Author Topic: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)  (Read 38993 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ScoFF

  • Posts: 129
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #510 on: December 01, 2017, 12:25 PM »
The webpage looks different now. Is it finally over?
CT36E, Domino DF 700EQ, TS75EQ, Kapex, OF1400, MFT/3, ETS 150/5, RO90 FEQ, RO150 FEQ, Floormat (large), Nifty Tape Measure, Wad of MacGyver gum with foil, Jig making jig, Garden hose

Offline antss

  • Posts: 1434
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #511 on: December 01, 2017, 01:30 PM »
Quote
With a Kapex, it doesn't matter when you receive the notice, there'll always be an extra one available...not so much with the DF 500/700.

This along with the number of times the saw has come up for sale leads me to believe that FT is less than candid about the number of saws that get sent back to them and or its general popularity.  If they aren't breaking they arent getting sent in. If they are the bees knees they aren't getting 30 day returned.  Meaning there wouldn't be many units for sale and they'd go licking split like the Dominos.

One can pretty much tell from this sale what jewels in the lineup are. 

And the dogs too.

Offline Brice Burrell

  • Posts: 7257
  • Remodeling Contractor
    • The Green and Dark Blue blog
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #512 on: December 01, 2017, 06:38 PM »
If Festool wants to move those Kapex saws and other "dogs" they might consider allowing the $50 voucher to be used....
Check out my new blog, The Green and Dark Blue Blog.

Offline antss

  • Posts: 1434
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #513 on: December 01, 2017, 08:27 PM »
You really think an xtra 50$ incentive is going to move the sales number on those ?  [doh]


Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #514 on: December 01, 2017, 09:45 PM »
You really think an xtra 50$ incentive is going to move the sales number on those ?  [doh]

Unfortunately no...they’ve already reduced the price of the Kapex by $500-$600 and have few takers.

Offline DaveZ

  • Posts: 49
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #515 on: December 01, 2017, 10:00 PM »
I believe they use Indiana as the sales state for calculating taxes (7%).

It should list it when you check out. 

I bought 3 items over the past month (sander and two saws) and they charged my local state sales tax (Virginia) correctly BUT I noticed on the third purchase, they tacked on a local county tax for a county that I don't live in.  My local county does not have an additional tax.  I went back to look and the same tax was on the prior two purchases.

I sent them an email over the weekend and they replied on Monday, forwarding it to their tax manager who admitted that it wasn't right and they were going to have customer service work with me to refund over $20 in county taxes.  I haven't heard anything from them since but figured everyone deserves a few days to work things out before I bug them.  I'll reach out to them next week again if I don't hear back, but I am confident I should get a refund.

Offline ScoFF

  • Posts: 129
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #516 on: December 04, 2017, 01:43 PM »
The sale is done correct?
CT36E, Domino DF 700EQ, TS75EQ, Kapex, OF1400, MFT/3, ETS 150/5, RO90 FEQ, RO150 FEQ, Floormat (large), Nifty Tape Measure, Wad of MacGyver gum with foil, Jig making jig, Garden hose

Offline GoingMyWay

  • Posts: 56
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #517 on: December 04, 2017, 02:04 PM »
It should list it when you check out. 

I bought 3 items over the past month (sander and two saws) and they charged my local state sales tax (Virginia) correctly BUT I noticed on the third purchase, they tacked on a local county tax for a county that I don't live in.  My local county does not have an additional tax.  I went back to look and the same tax was on the prior two purchases.

I sent them an email over the weekend and they replied on Monday, forwarding it to their tax manager who admitted that it wasn't right and they were going to have customer service work with me to refund over $20 in county taxes.  I haven't heard anything from them since but figured everyone deserves a few days to work things out before I bug them.  I'll reach out to them next week again if I don't hear back, but I am confident I should get a refund.

Thanks for pointing this out.  I was also charged an extra tax for a county that I don't live in.  I had assumed I was being charged because they might have a store in this county or that's where they're shipping from, but now I know that's not the case.  I'm going to email them to request a refund.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Offline DaveZ

  • Posts: 49
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #518 on: December 04, 2017, 08:28 PM »
It should list it when you check out. 

I bought 3 items over the past month (sander and two saws) and they charged my local state sales tax (Virginia) correctly BUT I noticed on the third purchase, they tacked on a local county tax for a county that I don't live in.  My local county does not have an additional tax.  I went back to look and the same tax was on the prior two purchases.

