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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #180 on: February 19, 2021, 11:59 AM »
I ordered something on the weekend and they shipped it to the wrong address. They used a previous address I had used instead of the one on the order. I know someone else had something similar happen too? What a huge mistake. My sander is now 5 hours away.  [mad]

That was me. Sorry that happened to you. I got lucky. The person who received it opened the box just enough to find my information and called me to pick it up. I only live 15min away.

Festool was going to send a replacement out however. But this shouldn't happen in the first place.

I'm surprised they'd send a replacement ... it must not have been a new Kapex!!

They're the ones sending to the wrong address. It's on them to make it right.
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Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #181 on: February 22, 2021, 01:48 PM »
Very live - just got an AGC-18...and they changed how the site looks now. I like it alot better.

Offline jussi

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« Reply #182 on: February 22, 2021, 02:02 PM »
Tools are live again as of 1:39PM EST.

Thanks for the heads up as usual.  I don't know how you're so fast.  I check every couple of hours but I never find out until I get an email notification from this thread.

Was it my imagination or was there a Domino initially?

Still no ETS EC though :(  I guess no one is returning those.

Also what is the difference between the ct sys and ct sys cleantec?  Is it the hose?
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 02:06 PM by jussi »

Offline Christopher Fitch

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« Reply #183 on: February 22, 2021, 02:15 PM »
Upthread he mentioned a website service that monitors pages for changes. Problem is that you have to pay for rapid monitoring (or at least that's what it said to me).

Another option (if you run Linux), is to setup a shell script that performs a very crude check - something like this (offered without any support or comment):

Code: [Select]
# monitor-webpage.sh - Monitors a web page for changes
# sends an email notification if the page listed in the URL changes
# Run it in a shell script that you leave up (or you can setup a cron job)

USERNAME=""
PASSWORD=""
# Change this to whatever page you want
URL="https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/black-friday/products/cordless-angle-grinder-agc-18-115-li-eb-basic"


for (( ; ; )); do
    echo `date`" Checking ${URL}"
    mv ${HOME}/tmp/new.html ${HOME}/tmp/old.html 2> /dev/null
    curl $URL -L --compressed -s > ${HOME}/tmp/new.html
    DIFF_OUTPUT="$(diff ${HOME}/tmp/new.html ${HOME}/tmp/old.html)"
    if [ "0" != "${#DIFF_OUTPUT}" ]; then
    echo `date` " Changed...send email"
       

# *** This is option 1 for sending the mail - if you want to use this uncomment
# the next four lines and make sure to set your username and password above
# also comment out the
    #sendEmail -f $USERNAME -s smtp.gmail.com:587 \
    #    -xu $USERNAME -xp $PASSWORD -t $USERNAME \
    #    -o tls=yes -u "Web page changed" \
    #    -m "Visit it at $URL"
# End Option 1   
   
# *** This is option 2 for sending the email   
# Must have no indentation for the mail command   
mail -s "Web Page changed" your-email@gmail.com << EOM
Web Page ${URL} changed
.
EOM
# End option 2


    fi
   
    echo `date` " Sleeping 3 minutes..."
    sleep 3m
done


Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #184 on: February 24, 2021, 09:17 AM »
Interesting that they're only posting 1 tool at a time.  The RO125 is now available as of 9:16AM EST.
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Offline Christopher Fitch

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« Reply #185 on: February 24, 2021, 01:09 PM »
Now TS55.  I guess they've gone back to 1 tool at a time.

It appears to be that way now. I did notice that all links from the collections will end up pointing at the main page now and whatever tool is active (if any).


Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #186 on: February 24, 2021, 01:23 PM »
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

Online Cheese

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« Reply #187 on: February 24, 2021, 01:50 PM »
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

The last time they did single items, about 2-3 weeks ago, they were stuck on Kapex for 2 days and before that they were stuck on Planex for 3 days.  [crying]

Offline jussi

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« Reply #188 on: February 24, 2021, 01:51 PM »
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

This isn't "normal" either.  Before they listed all the tools at once it was 1 tool per day on weekdays only and many times would remain on the same tool for several days iirc. 

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #189 on: February 24, 2021, 02:07 PM »
Anyone know if they post the same thing till it sells, or do they change it after some amount of time.  I never followed the recon durning normal operation to know.  Would be a bummer to be stuck on a tool no one wants for weeks.

The last time they did single items, about 2-3 weeks ago, they were stuck on Kapex for 2 days and before that they were stuck on Planex for 3 days.  [crying]

Let's hope a LEX3 doesn't come up.  I would think they would move a tool off the block at some point, but it's probably related to the pile size in the warehouse.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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« Reply #190 on: February 24, 2021, 02:10 PM »
if they had a big pile, it would be nice if maybe they had two slots: one for the big pile and one for smaller inventory items that would cycle through pretty quickly.

Offline rmhinden

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« Reply #191 on: February 24, 2021, 03:12 PM »
Every day when I see a new post on this thread, I go and look at the Recon site.   I have never seen a tool for sale there, always sold out.

I am thinking I am in the wrong time zone or something :-)

Bob

Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #192 on: February 24, 2021, 03:15 PM »
You know what they say, the early bird catches the reconditioned Festool!
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Offline Dak656

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« Reply #193 on: February 24, 2021, 03:16 PM »
It seems like the bird with the best knack for Internet change snooping and the most free time gets the reconditioned Festool products.  Which is a darn shame.

Offline DeformedTree

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« Reply #194 on: February 24, 2021, 03:20 PM »
Every day when I see a new post on this thread, I go and look at the Recon site.   I have never seen a tool for sale there, always sold out.

