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thanks for the generous gesture! and i should keep my eyes out for homedepot credit card deals then. out here in new york home depot hardly has any 03 deals i am able to find.

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Speaking of the EGO string trimmers, this is a 1 day deal……….TODAY only. Today being April 15th maybe this tool is fitting in case you want to “blow off” the IRS. (I wouldn’t do it)

2 – 200 Lumen headlamps

8 flashlights and 2 headlamps. I know the sign says $12,00, but they rang up at $4.53. Includes 28 AAA cells!

4 softgell flashlights, very elegent to the touch for the basic 3 – AAA and 9 emitter type. They also glow in the dark.
I know the price says $8.00, but they rang up for $2.53.
What really sold me on them though is the batteries are already installed, good for lazy folk like me.

How did I know they would ring up at $2.53? I came across 1 once at another store. The only reason this big batch hadn’t sold before is because they were mismarked.

As I said, the batteries are included.

BTW, that same sort of light is available at LOWES for $4.97 each! WITHOUT the batteries

Digital tire gauge, inclues flashlight and spotting light to find valve stem.

some other stuff


On the left and right those 4 pack of safety lights rang up for $1.53

All of the above came from my local store, where I got all the twin packs of the Husky Lights for $5.03 each. The Husky lights were way in the back of the store at the restrooms. All of these latest lights were in the very front most part of the store right next to the Commercial checkouts. When I brought the displays up to the checkouts and told them ahead of time what the prices were going to be, the 2 checkout girls went nuts. They had been looking at that display for weeks with the wrong prices. They wanted to know HOW DID I KNOW. I just smiled.
I let them take what they wanted before they checked me out. They took a lot.

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Found these in my local HD.


 


 


They were not the $.01 deal yet, but WITH three D cells inside, this is still a bargain.


 


Looking closely it seemed to have a 20mm star in the frosted dome…



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Picked up a pair of those lanterns, six incan mags, and four LED mags at the Windham, Maine orange borg. I found the lanterns a bit hard on the eyes so I frosted the plastic shroud on one of them with white spray paint and it’s much less intrusive. Now to maybe improve the tint; Richard’s 219C promo comes to mind.
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I kind of envy those of you who can find those deals. My last visit to HD those lanterns were $9.83 and all gone today. It seems the locations in the Cleveland area have their own odd pricing process. I picked up a Defiant 3D ArmorMax for $14.06. The price had been reduced nine weeks prior and rang up at $14.06. While I was looking around I saw items that had previously been on the ‘clearance’ end cap now among the regular price items with shelf tags proclaiming “NEW”. This included several models of Defiant and Husky with the two-pack Husky package among them.

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I found the lanterns a bit hard on the eyes so I frosted the plastic shroud on one of them with white spray paint and it’s much less intrusive.

Try “glass frosting spray”. Should let a lot more light through than spray paint. I’ve used it on a 4AA Coleman lantern and the difference is night and day.

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ReGman, now I will have to look for the lantern. I don’t remember seeing them. 3 C cells means it would be easy to convert to 18650, if they can fit. If there is enough room you could hook up several 18650’s in parallel and charge them with a USB charging board.

kyfishguy, what day did you find Mags? I know when I was traveling some stores had not yet reduced to the 3 price.
All the stores around here already had and every store is out of stock. Some due to me. Smile
So the stores that go to the 3 price later could still have stock. There still is hope for some here to get these.
I forgot to report the results of my cell test on the Black and Decker “Power to Go”. A single cell tested out to 2060mAh on my OPUS. So I would say they are Samsung 20Q’s Turns out, had I read the manual I would have known that this unit is spec’d out at 2Ah.


Yesterday I picked this up for a friend.
Ridgid 18V Hammer Drill plus Driver, 2 – 4Ah batteries, Fast Charger and carry bag. I had seen these in multiple stores.

