So today my father mentioned he saw some Hitachi leaf blowers at sears in the center isle for $89.99. I needed a blower and went over there to buy one. I got one and it rang up at $74.99. I used a Lands End gift card obtained at 20% off, so I ended up with quite a steal. In the past a good deal for this blower was $90-100 for a new one, and $80 for a refurb. This is a an EXCELLENT deal if your sears has one.
These come with a 7 year warranty too!
My sears had about 4 of them stacked up. They also had some Hitachi chain saws on sale, but I didn't take note of the price.