Um, ya. They'll blow the snow like no tomorrow! I have one and it works good. As to the deal, seems pretty good. I see them with fels for $2000 which I have a hard time paying. Better to counteroffer and see where it goes.
Looks like a good deal if everything works as stated. You can always sell the pieces that you don't need and get some of your money back. I'm with you on that 2 stage blower I hear they work well and would not mind having one either.