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Forum topic by Mike posted 09-03-2015 04:46 AM 2992 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mike

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09-03-2015 04:46 AM

Hi All;

If you haven’t seen the letter from Grizzly here it is (letter).

Basically the letter says that they are moving out and closing the Muncy, PA location and re-locating to the Springfield, MO location which was recently expanded. It looks like October 31, 2015 is the day the facility is closing down.

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#1 posted 09-03-2015 09:26 AM

That’s a bummer. Grizzly in Muncy, PA was a great day trip.

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#2 posted 09-03-2015 11:28 AM

Makes perfect business sense to me. Muncy is essentially in the middle of nowhere, even taking into consideration its central location in heavily populated Pennsylvania.

Moving to Missouri puts them much closer to two huge shipping areas – the South, and Texas, both high growth areas while still letting them cover the whole midwest with no problems.
Do they have a facility on the West coast?

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#3 posted 09-03-2015 11:39 AM

Wow. I bought my TS at the Springfield store. I go thru there at least 6 times per year, but I’ve only been there once. I need to go in there again.

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#4 posted 09-03-2015 11:58 AM

Man, wish they’d move closer to me, of course then I’d be even more broke.

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 12:24 PM

They need to build one in Texas.

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#6 posted 09-03-2015 02:15 PM

Paul, Grizzly has a facility in Washington state. Never been; too long of a drive for me from Southern CA.
Also wish they were closer to me.

-- Julian

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#7 posted 09-03-2015 09:49 PM

I purchased a lot of my major tools out of Muncy. When I used to live in PA it was really nice to be within an hour of the store.

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#8 posted 09-04-2015 01:20 AM

Still haven’t made it to any of the stores, but the Muncy one was closest by a significant margin. Don’t see being able to make it out there before 10/31 either.

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#9 posted 09-04-2015 02:16 AM

I wonder if this will allow those of us who live in PA to avoid paying state sales tax on Grizzly products. If so, score!

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#10 posted 09-04-2015 03:35 AM



Do they have a facility on the West coast?

- Tennessee

Bellingham, WA is their corporate headquarters. Yes they have a warehouse there. Been twice, and it’s a great way to waste a few hours wandering.

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#11 posted 09-04-2015 11:06 AM


I wonder if this will allow those of us who live in PA to avoid paying state sales tax on Grizzly products. If so, score!

- endgrainy

No, that’s what’s even worse! If they keep the Muncy call center open, technically they hold operations in PA and PA residents will have to the pay shipping and sales tax on the product & shipping charges. That’s a major setback!

I picked up my jointer there, sales tax is only 6%, however, shipping would have cost me another 12%. Good thing I had a 5% coupon, which almost covered the sales tax. I don’t see Grizzly offering many coupons lately, paying an extra 18% on a machine next time will have me seriously looking at all my options.

The major advantage of being able to pick up machinery there is not having to worry about shipping damage or waiting for the freight company to deliver it. Plus you get to look at it on the floor and see how it’s built.

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#12 posted 09-04-2015 12:29 PM

No, that s what s even worse! If they keep the Muncy call center open, technically they hold operations in PA and PA residents will have to the pay shipping and sales tax on the product & shipping charges. That s a major setback!

- ClammyBallz

Boooo!

Plus I imagine the shipping from MO will be more expensive/slower.

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#13 posted 09-04-2015 02:14 PM

Boooo!

Plus I imagine the shipping from MO will be more expensive/slower.

- endgrainy

I think they charge a flat rate per item for shipping, regardless of where you live. At least that’s how I’ve been seeing it compared to the catalog, where they have the shipping listed with the price.

I live in AZ but I get their freight from Springfield surprisingly fast. Sometimes in 3 days.

That’s much faster than other items I’ve had to order via truck.

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#14 posted 09-04-2015 02:35 PM

How much you wanna bet they will be having a big sale on floor models, damaged items, returned goods, and any other odd & ends they wont want to move.

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#15 posted 09-04-2015 03:10 PM

I hope so. I know of a lot of people that will jump at that tent sale.

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