Grizzly Tent Sale: Is it worth the trip?

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Forum topic by becikeja posted 05-21-2016 01:59 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-21-2016 01:59 PM

I noticed the Grizzly tent sale in Springfield is coming in a couple of weeks. I have been looking at getting an edge sander and possibly a new table saw. But its a 6 hour trip one-way. Is it worth it? or is it just the typical 10-20% off?

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#1 posted 05-21-2016 02:08 PM

Well I’d imagine for one you wouldn’t have to worry about it getting damaged in shipping to you. Plus you wouldn’t have to pay for shipping.

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#2 posted 05-21-2016 02:52 PM

I’ve been to a couple of them in Muncy, PA. It’s definitely worth the trip if you go with the mindset that it’s a road trip to tool Meca, and not strictly a shopping trip. I have great memories of going with a good friend. Each sale is different, but it’s likely to be a crowded chaotic scene early on. There are some good bargains to be had, but there are more shoppers than goods. There will be people waiting to get in hours before they open, and the really good stuff will go fast….grab an employee as soon as you see one to tag what you want, or get a sold tag from one and do it yourself (it’s been more than 10 years since I’ve been so the transaction rules may have changed).

If you miss out on the mega deals, there are exhibits, demos, magazine writers, food, and lots of great things to see, and there will still be some other deals to be found throughout the day. Grizzly is an amazing place to visit for a tool buff. By late morning, the crowd will thin out, leaving lots of opportunity to browse the showroom and enjoy the day. Treat it like a woodworking show, go with a good buddy or loved one, and have fun.

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#3 posted 05-22-2016 02:46 AM

Good advice knotscott, we have not been to the Ozarks in a while, so the wife and I were thinking of just making a long weekend out of it.

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#4 posted 05-22-2016 03:03 AM

I went a couple years back before i started woodworking and it was intense. I learned real quick that everyone pounces on the table saws and band saws. The savings are defiantly there if you are not scared of reworked and returned machines. the scratch and dent items seemed to be around 20-30 percent off normal prices. The Ozarks are beautiful this year and i highly recommend eating at lamberts cafe.

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