I sent them an email over the weekend and they replied on Monday, forwarding it to their tax manager who admitted that it wasn't right and they were going to have customer service work with me to refund over $20 in county taxes.  I haven't heard anything from them since but figured everyone deserves a few days to work things out before I bug them.  I'll reach out to them next week again if I don't hear back, but I am confident I should get a refund.

Thanks for pointing this out.  I was also charged an extra tax for a county that I don't live in.  I had assumed I was being charged because they might have a store in this county or that's where they're shipping from, but now I know that's not the case.  I'm going to email them to request a refund.

I had to follow up with them today.  Tax manager was out of the country last week.  He is very responsive when you get a hold of him.  He told me they'd have to mail me a check vs. doing a refund to my cc.  Fine by me as long as it gets worked out.

Offline Breacher1

  • Posts: 3
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #519 on: December 06, 2017, 10:44 AM »
CT 26 up right now

Offline bnaboatbuilder

  • Posts: 128
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #520 on: December 06, 2017, 11:19 AM »
Back to the rapid fire. 3 tools in the past hour. I guess whatever works for them.
- John

Offline JLMS2010

  • Posts: 27
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #521 on: December 06, 2017, 11:24 AM »
Yep and by the time you get there they are gone. Lol. It is pointless, unless you’re sitting at your computer all day waiting...

Offline ryanjg117

  • Posts: 77
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #522 on: December 08, 2017, 11:44 AM »
This is like trying to buy tickets to your favorite artist on Ticketmaster.com. As soon as the tickets are publicly available, they are immediately sold out.

I was waiting for the CT MIDI and saw it come through yesterday (or the day before). Clicked on the email within 9 minutes of it hitting my inbox, and they were completely sold out.
Festools - TS55, OF1400, ETS 150/5, Pro5 LTD, LS 130, Domino DF500, CT36 w/Boom & Dust Deputy, RipDogs, Qwas Dogs, CXS, walls of systainers, custom JumboMFT

Offline buckeyeguy

  • Posts: 16
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #523 on: December 09, 2017, 11:14 AM »
I lucked out yesterday. I had been holding off for an OF1400 and low and behold I checked my phone out yesterday leaving work and BOOM, it was there. I never received an email for it, I just have been checking from time to time when I think about it.

However, I was so excited that I hurried through and placed my order. Unfortunately, I cannot look back and see what exactly I purchased. My order says it is SKU 574342, which from researching is an older version of the router which is fine by me. What I can't seem to find out is what exactly came with it. Nor can I find anywhere when I should expect to see it. It is still in the Unfulfilled status. Do they do 3 day shipping? Snail mail?

@FestoolUSA. I'm not upset, but could you please look at listing everything that is supposed to come with the item in the confirmation email. Or at least have a link somewhere that would show the original listing to see what we purchased?

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #524 on: December 09, 2017, 12:14 PM »
However, I was so excited that I hurried through and placed my order. Unfortunately, I cannot look back and see what exactly I purchased. My order says it is SKU 574342, which from researching is an older version of the router which is fine by me.

You did luck out...it's an older metric version and not an imperial version. You will probably see it within 5-7 days.

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 3023
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #525 on: December 09, 2017, 02:29 PM »
Domino 500 up for sale at festoolrecon.com

Offline buckeyeguy

  • Posts: 16
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #526 on: December 09, 2017, 02:57 PM »
You did luck out...it's an older metric version and not an imperial version. You will probably see it within 5-7 days.

Thanks. I just about pulled the trigger on a new one at my local dealer a couple of weeks ago until my wife came back to the tool section and said "They have one of those Big Green Eggs you've been wanting for years on sale".

One of those decisions you know you can't go wrong with. Went with the Egg and then lucked out with the recon sale!

All of my Festools are metric so that works just fine for me!

Offline ManipulatingWood

  • Posts: 6
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #527 on: December 09, 2017, 04:54 PM »
I lucked out yesterday. I had been holding off for an OF1400 and low and behold I checked my phone out yesterday leaving work and BOOM, it was there. I never received an email for it, I just have been checking from time to time when I think about it.

However, I was so excited that I hurried through and placed my order. Unfortunately, I cannot look back and see what exactly I purchased. My order says it is SKU 574342, which from researching is an older version of the router which is fine by me. What I can't seem to find out is what exactly came with it. Nor can I find anywhere when I should expect to see it. It is still in the Unfulfilled status. Do they do 3 day shipping? Snail mail?

