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Thanks taxes!

Phase two of my tool upgrades (phase one being the sander) and I figured it was time for a bigger table saw. Figured the r4511 would be good for now. Used a harbor freight 20% off coupon. Haven't used it yet, rearranged the shop and cleaned up the top today. Set up tomorrow.

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I took another look at one today. I have an r4510, but if I had the space and didn't have to have my table saw moveable, I might have gone with the 4511. Good choice!

I like your assistant!

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That's my two year old niece, she's always around to help me clean.

"If you don't want to wear chaps, that's fine with me I wouldn't in this heat either, just be careful. The crazy part is: it's 97 degrees out and youre wearing blue jeans. I don't see why you refuse to just wear shorts if you don't want chaps. Jeans are not going to stop a chainsaw from ruining your day."
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Not sure how I came across this post but I see you used a Harbor Freight coupon on your Ridgid table saw. Am I reading that right?
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Not sure how I came across this post but I see you used a Harbor Freight coupon on your Ridgid table saw. Am I reading that right?
I've seen it posted several times that some Home Depot stores are competitive enough to accept Harbor Freight coupons. It's kind of like grocery stores matching someone else's ads.
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its quite rare, its up to the managers discretion.

As harbor freight does not sell the product you are attempting to purchase, there is no obligation for them to honor it.

Great for you if your HD will though.
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If you got a tax 'refund' - it means that they took too much out of your check each week and got to keep YOUR (extra) money all year long and interest free.



That was YOUR money all along that got taken from you out of each check one little piece at a time...

You can adjust your witholdings to prevent that in the future.

Funny how people just don't seem to notice the theft when it happens a small piece at a time from each check...
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If you got a tax 'refund' - it means that they took too much out of your check each week and got to keep YOUR (extra) money all year long and interest free.



That was YOUR money all along that got taken from you out of each check one little piece at a time...

You can adjust your witholdings to prevent that in the future.

Funny how people just don't seem to notice the theft when it happens a small piece at a time from each check...
Some people prefer it that way as opposed to saving it themselves. Most people are terrible with money these days.
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for starters, the OP posted this 2 years ago. perhaps he has his taxes sorted out.

In other news, your refund is a factor of not only income, but deductions, with which you cannot easily know how your year will shape up.
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If you got a tax 'refund' - it means that they took too much out of your check each week and got to keep YOUR (extra) money all year long and interest free.



That was YOUR money all along that got taken from you out of each check one little piece at a time...

You can adjust your witholdings to prevent that in the future.

Funny how people just don't seem to notice the theft when it happens a small piece at a time from each check...
True enough, but with current interest rates, the interest lost by having the IRS hold your $$ amounts to a very few dollars, maybe $2-3 on a $500 refund, and may be a small price to pay for some for the benefit of "forced savings".

Going a little further, if you use TurboTax, they're currently offering to give you your refund in the form of an Amazon gift card, with a 10% bonus. Free money is good. I wondered if I could send in an extra $1000 estimated payment, and get an extra $1100 refund. 10% return in a matter of weeks. The Amazon card works for us; we spent a little over $5K there last year.

Just my $.02 (without a 10% bonus)
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Just a point....it's no ones business how anyone conducts their finances, if some choose to use the government as a savings account, who are we to judge. A lot of people like using tax refunds as a bonus, it's not for me, but it's also not my business.

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Just a point....it's no ones business how anyone conducts their finances, if some choose to use the government as a savings account, who are we to judge. A lot of people like using tax refunds as a bonus, it's not for me, but it's also not my business.
Our Gov knows nothing about 'saving'. We just kick the can down the road for our kids to pick up the tab.

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I was referring to some people's choice to get a refund every year...not a statement about our governments fiscal responsibility as that's just a list cause at this point.

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True enough, but with current interest rates, the interest lost by having the IRS hold your $$ amounts to a very few dollars, maybe $2-3 on a $500 refund, and may be a small price to pay for some for the benefit of "forced savings".

Going a little further, if you use TurboTax, they're currently offering to give you your refund in the form of an Amazon gift card, with a 10% bonus. Free money is good. I wondered if I could send in an extra $1000 estimated payment, and get an extra $1100 refund. 10% return in a matter of weeks. The Amazon card works for us; we spent a little over $5K there last year.

Just my $.02 (without a 10% bonus)
I read a great article a few days ago about the software Amazon uses to set their prices with so that they always 'appear' to have the lowest price around. It was a good read for sure.

I will try to dig through my history file and see if I can shoot you a link to it.

ETA: Here is link to article mentioned: http://recode.net/2015/01/13/how-ama...lowest-prices/

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The study of Amazon’s pricing uncovered some interesting tactics. First, Amazon doesn’t have the lowest prices across the board, which may not surprise industry insiders but might surprise Amazon shoppers.

Instead, according to Boomerang’s analysis, Amazon identifies the most popular products on its site and consistently prices them under the competition. In one example, Boomerang observed Amazon testing price reductions on a $350 Samsung TV — one of the most popular TVs on Amazon — over the six months leading up to Black Friday. Then, on Black Friday, it dropped the price to $250, coming in well below competitors’ prices.

But when it comes to the HD cables that customers often buy with a new TV, Amazon actually pushed up the price by 33 percent ahead of the holidays. One reason is that the cables weren’t among the most popular in their category, meaning that they have little impact on price perception among shoppers. Secondly, Amazon most likely figures (or knows) it can make a profit on these cables because customers won’t price-compare on them as carefully as they would on more expensive products.

In another example, Amazon priced one of the most popular routers on its site about 20 percent below Walmart’s price. But when it came to a much less popular router, Amazon priced it almost 30 percent higher than Walmart did. Again, Amazon knows which products will drive price perception among shoppers.

“Amazon may not actually be the lowest-priced seller of a particular product in any given season,” the report reads, “but its consistently low prices on the highest-viewed and best-selling items drive a perception among consumers that Amazon has the best prices overall — even better than Walmart.”

The study was part of a white paper Boomerang released on Tuesday to bring attention to the idea of price perception in e-commerce. The startup has created a “price perception index,” which it described as “a numerical pricing model that captures customer psychology of price perception. It does so by providing a tangible statistic of how a company’s products … are priced, relative to the competition, weighted by customer interest.”
I use Amazon a lot as well (you got me beat by a mile though) and they are usually the first place I go when price shopping things I need or want...
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