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Offline Poindexter

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Pro 5s available new, so why the high used prices?
« on: June 08, 2017, 07:56 AM »
Is it me?  Or am I crazy to think these $150+ prices for used Pro 5 sanders are a little unrealistic considering you can get them new for $139?


http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-new-products/festool-201234-pro-5-ltd-ets-125-req-random-orbital-sander.html


I saw a local Craigslist ad for a "brand new" Pro 5 for $275 the other day.  I don't have a problem with taking advantage of a sucker.... if that's your M.O.  ....or is it simply that market prices were set at a time of virtually no supply and the current sellers haven't realized the supply shift?

Offline antss

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Re: Pro 5s available new, so why the high used prices?
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 08:12 AM »
That's a recent development.  The Pro5 was officially discontinued.

Maybe @Shane Holland can shed some light on the issue. 

My guess is that they got their final pre order allotment and have some xtras lying about.   [unsure]

Offline ear3

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Re: Pro 5s available new, so why the high used prices?
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 03:37 PM »
Just placed mine!  I decided against getting the Pro5 during the first go round, because I didn't have another 125 sander, and so didn't feel like loading up on more sandpaper.  But with the $50 voucher, at worst it's a good investment for resale down the road, and at best I'll have a lighter sander for overhead and finish work.
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Offline Svar

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Re: Pro 5s available new, so why the high used prices?
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 04:01 PM »
Is it me?  Or am I crazy to think these $150+ prices for used Pro 5 sanders are a little unrealistic considering you can get them new for $139?
http://www.festoolproducts.com/festool-new-products/festool-201234-pro-5-ltd-ets-125-req-random-orbital-sander.html
I saw a local Craigslist ad for a "brand new" Pro 5 for $275 the other day.  I don't have a problem with taking advantage of a sucker.... if that's your M.O.  ....or is it simply that market prices were set at a time of virtually no supply and the current sellers haven't realized the supply shift?
The ~$250 price is realistic. PRO5 is at least equivalent to the old ETS + $50 voucher. Current stock at Festoolproducts will be gone in no time without making a dent in a broader market.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 05:41 PM by Svar »

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Pro 5s available new, so why the high used prices?
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 07:59 PM »
Is gone, that URL you gave is a 404 error now, meaning the web page no longer exists.
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