Well, I just successfully placed an order online with Woodcraft for 4 each
of the Jorgensen cabinetmaster clamps. It took 15 minutes to get through
the order process - SLOW, as would be expected at the site right at 12:00am.
My order status is "waiting for order approval". We'll see...... I'm
wondering if they had an inventory control in their system to stop the
orders at the sale price when they run out.....
The shipping was only $11.99 for 12 clamps, and no sales tax (this is
actually wrong, as there is a brick and mortar store 2 miles from my house).
That makes ordering online cheaper than running down to my local store at
9:00am and paying sales tax but no shipping! I also was told by the local
store manager that he only has 30 each of the clamps to sell, with a limit
of 4. He didn't order 60 each, the max allowed, because he was afraid he'd
be stuck with them!
SLOW process was an understatement =)
I had a few family members try to place orders as well just incase I couldnt
get thru - I figure worst thing that could happen - I end up w/ 36 clamps =)
Not a bad thing to happen I guess!
Got mine. It took me almost 25 minutes to complete the process. Got me 4 of
each size. After the first item #, I figured out to do the "Quick Order"
field since I had all the part # handy. Probably saved me 15 minutes.
Well, I'll tell you, Tom, I AM happy.
I got the 12 clamp maximum last night online and got 12 more in person at
the RI Woodcraft this morning. I was the first in line, in fact, with my 2
month old son.
So, all I have more to say is NEENER NEENER NEENER.
<vbg> look at it this way, Tom. Half of the clamps were bought in the name
of my son, so I didn't really get away with anything.
I've missed 90% of these deals in my life, so when I see one that I might
get to really take advantage of, I'm going to do it.
Anyway, I see that you got your 12 clamps, too. Are you honestly telling me
that if you could've easily bought 24 you wouldn't have done so?
It's not any different than buying 2 of the porter cable routers from Home
depot for 100.00 each. If you need them and have the opportunity to buy them you
do it. If I had the
extra money I would have tried to get 12 of each but a jointer is in the
You did ok Mike.
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: > >> >> >SLOW process was an understatement =)
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: > >> >> >I had a few family members try to place orders as well just incase
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: > >> >> >get thru - I figure worst thing that could happen - I end up w/ 36
: > >clamps
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: > >> >> >Not a bad thing to happen I guess!
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: > >> >> Yeah, you end up with 36 clamps while others get shut out.
: > >> >> How thoughtful...............
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: > >> >> TomL
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mike, how ever you want to justify is cool. since youre calling me on
my purchase, i'll clarify. only purchased 8 as i said in a separate
post with different subject header. 4 each of the 24" and 48".
dags "happy clamper"
the guys who got shut out are probably taking your neeners with good
On Fri, 17 Oct 2003 16:28:56 GMT, "Mike in Mystic"
Yeah - I understand the "c'mon buddy leave some for the rest of us" but on
the other hand, if there was only one clamp left, I'd grab it.
So, I'm more OK than not with Mike's 12 via on-line and 12 via store-visit.
If he started putting on disguises or sending in distant cousins to buy,
then I'd question it.
I bought 4 48"'s on-line and nothing else, but only because spending $80 was
ME TOO !! !! !!
I stayed up till almost 1:00 AM going thru this B.S. "ORDER PROCESSING & PURCHASE
CONFIRMATION" .. .. .. went to bed proud of my good fortune .. .. .. got my
automated e-mail confirmation : STATUS : "CANCELED" .. .. .. what a bunch of crap
.. .. .. don't think I'll be going to any Woodcraft stores anytime soon, IF EVER
again !! !! !!
I AM NOT PARANOID .. .. .. but EVERYONE thinks I am !! !! !!
<<<__ Bob __>>>
I had the same problem as well. I started the process at 12:00 AM on
the dot. Went throught the process and got a screen confirming that my
order had been placed. I too went to bed pleased that I was able to get
my order in. I see my email this morning that it was cancelled.
I called the contact number listed in the email and was told that they
must have run out. If so, why would they let you put them in your cart
if somebody else can buy them out of your cart as you are checking out?
What kind of crap is that? I asked to speak with a supervisor and was
told none were at their desk. I left a number for a return call but I
doubt they will follow up.
Essentially, I had no chance of purchasing those clamps. I started the
purchase process at exactly midnight, and still couldn't get a
successful order through. Why even bother advertising if you don't have
enough to handle even the absolute first customers?
I'm pretty pissed.
My local WoodCraft put the clamps on sale *last* weekend and sold out
of them. I showed up at the store this morning.
On the bright side (and *maybe* a reason for the sale) the guys in the
store told me the clamps were no where near as good as Bessey's. They
said that when you clamp them all the way down, they lock and you
can't open them. They've taken back lots of the clamps from people who
bought them, clamped them closed and couldn't re-open them.
The guy that worked at the store said he didn't even bother buying any
at the sale price.
Maybe he was just trying to make me feel better, but I'll just hit the
BORG for the hand tool sale and load up there.
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