Was looking into purchasing the new Redmax EB7000 BackPack Blower. I went to my local dealer and his price is $535.00. I explained to him that I could purchase this same unit from Alamia.com for $435.00. He was shocked. He said that he would contact his distributor to see why the price difference was so great. Well, I just got off the phone with my dealer and this is what he told me. The price of $435.00 from Alamia is correct, but as far as the Red Max Company and him, as an authorized Red Max dealer honoring the warranty of the unit is very unlikely. I also contacted Alamia directly and explained to them what was passed onto me from my dealer. The sales rep at Alamia did state that he has heard of some dealers not honoring the waranty. The Alamia sales rep also stated that this only seems to be an issue with the Red Max line of equipment. I was wondering if anyone else has inquired about this price difference and has gotten the same response? Does anyone know of this equipment's track record? What is the likely hood that this unit would fail in the first year or two. Any feedback would be appreciated.