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Lars A Stole
02-24-2007, 4:36 PM
Amazon.com alert - PC 3518 router $199 while it lasts. You also get an additional $25 off future purchases from amazon, so the net price with free shipping is $174!

This looks like a mistake, but I placed an order anyway and can only hope at this point.

Lars

Mark Rios
02-24-2007, 5:03 PM
Lars, go ahead and post a link to the page. It's okay to do so.


Here it is for ya:

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7518-Speedmatic-Horsepower-5-Speed/dp/B0000222V3/sr=1-6/qid=1172351007/ref=sr_1_6/002-4328333-8534454?ie=UTF8&s=hi

BTW: THIS IS THE 7518!!!

Nice heads up Lars. WTG!!! That's an awesome price.

Don Abele
02-24-2007, 5:10 PM
After I saw this, I went checking around to see what it normally goes for and found a rebate for the 7500 series. It's another $50 off!!!

Here's the link to the rebate: http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/toolsplus/p-c7500-routers-50-rebate.pdf

Be well,

Doc

Lars A Stole
02-24-2007, 5:12 PM
Thanks. I forgot about that. So the final price is $124!

This cannot last long.

Carroll Courtney
02-24-2007, 5:19 PM
I just order one and printed the 50. cash back.I also went to PC web site and they selling them for 319.00 I think and the recondition one's are 2 something.

Grant Forbes
02-24-2007, 5:27 PM
There is also a $50.00 cash rebate from PC for the Item which makes is a great deal.:D

Jim Fox
02-24-2007, 5:30 PM
Back up to $249 on Amazon.......can't make up their minds. Wish I could hit the site when it was $199

Mark Rios
02-24-2007, 5:31 PM
It seems that it has gone up to $249 now.

You could keep checking back or.....you could call the customer service number and tell them that you saw it for $199 and that you would like that price. I've had to call two or three diferent times sometimes to finally get someone to give me the lower price.

PLUS, there's still all the extra goodies. :D

Gilbert Vega
02-24-2007, 5:37 PM
Ordered mine while it was stil $199. I could have saved another $25 by using my Amazon credit card rebate but I figured the price was low enough.

Gilbert Vega
02-24-2007, 6:02 PM
Price up to $250 now.

Vijay Kumar
02-24-2007, 6:31 PM
Thanks everyone, I was able to contact Amazon and was able to get the price reduced to 199 + 25 promotional certificate + 50 rebate.
Yipppee. Now I can buy the PRL without any adaptors.
Vijay


It seems that it has gone up to $249 now.

You could keep checking back or.....you could call the customer service number and tell them that you saw it for $199 and that you would like that price. I've had to call two or three diferent times sometimes to finally get someone to give me the lower price.

PLUS, there's still all the extra goodies. :D

John Shuk
02-24-2007, 7:00 PM
How did you call?!!!

rodney mitchell
02-24-2007, 7:27 PM
You can click the help button, enter your phone number and they will call you immediatly back. I tried to bend the guy's arm, but couldn't get the 199 price. That is still a great deal though with the rebate and amazon 25 credit.

Stan Welborn
02-24-2007, 7:38 PM
First the Makita, now this. Slow down guys! I still got 2 cars gotta be finished before I can transform my shop! :D

Vijay Kumar
02-24-2007, 7:47 PM
How did you call?!!!
I called the 800 number on that page (the PC 7518 page) but I notice that it is now gone.
You can try customer service at 800-201-7575 and tell them that the price was 199 earlier in the day and if they would honor it.
Good luck

Vijay

Carroll Courtney
02-24-2007, 8:24 PM
Can someone post Amazon's Customer Service phone no's.I can't fine it!Thanks

Steve Clardy
02-24-2007, 9:45 PM
They also have the 691 D-Handle for $99.99
Free shipping

Dewayne Reding
02-24-2007, 9:48 PM
I emailed them and told them price rose before I could check out. They instructed me to order again, and gave links to have the sale honored if I send order number and details. I did. We shall see.

rodney mitchell
02-25-2007, 12:55 AM
DeWayne, can you post that link? I tried with two phone calls to get the 199 price with no luck. Thanks...

