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There's something quite special in this month's SysNotes, our email newsletter, that you'll want to check out if you're in the U.S. or Canada.  You can sign up on our homepage at http://www.festoolusa.com and will want to do so before tomorrow morning.


Dealers - Please don't post about the contents of this month's SysNotes even though you receive it in advance of customers!

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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 11:01 AM »
You got the 2nd job at Underwriters Labs to help us out, Shane???  [smile]

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010, 11:08 AM »
Carvex is coming?


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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2010, 11:11 AM »
You got the 2nd job at Underwriters Labs to help us out, Shane???  [smile]

Ha! You guessed it!  [tongue]

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2010, 11:15 AM »
Thanks!  At least it's not something like Festool just got bought out by Stanley or Pete's Bait & Tackle.

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2010, 11:18 AM »
Close, Eurekazone.

Oops, 'sorry Shane.


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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 11:28 AM »
OK Shane, I will bite.  When can we ordinary subscribers expect to see the newsletter?
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2010, 11:32 AM »
OK Shane, I will bite.  When can we ordinary subscribers expect to see the newsletter?

It will go out tomorrow morning.

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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2010, 11:42 AM »
I obviously have a dealer that doesn't listen to warnings.  I've got to say Shane.  Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought you guys would come up with this.

Starting in October, if you buy a Festool CT26 or CT36, you get a realistic looking action figure of your choice, either Shane, Christian, Rick or Brian with a little power tool for them.  That was a great marketing idea, guys!

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2010, 11:43 AM »
Well, I guess that I will get whatever the earth shattering news  is  ??? a week late.  Starting late this evening, I will be out of internet (and other) contact for a week.
Cheers,   
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2010, 12:01 PM »
OMG Shane U R such a tease!

This is like waiting for The Fed to announce something, and the markets are all a-twitter...

I am now accepting (virtual) bets on the news.
-- RO 90 DX coming to NA   (this news would cause a 9.3 earthquake to my credit card)
-- Vac Sys got the go ahead  (I would use this to keep my kids seated during meals!)
-- CMS modules  (oooh la la)

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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2010, 01:18 PM »
I am positive that the Carvex and RO 90 will be announced as available immediately!!!!!!   [big grin]
That will be financially painful.   [scared]

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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2010, 06:59 PM »
Free swap outs on all our old systainers for the new ones?  [smile]
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2010, 07:01 PM »
Kevin don't you want a Shane doll?

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« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2010, 07:07 PM »
Kevin don't you want a Shane doll?

Trust me, you don't.  [blink]

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« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2010, 09:02 PM »
http://www.festoolusa.com/news

Shane, for heaven's sake, update this page or remove it! It hasn't been updated in 2 years.

 [poke]

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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2010, 09:05 PM »
Hope to have that straightened out before the end of the year. The poor website needs some TLC.  [sad]

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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2010, 09:07 PM »
Shane,

I know the issue of 'absent sysnotes' has come up before, and I could be wrong, but I don't think I have seen one in a couple of months.

I realize that the current one has not come out yet, so I will wait and see if I get a notice on it and let you know.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2010, 11:04 PM »
Shane,

I know the issue of 'absent sysnotes' has come up before, and I could be wrong, but I don't think I have seen one in a couple of months.

I realize that the current one has not come out yet, so I will wait and see if I get a notice on it and let you know.

Yeah, mine are hit and miss, despite signing up several times for them.

Offline Corwin

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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2010, 11:43 PM »
What?  These things are supposed to come out every month?  If so, something is amiss.  [scared]
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2010, 11:47 PM »
Had a super dork IT epiphany... I am sad.   No RO 90 lovin' announced.    [crying]

But some exciting things to win!   [smile]
« Last Edit: September 22, 2010, 11:48 PM by Wood_Junkie »

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« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2010, 11:50 PM »
Shane,

I know the issue of 'absent sysnotes' has come up before, and I could be wrong, but I don't think I have seen one in a couple of months.

I realize that the current one has not come out yet, so I will wait and see if I get a notice on it and let you know.

Here's the August Sysnotes

Offline Corwin

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« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2010, 12:13 AM »
I started receiving SysNotes in September 2008, and have received one each month in '08 except for December '08.  In 2009, I got one for every month except for August '09.  This year (2010) I have only received three; February '10, May '10 and August '10.  So, am I missing a bunch of these SysNotes?
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2010, 06:49 AM »
An here is Septembers
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-sep-2010.html



even i registered for the NL, i haven't got it yet.. so Great  [thanks] for you Matt to post the link to it.

kind regards, Mike
Glad to be back - pleasure to see familliar names..

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« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2010, 07:38 AM »
"Must be a resident of the United States or Canada, excluding Quebec, and over the age of 18. Employees and family of employees of Tooltechnic Systems, Festool dealers and employees and other Festool affiliates are not eligible to enter. All entries become property of Festool USA and may be used for marketing or other purposes. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries received. Entries must be received no later than October 31st, 2010. Limit one entry per email address."

Well that's me out. Any reason for this? I presume it is language-related.

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« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2010, 08:11 AM »
Richard I think its a provincial government thing and nothing to do with Festool. See it all the time with various contests.

John

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« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2010, 08:59 AM »
I presume it is because Quebec has a legal requirement to have everything translated into French which Festool cannot be bothered with or do not see the added value of complying with.

I completely agree with Festool, since Quebec has been on a loony-language binge since the 1970s, but I just wanted to know if this was the actual reason.

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« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2010, 09:13 AM »
Yes, we have to exclude Quebec due to it's stringent contest rules. Sorry.

