For those of you who are planning on buying a new leaf blower this season, you should be aware of all of the different places that you can find leaf blowers for sale. By knowing where to look, you can give yourself a better chance of finding the leaf blower you want for the best price available.
Before you start looking for your new leaf blower, there are a couple of things you need to decide. The first thing is how much do you want to spend on your blower? Prices normally range from around $50 – $500. Those who will be using the blower more often with large yards should be prepared to pay more than those who won’t have to use it often and have smaller lawns and trees.
You will also need to determine what type of power source you want. You have three choices: gas, electric, or battery powered. Each type has its advantages and it’s a good idea to learn the differences between each one. You can read more about the different types in our leaf blower buying guide.
The last thing to decide is whether you want to purchase a new unit or a pre-owned one. While many people wouldn’t normally consider purchasing a used leaf blower, I can speak from experience that this can be an excellent choice that can save you literally hundreds of dollars. Of course you will need to be more careful and there is more risk, but I have found that in certain instances it is worth it.
Once you have made up your mind on these three key decisions, it is time to start shopping for your new leaf blower. Here are the best places that I have found leaf blowers for sale:
Hardware Stores – This is often the most convenient place to shop- especially if you need a blower right away. The down side is that they usually don’t have the best prices available. Large hardware stores like Home Depot and Lowes carry a healthy selection of leaf blowers. You can also find them at smaller neighborhood stores like Ace and True Value.
Amazon.com – As you probably know, you can find almost anything at Amazon.com and leaf blowers are no exception. There are a number of advantages to purchasing your blower at Amazon. To begin with, they usually have some of the best prices around. Most of the time, you can get a discount of 10 – 20% off. In addition to that, you can usually get free shipping with your purchase. Another advantage is that you can read through hundreds of leaf blower reviews to help you decide which one to buy.
Craigslist.org – Generally, you will find more used leaf blowers for sale here. I have bought several blowers on Craigslist over the years and have always been pleased with my purchase. I’ve also sold a couple on there as well. Like with anything else you purchase on this site, be careful who you buy from.
Lawn Forums – This is a spot that not as many people are familiar with. Most lawn forums have a classified section where lawn company owners frequently buy and sell equipment from each other. You can find great deals on here for commercial grade leaf blowers. Make sure that the person you are dealing with lives in your area or you will need to pay for shipping.