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Offline Josh2

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Re: Festool Recon - Question
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2021, 05:46 PM »
I managed to get a sander as well after I spent too much time considering my options yesterday. It's crazy how quickly everything sells...

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #61 on: February 08, 2021, 06:04 PM »
Compiled several recent Recon topics ............................................ Also made it sticky.  So add updates here or direct others to this topic.

The most recent (as in today) posts are really the only ones that are relevant about the status of recon sales and availability of recon tools.

  Thanks,

Seth
« Last Edit: February 08, 2021, 06:17 PM by SRSemenza »

Offline Kconway

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2021, 12:29 AM »
I got really lucky.  Been checking the site for about 2 weeks hoping for DF 500 to pop up.  I refreshed my phone just as the sale opened yesterday morning.  Got the DF 500 Q, RO 125 FEQ and TS 55 REQ-F-Plus.  Hopefully it all shows up...

Online Yardbird

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #63 on: February 09, 2021, 07:09 AM »
What time does the site refresh for you?  I was gone most of yesterday, at around 4 PM EST I checked and for some reason was able to get on and buy a 1010 router.  I then turned right around to try to buy something else but it never worked again.  What time of day does it go up and for how long?   I clicked on a number of items and nothing was available so it is like it is switched on then off and you have to hit those windows.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #64 on: February 09, 2021, 09:50 AM »
I think you get one shot at it guys...you need to decide on the most important thing you want, find the item, make sure it has the correct part number, pull the pin on that item and then go back a 2nd or 3rd time for other items. If you start putting things in your cart you may miss the sale.

The early morning session lasted about 10-11 minutes, while the afternoon session lasted 14-15 minutes.

So, assuming there are only 95 items for sale and no duplicate items, for a 11 minute session, a tool is being sold every 7 seconds.

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #65 on: February 09, 2021, 09:53 AM »
@Cheese Did you pick up a 2200? Are you throwing it in the CMS or keeping it out?

I'm putting it in the CMS Dyna and am ordering a Woodpeckers micro-adjust to also add to the CMS.  [smile]  Should be fun...

@Cheese I took mine out of the CMS and put the 1400 in and sold my Woodpeckers micro adjust  [big grin]
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Re: What Happened to Festool Recon?
« Reply #66 on: February 09, 2021, 10:00 AM »
@Cheese I took mine out of the CMS and put the 1400 in and sold my Woodpeckers micro adjust  [big grin]

Were there some issues with the combo? I have the 1400 in the CMS now.

Offline serge0n

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #67 on: February 09, 2021, 10:26 AM »
And now everything is gone at 10:15am EST.

I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #68 on: February 09, 2021, 10:41 AM »
No, I was able to get in and see it not sold out but there wasn’t anything I was interested in buying.

Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #69 on: February 09, 2021, 10:42 AM »
I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.

What time did you try clicking?  At 10:01am EST, I was able to click on a tool and see its description with an active "Add to Cart" button.
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Offline 08G8V8

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #70 on: February 09, 2021, 10:45 AM »
I bought a CXS and got a confirmation email.

For these battery tools, any chance they swap out batteries with fresh?


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Offline serge0n

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #71 on: February 09, 2021, 10:59 AM »
I tried clicking into tools and every time it would display the sold out message. It looked like Festool was testing the new site design and not really offering anything for sale yet.

What time did you try clicking?  At 10:01am EST, I was able to click on a tool and see its description with an active "Add to Cart" button.

It was around 10:07 AM EST. Everything was still listed, but impossible to purchase. I also checked the site at 9:55 AM EST and nothing was listed there. Either everything was wiped out in a matter of a few minutes or it was a test.

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #72 on: February 09, 2021, 11:11 AM »
Just gets frustrating, plenty of things I would buy, then it's "imperial". back to the same issue why Festool hasn't got my money for these new.  General hope with recon is seeing Metric stuff, but at these point, you know most anything metric that shows up is not going to be something that was instantly returned. 

Offline DeformedTree

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #73 on: February 09, 2021, 11:30 AM »
I must have looked at it at just the right time this morning.  Now I see it's back to the test pattern.  Wonder if they just get overwhelmed now.  Guess Festool won't be setting up as a Vaccination center.

Offline flthr

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #74 on: February 09, 2021, 01:32 PM »
The last three days have been so surreal on the recon site. I've checked morning, afternoon, and evening for weeks seeing the odd deal here and there but never seeing a DF 500 which is what I was after. Checking Sunday I saw the first (that I know of) of the "limited time extended offering" sale and was able to order my DF 500. Luckily something had gone off in the back of my head telling me to checkout with the DF 500 as soon as possible. Once I had that order confirmed I went back to look around some more but by the time I found something else I wanted the sale was gone.
The last two days I've happened to check while the site was back up and have now ordered a Kapex, trim router and sander. Each time the site seemed to go down right after submitting my order. I was terrified this may be a mistake and I'd get an order cancellation email with an explanation anytime now - I'm delighted that this morning I in fact received a shipping confirmation for my DF 500 - the only thing I really cared about getting.
I'm going to keep an eye on things the next few days and maybe pickup a drill/driver or a jigsaw, but for those wondering, this does indeed seem to be legit.

