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Old 02-05-2010, 11:53 AM
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Every time before we get a good snow one of the local news story is about snow shovels being sold-out and being hard to come by. What I want to know is where do they all disapear to between storms? I've had the same ones for years and just had to replace one. Does everyone else throw them out after use?
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That's an easy one. The kids usually take the shovel to their friends house to build something like an igloo or just a pile of snow to jump in. Once the pile is built, the shovel is thrown to the side and forgotted about! That's what happens around here anyway.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:05 PM
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I just bought a new one today. My other two have that half moon shape on the lip, from scraping the road I bet they are 15 years old. I stepped up to the plow style (knowing I have the old school aluminum as my go to).

Depot was funny. They have a display ov every shovel ever made (but no snow) in the front of the store. People are buying those long skinny ones for planting bulbs at this point.
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I always wondered that too. Mine have lasted years and get a pretty good work-out.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:21 PM
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Well you have millions of people needing a snow shovel everytime it snows. When a storm comes only a very small % of them actually get one before they are sold out. This only happens about about every 3 to 5 years so its going to take alot of snow storms before everyone has their own shovel. Not very many people think of buying them in advance because it snows so little.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:24 PM
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I bought a really nice one several years ago. All steel. I was just at Lowes and they had tons of snow shovels by the front door. They were plastic with a steal strip on bottom. I almost got one but I doubt it would last one good snow storm.
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I thought they were disposable, one use shovels
Wait till I go back and see that woman that told me that








Seriously though, I was going in HD at the end of last winter and they had a box full of what seemed to be (an after using them confirmed to be)
light weight, quality shovels. I grabbed 3 of them. I believe they were around $3.00 each. I could not pass up that price.
I have 4 different types and I think 7 total. Some are over 10 years old.

Yea, the fact they sell out just before EVERY snow is strange.
Even if there are multiple storms in a season.
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You mean young high school kids don't come around and shovel your walk for $3.00 like we used to do?
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I hear ya. I was at Lowes today to get some electrical items and I think I was the only person NOT buying a snow shovel! They had BOXES of them!! And people were snatching them up like crazy.
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I hear ya. I was at Lowes today to get some electrical items and I think I was the only person NOT buying a snow shovel! They had BOXES of them!! And people were snatching them up like crazy.
There's an idea in that for the Business ideas for this economy ( 12 ) thread.. buya case of snow shovels, wait until HD runs out and scalp'em in the parking lot
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
You mean young high school kids don't come around and shovel your walk for $3.00 like we used to do?
We don't have any kids (willing to work) in our neighborhood.
Now-a-days they would slip on your sidewalk and their parents may sue you.

Here in MD, Gov. O'Mally would want to take taxes out on them.
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post

... I have 4 different types and I think 7 total. Some are over 10 years old.
You need to speak with Dr. Phil - he can help you!

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You need to speak with Dr. Phil - he can help you!

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With 4 people to shovel and a lumbar that isn't getting any better you have to find what works.
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I wonder the same thing about snow blowers around here. Everyone I know already has a snowblower, the snowblower will last like 20 years, who is buying the 100s that are out in front of Home Depot every November and December?
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I wonder the same thing about plywood in hurricanes. If you bought it once, why didn't you keep for the next one. Same applies to the shovels. I did try to buy one this week to no avail, only because we only have one and it would go much faster with two people shoveling. At this point though I think a plow in my suburban would be the better way to go!
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Snow shovel? I'm using my leaf blower.
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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
You mean young high school kids don't come around and shovel your walk for $3.00 like we used to do?
Yep here they do. I make my kids pitch in at a cost of $0. Although feeding the tikes cost me around $1,000 per month.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
Snow shovel? I'm using my leaf blower.

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Originally Posted by Afishinado View Post
There's an idea in that for the Business ideas for this economy ( 12 ) thread.. buya case of snow shovels, wait until HD runs out and scalp'em in the parking lot
Everyone around here has more than their share of shovels, people in New England tend to be prepared for winter. Home Depot and Lowes are both into spring time products at this point but snow shovels can still be found
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what's a snow shovel?
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