And I forgot about these, a popup lantern and flashlight. 2 pieces, the flashlight also can be used as a worklight

tekwyzrd try not to get discouraged. Just keep at it, and remember when you see a tag with an “x6” price it could ring up for less and if you’re really lucky, a penny,

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Hi,

This is not a light, but a question about power tools.

HD has this RIDGID drill on sale for $99:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-1-2-in-Cordless-Co...

I don’t really have a (well-)functioning cordless drill, so I’m tempted, but some of the reviews indicate that the drill only works for a short while with the 1.5aH batteries that it comes with, and that the 4aH batteries are better.

However, while there’re 2-packs of the “old” 4aH RIDGID batteries, but no one seems actually have those. But, there is an “old” 4aH battery+charger for $99.

Ok, but they also have this combo hammer drill + saw:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Brushless...

for $199, which includes a 4aH battery and a 2aH battery (I don’t really need either the saw or the “hammer” part of the hammer drill).

So what do you all think?

As I mentioned, so far I’ve done the “when in doubt, chicken out” thing, and got a corded drill for now, but I’m still eyeing the cordless drill.

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Jim

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kyfishguy, what day did you find Mags? I know when I was traveling some stores had not yet reduced to the 3 price. All the stores around here already had and every store is out of stock. Some due to me. Smile

I checked the Auburn, Maine store on Tuesday and they had a tag for the LED mags at the “3” price but no stock on the shelf. I cleaned out Windham on Friday. The Windham store also had about a dozen of the Defiant 3D armormax lights for around $14 (the “6” price) but I’m not sure they’re worth that. I’ll check in a month or two to see if they drop to around $7.

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I think those Armour Max 3D’s started out at 31.47. Then they went to $15.00 for the longest time. Just recently they went to the “x6” price at $14.06. This clearance event is atypical in that the “6” price is already more than 50% off. If the upcoming “03” price is 75% off as it usually is then you are right, it will be somewhere around $7 – $8. I don’t yet have one, could someone that does do a teardown? The 3 price should happen in about 5 weeks.
I think this store may still have stock by then. Smile

ohaya You could look and see if you can find that deal I just posted. It has a lot of good stuff for not a lot of money. If you can wait, just keep an eye out for a deal that suits you. BTW, both those deals you posted have the slower charger, which I had and just upgraded to the fast charger.

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i know that none of these deals are real, and that this is all a cruel hoax, but this is still my dream thread

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dchomak wrote:
I think those Armour Max 3D’s started out at 31.47. Then they went to $15.00 for the longest time. Just recently they went to the “x6” price at $14.06. This clearance event is atypical in that the “6” price is already more than 50% off. If the upcoming “03” price is 75% off as it usually is then you are right, it will be somewhere around $7 – $8. I don’t yet have one, could someone that does do a teardown? The 3 price should happen in about 5 weeks.
I think this store may still have stock by then. Smile

ohaya You could look and see if you can find that deal I just posted. It has a lot of good stuff for not a lot of money. If you can wait, just keep an eye out for a deal that suits you. BTW, both those deals you posted have the slower charger, which I had and just upgraded to the fast charger.

Hi,

I’ll try and look tomorrow at our local stores if I have time, but online, it’s not showing that combo.

The website has this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Hammer-Drill-and-I...

but it’s listed as “Discontinued”.

EDIT: dchomak,

I found the 2 pack of the 4aH batteries at another kind of far away store (in Baltimore) so I ordered it along with that $99 drill, so I’ll have 4 batteries (2×4aH and 2×1.5aH).

Not as good a deal as you found, but not bad for me :)!

Jim

P.S. In case anyone is looking for them, the stores that had the 2 packs were on Reisterstown Rd. and the other one was in Parkville, MD.

Jim

EDIT 2: Called the stores and it looks like the info on their websites is wrong – neither had the 2-pack :(!!

