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Forum topic by Ed posted 03-15-2013 04:50 PM 3390 views 0 times favorited 40 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2013 04:50 PM

What an interesting thread. I offered a 10% discount Grizzly coupon thinking that someone, likely with a $1,000 to $2,000 purchase could save $100 to $200 off their purchase and buy me lunch for $5 or $10 in return. A small gain for me and a large gain for them. A good deal, right? Its just money.

But please read the responses below. What touchy feely emotions this has evoked. I’ve never seen such subjective emotions from a group of (uh, grown) men.

We have clafollett below who reports that, due to this tread I started, he saved $168 by getting the same coupon free from blade. That’s absolutely great. And I mean it. Had he bought me lunch he would have saved $158 to $163. Now is that a bad deal? The free offer he got was good and my offer was terrible?

Or let’s take jasoncarpentry, Jim. He wants to save $130, but $120 or $125 is just not acceptable. So he spends his gas money and his time and drives to Home Depot to BUY the coupon, only to find they have none. And he has fall back plans to spend more time and effort to get a “free” coupon, when he could have just taken me up on a very reasonable offer. Obviously, $5 for $130 savings not good enough for Jim. His emotions must be running high to go to all that trouble. I hope he finds the “free” coupon, or he may learn an expensive lesson to take a good deal when its offered.

Then we have Tim. He would rather give Grizzly $168 than share with me a PENNY. Wow, talking about nothing emotion! There’s an old saying that fits this perfectly. He would “cut off his nose to spite his face”. And there are a bunch more just like him below. It says a lot about their emotions. I wonder what it says about the wisdom of their financial decisions and financial condition.

What a terrible thing to make available a nice savings to someone in return for a tiny gain. It could result in some people without noses.

-- Ed

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 05:06 PM

I don’t have any purchases planned, but if I did, I would rather pay Grizzly the extra bucks than to send you a dime. Maybe it’s me, but this seems like a crass attempt to make a buck.

Just sayin’...

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 05:33 PM

Your response is purely emotional, much as I would expect to get from my wife, not at all businesslike or objective. I assume even your wife would rather you put $90 in your pocket send me $10 for lunch than the pay Grizzly an extra $100 dollars on a $1000 machine. But to each their own. Go figure why someone would want to lose money.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 05:44 PM

Why wouldnt you just give this to a friend or another LJ buddy looking to buy tools. This is the part of our capitolistic society that drives me nuts. I think it would feel really good, much better than a meatball sandwich, to hook up another fellow wood worker with your discount than try and weasel $10 out of them. You’re honestly missing out on that good feeling of doing something for someone who wouldnt otherwise expect it.

I wouldnt give you a poke in the eye and a box of donuts for it. +1 Tim. I find it audacious that you would even post this.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 07:22 PM

Ed, maybe you should have posted this in the Woodworking Trade & Swap section of the forum.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 08:13 PM

No emotion at all Ed. Maybe you could collect coupons from the newspapers that people give up for recycling. Most go for 1/20 of a cent. Or wait, you could sell them for 1/2 face value in front of the grocery store. You may have to muscle out the girl scouts selling cookies, but hey, that’s business. Let them sell their overpriced cookies on the street corner.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#6 posted 03-15-2013 08:22 PM

Yeah, if it were me, i would give it away to someone that could use it.

-- Ev in Framingham, MA

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 08:40 PM

The first thing that came out of my mouth after reading your “offer” was ‘Are you serious?’

+1000 for Tim, what a joke.

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#8 posted 03-15-2013 08:51 PM

WTF….I was given a coupon code for nothing from a fellow LJ member that I don’t know or have even met….If anyone who reads my post and wants a coupon, and can’t get one through a generous person on LJ, go buy the lastest issue of Woodworkers Journal than pay this guy anything

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#9 posted 03-15-2013 09:26 PM

I, too, think it’s bush to try to sell such a coupon. At the same time, I absolutely appreciate Ed’s right to do so.

-- I'm selfless because it feels so good!

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#10 posted 03-15-2013 09:46 PM

There really is no saving if you have to pay for a “free” coupon.

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#11 posted 03-15-2013 11:25 PM

I just GAVE mine to Shelly for her purchase of the 17” Band Saw. And yes it’ll come to more than $30.00 savings for her. Come on, haven’t you ever heard of “Faith, Hope, ands Charity; but the greatest of these is CHARITY!”?

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#12 posted 03-15-2013 11:31 PM

I’ll trade a 20% off harbor freight coupon for it. :-)

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 03-15-2013 11:34 PM


-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#14 posted 03-15-2013 11:38 PM

Randy, Ed sells those too.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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#15 posted 03-15-2013 11:45 PM

PittsburghTim get a HF coupon from Ed it will cost you a dinner and a movie…

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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