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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #30 on: September 17, 2018, 01:54 PM »
Seems like there's some confusion about what can be used as a trade-in tool. Let me give you some examples...  [big grin]



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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #31 on: September 17, 2018, 02:05 PM »
Any idea whats the expiration on the card?
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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2018, 02:07 PM »
Any idea whats the expiration on the card?

@Festool USA, can you answer please?
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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2018, 02:08 PM »
You may care a lot less about the expiration date on the card when it's made clear that it's just a general purpose card you can use anywhere, not limited to Festool tools or anything.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2018, 02:08 PM »
Seems like there's some confusion about what can be used as a trade-in tool. Let me give you some examples...  [big grin]

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Easy, right? Here's the next step.

that reminds me of when I bought my first toyota pickup in 1984.  Bring or tow in anything with 4 wheels and get a $1000 down payment credit.  I brought in a matchbox car.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2018, 02:12 PM »
Seems like there's some confusion about what can be used as a trade-in tool. Let me give you some examples...  [big grin]
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Easy, right? Here's the next step.
So, basically they could just offer $100 card and not waste time and money to send in junk.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2018, 02:13 PM »
Any idea whats the expiration on the card?

Good question. I'll try to find out.

You may care a lot less about the expiration date on the card when it's made clear that it's just a general purpose card you can use anywhere, not limited to Festool tools or anything.

It's a normal prepaid debit card. If it could only be used on Festool tools, we'd have made it green and called it the SYScard or something.

Offline RustE

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« Reply #37 on: September 17, 2018, 02:18 PM »
You may care a lot less about the expiration date on the card when it's made clear that it's just a general purpose card you can use anywhere, not limited to Festool tools or anything.


Yeah, I usually get rid of similar pre-paid cards at the grocery stores.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2018, 02:43 PM »
Too bad it doesn't include the sanders.
[wink]

Too bad it doesn't include this: http://www.leevalley.com/en/Festool/page.aspx?p=68493&cat=5,105,68341
Sitting on Wish List for some time.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #39 on: September 17, 2018, 02:51 PM »
Snip.
So, basically they could just offer $100 card and not waste time and money to send in junk.

I agree.

If their intention was to recycle old junk tools instead of metals getting dumped in the landfill, I would think it was a good idea to do the trades. But if a screwdriver is considered a tool, the recycle point is a moot one.

Why create so much extra work for everyone (Festool, shipper and the customer)? The $100 rebate card itself is already an enough marketing ploy, if that is what the marketing people focus on.

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« Reply #40 on: September 17, 2018, 02:57 PM »
Just a guess, but there might be an accounting advantage (for Festool) to the trade in versus just straight rebate.

Offline ChuckM

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« Reply #41 on: September 17, 2018, 03:02 PM »
Just a guess, but there might be an accounting advantage (for Festool) to the trade in versus just straight rebate.

That accounting or tax advantage, if any, has got to be much larger than the costs of the trades (Festool staff admin./labour costs, tool disposal, and shipper's costs).

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #42 on: September 17, 2018, 03:02 PM »
@Festool USA Any reason why the MFK 700 Set (574368) is not included? I'm in for one if you happen to change your mind and alter the eligibility.

Offline sprior

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« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2018, 05:22 PM »
I told a fellow Festool owner about this promotion, he wondered why the TS75 wasn't included.

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« Reply #44 on: September 17, 2018, 05:28 PM »

It's a normal prepaid debit card. If it could only be used on Festool tools, we'd have made it green and called it the SYScard or something.

Great... Now you've totally made me want a SYScard.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2018, 05:55 PM »

It's a normal prepaid debit card. If it could only be used on Festool tools, we'd have made it green and called it the SYScard or something.

Great... Now you've totally made me want a SYScard.

Well there is this .........................  How about a Swiss Sys Card !  [big grin]

                



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Offline frampton

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2018, 07:29 PM »
Am I the only one tempted to slap that prepaid shipping label onto the heaviest thing I don't want anymore?  ;D

This made me smile!

