Once upon a time, there was a man named John who had always looked for deals. So, when it was time to buy a new lawn mower, he chose to buy from a big box store to save some money. He thought that all lawn mowers were the same, so why not buy the least expensive one?
John soon saw that he had made a mistake, though. Not long after he started to use his new lawn mower, it stopped working. It couldn't last even a few weeks because it was made of cheap materials and wasn't put together well. Worst of all, there was no support from the big box store, or the lawn mower brand. John was upset and angry, so he decided to do some research and talk to some experts.
That's when he realized how important it was to buy high-quality brands from small businesses in his area. He found out that these kinds of businesses usually know more about the products they sell and can give better customer service and support. They also sell things that are usually of better quality and made to last longer.
So, John went to a small business nearby that sold high-quality lawn mowers. He liked that there were many top-quality brands to choose from and that the staff knew what they were talking about. He ended up buying a lawn mower from a brand he had never heard of before, but the staff assured him it was reliable and well-made.
John was happy to see that his new lawn mower was a big step up from the one he had before. It did a great job cutting his grass and never broke down. He learned that the grass isn't always greener on the other side. After that, he made it a point to always buy local and shop for Outdoor Power Equipment from a small businesses in his area.
Note: This 100% based of of a true story. This exact situation happens frequently. It's happened with all types of Outdoor Power Equipment especially generators, snow blowers, chainsaws, blowers, and zero-turn lawn mowers. The point of this short story is, don't be a John, Shop Local, and sometimes the old saying "Buy Once, Cry Once" is the best advice to take.
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