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#1 posted 10-21-2017 05:06 PM

I see it all the time. It could work 20 years ago but public is very informed now so the trick makes the merchant look dumb. In order to avoid that they try preventing you from being informed, which makes it even dumber.
For example just got email from Acme with an “amazing” deal. $50 off Makita circular saw.

It does not list the model name and it is very hard to find it on the product page. If you do manage to find it you will see that this saw costs $99 without sale on all major suppliers sites.
Tricky huh? I wonder if anyone falls for this

- Carloz

Possibly tricky or it’s a Makita deal that is being run from the manufacturer through all vendors so everyone will have the same price. I have seen that a lot.
Wait til the Acme promotion is over and then check the others sites and see if it’s still $99. Then you’ll know whether it’s a trick or legit.

As for Acme, they tend to run some kind of promotion every week but it’s usually not worth getting excited about.

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