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Snow Blower Sales

January 26, 2012, 9:50 PM by Angela Kennecke

Snow Blower Sales
SIOUX FALLS, SD - All of our recent snow is welcomed by those in the snow removal business.

But snow blower dealers haven't been suffering as much as you may think in our recently mild winter.
There's no denying that six inches of snow on the ground is good for snow blower sales.

"It slowed down in mid-November. Because we kind of have planner and procrastinators--those are our two customers. The planners did great this year. And the people holding off didn't have to buy any until the last snow and we did sell a few units because of that, which was great," Cory Hansen of Ideal Yardware said.

You could call Herb Hoffman one of those procrastinators. The recent snowfall brought him in to look for a snow blower for his mother.

"Not before because it's been so warm, but now it's starting to get the snow going, I just thought it would be something to get and make it easier for her, because she has a four stall wide driveway," Hoffman said.

While recent snow can help bring in customers, it's really the last couple of brutal winters that drove sales for this year.

"Surprisingly this has been the third best year in the history of our store with quantities of snow blower sales; based on last two year and the amount of snow, the supply just wasn't there, but the demand was great. So this year a lot of people bought early," Hansen said.

And that's smart, because you'll get the best price on a machine when the snow isn't flying.

"Summer time is always the best. We actually buy about three-fourths of our quantities in June and we get our best pricing; so our best sales are July and August," Hansen said.

And that's when you'll also find the greatest selection.

"We actually just ordered more. As crazy as that is; people think you must have a ton of inventory-we're actually really low and we have another truck coming next week," Hansen said.

The average snow blower sale price is right around $1,000.

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