@buckeyeguy If I remember correctly, the webpage said it came in a SYS 4 T-Loc with 1/4" and 5/16" collets, chip catcher, and dust extraction hood.  I remember not seeing a wrench listed, which puzzled me a bit.  But the dust extraction hood for the wrench is a nice trade-off.

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #528 on: December 10, 2017, 09:35 AM »
My order says it is SKU 574342, which from researching is an older version of the router which is fine by me. What I can't seem to find out is what exactly came with it.

The 574342 part number refers to the complete package which should include: metric router, 1/4", 8mm & 1/2"collets, a chip catcher, dust extraction hood, guide rods, U.S. guide bushing adapter, Plug-It power cord and collet wrench all in a SYS 4.

If anything is missing just contact Festool or give Tyler a PM.

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 823
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #529 on: December 10, 2017, 01:08 PM »
Kapex back up again. I bet theyve got a lot of those refurbed. They keep popping up.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #530 on: December 10, 2017, 01:19 PM »
Kapex back up again. I bet theyve got a lot of those refurbed. They keep popping up.

That's 35% off...

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 823
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #531 on: December 10, 2017, 02:40 PM »
Kapex back up again. I bet theyve got a lot of those refurbed. They keep popping up.

That's 35% off...
Uh huh. Does it come with the standard 3 year warranty? And has it been cheaper before from the recon site?
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #532 on: December 10, 2017, 02:50 PM »
Uh huh. Does it come with the standard 3 year warranty? And has it been cheaper before from the recon site?

I believe the last recon sale open to the public, think 2-3 years ago, the Kapex was offered at 40% off with no state sales tax.  [big grin]

So that discount may make a person think twice, but with the track record of the Kapex motor, the 35% discount and 1 year warranty, it wouldn't make me think of pulling the pin. And then you still have to add state sales tax which means you're only looking at a 28% discount on a saw that has a problematic track record.  [sad]
« Last Edit: December 10, 2017, 02:52 PM by Cheese »

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 823
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #533 on: December 10, 2017, 02:53 PM »
Uh huh. Does it come with the standard 3 year warranty? And has it been cheaper before from the recon site?

I believe the last recon sale open to the public, think 2-3 years ago, the Kapex was offered at 40% off with no state sales tax.  [big grin]

So that discount may make a person think twice, but with the track record of the Kapex motor, the 35% discount and 1 year warranty, it wouldn't make me think of pulling the pin. And then you still have to add state sales tax which means you're only looking at a 28% discount.  [sad]
Gotcha. And yea personally they'd have to price that thing <$700 USD before Id ever consider one. Any more than that its just way more than I can justify for a sliding miter saw.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline bnaboatbuilder

  • Posts: 128
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #534 on: December 10, 2017, 03:24 PM »
Kapex at 35% off is nothing new this recon round. They have posted that price for 4 weeks each time it pops up again. First few times it showed at 25% then has stayed at 35% off every time since.

This thread puts the time line in perspective: http://festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festool-recon-kapex-purchase/msg529174/#msg529174
- John

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 3023
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #535 on: December 11, 2017, 01:53 PM »
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP (Festool 201064) up now for $412.  I bought one.

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #536 on: December 11, 2017, 01:55 PM »
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP (Festool 201064) up now for $412.  I bought one.

That’s a good deal...50%.

Offline ben_r_

  • Posts: 823
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #537 on: December 11, 2017, 02:10 PM »
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP (Festool 201064) up now for $412.  I bought one.
Great price, and I probably would have if there was some way of knowing that there would be an equally good deal on the clamp.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline Cheese

  • Posts: 3724
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #538 on: December 11, 2017, 02:17 PM »
Great price, and I probably would have if there was some way of knowing that there would be an equally good deal on the clamp.

That’s another issue with this recon sale. You don’t know if the ancillary pieces will also come up for sale. The older methodology provided a list of all items available.  [mad]

Offline justaguy

  • Posts: 120
Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #539 on: December 11, 2017, 02:37 PM »
Suction-Based Clamping Pump VAC-PMP (Festool 201064) up now for $412.  I bought one.
Great price, and I probably would have if there was some way of knowing that there would be an equally good deal on the clamp.

I'd be in for one as well if I knew I could get a deal on the clamp.