Thinking of getting a snow blower? Do you plan on waiting until the last minute, or maybe even until right after the season so that you can get one on clearance?
Think again, these are not the best times to get a quality snow blower that will last.
The Worst Time…
The worst time to buy is when snow is in the forecast or right after it has snowed. Why? Because everyone has the same idea, they are tired of shoveling and want to get a snow blower, if you shop at this time, prices will be high and the selection will be low.
The Best Time…
If you want a quality snow blower and a wide selection, you should start shopping in August. Yes, that’s right, August! You may be thinking I’m crazy to say that, but it’s true.
Manufacturers typically make their new models during spring – early summer. If you shop in August-September (pre-season) you will have pretty much every option of snow blower that the store offers. There may not be extreme sales, but you are almost guaranteed to get the quality you want. That’s important, right?
Cost vs. Quality
If you are really looking to cut costs, buying a cheap discount snow blower in as winter ends is the way to go. Most stores will have a clearance sale to get rid of the rest of the season’s stock. However, you may be getting the discounted price, but are those “left-overs” the best quality snow blowers?
Don’t sacrifice quality for a cheaper price. Before you go shopping for your new snow blower, sit down and research them. Figure out exactly what features you want, single stage vs two stage, the clearing width, and many other important factors. Don’t settle for a better price, be sure you are getting the snow blower you want, the extra money will be worth it.
Remember, even if you have to purchase a snow blower that’s on back-order for a couple weeks, at least you’ll have it early enough before the first snowstorm.
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