Retailers are fully stocked with the latest models by Oct. 1 and the snow blowers are usually on pre-season sale with discounts of up to 15 percent off. But once the first big snowfall hits, all bets are off. Stores sell out of the most popular machines fast and it can take weeks to restock. If you wait, you'll pay top dollar and most likely wind up with a machine that's too small for your walk and driveway. Start shopping in late September and early October to get the right machine for you home, and get it at a lower price. Discover the 10 best sites for online deals
for even more of a steal.