One thing I needed to buy since I got my new house is a lawn mower. I'd planned on getting a little push mower as soon as the stores started getting some in. Everybody else around here seems to have a riding mower, but my yard is too small for one. I can't justify spending over a thousand dollars on a mower that will barely fit into my yard in the first place.
The problem was, I wasn't sure I could fit one in my little car. I thought, briefly, about driving my old Jimmy up there to bring it home in. I don't have insurance on it any more, and with my luck, I'd get into my very first wreck. While I was still debating this conundrum, I went to Walmart.com to research the different models and such.
I found this one that I really liked.
It's a Snapper, which is a good brand. This model is a middle of the range price-wise, and got good reviews on the site. It's self propelled, and comes with a bag to catch the clippings. That's good, because I can collect them and add them to my compost pile.
I checked to see if it was available locally, I noticed this little gem: it has free shipping. FREE. SHIPPING! Seriously. I can get a lawn mower shipped to my house. FOR FREE!!
OK, my options were free shipping, and it'll get here by next Friday, or I could pay $4.95 shipping and it will get here by Wednesday. I started to take the Wednesday delivery, but then I figured I wouldn't mow until next weekend anyway. So I got a lawnmower shipped to my house.
Can't beat that with a stick.