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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

That’s typically what happens to me too Garry.

I want to believe that dcho has a special field around him that warps time and prices.  My rational mind says that maybe the stores he frequents move a lot of high margin product and they can afford to clear out slow moving items as deep discounts.

Maybe it’s a combination of the two.  Dchoman, do you notice if people act differently once they enter your bubble?

Sorry Garry to have gotten your hopes up.

ImA4 may be right, I did find out my power doesn’t work in Rhode Island. :~

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So much for your plan to take over the world. Laughing

 

There were none of the new flashlights on my last trip 10/30, but there were empty spaces on the shelves perhaps in preparation for new arrivals.

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Dchomak wrote:

. . . ImA4 may be right, I did find out my power doesn’t work in Rhode Island. Puzzled

Don't talk that way.  You're just having a temporary slump.  I was wrong to say that.  Some jerk probably sprinkled kryptonite or something in the store.  Stay strong, we need the dchomizer!

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So much for your plan to take over the world. Laughing

 

There were none of the new flashlights on my last trip 10/30, but there were empty spaces on the shelves perhaps in preparation for new arrivals.

Actually my plan to take over the world is based on my accumulating a stock pile of FREE Harbor Freight DVM’s.

Because when I get enough, resistance will be futile :bigsmile:

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So much for your plan to take over the world. Laughing

 

There were none of the new flashlights on my last trip 10/30, but there were empty spaces on the shelves perhaps in preparation for new arrivals.

Actually my plan to take over the world is based on my accumulating a stock pile of FREE Harbor Freight DVM’s.

Because when I get enough, resistance will be futile :bigsmile:


And i thought it was based on buying out Home Depot’s entire stock then opening a competing retailer who will win the franchise wars and will control the world’s supply of lighting and other hardware supplies, using artificial shortages and super pac donations to bring the masses to their knees Silly

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Bort wrote:
And i thought it was based on buying out Home Depot’s entire stock then opening a competing retailer who will win the franchise wars and will control the world’s supply of lighting and other hardware supplies, using artificial shortages and super pac donations to bring the masses to their knees Silly

That’s plan B

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And i thought it was based on buying out Home Depot’s entire stock then opening a competing retailer who will win the franchise wars and will control the world’s supply of lighting and other hardware supplies, using artificial shortages and super pac donations to bring the masses to their knees Silly

That’s plan B


an excellent plan if i do say so myself Wink

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In post 91 OL mentioned that his HD had brought out the Holiday lights. My HD just set up the displays yesterday, here are the pics.












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I just saw those in a HD here, too. You beat nme to posting photos. The 51 LED light seems slightly redesigned, bigger button and a more curved head. I picked up a 2-pk of the 3AA lights, they're much brighter than last year's 3AA Utilitech's from Lowes. They have no driver, just a resistor mounted on the star with a contact plate on the other end of the hollow pill.I don' recognize the LED, XP-e size but not Cree, I think. It as a forward clicky, seems pretty serviceable for the average consumer, good to throw in the car for emergencies. The 18500's fit fine with a sleeve. Unprotected 18650's barely fit but the tailcap doesn't close completely. It has large springs on the tailcap and contact plate, though. If replaced with short springs I think protected 18650's might fit. The plastic lens seems to snap into a recess in the head so I don't know if a good replacement can be had. Other than the lens and pill it would make a nice $5 host, the body is nice but just painted I think.

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Looks like they put a 579 sticker on them?
Model is PolySteel 600
Maybe the ANSI cops busted them Smile
Anyway, remind me of a Solarforce with rubber coating.
Their web site says 3 mode, so that is good.
4 AA’s for power so they say;

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Coast-PolySteel-600-Flashlight-20401/205401162
Just noticed it is a zoomy Sad
Got too many zoomers. Oh, hell, who am I kidding?, I have too many everything!!

Thanks for all the pics, looking forward to the after holidays markdowns.
Already told the wife I want HD gift cards for Christmas.
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I saw this on slickdeals. To sum it up for you, you have to spam the promotion code with some hexadecimal version of the coupon code and you might get lucky enough to snag a 6-pack of the now old version cree 2700K 60W equiv bulbs for around $20 shipped in the US. Code starts CREE6XXXX and then 4 values of something. They only work once and don’t transfer, so only try if you want to buy. In theory you are probably taking a unique code entered into the system that belongs to some target customer of theirs.

