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The Best Time to Buy a Lawn Mower

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Like with any expensive piece of equipment, finding the cheapest time to buy a lawn mower can save you a substantial amount of money.

When is The Best Time to Buy a Lawn Mower?

The best time of year to buy a lawn mower is between September and February as a rule of thumb. The reasoning behind this conclusion is perfectly rational. Think about it, gardening is a seasonal hobby with less people concerned with the upkeep of their garden during the winter months. This leads to companies with stock they haven’t sold at the end of each summer taking up valuable space in their warehouses.

Ok but big companies can surely afford to store them for a few months right? As well as taking up space over the colder months, lawn mowers that weren’t sold during the summer are likely to be outdated by the following summer.

This years gleaming mower with all the bells and whistles is likely to be deemed outdated upon release of the newer models with the latest technologies.

However, these technological improvements are often minor. This means waiting until summers finished is a great way to get this years top quality lawn mowers with a heavily discounted price tag.

Grass Growth

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The lower price tags are also tied into the fact that the grasses growth is slowed during these months. When the grass begins to grow again in early spring lawn mower prices tend to grow with it.

Exceptions to the Rule

Typically speaking the best time to buy a lawn mower is during the last quarter of the year. However, this isn’t the case 100 percent of the time. All year round people are upgrading their current mowers and selling their old ones. If you’re buying a second hand lawn mower you can find great quality lawn mowers for sale all year round.

How to Find the Best Lawn Mower Deals

If you’ve found this page you’re likely to be looking to get the best deal possible for your new lawn mower. We don’t blame you, these can be really expensive pieces of kit. There’s a few tips which can help you get the best deal possible when buying which are as follows.

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If you’re keeping an eye out for a new lawn mower what better way than to let one come to you? Looking for one at the end of the season means there’s no rush on finding one quickly. This allows you to subscribe to newsletters from lawn mower retailers who will reach out to you with the best deals for lawn mowers.

This is a great way to save you from actively looking for lawn mowers.

If you’re hesitant about getting spammed by providers fear not. Once you’ve found your perfect lawn mower just click the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the page next time you get an email.

Second Hand Savings

If you’re only considering a brand new lawn mower then you may want to skip to the next tip. Otherwise second hand lawn mowers can be a great way to get a great quality lawn mower for just a fraction of the original retail price.
There’s no reason a second hand lawn mower can’t keep you going for years to come. Especially if it’s previous owner has looked after it well! A great way to find used lawn mowers is through Amazon, EBay and Craigslist.

Know Your Brands

If you know a manufacture is soon to release a new model of lawn mower this can play into your hands. They will often need to move a lot of their old stock prior to releasing the new model and you can get a brand new lawn mower for a heavily discounted price.

The drawback with this method is that it does take some industry knowledge. As well as a bit of an inner gardening nerd to keep up with the latest lawn mower releases. Perhaps not the most suitable method for a more casual gardener but still a great method!

Final Thoughts

To summarise, we recommend purchasing your new lawn mower at the end of the summer season between September and February. You definitely want to make sure you get your hands on a new lawn mower before the grass starts growing again!

Remember, this is just our recommendation and you can get your hands on some great deals all year around. For example, we wrote a guide with some great mowers under 300 dollars. These are great quality mowers which can be purchased for a reasonable price all year round.

 If you shop wisely there’s no reason you won’t get a great deal. Happy mower shopping!

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