Lowes.com has Husqvana 42" 19 18.5 Briggs & Stratton Riding Mower (YTA18542)
on sale for $1199 you can then easily use a Lowes 10% off coupon to get it to $1079.10 before delivery and taxes. For me delivery is $84. Bringing the total before taxes to $1163.10. Some of you may be luck enough to find one in stock in your area and get free delivery or in store pickup.
This is the automatic CVT transmission not the Hydrostatic.
It's very similar to a deal on a Craftsman 42" rider posted here last year.
Edit: This needs changing to YMMV. I have done some research and see that it is not on sale in all parts of the country but is in many. Also confirmed that if you find one in stock in your area you don't have to pay the delivery fee and can still select Lowes truck delivery to get it delivered. You need to use brickseek (link below) to find one in stock within 100 miles of your delivery address. If you do, and its on sale in your area you can get this delivered for $1079.10 plus tax.