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  • Amazon 82% discount on solid carbide boring bar

    There seems to be quite a few discounts on Sandvik tool holders at the moment. The best deal I saw was this one https://www.amazon.com/Sandvik-Corom...+solid+carbide

    20 mm solid carbide boring bar. It was $787 at the end of last month, and is now down to $144.80

  • #2
    Originally posted by pinstripe View Post
    There seems to be quite a few discounts on Sandvik tool holders at the moment. The best deal I saw was this one https://www.amazon.com/Sandvik-Corom...+solid+carbide

    20 mm solid carbide boring bar. It was $787 at the end of last month, and is now down to $144.80
    When I see it get down to less than $100, I may spring for it. Not holding my breath......

    Dan L
    Salem, Oregon

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    • #3
      And just how many did they sell at that $787 price? I can sell corn flakes for $1000 for a while and then discount they by 90% and still make money. Frankly, I doubt that I will sell many boxes at either price.
      Paul A.
      SE Texas

      And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
      You will find that it has discrete steps.

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      • #4
        It's a BS list price you can show to your customer when doing jobs for T&M.

        No matter, it is still a good price for a 20mm solid carbide. Of course, it's not 3/4 so that pisses off a lot of customers so maybe it's being cleared out.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
          And just how many did they sell at that $787 price?
          I don't know, but Grainger is asking $965 and Zoro wants $885. Does anyone know what the real price is for one of these?

          If Amazon keeps them in stock, then presumably they sell some. Sure, they might be clearing them out now, but I bet they go back up to $787 afterwards. I don't think they would keep ordering them if they could only sell them at 82% off list. Can they make any profit off these at the current price?

          Lakeside, there are some heavy discounts on the inch sizes as well. Not as good as this one, but still a big discount https://www.amazon.com/Sandvik-Corom...+solid+carbide

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          • #6
            1 left, its at 787$ again. Too rich for my hobby lathe

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            • #7
              Well that didn't last long! The price has been coming down all month. I wonder if the extra traffic from this post triggered the price increase? Try clicking this link and see if the price goes back up for this one as well https://www.amazon.com/Sandvik-Corom...+solid+carbide

              It's currently at $405.22, down from $962.

              I don't have time to post all the details now, but I think Amazon's prices can be manipulated.

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              • #8
                Amazon does that all the time, you have to move fast or lose out.

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                • #9
                  I read online it has something to do with warehousing. If something is ordered & cancelled or sent back, the widget gets stuck in a warehouse purgatory somewhere. It stays there until a computer says it's time to go. Hence the cheap price just to move it. If you see something too good too be true, jump on it.
                  Milton

                  "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

                  "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
                    I read online it has something to do with warehousing...
                    That makes sense, but there are quite a few of them with big discounts at the moment. One thing I have noticed is that the price will often spike back up when they run out of stock. That might be the case with this one. They only have one left, and they don't want to let it go cheaply.

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                    • #11
                      Funny this subject should come up, I bought a Garant 6mm solid boring bar which was the biggest that I could afford even on eBay.
                      The other day I was checking out eBay and chanced upon carbide ground barstock for sale very cheap. I ordered a length of 7mm X 260mm K10 grade made in Italy for £15.99 inc [email protected] and a length of 12mm X 109mm made in the UK for £17.50 inc [email protected]
                      The 7mm has arrived and on Saturday, it will have a modified tip from a 10mm steel bar silver soldered on. If all goes well, it will pass into a 10.5mm hole.
                      The 7mm is long enough to cut in half if I can figure out a way to do it.
                      I measured the 7mm and it is exactly spot on to the micron.
                      Last edited by old mart; 04-20-2017, 05:36 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pinstripe View Post
                        Well that didn't last long! The price has been coming down all month. I wonder if the extra traffic from this post triggered the price increase?
                        Considering I don't have a single carbide boring bar in my small collection, I just had to do it...

                        For the price I can live with making a 20mm sleeve for my 1" tool holder.

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                        • #13
                          One trick - It has "coolant though" - I use that, but with compressed air to shove the chips back out of long bores.

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                          • #14
                            There were 3 available this morning, now only 1 is left....or at least so they say.

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                            • #15
                              and now $787 again.

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