So, you want to buy a lawnmower. This is a challenging task with the countless brands, sizes, fuel types, blade types. And that doesn’t even factor in having to figure out when the best time to buy is. Let’s discuss how to pinpoint the best time for you to buy your new mower.
What is the Best Time to Buy a Mower?
There are a lot of opinions out there on when the best time to buy a lawnmower is. And if you’re not careful, you’ll walk away from your internet searching thinking that there’s no better time to buy than right now.
But this may cost you, and the deals that you’d possibly miss out on may lead to buyer’s remorse.
Generally, the best time to buy a lawnmower is either right before, or right after mowing season. This means sometime between April and May, and then sometime in August through October.
We recommend waiting until the fall, however. This is because businesses will be looking to empty their floors of unsold lawnmowers and other accessories in preparation for other appliances that will be hot for the holiday season.
Dealers and retailers will be anticipating a flock of people wanting to purchase a new lawnmower right before mowing season. As a result, they may be less likely to have the kinds of deals that would maximize your total savings.
That said, we also recommend signing up for email alerts from your favorite home improvement store. This will ensure that you do indeed get the best deal.
Even though there is a buying season, different retailers like to spring (pun intended) sales on their customers at a moment’s notice. Why wait until the fall when you get as high as a 40% discount in the middle of summer?
Finally, be careful if you're buying a used mower from a place such as Craigslist. You'll want to make sure that you aren't paying a higher price for the used mower than what you'd pay for a new one at 30 to 40% off.
Regardless of where you buy your mower from, you should also look into any warranty that remains for a used one, or any warranty that comes with a new one.
Buying a lawnmower doesn’t have to be a complex process. Being smart and patient will ensure that you get the best mower, for the best price. Be sure to sign up for emails from your favorite dealer or retailer so that you can be the early bird that gets the worm.