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kdc68

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197 days ago

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Seen this posted via Facebook via Woodworking For Mere Mortals via The Drunken Woodworker…

Yeah, I love Norm…but not that much

http://www.newyankee.com/index.php?id=53#ecwid:mode=product&product=10708069

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nwbusa

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#1 posted 197 days ago

Geez, you could buy a new SawStop for that kind of dough… :)

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#2 posted 197 days ago

That’s some big bucks alright that’s why I only ordered two LOL
After I looked at that it sure made me miss good old Norm. NORM COME BACK!!!!

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kdc68

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#3 posted 197 days ago

nwbusa....or a couple of Grizzly’s ….lol

a1Jim...agreed. His shows were some of the best IMO…

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oldnovice

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#4 posted 197 days ago

Yes The New Yankee Workshop was one of the best woodworking shows on TV but that is a lot if $$$$$!

There are some reruns I see once in a while, perhaps I should start recording them.
I do have a number of the David Marks episodes but he was more of a artistic woodworker and not like Norm.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#5 posted 197 days ago

But how can you put a price on 6 autographed photos of Norm? That right there is priceless.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#6 posted 197 days ago

There has to be an extra 9 there. Its the only explanation. I can’t fathom anyone paying 3k for this. If this is the real price, I can see why people would pirate old new Yankee workshop episodes because this is just unreasonable.

-jeremy

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Joseph Jossem

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#7 posted 197 days ago

yeah for 3k he better come with the videos

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oldnovice

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#8 posted 197 days ago

For $3k they better come with a flat panel wide screen TV!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Rick M.

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#9 posted 197 days ago

Forget Norm, for $3k it better come with a sexy French maid to clean my shop while I watch the episodes. Also DVDs are last century, I would expect Blu-rays for that kind of money.

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#10 posted 197 days ago

Norm’s sailboat must need gas money…...

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#11 posted 197 days ago

One news tv they told me that there has been a financial crisis in America. Now I know why. To many people are woodworker and has ordered al this Norm stuff. LOL

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#12 posted 197 days ago

Hey guys, don’t you understand that 6 autographed photos of Norm make it a real bargain?

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#13 posted 197 days ago

Sure, that is a lot of money (and for the same money I would rather have the SawStop), but that is also a LOT of content. At that price it averages less than $15 for each DVD/drawing combo compared to their normal price of $25. For the quality that Norm delivers I think $15 is cheap.

I don’t think many people will buy all 210 projects in a set, but if they did, they would save about $2,000 by buying them in this package versus buying them individually.

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Jeremy Greiner

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#14 posted 197 days ago

@pmayer
Yes it is cheaper than buying each DVD/drawing separately but that also says something about their individual plan price. Maybe back when you only where able to get this sort of content on TV or through mail order VHS tapes you could request such a large amount. But the times have changed, when you can use Netflix/Amazon Prime and even Hulu plus to watch entire series from start to finish for $10 a month. Or buying individual episodes on iTunes for $1-3 with full seasons or series being less than that.

Or purchase entire dvd collections for $100-200
Stargate sg-1 214 episodes + 2 direct to dvd movies for $99
http://www.amazon.com/Stargate-SG-1-Richard-Dean-Anderson/dp/B000TJBNHQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1389192634&sr=1-1

Cheers 275 episodes for $154
http://www.amazon.com/Cheers-Complete-Ted-Danson/dp/B001IXXYCE/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1389192811&sr=1-1

You just cannot in any way justify a 3k price point, $300 maybe but not 10x that much.

-jeremy

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#15 posted 197 days ago

Darn I read that and thought you could buy his actual workshop for that price. With the used tools that
might not be bad. I think I will stick with his books.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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