I just wanted to know which of those stores (homedepot, walmart, amazon) it's safest to buy a $54 corded leaf blower from, and should i even bother with a protection plan, since Asurion's protection plans seem to be mass produced to loads of stores. Also, I have this 1950s 2-prong outlet at the side of the house, and may soon have an electrician come to convert it to a normal outlet which can accommodate a 14/3 Coleman cable for the blower. I'm wondering if conversion from a 1950s-style outdoor outlet to a contemp. one can easily be achieved, and if there's anything it makes sense to tell him prior to install. I guess this post is more geared toward shopper-savvy guys & electrical guys, but look, that's why i diverted it away from the main forums!