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HorizontalMike

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04-23-2017 07:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: offer discount birthday

Somehow I don’t know if I should be pleased or offended by this.

Not going to mention the source, so you will have to quietly assume the answer and NOT post it.

I just want to know just how such an “offer” would make you feel?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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corelz125

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#1 posted 04-23-2017 08:03 PM

i would take it with open arms

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#2 posted 04-23-2017 08:05 PM

Well Mike, I wouldn’t be very impressed at all. It seems like they are excluding the bulk of their products.
I did get a somewhat similar “offer” from a company a few years ago, and I challenged the management to explain to me why I should shop there again if I was worth so little to them? I never did get a reasonable response, so I have taken my business to their competitors where I still get the products that I want while being valued as a good customer. Perhaps the person who created this offer at your mystery company is being paid by their competition? ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 08:17 PM

Well….a week ago I went to that un-named store and spent a bunch with it. When my wife asked how much I spent, I just told her I got 10% off. Lucky, she just came out of the quilt store.

The next stop was Owl Hardwood….oh, well…it was my birthday.

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 04-23-2017 08:18 PM

Well, another year older and a dreaded double post…oops.

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#5 posted 04-23-2017 08:19 PM

I have seen similar. I just shook it off and went on about my biz ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 04-23-2017 09:14 PM

Well, I have two of these woodworking stores within about 1-hour’s drive each way. Considering the price of ga$ and sales tax, I can save more than 10% of their prices everyday of the week by buying online.

I try not to be too cold-hearted about these folks, so I have bought a couple major power tools from them over the past ~6yr, my 14in BS way back when and my 10in BS in 2017. Sale prices were reasonable nationwide (even with competitors), so I bit the bullet and mustered in the good will to pick each them up locally.

Personally, I do not harbor any overt ill-will toward these folks, but GEEZ! Have they EVER looked at their own so-called “promotions” AS-A-CUSTOMER? At least the big BEAR company, when they give away a 10% OFF coupon, it is on ANYTHING they produce! Granted they are rare, BUT they attract a huge following! Bought my 20in DP that way and saved at least $100. Half of my big power tools have the “Bear” logo, as a result.

I guess all that I am saying is… The correct PR works, and the poor PR drives folks elsewhere…
Keep your eyes open for REAL bargains when they exist, but be careful…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 04-24-2017 05:37 PM

I admit up front that I have a bias against “marketing geniuses”. I would get about 1/3 the way through reading the exclusions and feel that some marketing genius with an over-blown self image had come up with this. I recently decided to ignore one certain woodworking chain after having to call twice to get a credit for a return after allowing 3.5 weeks for them to process it. And yes, I had followed all instructions to a “T”. For the companies that do not pay attention to customer service, I refuse to pay attention to even their sale ads.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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#8 posted 04-24-2017 06:09 PM

curly... If that had happened to me, I would have called my Credit Card company & reported them to get a FULL Refund or satisfaction…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 04-24-2017 06:17 PM

Horz. Mike,

I think I got one of those last week or so… I noticed the expiration date, giving me plenty of time, and just set is aside to be studied later…

It did seem to me that I could use it ONLINE though… Will have to study it…

I will have to admit that while reading YOUR notice, I quickly began to wonder “What CAN I BUY?!”... It started to sound like a waste of time just figure out What I could buy… I think I would have filed it in the Circular File… :)

I will have to read it more closely… when I can…

I have ordered stuff from them in the past and have always been very satisfied… I have NEVER had any reason to be dissatisfied with them; have always felt GOOD with everything from them… BUT, has always been ONLINE… I have NEVER gone to their Store.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#10 posted 04-27-2017 04:38 PM

I got the same post card from the in-named store. I was going there anyway, so why not use it and get a discount on some of the stuff.

I understand most of the exclusions. Not sure why board foot lumber is excluded. The prices seem like they have a good enough markup that they could let you have the discount.

-- Steve

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#11 posted 04-27-2017 05:07 PM

Looks like they want to rotate and or get rid of old inventory products.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#12 posted 04-27-2017 05:30 PM

Need any nails? They aren’t excluded …

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#13 posted 04-27-2017 06:45 PM

...woodcraft? :) I get them every year and have all my kids registered too :)

rule of thumb is if a powercord connected its out of bounds. I generally get my whiteside router bits or finish or something.

IMO 10% is 10%. I’ll take it.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#14 posted 04-27-2017 08:31 PM

Could be worse. Could be from a crematorium.

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HorizontalMike

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#15 posted 04-28-2017 01:09 PM



...[snip]... I generally get my whiteside router bits or finish or something.
IMO 10% is 10%. I ll take it.
- bonesbr549

OK, that makes sense. I buy Whiteside bits when I need them, so that is a good call. +10

My only problem then is that I typically only need a specific style bit when building a specific chosen/named project. I find them a bit pricey for buying on a whim.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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