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dchomak wrote:
I think those Armour Max 3D's started out at 31.47. Then they went to $15.00 for the longest time. Just recently they went to the "x6" price at $14.06. This clearance event is atypical in that the "6" price is already more than 50% off. If the upcoming "03" price is 75% off as it usually is then you are right, it will be somewhere around $7 - $8. I don't yet have one, could someone that does do a teardown? The 3 price should happen in about 5 weeks. I think this store may still have stock by then. Smile

 

O-L has some good break down shots in this thread.  The pill looks hulkish.

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The store I visited had six of the Armor Max 3D left. Not impressed by the plastic reflector, lens,and bezel ring.

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My first home depot scores! found one xenon and one LED 2D at two different home depots today!!

thanks so much to all the helpful posts that helped to find these – especially dchomak.

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radioshaq wrote:
My first home depot scores! found one xenon and one LED 2D at two different home depots today!!

thanks so much to all the helpful posts that helped to find these – especially dchomak.

That’s GREAT!
It’s not easy to find that good of a deal when there was a good chance everybody had already grabbed them all.

All stores in my area are completely depleted, except 1. They have 1 LED Mag in an open package on the clearance rack.
Currently it is miss marked, the tag says $19.06, but it scans for $7.83 In 2 weeks, if it survives it will go to a penny. If it is missed, I could, I am almost afraid to say it, get an LED Mag for a penny.
If that should happen, well I think I could just retire. There would be nothing left to do Big Smile

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haha – the place with the LED Mag actually had 2 that were tossed behind the display bins of the newer Mags. i took one.. maybe will go check back in two weeks to see if i can retire too Smile

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ohaya wrote:
dchomak wrote:
I think those Armour Max 3D’s started out at 31.47. Then they went to $15.00 for the longest time. Just recently they went to the “x6” price at $14.06. This clearance event is atypical in that the “6” price is already more than 50% off. If the upcoming “03” price is 75% off as it usually is then you are right, it will be somewhere around $7 – $8. I don’t yet have one, could someone that does do a teardown? The 3 price should happen in about 5 weeks.
I think this store may still have stock by then. Smile

ohaya You could look and see if you can find that deal I just posted. It has a lot of good stuff for not a lot of money. If you can wait, just keep an eye out for a deal that suits you. BTW, both those deals you posted have the slower charger, which I had and just upgraded to the fast charger.

Hi,

I’ll try and look tomorrow at our local stores if I have time, but online, it’s not showing that combo.

The website has this:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Hammer-Drill-and-I...

but it’s listed as “Discontinued”.

EDIT: dchomak,

I found the 2 pack of the 4aH batteries at another kind of far away store (in Baltimore) so I ordered it along with that $99 drill, so I’ll have 4 batteries (2×4aH and 2×1.5aH).

Not as good a deal as you found, but not bad for me :)!

Jim

P.S. In case anyone is looking for them, the stores that had the 2 packs were on Reisterstown Rd. and the other one was in Parkville, MD.

Jim

EDIT 2: Called the stores and it looks like the info on their websites is wrong – neither had the 2-pack :(!!

An update: We just got back from Baltimore, visiting the HD on Reisterstown Rd. They had 2 of the 4 aH 2-packs on their website last night, but when I called this morning to check if they had them in-hand, they said they had been looking for them all morning, but couldn’t find them, so they said they’d substitute for another item if I let them know the SKU. They had a 4 aH battery on the website for $99, but from the website it looked like a single battery, but the guy I spoke with swore that he had the package in-hand and that it was a 2-pack, which he said he’d give me for the original sale price ($79).

So when I home tonight, we drove up there (from VA) and sure enough, it was a 4 aH battery, and the package said “1 extra battery free”, i.e., it was a 2-pack! Now these were the newer “Hyper” 4 aH batteries, so cool, I got a new drill which came with 2 × 1.5aH batteries plus a 2-pack of 4 aH Hyper batteries, for $99 + $79!

So check out your local HD and they might have these 2-packs still.

