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12klb winches $170-$300 at toolshomes.com Ramsey Smittybuilt Warn Tuff stuff

blombardo 44 April 13, 2012 at 06:45 AM in Autos (2)
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I've been looking for a good winch for over 2 years... have bought a few pieces of junk that literally had snapping gears (cheapest stuff at walmart or harbor freight) - now I've found some amazing deals - and would like input...

This seems too good to be true - over one THOUSAND DOLLARS off the regular price - on MANY different winches...

Anyone deal with this site before? - I'm certainly NOT going to contact them to verify prices...

$199 Ramsey Extra Heavy-Duty Front Mount 12 Volt Winch - 12000-Lb. Capacity, Model# RE12000
http://toolshomes.com/index.php?m...ts_id=7405
(regular price is $1,891 on http://www.ramseystore.com/cgi-bi...i?r=112162 )

$169 TUFF STUFF XTREME 12,500LB WATERPROOF WINCH
TUFF STUFF XTREME 12,500LB WATERPROOF WINCH
http://toolshomes.com/index.php?m...cts_id=193

$224 Smittybilt 98281 XRC-8 Comp-Series 8,000 lbs Winch
Smittybilt 98281 XRC-8 Comp-Series 8,000 lbs Winch
http://toolshomes.com/index.php?m...ucts_id=39

$232 Warn 812000 Tabor 12K 12000-lb Winch http://www.toolshomes.com/index.p...cts_id=216

You can see many of them here using google:
http://www.google.com/search?num=...l4l0.llsin.


Whois tells me they are in China: -I've bought things from china before using alibaba and ebay - really cheap prices... but not a THOUSAND DOLLARS cheaper...

toolshomes.com Registry Whois
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Updated Date: 01-dec-2011
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toolshomes.com Registrar Whois
Updated 10 hours ago
Registrant:
bingyin li
fujian xiamen tonganroad
xiamen, fujian 361009
China

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Domain Name: TOOLSHOMES.COM
Created on: 01-Dec-11
Expires on: 01-Dec-12
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li, bingyin @hotmail.com
fujian xiamen tonganroad
xiamen, fujian 361009
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li, bingyin @hotmail.com
fujian xiamen tonganroad
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Copying from Wiki (in case someone deletes my research):
Best prices on Winches: Sorted by Capacity and Price (not brand)

12,000 lb:

$299 unknown brand http://www.thelashop.com/wireless...-volt.html

$309 Vortex http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-1200...B001PMZF0M

$399 Badland http://www.harborfreight.com/1200...68142.html
(cheapest found was $320 plus tax from this thread: http://slickdeals.net/f/3220140-12-000-lb-off-road-winch-Harbor-Freight-320-tax-sh?v=1 = expired)



9000 lb (12k winches are the same price or less - so these 9k are not as good a deal)

299 ebay (only 4 left) http://www.ebay.com/itm/9000-lb-O...35bb21bb93

$369 http://www.harborfreight.com/9000...68143.html

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Last Edited by blombardo April 13, 2012 at 07:11 AM
Best prices on Winches: Sorted by Capacity and Price (not brand)

12,000 lb:

$299 unknown brand http://www.thelashop.com/wireless...-volt.html

$309 Vortex http://www.amazon.com/Vortex-1200...B001PMZF0M

$399 Badland http://www.harborfreight.com/1200...68142.html
(cheapest found was $320 plus tax from this thread: http://slickdeals.net/f/3220140-12-000-lb-off-road-winch-Harbor-Freight-320-tax-sh?v=1 = expired)



10,000lb
$399 XRC10 Winch by Smittybilt http://www.winchdepot.com/Winches...S%2fB97210


9000 lb (12k winches are the same price or less - so these 9k are not as good a deal)

299 ebay (only 4 left) http://www.ebay.com/itm/9000-lb-O...35bb21bb93

$369 http://www.harborfreight.com/9000...68143.html

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#3
If it were me in your shoes I would contact them and see if they seem legit as far as honoring warranty, as far as prices go I would still search, because shipping would run the price up to about where they are normally at other locations on the internet. To me yeah their not that bad of a price but prob could do better
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Shipping will not cost 1300.00 - those 'name brand winches' cost a lot of money retail...

Thx for the feed back cappi. If I buy from them I'd use paypal - buyer protection and all...

How could you possibly do better on a winch? USED old winches cost 600 to 1500 in all the local papers... (for 12k + name brand stuff) the new ones cost 1500 to 2000 from what Ive seen...

(This coming from a guy who buys 42" 1080p tv's for 210 bucks free shipping and other insanely cheap things...) I can't find any 'good prices' on POWERFUL winches - other than whats listed here... - I've bought cheap 60.00 winches before... they can't even pull a car up a ramp... utter junk...

Thanks to any who reply.
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#5
that's a good price on a 12k winch. I bought a Badlands winch from HF for a little over 300 bucks and this looks exactly the same. I wonder how much shipping is?
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#6
I think I'm about to pull the trigger.
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#7
Holy cow that is cheap!
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Shipping for all 4 in my cart is only 80 bucks - for one I believe it was about 35. I've emailed a couple local craigslist sellers - if they lower their price I'll buy used and get it instantly - if by tomorrow I hear nothing from them - and see nothing bad posted here I'll buy one... I have a car trailer that needs to be able to move a heavy backhoe - and random friends broken down cars from time to time...
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I'm in for one. Since I just created my account, and used paypalm they have to send an order confirmation email to complete my order. We'll see!
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#10
If it looks too good to be true... Wink

That applies many times over for unknown Chinese websites selling expensive items at a fraction of their normal cost.
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Anybody actually get anything from this company?
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#12
As an avid wheeler, this deal is probably too good to be true. I'd expect a bait-and-switch or a continuous "out of stock" until you give up and cancel your order.


However...if it goes through, let me know! I can always use a 12K winch!
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I tried to order one using paypal (safe payment... i get refunded if they screw me...) - well since I'm a 'new customer' i can't use paypal -- or a credit card -- they want me to WIRE TRANSFER my payment...


Plus if you try to find a 'live chat' -it doesnt seem to exist - and the same 3 names have been 'ready to help' or 'with a customer' for the past few days since I posted this...

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/ad...zxLNR.html

That site has no definite info but it is their opinion that it is a scam site.

I've emailed their support... see if I hear from anyone.

-I need that winch now... may just have to go to harbor freight and buy a cheap off brand one for 399...
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I registered just to reply. My advice is don't do it man. It is too good to be true all. In fact all of there products are too good to be true. A HD tv retailing for for over a thousand $$ and they are advertising it under $300 or $200.Those are your signs plus the research you have already done. Plus they now want you to wire the money? Red flags are all over the place so don't fall for temptation. Come on, they are trying to fool you. If you like to gamble I would say this a good way to lose your hard earned money. Choose a safer alternative. Come on guys back me up.
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Quote from blombardo View Post :
I tried to order one using paypal (safe payment... i get refunded if they screw me...) - well since I'm a 'new customer' i can't use paypal -- or a credit card -- they want me to WIRE TRANSFER my payment...


Plus if you try to find a 'live chat' -it doesnt seem to exist - and the same 3 names have been 'ready to help' or 'with a customer' for the past few days since I posted this...

http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/ad...zxLNR.html

That site has no definite info but it is their opinion that it is a scam site.

I've emailed their support... see if I hear from anyone.

-I need that winch now... may just have to go to harbor freight and buy a cheap off brand one for 399...
If you really need it then don't waste any more of your time even looking at this obvious scam site. Any money you wire will be gone. Period.
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