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Old 06-24-2004, 08:12 AM   #1
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I was at the Spring National drag races this past weekend - Englishtown NJ....

The Mac tools guy was actioning a medium sized tool box ...he said the value was about $6K.

I said to him you meen $600, right? He said SIX THOUSAND!

...compared to the quality of the stainless steel unit at Sam's for $650 the MAC box was trash....

These guys are joking; right?
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Sam's club doesn't sponsor any racing teams...
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6K is NOTHING for a tool box like that. BUT, he is quoting you the retail value I'm sure. He prolly could sell it for ~5-5.5K
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Man I so agree with this, 6000 for a box to store your tools is crazy. Even if it is used all day every day there is no way I could justify that kind of money on a tool box.

I own a stainless box from costco, can't imagine how long it would take to wear it out. But I guess I can't brag to my buddys about how much it cost.
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I can justify it, click on the link.
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I paid 4500 for the box 1500 for the hutch. Matco tool boxs are the best.
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it talks to you when you're lonely right ? and recognizes you and opens itself for you and you only ?? lol

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Anyone who spends that much money on a tool box (or more) should go ahead and send some money my way. They could afford it!
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My best friend is dumb like that. He will owe the Snap-On and Mac Tool guys forever. He traded his Mac box in to the Snap-on guy for a new Snap-On box. Snap-on gave him $5,500 for his Mac box which he promptly used to make the down payment on his new (drumroll) $12,000 Snap-on box. Apparently, its the biggest box that Snap-on makes.
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If you spend $12,000 on a tool box, then you should be stored in that toolbox like the tool that you are...
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Thanks for calling my buddy a tool, since you know him so well.
Anyway, I think it too much to spend too, but I guess since he has close to $80k in tools, its not too much of a stretch to put them in a $12k box. He is an ASE Master mechanic and has been working at a Chevy dealer for the past 10 years.
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A few of my mechanics have $12,000 Snap-On boxes, more power to them. I have a $7,500 Snap-On box. The toolboxes in our shop house an easy $200,000 worth of tools, I, like the rest of my employees want a nice place to put in them...a Snap-On box.
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Thanks for calling my buddy a tool, since you know him so well.
Anyway, I think it too much to spend too, but I guess since he has close to $80k in tools, its not too much of a stretch to put them in a $12k box. He is an ASE Master mechanic and has been working at a Chevy dealer for the past 10 years.
I used to be a dealer tech for Chevy as well. But I didn't feel like handing my entire check over to the Snap-on, MAC, and Matco guys every week. I stand by what I said.

Sorry, but I don't need high dollar toolboxes, just quality tools. If I spend that much on a box, then I can't afford the tools to put in it.
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Everyone has their own opinion. Yes, Snap-On, MAC, and Matco charge a premium for their tools. That also extends to toll boxes. But, it comes down to a similar question:

Why did I buy an SS when a Civic is so much cheaper?

Like almost eveything else in the country, these tool boxes can be classified as status symbols. Just like Rolex watches, JNCO jeans, Nike shoes, and Armani suits.
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Why did I buy an SS when a Civic is so much cheaper?
That's a great analogy!!!

I bought an SS because of what's under the hood ie what it can do. The tool box holds tools. Yes I bought a MAC box, but I didn't spend $12k for it. I did spend quite a bit for the Snap-On, Mac, etc tools in my box.
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Like almost eveything else in the country, these tool boxes can be classified as status symbols. Just like Rolex watches, JNCO jeans, Nike shoes, and Armani suits
Which is why I don't drive a BMW.
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i paid $4,000 for my Matco box and love it. it all depends on what you do with it. since i am a auto technition in a dealership, my boxed is opened and closed about 100 times a day. and every time, it is a very smooth transaction. yes, i could of bought a cheaper Sams box but those are crap. a professional box (Matco, Mac, Snap-on) will last forever, and since my tools feed my childeren, it is important for the dawers to open smoothly every time. now if you ask me what i have in my garage, i got a $300 craftsman cheapo.
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im very happy with my matco box at work,and also happy with my multiple craftsman boxes at home and ive seen snap on boxes for 18k :O
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Damn, I thought I was an *** and was negative towards everything.

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Even $12,000 for the Snap-On Toolbox isn't much. I've seen people spend $20,000 on their Toolbox setup! I'm about to spend $10,000 with my Snap-On guy, but that includes a good amount of tools and the toolbox.
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I love the Snap-On box that comes with wheels and a trailer hitch.
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None of thoes costco or craftsman boxs have depth.

Snap on boxs are good, but Matco 5S boxs are the best.

The reason a few of us spend great deals of money, a guy in my shop has about $50,000 in his tool box.

you guys just don't understand what auto techs are up against, we dont' have all day to get a job done, its fast paced. You have to be prepared for differnt circumstances, if a bolt breaks last thing you want is a shitty set of dull craftsman drill bits you need snap on cobalt drill bits and not just one set either. wire gauge, letter size, fractional size right angle drill bits etc etc. Lets not get started on how many differnt types of wrenchs and sockets technicians have. Point is you need copius amounts of tools to ensure you have a smooth running operation.
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