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Blog entry by richgreer posted 02-16-2010 05:26 PM 2276 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I see that grizzly has announced a tent sale. These are one day events on a different day at each of their 3 locations. I don’t recall grizzly doing this before, but I may have just missed it.

To see dates and locations you can go to the grizzly website.

Does anyone recall them doing this in the past and, if so, can you comment on the event?

For me, I need to decide if attending this event is worth taking a 5 hour drive. There is a particular machine (a stationary belt sander) that I would like to buy and I wonder if I can find out in advance if there will be any good deals on these.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.



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#1 posted 02-16-2010 05:37 PM

dustbunny went here ,

http://lumberjocks.com/dustbunny/blog/11010

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 10:16 PM

I went a few yrs. back. Their are alot of great deals there mainly scratch and dent or return items. The thing is get there early. I arrived 1/2 hr late and most of the big items were gone. People that were there said it was a huge line before they opened some people even came the night before so they could get in line. Once you buy something you have to wait untill they move it to the pick up area, this can be a long wait. If you know what you want and can stand the chaos then go for it. They usually have a couple or more of everything. I dont think there is a way to find out what their going to have but I could be wrong. This event is like the black friday of woodworking lol.

-- Whatever you do,work at it with all your heart,as working for the lord,not for men. ( Colossians 3:23 )

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 10:58 AM

They do them every year. I went to the one in WA last year. They have great deals and the lines are really long. I got there about an hour before they opened and waited in line. I was hoping to get a good bandsaw but by the time I got inside and found them they were sold. I think there were about 10, all sold in about 30 minutes. So if you go and your looking for large items, get there really early and know ahead of time exactly what you want so you can go straight to them when they open the gates. They also have lot’s of tables full of misc small tools and supplies. If your interested in that also do it after you take care of any machines you want.

-- Don - I wood work if I could. Redmond WA.

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 03:13 PM

I like a good bargain as much as anyone but I really dislike long lines and big crowds. It does not sound like my kind of event.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 05:55 AM

We went to the one in Springfield, MO 2 years ago. We got there at 6AM (they open at 8AM) and the line already had about 200 people in it some people had camped there all night to get at the head of the line. But we had a good time and went home with a pickup and a 16 foot trailer full of bargains. Some items they sell are blems, some overstock, and some that are just plain broken.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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