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Offline Brice Burrell

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #180 on: October 07, 2016, 12:58 PM »
I hope they do limit the sale to one per customer.  Also, I hope dealers do a first come first served with the available sanders.  Actually, I should post this in Bob's thread. 
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Offline spllbnd2

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #181 on: October 07, 2016, 01:02 PM »
Do you guys charge the credit card now or on November 1st?

@Staniam, your credit card is charged when it ships.

If you pay with Paypal, it is billed at the time the order is placed.

Actually the funds get held on the credit/debit card until the sanders ship. So while the customer does not actually get fully charged for these until they ship out, the funds are held on the card until then.

Found this out myself. No worries here, but we should be giving out the correct information to customers.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #182 on: October 07, 2016, 01:03 PM »
Do you guys charge the credit card now or on November 1st?

@Staniam, your credit card is charged when it ships.

If you pay with Paypal, it is billed at the time the order is placed.

SOLD!

 Im getting married in 18 days and I would end up on the nightly news as murdered if I spent anything on Festool right now.

 Fwiw, The charge will show as pending until the sanders ship out. And funds held until then. So yes it will probably show up as pending and funds being held form account.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #183 on: October 07, 2016, 01:04 PM »
Pending charge is fairly common. It also depends on your card if it impacts your available balance, etc.

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« Reply #184 on: October 07, 2016, 01:07 PM »
Been looking at Festools for some time now as an avid woodworker for many many years and have heard good things. Now I will be able to see first hand. Great deal on this sander and gets me my very first Festool. Exited and cannot wait. Already trying to decide what to buy and use that voucher on.  [big grin]

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Offline spllbnd2

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #185 on: October 07, 2016, 01:09 PM »
Pending charge is fairly common. It also depends on your card if it impacts your available balance, etc.

Total understand. But with debit cards being so common place now a days, pending charges do impact balances. Regular credit cards most likely not.

 Just like people to be the most informed as some may actually be using debit cards and not credit cards.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #186 on: October 07, 2016, 01:14 PM »
@spllbnd2, welcome to the forum.

The question was if we charge the card now or when it ships. We do not charge until it ships.

As far as I know, virtually any website you order from will do an authorization on the card. This checks for availability of funds and places a temporarily hold for those funds. It is not a charge and on my credit card is shows up as "pending". This makes sure that we (and any other online retailer) can collect the money once the product(s) ship. You are not charged interest during this time since we have not collect the monies from you.

Apologies if that was not said. Like Cochese said, this is a very common practice. Any website that doesn't do that is opening themselves up to fraud which is not good for the retailer, the bank or the consumer.
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« Reply #187 on: October 07, 2016, 01:38 PM »
@spllbnd2, welcome to the forum.

The question was if we charge the card now or when it ships. We do not charge until it ships.

As far as I know, virtually any website you order from will do an authorization on the card. This checks for availability of funds and places a temporarily hold for those funds. It is not a charge and on my credit card is shows up as "pending". This makes sure that we (and any other online retailer) can collect the money once the product(s) ship. You are not charged interest during this time since we have not collect the monies from you.

Apologies if that was not said. Like Cochese said, this is a very common practice. Any website that doesn't do that is opening themselves up to fraud which is not good for the retailer, the bank or the consumer.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #188 on: October 07, 2016, 01:46 PM »

Buddy of mine is stopping by to pick one or more up for me  [big grin]





Is there any concern that Festool USA won't have enough stock to fill the current pre-orders and there is only a limited space in a warehouse/production?

No, no concerns. I have live feed from Festool PRO 5 Sander new manufacturing facility in Wendlingen. Here is today's 3:00 am snapshot:
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ToolNut warehouse yesterday:
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CT22, TS55, Kapex, RO150, Domino, RS 2 E

Offline meeker

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« Reply #189 on: October 07, 2016, 02:11 PM »
Great deal on this sander and gets me my very first Festool. Exited and cannot wait. Already trying to decide what to buy and use that voucher on.  [big grin]
Same here! Ordered from festoolproducts on Wednesday, and glad I did before the suspension. Tracksaw and dust extractor next I think. This sander may be a loss leader for festool, but in this case will likely lead to me dropping $1200 additional, not to mention all the accessories for these products. [eek]

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #190 on: October 07, 2016, 02:24 PM »
Can you use the existing ETS125 pads with new PRO 5 Sander? I apologize if I missed this question before.

@Rustys, yes, you can use all of the ETS 125 EQ accessories with the PRO 5 with the exception of the old Turbo dust bag. I don't think it would work because of the new dust port's outside diameter.
@Shane Holland Is there a blue hard pad that will fit the new PRO 5 sander?

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #191 on: October 07, 2016, 02:30 PM »
@Shane Holland Is there a blue hard pad that will fit the new PRO 5 sander?

@RobBob, Festool does not make a hard pad for the ETS 125 / PRO 5 sanders.
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« Reply #192 on: October 07, 2016, 04:53 PM »
Any news on why Festool pulled the graphic down for the new sander? I imagine they oversold it. In my case the dealer ordered 20 so they are just making a list people who want one. I imagine it is a different system for online shops. I don't think Festool is the best at organizing their promotions. The confusion seems avoidable.

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« Reply #193 on: October 07, 2016, 04:58 PM »
Any news on why Festool pulled the graphic down for the new sander? I imagine they oversold it. In my case the dealer ordered 20 so they are just making a list people who want one. I imagine it is a different system for online shops. I don't think Festool is the best at organizing their promotions. The confusion seems avoidable.

