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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Systainers => Topic started by: Ajax on May 10, 2022, 02:00 PM

Title: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Ajax on May 10, 2022, 02:00 PM
Over the last 6 months I have purchased 2x6 Drawer and 1x4 Drawer Sortainers from Amazon for ~$112 each rather than the standard NA price of $175. The key is to check other sellers.  Amazon UK sometimes sells either the 4 or 6 drawer model at the reduced price with FREE shipping via DHL to the states if you have an Amazon Prime membership.  Heck of a deal IMO.  I've got all I need, so I share this now with you.   [tongue]

Festool 491984 Sortainer 6 drawers https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0014999B2/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apan_i_WV016C81MM4V2YSNQP3W?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: simnick on May 10, 2022, 02:40 PM
Man, I wish these had T-locs, so they don't have to be on the bottom of my stack.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: festal on May 10, 2022, 02:46 PM
I actually got the same deal from amazon global UK store. 
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Ajax on May 10, 2022, 03:20 PM
I have to wonder how Amazon does this.  Substantially cheaper than the manufacturer's fixed price and they pay for overseas shipping via DHL.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: JINRO on May 11, 2022, 12:18 AM
Great deal. Thanks! Do you know where I can buy smaller drawer? (one that's 1/2 size of 6 drawer set)
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Peter Kelly on May 13, 2022, 05:34 PM
It only seems to be the Sortainer 6 at the moment. Seems to have gone down to $106.91 so I ordered one earlier today.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Coen on May 13, 2022, 05:40 PM
Regular price for Festool 491984 including 19% VAT in Germany, converted to todays US$ is $90.

European (EU) sellers can deduct the VAT if shipping outside of the EU.

Don't know if there is an embargo on shipping Systainers to end-users outside of Europe?
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Coen on May 13, 2022, 05:42 PM
Man, I wish these had T-locs, so they don't have to be on the bottom of my stack.

See Festool 200119. $70 in Germany

I think they each have their share of fans and haters. I have neither btw. I don't really trust some plastic handle to hold a massive amount of screws. I have some steel boxes fully loaded.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: FestitaMakool on May 13, 2022, 05:54 PM
BTW, I noticed on a label that T-Lock is rated for 25 Kg’s max..
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Coen on May 13, 2022, 06:05 PM
BTW, I noticed on a label that T-Lock is rated for 25 Kg’s max..

25 kg each and 100 kg stack?

But long before 25 kg the lid will open a lot in the front corners.

That whole idea of attaching things to the lid of the box below instead of the box below just results in a lot of flex when lifting stacks. Same thing with the Sortimo (Bosch) L-Boxx's generation 4; you lift the stack, first it flexes the top lid, then the lid below, the lid below that etc. before it finally lifts off.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Peter Kelly on May 13, 2022, 08:25 PM
Don't know if there is an embargo on shipping Systainers to end-users outside of Europe?
I've purchased these from Germany back when shipping to the US wasn't so extortionate.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: guybo on May 13, 2022, 09:30 PM
BTW, I noticed on a label that T-Lock is rated for 25 Kg’s max..
[big grin]
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: jcrowe1950 on May 13, 2022, 09:39 PM
Yowza
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Ajax on May 14, 2022, 10:41 AM
4-Drawer model just dropped to $107 at Amazon UK.  It said it is their last one.  Just bought it.

Invoice indicates that Amazon is eating $40 in international shipping fees.  Coupled with selling it at around $70 off, you have to wonder is this is a glitch in their algorithms.
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: Peter Kelly on May 14, 2022, 11:31 AM
Looks as though there are now a few more 4-drawer ones in stock so I just purchased another. Pretty hard to pass up at that price. 
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: JINRO on May 14, 2022, 11:45 AM
4-Drawer model just dropped to $107 at Amazon UK.  It said it is their last one.  Just bought it.

Invoice indicates that Amazon is eating $40 in international shipping fees.  Coupled with selling it at around $70 off, you have to wonder is this is a glitch in their algorithms.

I don't think it's a glitch. Amazon UK sometimes have good deals.  Just bought 4,6,12 sortainers. All about $70-80 off. Great deal :)
Title: Re: Do you know about the Sortainer 4 and 6 deals?
Post by: batmanimal on May 31, 2022, 01:57 AM
I picked up an extra 4-drawer, shipping in July. I also found the hole drilling set 584100 for $480 (vs $555) using the same Amazon global store UK trick. It says 4-6 weeks ETA with no firm ship date, but luckily I’m not in a hurry.