This is interesting...
I guess if I wanted an eBay price I would have bought from eBay. What part of that does not make sense? Especially if I wanted to save $1,100.00 and get eBay's buyer protection as well. Maybe my math is bad, but press the buy button and save that much money. Gee, rocket science. So let's all blame the company for not giving you the "eBay special" when you could have gotten it by simply buying it from eBay in the first place?
So the motivation for posting this was to show your intelligence about your buying decision based on price and how you spend money? Hey, I have a bridge I want to sell you.
People: When will we get to productive, real, constructive, and helpful things on machines instead of bashing companies for policies, advertising, and things that don't pertain to the technical aspects of equipment. I am here to learn about machines and making them better, not read complaints about a particular company and their pricing policies or some warranty thing someone did not like.
I thought there were rules in the CNCZone about "Not Bashing Companies or their Policies".
Just tired of it... Thats all.