said by IamGimli:
My brother got an Ariens Deluxe 28" plus on sale a few weeks ago.
He paid $1090 instead of the usual $1300+ and his has a 305cc engine instead of the usual 250cc. Apparently they ran out of 250cc B&S engines for that lot so they substituted a 305cc B&S engine (off the 30" models).
That's a blower that'll last you 20+ years.
Don't be afraid to visit your local small engines dealers. They can usually easily match the big surface prices but you'll get a much better, more personalized service.
More power! Grunt grunt grunt.