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Offline Nvcraftsman

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A question on price increases and newer models
« on: December 14, 2014, 06:47 PM »
Hi Festool,
The wife gave me the go ahead to purchase a Kapex, Carvex and a 1400OF Router. My question is when do you anticipate any price increases and of the 3 tools listed are there any newer models coming out within the next couple of months. This will complete most of the tools I need for the shop but wanted to ask before I pulled the trigger. I really enjoy your products.
Mft/3 Table - 55REQ Track Saw- RO 90 Sander & - RO 125 Sander - ETS 125 - CT26 Dust Extractor - 500 Domino

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2014, 06:49 PM »
We don't discuss pricing strategies publicly. Sorry.

No new models to the best of my knowledge. We generally see new tools 6-12 months ahead of US launch in Europe.

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 08:02 PM »
FWIW, there was a price increase on April 1st of this year. I don't know if there was one the same time the year before, as I've only been a FOGGER for a little over a year?

« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 09:04 PM by wow »
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Offline Alex

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 08:53 PM »
There is a price increase every year. Always somewhere in the beginning of the new year. When exactly can vary from country to country.

Sometimes the increase is small, other times more significant. Here I've seen the RO 150 go from €545 to €655 in 6 years time.  [scared]

Best bet is to buy before the new year if you want to avoid an increase.

Offline Iceclimber

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 09:45 PM »
Jeez has life become so expensive.

At that rate after tax by 2025 a sander is gonna cost $1000 after taxes. If so ill be going back to using my hands and commuting via horse and buggy ;)

There is a price increase every year. Always somewhere in the beginning of the new year. When exactly can vary from country to country.

Sometimes the increase is small, other times more significant. Here I've seen the RO 150 go from €545 to €655 in 6 years time.  [scared]

Best bet is to buy before the new year if you want to avoid an increase.
Kapex, MFT/3, MFT, CMS VL, 1400, TS75, Carvex420, CXS, DTS 400, Midi, CT36, RO90 and a bunch of other little junk and accessories it would be nuts to get into listing..

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 11:13 PM »
Jeez has life become so expensive.

At that rate after tax by 2025 a sander is gonna cost $1000 after taxes. If so ill be going back to using my hands and commuting via horse and buggy ;)

There is a price increase every year. Always somewhere in the beginning of the new year. When exactly can vary from country to country.

Sometimes the increase is small, other times more significant. Here I've seen the RO 150 go from €545 to €655 in 6 years time.  [scared]

Best bet is to buy before the new year if you want to avoid an increase.



For some it already is!  [eek]

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/571762/SubProducts/270762
« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 11:15 PM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline Iceclimber

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2014, 11:46 PM »
Forgetaboutit ;)

Ill go back burning finger tips because i sanded holes through them!
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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2014, 11:50 PM »
Jeez has life become so expensive.

At that rate after tax by 2025 a sander is gonna cost $1000 after taxes.

<snip>I've seen the RO 150 go from €545 to €655 in 6 years time.  [scared]



For some it already is!  [eek]

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/571762/SubProducts/270762

Yeah, but we were talking about REAL money, not Australian Dollars!

 [wink] [poke] [poke] [poke]
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Offline jcp2wood

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2014, 11:56 PM »
price increases are not a bad thing, if you already own the festool collection,
as each price increase passes thru to the used, resale market too, pay up.

with the euro verses the dollar dropping more than 10% since the 2014
price hike, i wonder how much festool could jack up prices. probably the
5-15 buck on different items is max they can get away with, probably
the consumables, since you cant escape the need for them.

and i know festool hates me speculating on what they plan to do!


Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2014, 01:34 AM »
Jeez has life become so expensive.

At that rate after tax by 2025 a sander is gonna cost $1000 after taxes.

<snip>I've seen the RO 150 go from €545 to €655 in 6 years time.  [scared]



For some it already is!  [eek]

http://www.festool.com.au/epages/tooltechnic.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/tooltechnic/Products/571762/SubProducts/270762

Yeah, but we were talking about REAL money, not Australian Dollars!

 [wink] [poke] [poke] [poke]



Yes, well WOW when Festool Australia set that price earlier this year we were at parity with the US $!   [poke]

Fortunately we have discounting. It can be got from some dealers for around A$890.  [eek] [wink] [mad]
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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2014, 02:35 AM »
OUCH?!

 [crying]
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Offline Pixel

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Re: A question on price increases and newer models
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2014, 03:57 AM »
Maybe this year the Germans will put up their prices by 20% to counteract the deflationary pressure €urope is under [scared]