:08 pm
I just purchased this one as well and I'm pretty well positive it's the exact same as the Costco one. I don't know that much about snowblowers but I thought if Costco sells the same one than it should be okay since they always sell decent stuff.
nice! its a pity that Costco don't price match! Otherwise, shipping would have been free!!
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