I guess I had to wait too long.
Well, after scrimping and saving since this time last year. Not buying anything for the shop the whole year, I finally got over the hump to order my new cabinet saw. When the Grizzly G0691 came out in the '09 Griz catalog last December, I decided that saw fulfilled all my needs. Maybe not all my wants, but all my needs.
I emailed with CS 3 times on Thursday at work, checking to see who it would ship by. The rep said it would be UPS Freight. They actually even gave me the web site addy and phone number to call them!! After talking with the UPS rep to make sure they had trucks other than tractor/trailers with 53' trailers for delivery (they also have some 28' I'm going to guess bobtails or box trucks with liftgates), I sat on it until today. Called one more time to check on how many days it usually takes this time of year for delivery (3-5) then called back at the second intermission of the Stars/Red Wings game. Everything went as expected. Jennifer was very thorough and polite, explaining all the details. Then the bombshell....Back ordered until April. I knew it would be a possibility, especially with the ad in Wood Magazine with it on sale at $1215.00 and free freight. But there hadn't been any talk on the wood forums about it being on BO, so I hoped I was safe. I told her I had waited this long for it, a few more months wouldn't be the end of the world.
Of course, I hope it comes in earlier. I asked about other warehouses. There are some in Washington, but with free shipping, it has to come out of the nearest warehouse, which would be Springfield, MO. So I'll wait. I'm not mad, just a little disappointed. I still get the price since I've got it on order, so I'm fine there. Just wanted to share my Christmas agony! Jim.
Last edited by Jim O'Dell; 12-20-2009 at 04:57 PM.
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