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Snowblower/Snowthrower Watch 2019-2020

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Snowblower/Snowthrower Watch 2019-2020

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We'll have to wait to see if the Trump trade war with China has any effect on prices this year. A lot of the gear is assembled in the US using parts made in China like the engines. It looks like manufacturers got hit in the fall of 2018 . I'm not sure they passed the full increases for the 2018/2019 winter season since most blowers for last year would have been manufactured summer 2018

At least the retaliatory US/Canada steel/Aluminium duties on finished products are gone now (mostly affected lawnmower prices)

From last year (Fall 2018):
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/Content/ ... r-Reversal
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Great timing. In search of a battery powered snow blower.
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At what time of the year do we usually see the most sales or savings on snowblowers?
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SarahTDot wrote: At what time of the year do we usually see the most sales or savings on snowblowers?
I think the best deals are mid to late feb through to end of March when retailers need space for putting spring stuff out on the floor
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l69norm wrote: I think the best deals are mid to late feb through to end of March when retailers need space for putting spring stuff out on the floor
Yah Home Depot started to clear theirs out Feb. I bought mine for about 60% of retail price first week of march. I was keeping a close eye on all of them.
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Alpine in Toronto has the non-commercial single-stage Honda snowblowers on a decent sale ($150 off)... from the past threads this seems like a pretty good deal (maybe even a hot deal?).

Toro is also on sale. Not sure if they are a good deal or not as I was looking for Honda myself.

http://alpinelawn.com/snow-blowers/single-stage
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The problem with purchasing snow blower at the end of the season is that you may only get one or two use out of it. If there is issue you have to deal with the manufacturer which can be a hassle and time consuming. If purchase in season you can just return it to the store and get a different one (Most retailer has 90 days return policy)
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bad4orange wrote: The problem with purchasing snow blower at the end of the season is that you may only get one or two use out of it. If there is issue you have to deal with the manufacturer which can be a hassle and time consuming. If purchase in season you can just return it to the store and get a different one (Most retailer has 90 days return policy)
More retailers are stopping this practice on power tools, Lowe's and a few other smaller hardware stores do not allow returns for mowers, tools or snow blowers once used.
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Looks like Toro is changing things up for the single stage machines:
https://www.toro.com/en/homeowner/snow-blowers

Toro 821 21" single stage, 252 cc engine, new style body $970
http://alpinelawn.com/snow-blowers/sing ... to-ontario

https://www.toro.com/en/homeowner/snow- ... -qze-38757
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Looks like the 721 gets the new body style as well. Still uses 212cc engine NOTE : There might be some deals to be had on the original / old body style
https://www.toro.com/en/homeowner/snow- ... 21-e-38753
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There's also a battery model, Toro e21 60V 7.5AH flex force battery (shared with cordless mower, trimmer, leaf blower). Note the all metal impeller - Power edge (Honda style) vs the powercurve ( old rubber style)
https://www.toro.com/en/homeowner/snow- ... -60v-39901
  • Snowdrift Strength - All the power to break through heavy, wet snow and throw it up to 40 feet.
  • Crush Snow to the Curb - Rip through tough snow with the durable design of Toro’s patent-pending all-steel Power Edge™ auger.
  • Long Battery Life - Clear up to a 12-parked-car driveway on a full charge with the included L405 battery (60-Volt MAX, 7.5 Amp-Hour, 405 Watt-hour) and charger. And you'll get the most of your battery life with eco mode Speed Control.
  • Peace of Mind - Toro stands behind its products with a full warranty, not just limited coverage. 2-Year Full Warranty Snow Blower and 3-Year Full Warranty Battery
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Flex force battery system - some shots of the blower in action
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I know it's early in the season, but has anyone ever seen this Ariens Deluxe 28inch 254cc thrower for a cheaper price than $1600 in the past? Even if it was the older model?

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/100065 ... DAodOSIJeg

I need to get a new one before the season begins and I can't find any sale history on this model. Just want to know if it is a jacked price.

Thanks.
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Is the Ryobi snow blower junk? I have the lawn mower so would be nice to share the batteries. Reviews seem to be mixed
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Darryl wrote: I know it's early in the season, but has anyone ever seen this Ariens Deluxe 28inch 254cc thrower for a cheaper price than $1600 in the past? Even if it was the older model?

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/100065 ... DAodOSIJeg

I need to get a new one before the season begins and I can't find any sale history on this model. Just want to know if it is a jacked price

Thanks.
Try asking here:
http://alpinelawn.com/snow-blowers/two- ... to-ontario

Alpine is usually lower than HD prices

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