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Forum topic by Matt Michaud posted 09-19-2012 02:34 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Matt Michaud

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09-19-2012 02:34 PM

So there is a tent sale coming up and we are in the market for a 2HP cyclone, so are considering making the 8hr drive. How good are the deals there? Are we talking 10% off or 70%...I have no idea what to expect (so whether or not its worth the gas)?

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Bill White

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#1 posted 09-19-2012 03:12 PM

I dare not go. A second mortgage wouldn’t go over too well.
I understand that there are a lot of scratch and dent items offered.
Bill

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#2 posted 09-19-2012 03:28 PM

Matt – I’ve been to two in Muncy, PA. There are some deals to be had, but there’s fierce competition for them. It’s been very busy early on, but traffic clears up a lot later in the morning, affording a great opportunity to browse the grounds and the showroom. They’ll have booths setup and lots of things going on in addition to the tent sale. The Grizzly showrooms are amazing. 8 hours is a long drive to justify cost savings-wise, but it’s a great road trip to make for the sake of a road trip…getting a deal is just a bonus.

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#3 posted 09-19-2012 03:36 PM

Matt I went to one in PA, it was awhile ago but first thing that I remember is that there was there was an orderly line for entry and the earlier you get there the better your entry time. I was specifically looking for a band saw and there were a few like scratch and dent, or floor display models that were still available and marked down but selection was limited by the time I got in so your entry time into the sales area really matters. think of it like Black Friday door buster sales but with woodworker customers all on a mission. If or when I go again I will treat it like a concert ticket sale and get there really early – me and a hundred or two others that got there late before.
BTW, you might want to call their customer service and ask about the tent sale and pointers about when the lines actually start forming up, if there are any partial listings on the offerings etc. The tent sales are a regular madhouse event for the staff and they could likely give you some real good advice.

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#4 posted 09-19-2012 03:38 PM

I agree with Bill.

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