Now is the best time! Dealers trying to move inventory before end of year. Bought 2013 exmark lazer x demo with 147hrs and red tech and full warranty for about 3k less then retail. And a 2010 walker mtghs 26hp efi with grammer suspension seat and 407hrs for about half price of new one. and it still has warranty. You always get better deal if you pay cash instead of financing. It would make me depressed if we had a drought like 2012 and I was making payments every month on a machine im not using!