It's time. Tonight I bought a lawn mower. However, since I purchased it online I will not get it for another 2 weeks... Ah, the pros and cons of buying online. I have been pricing lawn mowers for the last year or so and finally decided that I would buy an electric lawn mower. So the last few days I have been pricing those. Walmart and Target sell them, but only online. I was at Menards Saturday and the least expensive one they had was $200. The ones at Walmart and Target were in the $150-$225 range. However, I believe I got the best deal direct from amazon.com for $155 (and free shipping if you're willing to wait about 2 weeks)--this was the same one Target was selling for $220. (retail value something like $398??)
Anyway, for those of you who are interested, I decided to go with the Black & Decker Lawn Hog 18-inch 12 Amp Electric Mulching Mower, Flip-Handle #MM675. I didn't read ALL of the 110 reviews at amazon.com, but most were satisified with the mower, although we'll have to see if the flip-handle is really a good feature or not. I might take the advice of others to tie up the flaps that are on both ends of the mower, since it can go either direction, theoretically to keep the power cord on one side. For the size of my lawn, I think I can hardly go wrong. I am looking forward to giving it a try.
Isn't online shipping an amazing thing? You hardly have to go out to the stores anymore. A great deal, delivered right to my door!
By the way, if anyone has anything bad to report about this lawn mower, please don't tell me...yet. Let me bask in my ignorance for just a while longer.