We recently moved into a home with a 150 foot driveway and in Cleveland that is a heck of a lot of shoveling.
I hate to pay full price for things so I immediately went onto Craig list and started looking for a used snow blower. We were so lucky, in part because it was so late in the season, to get a ten year old Toro snow blower for $20.
The snow blower has a gas and an electric start. It is a two stage unit, and despite its age it runs fabulously once you get it started. It cleans our driveway after just one pass. I love this.
With everything that you buy used it is not perfect. We are going to need to replace the electric starter before we use it again next season. The muffler is also pretty much shot which accounts for the loudness of the Toro Snow blower.
Overall even with the downfalls for $20 not waking up the next morning with a painful backache makes this a steal!!!