Well, there's the whole financing thing, too. 0% or x number of months with no payments, or a combination of the above. I don't disagree new equip. can be and usually is the better investment long term. But I stand behind what I said about finding gems though. They're out there if you're patient. Sometimes 1/2 off a 1-2 year old mower is worth something, too. To each his own.