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2018, 07:48 PM »
Might give you satisfaction but I can virtually guarantee if that type of stuff happens this will be a one and done type of promotion.

Just like the toy tools.

Just my opinion.

Peter

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2018, 07:53 PM »
Thinking Aloud - NOT that it's not a good deal   BUT       My only hesitation is that the saws and routers being offered for the rebate are being replaced by a newer line and hence Festool is replenishing their stock to make room for the newer version ( unknowns to us).
So is the $100 savings  worth it?????
Your thoughts?

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2018, 08:30 PM »
Thinking Aloud - NOT that it's not a good deal   BUT       My only hesitation is that the saws and routers being offered for the rebate are being replaced by a newer line and hence Festool is replenishing their stock to make room for the newer version ( unknowns to us).
So is the $100 savings  worth it?????
Your thoughts?

I think you are right about flushing old stock in anticipation of new arrivals.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #50 on: September 17, 2018, 08:54 PM »
Thinking Aloud - NOT that it's not a good deal   BUT       My only hesitation is that the saws and routers being offered for the rebate are being replaced by a newer line and hence Festool is replenishing their stock to make room for the newer version ( unknowns to us).
So is the $100 savings  worth it?????
Your thoughts?

New arrival, new price tag.  Might be more than $100 difference.

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« Reply #51 on: September 17, 2018, 08:56 PM »
Keep analyzing while waiting for an answer.  Then the date will pass.  Festool will not respond to marketing questions and everything else you hear here will be pure speculation.  Evaluate your wants and needs and make an educated decision before purchasing tools.

Peter


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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #52 on: September 17, 2018, 09:02 PM »
Any idea whats the expiration on the card?

I finally got an answer. Prepaid MasterCards expire 6 months after they’re issued.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #53 on: September 17, 2018, 09:08 PM »
Keep analyzing while waiting for an answer.  Then the date will pass.  Festool will not respond to marketing questions and everything else you hear here will be pure speculation.  Evaluate your wants and needs and make an educated decision before purchasing tools.
Peter
I don't expect answers. But, when I speculated that promotional PRO5 sander would eventually become a new model I was right.  [big grin]
Festool denied the plans at the time. So, there.  [big grin]
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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #54 on: September 17, 2018, 09:09 PM »
Thinking Aloud - NOT that it's not a good deal   BUT       My only hesitation is that the saws and routers being offered for the rebate are being replaced by a newer line and hence Festool is replenishing their stock to make room for the newer version ( unknowns to us).
So is the $100 savings  worth it?????
Your thoughts?

We don't typically comment on things like this, but I'll debunk this conspiracy theory. But I enjoy the speculation. [popcorn]

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« Reply #55 on: September 17, 2018, 09:35 PM »
If it could only be used on Festool tools, we'd have made it green and called it the SYScard or something.

LOL...that’s funny.

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« Reply #56 on: September 17, 2018, 09:50 PM »
How about a Swiss Sys Card !  [big grin]

Do I need that...no
Do I want one...maybe...maybe not
But that card sure possesses a certain cool 😎 factor and that’s priceless.  [big grin]

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2018, 12:18 AM »
How about a Swiss Sys Card !  [big grin]

Do I need that...no
Do I want one...maybe...maybe not
But that card sure possesses a certain cool 😎 factor and that’s priceless.  [big grin]

Put holes in it so it can be used as a drill size checker.

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2018, 12:34 AM »
How about a Swiss Sys Card !  [big grin]

Do I need that...no
Do I want one...maybe...maybe not
But that card sure possesses a certain cool 😎 factor and that’s priceless.  [big grin]

Put holes in it so it can be used as a drill size checker.


The it would be a Swiss cheese Sys Card  [tongue]

Seth

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Re: $100 OFF! Trade Up to Festool and save up to 25% through Oct. 31st (US)
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2018, 06:06 AM »
Too bad it doesn't include the sanders.
[wink]
Too bad it doesn't include [...]
Way worse that it's US only - at least for the rest of the world.