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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #540 on: December 11, 2017, 04:33 PM »
There is no way a sale like this will make everyone happy.  EVER.

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« Reply #541 on: December 11, 2017, 06:18 PM »
Peter,

You have to admit this is a pretty poorly run recon sale. So many inconsistencies, it's no longer funny. How I receive an email for one tool but not for the next when it's rapid fire approach is lame. I have received all the emails (at least I think I have when they were more regularly planned), and even then saying 'more regular' is comical. Once Thanksgiving mania / Black Friday week started that's when the recon sale went truly nuts.

This recon sale was to benefit Festool and Festool only. If there are happy customers as a result, it is purely coincidental.

I bought 2 tools this year through the recon sale and certainly won't buy any more unless the format is streamlined, more professional, quality of the tools is better known, and honestly better discounts. My discount of 15.75% after TN sales tax is a joke for 1 year warranty and no option of a return. Joke was on me. I will happily use the tools, they will do the task, but I will certainly be wiser to the chicanery in the future.
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« Reply #542 on: December 12, 2017, 03:23 PM »
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.

Just so happens that is exactly what it came with.

Picked mine up today at the local UPS. Looks like it is all there. Looked new to me. Oddly enough the thing of all of it that looked the most used was the manual.  [big grin]

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« Reply #543 on: December 12, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Just got an email for the Drywall Sander LHS-E 225 EQ USA.  Interesting that the festoolrecon page says it is “Covered by Festool exclusive 3-year Service All-Inclusive warranty”.

Have any of the other recon tools come with the 3-year warranty?  Maybe this is a typo?

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« Reply #544 on: December 12, 2017, 04:20 PM »
Just got an email for the Drywall Sander LHS-E 225 EQ USA.  Interesting that the festoolrecon page says it is “Covered by Festool exclusive 3-year Service All-Inclusive warranty”.

Have any of the other recon tools come with the 3-year warranty?  Maybe this is a typo?

I suspect that is a typo but @TylerC should be able to clear it up for you.

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Re: FestoolRecon.com coming VERY soon (US)
« Reply #545 on: December 12, 2017, 04:39 PM »
Just got an email for the Drywall Sander LHS-E 225 EQ USA.  Interesting that the festoolrecon page says it is “Covered by Festool exclusive 3-year Service All-Inclusive warranty”.

Have any of the other recon tools come with the 3-year warranty?  Maybe this is a typo?

I suspect that is a typo but @TylerC should be able to clear it up for you.

Peter

Yes, this is a typo. It's been deleted.

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« Reply #546 on: December 12, 2017, 05:10 PM »
@TylerC Thanks for clearing that up.  It is appreciated.

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« Reply #547 on: December 12, 2017, 07:11 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.

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« Reply #548 on: December 12, 2017, 07:14 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.

Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

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« Reply #549 on: December 12, 2017, 07:21 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.

Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

I wasn't aware of those issues??  The tools are damaged, etc?  Hmm.  I've been thinking of just unsubscribing from that list anyways. 

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« Reply #550 on: December 12, 2017, 07:24 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?
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« Reply #551 on: December 12, 2017, 07:25 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

IIRC it was 420 or 430 something before sales tax.
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« Reply #552 on: December 12, 2017, 07:28 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

IIRC it was 420 or 430 something before sales tax.

darn that sounds like a good price I think.
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« Reply #553 on: December 12, 2017, 07:29 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

The basic was $431.25 reg. $575.




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« Reply #554 on: December 12, 2017, 07:36 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

IIRC it was 420 or 430 something before sales tax.

darn that sounds like a good price I think.

Yeah if you're in the market for one, definitely.  Not exactly a tool where the shortened warranty is a real problem.  Of course, that assumes the top is in acceptable condition.
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« Reply #555 on: December 12, 2017, 07:41 PM »
Yeah if you're in the market for one, definitely.  Not exactly a tool where the shortened warranty is a real problem.  Of course, that assumes the top is in acceptable condition.

