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I got one! now, need to find the link hub. they were at 29 about a month back; i had thought who would want them at 29? i do! now that i can get the bulbs for a penny

dchomak wrote:

Just about a month ago these bulbs hit the “3” price, marked down from $24.97.

Now, here they are a month later, not priced and in a clearance section. So I brought one up and checked the price, a penny.

is that philips 75w also at a penny??

dchomak wrote:

Here is a couple of other penny items I found.

The Malibu pathway light I could see from a mile away. Malibu went bankrupt and HD cleared all stock out a couple of months ago. I knew this would go for a penny.

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by the way – i was around dchomak’s territory this weekend. visiting a friend in west hartford. when he asked what i wanted to do on saturday – i said ‘homedepot!’ to his utter bewilderment Smile he took me to the bloomfield location next to university of hartford. walking down the hallowed aisles, i was dead set on asking any person browsing the clearance section – “dchomak?” no dchomak and nothing worth buying. probably dchomak cleared it already for the week.

a memento of my visit – and a pretty good deal if i already didn’t have one

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dchomak do you pick up a penny from the ground if it has tails up?

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i picked up 2 of those defiant $9.88 flashlights today. pretty good.

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bionictony wrote:
i picked up 2 of those defiant $9.88 flashlights today. pretty good.

Have you been able to disassemble it? I can’t figure out how to get to the reflector and the LEDs..
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poiihy wrote:
dchomak do you pick up a penny from the ground if it has tails up?

Of course!
Tails up, tails down doesn’t matter to me. I would appreciate one on edge every once in awhile though. Easier to pick up. Wink

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radioshaq wrote:
by the way – i was around dchomak’s territory this weekend. visiting a friend in west hartford. when he asked what i wanted to do on saturday – i said ‘homedepot!’ to his utter bewilderment Smile he took me to the bloomfield location next to university of hartford. walking down the hallowed aisles, i was dead set on asking any person browsing the clearance section – “dchomak?” no dchomak and nothing worth buying. probably dchomak cleared it already for the week.

a memento of my visit – and a pretty good deal if i already didn’t have one


Over the weekend we were in Rhode Island at my great nieces baptism. Got a chance to hit a few HD’s while there, but I see that while I’m off trekking in foreign lands, my hometown HD is being raided by an invaders.

I should tell you, you missed something………..

And in late July a friend from the Midwest is coming to visit. We have a whole day planned scouting HD’s in your area for deals. As a sign of respect I am asking you to PM me with a list of the ones you frequent so as not to infringe on you territory.
Actually respect has nothing to do with it. No sense wasting time trying to conquer barren lands. LOL

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bionictony wrote:
i picked up 2 of those defiant $9.88 flashlights today. pretty good.

Where can these Defiants be found , which stores and in what part of the USA ?

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go to homedepot.com, search for “defiant 850 lumen” and it should show stock near your area. click change store and it will show other stores with stock count. i think once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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poiihy wrote:
Hey there’s a new “Rude!” button next to “Mark as SPAMShocked

Nah, your imagining it

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A couple of days ago, Saturday, my wife and I went to a show at Mohegan Sun. On the way back home I asked if it was OK to take a little out of the way trip that would only add about 10 more miles to our trip so that I could visit a HD that I had not been to in a long time. We got there about 7:50PM and I took a quick tour, I rounded up a few items I knew would be a penny and another that was a good possibility. As I went up to the self checkout, THEY CLOSED IT DOWN FOR THE NIGHT.
aaaarrrrrgggggg!!!!!!!
All I could do was take this photo of my frustration. What I had found was another one of the NiMH charger and 2 cell combos, 2 more of the Mag 2D Xenon bulbs, and another package of Lithium Plus AAA cells. All things I have found before, many times. Nothing great, but I was being denied!

