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I bet dchomak is the most prepared person in the entire northeast! I can only imagine the hoards of stuff he has stored up! All bought at a total expense of $1.64! Smile

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Big Smile Garry, I was just thinking the same thing!
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Now that they are sold out….. I NOW have more flashlights than my local Home Depot Smile Smile Smile

FP, what did you do with all those Defiant 3D’s from last year?

garrybunk wrote:

I bet dchomak is the most prepared person in the entire northeast! I can only imagine the hoards of stuff he has stored up! All bought at a total expense of $1.64! Smile

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If that were true, then I would only have 164??? Big Smile

BTW, a couple of days ago I scored 6 of a storage container a little LARGER than those 106 quart blue tops that were $4 each. I was in the store rummaging around for some more of the blue tops when I came across 6 – HDX red tops that were not in the system. I ran into the manager whom I had just met the day before and pointed them out to him. As he scanned them with his scanner and did some checking, I offered him $2 a piece. Here rejected that offer and gave them to me for FREE!
Unfortunately I can’t prove this as I didn’t get a receipt. He escorted me OUT of the building with them. Shocked
Here is a pic of the item tag. The colored ones are in stock and in the system, the clear ones are not.

The blue tops are in the attic, here is a new 3D kitty maze made up of the red tops. These are 120 quart size the blue tops were 106 quart.

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I still have several of the Defiant 650 3D’s. These seem to have been the last of the well made HD/Lowes flashlights. The new replacement models have taken a steep decline in quality… such a disappointment.

I was visiting my local HD stores several months ago when you were posting all the Ecosmart LED bulb deals. After discovering that nearly all the “clearance deals” among 5 stores in my area were grossly overpriced, I pretty much gave up. During one visit, I sighted a worker wearing an orange apron pushing a cart stuffed full of LED Ecosmart bulbs. I asked him if they were on sale and if I could buy some. His specific comment to me was that HD was a shit-hole of a store that would rather throw away copious amounts of great dead stock merchandise than donate it, or reduce the price more than 5-10% for others to purchase to clear them out. That huge shopping cart full of bulbs was on its way to the crusher, just like so many other useful items that they destroyed.

Store policies are set by region, but some of them are so poorly managed that it makes my head spin. Im glad to see that many others have been able to capitalize on the penny sales strategies and make use of these great deals. Keep up the good work and keep posting!

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His specific comment to me was that HD was a shit-hole of a store that would rather throw away copious amounts of great dead stock merchandise than donate it, or reduce the price more than 5-10% for others to purchase to clear them out. That huge shopping cart full of bulbs was on its way to the crusher, just like so many other useful items that they destroyed.

Were you able to convince him to give you any of those?

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We asked the store manager. He was very polite and apologized that there was nothing that he could do. I did argue the point that other stores were able to profit by discounting sales on items slated for return or disposal while increasing customer traffic through their stores for ancillary sales. Im sure he’s heard it all a million times and was very happy to go back and hide in his office.

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FlashPilot wrote:
We asked the store manager. He was very polite and apologized that there was nothing that he could do. I did argue the point that other stores were able to profit by discounting sales on items slated for return or disposal while increasing customer traffic through their stores for ancillary sales. Im sure he’s heard it all a million times and was very happy to go back and hide in his office.
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The high (93) CRI Cree bulbs that JonnyC alerted us to (post 226) have seen another price reduction. The 60w equiv has been reduced from 7.46 to 4.03. I noticed the 40w reduced to 3.53 but brought one of both up to scan. This store only had 3 0f the 60w which I bought.

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If anyone wants these high CRI Cree bulbs, I’m afraid you better act quickly. I am pretty sure these clearance prices will be found in most HD’s. JonnyC who first alerted us to them is in Wisconsin. His initial deal alert had them at $7.50. They have since gone to $7.46 (ends with a “6”, which means they would be reduced to a “3” price) and now to $4.03. I have seen them offered at all HD’s that I have been in lately in multiple States. I am presuming that this clearance is universal in scope, and if your HD has any left, they will now be $4.03. This is regardless if your HD is doing subsidies or not. Another pic from my hometown HD. At that store I grabbed the last 8 – 60W equivalent they had.
JonnyC’s alert

Later it goes to $7.46

And now to $4.03. These will not last at this price!

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The Cree bulbs are mysteriously absent from the shelves at my local HD where they have been sitting for the past two months in the clearance section…

There is however a large display of the ‘new’ Cree bulbs (which look identical but are packaged just slightly different) right as you walk in the front door

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xjsnake wrote:
The Cree bulbs are mysteriously absent from the shelves at my local HD where they have been sitting for the past two months in the clearance section…

There is however a large display of the ‘new’ Cree bulbs (which look identical but are packaged just slightly different) right as you walk in the front door

Well, they are now “mysteriously absent” from the HD I went to, too. Smile

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Hmm . . . stopped in my Home Depot this morning and I couldn't find any trace of the clearance bulbs either.  I had spotted them about a week or 2 ago at the previous price reduction. 

