I'm interested to see if Amazon will match LV's price in the US because
AFAIK LV doesn't have a brick-and-mortar store in the US and according
to Amazon's price matching policy posted on their website this is one
of the criteria for their offer. I just recently ordered a Delta drill
press from Amazon when Lowe's was having their 20% off sale and when I
called Amazon the rep. asked me for the DP model # and the location and
phone # of the Lowe's in my area. He put me on hold while he called
Lowe's to confirm the price and after they had he took my order. I got
Lowe's sale price plus 10% of the difference between Lowe's sale price
and Amazon's price which was like $2 but it was a smokin' deal. I ended
up paying about $73 for a DP that I had seen on Amazon for $109 only a
month or two before.
Go ahead and make 'em match.... :)
Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
814 Proctor Avenue
Ogdensburg, New York
That's where all the mail-orders go. It's also a tax nexus for NY
state...and the address on our shipping labels.
... unfortunately it's enough to charge sales tax to NY people
(I suggested they move the warehouse to New Hampshire).
I had my first experience with LV this week: put in an order
on Sun night, UPS delivered on Tue morning. Very nice.
Also, look at the Gross Stabil clamps on sale at Woodcraft, 25% off
list, so 24in clamp for $25.99, 40in for $33.50, and 48in for $35.99
You can get 4 of the $24in clamps for $104 - and shipping is very
attractive. Worked up a order for 6 of the 24in and 2 of the 48in,
total shipping (FedEx Ground, got here in 2days) was $12.99 for 2
packages that totalled 70pounds in weight
Make a set of setup blocks out of glued up baltic birch ply and save
some money over the Bessey's
You know, LV has erned my business about a million times over. This bessey
deal is just the icing on the cake.
I just wish they sold cars, houses, appliances, TVs, etc. I would never
need to go anywhere else.
Simply, the best retailer I've ever dealt with.
I have 2 sets backordered with LV -- expected shippment on 3/18.
Wanting them a bit sooner, I called Amazon.com to see if they would
match. They refused saying that they won't match on an item
backordered for 2 months. At least that was their excuse. The
reality might be that there is just no reasonable margin left for them.
Well done LV! As much as I appreciate amazon, it warms my heart to
see a company with a human face beat them at their own game.
On 2005-01-19 23:01:19 -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org said:
My two sets just arrived yesterday. Back ordered but actually shipped
earlier than predicted. These are the first K-bodies I've ever owned.
I don't know how they did it but this is the sale that finally got me
to buy, so now I've got 8 of them.
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I just ordered one set of each... Shipping details are currently:
1. 25"/41" K-Body Clamp Set Promo (17F0601) 1 @ $139.00 - Out of
stock, expected April 8, 2005 *
2. 12"/25" K-Body Clamp Set Promo (17F0600) 1 @ $125.00 - Out of
stock, expected February 28, 2005 *
Worth the wait. I may order again before Jan 29...
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