As we drove home, I was miserable, that is until we stopped at a Dunkin Donuts near closing time and they gave me a free donut! At least that was something. After I ate my donut and got over my dismay I remembered that Sunday we were going to Rhode Island for my great nieces baptism. I did a route check on the GPS and showed my wife that if I inserted that same HD that we just left as a via on Sunday, our trip would actually be 2 miles shorter. Happy again.
So Sunday morning we hit that HD once again at 8:30AM, I ran in and self scanned my 4 penny items, off loaded them to the car and ran back in to check the “maybe” penny item. Yep, that was a penny too.
As I left the second time the self check girl yelled out “Hey, where are you finding this stuff ?” She had noticed me both times.
The “maybe” item


As we drove on to Rhode Island, stress free, “it was time to stop and smell the roses”
It’s important to loosen up after the grind of deal hunting at HD, other wise one might loose their mind Smile
We were now out in the country, yes much of Connecticut is rural, and we came across this little house and this tree……..
How can a tree be formed so perfectly. It looks as though it was trimmed, as a bush.

Then I remembered I had come across that same tree last fall.

much later, after the Baptismal and the house party, on our way back home I dropped my wife at a Rhode Island casino and I checked out the 5 Home Depots that were within a 5 mile radius.
I scored BIG.

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Home Depot has just cleared out a whole line of air compressors. A week ago a friend of mine in town called and told me they went on clearance and wanted to know how many I bought. I told him none, I didn’t even know. He then mentioned that he and his Dad were in our local store and they had just marked them down. There were 12 pieces of a dual tank, 1 1/2 horse model that was marked from $180 to $45. One guy grabbed 9 and 3 other guys grabbed 1 each before they even had a chance. He was hoping that I had already known about it and grabbed a bunch of them for myself and my friends, as he knew that is what I would likely do. He really wanted one and I felt bad for him. Heck after talking to him, I wanted 1 too!
The next day, I went to the service desk and asked them to check all stores in the area for stock. All gone. They even told me that most stores were sold out even BEFORE they hit the floor. Probably employees.
I did manage to find another single tank model marked down from $130 to $33. While in the store I called a couple of other friends, told them about that model and bought 7. Why 7? Well, 1 for me, 2 for one friend that said he wanted 2, 1 for another friend, 1 for me again Smile , another for the friend that said he wanted 2 cause I KNEW he would want 3. And then 1 more, just in case. Of course the friend that wanted 2 asked for a third, and after he saw it out of the box, he wanted a 4th!
So my planning went perfectly.
Also during my travels to Rhode Island, etc. I was able to find 2 of the twin tank models for $45 each. Both were the display models. NEVER have I seen something sell out so quickly. These compressor deals seem to be in every store.
These may still be available in your local store. Just today I found the second twin tank model and have seen the single tank still in stock for $33

Here are the specs.

The 3 gallon single tank model has been replaced with a 4 gallon model that looks exactly like it. It sells for $199

Here are both compressors side by side in my driveway. I couldn’t resist at these prices

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I’ve been on vacation in Northern MI for the last 4.5 days; I need to get to my local HD stores ASAP!

You guys are killing me.

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I checked mine and they had nothing worthwhile. I’ll keep an eye on this thread just in case.

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HD near work only has a smaller 2 gal compressor and then the much bigger one and the other brands. Saw no 6 or 3 prices anywhere. Will check my local HD on the way home.

EDIT – Skunked at the local one too but it’s not over yet.

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jf_smm wrote:
HD near work only has a smaller 2 gal compressor and then the much bigger one and the other brands. Saw no 6 or 3 prices anywhere. Will check my local HD on the way home.

EDIT – Skunked at the local one too but it’s not over yet.


Don’t give up! Just yesterday I found 2 more, although sometimes you can’t believe the sticker price.

The boxes say $116.00, but they rang up for $33
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My very first post to this thread, and post #2, was what I thought at the time to be a pretty decent deal. 4 Clamps for $19.88
(From my first post)

Well, that’s nothing compared to what’s going on now. I had been following a package of 6! clamps that originally was priced at $24.88. Then months ago it went to an even $15, stayed there for a while and then dropped to $14.06.

That drop of 94 cents is more significant than it seems at first. Ending with a “6” means that it is in the final stages of it’s clearance markdown.
Yesterday I found that they are now at $6.33, the “3” price
6 clamps for about $6, that works out to about a buck a piece. One way I use to determine value when something is around a buck is ask myself if something like that could ever be sold by Dollar Tree.

