On 5 Jan 2004 13:08:11 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris) wrote:
Our local Sears dosen't sell what I consider major power tools.
They've got hand held power tools, and things like lunch box planers,
but never at a better price than the mail order joints or discount
However, aside from a wicked deal on a Jet JTAS w/ 50 something inch
fence, router lift, and Bosch router, most stationary tools were
available cheaper elsewhere than WW's going out of business sale.
For example, the Jet 6" jointer was marked down to $499. A local,
single store shop, has it for $439, every day. The Jet 18" BS was
marked down to $979. The other guy sells it for $959, every day.
Unfortunate use of the term "major power tools" on my part. Not being
in the market for any MAJOR power tools (such as a cabinet saur or
other big iron) I was referring to hand helds and specifically a
"lunch box" planer which I AM currently in the market for. My opinion
on those stand though. The prices at Sears are a little better than
the pre-bankrupt prices at WWW. And lo and behold, in the mail
yesterday was a 10% coupon for any item at Sears.
Once the discounts had progressed to the 20-40% range at my local WWW
there was not much left. Which again makes me wonder who was buying
all of this stuff at 10-15% off with option for returns? I was
interested in a DeWalt Planer (floor model), which for only 15% off is
not a bargain to me. Can't return it if there is a problem and no box
to ship it back to DeWalt if I needed service.
Not to change the subject, but you're right on the prices. I just bought
the 10" Jet Contractor Saw (JWTS-10JF) for $472 (tax included). Cheapest I
could find it anywhere was $599.
The only catch is you have to pick it up (not a problem for me) and it's on
back order until Feb 3. Not to mention I had to call Jet for question as
most sears salespeople don't have a clue. But for that price, I can deal
The only think I've seen in the Sears store is a Jet drill press. I found
the Jet Contractor TS at Sears.com. Then I went to the store and had them
order it. Had to pay up front, but I got the sale price and discounts. I
haven't seen any Jet cabinet saws on their website thought. Just contractor
saw and band saw.
in message wrote:
I bought the saw at WWW... the local Sears sometimes has the contractor's
saw in the store along with drill presses and a few other Jet items.
However, they never seem to have anything but the entry level Jet tools,
e.g,. contractors saw with stamped steel wings and Jet fence vs. the cast
iron wings and XACTA Home fence.
BTW, WWW called me this morning and told me they came up with the XACTA II
Commercial fence and table for the saw... got that stuff for 50% off.
Overall I got about 36% off on the saw and fence combined. I also beat
Amazon/Tool Crib by about $460 (with Amazon's free shipping and no tax vs.
having to pay tax at WWW taken into account).
I hate to loose that store but I cannot complain about the deals at the
end... I found out tonight that two of the guys have been offered jobs at
another local store (which they accepted). I'm glad for them as they had
provided me with good service for a long time. I wished them well and
thanked them for that service several times over the past few weeks.
On Sun, 04 Jan 2004 20:18:02 +0000, DEin2000 wrote:
Whenever I buy something, I check the vendor's return policies first then
shipping/handling costs. I ask questions until I am satisfied.
To do anything less is asking for trouble, but you already know this.
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