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   Here we go. Here's that Heads Up. Here's that FYI........Festool is offering a 10% sale on the Domino joiners and accessories, beginning May 1 until June 30th.
 So, for those about to buy or those sitting on that proverbial fence, if you can hold off  just another couple of weeks, you can save some decent coin. And those who already own the      Domino, its time to store up on the accessories - tenons, cutters, fences.
  Again, this is a heads up, no rush, sale doesn't start for another 10 days; :) just something to consider.

 More info to follow.....

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 09:25 AM »
Rats... I just purchased the Domino XL and the accessories that I wanted. I could have saved just over $100 [sad]  Would this sale include the empty domino systainer?

Thanks,
« Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 10:20 AM by Runhard »
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 10:12 AM »
I on the LV Canada site they've announced this as well and will obviously happen in Canada as well, which likely won't stir many sales as most Festool items went up by 8 to 13% on April 1st due to the lower Loonie vs the Greenback.

For example, I just bought on March 31st (the last day of pre-price increases) the Domino XL set for $1438.  They went up by 11.47% on April 1st and their current price is $1603 which means that come May 1st the 10% discounted price will be $1442.  I saved $4 basically.  Woopie!  [tongue]  This seems to apply to XL assortment systainer and the extra bits I bought as well.  Pretty well all are within pennies or a buck or two to what the pre-increase price was versus what they will be on sale for.

But this is Canadian pricing, I wonder how many Festool USA retailers are gonna have to deal with people returning their Domino related wares bought within the past month and simply turning around and re-buying come May 1st in the US to save some bucks.  They probably should have helped avoid this by making the sale one month later to start on June 1st with the announcement not until sometime in May so as to avoid this potential problem for their retailers.  Would this not make sense?  [huh]

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 10:18 AM »
Rats... I just purchased the accessories that I wanted  [sad]  Would this sale include the empty domino systainer?

Thanks,

While there is possibly some differences between the accesories that are eligible for sale from those in Canada versus the US, the product page for the Domino empty systainer with seperators on the LV Canada site does show this item as being on the 10% off list of items.

NOTE:  You may have to toggle for the LV "Canada" site at the top right portion of the page to view if you are accessing this link from the US.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/Festool/page.aspx?p=67968&cat=5,105,68330
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 10:28 AM »
I on the LV Canada site they've announced this as well and will obviously happen in Canada as well, which likely won't stir many sales as most Festool items went up by 8 to 13% on April 1st due to the lower Loonie vs the Greenback.

For example, I just bought on March 31st (the last day of pre-price increases) the Domino XL set for $1438.  They went up by 11.47% on April 1st and their current price is $1603 which means that come May 1st the 10% discounted price will be $1442.  I saved $4 basically.  Woopie!  [tongue]  This seems to apply to XL assortment systainer and the extra bits I bought as well.  Pretty well all are within pennies or a buck or two to what the pre-increase price was versus what they will be on sale for.

But this is Canadian pricing, I wonder how many Festool USA retailers are gonna have to deal with people returning their Domino related wares bought within the past month and simply turning around and re-buying come May 1st in the US to save some bucks.  They probably should have helped avoid this by making the sale one month later to start on June 1st with the announcement not until sometime in May so as to avoid this potential problem for their retailers.  Would this not make sense?  [huh]

 [smile]

It would have been nice to save $100, but personally I would not go through the hassle and cost of shipping. Besides I would not do that to my dealers.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 10:59 AM »
I wonder how many Festool USA retailers are gonna have to deal with people returning their Domino related wares bought within the past month and simply turning around and re-buying come May 1st in the US to save some bucks.

It would have been nice to save $100, but personally I would not go through the hassle and cost of shipping. Besides I would not do that to my dealers.

Please don't return and repurchase if you bought since 4/1. Please contact your dealer to sort it out.  [wink]
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 11:52 AM »
Seems to me with Festool's 30 day money back guaranty one should expect to get a credit for the difference, no?

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 12:13 PM »
Seems to me with Festool's 30 day money back guaranty one should expect to get a credit for the difference, no?

Yes indeed. As Shane stated, please reach out to your dealer.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2014, 04:29 PM »
Seems to me with Festool's 30 day money back guaranty one should expect to get a credit for the difference, no?

I think that is why Shane states anyone that purchased between 4/1 (4/1 plus 30 days is May first) and now should contact their dealer?
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2014, 04:54 PM »
Many people bought a domino just prior to April 1st to beat the price increase.  Technically, that puts the May 1st sale out of reach of the 30 day guarantee.  What Shane is suggesting, and correct me if I'm wrong, is rather than physically returning your domino now for a full refund and waiting for May 1st to repurchase, they will refund the difference based on post April 1st price increase.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 05:14 PM »
FYI. I bought some domino packs to replenish my systainer last week from amazon. They were already at the discounted price at 18 and change.