I am thinking I am in the wrong time zone or something :-)

Bob

Nah,  lets just assume Festool recon is in conflict with Proposition 65,  leave clocks out of this  [wink]

Offline squall_line

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« Reply #195 on: February 24, 2021, 09:25 PM »
It seems like the bird with the best knack for Internet change snooping and the most free time gets the reconditioned Festool products.  Which is a darn shame.

There's other ways, too, but some of them are mostly just logging in regularly, setting up change alerts through plugins or website services, or dumb luck.

Depending on what you're looking for, it may or may not even be something that ever gets listed.

And depending on how badly you need it, you may be spending more time (and time = $$$) frantically refreshing than you would end up saving in the long run.

But I know what you mean.  After much frustration, I finally snagged an HK 55 last week and it arrived Monday.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #196 on: February 25, 2021, 08:32 AM »
My crystal ball predicts Cordless Drill PDC 18/4Li 5.2 Basic QUADRIVE will go up after the TS75
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Offline jussi

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« Reply #197 on: February 25, 2021, 08:56 AM »
Come on ETS EC!!!! Feels like the craps table in Vegas. lol
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 09:04 AM by jussi »

Offline Bugsysiegals

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« Reply #198 on: February 25, 2021, 08:59 AM »
Festool cordless ball vacuum coming up next!!   ;)

Offline Imemiter

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« Reply #199 on: February 25, 2021, 02:16 PM »
Do we register re-conditioned tools?

I've enjoyed the spontaneous, hit or miss nature of this year's sale. That they went from single tools released sporadically, to a sale page posted seemingly at whim, and now back to singles posted until they're sold. If nothing else, it's kept us on our toes.
 
In other news got my DF 700 yesterday. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little intimidated. :D
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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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« Reply #200 on: February 25, 2021, 02:28 PM »
Do we register re-conditioned tools?


Per the recon site's FAQ:

Do reconditioned tools include a warranty?
Festool offers a one year warranty for all reconditioned tools sold on festoolrecon.com. In order to obtain a one-year warranty, no tool registration is required.

However, some time ago, I registered a TS55 I bought through the recon site (purchased in 2018), and it is listed in "My Tools" with whatever would be left of a 3 year warranty from the date of purchase.  I don't expect that warranty is valid (and I would never try to claim on it), but it did put it on my list.  I haven't tried with my more recent recon purchases - I suppose it's possible that for more recent purchases, they have a cross check system in place that would either stop you or display the correct warranty info.

So, you definitely don't have to register it. But if you're a completist that wants to see all of your tools on your warranty list, you might be able to get it on there (with incorrect warranty information).

Offline Imemiter

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« Reply #201 on: February 25, 2021, 03:00 PM »
Thanks Doc!

Edit: I went the 'completist' route, and as you said, the warranty end date isn't correct. But my list is complete!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 06:24 PM by Imemiter »
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Offline Dr. P. Venkman

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« Reply #202 on: February 25, 2021, 04:15 PM »

In other news got my DF 700 yesterday. To be perfectly honest, I'm a little intimidated.

Your DF 700 looks to be in good condition. 

I got a DF 500 from the recon site about a week ago, and it looks awfully close to new.  If not, almost everything but the motor must have been replaced.  The dust port and the plug-it connection look brand new, I couldn't find really any wear on the black plastic body, and the baseplate still had the peel-off protective film on it.  The accessories and plug-it cord also look new.  It was manufactured in 12/2019. The systainer only had a couple of minor scuffs.

I got a sander about the same time.  It was manufactured in 2016, and while not nearly as pristine as the Domino, it had been reconditioned well, and the pad is clearly new.

They seem to be doing a really nice job with the recon tools right now, even if the recon site itself is somewhat schizophrenic. 


Offline josiahjlee

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« Reply #203 on: February 25, 2021, 06:34 PM »
I don’t know that his will really help anyone, but here’s another observation about how the site is currently working compared to the blitz style they had in the past weeks. During the blitz postings the Festoolrecon.com/collections/all page would fade out any products that were out of stock and it was a way to tell what products would be available once the site went back live. Right now, the “collections/all” page fades everything out except for the one product that is live on the site currently. Right now it’s the PDC that is live and the only product not faded is the PDC.

Takeaway is the “collections/all” page is helpful to understand the population of tools that may become live on the recon site randomly each day, but we no longer have any certainty of if or when tools will be posted or in stock.

Offline GoingMyWay

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« Reply #204 on: February 25, 2021, 06:40 PM »
An even more "refined view" is with https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone.  The tools that popped up today were listed here.  They surprisingly added the RTS 400 at the last minute as that wasn't listed earlier in the day.
Inquiring Minds Want to Know

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Offline Yardbird

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #205 on: February 26, 2021, 08:59 AM »
An even more "refined view" is with https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone.  The tools that popped up today were listed here.  They surprisingly added the RTS 400 at the last minute as that wasn't listed earlier in the day.

Thanks for this info.  I needed a Midi with bluetooth and by your method saw it was being listed today and was able to nab it. 

Offline slavi.yordanov

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« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2021, 10:34 PM »
I have received my HKC Kit from the last day of the big sale. It’s actually brand new with 5.2 bluetooth batteries and SCA charger. I’m not sure what’s reconditioned about it, not a single scratch on any of the things included.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #207 on: March 02, 2021, 09:40 AM »
At $50 off it is not worth the savings when traded for the warranty.

Online Cheese

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« Reply #208 on: March 02, 2021, 10:29 AM »
At $50 off it is not worth the savings when traded for the warranty.

My thoughts exactly.  [big grin]

Offline Thompmd

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« Reply #209 on: March 02, 2021, 12:13 PM »
I saw it on recon, put it in my cart and decided it wasn’t worth it, had it been 25% I would have took the chance.

I called my dealer, bought a new one and it’s sitting under my Kapex now. It’s dedicated.
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