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WisBob

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05-26-2017 12:13 AM

I’m about ready to buy a SawStop contractor saw. I can get it locally from Woodcraft, or online from Amazon. Price is the same either way. It appears its going to be drop shipped to me from either source. Is there any advantage to buying locally versus online?


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#1 posted 05-26-2017 12:20 AM

I bought from a locally owned tool store … they delivered (free) and helped with setup(also free).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 05-26-2017 12:23 AM

There’s a lot to be said for supporting a local business. All things being equal, why not?

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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MinnesotaMarty

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#3 posted 05-26-2017 12:34 AM

Buy local the price is going to be the same, I bet. plus you help feed somebodies kids locally in your town or community.
Even Woodcraft or Rockler the workers in the store benefit.

Why make the guy that owns Amazon any richer?

-- I can see the cheese heads from here and it is great.

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#4 posted 05-26-2017 12:35 AM

I bought mine on Ebay. The price was at least as good as local and no sales tax. You can use Paypal and finance for six months with no interest. Prompt shipping. I picked up at local freight depot.

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#5 posted 05-26-2017 03:54 AM

I bought my CNS at a local woodcraft, just drove over and picked it up.

-- I always suspected many gun nuts were afraid of something, just never thought popcorn was on the list.

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#6 posted 05-26-2017 12:07 PM

I just bought mine from Highland Woodworking. I was VERY happy with the support i got from them, called and confirmed i could handle the freight delivery, ended up changing the shipping address. Shipped a portion of my order to my house and the saw to my office.

Emailed to send me the serial number of the saw so that i could get my rebate processed faster (mobile base). It was my first order from them, and i will likely order from them again even if i can get a better rate somewhere else. Very personal, very easy to deal with.

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Markmh1

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#7 posted 05-26-2017 01:14 PM

I bought mine from an independent hardware store. 3rd generation ownership.

They had it in stock, and they delivered it that afternoon. They said they had a truck coming out my way. No charge for delivery, fantastic service.

Boy, you can’t beat buying something that expensive locally.

Mark

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Fred Hargis

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#8 posted 05-26-2017 01:52 PM

I don’t get too wrapped up in the “buy local” frame of mind, and bought mine from Acme Tools. Was quite happy with the purchase.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#9 posted 05-26-2017 02:12 PM

Bought mine from local Woodcraft. They were readily available to answer any questions, and I was supporting a local that I liked. As you’ve said, price is same. And, I can walk in off the street and ask questions without feeling like I’m looking for their help after “stiffing” them.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#10 posted 05-29-2017 03:02 AM

If the price is the same, then obviously buy from Woodcraft.

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#11 posted 05-29-2017 03:19 AM


I bought mine on Ebay. The price was at least as good as local and no sales tax. You can use Paypal and finance for six months with no interest. Prompt shipping. I picked up at local freight depot.

- Paradox


One thing about buying on ebay ( unless it is a ebay store of otherwise established company) is that the manufacturer can and often does refuse warranty service if the product was not purchased from an authorized distributor. Here is the warranty clause from Sawstop
SawStop warrants to the original retail purchaser of a new contractor saw from an authorized SawStop distributor that the saw will be free from defects in material and workmanship for ONE YEAR from the date of purchase.

Also if you did not pay sales tax during the purchase you are supposed to pay it when filing your taxes otherwise you are at fault before your local state tax authority.

I was burned by this once. Bought a brand new electronic lock made by Alarmlock from e-bay. It is far not cheap around $500 or so. The lock appeared to be not working but Alarmlock just told me to take a hike. Fortunately I was in 30 days return period and the seller took it back.
I am not saying that Sawstop would do the same but if they choose to the laws and regulations would be on their side.

OP, trying to save a buck on such item as Sawstop is not a good idea. They do not have sales, and force all distributors to sell for the same price. The maximum you can do is to save on shipping, which is crazy expensive and buy it locally.

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Woodmaster1

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#12 posted 05-29-2017 05:13 AM

I can get one locally without having to pay shipping. Most of there items are priced the same as mail order without the extra for shipping.

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Fred Hargis

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#13 posted 05-29-2017 10:41 AM



I can get one locally without having to pay shipping. Most of there items are priced the same as mail order without the extra for shipping.

- Woodmaster1

Check that closely. When some of the online prices were lower than local stores, but then added a shipping charge that made them the same. Other offers with free shipping were the same price as the local stores. Sawstop has a very tight grip on the selling price of their stuff.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#14 posted 06-01-2017 07:43 PM

I found that my local lumber yard will deliver my saw for free. I’ve ordered from them and will get it tomorrow.

Thanks for all your responses.

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#15 posted 06-01-2017 08:28 PM

I would do my best to avoid uncle sam on shop machines. I got my pcs from woodcraft free shipping, no tax and with a free upgrade. Just timed it right with all deals

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