I am in the market for a backpack blower. I despise the Poulan I am currently using, and I can't wait to replace it with commercial-grade blower. My dealer up the road has a Shindaiwa EB500 for $389. Is this a pretty decent price? Last time I was there, he was pretty much picked over on Shindaiwas, so that prevented me from checking out the EB480. This is a slightly less powerful blower than the EB500 is, but oddly enough it weighs almost 2 lbs. more. I don't know what the price difference is between the two, being as he didn't have a 480 in stock. Plus, I failed to ask them while I was there. So, I'll have to inquire about that when I visit the dealer tomorrow. I assume most of you guys would opt for the EB500. The dealer also has Red Max, and I am gonna give them a closer look also. Any advice from you guys would be appreciated.