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Forum topic by recycle1943 posted 11-30-2021 07:23 PM 390 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-30-2021 07:23 PM

I guess perhaps I have all of the tools that I need right now because I totally didn’t go shopping online or in person to celebrate any of the spender holidays.
It’s not that the disposable income isn’t available, I really just didn’t give a hoot this year. I actually got tired of deleting emails from anybody and everybody that had a pen blank special or a $200 framing square and anything else wood related.
How many other LJ’s here didn’t become a statistic -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 11-30-2021 07:29 PM

I have been squeezed out of my shed/workshop for over a year now, thanks to my wife storing stuff in there. So had no want to go spending on tools I cannot use. But fingers crossed I will get back in there in 2022 and have the want to buy some tools I need

-- If your going to your mums.... can I go in the shed ?

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#2 posted 11-30-2021 07:41 PM

I just had hand surgery so no shop time yet. Being very bored the thought of buying something would pick me up. I was mostly willing to spend anything. Couldn’t find anything I wanted. I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 11-30-2021 07:49 PM

Normally this time of year I buy tools and such not out of need but because they might be reduced in price. Sometimes I don’t even have a need for it (them) but I do it anyway thinking I’ll use it sometime. This year I just couldn’t get in the mood -

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 11-30-2021 08:05 PM

Yea ever body and his brother has the deal to a lifetime on sale, my mother told me when I was a young lad. Boy you can go broke being bargains I never for got that, it still often times makes me think before I commit my self.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 11-30-2021 08:46 PM

I’ve got a few things on order at the moment, but they were all ordered before last week. Tore apart my bandsaw after almost three years of use when a blade snapped on me, and found a bunch of things that were worn. So I got a new blade guard in the mail today (old one got dinged by the end of the blade), a half-dozen new plates on the way, and a set of new tires for when this blade that just went on gives out. No special Black Friday purchases, though, just normal wear and tear parts.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#6 posted 11-30-2021 09:02 PM

I hear ya about all the follow-up emails and postal advertisements after making a purchase, been there – done that. And I too am somewhat burned out with purchasing tools, just thought about it the other day & the fact that I need to use what i have and just go make something.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 11-30-2021 09:06 PM

Just call me the Man with no willpower, none at all I’m ashamed to say. But I did get a few really good buys, and plan to get a new TS with a RK before the shouting is over.

Seriously over the last 15 or 20 years I have recognized this is the best time of year, to get the best prices on the swag you were going to get anyhow, why not save a bunch if it’s available.

You can shop Lee Valley anytime, why wouldn’t you spend 850 bux, to get 1 K worth of value.

The TS I’m looking at is 200 off the regular price.

So I’m gonna say if you have it budgeted to get something new, this is the time to do so. In a lot of cases anyhow.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 11-30-2021 09:15 PM

Yes Dick, Even downunder we have been inundated with advertising sales but as you said, I only buy what I need when I need it.
The internet is good for checking prices and deals but generally I stick with vendors I know and trust.
Saying that the sales in the US are heaps better than here.
Wish we had parity on the dollar along with more reasonable priced shipping as your range of vendors is so much better than here too.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#9 posted 11-30-2021 10:30 PM

I’m in the same boat. I don’t know if it’s me getting older, I need less or I just hate the competition of it anymore. Probably the biggest thing for me is if I really need it I’ll buy it when I need it not wait on Black Friday or some other sale. I’m that way with Christmas any more too. My wife kept asking me what I wanted. I really don’t need anything but I sent her a list of books I’d like, several were from the same list that I had last year. Lol. Maybe I’ll get them this year.
My wife on the other hand does scrapbooking as a hobby. I keep my nose out of it but she supposedly made up for what I didn’t spend. Lol

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#10 posted 11-30-2021 10:37 PM

I’m certainly in need of supplies (sanding sponges, etc.) but didn’t really see any bargains or “sale” prices that were cheaper than a few months back.

The impulse buying urge was high, very tempted by the veneering supply sale and free ship. Makes for a killer deal, but I already have enough for several lifetimes so putting the brakes on hoarding for now.

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#11 posted 12-01-2021 01:12 AM

Hello Dick

I am actually at my No 1 Sons place for a while and I have been buying workshop tools for him.
Bearing pullers slide hammers bearing splitters and the likes all interesting gear as I don’t use them and
its a distraction from ww tools, and like others field “bargains” straight into the bin as I don’t have the room either.

lots of USA priced Kreg gear which is annoying to find out the original prices!
I already have my “kids” on my case about how much gear I have for them to dispose of after I power off,

-- Regards Rob

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#12 posted 12-01-2021 06:01 AM

Well, fortunately for me, I picked a great time to snap the only 1/16 inch bit I had for my CNC. Somehow I accidentally drove it into my project and couldn’t get it stopped fast enough. Snapped like a dried twig. Got 2 bits on sale from Toolstoday. Otherwise I purchased nothing. So, I did well this year.

-- KJ, Spokane, WA.: Don’t count the days; make the days count.

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#13 posted 12-01-2021 12:25 PM

I bought nothing, I’ve been concentrating more on organization of what I already have and getting projects knocked out. The only thing I’ve been looking for is something for dad for his birthday and I’m out of time and still have nothing, he’s got all he wants and will likely be downsizing within the next 5 years so more stuff is the opposite of what he needs.

-- "Lack of effort will result in failure with amazing predictability" - Me

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#14 posted 12-01-2021 01:13 PM

+1 Holiday sales are time to buy wish list items as they might be at lowest prices. BUT

Shopping for bargains during this 2021 holiday has been more depressing than previous years, thanks to inflation.

Ignore for moment there are seldom any real bargains, as stuff is always discounted somewhere if know where to look, and/or can be patient and wait for next quarterly sale.

Sale prices this year are discounts from an 20-40% higher inflated retail price. The super special sale price this year is same price as full retail last year, and a lot more than previous year sale prices. There are also a lot fewer WW items on sale this year. :(


-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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