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Offline Shane Holland

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #30 on: March 08, 2017, 02:28 PM »
So if I understand you correctly the current kit comes with 2 TC3 chargers. What about the new kit? 2 SCA 8 chargers or does the SCA 8 charger already charge 2 batteries?

@vkumar

The non-BASIC models come with two chargers. The current models come with two TCL 3 chargers, the new models (annotated as "AirStream" on our website) come with two SCA 8 chargers.

The SCA 8 is still only capable of charging a single battery at a time. While it looks like there are two charging slots on it, one is for Lithium Ion batteries and the other is for older NiCad and NiMH batteries.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2017, 09:01 PM »
Lol

and I will add the annual thread complaining about the price increases. And then it passes and folks still continue to buy and discuss tools and it is all forgotten until the end of the year when some member asks about the annual price
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2017, 11:04 AM »
Lol

and I will add the annual thread complaining about the price increases. And then it passes and folks still continue to buy and discuss tools and it is all forgotten until the end of the year when some member asks about the annual price
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2017, 01:26 PM »
Bump, ICYMI.

Beat the price increase, order now to save!

Thanks, just ordered the Festool 201353 Domino XL Connector Systainer Set. I have a couple tables which I plan to make as knock-downs and this will be perfect. Plus another chance to use my Domino XL.  [big grin]
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #34 on: March 10, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Thanks, just ordered the Festool 201353 Domino XL Connector Systainer Set. I have a couple tables which I plan to make as knock-downs and this will be perfect. Plus another chance to use my Domino XL.  [big grin]

Thanks, Bob! I saw your order come in, much appreciated. Be sure to share some photos of your project.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2017, 02:13 PM »
With Mafell making a bigger push into the US market and Festool having the annual price increase, at some point justifying the additional price for Mafell tools isn't going to be hard to do.


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #36 on: March 10, 2017, 03:05 PM »
@Goneshootin88

Yeah, if this stuff continues I'm either going to spend more time doing what your handle says or I'm changing from green to red - maybe a combination of both.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2017, 05:27 PM »
One thing that irritates me about the annual price increase is that some of these tools haven't been updated in nearly a decade. I have more than enough Festools for my hobbyist use so I'll most likely just be buying consumables.

Who I'm I kidding? I'm sure that I'll want something in the future.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #38 on: March 13, 2017, 12:30 PM »
As someone who prefers metric, if I order a TSC 55 basic metric now and the order the Airstream batteries and charger later;

Would I be able to order a new insert to fit the existing Sys 5 to be able to fit the TSC 55 saw, the 2 Airstream batteries (5.2Ah) ateh 2 new SCA 8 chargers. I know you may not have pricing now but approx how much would it cost?

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2017, 12:59 PM »
Would I be able to order a new insert to fit the existing Sys 5 to be able to fit the TSC 55 saw, the 2 Airstream batteries (5.2Ah) ateh 2 new SCA 8 chargers. I know you may not have pricing now but approx how much would it cost?

@vkumar, yes, the insert will be available. We have requested info from Festool on the inserts but I don't think we've got it yet. Usually inserts are about $15-20 if memory serves me.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 01:03 PM »
Thank you @Shane Holland for the prompt response.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #41 on: March 15, 2017, 02:21 PM »
Ok.  So I've done my reasearch (including this thread) and, in short, the price increase for the HKC and PDC seems mainly about the new batteries and chargers coming into play.

So I have to ask.  Does it really matter if I order HKC Airstream (same for PDC) now as compared to after April 3rd?   From what I gather there should be no increase in price since the basic kits are not increasing in price or will the new Airstream kits increase soon after?


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2017, 02:26 PM »
@LostInTheWood, there will be no price changes for any AirStream products on 4/3. If you order from us now, we will not bill your credit card until it ships (Paypal is instantly transferred). All AirStream products will ship on 4/3, the official release date.

Edit: And, correct, the BASIC versions of the cordless are not changing in price at all.

If you have other questions, feel free to email me at shane@toolnut.com.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2017, 10:55 AM »
A friendly reminder to beat the price increase! Get fast free shipping, plus we collect no sales tax outside of NY/VA.

Everyone likes to get the best deal. Remember that blades, tenons, sandpaper and other consumables generally don't expire. Stock up now while the prices are the lowest of the year.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-price-increase-2017.html


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2017, 11:56 AM »
A friendly reminder to beat the price increase! Get fast free shipping, plus we collect no sales tax outside of NY/VA.

