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Re: Goin to Michigan Ag to See a LT15
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2007, 07:24:39 AM »
I don't want to turn this into a bash session.  My point was in this case is that I recieved an invite postcard from WM in the mail to come see their product at this show.  I called to verify the mill would be there.  Then I get there and it is not.  I was really looking forward to seeing and maybe trying out the mill.  

Anyway what's done is done.  I'll post some pics of some of the other stuff we saw including some pics of the kids sitting in the skid steers and some of the antique tractors in another post.

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Re: Goin to Michigan Ag to See a LT15
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2007, 07:30:30 AM »

Sounds like you did everything right by calling ahead and confirming the mill you wanted to see would be at the show. What a bummer to get there and that not be the case.
When you are in the "looking" and "comparing" phase, isn't it asking a little to much for a deposit, just to insure the mill you would like to see will be there?

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Re: Goin to Michigan Ag to See a LT15
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2007, 12:49:36 PM »
Yes your are correct, the deposit is after you have compared and made a decision on which manufacture you decide on. I am sorry.
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Re: Goin to Michigan Ag to See a LT15
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2007, 09:15:10 PM »
About 6 years ago, I went to the Georgia National Fair in October, and of course I had to go see the sawmills.  I watched the demo on the LT 40 and saw the LT 15 in the back outside of the tent.  I asked if I could come thru the ropes and look at it.  Of course as I was looking at it, the Woodmizer rep asked me if I wanted to cut a few boards.  I had never operated a sawmill before, and was a little shy with all the people watching, but he cranked up the mill and showed me how to operate it.  I was a goner as soon as I cut the first board.  I started asking all sorts of questions, he said that if I wanted to buy it, to come back on Sunday (8 days later) at the end of the fair.  He said be there by 6:00 p.m.  Well I pondered all week, and sure enough, at 6:00 on Sunday, there I was.

We loaded the mill in the back of my long bed Ford F-150, they threw in a free box of blades, and I was making sawdust the next afternoon :).

The good thing about buying it at the demo was that there was no shipping I had to pay, the mill was all set up and tuned by the experts, and it was only a 12 mile drive back home.

Tim1234, I am sorry that you did not get to see the mill operate.  However, don't give up on it.  If you think that you want one, a good way is to buy the demo model because it is all set up and ready to go.  Just add gas............Just let them know that you want it so they don't sell it to somebody else.  Also, that way, they don't have to haul it back ;D.
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Re: Goin to Michigan Ag to See a LT15
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2007, 11:37:51 PM »
Dad, Zach and I were there on Wed and we didn't even look at the Woodmizers  ;) ;D :)  I'd have been dissappointed in your situation too
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