I just found out that John Deere will be breaking its exclusive sales agreement with Home Depot and begin selling their consumer products equipment at Lowe's in Spring of 2006. In this case Deere is reported to desire to retain control of their brand by not allowing a single retail chain to dominate sales. John Deere increased its Lawn/Garden Tractor Sales by 40% when they added their L Series in Home Depot. I own the L120 and am very pleased with it. I bought my L120 from a JD Dealer and when I told him that I could buy it at HD for $2000 (List Price $2300) he almost flipped out. But in the end he matched the price!! Follow Up Poll that I forgot to add.