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Posted on Why is there such a disparaging difference in price in the Powermatic Jointer line up

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#1 posted 03-18-2018 12:21 AM

Have you contacted Powermatic and asked then how they justify the huge difference? Absent their rationale we are left wondering how it can be possible. They just might see your rationale as making sense and work with you.

I recently went through a bathroom upgrade. Bought about three grand of fixtures, toilets, shower valves, etc. from one manufacturer. Everything in satin nickel. Turns out the small escutcheon around the toilet flush buttons is standard in chrome. To buy this PLASTIC part in satin nickel? $120! As a replacement part the satin is thirty dollars more than the chrome. That is in line with the difference between the finishes on the other pieces. I offered to pay the difference for the upgrade as I had done for every other piece in the bath and was told that was not possible. If you buy a $400 shower valve, the upgrade to satin nickel is $20 – $30. Only for the flush valve do they have this huge penalty! “Chrome is the industry standard”. Bullsh*it! After several rounds of discussing this ridiculous pricing scheme, the representative decided to just “send me the satin nickel part to make certain that I was happy with my purchase”. They did not want me to send the original $90 piece of plastic back to them.

Contact Powermatic and ask THEM to justify the obvious price discrepancy. The rest of us are left in the dark to speculate.

PS: Anyone care to make an offer on a CHROME two button flush actuator? I have one in mint condition!

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