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EGO Select Cut 21 in. Self-Propelled Lawn Mower LM2135SP $600

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Ace Hardware lists this mower for $630 but gives $30 discount for Ace Rewards members (free signup), which brings the price down to $600 (before tax), which is $50 cheaper than Home Depot $650 before tax list price.

This is the only Ego model where I found such price discrepancy.

The difference between this and Ego LM2102SP: LM2135SP is the "select cut" model which is 2-blade one - two blades inside the mower, one of those is switchable between mulching and bagging. So, it should have a better cut at the expense of slower speeds, but LM2135SP tries to compensate for that with brushless motor (not in LM2102SP) which should be tad more efficient and last longer.

FWIW LM2135SP is Wirecutter's pick [nytimes.com] as of now for battery-powered mowers. It's also among the recommended ones by Consumer Reports', although CR more or less recommends all 3 Ego's self-propelled and neither CR or Wirecutter tested Makita's newest models yet (their 21" self-propelled equivalent XML08PT1 looks like a tank but it costs $850).

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This has been the same price at Home Depot for a few weeks. I bought mine a month ago and am pretty happy with it. I have a little over 1/3 acre yard and decided to go with the ego because of the large battery and the plastic body. The cut is not the greatest with anything over 3", but I'm able to finish the whole yard in one charge mainly because I don't use the the self propelled drive system most of the time because it's just so easy to push. I was thinking of buying the toro 60V but using the self propelled drive system all the time would probably not give me enough juice to finish in one charge. Oh and the fact that it only takes an hour to fully charge the ego battery vs the 2.5 on the toro.
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This has been the same price at Home Depot for a few weeks. I bought mine a month ago and am pretty happy with it. I have a little over 1/3 acre yard and decided to go with the ego because of the large battery and the plastic body. The cut is not the greatest with anything over 3", but I'm able to finish the whole yard in one charge mainly because I don't use the the self propelled drive system most of the time because it's just so easy to push. I was thinking of buying the toro 60V but using the self propelled drive system all the time would probably not give me enough juice to finish in one charge. Oh and the fact that it only takes an hour to fully charge the ego battery vs the 2.5 on the toro.
Greenworks $200-300 less plush brushlesss motor
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Greenworks $200-300 less plush brushlesss motor
The select cut is brushless, much better battery/charger and dual-blade.
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Greenworks $200-300 less plush brushlesss motor
Apple to orange comparison. Similar self propelled model with dual battery (since this one has a 7.5A battery) from Green works is at the same price range.

This deal has been around at ACE for weeks. Not worth to post it as it was the same price at ACME and HD at that time where do not need a reward membership. Now the price at HD is back to $650 but out of stock at most stores. I could get it for $534 or less after rebate. I could even save 15% more on top of that using gift card deals.
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This deal has been around at ACE for weeks. Not worth to pay it as it was the same price at ACME and HD at that time where do not need a reward membership. Now the price at HD is back to $650 but out of stock at most stores. I could get it for $534 or less after rebate. I could even save 15% more on top of that using gift card deals.
I see, I had no idea this is not a good deal. I only started shopping now after my other mower died, and I was looking for the best possible option at this time. Oh well.
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Ace Hardware lists this mower for $630 but gives $30 discount for Ace Rewards members (free signup), which brings the price down to $600 (before tax), which is $50 cheaper than Home Depot $650 before tax list price.

This is the only Ego model where I found such price discrepancy.

The difference between this and Ego LM2102SP: LM2135SP is the "select cut" model which is 2-blade one - two blades inside the mower, one of those is switchable between mulching and bagging. So, it should have a better cut at the expense of slower speeds, but LM2135SP tries to compensate for that with brushless motor (not in LM2102SP) which should be tad more efficient and last longer.

FWIW LM2135SP is Wirecutter's pick [nytimes.com] as of now for battery-powered mowers. It's also among the recommended ones by Consumer Reports', although CR more or less recommends all 3 Ego's self-propelled and neither CR or Wirecutter tested Makita's newest models yet (their 21" self-propelled equivalent XML08PT1 looks like a tank but it costs $850).

https://www.acehardware.com/depar...rs/7006686
Wirecutter is a piece of crap, and reflects the influence of advertisers.

