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My new saw
« on: January 16, 2023, 10:11:41 AM »
So last week I was able to pick up a new Stihl 500I for 1329.00. Sweet deal!

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2023, 10:48:45 AM »
I just saw my dealer and his family at the ED.  Had not been in a while as I sharpen my own stuff the last 5 years.  he said he would make me a deal on one.  they always threw in a few extra chains ect.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2023, 03:15:14 PM »
I couldn't wrangle any chains or anything. But I got a 3 yr warranty for 39.00 that includes a yearly inspection and cleaning, new sprocket, air filter, and spark plug,  and a new chain if needed.  Plus if I damage the saw for anything, it will be replaced with a new saw

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2023, 03:49:47 PM »
What was the reason you got it so cheap? 

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2023, 05:47:06 PM »
Walnut Beast,
     That's an every day price from a Rural King store in Parkersburg, WV.  That was with a 25" regular bar

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2023, 07:48:38 PM »
The 661C beside it was 1409.00

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2023, 07:49:34 PM »
Wow! Great deal! In these parts the ones that had the 500 were 1,539 with a 28Ē bar and chain. 1,449 would be a good deal  but I think I would be hard pressed to find one for the price you did. The farm stores around here donít sell the pro grade. Iíve heard there isnít much room for the dealers on the saws but some really big dealers Iím sure they have more room to work the price

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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2023, 07:51:07 PM »
Iím surprised dealers around there donít raise a little heck with Stihl

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2023, 08:07:11 PM »
A good excuse to go back and buy the 661 now 😂😂

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2023, 06:54:27 AM »
I'd take that 661c for $1400 right now.  Thats a deal.
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Re: My new saw
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2023, 10:02:58 AM »
At a Christmas party my 30 year old nephew told me he just got a 500 so next time we have a firewood detail at the hunting camp I'll try to check it out, although mostly by watching him.
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2023, 08:10:47 PM »
Yeah, they told me they making 35.00 on the saw. Right now I don't have a need for the 661. I'm mostly a sawmill, so I think I've got enough  saws right now. And I could use a decent log splitter  :)

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2023, 05:15:52 AM »
My Stihl dealer was formally a Husky shop and switched over about a year ago. He said he doesnít have room to negotiate like he used to. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2023, 06:08:24 PM »
Wow!!!!
       I had business in Parkersburg today, so I swung by Rural King.  Stopped by the chain saws for some files and was shocked to seethe 500i is now going for 1569.00! And the 661 is 1559.00. They jumped in price not two weeks after I bought my saw, according to the main Stihl Tech. Once in awhile,  I get lucky ;D

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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2023, 08:11:09 PM »
That price was hard to believe! That was a smokin deal. I bet Stihl caught wind of that and shut corporate down on pricing.I bet smaller dealers were furious about it 

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2023, 11:42:16 PM »
He said they raised prices across the board, except a couple small saws. I'll have to see if the local shop raised their prices 

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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2023, 03:33:42 AM »
I wonder if they did! 

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2023, 06:43:09 AM »
Bargemonkey sent me a 500i form NY and i love this saw, what a beast.



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« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2023, 07:07:18 AM »
Three eye candies! The saw, bar and tree!

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Re: My new saw
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2023, 06:20:33 PM »
Teak what is the leafy greenery around the tree?  looks like our poison ivy.  
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