My Beginning Days #4: Grizzly Tent Sale #1

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I went to the Grizzly tent sale this weekend in PA. It was quite the experience. First, I spoke to a rep on the phone who suggested that I get there about an hour ahead of time… Try 2-3 hours. By the time we go there, there were at least 200 people in front of us. By the time the tent sale opened, the line was SUPER long. When the clock struck 8am, you have never witnessed a line move as fast as this one. We were so far back and yet it took seconds for us to reach the front. By the time we were in, tickets had already been ripped off of stuff. My advice if you ever go to this sale, make a list, run, grab tickets and think later. If you don’t have the tickets, you are not walking away with what you want. For some reason, I walked off with my friend thinking I had plenty of time…turned out I did not. I did however walk off with the $70 mobile base extension for only $20. It was scratched. I got a scroll saw for $15 that I haggled down from 90. The table top was not level at 90 degrees. If you take a level, and set it on top, you can easily make it level and lock it down. That was a steal for me since brand new it was something like $150. My friend bought a 6 inch jointer for $250. It only had cosmetic damage. All in all it was a pretty good day. I would have taken more pics of the sale, but it was a mad house and I barely had time to think while we were in there let alone take pics. When we got home, we got everything off the trailer with a pallet jack. I used my engine hoist to lift up the saw and place it into the mobile base…it will be a little bit before I can finish assembling the saw. We are moving over the next two weekends…after that, its back to making some sawdust!

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#1 posted 69 days ago

Oh how I wish I could have been there. Then, on the other hand…

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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#2 posted 69 days ago

Hi new here. I hope to make the Springfield sale. For me like a kid at christmas then on to Bass Pro and down to Branson

-- John, Owasso OK Boomer Sooner

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#3 posted 69 days ago

What table saw did you get?

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 69 days ago

I have been into black friday shopping like it was a sport and this beat that by a mile. The deals were unreal too! I got the G1023 RLX (7’ Rails). I plan to post a review when I am all done setting things up and have a chance to use it.

-- Blessed to have a wife who supports my addiction...Hobbies!

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#5 posted 69 days ago

Sweet was just up in Washington at the showroom, couldnt make it to the tent sale though. Bummer.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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