Jrco dethatchers have to fight the specific model of the mower. I can see a bagger being a little cheaper if i went thru ebay, but then i didnt mind gettin it with all the equipment that i had to pick up at this dealer anyway. A redmax you said for 500 + tax? Well then the tax is going to come out to be more than what i paid. As for the mowers, i found something that i wanted and was new, not something through a guy on craigslist who would tell me it works and runs great. Btw i saw that mower for 700, and it was a pos. Not only was it really dirty and broken down, i would like to bet that its guts needed a LOT of attention. New hydro for 2450? I did not see that, but am skeptically because that is way off what they cost.