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Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #180 on: May 01, 2015, 07:52 PM »
Can you claim copyright and get him to quickly delete the post before they see it?

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #181 on: May 01, 2015, 08:38 PM »
I'm voting with my feet today!
   First big tool purchase in a while and it's not going to be Festool...I've been asking Festool to make one of these for quite a while now but apparently according to the local Fes rep it's not do-able! Even though other manufacturers make them.
I'll give you a clue........It's going to be green,    Can you guess who makes it, and what it might be?

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #182 on: May 02, 2015, 01:16 AM »
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Offline Michael1960

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #183 on: May 02, 2015, 02:41 AM »
Pretty disappointing May/June promo catalogue from Festool Aus IMO...
Yes agree - I was hoping following the introduction of fixed pricing in Australia there would be some good promotions.  This would have been one way to appease price conscious buyers.

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #184 on: May 02, 2015, 08:46 AM »
Sorry Ben, nope, it's actually a very handy tool and it's cordless!

 Side note: The May June promo catalogue,
 Jeeze can it get any better than this. $45 dollars for an apron "while stocks last" don't all rush at once now.
They were certainly scrapping the bottom of the barrel when they put this together.

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #185 on: May 02, 2015, 06:57 PM »
Maybe it's a signal to those who were holding out for some good promotional pricing from time to time.. Just buy the darn tools, there ain't no discounts no more!

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #186 on: May 02, 2015, 07:00 PM »
Hehe, the forum just changed d-a-m-n to d-a-r-n. Good old American squeamishness - violence is A-O-K, but don't swear in front of the children!

Offline Peter Halle

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #187 on: May 02, 2015, 07:30 PM »
Hehe, the forum just changed d-a-m-n to d-a-r-n. Good old American squeamishness - violence is A-O-K, but don't swear in front of the children!

Word filters - love them or hate them.  They are here.  Sorry.    [tongue]

Peter
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Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #188 on: May 02, 2015, 07:34 PM »
No problem - just haven't come across that before! I was about to ask if there's a list of unacceptably off-colour words for us potty-mouthed Aussies to study, but I suppose you wouldn't be able to see that in the forum anyway [emoji16]

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #189 on: May 02, 2015, 07:49 PM »
Nothing against you Aussies or anyone else.  Just trying to keep it PG-13 or better.  A list is not available, and if it were I would hate to post it and encourage others to try to circumnavigate around it.

Peter
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Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #190 on: May 03, 2015, 01:36 AM »
Crickey!

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #191 on: May 05, 2015, 08:30 AM »

Only one month in from April 1, and we hear that The Tool House is offering a customer benefit not being offered or may be in fact not able to be offered by other dealers: that is; an extended Warrenty of 2 more years.

Surely this is not in the spirit of the level playing field promoted by the ACC decision.

Indeed it may even be in breach of that decision - page 26 Conditions, '  .  details of any changes made to standard dealer contracts'. In other words is Festool Australia providing additional access to its service and warranty sections that are not able to be accessed by other dealers, or is TH totally covering these additional costs?

If TH is covering these additional warranty costs, how is this different to a dealer who before April 1 also cut into their operating costs but by discounting?

@benwheeler  @DB10  @Mr_Mod  @Linbro  @Bohdan

Festool Australia have replied to this letter as posted on their FaceBook page. If interested, see - https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia
« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 08:44 AM by Untidy Shop »
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 benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #192 on: May 05, 2015, 07:42 PM »
Ah, thanks. I'm not sure what the best case scenario was from complaining to Festool. Perhaps he's a rival dealer [emoji16]

Anyway, good result from my point of view!

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #193 on: May 05, 2015, 08:10 PM »
Hi Untidy, I couldn't see the reply on Face book, but then I'm not a member, do you need to be on Facebook to see replies?
 I'm not trying to be the last person alive who is not on Facebook, I just don't need the distraction, hard enough getting a days work in as it is.

Offline Bohdan

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #194 on: May 05, 2015, 08:13 PM »
Hi Untidy, I couldn't see the reply on Face book, but then I'm not a member, do you need to be on Facebook to see replies?
 I'm not trying to be the last person alive who is not on Facebook, I just don't need the distraction, hard enough getting a days work in as it is.

Took me a while to find it as I too am not a facebook junkie.