I wouldn't really care what the top looked like since I have the Parf Guide System and could make a new top if it was in really bad shape.  I know the Parf Guide System can basically replace an MFT, but I still kinda wanted one because of the guide rail, supports, and fence rail.
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« Reply #556 on: December 12, 2017, 07:43 PM »
I clicked on the link in the regular MFT/3 email 6 minutes after I got it.  It was sold out already - anyone catch the price?

The link from the email still shows the price, MFT/3,  $513.75.

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« Reply #557 on: December 12, 2017, 07:49 PM »
The link from the email still shows the price, MFT/3,  $513.75.

Oh yeah, sure enough - I only saw that it was sold out - had a sad face and then closed the browser.  I suspect that they didn't have very many available for resale.
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« Reply #558 on: December 12, 2017, 08:49 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.

Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

My opinion is that for a recon MFT top, one "perfect" side and one used side (with some kerfs) would be reasonable.

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« Reply #559 on: December 12, 2017, 09:18 PM »
I couldn't even get though checkout without either one of the MFT's being sold out.  Wow.  There must only be a handful of these available.  Obviously not large quantities.  Congrats to those who got them.
I'm pretty sure there's only one of each that was available .

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« Reply #560 on: December 13, 2017, 08:49 AM »
Given the various states of condition people have received their recon tools...what would be an acceptable state of the top on a MFT??

I'm not sure I'm remembering this correctly but I believe past recon sales the MFT's got a new top.
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« Reply #561 on: December 13, 2017, 10:14 AM »
@Brice Burrell

I would think so Brice.  Personally I think this is a pretty good sale. I picked up a 150ES sander for a pretty good price. Got it , and it was in new condition. Counldnt tell it was used/

Yea I would of liked to get another MFT3 but i have 3 already and a extra top. I would like to get a Kapex MFT 3 , I have one athat I set my Kapex on. Im thinking I can build a stand for it and use the mini MFT for something else.
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« Reply #562 on: December 13, 2017, 12:26 PM »
RO 125 FEQ Plus Rotex up for sale on the site as I post this. 25% off MSRP

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« Reply #563 on: December 13, 2017, 01:53 PM »
So i need to pickup my delivery of my recon OF1400, and I just purchased the Rotex 125 from the recon. What should I make sure to investigate on both of them when I receive them. I'm getting a little worried after hearing mixed reviews of the recon tools. When I hear recon, i assume that Festool actually takes the tools and verify that functionality is perfect, blemishes are to be expected, but i would assume that they make sure they work perfectly.

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« Reply #564 on: December 13, 2017, 02:13 PM »
The recons can be anything from a tool that was abused nd turned in before the 30 day trial is over to someone who just tried out a tool and didnt like it and returned it. I bought a 150 ES 3 and it looked like brand new.

So with that being said, You cant go by apprearances as some may have scuff marks on them while others will look brand new. Im pretty sure FT goes through the tools and make sure they operate according to specs. So thats what I would look for when my recons arrive.
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« Reply #565 on: December 13, 2017, 02:31 PM »
I bought a Vac Sys at about 50% off.
I'll be more accepting of visible signs of use than I would if the tool was only 25% off.
(Although at that discount, reduced warranty, and the sales tax added on I probably wouldn't buy...)
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« Reply #566 on: December 15, 2017, 05:58 AM »
They got this 564597, Festool PDC 18/4 QuaDrive Cordless Drill SET on the recon for $484.88 ,when you can buy it new for $420.00 .

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« Reply #567 on: December 15, 2017, 10:13 AM »
TS 55 is up for sale on the site as of now

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« Reply #568 on: December 15, 2017, 10:28 AM »
In the past hour, Domino 500, CT Mini and the TS55. Back to the rapid fire. I get the emails but they aren't coming in on time, and I at the computer this morning and Gmail is open.

Obviously few potential buyers on the west coast when Festool is putting recon items out at what is 6:16am EST for the Domino this morning.
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« Reply #569 on: December 15, 2017, 10:47 AM »
At this point I wonder if they are just putting up tools as they come in and are reconditioned, almost selling one or maybe two at a time?

Or are they just breaking up the inventory for a particular model (D500 comes to mind) in order to give interested people more chances?

I need to go wonder about more important things...
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