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Forum topic by Matt88 posted 02-16-2011 02:13 AM 2044 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2011 02:13 AM

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I am taking a trip to Missouri this weekend and may be stopping through Springfield to check out the Grizzly showroom. I am debating on driving my truck and spending twice as much to get there or to drive my car. I wasn’t planning on buying anything until my wife suggested taking the crew cab, more comfortable, truck. As opposed to the 4 door honda civic :S. Anyway…my question is, if I decide to drive my truck I may just have to buy something :) Does the showroom have products in a box or is it straight off the showroom already assembled? I would prefer the box, for traveling purposes. Anyone bought anything from the showroom? Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 02-16-2011 02:21 AM

I’ve never been there but unless it was a scratch and dent sale I would think things come in a box.
Good luck

-- Life is good.

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#2 posted 02-16-2011 06:50 AM

There is a guy which I work with and he says to be shure to stop at the “scratch and dent” area of the store – he says there are all kinds of deals to be had !!!!!!!

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#3 posted 02-16-2011 08:25 AM

I drove my truck to the Bellingham, Wa store two weeks ago and bought a G0690 TS with router table attachment, mobil base and out feed rollers. They have a warehouse the size of a football stadium with everything boxed up. All loaded up with a forklift. Just bring your plastic….

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 02-16-2011 09:13 AM

It all comes boxed up and ready to load. I’ve purchased an edge sander and large lathe from the Springfield showroom. Those two items and camping equipment had a lumina minivan maxed out!!!!! If you hear trumpets erupt and light fill your eyes when you walk through the doors for the first time don’t be surprised. You didn’t die, you just found a pile of tools.
I met an older gentleman there several years ago. One of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. His retired job was to build small and medium size projects. Send the finished project out to Washington headquarters and have the item broken down and drawn into plans to sell to other woodworkers.
They have a shop in the corner of the showroom. At least they did when I was there last time. It’s been several years. Good shopping, don’t hyperventilate or open an additional mortgage while you’re there.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#5 posted 02-16-2011 02:35 PM

I am sure I could spend many hours in that place,

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#6 posted 02-16-2011 03:20 PM

As you walk in the front door, to your left at the far wall and through a door is the bargain area. There are often some good deals to be had there.

Other purchases are picked up in the back of the store unless they’re larger items. The larger items are picked up at the warehouse across the street after purchase. At the warehouse, they’ll load your purchase with a forklift. Many larger items must be loaded standing up as they’re crated. If you want to lay a machine crate on its side you’ll often be asked to sign a waiver for damages. It’s a good idea to have an idea of what you’re going to purchase and be prepared to haul it as the crating was intended.

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#7 posted 02-16-2011 04:24 PM

Matt, you better drive the truck… The Springfield store is pretty awesome! If you are into woodworking, or metal working, your mouth will drop open when you walk in the door. Veer left for woodworking items, right for the metal working stuff. They always keep quite a bit of clearance items near the front registers and the “scratch and dent” showroom entrance is all the way to the left, near the demonstration workshop. Yeah, you need to bring the truck.

They open at 8:30am and close at 6pm. They are closed Sundays. The workers there are great! They are super helpful, not annoying. I have never had a bad experience when shopping there.

The showroom is huge but only a small portion of the building. The rest is warehouse and I think repair. Across the street is their BIG warehouse. It dwarfs the main building. If yo want it, they more than likely have it.

I am privileged to work only a few blocks from this Grizzly store. I work nights and it is nice to make a run to Grizzly and after work. Harbor Freight and Habitat for Humanity Restore are also very close to my work. It is nice to run by, pick up what I need, and head home to work in the shop for a bit before bed time.

Budget at least two or three hours time so you can see most everything. I sure am looking forward to seeing what you get while you are there. Have a good trip.

Jim Root, Bolivar, MO

-- Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose, Refurbish.... Yeah, I run one of the local No Kill Wood Shelters. Thanks, Jim Root, Bolivar MO

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#8 posted 02-16-2011 04:36 PM

Don’t you know that a truck rides better when loaded. Just trying to help! Have fun! lol

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 02-16-2011 04:57 PM

I wonder if they have stuff that they are out of stock online? Namely the G0715P. I know online they told me they are backordered and will receive some on the 28th. Sounds like I’m driving the truck :)

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#10 posted 02-16-2011 06:59 PM

Take the truck and the check book as they will accept out of state checks. The new stuff is generally in the box but there are sometimes deals you can get that aren’t in the box. Such as my table saw was a return that wasn’t what someone really wanted and changed their mind. Also the scratch and dent area will be unboxed.

Call ahead and see if the demonstration room will be open when you arrive. Its a great way to try some of the products before you buy.

When I went there they were just finishing stocking their new warehouse and I walked out of there with everything on my list and then some. Was a great experience for me.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 01:39 AM

I have been there (Springfield) more than twice and took my truck. I had the items picked out and called to make sure they were in stock befrore I left home. They loaded my truck and were very helpful in the warehouse and in the showroom.

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#12 posted 02-17-2011 09:34 AM

Anything you buy of the floor in the way of machinery you pick up in the warehouse, boxed for shipping.

The only time you won’t be able to walk away with something is if it isn’t in stock, which is somewhat common. If you have your eye on something specific, you might want to call first.

-- Nate,

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