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Forum topic by BlankMan posted 05-31-2009 03:50 AM 1306 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlankMan

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05-31-2009 03:50 AM

I’m thinking of purchasing a Cordless Reciprocating Saw from them because they have the best price. So I’m wondering if anyone has any experience dealing with them? I’m always a little leery of places that have “the” lowest price when they’re the only on at that price. So I thought I’d ask here.

And it turns out free shipping on the saw too.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI


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#1 posted 05-31-2009 03:54 AM

I think I got to them through dewalt.com at one point – but ended up buying stuff from toolking.com which is located in CO. and had good communications – and good prices at the time. I’ve purchased from toolking several times in the past few years – both for business and personal, and all in all they were very good.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 04:45 AM

A friend of mine worked/works for them, and a buddy and I redesigned/rebuilt their internet site last year (they have since messed up the graphics, but oh well).....For whatever that’s worth….they paid their bills on time….I have not however ordered anything from them….

JC

-- Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. -Carl Sagan

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 05:40 AM

The best resource I’ve found to verify I’ve identified the best, or one of the best prices available is thefind.

Toolup has been in every search I’ve made for tools, but I have yet to buy from them. I guess they are not always the best price.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 07:11 AM

I usually look for customer ratings for unknown vendors. Anything less than 4 of 5 is usually trouble. On ebay, I’ve found 98% or less to be marginal and some what less than honest in their descriptions.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 06-01-2009 09:13 AM

Bought a Makita LithIon combo kit last june. They had the best price for this one specific item number and a cheap flat shipping. I spoke with sales, they were generally knowlagable and courteous. They assured me all were new and not reconditioned. I was trusting mostly in the Makita warranties regardless of the web retailer. They got the sale because they came in cheapest for a SPECIFIC item, have not had opportunity to use them again. So far, so good.
BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 06-02-2009 07:52 AM

Thanks all. I had looked them up at Resellers Ratings but there weren’t many reviews. PriceGrabber had a lot, the majority were positive but I take those mostly positive ratings with a grain of salt. I have to wonder how many are plants. I’ve seen places going down the tubes yet their ratings remained stellar. Go figure…

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#7 posted 06-03-2009 02:42 AM

You have to watch when the reviews were posted and how many. lots of time it will only be 1-5 that are a year or 2 old.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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pitchnsplinters

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#8 posted 06-03-2009 04:58 AM

You’re thinking about it too much. You sound convinced it is a good deal. Buy it, it’s not like you are buying a Laguna.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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#9 posted 06-03-2009 05:15 AM

I’ve had good luck searching Amazon.com. I’ve bought from several vendors that are listed there at great prices. My logic is that if they are problems, Amazon would get rid of them. That might not be true, but, like I said. I’ve had good luck there. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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