Prices at Amazon

Amazon has the Jet 708596K sander for $300 less a $25 discount through some time in February. Do they usually have different/better sale prices around holidays (Father's Day, July 4th, etc)?
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Jim Giblin



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Tool crib is hit and miss on pricing and in my experience can be excellent but you do need to shop around because it isn't always the rule. Check out availability on that sanding station though. I had one (I think that same model) on back order at a local supplier from late October to the first of the year and ended up cancelling the order and getting a comparable Grizzly.
EJ
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I just received the Harbor Freight Belt/disc sander yesterday and for $229 and free shipping it is pretty damned good. I has a 12" disc and a 6X48 belt. The tracking was perfect right out of the box and seems to have plenty of power. It will do quite nicely for my needs.
Item: ITEM 40643-2VGA at Harbor Freight
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I read about a website called ToolSeeker.com in one of my many woodworking magazines. http://www.toolseeker.com They have a good number of tool brands and models listed there and it works for tools like MySimon works for other merchandise. I don't know if they list that one but you might want to take a look.
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I have found the prices at Amazon.com to be pretty good. However, you have to watch out for the shipping policies. Let's say you're looking at a Delta Unisaw. Woodworker.com and Amazon.com have the same unit at the same price. Amazon.com is selling the saw with their free "supersaver shipping". Great! So you don't have to pay any shipping. But wait! Woodworker.com has the same offer for shipping. Seems like the same thing, right? Not really. Amazon.com will ship it to you by motor freight and you have to be able to get it off of the truck yourself. Woodworker.com will ship it to your curb (you don't have to get it off the truck). I don't know about you, but given the weight of the saw there is no way _I_ can get that thing off the truck myself. So, watch the shipping. Amazon.com is great for the small stuff. But lousy with the big stuff. -- Jim

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If you phone in your order to Amazon, they have a way of charging you $25 and the driver will take it off the truck. The Online folks at Amazon don't know anything about this. I wrote them last month and suggested that the two sides of the house talk to each other. Never heard another word from them????
Walter H. Klaus PS Have purchased two large items from them this way.

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Walter H. Klaus wrote:

Maybe you should have called... ;-)
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On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 23:13:40 GMT, "Walter H. Klaus"

Grab a couple 10' 2x8s and put them in the back of your truck. Back it up to the tall truck bed, line up the boards, and slide your store-bought booty down into your truck bed. Drive away, letting the boards drop to the bed. Now reverse the procedure to get it onto the driveway or directly into the garH^H^Hshop.
Or just buy from Griz and specify residential delivery. My shipments have come by liftgated truck no matter what line they come on. (Oak Harbor Freight and FEDex Freight)
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In a similar vein, if you forgo the free shipping and elect to pay for it, FedEx delivers it and they'll also take it off the truck and put it anywhere you want. For my 500 lb planer, it only cost $10. It came it 3 days too!
On the other hand, the free shipping is delivered by a freight company and it cost me an extra $80 to arrange for liftgate delivery of my jointer. This was one occurance where "free" was not a good deal.
dickm
On Thu, 29 Jan 2004 23:13:40 GMT, "Walter H. Klaus"

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I've had my Jet TS for about 4 years so things may have changed but... I ordered from Amazon specifically because I had no way to transport a saw home from the Borg. Shipping was free and it was a freight co. as I recall. Nobody is home during the day and one day a note on the door said they tried to deliver it. When I called the terminal to inform them of this they asked if I could pick it up. I explained that was why I ordered one so it would be "delivered". There was a long pause and then we discussed where it could go so as to be secure when nobody was home.
The next day the saw was delivered to my open garage, the driver placed the saw inside, closed the door as instructed, voila, my saw was exactly where I wanted it. Once they get the saw to your house let Amazon and the shipper worry about how to get off the truck. I'll bet the last thing they want to do at that point is loose the sale AND eat the cost of return shipping this thing.
That at least was my experience. Daryl snipped-for-privacy@compuserve.com (jegan) wrote in message

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One thing you might think about with Amazon is "when" they will ship it. I had a PM66 table saw on order for about two months. They kept delaying the ship date. Finally I ordered it from AI (or A&I) Tool. They shipped in the next day, same price, same free shipping. They told me Amazon waits until they have a truckload to move anything. That's ok with books, not so good with table saws.
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I ordered a Record 53ED vise from Amazon only to be told 2 weeks later that they couldn't locate one. Damn, no free shipping. The day I got that email notice, Amazon noted on their page of Record quick release wood vises that they were all discontinued or not stocked. Luckily I just recieved my 53ED today from Japan Woodworker for $5.50 shipping. JW did a good job packing it and the handle was still slightly bent. I think Record should start crating and then boxing these vises. It sucks to get such a beautiful vise and be almost certain that the handle will be bent from being dropped on the heavy end by numnuts.
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