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MS241C Discontinued 2+ years ago?!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by blsnelling, Feb 8, 2019.

  1. SAWMIKAZE

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    My saw shop says they are still available for order.

    I paid 450 for my last 2.
     
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    Ya, like the 660,&650
     
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    I think wsl = while supplies last.
     
  4. lone wolf

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    Thats the lowest price I have heard of yet.
     
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    Last two places I went in did not have the 241.

    But the closest place to me had one on the shelf last time I went in there a couple of months ago for $519.
    I got $185 in my 421. CAD must be in remission because I just can't seem to convince myself that it's a must have. And from what I saw on an old thread, it's not really a sub-10 pound saw.

    Didn't remember the 241 being a large saw though. From what I remember it looked pretty nimble.

    But the 261 I looked at today looked kinda big just sitting there.
    My Echo 490 seems to be more compact.
     
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  6. lone wolf

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    That's right the 261 is blocky compared to a 241 .
     
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    That's what I thought.

    They had a bunch of varieties of 180/181 too. And I was surprised how much smaller the plain Jane 180 was than the 181 with all the bells and whistles.
     
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    Happened to stop by the dealer today, he had a 241 for $529. He said it's not being discontinued and assured me that he will sell the one on the shelf and order in another like he always does...

    Also had a 462 at $1,109.00
     
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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I called and asked to speak to my go to Stihl guy. I was told that he's not in and that he's attending to some family business and won't be back for about two weeks.

    Apparently, not all the dealers are getting the same memo. :popcorn2:
     
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    When i talked tomy dealer about the 241 i also inquired about the 462 price. he quoted me a price almost $150 less than yours. not sure on the exact specs on what he has.
     
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    Yeah I was actually going by the sticker he had on both saws, I didn't actually talk to him about what he might take for them. But in the past he's been generally pretty close to sticker, although he did take over $100 off of an MS-441 I got from him a couple years ago.

    I thought it was funny that he had I think a 32" bar on it though. (He did say he'd put on whatever a guy wanted). But I would have thought that if you wanted to showcase the light weight of a saw you'd have went shorter.

    I must say that even though he indicated the MS-241 was not discontinued, the post above showing the WSL notation seems to say it all...
     
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    The 241 is currently still showing in the 2019 dealer catalog, and has no special notes about anything.

    Maybe I'm late with this information, but I had a friend of mine pull it up in the Stihl system.
     
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    I really don't know what to believe at this point. Can Stihl be contacted and asked?
     
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    The friend I asked, is a Stihl technical instructor. I'll also email Wayne Lemmond at VA Beach. Lone Wolf, I'll post his response here.
     
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    I just called Stihl USA's official number and the guy I talked to said it is true no longer being made! Well I'm in for at least one right now.
     
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    They do??
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    I'm glad I didnt trade mine off now.
     
  18. lone wolf

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    Im not putting 261's down at all. A 241 I love for limbing and cutting small logs, the 261 shines in the bucking dept not limbing.
     
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    Another point of view.

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    Well boys I just bought one, I called my dealer and they are holding it last one there!
     
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