Get the Toro 22" 60V Recycler self-propelled electric for about $300 at some Home Depot stores on closeout. It's excellent and half the price.
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I see, I had no idea this is not a good deal. I only started shopping now after my other mower died, and I was looking for the best possible option at this time. Oh well.
It is not a bad price, just not a slick deal. I have my discounted HD giftcards ready and may get one for less than $500 after rebate when it is back in stock at HD.
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It is not a bad price, just not a slick deal. I have my discounted HD giftcards ready and may get one for less than $500 after rebate when it is back in stock at HD.
What rebate?
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What rebate?
11% matching rebate from HD in the midwest wherever it has a Menard's in the area.
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11% matching rebate from HD in the midwest wherever it has a Menard's in the area.
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I could really use one of these, and they have advantages for my specific situation, but in a time where $50-100 will buy any number of perfectly functional used mowers off of craigslist or from small engine repair outfits, $600 for a consumer mower is an almost-obscene luxury... and this really doesn't seem a time to be buying almost-obscene luxuries.

I'm really surprised to see so few sales and deals after retail has been hit so hard. It's like they're waiting for the demand to come surging back, with no sign of that on the horizon. In Ego's case, their biggest B&M dealer, Home Depot, is really steering customers to Ryobi instead, and it seems most stores are not even putting the new models out until last year's models are sold- which may take a long time in this market. If they get serious about cutting the price I'll consider it, but that does NOT mean $50 off of $650.

I can wait a long time- better value alternatives may well come up first.
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I could really use one of these, and they have advantages for my specific situation, but in a time where $50-100 will buy any number of perfectly functional used mowers off of craigslist or from small engine repair outfits, $600 for a consumer mower is an almost-obscene luxury... and this really doesn't seem a time to be buying almost-obscene luxuries.

I'm really surprised to see so few sales and deals after retail has been hit so hard. It's like they're waiting for the demand to come surging back, with no sign of that on the horizon. In Ego's case, their biggest B&M dealer, Home Depot, is really steering customers to Ryobi instead, and it seems most stores are not even putting the new models out until last year's models are sold- which may take a long time in this market. If they get serious about cutting the price I'll consider it, but that does NOT mean $50 off of $650.

I can wait a long time- better value alternatives may well come up first.
I disagree.
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I could really use one of these, and they have advantages for my specific situation, but in a time where $50-100 will buy any number of perfectly functional used mowers off of craigslist or from small engine repair outfits, $600 for a consumer mower is an almost-obscene luxury... and this really doesn't seem a time to be buying almost-obscene luxuries.

I'm really surprised to see so few sales and deals after retail has been hit so hard. It's like they're waiting for the demand to come surging back, with no sign of that on the horizon. In Ego's case, their biggest B&M dealer, Home Depot, is really steering customers to Ryobi instead, and it seems most stores are not even putting the new models out until last year's models are sold- which may take a long time in this market. If they get serious about cutting the price I'll consider it, but that does NOT mean $50 off of $650.

I can wait a long time- better value alternatives may well come up first.
I agree the prices feel high. I looked on Craigslist in my area but found that discounts people ask for these are not large enough (for me) to offset the risk of having no warranty. Especially with the 7Ah battery costing $350... It also seems that among other retail, home improvement stores are not suffering at all due to people staying home and doing more home improvement projects: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/ar...sits-surge
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I could really use one of these, and they have advantages for my specific situation, but in a time where $50-100 will buy any number of perfectly functional used mowers off of craigslist or from small engine repair outfits, $600 for a consumer mower is an almost-obscene luxury... and this really doesn't seem a time to be buying almost-obscene luxuries.

I'm really surprised to see so few sales and deals after retail has been hit so hard. It's like they're waiting for the demand to come surging back, with no sign of that on the horizon. In Ego's case, their biggest B&M dealer, Home Depot, is really steering customers to Ryobi instead, and it seems most stores are not even putting the new models out until last year's models are sold- which may take a long time in this market. If they get serious about cutting the price I'll consider it, but that does NOT mean $50 off of $650.

I can wait a long time- better value alternatives may well come up first.
Think about the time and cost you will need to maintain those used gas mower in the next 5 years. There is a reason for the previous owner to get rid of it. I gave away a 20 year old craftman mower that was still in decent working condition. I am getting tire of changing the spark plug and engine old every year. Inhaling the fume/smoke and the loud noise are certainly not good for my health either. If you cannot afford the new model at $600, the last year model is around $100 cheaper. It would be even cheaper if you don't need the self-propelled function. Most people with a tight budget would not consider a new release top model.
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