Ok, so I called Woodcraft and Jet, the people at Jet were far easier to talk to and more appologetic of the situation, but regardelss, neither were able to offer me any good solution… So, not wanting to miss out on the price I got, and knowing that Woodcraft has a brick and mortar store here in Nevada (albeit it’s an 8 hour drive), I started thinking….
I called a local vendor here in Vegas to see if they could match the pricing… First I spoke with a customer care rep who said “Well, we don’t have the 708674PK… but we do have the 708675PK, let me see if we have any of those in stock… Oh, wow, we have plenty of those in stock!” Which to me sounds like they have a pretty big inventory… one they might want to shrink ;-) So I then called Woodcraft to have them fax me the invoice(knowing that pricing on the website has changed because the sale’s over… I knew I needed proof from Woodcraft of the pricing.) The owner of the store is out of town and the sales person I was dealing with by this point asked if I could fax the invoice over so he could e-mail it to his boss who is on vacation and out of town till tomorrow evening…(I already like this place, the boss is working even when he’s on vacation!)
So, I e-mail it to the sales rep to forward on to his boss… 15 minutes later I get a call… To make a long story slightly shorter… They can’t go as low on the pricing, BUT, their delivery charge is only $60.00 even for both the dust collector and the table saw… Woodcraft charges 125.00 excess weight fee + 80.00 for lift-gat/rsidential for the tablesaw alone, + an additional 55.00 excess weight fee for the dust collector… that’s 260.00 in fees alone!
So for 2139.55 I can get the tablesaw with the 50” instead of the 30” fence, and the dust collector delivered tomorrow… Through Woodcraft I would get the 30” rip saw and dust collector delivered sometime in June(maybe?) for 2040.00… so for 100.00 more I get an additional 20” cutting capacity and immediate delivery… Does that sound like a good deal? Please comment…
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