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Forum topic by Viking posted 12-14-2009 03:26 PM 2510 views 0 times favorited 15 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Viking

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12-14-2009 03:26 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table saw toolmaniax

I have been in the market to upgrade my table saw from present 1970’s Craftsman 1.5HP to something with more power, accuracy etc. I have kept a lookout for a “deal” on Craig’s List – Houston and found a Powermatic PM-2000 for $800. The pics on the CL listing showed a table saw in packing so sent a note to the lister asking how old their saw was, thinking for $800 it had to be one that had seen better days.

http://houston.craigslist.org/tls/1491367556.html

Yesterday I received a reply from Toolmaniax in Cody Wyoming indicating that they sold “not sold” merchandise from a warehouse in Cody Wyoming (on Internet only) with a link to their web site. When I looked at their site found some very incredible prices like $2400 Delta table saws for $650? You can pickup at their warehouse or they indicate a “White Glove” shipping service for $100.

http://www.toolmaniax.com/

Do any of you LJ’s have any knowledge or experience with Toolmaniax? Are any of you in Cody WY. area?

Prices on everything just seem too good to be true?

Thanks in advance for some feedback.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas


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GaryK

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 03:36 PM

Sounds too good to be true, to me.

Looks like http://toolsclearance.com/ to me.

Maybe we can find a Lumberjock in the neighborhood who can stop by there with some cash and see how it plays out.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 03:54 PM

The domain name was just registered 4 days ago, and toolsclearance.com just last month.
Looks like a Christmas time scam to me.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 04:14 PM

There is a scam going on all around the country with this. There was another posto n this site a couple days ago, but I don’t see it at the moment. Don’t fall for this one.

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Viking

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 04:18 PM

Gary;

The two web sites are identical. Hope we hear from someone in Cody area who may know something about this. Most likely is a BIG SCAM.

I just noticed another post on this same subject by “ericandcandi”;

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/12560

Here is another on Woodnet Forums;

http://www.forums.woodnet.net/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4633512&Main=4633205

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 04:25 PM

Looks like a big scam to me, there are some sick people out there who just want to hurt people during the holiday season to better their own lives. Too bad though, those are some pretty sweet deals! lol

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 04:52 PM

Yup. Look at this grammar, it’s horrible—especially on the “Legal Notice” part of the site. Also, they claim to be in WY and list opening times in the Eastern Time Zone?

I’ll stay far away from these jokers.

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Eric

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 06:19 PM

Yes, the grammar sucks. Looked through web site. Can’t find phone number.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 09:14 PM

http://www.dexknows.com/business_profiles/cody_country_chamber_of_commerce-b1580872
Call the Chamber of Commerce in Cody. There are only 6 warehouse type buildings on Blackburn in Cody. I would think that the Chamber would know who’s operating there!! If they don’t, I’ll bet they would like too. Especially if someone is trying to use the town name for other than anything legal. And if they are on the up and up, you’ll probably find that out too.

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 11:41 PM

Scam

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#10 posted 12-15-2009 12:01 AM

It can’t be a scam, they will deliver, assemble, and haul away the crates for $100 on that delivered PM2000. Sounds like they are really nice people! LOL Thier CL ad was pulled.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#11 posted 12-15-2009 11:43 PM

As everyone suggested, it’s a scam – Below is an e-mail from the Cody Chamber of Commerce confirming.

——- Original Message——-
From: Cody Visitors Center
Sent: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 2:55 PM
Subject: RE: Website Contact Information

Toolmaniax is a SCAM – the Cody Chamber is contacting the Better Business Bureau and Consumer Protection. You and several others inquired, we very much appreciate you contacting us so we could inform the authorities.

Have a Merry Christmas -

Thanks for contacting the Cody Chamber, have a nice day.

Cathi
Cody Chamber of Commerce
307/587-2777

As a side note, if someone wanted to do this as a legitimate business, the people in Cody seem very nice.

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#12 posted 12-16-2009 01:03 AM

Evidently “Buyer Beware” was never more true.

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papadan

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#13 posted 12-16-2009 01:26 AM

lilred, you wouldn’t even be considered a buyer, just a contributor. LOL

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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iamwelty

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#14 posted 12-16-2009 03:01 AM

But, it’s on the internet, so it has be be legit!!!

-- There is a fine line between eroticism and nausea...

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#15 posted 12-16-2009 03:12 AM

Yea Right. I hear it on the news every night about scams going around.. Just the other night, 2 men robbed a Salvation Army warehouse. Got away with over $4000 and stole about 20 red pots. Evidently going to setup somewhere, get the money and haul a_. All kinds of scams going on this time of the year.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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