Refurbished items did just cross my mind but if you can find a good refurbished blower for $300 you should
buy it already because you also need to consider we're looking for a leaf blower, in the fall!
Try finding this same blower around February if you want a deal.
July and August are good months as well, maybe September.
But you try and find a backpack blower "cheap" in the fall, that's like all the folks running out
to try and find a generator because a hurricane is on the radar, who are all these folks kidding?
You want to find a deal, you need to buy it during the off season.
Here are two I could scare up on short notice but they're no deal, just the best I could find:
Now I did find a 560BTS new for $400, it's about a 500 cfm blower...
On a bonus note, give it two months if you want to find deals on generators.
Bet you can find some power generator sales around 15.Jan-28.Feb !
Make a note of it so you don't forget.