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Sears Craftsman 208CC 24" quiet 2 stage snowblower $421.99 free pickup $100 back in SYW points and others

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Sears Craftsman 208CC 24" quiet 2 stage snowblower $421.99 free pickup $100 back in SYW points

https://www.sears.com/cmi-lites-6...ockType=G1

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21" 179cc single stage $249.99 $100 back in SYW
https://www.sears.com/craftsman-2...ockType=G5

and

21" 208cc $289.99 and $100 back in SYW
https://www.sears.com/craftsman-8...ockType=G2 NLA

Edit check your freecash, I had another $15 coupon which didn't prevent the $100 back
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One more this one has free shipping if you aren't near a Sears
21" 208CC Single Stage $298.99 $100 back in SYW
https://www.sears.com/craftsman-2...ckType=G15

Edit, check your Freecash coupons, I had another $15 off coupon which doesn't prevent the points back
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Those are some consistently awful reviews.
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Those are some consistently awful reviews.
I've had the quiet one for several years. Its fine, just run non ethanol premium in it or run marvel mystery oil in the gas otherwise you run into carb issues, otherwise its been fine. As long as you do that up front you shouldn't have an issue.
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I've been using this exact model for 2 winters now and it's been flawless. Only use non ethanol fuel since the beginning btw.
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I've had the quiet one for several years. Its fine, just run non ethanol premium in it or run marvel mystery oil in the gas otherwise you run into carb issues, otherwise its been fine. As long as you do that up front you shouldn't have an issue.
i use stabil in all of my ethanol gas and have had zero issues
the reviews show that even with the use of stabil, the carb gets messed up when it goes into storage until the next winter.

to me, that screams bad carb design. perhaps the carb jets are smaller than in the past.

i have an older craftsman snowblower and it's a beast
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i use stabil in all of my ethanol gas and have had zero issues
the reviews show that even with the use of stabil, the carb gets messed up when it goes into storage until the next winter.

to me, that screams bad carb design. perhaps the carb jets are smaller than in the past.

i have an older craftsman snowblower and it's a beast
You really can't just run this one empty because of the float bowl design, you have to drain it with the nut at the bottom or some gas remains in it. If you're using ethanol fuel you are actually better running marvel mystery oil and leaving the tank as full as possible. It's simpler just to run non ethanol fuel (around here most premium gas is non ethanol).
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It is worth the money to upgrade to one of these:
https://www.sears.com/craftsman-2...ockType=G6
24" with Power Steering and other upgrades for $473.99

or even

https://www.sears.com/craftsman-2...ockType=G2
28" for $631.99

Both are at amazing going out of business prices. If you wan't to see more extensive reviews on these, check out the Troy-bilt reviews at Home Depot. The units may have different options but are basically the same technology from the same factory. They all come from MTD and they make excellent Snow Throwers. (I don't know about that first one posted by the OP, it does not look like MTD to me but I could be wrong.)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Troy-.../305562533
Example of a review of a model that is very similar to the first one I posted.
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OP neglected to mention that "Points come in 10 installments" and prob have 7 days expiry date for each. Which means you would have to use $10 points each month on some useless crap. That too within 7 days.
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One more this one has free shipping if you aren't near a Sears
21" 208CC Single Stage $298.99 $100 back in SYW
https://www.sears.com/craftsman-2...ckType=G15

Edit, check your Freecash coupons, I had another $15 off coupon which doesn't prevent the points back
First time buying a snowblower... any difference between this one and the 88990 other than colour and delivery? Anyone have any reviews on this one?
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Installments are ambiguous as well. My BF $130 table with $100 points back already expired half the points before I picked the table up with no warning. Awesome for a site that emails you twice a day if you leave an item in your cart.

Edit:if you call about expired points they'll give you $10 but when I tried checking out with those it gave me a "Place Order Failed" error so I gave up.
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Good for all the snow we've gotten this year.
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Before I can find this, I'll have to find a Sear's first.
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OP neglected to mention that "Points come in 10 installments" and prob have 7 days expiry date for each. Which means you would have to use $10 points each month on some useless crap. That too within 7 days.
Yeah the points are pretty worthless.
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i use stabil in all of my ethanol gas and have had zero issues
the reviews show that even with the use of stabil, the carb gets messed up when it goes into storage until the next winter.

to me, that screams bad carb design. perhaps the carb jets are smaller than in the past.

i have an older craftsman snowblower and it's a beast

Yes, I have zero problem after I put Stabil in gasoline in every refill. I haven't needed to clear clog in the bowl net inside the carburator any more. Not even once. A 64oz sold by Walmart goes for $8.88, which will last for several years.
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