Ryobi 36V Li-Ion Battery Powered Lawnmower £199.98 @ B&Q
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Ryobi 36V Li-Ion Battery Powered Lawnmower £199.98 @ B&Q

£199.98B&Q Deals
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LocalFound 27th Nov 2012
Just the time to buy a lawnmower! Wait until March and you'll pay full price.

In excess of £300 at most places. Gets decent reviews. Available for reserve and collect only.
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£200 on a BATTERY powered lawn mower...?!?!?! Is it April 1st? Battery power has its uses and its places, in a Lawn Mower is neither the place nor the use I'd recommend. I have a petrol, self propelled Honda Izy lawn mower and even that struggles at times if the grass is wet and the way things are going it's going to be wet forever! One of the reviews reads:

Just purchased this item. Surprised to find that spare batteries are not … Just purchased this item. Surprised to find that spare batteries are not available from B&Q. I contacted Ryobi and could not believe that they cost over £180 to replace and they are only guaranteed for one year.

It's just not feasible. It's a big no from me.
Blasphemous-If you are going to pull something apart at least balance it with all the reviews!!! Rated 4.5/5 from the reviews you looked at!
I thought this site was about deals, not opinions-can't find this any cheaper,heat added!
LifeOnSnickers

Blasphemous-If you are going to pull something apart at least balance it … Blasphemous-If you are going to pull something apart at least balance it with all the reviews!!! Rated 4.5/5 from the reviews you looked at!

I wasn't particularly interested in the reviews. The comment I quoted was given to highlight the price of a replacement battery.
LifeOnSnickers

I thought this site was about deals, not opinions-can't find this any … I thought this site was about deals, not opinions-can't find this any cheaper,heat added!

If I sell my stools at £10 a shot does that make my stools a hot deal just because they're not available cheaper? The fact that a deal is posted and the price is the lowest available does not make it a great/hot deal. Something that may be a great/hot deal to me may be a poor/cold deal to you. It's ALL about opinions.
LifeOnSnickers

Blasphemous-If you are going to pull something apart at least balance it … Blasphemous-If you are going to pull something apart at least balance it with all the reviews!!! Rated 4.5/5 from the reviews you looked at!

LifeOnSnickers

I thought this site was about deals, not opinions-can't find this any … I thought this site was about deals, not opinions-can't find this any cheaper,heat added!



Totally disagree. I've used this example before...
I'm not a fan of the iPhone, but if someone posts a good deal for the iPhone 5 I will vote hot.
That's what HUKD should be all about.
Pindi

Totally disagree. I've used this example before...I'm not a fan of the … Totally disagree. I've used this example before...I'm not a fan of the iPhone, but if someone posts a good deal for the iPhone 5 I will vote hot.That's what HUKD should be all about.

So you'd vote excrement at £10 a shot hot if it is the cheapest available? It's an extreme and ridiculous example but that's what it's intended to be as we all know it's not a hot deal (well, I suppose that depends how long it's been since it was produced!). I agree to a point guys and yes I too have voted some deals hot that I don't particularly like but whether you like it, whether you agree with it, this site IS about opinions as we all have different likes/dislikes. There will of course be deals posted that we are indifferent to. They will primarily be voted on by those that like and those that dislike the particular deal.

Getting back to this deal. I voted it cold based on my opinion and based upon my experience. I served my time as a fitter, I know how mechanics work, I know how horse power effects performance. I understand gearing... I could go on but won't bore you. I also voted cold due to my experience with Electric Mowers and Petrol Mowers. A rechargeable battery mower is a ridiculous use of the technology as it stands today. I'm more than willing to accept that that 'may' change in the future. We only need to look to mobile phone batteries to show that the technology has moved on leaps and bounds in the last 20 years. We have cars being driven by the technology now but the battery inside this mower is 36 volts! It just doesn't cut the mustard let alone the grass. If this is trickle charged then there is a constant cost (battery capacity will fall over time and top up will reoccur). If it is 'charge on demand', who wants to wait around for an hour for their mower to be charged? It could be raining in an hour. Mains Electric and Petrol mowers are ready to go and use fuel only when it's needed. I simply don't see the benefit of this mower from any angle other than it's noise level and that's not enough to warrant its substantial on going costs (remember the price of a replacement battery alone!).
Blasphemous

So you'd vote excrement at £10 a shot hot if it is the cheapest … So you'd vote excrement at £10 a shot hot if it is the cheapest available? It's an extreme and ridiculous example but that's what it's intended to be as we all know it's not a hot deal (well, I suppose that depends how long it's been since it was produced!). I agree to a point guys and yes I too have voted some deals hot that I don't particularly like but whether you like it, whether you agree with it, this site IS about opinions as we all have different likes/dislikes. There will of course be deals posted that we are indifferent to. They will primarily be voted on by those that like and those that dislike the particular deal.Getting back to this deal. I voted it cold based on my opinion and based upon my experience. I served my time as a fitter, I know how mechanics work, I know how horse power effects performance. I understand gearing... I could go on but won't bore you. I also voted cold due to my experience with Electric Mowers and Petrol Mowers. A rechargeable battery mower is a ridiculous use of the technology as it stands today. I'm more than willing to accept that that 'may' change in the future. We only need to look to mobile phone batteries to show that the technology has moved on leaps and bounds in the last 20 years. We have cars being driven by the technology now but the battery inside this mower is 36 volts! It just doesn't cut the mustard let alone the grass. If this is trickle charged then there is a constant cost (battery capacity will fall over time and top up will reoccur). If it is 'charge on demand', who wants to wait around for an hour for their mower to be charged? It could be raining in an hour. Mains Electric and Petrol mowers are ready to go and use fuel only when it's needed. I simply don't see the benefit of this mower from any angle other than it's noise level and that's not enough to warrant its substantial on going costs (remember the price of a replacement battery alone!).



I'm with blasphemous on this one. First, voting is (whether we like it or not) influenced by our opinions of the price, product etc. I won't simply vote something as hot just because it's the cheapest price. Quality for example will be a factor.

Secondly, I also find the idea of a battery charged lawn mower interesting but maybe flawed tbh. It might work well but I'd rather have a petrol or electric mower for the convenience and much cheaper cost!
Only a fool is going to pay £180 for a battery!?!? B&Q doing the matching strimmer at £133, so that's the battery problem solved unless somebody can strim and mow at the same time!

£330 for both (or £300 if you know somebody elderly on a Wednesday!). Still feel it's a good price, when the Bosch cordless mower is £350 alone!

3.5% Quidco brings it under £300 for both.
Got my 74 year old dad an electric mower. Doesn't quite stretch to the bottom of the garden but another extension lead helps. Takes him a while recoiling the leads but he's happy. Wasn't too happy the day he cut the lead though!
I decided to lend him my super Honda 21" rear roller self propelled petrol mower. Lovely stripes! Shame he pours so much petrol round the place when he fills it up using the jerry can and funnel. He ran out of petrol the other day. When I took him round to the garage he nearly had a heart attack when it came to paying for the petrol in his jerry can!
I decided to buy him a battery powered mower. Just about enough charge to cut the garden. Dad keeps the grass short so the battery power is ample. The next door neighbour brought him in a bottle of wine the other day...he's a fireman and works shifts.
Wonder what I'll get him for Xmas this year? He was looking a new strimmer...
Right then, let's rename this site to Hot UK Deals and Reviews.
Oh, and I have a battery powered Worx mower for my large garden and it's brilliant. Yes, I had to buy a second battery because of the size of the lawn, but it still does a much better job than my previous petrol mower.
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