Insane price increase at Baileigh Industrial

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Forum topic by Goodsh posted 01-08-2014 06:29 PM 3329 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-08-2014 06:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool price baileigh combo machine

Anyone else notice the insane price increase over at Baileigh? I’ve been saving for a jointer/planer combo and was looking at the 12” JP1250. For the past year it was $2095 (sale price of $1780 which looked pretty good). I had a quote from them (including shipping) that expired so was going to refresh it and looked at the website and saw the price was now $3195 with a sale price of $2715. Hard to imagine a company suddenly jacking prices up by $1000.00 so I emailed and they confirmed it. Basically an overnight increase of 50%!!

I expect increases with inflation and increased costs but this is outrageous. It would be one thing, especially for a newcomer to the industry, if they had advertised the prices for the last year as a special limited time introductory price for a new product line but they didn’t (at least not that I can recall or find anywhere). I assume this is what they were doing but I don’t think they were open about it. They just listed the regular price and sale price at $2095/$1780 for a year and then suddenly inflated it to $3195/$2715. The regular price is now in line with the helical head Jet combo machine and the sale price is more than the comparable Grizzly. I’d probably rather have either of those – known quantities from established and respected companies. I’m not convinced the Baileigh is worth $1000 more today than it was a few weeks ago.

I don’t know if their prices for everything else increased like this but if you’ve been thinking about a Baileigh it might suddenly be out of your price range now. I’m disappointed by this and will be going elsewhere now.

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#1 posted 01-08-2014 10:35 PM

I had the same price shock. I have the JP 1250 and was going to recommend it to a friend because I am happy with it , except for the fence and it was a great price. I checked the web site before I said anything to him and couldn’t believe the price increase. At $1780 it was a good deal at $2715 I couldn’t recommend it.

The fence setup is the only thing I don’t like about the machine. With the end mounting it’s a pain to get everything back square when you change back to jointing from the planning function. It will go back but you have to go through and check everything and make sure. If you have a project that has you switching back and forth it gets old real quick. I almost wish I had gone ahead and spent the extra money for the Jet JJP 12HH but I just couldn’t justify another $1400.

-- Earl

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#2 posted 01-08-2014 11:27 PM

Wow. I’ve also had my eye on the JP1250 (in large part due to the 3hp motor vs the 5hp on the G0634XP and me not having a 30amp circuit), but the new price is rather unreasonable. Highland Hardware today sent out an email about a new Rikon 12” helical head combo jointer/planer, and that’s listed as $2500, about $500 more than I expected. Wonder if these manufacturers all decided to bump up their prices for 2014. The G0634XP now runs $2350 and that seems a little more than I last remembered.

Out of curiosity, how much was your quote including shipping?

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#3 posted 01-08-2014 11:36 PM

Thanks for the heads up! I too was looking at this same machine earlier this week mostly due to its price. I was having a hard time justifying spending another $1400 plus for other brands when this seemed so reasonable. Not anymore. At least this will help me narrow down my choices. I’ll move on to more established brands.

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#4 posted 01-08-2014 11:46 PM

Perhaps Shane Henderson from Baileigh, who was on this forum earlier, might weigh in on this subject and shed some light on the rather large price increase.

-- Dom

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#5 posted 01-09-2014 12:53 AM

gtbuzz: the price was the $1780 advertised plus shipping at about $400 (to Canada and also with a lift truck). I haven’t checked with anyone else (yet) so I don’t really know what other places might charge for shipping. I had the same thought that the Grizzly was a little more when I checked it yesterday (but a modest and reasonable increase).

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#6 posted 01-09-2014 02:31 AM

This is what happens when the Fed prints money to “stimulate” the economy. You have only begun to see inflation. Anyhting that relies on steel, or any sort of foreign manufacturing is going to go through the roof. This isnt a political statement, just a warning.

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 11:49 AM

This is what happens when the Fed prints money to “stimulate” the economy. You have only begun to see inflation. Anyhting that relies on steel, or any sort of foreign manufacturing is going to go through the roof. This isnt a political statement, just a warning.

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#8 posted 01-09-2014 12:37 PM

It looks like the big price increase is only on the jointer/planer. The mortiser I have been looking at is still the same price. The other prices look to be close to the same as well.

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#9 posted 01-09-2014 01:08 PM

My new Grizzly catalog seemed to reflect about a 10-15% increase on most things. Way less than the price increases you are quoting on others. Whew!

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#10 posted 01-09-2014 01:17 PM

Well, it may be a needed business adjustment for the
company. They are clearly not trying to be in the
same class as Grizzly, which we all have to admit
has attractive prices but spotty quality control.

Since they seem to sell direct, they may be doing something
like what Felder and some others do, which is run
periodic sales to goad buyers to take action. This
is nearly the oldest trick in the book and it works,
so if you like the specs on the machine, wait awhile
and see if a big promotion comes up.

... you can keep your eye peeled for a used machine
that meets your needs in the meantime.

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#11 posted 01-09-2014 01:20 PM

From what I’m hearing, you’re going to see significant price increases amongst ALL of the machine manufacturers.

Those already showing the increases include Grizzly, Laguna, Baleigh.
Next up from various trusted sources: Festool, Felder, Hammer, Powermatic, Minimax.

Those are just the “knowns”. No doubt others will follow the example. I’m fortunate to have replaced virtually all of my heavy equipment over the last eight months with what I call “Lifelong” tools. Seeing the prices as they are coming online now, I have already saved thousands of $...really! Don’t wait….buy now. It’s only going to get worse when inflation REALLY hits!

-- "Winter is Coming"...Game of Thrones is BACK! Season 5

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#12 posted 01-09-2014 01:24 PM

The sky is falling.

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#13 posted 01-09-2014 01:31 PM

Hm, tools I couldn’t afford before, I can’t afford now.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#14 posted 06-28-2014 06:40 AM

Yeah prices may have gone up and I do know they will be having a price increase again in July 1st 2014 but if you give us a call toll free at 877-528-2809 I am offering 10% off all Baileigh tools right now. That should help out in some way and we do not charge any sales tax. If you have Baieligh machines and need to discuss anything regarding your machine or any machines that is I am your guy.

-- Batavia Machinery, Inc

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#15 posted 06-28-2014 07:22 AM

What is your direct relationship with the manufacturer? You mention “they” as if your not directly related to the company then you state you’re the guy to contact?

Late night typos or what gives?


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