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Offline Thompmd

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What are you getting before the price increase?
« on: June 28, 2020, 06:21 PM »
I realize it’s $5-$10, an excuse to buy right. I have an OF1400 coming and plan to get a MFT/3, clamps, dogs etc.

I was going to buy anyway, really.
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Offline manuc

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 06:29 PM »
Domino Connector set for the 700.

Offline TwelvebyTwenty

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 07:25 PM »
Nothing - don't need anything presently, and the price increases are so immaterial it's not worth stockpiling or trying to guess future needs.

It's all a bit late night teleshopping "limited stock", "lock that price in early" type trashy sales technique IMO, and I'd be inclined to shop with retailers who don't jump on the bandwagon, and try to feather their own nest and disproportionately push the point under the veil of public service and "just making people aware of the price rises".
« Last Edit: June 28, 2020, 07:29 PM by TwelvebyTwenty »

Offline Sci

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2020, 09:12 PM »
Ordered a Domino 500 and bit and domino set.  I realize the price increase is not that much but it will be the 3rd price increase since I've wanted one.

Offline Blues

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 11:41 PM »
These are regular tools that's have been around for years!  Why should there be a price increase year on year? In fact as years roll by every product drops in price, and it's not like earth shattering technology.. most of technology have been around for years! So why should there be a price increase?
Can you guys charge 10% more than what you charged for a job last year? In fact you end up charging less..

Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 11:53 PM »
I also refuse to be coerced into buying things under the “threat” of a price increase. While every company uses yearly holidays as sales the only sale or promo we see from festool is to tell us to
Buy it before it gets even more expensive.

I’ll only buy as needed.

Offline martin felder

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2020, 12:53 AM »
Businesses can always charge what they want and increase their prices as much as they want whenever they want.  However, to me, a successful company that sells pricey products choosing to have a price increase at this particular time, when things are not so good for so many,  makes me less inclined to buy now or after the price increase.

Offline ryanjg117

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2020, 01:59 AM »
I try to explain away the price increases by rationalizing it as the "falling dollar." I am a firm believer that the quality of living, speaking just for those in the United States, has dropped precipitously over the last few decades but that our diminished purchasing power has been obscured by the onslaught of cheap Chinese products. Go try to buy a made in U.S.A. Baldor bench grinder, or Lie-Nielsen plane, and you'll see what I mean. I'm not surprised to pay 10x for a made in U.S.A. product, which is also why I spend most of my time hunting Craigslist for vintage machinery.

That said, the exchange rate data between DM and USD would seem to disagree with me. Over the last five years, the value of the DM to USD has been pretty constant: https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=DEM&to=USD&view=5Y

So chalk this up to standard cost of living increases, right?

I'm not complaining. I can always go to a big box store and get a similarly functional made-in-China product for 1/3 the cost. But I do wish that Festool would reduce their absolutely absurd pricing on accessories that should come standard on that 3x priced product (want a larger base for the OF1400 - oh, that'll be $90) and instead reward their dealers with more margin on base product. And reward retailers that know their stuff. Local to me, Festool has noticably expanded their retail footprint into stores like Benjamin Moore and Dunn Lumber but sadly they know almost zero about the product line.

Offline Jim_in_PA

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2020, 08:49 AM »
I ordered new, updated batteries for my CSX...it "saved" a few pennies over the future cost. LOL I thought about another sander, (a 125mm to compliment my two 150mm sanders), but I can't justify the expense presently including the stock of media.
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Offline Cochese

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2020, 08:56 AM »
Nothing. I grow tired of this game and refuse to play it.

Offline Thompmd

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Re: What are you getting before the price increase?
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2020, 03:27 PM »
Got my order done and it’s on the way, I also learned something. Maybe most of you already know this , or not.

I called on the link at a Festool Dealer in Canada for 201311. They told me that they couldn’t ship from Canada to the US. When I spoke to them earlier today their Sales person told me I could and it would convert the currency etc but when I placed the order it said one/more items couldn’t be shipped to my address?

I called them and when I spoke to their IT person and explained what Sales had told me she said they probably didn’t know?

Anyway, I called my regular dealer in Ma and got the order placed.


Not sure why the negativity about Festools pricing/marketing etc, for me personally either purchase or not, it’s a choice. I think I’m like most of us meaning they make very nice but pricey tools. I make the choice to purchase. Good luck to all, whatever your choices are or aren’t
Sawstop Industrial Saw, TS75,2 1400 rails, CT36, Rotex RO 150 FEQ, CT-VA-20, Carvex PS 420 EBQ, Carvex acc. ZH-SYS-PS 400, Kapex KS 120, CT Cyclone Dust Collection Pre-Separator CT VA 20, DF 500 Q Set, Domino 1,060pc Tenon Assortment, UG-KA-SET Portable Imperial Stand & Extensions,OF1400 EQ-F-Plus, MFT/3, MFT-SP, FS-HZ 160