DeBlog: Better Deal: A Snowblower Or Plowing Service?

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Snowblower (credit: CBS)

Snowblower (credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS) Jason DeRusha
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By Jason DeRusha, WCCO-TV

As you may or may not know about me, I own a shovel. That’s it. No plow on an ATV, no snowblower, nothing. Oh, actually I have an ice scraper. The Ultimate Ice Scraper. It’s pretty awesome.

But after the 30 inches of snow we’ve had this winter, I’m cashing in my chips. I’m out. I’m getting too old for this stuff. So I need to make a decision.

And whenever I need to make a decision, I believe, it’s a Good Question. Which is a better deal: a brand new snowblower or a plowing service? And how many plows would it take to equal the cost of a good snowblower?

We’re going to run the numbers for you tonight. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you use a plow service? Are you happy with it? Or do you refuse to spend the money, and prefer rocking your own snowblower? Or are you a luddite like me, and shovel?

Share your thoughts, we’ll use them on TV tonight at 10!

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