I bought this mini mower for several reasons. 1) It's electric, 2) size and 3) price. For those who have arthritis and simple motions, pull cords or firm gripping is an issue - the Joe Mow needs only to be plugged in and you're in business. 2) For small yards that don't need a big mower and storage and where space is an issue, Joe Mow fits the bill. 3) Joe Mow is priced at just a little over $100. I've only had the mower a week, but if the motor holds true, I've made a smart investment. I also purchased the extended warranty as a plan B. The mower has an added bonus-a grass catcher bag. Mind you, you can't go very far with it, but the fact that it has one is very convenient. Not only does this mower look smart, but I'm thrilled that it can handle my mini yard and be stored without a major hassle. I really like this mower.