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Offline JimTom

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1020 on: July 25, 2018, 03:46 AM »
Carba-Tec New Zealand used to have specials all the time, not anymore. Their prices seem to have gone up too, the only store in the country

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1021 on: July 25, 2018, 06:28 AM »
I received the same e mail from the toothless dog they call the ACCC. Clearly Tooltechnic Systems have told a good story and managed to get RPM for another 3 years.

I noticed the bias in the ACCC documentation, there was not very much put forward in regards to our submissions as to why they shouldn't have retail price maintenance. In particular the shortcomings we raised were not addressed.

Might have a look at the next steps. Last time I tried the Commonwealth Ombudsman but that went nowhere.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1022 on: July 25, 2018, 08:35 AM »
I received the same e mail from the toothless dog they call the ACCC. Clearly Tooltechnic Systems have told a good story and managed to get RPM for another 3 years.

I noticed the bias in the ACCC documentation, there was not very much put forward in regards to our submissions as to why they shouldn't have retail price maintenance. In particular the shortcomings we raised were not addressed.

Might have a look at the next steps. Last time I tried the Commonwealth Ombudsman but that went nowhere.

I think the telling factor this time was the significant increase in numbers of dealers supporting continuance of the original Determination.
If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

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Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1023 on: July 26, 2018, 03:15 AM »
@Untidy Shop

Wonder how much influence was made in their decision. I know my local Festool dealer doesn't move a lot as I never see anyone in the section. Therefore I wonder how RPM is assisting these dealers to hit their sales targets.

One dealer in the submissions was dead against it, which was interesting.
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1024 on: September 27, 2018, 07:14 PM »
Hello All

Hope you all are well.

FYI I contacted TTS about the Cyclone separator and the MW1000 workstation. I have been advised that they are expected early next year down under. Pricing is unknown.

I am interested in both of these items in the future.

Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Mr_Mod

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1025 on: September 28, 2018, 05:33 AM »
I ordered the cyclone separator a while ago, it shipped last Wednesday and landed in country Tuesday. Now need Auspost to deliver, paid 260 Euro plus postage of 45 Euro

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1026 on: September 28, 2018, 08:26 PM »
@Mr Mod

Will be interested to see how it performs after you test it.


Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150

Offline Untidy Shop

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If you don't like Signatures, just go to Look and Layout and tick No Signatures.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
― Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

Offline dr.r.lam

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1028 on: December 08, 2018, 08:40 PM »
Hi FOG users.


I picked up some of the October specials, but I was wondering whether to buy other items now, or wait for the new year?


I guess there could be promotions in January, but also a possible annual price increase?


I would be looking to get an OF1400 and TS55 plus bits a pieces.


Should I buy in December, knowing there's a 30day return period, so if there are deals in the new year I can possible grab those instead?


Thank you!!!

Offline Grakat

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #1029 on: Today at 04:06 PM »
@dr.r.lam

They bring their promos out on a cycle. Generally for a TS55 of OF1400 you'll save $100 or maybe get a blade. Whilst its not a lot I usually wait for the promos to come out on principle. If we didn't have RPM I would purchase as I would for anything else.

Currently looking for a tool supplier who does trade accounts, I want to get the RG130 and CT36 autoclean to use at work when we do floor repairs. Any recommendations?
Regards
Graham

Festool ETS150/3, TS55, CT26, DF500+ Domino set, PS300, HKC55, RO150