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controlfreak

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02-17-2020 05:09 PM

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I was walking out of HD and spotted on of these marked down to $125.00 but a quick look revealed it is missing all of the five drums, throat plates and afew bolts & knobs. I can’t see how someone would return something missing all those items so I am betting it was a display model that people decided to help themselves with whatever was not tied down.

I have made contact with the vendor and the replacment parts are $60.00 shipping included. This would put my investment at $185 for a $269 tool that I have been wanting. I have three options here:

1) Pass because it is just too risky

2) Go ahead and roll the dice

3) Try to negotiate a better discount because it has so much missing. Does anybody here have any experience making a lower offer on something like this at home depot? For the record I will likely start with option #3 before dropping back to #2 if I still want it.


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 02-17-2020 05:25 PM

Try to low ball. One of two things will happen… they will say yes or they will say no.
It has become one of my favorite tools in the shop.
Either way you’ll want to get one.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#2 posted 02-17-2020 05:32 PM

You have nothing to lose by negotiating. There are a series of washers that are critical to making the spindles work, makes sure you get those.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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controlfreak

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#3 posted 02-17-2020 05:59 PM

Thanks Bondo, I will plan on downloading the schematic and doing a part by part check. The washers if sized on the parts list may be cheaper to buy locally. I was surprised that ten parts I know I need are averaging at about $4 ea. I think I will fire it up to check the bearing and tracking before making an offer.

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Rich

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#4 posted 02-17-2020 07:08 PM

What’s the return policy on the item? Can you buy it and return it for a replacement that’s NIB? My guess is not, but it’s worth checking out.

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

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#5 posted 02-17-2020 07:47 PM

I’d try to get that price down also. Especially if it’s a return.

I will say that I’ve enjoyed having mine.

-- Jim, Georgia, USA

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Woodmaster1

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#6 posted 02-17-2020 08:04 PM

I had to return the first one I purchased it was used. Someone must of returned because it had sawdust inside and the loose part weren’t in packages. The quickly exchanged it and marked used on the box so someone else didn’t do the same.

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controlfreak

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#7 posted 02-17-2020 08:15 PM

I ended up confirming that it was the display and it had no sawdust on it. It was just looted for parts. I ended up getting it for $100 and found a couple of parts I thought were missing. I can return if it has a terminal flaw but the key was missing to fire it up so it is still unknown. It looks like I am going to need a flip top cart soon.

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