Lawn mowers are not cheap. It is almost impossible to find a lawn mower (electric one) below $200. Wouldn’t it be great if you can split it into 4 without an interest? This article explains how and where to buy lawn mowers in Afterpay if there is a way.
What is Afterpay?
Afterpay is a buy-now-pay-later system that allows you literally to buy now but pay the full amount later incrementally. You might think that Afterpay is similar to how credit cards work. In some sense, yes, because you pay later. But, unlike credit cards, you don’t pay any interest and instead of paying the full amount later in credit card, you split the full amount into four payments. For example, if you buy a $200 item with Afterpay, you pay $50 fortnightly. Although it is free to use, you need to mind that when you miss the payment schedule, you have to pay a late fee.
How can I start using Afterpay?
The sign-up process is very simple. You can simply download the Afterpay App on your smartphone. It will require you to put your details and add your ID such as your driver’s license or Medicare card. You must be over 18 to be qualified for approval. Once the verification is done, Afterpay will issue a unique barcode on the app. When you make a purchase, you can show the barcode for scanning.
Using Afterpay does not affect your credit as long as you keep paying money on time. But, that does not mean that Afterpay cannot affect your credit score. Under the contract, Afterpay reserves the right to check your credit and to report negative activity on your account to the credit rating bureaus. This could harm your credit record just like a credit card.
Where can I buy a lawn mower with Afterpay?
Now that your Afterpay account is ready, let’s check where you can buy a lawnmower with Afterpay. As of November 2020, there are several places that offer an Afterpay purchase option.
On one of the websites, you can purchase a lawn mower with Afterpay.
How can I buy with Afterpay?
Now we know what Afterpay is and where you can buy a lawn mower using Afterpay. The final thing we want to know is how we can use Afterpay in those online stores. It is simple. All of them, like any other online store, offer an Afterpay payment option when you check out. Each website has a different design but when you check out and make a payment, there should be an option that you can select.
For example, the instructions above can be found in Kogan. As it describes, the steps to use Afterpay should be straightforward.
What type of lawnmower should I choose?
If you haven’t decided or if you are unsure of what type of lawnmower you want to buy, this section can be helpful. You can see the types of mowers and check if a certain type fits your needs and budget. First, let’s find out a mower type by garden size.
Lawnmower type by garden size
According to this lawnmower article, you can divide your area by comparing to a tennis court. If you think your area size to mow is about that of a tennis court, you can say it’s a medium size. If it’s half the size or smaller, it is a small size. If it’s bigger than the tennis court size, it is large. By size, you will want a different mower type.
Small lawn (~ 100 sq m): electric and cordless lawnmowers
Medium lawn (100 ~ 250 sq m): electric, cordless, and petrol lawnmowers
Large lawn (250+ sq m): petrol lawnmowers
There are largely three types of mowers you can consider. Each type has its own strengths and weaknesses.
Electric ones are very common. They run on electricity with a wired cord. This type is best for small and medium-sized gardens. These mowers are smaller and cheaper. Plus, they are easy to store. One thing you want to check if the cord can reach the area you want to mow.
If you have an experience of using an electric lawnmower, you will know that it’s not quite convenient to have a cord in your way. Cordless mowers have the same benefits of electric lawnmowers but without a cord. However, convenience comes with a higher price tag due to battery. Recently, people use lithium ion batteries that are lighter and last longer than traditional nickel-cadmium ones.
Petrol lawnmowers are suitable for large gardens where an electric cord cannot cover the whole area. The petrol type is a bit more expensive but more powerful and faster at mowing. They are easier to control around large objects. What you need to keep in mind is that petrol mowers will need more maintenance like car engines and need to fill up the tank with oil.
If your mowing area is small that you think you can use your muscle to cover the area (also to save money!), consider push lawnmowers. They are suitable for small gardens. You don’t have to spend electricity or produce loud noise or emissions. However, push lawnmowers are not good for larger or sloping areas that can be difficult to mow manually.
More Types to Consider
The mower types above are the most common, but they are not all. You might find that these other types are interesting and eventually end up buying one of them.
If your mowing area is not big and if you really hate mowing, consider robot lawnmowers. These days, robot mowers got improved a lot, They can sense obstacles and lawn edges. Furthermore, they became more affordable (still not cheap though). You just turn it on and the robot mower will do its job and return to its charging station automatically.
If you have a really big area, you may want to consider a ride-on mower. This type of mowers runs on petrol and offers convenience and fast speed. If you need to mow uphill area, consider to choose a more powerful horsepower. Of course, ride mowers are more expensive comparing the other types. But, you will benefit from great efficiency.
We have learned if we can buy lawnmowers on Afterpay and where we can buy one. It turns out buying a lawnmower is quite straightforward on one of those online stores. I also hope that you could decide what type of lawnmower you want to buy.
Although it is easy to use Afterpay, use it responsibly and make sure you pay on time to prevent late fees.
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