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #196 on: May 05, 2015, 11:18 PM »
Ah, thanks. I'm not sure what the best case scenario was from complaining to Festool. Perhaps he's a rival dealer [emoji16]

Anyway, good result from my point of view!

Thanks Ben for publishing the direct link.

It might be time for you to realise that 1+ 1 = is not always 'Tidy'.  [big grin]

Anyway time to move on, me thinks! I have taken this issue as far as I care to!

 @benwheeler
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 DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #197 on: May 06, 2015, 09:24 AM »
Thanks Ben.
I always seem to struggle to find anything on Facebook, on the rare occasions I do go on There, I find it very disorganised.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies... Festool Facebook Survey/Win a Tool.
« Reply #198 on: May 07, 2015, 09:15 AM »
This Evening [AEST], Festool Australia posted a Survey on their Facebook Page. If you complete the survey, you can enter a draw, at your option, with a prize of your choice of a cordless Festool. Survey closes end of May.

Good luck (to me)  [big grin].


Details -
https://www.getfeedback.com/r/e5GX5BaB
Or
https://www.facebook.com/festoolaustralia
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 benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #199 on: May 07, 2015, 02:59 PM »
Ooh! Thanks for lowering your chances [emoji2]

Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #200 on: May 07, 2015, 08:21 PM »
Wow! That was a long survey.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #201 on: May 07, 2015, 08:47 PM »
Wow! That was a long survey.

Yes, pity you wasted so much time for no prize!  [big grin] [big grin] [smile]

Interesting how it was more about the dealer experience than anything else!

@benwheeler

To  others yet to do the survey -
Allow up to ten minutes, it is not as quick as suggested. You are able to leave it and come back latter, well I did through my Facebook link. Also you can opt in or out of the prize draw.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2015, 09:28 PM by Untidy Shop »
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 benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #202 on: May 07, 2015, 09:29 PM »
I think you've made a mistake - it was a very fruitful use of my time, in order to receive my prize [emoji16]

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #203 on: May 08, 2015, 07:44 AM »
I've not looked at the survey yet, but it can't be any worse than the AEG survey that I filled in a couple of weeks back, that was an hour of my life I won't get back!

Offline Holmz

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #204 on: May 12, 2015, 08:39 AM »
I've not looked at the survey yet, but it can't be any worse than the AEG survey that I filled in a couple of weeks back, that was an hour of my life I won't get back!

The survey was~ 5-10 minutes... It seemed long.

My feedback that the repairs were lacking in feedback, was confirmed yesterday when the Mrs said that Festool called to say that they delivered the tool to the shop I got it from rather than directly to my haus.
I am happy it is fixed though and look forward to using it again.

I did not think I would need the warranty, but it just did not work when trying to pick up liquid as it always shut itself off nearly immediately.

Which cordless Festool I get will be a challenge to decide if I win. I might need some help  [wink]

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #205 on: May 12, 2015, 09:04 AM »
I've not looked at the survey yet, but it can't be any worse than the AEG survey that I filled in a couple of weeks back, that was an hour of my life I won't get back!
Filled out the Festool survey, what a breeze compared to the AEG survey a few weeks back.
I'd like to win a C18 but it still hasn't been released yet!

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #206 on: May 16, 2015, 09:42 PM »
I couldn't see anything regarding the 90 Years celebration on the Aus Festool website. Does anyone know if this will be rolled out down here.

Offline Kev

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #207 on: May 19, 2015, 08:52 AM »
90 years ... only thing I've seen in terms of Oz is the bit on the new pamphlet.

I haven't purchased anything Festool for almost 3 months ... lack of spare time lately has had me bordering on some rash decisions! [eek]

Don't think I'll be rushing out to grab a TXS either.

I do want to try one of the brushless motor ETS sanders ... annoying that they didn't do anything clever with a variable orbit. Had they made it variable I wouldn't have hesitated. Swapping out 150/3 & 150/5 for brushless equivalents isn't cheap.

I stepped away from getting the Vecturo, but I can see myself stepping back shortly.




Offline benwheeler

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #208 on: May 21, 2015, 06:27 AM »
Just registered for the July training session.  Anyone else?

Offline DB10

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Re: One for the Aussies...
« Reply #209 on: May 21, 2015, 06:41 AM »
Haven't seen anything about it, Is it being held in Melbourne?