As new homeowners my wife and I are having to start from scratch on buying lawn equipment, and as with a lot of new homeowners, funds are at a premium. We've lucked out and been able to borrow my father-in-law's mower for the summer, and have been pleased with the results but we'll need to return it shortly. We'll be looking for deals on weed whackers, edgers, leaf blowers and the like, but those can wait for next year if needed. The mower is going to be a needed purchase soon. When is the best time to buy a mower? I'm hoping to score a good deal on one since they're soon to be "out of season" (at least in NE Ohio), but I'm afraid of waiting too long and not being able to find one anywhere. Does Sears typically discount at the end of the season? I'm happy with the Craftsman that I'm borrowing, and have heard good things from others regarding them. Finally, does anyone have a recommendation for a particular model with the following features: 21", self-propelled (1 speed is fine), convertible bag/mulch (includes bag), comfortable for someone 6'5". Thanks, -Brett.