BTW, I’m testing the drill, and it’s sparking quite a lot. From googling, this seems normal for a new drill? Can anyone confirm that?

Thanks!

Jim

EDIT: This is the 4 aH battery:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-18-Volt-4-Amp-Hour-Hyper-Lithium-Ion-B...

I’m not sure if they are ALL 2-packs, but the package I got says on the front “FREE 2nd Battery Included” and “$99 value”. part is AC840087P2.

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h2o wrote:
ohaya wrote:

BTW, I’m testing the drill, and it’s sparking quite a lot. From googling, this seems normal for a new drill? Can anyone confirm that?
….


yes, from near the stator & brushes, but post a pic if your instincts tell you it’s a problem

Hi,

Thanks. I think that you’re right, and I think that it’s almost cleared up. It seemed like it was mostly sparking when I stopped and when I went from ‘medium’ to max speed?

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A bit of sparking when new is normal, especially on stopping when there’s a ‘brake” function. It will reduce quickly as parts mate together.

“Braking” applies a surge of full power instantly to stop rotation, so the full power + forward momentum involves the strongest current the tool ever sees. It also uses up more battery doing that so I’d rather not have it but we don’t get that choice.

Phil

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I think the reason these Ridgid drills are being discounted is because their new GEN5X brushless drills are coming out.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-GEN5X-Brushless-18-Volt-Compact-Hammer...
http://www.protoolreviews.com/tools/power/cordless/combo-kits/ridgid-gen...
This is basically the same set I got for $140 (half price) but is the newer brushless set.

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the other day i saw some smart light starter kits on clearance for about $30 (i forget if it was the 3 or 6 price). if people are interested, i could go back try to take some pics if still available.

i think it was these two:
TCP Connected: http://www.homedepot.com/p/TCP-Connected-Smart-LED-Light-Bulb-Starter-Kit-with-2-A19-LED-Dimmable-Light-Bulbs-CCG2LD11/205132274

GE Link: http://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-Link-Starter-Pack-Link-Hub-2-Link-A19-Ligh...PLINK-SKIT/205311040

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I just noticed these 2 items turned to the “3” price.

Just 2 days ago they were $15.88. I never paid attention because of the price. My interest in this photo is in my hand, a 2 piece combo for $5.03. The Coast lantern is in the upper left hand corner.

This is the second item that just went to the “3” price. Just prior to this they were $23.06, down from $28.00 which prior to that they were $29.97. Supposedly originally $34.97

But what most interested me it this:

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Tons of the mini Mag combos. They were $24.97, then $20.00 and now at the “6” price of $19.06. We should all be watching that one closely because the date on the Energizer Lantern that just went to the “3” price is only 6 days older than the Mags. These mini Mags could go to the “3” price in another 6 days! (I am going to guess $5.03)
That would be sweet!

“02/03/16”

“02/09/16”

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Wow! if the maglite combo goes to 5.03 these would be the BEST gifts for everyone in my list even without moding. i will scour every home depot within reach Smile

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^
First to notice the price drop should post it.

Here is a couple of pictures of the Energizer Lantern in action. It has a fold out stand and the emitter lens can fold up. Here is some different configurations in a dark room.



It includes 4 -AA cells and can run on 4 or 8. The claim is it can run for 100 hours on 8 Alkaline. I don’t know how, there is only on and off and it claims to put out 330 Lumen.
Right now I have 4-1500mAh NiMH and am going to see how long it will take to run that down

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aww man – if i can beat you to posting, i will!! doubt i will beat you though Smile

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aww man – if i can beat you to posting, i will!! doubt i will beat you though Smile

Are saying you found that deal too?
What State are you in?

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haha – no i have not yet found that deal; it’s been 2 days since i last visited a home depot. i am in NYC, and take public transportation or walk to all my locations Smile

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so many flashlights now Sick

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I saw a ryobi battery powered weed whacker thing sticking out of a clearance shelf; it was $40 or something like that, discounted from something above $100

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