I have shared the information that has been officially communicated to us from Festool, which is that they are asking dealers to suspend taking orders. I will definitely promptly share any additional information that is provided.
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« Reply #194 on: October 07, 2016, 05:18 PM »
Shane, I just ordered one from you folks yesterday and already sold my ETS125. Will you be able to fill your orders? Thanks Eddy Wilson

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #195 on: October 07, 2016, 05:22 PM »
Is the voucher transferable to another person? Not sure I'll buy another tool, could just give it to someone else, add a follower the green cult.  [big grin]

@Svar, there was nothing to say that it wasn't transferable, so I would assume that's fine. @TylerC can confirm.

Yes, the voucher is transferrable. As long as the person has the voucher number (and it's never been used), he/she will be fine.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #196 on: October 07, 2016, 05:30 PM »
Shane, I just ordered one from you folks yesterday and already sold my ETS125. Will you be able to fill your orders? Thanks Eddy Wilson

Eddy, we have ordered more than enough inventory to fill all existing orders. I have no way to know how many orders Festool has received or their inventory on hand. If we receive any information from Festool that will impact our customers, I will share it here and proactively contact our customers.
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« Reply #197 on: October 07, 2016, 05:32 PM »
Thanks Shane, on top of things like usual.

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« Reply #198 on: October 07, 2016, 05:51 PM »
Will PRO 5 sander in its current configuration be added to the line of sanders on a permanent basis alongside regular ETS125, or was it produced as a one time tool specifically for promotional purposes?
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« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Will PRO 5 sander in its current configuration be added to the line of sanders on a permanent basis alongside regular ETS125, or was it produced as a one time tool specifically for promotional purposes?

It was intended as a limited-run tool.

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #200 on: October 07, 2016, 06:32 PM »
Will PRO 5 sander in its current configuration be added to the line of sanders on a permanent basis alongside regular ETS125, or was it produced as a one time tool specifically for promotional purposes?

It was intended as a limited-run tool.

My impression was that the Pro5 is the new ETS125 with a special label, different systainer, and an assortment of paper instead of the dust bag. Is this not accurate?

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« Reply #201 on: October 07, 2016, 06:41 PM »
Will PRO 5 sander in its current configuration be added to the line of sanders on a permanent basis alongside regular ETS125, or was it produced as a one time tool specifically for promotional purposes?

It was intended as a limited-run tool.

My impression was that the Pro5 is the new ETS125 with a special label, different systainer, and an assortment of paper instead of the dust bag. Is this not accurate?
Had the same impression. Different motor is not a small change. Don't really care for blue systainer, would rather have regular one.

Offline live4ever

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« Reply #202 on: October 07, 2016, 07:47 PM »
When the promo hit deals sites is when I think it really overwhelmed supply.  Many people on those sites make a lot of extra income, if not a living, just flipping goods bought from deals. 

I agree with those that said the promo should have been limited to one per customer if the goal was truly to get more people exposed to the brand.
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Offline Paul G

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #203 on: October 07, 2016, 08:00 PM »
Will PRO 5 sander in its current configuration be added to the line of sanders on a permanent basis alongside regular ETS125, or was it produced as a one time tool specifically for promotional purposes?

It was intended as a limited-run tool.

The Pro 5 is only a limited run tool?  [blink] Is this Festools take on the woodpecker OTT model?
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« Reply #204 on: October 07, 2016, 08:34 PM »
I spent about 4 hours today between my 150/5 EC and a LS130.  I was on the fence about getting the Pro5 and stocking a third paper size, but it looks like the decision has been made for me and I'm glad those who wanted one more than I got one (or two). 

If the idea of this promotion was to make the brand more accessible to those not familiar with Festool, I can only think this 3 day promotion that started and stopped on the FOG was more of a reward to already loyal followers. 

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« Reply #205 on: October 07, 2016, 09:36 PM »
I haven't used my ETS 125 for years. But I rushed out and bought 10 of these from 10 different dealers, as I don't want to miss out on this great deal!

I'm looking forward to using the vouchers to replace my old metric-scale tools with the new Imperial versions!

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« Reply #206 on: October 07, 2016, 09:54 PM »
I haven't used my ETS 125 for years. But I rushed out and bought 10 of these from 10 different dealers, as I don't want to miss out on this great deal!

I'm looking forward to using the vouchers to replace my old metric-scale tools with the new Imperial versions!
. Kidding or serious about the 10 sanders.... [blink]
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Offline hemlock

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« Reply #207 on: October 07, 2016, 10:04 PM »
10? Really?  Me thinks we're teaching Festool to never do this again.  Sad. 

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Re: $99 PRO 5 Sander Promotion + $50 Voucher - New Festool REQ Sanders (US)
« Reply #208 on: October 07, 2016, 10:23 PM »
10? Really?  Me thinks we're teaching Festool to never do this again.  Sad.

I completely agree.  I hope Festool changes this to a one per customer deal.
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Offline Svar

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« Reply #209 on: October 07, 2016, 10:27 PM »
10? Really?  Me thinks we're teaching Festool to never do this again.  Sad.
Looks like one per customer might not work either, as there are many dealers. Perhaps next time promotions like this could be done only directly through festoolusa.com, while voucher redeemable at any dealer.
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