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Forum topic by mski posted 12-13-2007 01:55 AM 6645 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mski

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12-13-2007 01:55 AM

I found this on Craiglist, super , I cried, whinned, begged and promised anything, still NO.

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/tls/506014520.html

If interested better hurry

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL


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#1 posted 12-13-2007 03:51 PM

I wonder about this one. Not to be a kill joy, but the descriptions seem to be cut and pasted out of an online catalog. One of them even has an offer for a free watch with purchase…

Make sure to ask about the free watch!!!

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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dalec

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#2 posted 12-13-2007 05:16 PM

I agree with DannyBoy. The Festool pricing and hype real and perceived, is such that I have not seen any discounting of their tools. So for someone to discount 50% even used, raises questions. It’s one of those: “If it’s too good to be true, then it probably is” category of opportunities.

I see these types of ads and I am always looking for good buys. It gets me going every time. Then I have to slow down and apply some logic to the offer.

Dalec

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mski

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#3 posted 12-13-2007 05:33 PM

It looks like someone getting out of the buisiness, a person could part that out on Ebay and make a profit.
I can’t afford all that but if I did WW for a living I’d check it out.
there was another full setup on there but no price.

-- MARK IN BOB, So. CAL

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dalec

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#4 posted 12-13-2007 05:46 PM

I could be too judgmental on this one. It may be ok or may be not. If you go forward, do so with caution and your senses about you.

Dalec

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scottb

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#5 posted 12-13-2007 05:58 PM

There are issues with counterfeit tools, and similar scams. But if you get to see it in person before handing over the money… Someone could also have been gifted it, or won it in a contest, or, like Mark said getting out of business, and if selling it at a loss, would benefit tax wise.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Ethan Sincox

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#6 posted 12-13-2007 07:01 PM

Scott has a point, though. When I was working part-time in a scuba shop (there are actually seven scuba shops here in the Saint Louis area, believe it or not!), we had to constantly make people aware of buying counterfeit equipment that was NOT covered under any warranties. A lot of the major equipment brands are like Festool in that you can only buy them from authorized dealers and there are rarely any breaks in the prices.

I can’t tell you how many times someone would come in, waste two hours of my time listening to what we sold and what was good about each thing and what they might want to buy, only to have them “think about it” and go buy that very equipment on eBay at a discounted price.

It was frustrating and hard on business (we spend hours helping them and they don’t make any purchases), and quite often when that person would come in six months later to get their underwater life-maintaining equipment serviced or repaired, we’d call the manufacturer to verify serial numbers and find out the equipment was counterfeit. At that point, our policy was to NOT service the equipment as we never made much profit in servicing, anyway and we definitely weren’t going to service faked goods and then be held accountable when it failed underwater.

I imagine that scenario is not limited to only scuba equipment…

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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ineedanap

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#7 posted 01-09-2008 08:00 AM

Well… Maybe miracles do happen. So far, I’m VERY pleased with my purchase. The guy needed the cash for a camera to shoot a documentary. If he’s successful with the film, it’ll make a good story at Sundance. Oh, and he knocked the price down a few hundred and threw in more tools he forgot to include on Craig’s

-- where's my pillow?

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Napaman

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#8 posted 01-09-2008 08:05 AM

Ok….NAPster…you need to explain your last post…the ad does not show up anymore…so i cant see what you guys are haggling about…so explain—-did you respond to the ad and get the tools???

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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motthunter

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#9 posted 01-09-2008 10:05 PM

The best tool deals like this come with sob stories but are usually there because the goods are stolen. On more than one occasion I have encountered this. I went saw a planer once at a garage sale that looked brand new, and it was the only woodworking tool the guy had. He said that he bought this to get started in woodworking but needed money for medicine so now he was selling it. It was a 500 dollar planer for 100 dollars.

Who buys a planer as their first tool?

He admitted that he got it from a friend who does drugs for 30 bucks and had no idea where it came from. As I was chatting with him, another guy came, handed him 2 fifties and purchased it.

-- making sawdust....

