|Forum topic by BlankMan||posted 12-01-2009 04:07 AM||1433 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
12-01-2009 04:07 AM
Not even sure if I’m posting this in the right place. I seldom pay asking price for anything big, I wait for sales, or coupons or I deal. Sometimes a deal finds me I think. Like I learned in Business law class in college, any posted asking price is nothing more then an invitation to barter. Old law on the books I guess not really sure if it still is.
But anyway, I bought the Excelsior Mini-Lathe at Rockler yesterday and used the gift card to buy the Extension Bed. When I got it home and took it out of the box I realized I have no cutting tools. Well Doh! I never owned a wood lathe. So everyone here in the Excelsior Thread is touting the Sorby tools Rockler has on sale. I don’t know and trust they do so based on that I decide to go to Rockler today and possibly pick up a set if they still have them.
Well another thing I looked at Saturday when I was deciding whether or not to buy the lathe was a lathe duplicator because I know me, if I make one and I need four I want all four to be exactly the same. So I see Rockler has one for $299.99 that will cover the full length of the Excelsior with the extension bed. So when I’m at Rockler today walking around with the Sorby tools under my arm (last one too) I ask one the sales guys I know if they have one of these duplicators, I would just like to look at it because I’m a long way off from needing it.
He walks me over while saying I think we have this one and only this one over here and when he finds it says something about it being $75, so I’m thinking it can’t be the same one but it looks like it but I’m not sure. In the meantime he took the number and walked back over to the register and looked up the price. $74.99. I say really? And he says yeah. So I walk over to the kiosk and look up what I saw in the online catalog. Yep that’s it.
So I how have a lathe duplicator and saved $225. Wow. Be a while before I use it and I was thinking maybe in a few months with a 25% off coupon when I needed one. But wow. I be happy.
Any comments or experience with it would be appreciated.
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI