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McGregor 34cm Cordless Rotary Lawnmower - 36V - £79.99 @ Argos
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McGregor 34cm Cordless Rotary Lawnmower - 36V - £79.99 @ Argos

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Posted 21st Oct 2018
Cordless lawnmower under £80. Previously sold for as much as £199. Very good reviews. Just bought one- used today after performed well.
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Wow he is branching out. From whiskey now to lawn mowers.
Knockout deal.
Will wrestle this away from Argos.
Will submit my reservation.
Lets hope the battery is as good as reported and the McGregor does not tap out on me.
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Feedback: Mowing lawn is fun now. Charge lasts my decent size garden. Happy with purchase. Thanks OP.
PS. Also got £10 voucher after I took extended cover.
FunkiestMonkey21st Oct

Knockout deal. Will wrestle this away from Argos.Will submit my …Knockout deal. Will wrestle this away from Argos.Will submit my reservation.Lets hope the battery is as good as reported and the McGregor does not tap out on me.



Now back to £99.99, but still good value.

I called the McGregor helpline (run by an independent garden machinery repair company that subcontracts for McGregor / Spear and Jackson - both the same company); this price is almost certainly less than Argos paid for it (probably about £120). A replacement battery alone is £85, so the advice was: if you really want a spare battery, just buy a second machine and then you'll have spares of everything

However, he also said that you probably don't need a spare battery, as the original should last 7 years if you treat it well - keep it above 4 degrees C (i.e. not in the shed or garage over the winter) and run it through regular discharge and recharge cycles (he said 3 times over the winter, though that might be overkill).

He also noted that battery prices are dropping every year (this year down £15 from last year), and once Chinese manufacturers start making non-OEM copies, that will drive it even further down (despite the exchange rate being worse this year). FYI, the cells in the original battery are Samsung, so should be good quality
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