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Offline darita

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Recon Tool Sale?
« on: January 10, 2023, 09:14 PM »
Probably just missed it, but when is the Festool Reconditioned Tool Sale?

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Offline xedos

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2023, 09:24 PM »
It's every day, all day.     Follow the link from the header above called "additional websites"

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https://www.festoolrecon.com/

Offline darita

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2023, 09:10 AM »
Thanks for that.  Now I recall that happening a while back.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2023, 12:08 PM »
They had a sale of sorts on Black Friday. It’s generally the only time that they put up many different tools at the same time. Normally it’s one tool at a time, the next one comes up when the last one is sold and so on. At Black Friday they probably had 30 different tools at once and as each one sold out it disappeared from the page. Approximately the same level of discount (generally from 15-25%) just more tools at once. Recon sales come with a one year warranty instead of the usual three years. Some come looking like they are brand new and some not so much. Personally I have had very good experiences buying from the recon site.

Offline darita

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2023, 12:36 PM »
They had a sale of sorts on Black Friday. It’s generally the only time that they put up many different tools at the same time. Normally it’s one tool at a time, the next one comes up when the last one is sold and so on. At Black Friday they probably had 30 different tools at once and as each one sold out it disappeared from the page. Approximately the same level of discount (generally from 15-25%) just more tools at once. Recon sales come with a one year warranty instead of the usual three years. Some come looking like they are brand new and some not so much. Personally I have had very good experiences buying from the recon site.
Thanks.  Guess I'm used to old once-a-year way they did it.  Bummer cuz I was just now set to buy the CT36 they had up, but when I got back to it, it's already changed!  Had to have been 10 minutes difference.  Oh well...saved me $735.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2023, 12:51 PM »
The current recon sale could hardly be more different than the old recon events.

Some items sell out in seconds. Sometimes there is a large number of the item (SYS3 Starter set) and it remains on the site for a long time.

Offline squall_line

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2023, 01:18 PM »
Here's an 'explainer' post that I wrote a while back about how the Recon site works:

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festool-recon-question/msg647479/#msg647479

Since then there is also a notification system that was built by @4nthony that uses the Slack app to let people know when a new item posts.  It's quite slick, and I used it a few times when I was looking for something specific to keep a tab and beat out the other hundreds of people who were watching it.  Now I mostly use it to lurk and keep tabs on the Recon offerings.

Details available here:

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festool-recon-question/msg657855/#msg657855

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2023, 01:30 PM »
@darita - The CT36 is still in the que, as soon as the TS55 sells out or times out the CT36 will be back. See www.festoolrecon.com/collections/oneanddone . Don’t put your wallet away just yet😊!

Online Cheese

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2023, 02:48 PM »
The current recon sale could hardly be more different than the old recon events.

Some items sell out in seconds. Sometimes there is a large number of the item (SYS3 Starter set) and it remains on the site for a long time.

The current recon sales method is heads-and-shoulders better than the original method. It's also a lot more fair for most of the potential customers. I'd expect that the earlier retailers, like Uncle Bob, also welcomed the change. I know Betterley's did.

Offline 4nthony

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2023, 03:14 PM »
Since then there is also a notification system that was built by @4nthony that uses the Slack app to let people know when a new item posts.  It's quite slick, and I used it a few times when I was looking for something specific to keep a tab and beat out the other hundreds of people who were watching it.  Now I mostly use it to lurk and keep tabs on the Recon offerings.

Details available here:

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/ask-festool/festool-recon-question/msg657855/#msg657855

:D :D :D

The most recent update to the bot: SKUs from the 2023 USA catalog were added to the database and will begin to show up in the catalog list if/when they're listed on Recon.



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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2023, 11:28 PM »
@darita - Well you might need to get your wallet back out. That CT36 is back up on the recon site.

Offline darita

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2023, 02:44 PM »
Thanks for the help.  I saw the CT36 come back and was one click from getting it, then I started thinking about just what kind of shape it is in.  I've purchased Festool Recon in the past and was satisfied, however some of the tools were not in new condition, however at that time, they listed what condition they were in on the site.  Now that's not the case, so I decided to go ahead and purchase new.  Just my OCD at work again.  That said, I will monitor the Recon site from now on.  Thanks for all the help.

Offline jon003

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2023, 05:41 PM »
If people could just go ahead and buy up those diamond grinders, I'd appreciate moving it up to the CT =)

Offline Yardbird

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2023, 06:03 PM »
Jon003:
I showed your request to my wife and reminded her my New Year's resolution was to be a better person, so I should buy one to help you out.  She did not buy that approach.  Sorry.

Offline jon003

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2023, 06:41 PM »
You tried.  I can't ask for more!

Offline jon003

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2023, 02:57 PM »
Well the 36 blasted through fast, but I wrote some python to text me so I managed to snag the CT48E when it came up.

Offline 4nthony

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2023, 11:09 PM »
... I wrote some python to text me ...

Nice!

Which library did you use for sending the text? I've been thinking about adding SMS functionality to my ReconBot but wasn't sure which hoops I needed to jump through to get provider access, etc.
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Online Cheese

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2023, 11:13 AM »
If people could just go ahead and buy up those diamond grinders, I'd appreciate moving it up to the CT =)

I came very, very close to purchasing the Renofix 130 but two things held me up:
1. The $300 gold diamond disc that comes with the Renofix is used for paint removal on wood.  [sad]
2. The $300 green diamond disc that I need for concrete is no longer available from Festool USA.  [mad] [mad]

Offline jon003

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2023, 05:06 PM »
... I wrote some python to text me ...

Nice!

Which library did you use for sending the text? I've been thinking about adding SMS functionality to my ReconBot but wasn't sure which hoops I needed to jump through to get provider access, etc.

urllib.request to get it, beautiful soup to read, smtplib to send using a gmail account I keep around just for sending stuff from scripts.  I'm using my cell providers email to text gateway.  [your phone number@vtext.com for Verizon]

I hope this does not get mangled, but...

def send_email_note(body_text):
  # for this to work, you have to have turned on 2 step, then create an app specific password.

  # creates SMTP session
  s = smtplib.SMTP('smtp.gmail.com', 587)

  # start TLS for security
  s.starttls()

  # Authentication
  s.login(email_src, email_pass)

  # sending the mail
  s.sendmail(email_src, email_dest, body_text)

  # terminating the session
  s.quit()

Offline PaulMarcel

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2023, 09:49 PM »
I use TextBelt.com for sending SMSs from scripts. Simple curl call that's easy to map to any language; I believe they have samples in different languages on the site. $10 for 700 SMSs in North America. I use it to manage telemetry devices for work that are all over the globe. For that, it's just a little more money and I can send to devices in Hong Kong, Australia, South America, and Germany.

Just another option
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Offline 4nthony

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Re: Recon Tool Sale?
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2023, 10:38 PM »
I use TextBelt.com for sending SMSs from scripts. Simple curl call that's easy to map to any language; I believe they have samples in different languages on the site. $10 for 700 SMSs in North America. I use it to manage telemetry devices for work that are all over the globe. For that, it's just a little more money and I can send to devices in Hong Kong, Australia, South America, and Germany.

Just another option

I was familiar with sending texts via SMTP but TextBelt.com is something I was not familiar with. The prices are decent, too.

Thanks for the tip!
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