Rodney

Will Yancey
02-25-2007, 1:05 AM
I've emailed them as well to see if they'll honor the $199. I haven't gotten a response yet. I also noticed that the price on the 691 bounced back up from $99 to $149 over the course of this evening.

Dewayne Reding
02-25-2007, 1:19 AM
DeWayne, can you post that link? I tried with two phone calls to get the 199 price with no luck. Thanks...

Rodney

I would, but it will attach it to my Amazon ID. It's very easy though. From the Amazon homepage, look at the bottom right side of page for the help center. Click and it will take you to the page you need. Now select "contact us by email". It will start up an email with your info.

I did get the adjustment to $199. He told me there was a $50 rebate which was better than the $25 offer and I couldn't have both. So I'm at $149 after rebate. I think I'll be happy with that. I paid about double that for my model 895 just last month.

Ray Phillips
02-25-2007, 1:59 AM
I called Amazon Customer Sevice and they were very couteous and thay did give me the $199.99 deal. The person I talked with this time spoke english. I called earlier and the person could not speak very good english therefore I did not get anywhere. One might have to call several times to get to thr right person.

Mark Rios
02-25-2007, 2:04 AM
I would, but it will attach it to my Amazon ID. It's very easy though. From the Amazon homepage, look at the bottom right side of page for the help center. Click and it will take you to the page you need. Now select "contact us by email". It will start up an email with your info.

I did get the adjustment to $199. He told me there was a $50 rebate which was better than the $25 offer and I couldn't have both. So I'm at $149 after rebate. I think I'll be happy with that. I paid about double that for my model 895 just last month.

Dewayne, I think that the phone person may have gypped you. The $25 offer is from Amazon. Please see this page for the details.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ref%5F=amb%5Flink%5F0%5F1&docId=1000050031&plgroup=2

The rebate is from Porter Cable. Please see this Toolseeker page:

http://www.toolrebates.com/Porter-Cable/pcrouter.pdf

The two deals are NOT exclusive.


BTW, as an update, the price of the 7518 is now back up to $326.xx. You snooze, you lose I guess.

Michael Gibbons
02-25-2007, 2:08 AM
These qiuck and often price changes must be in their minds, a way to keep you on their website and nowhere else.:confused:

Will Yancey
02-25-2007, 2:25 AM
These qiuck and often price changes must be in their minds, a way to keep you on their website and nowhere else.:confused:

It seems to be a lot like a bait-and-switch technique. They lower the price really low for just long enough to really get the word out in places like this. By the time most people make it to the site, they have raised the price somewhat, but still keep it a good deal. I'd imagine that quite a few people looking for the low price still bought it at $249. Of course, I only complain when I don't make it in time.:rolleyes:

Dewayne Reding
02-25-2007, 8:17 AM
Dewayne, I think that the phone person may have gypped you. The $25 offer is from Amazon. Please see this page for the details.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ref%5F=amb%5Flink%5F0%5F1&docId=1000050031&plgroup=2

The rebate is from Porter Cable. Please see this Toolseeker page:

http://www.toolrebates.com/Porter-Cable/pcrouter.pdf

The two deals are NOT exclusive.


BTW, as an update, the price of the 7518 is now back up to $326.xx. You snooze, you lose I guess.

Mark

You are probably right, but I have been looking at the 7518 and 7539 for $350-$400 lately. At $149 for a 7518, I'm not feeling too "gypped" today.

Michael

It is frustrating, but I don't really see anything here that qualifies as illegal. If you want to hang out on Amazon all day, every day, you can save some money. If you want to go to town and walk around brick and mortar stores every day you could also find some in store specials. If Amazon sent out emails and then raised the price ten minutes later we would have something illegal.

Carroll Courtney
02-25-2007, 9:03 AM
I called and talk to a nice lady I think was in India.But I could not understand very well due to my poor hearing.I would like to talk to someone that speaks english to check on my order.My order number shows one price on their web page and the e-mail shows a different amount w/ same order no's. What to do?