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The same day I picked up the high CRI bulbs, I also lucked out and got some more of the penny night lights. They they were on the shelf, a full card of them BEHIND the card in front with the $10 ones. That is the same store I found 3 hanging on the post mixed in with the $10 ones earlier. I don’t know how I missed that full card of them the first time.
I also found 2 more of the “Blue Top” 106 quart storage containers mixed in with the “White Tops” There were no more blue lids, so I grabbed 2 of the white ones. Remember it’s the sticker on the tub that sets the price.


I also grabbed 2 of the 40w Cree high CRI bulbs for 3.53 each and brought everything up to the self checkout. As I rolled the cart up to the checkout I made eye contact with the checkout girl. As she headed toward me I quickly scanned the 5 penny lights and the 2 Cree’s as I knew why she was heading over!
Not to challenge the penny scans, because I was scanning them as she came over. She noticed the huge storage containers in the cart and knew she would have to scan them with her hand scanner, they are too big to pass over the shelf checkout scanner. She scanned both right in the cart were they sat and I was shocked to see that they didn’t scan at 4.54 like the others
They scanned at $2.32, they had been reduced even further!

I brought them out and realized I needed to use their restroom, on the way to the back of the store I passed another display with one of the penny nightlights on it. There it is on the bottom. That is the same pole I found 3 two weeks ago. That one wasn’t there then.

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At my local HD today they had the Gerber multitool that sold for$20 at christmas for$5.20 and Also had some HD brand air die grinders cut off tools and touch up spray guns for $7.50 — I tried the die grinder has pretty good power (better than a dremel) and I’m hoping the spray gun is at least good for primer

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My HD has the 60W cree’s for $9.99 still.
They have a ton left, wonder why. Smile

No other deals except an 8-pack of multi-LED flashlights with 24 heavy-duty AAA’s for $5.04 I believe.
Had to pick those up for the kids to play with in their fort or camping…Anywhere they can be easily lost.

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My HD has the 60W cree’s for $9.99 still.
They have a ton left, wonder why. Smile

No other deals except an 8-pack of multi-LED flashlights with 24 heavy-duty AAA’s for $5.04 I believe.
Had to pick those up for the kids to play with in their fort or camping…Anywhere they can be easily lost.

The deal at 4.03 is not for the regular 60w Cree, it is for the 93 CRI 60w Cree. They were regularly 15.97 each. The stores were never heavily stocked for that version because at 15.97 each and high CRI they were not mainstream.

8 flashlights AND cells for 5.04 is great and it’s good you were able to supply your needs at that price. I believe if they do not sell out at that price, they will be reduced to 2.52 in the near future. If you can, you could check back, and if they are still available take one up to scan. Even if the marked price is the same, they could ring up for 2.52

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I searched 2 HD's but could only find one high CRI bulb.  It was in a beat up package that looked like it had been dragged behind a car.  Bought it anyway and boy am I glad.  It's a 60w and it puts out some nice light.  Thanks JonnyC and dchomak.  Nice find.  Wish I would have paid more attention to those alerts when they first came out.

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I wish those 92CRI bulbs were sold in canada, but we never got them so they will never go on clearance Sad
Sometimes i find companies release great products, but do no advertising then they flop, they don’t seem to realize people won’t buy products they don’t know about and of course no one will buy something when they have no idea of its advantages.

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Bort wrote:
[snip] Sometimes i find companies release great products, but do no advertising then they flop, they don’t seem to realize people won’t buy products they don’t know about and of course no one will buy something when they have no idea of its advantages.
I know what you mean.

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May not be available at all HD stores. 2 double packs for $50 is $25 each and each pack contains what is probably 10 Samsung 20R’s
20 cells for $50 is $2.50 each.

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Mail me some Wink

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Mail me some Wink


Next time I go to Ohio!
Also there is this deal

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dchomak wrote:
each pack contains what is probably 10 Samsung 20R’s
20 cells for $50 is $2.50 each.
10 cells in each pack? I think that incorrect. That works out to about 40 volts?
If they are this“Ryobi 130429002 ONE Plus 18V 3.0-Ah Lithium-ion Battery” than, it should contain 5 cells each.

One package with 2 battery packs should contain 10 cells. That should give you 5 bucks a cells plus tax? If the price is 50 bucks for 2 double packs , than its good. But I fail to see it in the pictures.

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They are 5S2P packs. That’s why 2Ah cells, 20R’s, yield 4Ah for the pack. There is definitely 10 cells in each pack.

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They are 5S2P packs. Cash
Wow….. I just wish I can find one around me! But alas I (my area HD’s) never have any luck with these deals.
Thanks for the reply.

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Good luck if u open them up, ill check my HD if it ever quit snowing

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Holy crap those Ryobi packs for 50 dollars is ridiculous. I want some for my tool, screw taking them apart.

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The two packs are still $75 here in TN. I’m watching the HD I go past daily. When they go to $50 I will grab them.

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I found a 2 pack of Riggid 12v packs—at my store $35 +tax comes out to be a little over $38 for 2 packs that harvest 12 Samsung 20R—-I’m thinking these will better serve in my 3 or 4 cell lights Hopefully they match them better than just buying singles off the shelf
! photo 20R pack_zps8nkz478h.jpg! ! photo 20R cells_zpslnpbmkys.jpg!
That’s $3.18 a cell
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