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Rayce 12-31-2007 04:21 PM

Porter Cable Reconditioned Tools
Hiya! What a great forum! The PC website offers a lot of recond. tools for quite a bit less than the new stuff. These tools were returned to retailers for whatever reason, and they've been inspected and certified. They do come with a warranty of sorts. Anybody have experience buying recond. direct from PC? Is it a good deal or should I avoid them?

Rehabber 12-31-2007 04:35 PM

I have purchased several reconditioned tools over the years with no problems Just watch shipping costs.

Rayce 12-31-2007 04:40 PM

Thanks -- Glad to hear you've had good luck. They're shipping standard for free right now so I might go for it.

ewils91 12-31-2007 08:26 PM

I've purchased a half dozen or so P-C recond tools so far no problems at all.:no:

troubleseeker 01-03-2008 09:13 PM

I don't have a problem with factory recon tools per say. I have a few of them with no complaints. The prices at the PC site are pretty eye catching, but like said before, their shipping costs are ridiculous, and they accept no responsibility for the tools arrival condition if you don't purchase the extra insurance. Scroll down and read all their conditions and fine print, and the price no longer seems that great.

ewils91 01-06-2008 11:32 PM

I'm lucky I've got a Porter Cable, Dewalt tool store 6 miles from my house. They sell reconditioned as well as new. Same price as web site with no shipping.:thumbup:

End Grain 01-07-2008 07:21 AM

I also have a few reconditioned power tools and have been satisfied overall.

Ditto on watching the shipping costs and the reading of the fine print. Some folks use shipping and handling charges as a profit center, especially on auction sites where the listing fees are contingent upon the final selling price. Lower selling price = lower listing fees, with the shortfall for the seller being offset by much higher S&H charges. Listing fees and transaction fees do not apply to S&H. Bottom line is that the buyer is paying just as much, if not more for what at first glance appears to be a really great deal.

I always check Amazon first as many of their tools are eligible for free shipping and their prices are usually better than most.

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