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Rockler: Anyone notice? (UPDATED)

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 07-08-2011 06:21 PM 1163 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has anyone noticed the latest sale flier from Rockler? It’s the one with the sale that goes from 7/9 to 7/29.

Unlike all their other fliers or even the online one. It has a 50% off coupon on the back page on the 2nd item. But nowhere does it say that the item has to be of equal or lower price. It does have fine print that excludes some items but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen this without the lower priced item as the second one. I wonder if it would work. Buy a $2 hinge and get a $120 set of chisels for $60?

As it’s usually written it would be equal to 25% off each item which is something they often do anyway.

It’s a 35 mile ride for me. If anyone tries it and it works send me an email!

UPDATE!!!

I called Rockler in Portland Me, talked with Derek about it being the only Rockler coupon ever without specifying equal or greater value. I asked if I purchased a $4 item and a $100 item if the $100 item would be 50% off. He said yes. I said, It’s going to be a long drive so I won’t be doing it for nothing? He verified that they’d honor it.

Anyway, I don’t know if a scan of the coupon will be good enough but here it is. Good luck.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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bigike

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 06:27 PM

WOW that would be a deal and a half. They will probly say it was a miss print and charge the way they always do.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 06:35 PM

Following THIS one with rapt attention.

I wouldn’t mind paying full price for a Gr-r-r-ipper, if I could get a Uni, or a SawStop, or a PM2000 for half price !!!

-- -- Neil

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Craftsman on the lake

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 06:40 PM

Well Beener, one of the exemptions on the fine print are power tools, Leigh jigs, sawstop, and a few other things but not many

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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WayneC

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 07:00 PM

usually it is a second item of equil or less value. Buy the unisaw and get a half priced gr-r-r-ipper. Interesting to see if they would honor it as you have indicted.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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live4ever

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 07:35 PM

Yeah I noticed that coupon and wondered what it meant. I doubt we’ll get what we’re hoping for but who knows.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 09:38 PM

Will it work online?

-- If retiring is having the time to be able to do what you enjoy then I have always been retired.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 09:56 PM

I don’t think an online thing or phone call to ask would do it. If you ask if it’s good they’ll just say no. If you walk up to the counter with the items and ask for the more expensive one to be the half price one then they might be compelled to honor the coupon as written. Anyone got the guts to try it?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 10:34 PM

I did call and talked with Derek. Read the update above in the original post.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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jumbojack

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 11:44 PM

Someone is going to watch their head roll. Either an Ad guy or the clerk that honors the coupon as you wish them to…or both. Remember the old adage ‘when it looks too good to be true…....’

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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live4ever

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#10 posted 07-09-2011 12:19 AM

Wow, so basically it’s a “50% off one item plus a couple bucks” coupon, lol

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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ellen35

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#11 posted 07-09-2011 12:56 AM

My coupon says equal or lesser value… you must be ahead of me in the Rockler food chain ;-)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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DocK16

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#12 posted 07-10-2011 01:41 AM

TYPO

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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David Grimes

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#13 posted 07-10-2011 11:53 AM

Now, I wonder if Home depot or Lowe’s will honor it ? I got HD to take a Sears $10 off $50 tools coupon today…

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#14 posted 07-10-2011 12:13 PM

Interesting Dave, HD took my Menards price for clamps that I blogged about a few weeks ago. That would certainly open things up a bit and the price might be lower initially. Right now I’m looking to try for a drill doctor at rocklers and see what happens.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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