I'm thinking about getting a riding lawn mower to help with my ~0.6 acre lawn. After reading a bunch of internet reviews, I'm thinking about getting a John Deere L110 although it's a little pricier than I was originally intending ($1500 max, original limit).
I'm wondering a couple of things:
1. Will I will be able to get a much better deal than the list price if I wait until the end of the season?
2. Should I be considering used mowers? And if so, any tips on how to get a good deal? There are so many models/options available out there, I feel no confidence in being able to accurately say how much I should be paying for a used mower. (In particular, last week I saw a ~1987 Honda HT 3813, 2 cylinder, liquid cooled, with bagger attachment, at a garage sale for $750. No idea how many HP or what the cutting diameter was. Seemed to my amateur eye to be in good condition. It may still be available, for that matter--would it be a good deal.)
Thanks for any help,
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