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Posted on Any reason to not buy machinery from Amazon? Other than we like to support local store?

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#1 posted 09-22-2020 06:31 AM

I try to purchase things locally if they have what I need and their price is fair. Easier to deal with someone in person verses phone or thru emails if you have issues. Also I try to purchase thru companies I know of. I have purchased thru ebay and amazon, but always crossed my fingers hoping I get what I wanted and in a timely order. Amazon seems to take two weeks to get the product. Once it took two months thru Amazon. I do check prices with Amazon, but I end up ordering from Lee Valley, Peachtree, Rockler, Woodstock, Menards, Grizzly, HD, HF or Penn State Ind. I try to wait for sales. The bigger equipment, I’ve gone thru Grizzly and Menards knowing the have good customer support. With Amazon says next day delivery, it only means it’s ready to ship by the end of the next day. It in no ways means you receive it next day. Shipping company may not pick it up for several days. One time it took two months. Another time it took a month for me to get the stuff. These Amazon purchases was shipped out of China. The time it took two months, US Customs returned it back to the shipper in China.

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