I’m do not condone the ethics of this, or know if it will be cancelled, just passing it along.

http://slickdeals.net/f/7325172-ymmv-6-pack-cree-60w-soft-white-led-bulb...

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A 4AA zoomie, huh? That may have to end up in my stocking this Christmas.

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HD got back to me on the bulbs that the employee had refused to sell for a penny.

They didn't give much details on the process.  What they did say was consistent with what dchomak has reported to us in the past.  They basically said that the product market to a penny is supposed to be pulled off the shelf, but it can be purchased at a penny if it is on the shelf.

They were mostly concerned about getting me matched up with some of the product they currently sell that would meet my lighting needs.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

HD got back to me on the bulbs that the employee had refused to sell for a penny.

They didn’t give much details on the process.  What they did say was consistent with what dchomak has reported to us in the past.  They basically said that the product market to a penny is supposed to be pulled off the shelf, but it can be purchased at a penny if it is on the shelf.

They were mostly concerned about getting me matched up with some of the product they currently sell that would meet my lighting needs.


So you are saying that they should have allowed you to purchase those lights? If so, is there anything they can do for you now?
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Yes, they should have sold it at a penny according to their own words.  In their defense, they told me the store manager has been trying to reach me by phone.  I gave them a land line number that I keep for power outages and don't monitor.  So maybe they are wanting to offer something in person.  By email, they have not offered me anything that would make me want to be a loyal HD customer.

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Actually some displays have more that 1 light, so this year HD is going really big of the flashlights, Here are the extra 3 displays that I forgot to post.


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ImA4Wheelr wrote:
…By email, they have not offered me anything that would make me want to be a loyal HD customer.

LOL, letting hackers have their way with your info tends not to inspire loyalty …

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I am really starting to understand how the clearance pricing works. On this one I first must first quote myself from post #116

dchomak wrote:
I was at a HD that I last visited 2 weeks ago. I went around looking for clearance items that had stickers with a 6 or 3 as the last digit in the price with the date of at least 3/**/14. Anything newer than that at this date (11/01/14) has not had enough time to go from 6->3->.01.

this first light was on clearance marked $18.00 down from an original of 19.97.

The date on the sticker reads 3/19/14, that is plenty of time for further price reductions. It is a florescent fixture with a cheap vinyl globe, I’m not really interested in it unless it rings up for a penny.
So I brought it up to scan.

I was right, it has gone down twice more since the original markdown sticker of $18.00., some unkown price that ends with “6” and the current price of 5.03. Based on the date on the sticker, this could go to a penny at anytime. If I really wanted it, I would keep my eye on it, there were 5 on the shelf.

Well I was in that same store again today figuring (correctly) that this light should have gone to a penny by now. Remember it scanned last week at $5.03 and it could go to a penny at anytime. If there are still any on the shelf, I could possibly get them for a penny each.
Here are the last 3 sitting in my shopping cart in the parking lot. Paid 3 cents for the 3 of them.

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I remember you predicting that they might do that. Those look like pretty decent lights too.  Nice score.

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I don’t live in the US, but this is one of the reason I’d like to,

There is something I don’t understand… their pricing system is pretty much fixed and the customer can crack the code and get $0.01 stuff just that easily?

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Incredible.  Laughing

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I don’t live in the US, but this is one of the reason I’d like to,

America, Land of the free 0.01 and home of the brave Smile

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The other night I had to stop at Home Depot and while returning an item (near where the battery recycle bin is), I asked the cashier how they felt about me taking batteries out of the bin.  He had no idea what to say (said no one had ever asked about that) and called over a manager.  The manager had no idea what to say either!  He tried looking up "protocol" on the computer, but said there was nothing to go by.  So he asked me how many I wanted.  I told him likely 3 or 4, but I hadn't looked closely yet (I had spotted at least 2 Ryobi Lithium batteries).  His response was, "ok, I'll let you take those now, but we'll have to look into this before letting you come back for more".  Oh, and when he asked me what I was going to do with them I said I teardown the battery packs for the individual cells and have equipment to test the cells to see if they are any good.  I also said that I am recycling them in the truest sense. 