Everyone likes to get the best deal. Remember that blades, tenons, sandpaper and other consumables generally don't expire. Stock up now while the prices are the lowest of the year.

http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-price-increase-2017.html



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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #45 on: March 29, 2017, 09:19 AM »
Only 4 days remaining to buy at current prices.  [wink]


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2017, 04:03 PM »
Only 4 days remaining to buy at current prices.  [wink]


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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #47 on: March 30, 2017, 04:12 PM »
I am aware of price increases, but I have to say for us you where looking at the TSC55 it really makes us take a look at where to put our money when we buy. I for one am only just a retired person wanting to buy the best saw to fit my purpose. Now I already adjusted to the fact it was a certain amount now I would have to add another 60.00 to that. Does festool not become aware at some point Mafell and other companies are staring to look pretty good price wise. May be their dedicated following does not affect that.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US) - TODAY IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!
« Reply #48 on: April 02, 2017, 12:31 AM »
Today (Sunday, 4/2) is your last chance to order and beat the price increase. Lock in current prices, even if an item is out-of-stock, at current (2016) prices.

Beat the Festool Price Increase! Order Now!




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« Reply #49 on: April 02, 2017, 05:21 PM »
Last reminder.  [wink]
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #50 on: April 03, 2017, 04:22 PM »
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #51 on: April 03, 2017, 04:53 PM »
@Bob D.

Well, the important thing to remember is that all orders placed before the deadline are locked in at the previous price.  I can't imagine what the demand must be on each individual store with everyone rushing to place orders before the deadline.  I would think only those with an unrealistic level of inventory could guarantee availability given those circumstances.

With the exception of the Pro5 Sander, i have never seen any backorder exceed a reasonable amount of time.

While I don't like the annual price increases myself, I must admit it does motivate me somewhat to get my shopping done.  In fact, a few items that did not go up in price, were placed on the "wait to purchase" list.  Everything I did buy was scheduled for an increase.  The fact I don't have my hands on any of it yet, means nothing to me.  Just what I paid is the only thing that matters (to me).
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #52 on: April 03, 2017, 04:55 PM »
It's a weird sort of promotion...like pretending these tools are on sale because we're gonna raise all the Festool prices soon.  In a way it's kind of a reverse sale - buy soon at the same price these cost for the last 12 months or if you dally we'll lighten your wallet even more!

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« Reply #53 on: April 03, 2017, 06:32 PM »
Just a random statement...I know nobody, including me, likes price increases. But, as a business owner, I increase my prices every year. I'm sure there are plenty of business owners on these threads doing the same and if you are not a business owner, your employer is likely doing increasing their prices too. We have to in order to keep up with the market, material increases, inflation, etc.

The only difference for me, is that I don't do a marketing campaign announcing my price increases. I'm just surprised how a lot of people get upset about an annual price increase. I guarantee majority of the products people buy, are more expensive this year than last.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #54 on: April 03, 2017, 07:35 PM »

If a business is EU based and doing business in the US, isn't there already substantial increases in gain based upon their current prices?  Just asking. 

For domestic businesses doing domestic business, price increases are easily justified, and are understandable - inflation, etc.  When one gets involved in international commerce, with different currencies, exchange rates, tariffs, price supports, etc. justifiability and understandability becomes less obvious, at least to me.  Just saying.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #55 on: April 03, 2017, 07:39 PM »
For domestic businesses doing domestic business, price increases are easily justified, and are understandable - inflation, etc. 
Well, foreign based business deals with exact same problems, i.e. inflation etc.

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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #56 on: April 03, 2017, 07:49 PM »
Yes they do - maybe; depends upon exchange rates, current trade deals, tariffs, price supports, and a myriad of other issues.  It's much more involved, as I'm sure you recognize, when one does business across international boundaries.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2017, 08:22 PM »
Yes they do - maybe; depends upon exchange rates, current trade deals, tariffs, price supports, and a myriad of other issues.  It's much more involved, as I'm sure you recognize, when one does business across international boundaries.

An example of this is the fact Mafell didn't have a price increase at all this year.  They are also based in Germany, so one wonders why Festool felt the need to increase prices while Mafell didn't.

All this is way above my pay grade, but it does make you wonder.
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Re: Festool 2017 Price Increase (US)
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2017, 08:42 PM »
I'm just glad that the price for the plexiglass template keeps going up. I'm actually waiting for it to increase to $500 before I buy it. [poke]
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« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2017, 08:47 PM »
I'm just glad that the price for the plexiglass template keeps going up. I'm actually waiting for it to increase to $500 before I buy it. [poke]
How about I buy it now for whatever it is, resell it to you for $500, and your wait is over!  [smile]