I thought it was weird that they weren't at 21.00 like everyone else. Oh well, maybe I got the early bird sale...  ;)
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2014, 10:05 PM »
 
Whenever Festool has a sale, effective a certain date, there will obviously always be customers who bought prior to the sale. As always, I will honor the sale price for those customers; its simply the fair thing to do. No worries, buy with confidence.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2014, 10:23 PM »
FYI. I bought some domino packs to replenish my systainer last week from amazon. They were already at the discounted price at 18 and change.

I thought it was weird that they weren't at 21.00 like everyone else. Oh well, maybe I got the early bird sale...  ;)

 Say what? Amazon selling Festool at sale prices before the actual May 1st sale date? Surprised? I'm not and I'm betting some other Festool dealers aren't either.

Reminds me of that wonderful line from Casablanca, spoken by Claude Rains  as Captain Renault: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." ;)

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2014, 10:50 PM »
FYI. I bought some domino packs to replenish my systainer last week from amazon. They were already at the discounted price at 18 and change.

I thought it was weird that they weren't at 21.00 like everyone else. Oh well, maybe I got the early bird sale...  ;)

 Say what? Amazon selling Festool at sale prices before the actual May 1st sale date? Surprised? I'm not and I'm betting some other Festool dealers aren't either.

Reminds me of that wonderful line from Casablanca, spoken by Claude Rains  as Captain Renault: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." ;)

Bob

It was weird. I went in on Wednesday looking to order some 6x40s and saw the 18.90 price and said "I will go ahead and order them and save 2 bucks!"  Then I saw the threads on here on Saturday and went back to amazon and they were at 21.00.

I have seen that before, but not on anything festool from what I can recall.
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2014, 11:16 PM »
I don't use Amazon in less I really need to.  Mostly these days for books.  The reason for that is all the book stores closed in my area because of Amazon  [eek]

Support small business and local if you can. 

Festool, I use Bob.  If I ever have a question or need a price adjustment, he has always just handled it. 

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2014, 11:42 PM »
I don't use Amazon in less I really need to.  Mostly these days for books.  The reason for that is all the book stores closed in my area because of Amazon  [eek]

Support small business and local if you can. 

Festool, I use Bob.  If I ever have a question or need a price adjustment, he has always just handled it. 

Speaking of adjustments Bob you've got mail.

I throw almost all of the dealers on here my business. Tom, Bob, Peter/Sean (tool nut) and others are excellent dealers to work with.

I also live in the "perfect storm" for Amazon consumers. We are smack dab in the middle of lots of distribution centers and get a lot of items the next day after ordering.

I often try to support the "local guy" but now a days, most of the people I deal with also have amazon and/or Etsy stores online.

Oh yeah, and the local Woodcraft and Rocklers get my business as well.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2014, 08:55 AM »
FYI. I bought some domino packs to replenish my systainer last week from amazon. They were already at the discounted price at 18 and change.

I thought it was weird that they weren't at 21.00 like everyone else. Oh well, maybe I got the early bird sale...  ;)

 Say what? Amazon selling Festool at sale prices before the actual May 1st sale date? Surprised? I'm not and I'm betting some other Festool dealers aren't either.

Reminds me of that wonderful line from Casablanca, spoken by Claude Rains  as Captain Renault: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." ;)

Bob

It was weird. I went in on Wednesday looking to order some 6x40s and saw the 18.90 price and said "I will go ahead and order them and save 2 bucks!"  Then I saw the threads on here on Saturday and went back to amazon and they were at 21.00.

I have seen that before, but not on anything festool from what I can recall.

Are you sure the price you saw on Amazon wasn't a post-April 1st price?  Many items actually went down in price after April 1.  Like the MFT quick clamps are now $38 but were $40.  QUICK CLAMPS

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2014, 10:02 AM »
I was going to purchase a Domino and extractor today while I was at my local dealing to pick up some other things. I emailed him yesterday to see if I could get the May pricing so it wouldn't delay the purchase.

The answer was no.

So I guess the "contact your dealer to sort it out" only applies to the ones already purchased. For $121 my $1,500 deal goes on hold.

He did say my question got to him before his rep even told him about the promotion. Strike one for FOG!


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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2014, 10:25 AM »
FYI. I bought some domino packs to replenish my systainer last week from amazon. They were already at the discounted price at 18 and change.

I thought it was weird that they weren't at 21.00 like everyone else. Oh well, maybe I got the early bird sale...  ;)

 Say what? Amazon selling Festool at sale prices before the actual May 1st sale date? Surprised? I'm not and I'm betting some other Festool dealers aren't either.

Reminds me of that wonderful line from Casablanca, spoken by Claude Rains  as Captain Renault: "I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here." ;)

Bob

It was weird. I went in on Wednesday looking to order some 6x40s and saw the 18.90 price and said "I will go ahead and order them and save 2 bucks!"  Then I saw the threads on here on Saturday and went back to amazon and they were at 21.00.

I have seen that before, but not on anything festool from what I can recall.

Are you sure the price you saw on Amazon wasn't a post-April 1st price?  Many items actually went down in price after April 1.  Like the MFT quick clamps are now $38 but were $40.  QUICK CLAMPS

I think it might be "crazy Amazon pricing". Here is the receipt (and received the goods a day later:


Now the amazon page shows the $21.00 price again.
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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2014, 11:02 AM »
I was going to purchase a Domino and extractor today while I was at my local dealing to pick up some other things. I emailed him yesterday to see if I could get the May pricing so it wouldn't delay the purchase.

