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richgreer

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1245 days ago

In case anyone is contemplating making a Festool purchase in the near term, note they are having a price increase effective March 1, 2011.

Everything is not going up and a few items are actually getting a price decrease.

Here is a list of the current and March 1 prices on each item. The bigger tools are near the end of the list.

http://www.mcfeelys.com/info/festool-alert3.htm

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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DLCW

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#1 posted 1244 days ago

I thought they were already pretty pricey. :-)

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - http://www.dlwoodworks.com - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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Gator

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#2 posted 1244 days ago

I ordered the RO125 MIDI package from Rockler a month ago, received the sander and the Midi is on back order. I am sure they will honor the original cost, but this is increasing a substantial amount.. Wow.. how can we get that kind of an increase from our customers..

Gator

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Brian024

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#3 posted 1244 days ago

I’m with Don. Was looking at maybe getting a second ROS and getting one of the Festools with dust collector, but so much for that.

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live4ever

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#4 posted 1244 days ago

Makes it even less likely I’ll ever sip the green kool-aid, which is probably a good thing.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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seriousturtle

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#5 posted 895 days ago

I’m much less likely to ever buy their products after an increase in price. I actually thought they would come to their senses and drop their prices so that more people would take the plunge.

~seriouturtle

-- ~the turtle

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richgreer

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#6 posted 895 days ago

JAAune – - I hope you notice that you are responding to a post I made a year ago.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#7 posted 895 days ago

Ironically, Rich, it doesn’t matter—I got an email from the local Woodcraft the other day warning that another price hike is coming down the pike in March. :)

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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live4ever

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#8 posted 895 days ago

Apparently we can just bump this thread every year around March 1.

Ironically, 348 days ago I said I wouldn’t sip the green kool-aid. What I meant was, I would guzzle, not sip.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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Milo

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#9 posted 895 days ago

Their product continue to be WAY out of my price range. Until the market saturates to the point they start showing up on craigslist, I’m OUT! ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#10 posted 894 days ago

OK, let me get this right, the most expensive tools are increasing thier prices? They are made in Europe and the Dollar is stronger to the Euro. A rise in prices isn’t logical other than for greeds sake. But those that get these tools are in a different class for the most part so they arn’t effected by a few dollars anyway. Proffesionals or well to do folks are their clients. Joe bag of doughnuts in his basement or garage are NOT who they are rising prices for.

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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richgreer

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#11 posted 894 days ago

I don’t want to start another Festool argument, but let me respond to KenBry.

I have many friends who are approximately my age (60) and in a comparable financial situation. Many of these friends have expensive fishing boats, RVs, guns or fishing polls. Some have expensive golf clubs and belong to private country clubs. None of these people feel like they have to justify how they spend their money and very few people question how they spend their money. I’m retired and my primary interest and source of pleasure comes from my workshop and using my tools. My Festool is like their expensive fishing boat.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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paratrooper34

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#12 posted 894 days ago

Kenbry, the dollar hasn’t been stronger than the euro for almost a decade now. I lived in Italy when they changed to the euro and our dollar was stronger for about a year, than it went downhill and has been that way ever since. It is currently 1 USD = .75 EUR.

Just FYI

-- Mike

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semi75

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#13 posted 894 days ago

I got lucky on my Domino purchase. I made an offer on an ebay listing by email on a package with the systainer tenons and they took it. I have to say that it sure is handy. :)

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Manitario

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#14 posted 894 days ago

As the saying goes, if you buy a Corvette, you shouldn’t complain about the price of gas…I guess business is good enough in Festool land that they feel they can up the price…that or they need the money more than their customers…

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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