Gerard Scanlan":20df78ip said:Under European rules if a shop puts on a sale within 2 weeks of you purchasing an item you can ask them to refund the difference (and they have to!).
If you have never heard about this before do I really have to explain why?
Though not in the market for this end of the market I would question the increases before getting rid of stock. The larger machinery manufacturers have ongoing production needing to be sold and heavily discounting at present for nearly immediate delivery as long as standard. The Italians have been on shorter weeks and even closing production for short periods it pays to shop and who is holding stock or needing to meet sales targets.South":33rlfxwd said:I have just spoken to someone who has a sneak look at some of axminsters prices for next year. The 950 jet chip extractor is going up by 6% and the jet 600 table saw is going up by 17% jet pt260 planer/thicknesser 16%. Don't think I'll be waiting till January .... Some of there bigger machines are increasing by even more !!!!
Looking through the new APTC catalogue, which arrived yesterday, I see many significant increases across the board. Whilst accepting that I'm comparing prices from 1/1/11 to 31/12/12 (to which they will presumably hold these prices) - a 2 year period, it has pushed some items beyond what I'm willing to pay and with many items they are no longer competitive. I expect to be buying less from them in the coming year.MichaelM":38e5gfrn said:I have just noticed that the TS200 saw package is set to rise by an incredible £69.99 from £349.96 to £419.99. I would have thought that at present it simply has to be a buyers market, so I'm struggling to understand how such a significant increase can be justified. In a roundabout way, it also begs the question if the saw is even worth that kind of money now.
I know times are hard, but they're hard for all of us and pricing us out of buying the things we want with what little we've got, particularly after Christmas when retailers traditionally try to shift more stock through reduced prices in a January sale, just doesn't make sense to me, financial or otherwise.