Where's best $ on HF dust collector, #97869, 2HP, 1600 CFM

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Forum topic by ed2fun posted 08-30-2012 02:06 PM 1652 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2012 02:06 PM

Does anyone know of the best deal on the HF 2HP dust collector? I’ve seen people mention an ad in Woodworking mags as low as $138. What is currently the best deal on this unit #97869 ? I know it’s on sale and I have a 20% off coupon, but I’m shopping for an even better deal advertised somewhere. Thanks :)

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#1 posted 08-30-2012 02:12 PM

I think the $138 deal is outdated. I’ve been watching this item for about 4 months now and the best I’ve seen is $199 plus 20% off coupon. They say it’s a sale, but the price never changes.

Once in a blue moon HF will send out a 25% off coupon for holidays and such. Either way this DC is a really good deal.

-- Rex

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#2 posted 08-30-2012 05:28 PM

Look in Wood Magazine, or DIY or Handyman magazines and there is usually a HF sale page near the back.

For the 2hp dust collector I used to regularly see the price was $139.
Now I usually see it as $149 or $159. I think maybe they read Lumberjocks too.

Some stores won’t let you combine the 20% off coupon with the sale price. It’s printed right on the coupon that it is not to be combined with other sales, but I have used one that way. I have also been turned down. You just have to go and ask.

You can join their “Inside Track” club for $29 and you always get the lowest sales price for everything you buy and even better prices on the special flyer that comes out each month for club members only. In addition they also give you a $10 gift coupon to use when ever you want. I got my drill press and my nail gun and my lathe and my dust collector through this club membership and saved way more than the $29.

But there is only a small price advantage of the club membership and the magazine coupons but the club has a 6 to 8 page flyer full of deals while the magazine adds are just a single page. If you are only looking for one item and it’s in a magazine add you might not save anything extra after you pay the membership.

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 01:06 AM

I paid 149.00, haven’t seen it cheaper in about 2 years now and I was looking for about 6 months before buying mine. And the three local HFs are cheaper then I am and wouldn’t let me combine with a 20% off the whole purchase coupon.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 03:09 AM

i def see the 149.99 coupons in PWW magazine…maybe you can combine with a labor day coupon this weekend?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 10:07 AM

Thanks for your comments everyone! :)

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#6 posted 09-08-2012 10:00 PM

Thank u BentheViking for the heads up on the coupon. I wanted to let everyone know the $149.00 HF coupon is also in BH&G Wood mag..

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