Lawnmowers, like every other product, are sold at the cheapest price during the periods when the demand is the lowest. The busiest seasons for lawn mowers are the first spring and summer seasons. At the end of these seasons, prices start to get cheaper.
For this reason, the autumn season is generally indicated as the most suitable period to buy a lawnmower. After the busy summer period, in September as the first month of autumn, prices start to get cheaper and remain low until the following spring.
How Do You Save Money When Buying A Lawnmower?
If you want to buy yourself a new lawnmower and you don’t know exactly when you should buy it, autumn and winter are the surest months to buy a lawnmower at a lower cost.
In these seasons, as in other products, prices are getting cheaper. In addition, you can take advantage of the discounts applied on special days such as Black Friday, Boxing Day sales, and winter clearance.
Another way to save money is to negotiate hard with the retailer. Second-hand sellers are open to bargaining and you may be able to drive the price lower and get yourself a good deal.
The problem with second-hand equipment is that products such as oil, spare belts, etc may be harder to come by, and maybe more expensive if they are rare.
You can also keep up to date with the annual discounts offered by retailers. 10-15% discounts are often available for new buyers on online stores, as well as deals if you buy additional products in bulk.
Should You Buy a Used Lawnmower?
A used lawnmower can help you save money in some cases. But it is very important to know how good a condition the lawnmower is in before you commit to the sale.
A lawnmower that is just a few years old and in good condition can save you the trouble of buying a new lawnmower. Their parts tend to still be in circulation and are easy to acquire.
When buying a second-hand lawnmower, make sure that it is a well-known brand. Because well-known brands are often of better quality and therefore last longer.
You can usually tell how much a second-hand lawnmower has been used by its appearance and condition. Second-hand lawnmowers can save you at least 50% of the retail price than if you were to buy brand new.
Avoid lawn mowers that are old or malfunctioning, as repairs may cost you more overall.
If you are buying the lawnmower from a dealer, be sure to ask who the previous owner of the machine was, why they sold it, and its latest condition.
You may even ask for the usage and warranty certificate if any. If the person you bought is not a dealer but a private person, ask for all necessary documents related to the product.
If you are not satisfied with the product, take it to a nearby dealer or technical service to have it checked. Spare parts for lawnmowers can be quite expensive, so before purchasing your lawnmower, you should make sure that it is in good working order.
Which Month is Best For Cheap Lawn Mowers?
Lawnmowers are most expensive during the summer months. The main reason for this is that homeowners wish to clear up their gardens so they can be enjoyed in hot weather.
After the summer season, especially in the autumn and winter months, lawnmowers are cheaper. Therefore you can take advantage of discounts in September when retailers are trying to move their unsold summer stock.
In addition to this, in April and May, you can find the newest models. Manufacturers bring the models they have been working on all winter to the buyers during this season, and sometimes offer discounts to early customers.
But in order to take advantage of these early season discounts, you must act fast. They do not last long. The best way is to plan ahead, look at prospective lawn mower releases and visit the store on the day of release.
How Long Does A Lawn Mower Last?
The lifespan of lawnmowers is 8-10 years on average, but how long they last are also closely related to how you use your lawnmower.
While some users do not care about the necessary seasonal maintenance, their machines will slow down and malfunction much quicker than someone who does the necessary maintenance before each season.
In addition, the life of your lawnmower varies according to the climate of the region you live in. If you live in an area where it rains all the time, your machine will probably come into contact with water often which can damage the internal parts over time.
This may cause the metal parts of your machine to rust. In addition to this, the condition of your garden, the length, and the structure of your grass are other factors that determine the lifespan of the machine.
If you regularly maintain your lawnmower, it will last for a long time. In addition, the lawnmowers should be well kept in the seasons when they are not used and should not be exposed to water much, especially in the winter months.
Debates have been ongoing for many years about whether lawnmowers can be washed or not, and some argue that soaking the machine with water will damage the internal parts and the engine.
For this reason, you should never wash your machine with pressurized water. In particular, you should be very careful when cleaning the interior parts and take care not to let water into your machine.
What Is The Average Cost Of A Lawn Mower?
The average price of a lawnmower today is $1500-200. You can also find second-hand lawnmowers for less than these prices. You can buy a used lawnmower in good working condition for around $400-600.
Overall it is best to aim for a middle-range lawnmower if you are looking to save money. middle range lawnmowers may not have all the superior attachments but they are high quality and last longer than lower-range brands which saves you money in the long run.
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