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Forum topic by John_H posted 01-24-2018 01:20 PM 932 views 0 times favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John_H

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01-24-2018 01:20 PM

JET 708675PK XACTASAW Deluxe 3-Horsepower, 1Ph, 50-Inch Rip Fence

I don’t usually see large machines like this in the warehouse, but this seems to be a pretty decent deal (I know nothing about this saw)

The normal vendors – Rockler, Home Depot, Amazon, etc are selling it for $2,499. The warehouse price is $1,875 and will keep dropping until it’s sold (if you want to keep your eye on it) Shipping is free

Described as “small cosmetic imperfection on top, front or sides of item. Accessories may have cosmetic damage. Item will come repackaged.”

Keep in mind it is sold as used, but you have 30 days to return it. If there is something actually wrong with it – missing items, doesn’t work, not as described, etc. Amazon would pay for the return shipping

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000WO4HUI/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all


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#1 posted 01-24-2018 01:38 PM

Probably no warranty then…

-- John

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#2 posted 01-24-2018 02:26 PM

“slight cosmetic defect” could be a cracked table or worse. That saw is in the warehouse because someone already wasn’t happy with it.

-- The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. – George Bernard Shaw

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#3 posted 01-24-2018 02:43 PM



“slight cosmetic defect” could be a cracked table or worse. That saw is in the warehouse because someone already wasn t happy with it.

- BenDupre


Would they be that deceptive? It says “used – very good” with only “small cosmetic imperfection” for condition…
Do they ever provide more details on the defect, perhaps including pictures upon request? Or do they expect someone to just take a blind chance spending that much money?

If it’s merely a scratch, someone’s getting a nice machine!

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#4 posted 01-24-2018 03:10 PM

As an amazon warehouse deals manager would you sell someone a saw with cracked top knowing that there is zero percent chance it would not get sent back, so you would just loose money on two way shipping ? I bought quite a few refurbished and not new things and only in one or two cases the product was not actually brand new.


“slight cosmetic defect” could be a cracked table or worse. That saw is in the warehouse because someone already wasn t happy with it.

- BenDupre


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John_H

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#5 posted 01-24-2018 05:04 PM


“slight cosmetic defect” could be a cracked table or worse. That saw is in the warehouse because someone already wasn t happy with it.

- BenDupre

Some people just like to look at the negatives in life… or just make stuff up… whatever

This isn’t like buying a used saw from Craigslist. You have 30 days to return the saw for whatever reason. If there is a problem with the saw (like a cracked table) Amazon would pay the return shipping. If you were returning the saw because you just didn’t like it – then the shipping would be on you. And yes, no warranty – it is sold as ‘used’

Most of the stuff that I have bought from the warehouse is labeled ‘repackaged’ or ‘cosmetic damage’. It does not necessarily mean that someone bought it and returned it, it could have just been damaged in the warehouse.

One of their reasons for returns is “inaccurate website description”. In the case of this saw, anything other than ‘small cosmetic imperfection” (which is debatable) would be a good reason to return it and Amazon pays the shipping. Another option if you bought the saw and something else was wrong with it – open a chat with Amazon and talk about it. I have found that generally, Amazon can you 15 to 20% off the purchase price for problems

Lastly, if you look at this chart – it looks like the saw first became available around Dec 24th and the price is dropping by about $50 every week. If you’re interested, keep your eye on it

This is 50’ of 5” ‘UFD Series Urethane Abrasion Resistant Duct Hose, Wire Reinforced’.

Amazon sells it brand new for $780 (Zoro sells it for $583). I paid $77 for it and there is not a thing wrong with it (listed as package damage)
https://www.zoro.com/hi-tech-duravent-industrial-duct-hose-5x50ft-2031-0500-2050/i/G1870528/

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#6 posted 01-24-2018 05:05 PM


Probably no warranty then…

- jmos

It says you an buy a 4 year “protection plan” that appears to be an extended warranty for $41. If someone os in the market this appears to be worth watching.

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

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#7 posted 01-24-2018 06:14 PM

I have a section on Amazon warehouse deals and how they work.
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/161194

If it’s repackaged, probably a customer return.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-25-2018 12:14 AM

Hey John_H I’ll give you 200% return on your investment in that hose! ;-D

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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#9 posted 01-25-2018 12:34 AM

I bought an expensive stock pot from Amazon marked “used-very good condition” from Amazon. When it came you couldn’t even recognize what the thing was. I will NEVER buy anything used from Amazon again…...Just sharing my experience for what it’s worth.

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#10 posted 01-25-2018 12:40 AM

never mind

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#11 posted 01-25-2018 12:53 AM

This isn’t like buying a used saw from Craigslist.

You are correct – I would much rather buy a used machine off CL, where I can see what I’m buying in person, rather than paying more to take a chance on a blind purchase.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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John_H

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#12 posted 01-25-2018 01:17 AM



This isn t like buying a used saw from Craigslist.

You are correct – I would much rather buy a used machine off CL, where I can see what I m buying in person, rather than paying more to take a chance on a blind purchase.

Cheers,
Brad

- MrUnix

LMAO – there is no ‘chance’

Your dealing with Amazon. If there is ANYTHING wrong with it you can return it within 30 days for a full refund and you will not be out even a penny. Shipped to your door and picked up at your door

Forget it – I am sorry I even posted this saw deal, if this was forum used different software I would just delete my post, but I can’t

DONT BUY THIS SAW – ITS A TRAP! Amazon just wants to rip you off!

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#13 posted 01-25-2018 01:46 AM

FWIW – I love Amazon. (maybe because I’m from Seattle) They are easy to deal with and easy to return stuff. Never had an issue with a warehouse purchase being anything but how it was advertised. Free shipping for a 500lb item and free return shipping if it’s defective? 3HP & 50” fence?

BUY IT if it’s something you want.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#14 posted 01-25-2018 01:53 AM

LMAO – there is no chance

Your dealing with Amazon. If there is ANYTHING wrong with it you can return it within 30 days for a full refund and you will not be out even a penny. Shipped to your door and picked up at your door
- John_H

Not sure how you can make that statement with a straight face. It’s a used machine, and you can’t see the actual condition, or what may or may not be wrong with it, until after you pay for it and wait for it to be delivered. To me, that is taking a chance.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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Alex Lane

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#15 posted 01-25-2018 03:05 AM

Methinks a can-o-worms got opened. Lol didn’t expect that :-P
Don’t feel bad John. I appreciate you posting stuff like this…even though I have no room to put a nice big saw for a ridiculously good price. Chance or no chance, Amazon has always treated me right. Solo mi dos pesos :-)

-- Lane Custom Guitars and Basses

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