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Forum topic by YanktonSD posted 05-15-2013 03:45 AM 808 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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YanktonSD

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05-15-2013 03:45 AM

I am curious if anyone has been to a Grizzly tent sale. I am thinking about going to one. I am thinking about getting a few thinks and I know I will save by not having to pay shipping but are there any other savings that are significant?


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 05-16-2013 01:22 AM

I have never been to one, but I was told to get there early. There must be some reason, e.g. price, selection, etc.

-- Art

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#2 posted 05-16-2013 02:32 AM

I have heard people go there early, get in line and RUN to the tool they want. Some even bring friends/family to “tag-hold” a tool they will buy. Does not sound worth the hassle to me if this is really how it is.

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#3 posted 05-16-2013 02:36 AM

Nope never been. But as others have posted you will want to get there early. Wouldn’t surprise me if people camp out overnight to be first in line. I’ve done similar in my youth, but for concert tickets…ahh the good old days!

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#4 posted 05-23-2013 03:15 AM

I went to the last one. I didn’t get there early. It is a little crazy but you can find a few things for a good price. I’m a little leary of the machines because they are returns and do not have a warranty. You have to wonder about the quality of the particular line of machines if they have several of the same model with problems sitting there. They do have a lot of new tools on sale from different vendors. I got a dewalt planer for $295 with all the discounts. I did have a guy reach over top of me and grab the tag of a jointer I was inspecting. Good luck if you go, but I wouldn’t expect too much.

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 05-23-2013 04:01 AM

I didn’t know Grizzly sold tents…......

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 02:33 AM

Went to one 3 years ago. Got there at 4 AM and was about 50th in line. People had binoculars tring to see through the fence and spot their prizes. By the time the gates opened at 8:30, The line was 4 wide and at least 400yds long. It was an all out scramble, and I was right in the middle of it. Did manage to snag a decent osscilating spindle sander that was a demonstrator, and some parts and pieces, but as far as saving money, I drove about 7 hrs to get there. All in all, its one of them things you have to do once “just because”

-- JustplaneJeff

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 02:38 AM

too far for me to drive. :-(

665 miles…one way!

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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