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Old 06-05-2017, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I'm thinking of getting the Turncrafter Commander 10 in. Variable Speed Midi Lathe.($396.95) For the price it looks to be great value. I can pick it up and save shipping. Also PSI is close by if I need support. My mind is made up...however for that price is there another lathe I should look at. Thank, Frank
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How sad and criminal is this....Amazon's selling price.


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Nah. -- that is a PSI price through Amazon just in case the $460 delivered (prime) was considered too low.
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Nah. -- that is a PSI price through Amazon just in case the $460 delivered (prime) was considered too low.
Here's the seller on Amazon.... Tuttopertutti
5 out of 5 stars 97% positive over the past 12 months. (1,076 total

I think the 5 stars are for a Positive rob job.
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SOP. I see stuff on Amazon all the time for many multiples of the base price.
It has to do with their stocking software & the inventory on hand.
When there is too much of item "X" in stock, the price automatically lowers until it triggers a sale.
When the stock is low, it will automatically jack up the price like crazy.

I just ignore it & wait until it goes on sale. I've waited 3 years for an item to go on sale & then jump on it.
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Just don't order it through Amazon. That'll show em. Order it from one of the other places that sells that machine, there are a few.
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Just don't order it through Amazon. That'll show em. Order it from one of the other places that sells that machine, there are a few.
Amazons packaging is the bottom of the barrel. Can you imagine getting a lathe in a cardboard box without packing material. (However Jet's lathes are shipped loose in a cardboard box). I do not order anything Amazon that cannot be bounced around. If I get the Turncrafter it'll direct from PSI. They do things right. Their customer service is excellent. I remain a loyal customer.
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I've gotten both my lathes from Woodcraft. We have a Seattle store, both were on sale and customer service is great.
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I have the Turncrafter 10" variable speed lathe and love it. I bought a starter package with the lathe and a ton of accesories. It was delivered by UPS. The lathe came shipped in its standard packing box but there is a ton of stryofoam packing in it. Lathe works as advertised and am very happy with it. Have turned about 50 pens,some small bowls and a few lidded boxes so far. Very happy with it so far.
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Look at different lathes of the same size and I think you will find that they are the same lathe with a different paint job. I have a Rikon 70-050 VS and love it. This model has been discontinued.
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