Offline sdscolumbia

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #75 on: February 09, 2021, 04:40 PM »
Thanks.  Just snagged a Kapex.   Shortly after I added to my cart they were sold out. 

Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #76 on: February 09, 2021, 05:27 PM »
@GoingMyWay Thanks. Can't beat those TID18 and T18 Easy combos for stocking up on the new 4.0 batteries.
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Offline GoingMyWay

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #77 on: February 09, 2021, 05:38 PM »
No problem!  I wasn't sure if people might get annoyed with my posts just saying when I noticed tools were live and then pulled (plus people's wallets might be lighter as a result).

I figured at the very least it might be useful to have some start/stop times that could be used as data points.
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Offline zachjowi

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #78 on: February 10, 2021, 09:54 AM »
I got  a shipping notice for my order placed 2/7.  No notice for my 2/8 order yet.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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So how do you...
« Reply #79 on: February 10, 2021, 11:11 AM »
...actually see the items? I've never received any sort of notification from Festool for much of anything even after signing up.

Every time I visit the page I see "Wow, the recon offering went fast!!!"

The only time I ever saw something different was when someone shared the link and I clicked on that from here.

Just wondering....

Offline zachjowi

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #80 on: February 10, 2021, 11:21 AM »
Seen the items and have ordered two days. You need to know what you are looking for and order fast!

Offline Svar

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2021, 11:25 AM »
I saw 8 pages of tools. Did you see the same thing? All taken in less than 7 minutes?!  [eek]
Yup...one item sold every 7 seconds.  [eek]
If not a glitch, upon seeing this a retailer with any business sense would simply re-adjust the prices upward.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2021, 11:43 AM by Svar »

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2021, 11:42 AM »
I don't believe these are all selling out ... based on the start/stop times it seems that they're opening it up for 15m and then closing it regardless but clearly inventory is being reduced.

Offline Christopher Fitch

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2021, 03:06 PM »
Just got my shipping email...so I'm pretty pleased.

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #84 on: February 10, 2021, 03:37 PM »


I've been able to successfully hit the recon site twice over the last couple of days. The first time it was there for a few minutes and I was able to purchase one item. While I can't go to the site and look for the items that are in stock by clicking on anything that is in the webpage, I found this link on Google. When you go to it it will show you all the items that the site apparently offers. The ones that are faded out, appear to be out of stock, the ones in brighter colors are apparently in stock. I reviewed this and made a list of the items that I wanted and the next time the site went live I was able to add 3 items to my cart and was able to check out with all of them. I would suggest looking at this in making a list, so that the next time it goes live you are prepared.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all
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Offline Josh2

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2021, 04:23 PM »
This is a great find. I can confirm. You can even open the pages for specific tools from https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all. They only show "wow everything gone" but when the tools go live at about 10am and 4.30pm, you can just refresh the page and you are right there ready to purchase.



I've been able to successfully hit the recon site twice over the last couple of days. The first time it was there for a few minutes and I was able to purchase one item. While I can't go to the site and look for the items that are in stock by clicking on anything that is in the webpage, I found this link on Google. When you go to it it will show you all the items that the site apparently offers. The ones that are faded out, appear to be out of stock, the ones in brighter colors are apparently in stock. I reviewed this and made a list of the items that I wanted and the next time the site went live I was able to add 3 items to my cart and was able to check out with all of them. I would suggest looking at this in making a list, so that the next time it goes live you are prepared.

https://www.festoolrecon.com/collections/all

Offline serge0n

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2021, 05:33 PM »
I was finally able to get in on the sale and got the T3 Easy set with batteries. I was hoping for a cordless tool-only Carvex and a Vac Sys, but they were not a part of the sale. Well, maybe next time.

Offline JimH2

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #87 on: February 10, 2021, 07:56 PM »
Vac Sys sold out Sunday or Monday. Maybe next year ...

I thought about buying this on the Recon site, but at the time it was only the two piece and not three piece. For me the discount was not enough to give up two years of warranty.

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #88 on: February 10, 2021, 08:03 PM »
The one advertised was the pump, pedal, and two clamp units with systainers ... is there another one? 

What do you mean give up 2 years of warranty ... I’m pretty sure these come with 2 year warranty so all you’re giving up is the 30 day money back guarantee and 1 year of warranty?

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Re: Festool Recon Topic (compiled)
« Reply #89 on: February 10, 2021, 08:40 PM »
The fine print in Recon says one year warranty-no returns.