Usually by the time you need something, it’s no longer on sale. You can get a great deal on an A/C unit in October, for instance, but if you wait until the summer rolls around you’re obviously going to be paying full price.

That’s why I was surprised to see today’s Deal of the Day at For today only, you can get a cordless leaf blower marked down 50%, from $129.99 to $64.99. I like the fact that it’s cordless, as it means you don’t have to buy an enormous orange extension cord that then gets dragged through your neat piles of leaves, which creates more work. The blower only weighs three pounds, it comes with a “one hour quick charger,” and the blower tube has a scraper attachment for scraping off stuck-on leaves and debris.

As an added perk, is offering free standard shipping on leaf blowers (and chain saws) through Nov. 13, which automatically applies to this deal. And when you enter the all-purpose coupon code SEARS5OFF50 (good through the end of Jan. 2011 for any order over $50) at checkout, you can get another $5 off to bring this deal down to $60 before any applicable sales tax.

If you’ve got leaves piling up – or expect to in the coming weeks – jump on this deal right now, since it expires at midnight tonight.

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