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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 03-01-2018 01:51 AM 1450 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2018 01:51 AM

What are some sites you search when your looking for a tool to check prices?

Yes I know about craigslist but more so when you can’t find it their etc.

Specifically I am in the market for a new Fence I have searched CPO outlet and not sure if I am using the right term because no fences come up when I search.

Lowe’s has a decent price for the T2 (which I think they had in stock) and not sure if they have the T3.

Any other sites you all frequent for deals?

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#1 posted 03-01-2018 02:01 AM

Home Depot
CPO Outlets

Not necessarily in that order.

Acme tools, I’ve just discovered, is worth a look as well.

Other than a stroke of luck on eBay, you prolly won’t find a better deal on that Delta fence than the one at Lowe’s. HD has them for the same price.

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#2 posted 03-01-2018 02:02 AM

Home Depot

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#3 posted 03-01-2018 02:09 AM

Safeway I like that lol.

Does CPO outlets have just a revolving door of items? It may have a fence one week and not the next?

-- Colorado Springs, CO - USAF

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#4 posted 03-01-2018 02:49 AM

Mainly Amazon. A lot of times I can get things the same day or at the most in 2 days, and you can’t beat their customer service and return policy.

I always use my Costco Visa card to pay for it because they automatically extend the warranty for a year, they have 120 day accidental damage or theft protection AND they have a 60 day price protection. (If I find a lower price they will refund me the difference)

My 2nd favorite store is Acme Tools. I use to buy from them when they were the “Tool Crib of the North” and then Amazon bought the online rights to that name. That deal expired 6 or 7 years ago and Acme Tools has been able to sell on the internet since then and they do have great prices

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#5 posted 03-01-2018 05:08 AM

Bert’s Tools For Less

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 03-01-2018 08:12 AM

Delta 30 at Home Depot

The Delta is a solid fence, it just lacks Pizzazz.

You would thank yourself forever if you went with the Vega

This says Lowes has the T3

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#7 posted 03-01-2018 01:15 PM

Safeway I like that lol.

Does CPO outlets have just a revolving door of items? It may have a fence one week and not the next?

- LucasWoods

Correct. It all depends on what they can find for the price they want to pay. They use some of Wal-mart’s business model: Buy Low, Sell Low, and if it’s on the shelf for more than a week put it on sale.

That’s why you see things like a 12in compound miter saw selling for the same price as the 10in model. Can’t have things sitting in the warehouse too long, because warehouse space is expensive.

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#8 posted 03-01-2018 01:25 PM

I routinely check Rocklers, Wood Workers Supply, Peachtree Woodworking, Woodpeckers, MLCS, just to name a few of the big online suppliers, or just type in what I’m looking for and switch over to images since I can see what it is and visit the site to see what they have and the cost.

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#9 posted 03-01-2018 04:11 PM

LOL :<))

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#10 posted 03-01-2018 04:15 PM

I usually do that in my bathroom on the first floor if i am home…


I misread that! SHOP

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#11 posted 03-01-2018 04:22 PM

If I were changing and if you can do the bessy style, I’d recommend this!

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#12 posted 03-01-2018 04:34 PM

Any site that has a good price and gives an estimated delivery date.

Look up the item you want and grab the model number and SKU, google both of them and compare results. If you’re not finding anything by then go to the manufacturer’s website and find the part number they list it as in their system and google that. It’ll turn up different results but they typically are higher priced. You get lucky every now and then though.

I also have a list of about 10 auction sites that I can’t stop looking at.

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#13 posted 04-11-2018 10:52 AM

Don’t forget Acme Electric (formerly Tool Crib of the North) and Tools Plus.

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#14 posted 04-11-2018 04:39 PM

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#15 posted 04-11-2018 06:41 PM

- Woodknack

+1. Yes, this is where we all shop…for better or worse. Impulse Buy at its finest. lol.

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