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post #1 of 9 Old 09-27-2005, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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I got a good deal on some cordless tools!

Battery technology has come so far that there is no longer any reason why you need your tool attached to the wall by a cord.

I needed a reciprocating saw for some work I'm doing in the basement and I went to Home Depot and found a great deal. Ryobi has the "plus one" system where all their tools use the same 18 volt rechargeable battery. My wife and I have been needing a chain saw around the house and Ryobi had the 10" cordless plus one that is perfect. I got "the works" tool system that comes with two 18v batteries, a 1-hour charger, the reciprocating saw, the chain saw, a circular saw, a jig saw, a driver/drill, a wet/dry vacuum, a flashight, all the blades and bits plus a rolling carry case for $230. Now that's a deal!

They have other tools in the series like an impact driver and trimmer. You pay less for the tool because you don't have to buy another battery and charger!

I'm quite happy, we've already gotten a lot of use out of the chain saw and reciprocating saw and flashlight. They perform really well!
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-27-2005, 09:05 AM
 
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VERY nice, Pete!!

I wish there was a store like Home Depo here in Brazil

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VERY nice, Pete!!

I wish there was a store like Home Depo here in Brazil
If there is anything you want that is not available in Brazil, feel free to ask me to buy it and ship it to you. We can use PayPal to exchange the money, they will convert the currency. I have done this before with DJ Dirk in Belgium who wanted stuff off ebay from people who wouldn't ship outside the US. He'd buy it, have it shipped to my house, and I forwarded it to him in Belgium. No Problem.

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Looks like I am going to the Home Depot this weekend and save some money. Thanks for the tip.

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thanks, Pete! I donīt think Iīll be able to buy anything before I graduate and leave my parentsī house, but thanks anyway!

youīre a nice guy!

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thanks, Pete! I donīt think Iīll be able to buy anything before I graduate and leave my parentsī house, but thanks anyway!

youīre a nice guy!
Anytime. I know there is stuff in the US that you can't get in Brazil, or it is much more expensive in Brazil. I remember having a guy on the rig with me who lived in Brazil and he would always have to stop at WalMart on the way to the airport to stock up on stuff. He too would buy stuff off EBay and have it shipped to my house and I would bring it to work with me. It's not a problem.

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well, here the taxes are just too high...

we pay about 60% of what we produce to the government... thatīs just too much

and when it comes to importing, it gets worse, the price doubles...

a Ferrari 360 Modena costs 560 K US Dollars here...

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The good news is that I understand housing in Brazil is quite cheap. I know my friend bought a house down there (Don't know which town but it is somewhere near Rio) and he paid some ridiculously low price.

But I do know that importing anything into Brazil is a pain in the butt. Whenever we have to send equipment to our oil rigs in Brazil we have to pay an importation fee (on equipment we own being sent to our rig, as soon as it hits Brazilian soil, money must change hands). And the equipment is documented the entire time it is in Brazil. They take an inventory of all the stuff on the rig when it gets to Brazil and take another inventory when the rig leaves. If any stuff isn't there when the rig leaves, they want to know what happened to it. Yeah, I think the government down there needs to loosen up and allow it's people to buy non-Brazilian items at a decent price.

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well, that is true... but our houses donīt need to be so expensive because of many reasons

land here is cheap (in Japan thatīs a problem, for example), we donīt have winters (no heating systems or anything like that), and we also have lots of natural resources

food is also cheap (and good!) because of the good soil and the good climate

the only way to ruin it all is having a terrible government, and thatīs just what we have...

as you know, the government treats everyone like bandits and idiots, and I think that makes people act like that

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