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« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2010, 10:19 AM »
It is not related to a language issue in Quebec.  I can't actually remember what the EXACT reason is, but it has something to do with satisfying contest rules for contests offered in Quebec.  It is not a language thing, I am certain of that.  Quebec has some of the niftiest/dastardly regulations for consumer protection in the world, which in some cases, we see other Canadian provinces follow/adopt after their lead years later.  This is just an example of it, even though I can't remember exactly what it was that makes it that Quebec gets themselves excluded for contests, is along those lines.  Vaguely thinking it is some rule that says that the contest has to pony up collateral for the item offered in order to conduct a contest in Quebec.  As a result of "whatever" rule (if not that which I suggested) is in place, I suspect that is the reason that many contests offered from US sources, exclude Canada as a whole due to this, rather than deal with simply excluding Quebec, which is disappointing.
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2010, 10:25 AM »
BTW Shane, it's 10:20 EST, when is somebody gonna flip the lever or push the big red button and send out the aforementioned newsletter, or has this already happened and I'm lost in the what may be the previously mentioned sporaidicidity of receiving these newsletters?
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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2010, 10:42 AM »
I received the SysNotes this morning. It seems the surprise relates to the CXS. You can enter to win one if you submit a Festimonial and it will be available mid-2011.  

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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2010, 12:53 PM »
It seems the surprise relates to the CXS.


I'm not seeing what is so great that one would want to sign up for the newsletter, this newsletter in particular.

Sign up for a slim to none chance to get a cordless drill!?

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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2010, 01:07 PM »
I have been signed up for ages. Forget the prize then, it still keeps us updated on new projects, tools and sales, etc.

A lot of guys here have a passion for the Festools, it's their hobby so for some the contest may be a nice thing.

This forum and Shane's job in running this web site is to stir up excitement about Festool. By promoting the newsletter he is doing just that, his job. Not to mention a lot of people want to hear about Festool contests and programs, that is one reason they are on the forum in the first place.  :)
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 01:10 PM by nickao »
The one who says it can't be done should avoid interrupting the person doing it.

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« Reply #34 on: September 23, 2010, 01:16 PM »
It seems the surprise relates to the CXS.


I'm not seeing what is so great that one would want to sign up for the newsletter, this newsletter in particular.

Sign up for a slim to none chance to get a cordless drill!?

You'll have to do more than just sign up for the newsletter, you'll have to actually enter the contest.  While one lucky contestant will win the new CXS, there will also be three winners that will each win a Rack Systainer.  

I don't see the problem with signing up for the newsletter.  If you're a Festool user -- and why else would you be here -- wouldn't you want to get the newsletter?  It really is very little effort on your part to sign up.  If you're not interested in the contest, then just don't enter.  I just cannot understand the attitude behind the negative response to these kind of contests.  What's the problem?
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

Offline wooden

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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2010, 01:22 PM »
I get the newsletter.  And long before this.

I like my Festools.

I'd appreciate a more modest or sophisticated marketing approach.  I expect car sales pitches when I'm at the car dealer.

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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2010, 03:05 PM »
I get the newsletter.  And long before this.

I like my Festools.

I'd appreciate a more modest or sophisticated marketing approach.  I expect car sales pitches when I'm at the car dealer.

I think the amount of marketing varies between Sysnotes.  If you look at the August version, it is full of product information and links/pointers to various sources of tips. 
I think September is just a bit heavy on the overt marketing because there is a specific promotion starting October 1st.  Coupled with the also-upcoming CTs and the CXS overview, the September Sysnotes seems like a big sales brochure.  But, again, I think it is mainly a matter of the timing of this issue.

Here are all the Sysnotes in 2010, for further comparison and for any who missed them.
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-feb-2010.html
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-apr-2010.html
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-may-2010.html
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-aug-2010.html
http://www.festoolusa.com/sysnotes/sysnotes-sep-2010.html

An interesting tidbit... Feb2010 Sysnotes may have been a foreshadowing of the current fall promotion?   

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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2010, 03:23 PM »
It seems the surprise relates to the CXS.


I'm not seeing what is so great that one would want to sign up for the newsletter, this newsletter in particular.

Sign up for a slim to none chance to get a cordless drill!?

But it is a Festool drill that is NAINA.

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Re: Enter to win a CXS Compact Drill Set
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2010, 11:04 AM »
Have you submitted your Festimonial yet for a chance to win the CXS? If not, head over to our website for your chance to win.

http://www.festoolusa.com/festimonials-2010.html

Now that I've had the chance to give a CXS a try, I have to say it's going to be a great addition to our cordless drill family. The interchangable chuck system, very light weight, D-handle design offers great ergonomics, and more. One lucky winner is really going to enjoy it, I'm sure.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2010, 11:06 AM by Shane Holland »

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Re: Time is running out for your chance to win a CXS compact drill set!
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2010, 03:41 PM »
If you haven't done so already, be sure to submit your Festool testimonial for a chance to win an exclusive CXS compact cordless drill set before October 31st, 2010.


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« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2010, 11:07 PM »
Who won?

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« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2010, 08:10 AM »
Sorry, I forgot to post an update here on the forum but the winner was announced on our blog and on Facebook.

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Congratulations to David Dimston of Austin, TX who was randomly selected as the winner of the CXS Cordless Drill Set in our 2010 Festimonial Giveaway! A special thanks to everyone who participated. It's obvious that we have a lot of customers who are very passionate about their tools. Thank you for choosing Festool.

David is not a member of the forum to my knowledge but I did speak with him at length. He offered to share his impressions of the CXS and T-Loc so hopefully I will get that from him in the coming weeks. If so, I'd be happy to post it here for all to read.