ok, just got back from the local saw and mower guy. They have a MS250C on the shelf. It was purchased new 2 weeks ago and the guy was replacing a husky 455. He returned it in the 7 days complaining it didnt have enough power to get the job done. It will be sold to me as new with all warranties for $300. He also told me that if I wanted a little more power to look at the MS290? Farm/Ranch? It was $389. Im sure I could dicker with them a little on both. Im not going to be dropping 5 trees a week but I will be burning 5 cords next season. What do you all think?