The answer was no.

So I guess the "contact your dealer to sort it out" only applies to the ones already purchased. For $121 my $1,500 deal goes on hold.

He did say my question got to him before his rep even told him about the promotion. Strike one for FOG!



 And here-in lays? lies? the "problem" - the sale starts May 1, but the products are all available now. You/customers want or need the tools/accessories now, not in 10 days. You want the sale price, but don't want to wait the 10 days when the sale actually begins. Dealer/dealers want to make the sale and not lose or tick off their customers. Festool - rightly so and for many good reasons has a firm date on when the sale begins and does want- rightly so and for many good reasons, dealers to abide by that date. If this was a new, unavailable product, this would not be an issue.
 I will not speak for your dealer (whomever they are) but I don't think having a firm sale date is all that different across the board for many companies, as possibly frustrating as it may be sound to you.

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2014, 11:47 AM »
Bob,
You make a valid point, except for the 30 return policy Festool offers. With that 30 day return policy, then the dates for your "specials" are extended to 30 days before the start date. If I wanted to be a jerk, I could make my purchase today. Is the tools for a week or two. Return then under the 30 day rule and then immediately make the exact same purchase again, without even leaving the counter at the same shop. I would then have the lower price and Festool would be stuck with a bunch of used tools they can't sell as new.

I would think that it's in Festool's best interest, on a limited basis, to offer the sale terms to customers who will make a purchase in this time period before the sale.

You mention Festool's reasons for the start date. My bigger curiosity is why they didn't put a gag order on this information. Letting it leak out is what crated this catch 22 situation.

Bernie


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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2014, 12:08 PM »
Bob,
You make a valid point, except for the 30 return policy Festool offers. With that 30 day return policy, then the dates for your "specials" are extended to 30 days before the start date. If I wanted to be a jerk, I could make my purchase today. Is the tools for a week or two. Return then under the 30 day rule and then immediately make the exact same purchase again, without even leaving the counter at the same shop. I would then have the lower price and Festool would be stuck with a bunch of used tools they can't sell as new.

I would think that it's in Festool's best interest, on a limited basis, to offer the sale terms to customers who will make a purchase in this time period before the sale.

You mention Festool's reasons for the start date. My bigger curiosity is why they didn't put a gag order on this information. Letting it leak out is what crated this catch 22 situation.

Bernie

 Bernie,
 
   The 30 day guarantee thing applies to post purchase tools, but sure, you can do that - use and return the tools. Re-buy at the lower price. There are always work arounds to any offers made. Luckily - for everybody, most customers accept and abide by the terms; their basic sense of fair play and common decency prevents them  from doing otherwise.
 Nothing was leaked out, the announcement was made to everyone yesterday. Yep, having an existing, in stock product with a later sale/discount date does present a problem for dealers as well as customers. Perhaps the sale announcement could have gone up on April 30 to avoid this particular issue, but that would have also caused problems/issues. I guess their ain't no perfect solution.....

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2014, 07:25 PM »
Rats... I just purchased the Domino XL and the accessories that I wanted. I could have saved just over $100 [sad]  Would this sale include the empty domino systainer?

Thanks,

Me too.   [sad]

I bought it earlier this year to beat the inevitable 2014 price increase.   [sad]

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2014, 08:12 PM »
If you bought recently, you've had the use of the machine which equates to value. We include accessories and tenons in the promo so that those who already own the tool can also benefit from some savings. Over the lifetime of the machine, you may spend more on tenons than the actual tool. Many customers will use this as an opportunity to stock up on tenons since they don't go bad. [wink]

That said, I know no one likes missing out on a deal, myself included.

Shane

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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2014, 10:22 PM »
Rats... I just purchased the Domino XL and the accessories that I wanted. I could have saved just over $100 [sad]  Would this sale include the empty domino systainer?

Thanks,

Me too.   [sad]

I bought it earlier this year to beat the inevitable 2014 price increase.   [sad]

Yeah...happened to me too...but, you can still get consumables that will last a long, long time.  Also, it is not 10% that you are missing out on -- more like 6%-7% since the sale price is off of the new price after the increase.  I have no regrets and as Shane noted, received some value between when I bought and now.  I think it is cool that this and the accessories are even on sale...

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Re: Domino Joiners and Accessories on sale - starting May 1.
« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2014, 11:02 PM »
I wasn't really complaining and hope that people did not take it that way. I was just expressing my bad luck  [doh]  I know it is more like 6-7% savings, hence the potential $100 savings I missed out on, not that big of a deal. I received my DF700XL on 4/16 and have not had the chance to use it, probably won't use it for awhile. I also purchased all the extra cutters and 4 boxes of the long dominos 8, 10, 12 and 14, that should last me years  [embarassed]  I will probably take advantage of the sale to buy a systainer and some Sipo dominos. I am happy that Festool is having this sale.
Hopefully many more will take the plunge!
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