March 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm #16309
What do you guys do with your outdated or no longer used cordless tools ? I have a lot of Makita 9.6v drills, a 3″ trim saw, a flashlight and a box full of dead batteries. I hate to just toss everything, but I don’t want to buy new batteries.March 11, 2013 at 1:36 pm #16331
umm isnt this topic alredy being discussed in the corldess drill thread
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitMarch 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm #16350
Did I miss something ?March 11, 2013 at 3:28 pm #16354parenosModeratorHonesdale, PA
Yeah I dont think it would be worth new batteries. I would say craigslist or ebay. that or wait until your local yard has a trade in day.March 11, 2013 at 7:41 pm #16394
What about that battery repair service that a link was posted for? From what I saw they will repair batteries cheaper than you can buy them for.
danpattison.comMarch 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm #16746
These things are multiplying like rabbits !!! A friend stopped by last night and handed me a box…. 2 more Makita 9.6 drills/ chargers and 4 batteries. Only one batt takes a charge but dies quick. Same thing, he upgraded to 18v and doesn’t want to buy batts for the Makitas.March 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm #16749
keep them for trade in deals – always great to save $50 when you give a company your old junkers!
John SMarch 14, 2013 at 4:55 pm #16767
I don’t think I’ve ever seen any trade in deals around here. Where do you guys see them at?
danpattison.comMarch 14, 2013 at 6:08 pm #16773
I don’t think I’ve ever seen trade in deals either… but I have lots to trade in !!March 14, 2013 at 8:03 pm #16781
some of the local places here in minnesota have deals where you can trade in an old tool for between $25 to $50 every quarter or so towards a bigger purchase, like $200 worth of dewalt tools or something like that… most common is for other cordless tools. i know hilti does it quarterly or so too.
John SMarch 14, 2013 at 11:23 pm #email@example.comProFresno, ca
I Sell them or give away. Don’t like to give
Away tools. Even if they don’t last long on
a charge. People still buy them.March 15, 2013 at 11:55 am #16891
Dan, one of the Electical wholesalers had a trade in offer last summer. i was going to trade in a couple drills towards the makita cordless jigsaw however that shop only carries milwaukee tools so i didnt bother.
occasionally prime fasteners will do it with older nail guns but it usually requires buying a large amount of nails for that gun
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitMarch 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm #16911
How much was the electrical wholesaler giving towards a new tool Jeff?
danpattison.comMarch 15, 2013 at 6:59 pm #16944
i believe it was something like 50% off but i cant remember the actual amount, that was about 8 months ago Dan
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitMarch 16, 2013 at 5:14 am #16970
That’s a pretty good deal Jeff. Do you know what is in it for the company giving the discount? It just seems strange to give a discount on a new tool in exchange for tools that are pretty much worthless business wise.
danpattison.comMarch 16, 2013 at 9:18 am #16981
i dont know if this is the case, but sometimes companies do the % discount off of ridiculous msrp prices… some 4 tool combo kids cost msrp “$800” when really they normally sell for 400, or like 300-350 on sale…. etc – perhaps that is how?
John SMarch 16, 2013 at 12:31 pm #16995
That’s a good point John. There are a lot of online retailers especially that have the “list price” which is way higher than anyone actually pays for the tool or kit. It makes the price that they are selling it for look better but most times the list price looks so unreasonable that it doesn’t really help anyway.
Any of the trade in deals that you guys have seen, are they a deal off the normal going price for the tool or off of an inflated price?
danpattison.comMarch 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm #16999
Dan, my guess is that its might be a way of getting people in the door to buy through them
heres a tip, dont fart in a space suitMarch 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm #17006
That’s true Jeff. Similar idea to door crasher sales etc that are meant more to get you into the store so you’ll buy other things.
danpattison.comApril 23, 2015 at 7:25 pm #323524rylimProMissouri City, Texas
My first cordless power tool is 14.4V cordless tool and it has become a scrap
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