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12-03-2009 05:03 AM

Visited my local sears outlet store and saw a 6 by 9 belt disc sander refurbished for $177. I see it sales retail for $250. Good buy?

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends


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#1 posted 12-03-2009 08:15 AM

I’m always leery of refurbished stuff. If you’re near any Menard’s they’ve got Delta’s 6” BELT/9” Disc Sander that normally sells for over $300 on clearance for $209, comes with a stand I believe.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 12-03-2009 05:47 PM

Sounds like a pretty good buy. FYI, Sears Outlet doesn’t just sell refurbished stuff. Many of the products we have are new in-box, or overstock. For instance, we just brought in new drills and Craftsman Hammerheads to several of our stores.

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#3 posted 12-03-2009 08:20 PM

Hmm… SearsOutlet saying that’s a good deal. I would hope there’s no bias involved…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#4 posted 12-04-2009 01:00 AM

I’ve found that regular Sears stores have much better tools than the SearsOutlets. SO seems to exist to move appliances that are slightly damaged or just out of date.

Most of the Sears stores stock on their website is either a returned special order item (how I picked up a mobile DC for well under a hundred), a display item with missing parts or damaged package items.

Too bad the SearsOutlet login isn’t an actual company rep. Would be nice to ask them to browbeat some of the Chicago area Sears stores into participating in the SO website (Fox Valley I’m shaking my fist at you!)

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 04:07 AM

What an interesting site. I believe it has gained the attention of some marketing departments. Dear SearsOutlet, can one bargain at a Sears Outlet store?

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 05:03 AM

I was just at my favorite Ace and saw the Delta there for $185 new. I don’t like it’s table though, I’d have to say the cast iron table on the Craftsman is more my fancy. (If I was looking at the right one.)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#7 posted 12-04-2009 06:20 AM

My temptation is to go back to my local Sears outlet and offer, if I can find anybody in charge, $80.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#8 posted 12-04-2009 07:41 AM

I bought the unit at the Sears store, discontinued (model number 351.217570). Got the manager to drop the price to $129. I have tested the unit and I really do like it. Very solid, which is another way of saying heavy. Which I learned about lifting it and moving it until I found a spot for it in the shop.
The only other stationary sander I had was the Delta 4 inch belt 6 inch disc. Which, now that I think about it, is now for sale :-). And as I said I am very happy with the unit. Would a Delta unit have been better, of course, but I could not justify $760.00 price. So if you can get one at a discount, I think you would be very happy with it. The manager said that if it was the last one in the store, he can drop the price to cost ($129).
So, ask the manager if he can give you a better price. I did and it went from $195 to $129. Now be warned, mine did not come with the manual, fine I just downloaded it from Sears.com

Dave

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#9 posted 12-04-2009 07:57 AM

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