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ineedanap

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#10 posted 01-11-2008 02:09 AM

Napaman,

I had been trying to decide between Festool and SawStop when I saw the ad on Craig’s. I responded immediately. (By chance, I came upon this LJ discussion the other night when I was Googling for Festool info, and figured y’all might be wondering how the Festool Bonanaza story ended. Plus this looked like a good group to join).

Oh, and Dannyboy, there was no watch. But there was a Festool thermos. :-) And the sander plus sandpaper discs, an air compressor, nail & brad guns and…

As for the deal, I don’t keep a lie detector on hand, but the guy’s story actually smelled clean. You run across that kind of stuff here in LaLa land. Big dreams make people do strange things.

Oh, and here’s a sob story for ya: My neighbor walked by when I was working with my new Festools out in the garage. “Gee,” she said, “I wish I’d known you do this kind of stuff. You could have had our table saw for nothing. My husband bought it and only used it once. It was just taking up space. A guy drove by the other week and saw it sitting there while we were moving things out of the garage. He made an offer and we basically gave it away.” Pass the kleenex, please. =...(

Here’s the listing:

“I am asking $3000 for the lot. here is the list and the prices set by festool. the tools are less than 9 months old.

Description TS 75 EQ circular plunge-cut saw
Item # 561188
Price $560.00
Description Mobile dust extractor CT 33 E with HEPA filters
Item # 583368
Price $510.00
Description Compact cleaning set D 27/D 36 K-RS-Plus
Item # 456736
Price $68.00
Description Boom arm for CT 22 and CT 33. Keeps cord and hose out of the way. Can only be used with handle (item 452921).
Item # 492753
Price $225.00 C 12 cordless drill Set, NiMh 3.0 Ah batteries
Item # PC1230S
Price $510.00
Description Centrotec bit Torx TX 20-100 2x
Item # 492534
Price $15.00
Description Centrotec countersink, D2-8
Item # 492520
Price $29.00
Description Centrotec countersink, D5-15
Item # 492521
Price $36.00
Description Plunge router OF 1400 EQ
Item # 574267
Price $405.00
There are 16 router bits. its between $700 and $1200. I’m looking up the sku# now.
Description MFS700 template system for rectangular or round cut-outs with all Festool routers
Item # 492611
Price $369.00

Description RO 150. Get a FREE watch when purchasing an RO 150 through a Festool Dealer. While supplies last!
Item # 571594
Price $440.00
Description Pendulum jigsaw TRION PSB 300 EQ
Item # 561123
Price $280.00
Description Jigsaw blade, HW 75/4,5, Qty. 1, cross-set teeth for fast cutting
Item # 486561
Price $17.00
Description Jigsaw blade, S 105/4 FSG, Qty.20, cross-set teeth for fast cutting
Item # 488015
Price $69.50
Description Multifunction table MFT 1080
Item # 492652
Price $460.00
Description MFT table extension, 10 3/4” x 27 1/4”
Item # 489575
Price $130.00
Description Guide rail accessory kit for FS style guide rails
Item # 492396
Price $166.00
Description Guide rail, FS 2400, Length 95” (2400 mm)
Item # 491502
Price $209.00

-- where's my pillow?

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johnbro

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#11 posted 01-13-2008 08:30 AM

Holy buckets, you got the steal of a lifetime!!! There’s practically nothing left that Festool makes for you to buy…

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ineedanap

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#12 posted 01-14-2008 06:03 AM

Oh, those tricky folks at Festool will always find a way. I’m eyeing the dovetail jig and a systainer for all the router bits. Then of course there’s that watch. ;-) Saw a good deal on the jig, but it’s on Detroit’s Craig’s list. Here’s the listing, for anyone out that way who’s interested: http://detroit.craigslist.org/tls/529531137.html

-- where's my pillow?

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Napaman

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#13 posted 01-14-2008 07:26 AM

wow…looks like a steal!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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ineedanap

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#14 posted 01-15-2008 07:39 AM

Now what I really need is some time to use the tools. I don’t think I can buy enough of that at any price.

-- where's my pillow?

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ineedanap

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#15 posted 01-18-2008 11:59 PM

Hey, here’s another Craig’s listing, if you live in the O.C. and are droolin’ for Festool:
http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/tls/538263902.html

-- where's my pillow?

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