Good Time to buy snow blower, thoughts?

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This might be a stupid question, but what will be a good time to buy the snow blower. Should i wait for the Black Friday sale, reviews to come out? Also, i heard they are going to provide 7.5 AH batteries instead of the 5.0 which are being shipped now. I bought the leaf blower 2 weeks ago and now on the labor day sale, they were providing additional free battery ...Missed that . So, waiting for another sale might be a good idea as anyways it won't snow here in Michigan till December. But then again, can't take the risk of the product getting out of stock ..lol 
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Trying to predict sales and promotions is nearly impossible.

My only thought is that I'm waiting until closer to the first snowfall in my area so that I'm well within Home Depot's 90-day return period should there be a problem with the unit I buy. If it's defective I want to be able to immediately exchange it for a replacement rather than wait for Ego's notoriously slow warranty repair service.

The first snow in my area generally falls right around Thanksgiving, so that puts me in the time frame for Black Friday sales.
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Good Point Ken. Waiting for Black Friday makes sense. There might be no sales, but atleast we'll be in the 90 day window.
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Sanjeev, if you open up a HD credit card, you will have up to 365 days to return your purchase for a "full refund."  The one exception is if you buy a gas operated equipment, then the policy is 30 days.  In addition, you will get $25 OFF of your first purchase, so you will save even more.  This way, you don't have to wait until Black Friday, as I am not certain EGO will discount their new snow blower.

I bought my 15" trimmer during Memorial Day and got their extra 2.0 Ah battery for free.  This Labor Day, they did the same promotion with the 530 CFM leaf blower.  Both holidays, the EGO trimmer and leaf blower did not go down in prices.  Thus, I don't believe the snow blower will either, but I could be "totally wrong" on this assessment.
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I believe HD has a 14 day price guarantee so depending when you made your leaf blower purchase, you may still be able to get the free battery. You woudl have to check back with the store to be sure.
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I'm with you on timing the purchases with the return period.  Warranty repairs can be painfully slow.
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I never buy new products that just come out. They always come with problems. I skip the first batch of tem and wait for people to complain about issues they encounter. Once the company fixes those issues, then I go ahead and get them. Better wait and be safe than rush and regret
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The problem with that theory is, there's ALWAYS something better coming down the pipe. If you wait for the next best thing you'll wait forever! Sometimes you've just got to take the plunge!!! :-)
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Sanjeev, as far as I know, Ego has not confirmed any kit configurations other than the dual 5Ah kit. Sure there's always a possibility of new kit options, but nothing is for sure at this point.
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The guy who posted the Snow Blower review on the Home Depot website was asked about whether he bought the kit with the two 5.0Ah batteries or the kit with the two 7.5Ah batteries. That sounds like Ego is planning to launch something with 7.5 AH. Or it might be some misunderstanding as well.
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They could use that dual system to make a 32" multi-blade mower that pros would like to use.
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Now that i seriously do need.