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dchomak wrote:
I am really starting to understand how the clearance pricing works.
I Don't. It must be your area or something, because I have never ever had anything ring up less than the price marked on it. I have tried your "formula" and the stuff scans exactly for the reduced price, no matter how old it is. In fact, after a certain time period, the stuff just disappears. Our store never has the "big sales" after the holidays either. Everything just goes back on the shelf, or gets sent back to corporate. They never reduce their stuff. It's got to be some kind of individual store manager's decision thing.

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I've been doing a lot of reading on this one cent deal. It is entirely up to the manager's discretion, as to what happens to items that are to be discounted. He may send the items to another store, or discount them, or throw them away, but it is up to the manager of each store, as to how they do it. Many just make the employees throw the stuff out, rather than give anyone a deal. Some discount a lot of stuff, to let people get the surprise .01 cent deals. Some people have gotten very expensive items for one cent and many employees have a friend go get them, because they can't buy them themselves. Very interesting stuff and it's not just Home Depot. It can happen in a lot of stores, but only if the manager wants it to happen.

Our HD doesn't have deals. I walked the whole store and only found a dozen discounted items and they were all newer dates. Nothing old. Apparently they get rid of them before they become one cent deals here. Nothing discounted in Tyler, that's for sure. I buy most everything from the net and with free shipping, because TX is so high priced.

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Many just make the employees throw the stuff out, rather than give anyone a deal.

I see a new BLF thread starting up soon - "Home Depot Dumpster Diving Deals" Smile .

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Today I picked up 2 more penny light fixtures! From 2 different stores.
I needed some more ceiling white for our house I was working in and found this one.

here is a closeup of the sticker, the date of 3/27/14 tells me that it could have gone to a penny any minute and it did

Later in the day I was in West Hartford and needed an LED bulb for a hallway fixture in a rental property and found this one.

A closeup of the sticker shows that same date of 3/27/14

Here are the receipts Smile

However, things don’t always go my way. Here is another that would have been a penny but it was gone. I last saw it in the store 2 days ago.

did the price scan and it scanned at $13.03.

Date on the sticker was also 3/27/14, so it too would probably have rung up for a penny. Either someone else got it or they pulled it off the shelf before I got there

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I fully support the renaming of Dchomak to DcHomer upgrade campaign, you have truly achieved Home Depot Zen status

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garrybunk wrote:

The other night I had to stop at Home Depot and while returning an item (near where the battery recycle bin is), I asked the cashier how they felt about me taking batteries out of the bin.  He had no idea what to say (said no one had ever asked about that) and called over a manager.  The manager had no idea what to say either!  He tried looking up “protocol” on the computer, but said there was nothing to go by.  So he asked me how many I wanted.  I told him likely 3 or 4, but I hadn’t looked closely yet (I had spotted at least 2 Ryobi Lithium batteries).  His response was, “ok, I’ll let you take those now, but we’ll have to look into this before letting you come back for more”.  Oh, and when he asked me what I was going to do with them I said I teardown the battery packs for the individual cells and have equipment to test the cells to see if they are any good.  I also said that I am recycling them in the truest sense. 

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So Garry, I know you have a Ryobi drill, what did you end up getting and were the packs any good. I remember you buying a couple over the internet.

BTW, the best packs in the recycle bin for harvesting loose cells, for me, are the Makitas. They all have Sony 1500 mAh cells and usually there is only one bad cell. I think it has to do that there really isn’t much of a BMS on board.

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BTW, the best packs in the recycle bin for harvesting loose cells, for me, are the Makitas. They all have Sony 1500 mAh cells and usually there is only one bad cell. I think it has to do that there really isn’t much of a BMS on board.

Actually there is, but it is powered off the bottom cell in the string. That means that cell has more load on it than the others and if the pack is left sitting for a long time that cell can be discharged to the point of no return.

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