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I’ve been lurking on BLF for a couple months now, learning quite a bit and being entertained by this thread. Well, yesterday I finally registered on this site because I found my first penny deal… and I don’t even know what it is!

I was at HD looking for some GE Link bulbs. I have a few installed around my house over the last year and they have been pretty reliable. After checking the lightbulb section, I hit the clearance racks, but didn’t come across any. Scanning the shelves, I found a couple other items with DOB’s back in Nov 2015 and got excited that they may have been overlooked. But alas, after bringing them up to the self check, they were still at their “regular” sale price. When I put those items back, I spotted something that had fallen between the grates of the bottom rack. It was all dusty, but otherwise looked fine. So I went back up to the self check, saw the price, inserted my penny, grabbed the receipt, and high-tailed it outta there… feeling like I just stole something.

I probably don’t even have a use for this light stick, but the wrist strap will replace a broken one on a cheapie flashlight and is definitely worth the penny!

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JSC wrote:

I probably don’t even have a use for this light stick, but the wrist strap will replace a broken one on a cheapie flashlight and is definitely worth the penny!
Heck of a first post!
See when you can get stuff at the right price it can change everything.
Sometimes I take apart good stuff that I got cheap, just for the parts. Sort of like what you can do with this light stick. That strap may be useful. Also the button cells inside are a keeper, etc. Get the idea?
Good luck in the future.
BTW, after you peruse Home Depot of a period of months you will become familiar with what has gone on clearance. That stick light was everywhere, and then they were gone. Later, if you should see one, there is a good chance it will be a penny.
Just yesterday I saw this:

This was at the Pro Desk. I actually had to excuse myself to get to it as there was a Home Depot employee sitting on a stool. Their foot was just inches from that DeWALT 65 piece bit set laying on the bottom. Above it are 32 piece and 45 piece bit sets that sell at full price. I only recognized that 65 piece bit set as a penny item because I had watched it go from $14.88 to $12.00 to $7.84 and finally to $3.82. By now it would have been a penny, and it was.
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202bigmike wrote:
bionictony wrote:
i picked up 2 of those defiant $9.88 flashlights today. pretty good.

Where can these Defiants be found , which stores and in what part of the USA ?

They have them at the HD by my house. San Antonio, TX

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Today I was in Home Depot to get a vinyl shade and a cabinet hinge. Of course I did a quick look see for penny deals but struck out.
When I first walked in the store, I saw this sign.
PRO Appreciation Event”

What really caught my eye was FOOD! LOL Thumbs Up

After I finished at the register and went outside I came across a table with free hamburgers, hot dogs, and soda. I stood in front of the table thinking, should I, or shouldn’t I.
Then this guy walked up and started helping himself.

When I saw him I said to myself, IF he’s a PRO, I’m a PRO.
And I stepped up and got me a hamburger and a hotdog Innocent

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If you look at his boots, you’ll see he’s a pro.


 

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Just tell them “When it comes to hamburger eating…. I’m a professional “ & If you’ve spent as much time and money at the Home Depot as you have ..You’re a pro !!!

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radioshaq wrote:
by the way – i was around dchomak’s territory this weekend……………………


I mentioned earlier that when you were in my house you missed something Innocent

I didn’t notice this until a couple of days later, but here it is. This is a shot of the bottom of the clearance section.

Don’t see it? Of course not, it’s too dark under there. But the clearance tag is visible. To the left, hanging down, price is $4.83

It’s the Brass Wall Lantern that poiiy posted about way back when it was $13.06

And I remember SawMaster saying that this light would only be worth it at the “3” price Wink
Anyway, that dark corner under the clearance shelf comes to life IF one carries and EDC light Smile

You guys think I have it easy, my Home Town HD has the self checkout lanes closed all week. Only on the weekends are they open. I had to wait almost a week to fetch it.

radioshaq, do you carry an EDC light? Mine comes in handy all the time Wink

BTW, You mentioned the University of Hartford, does your friend go to U of H?
That is my Alma Mater Grad

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Why do you call me poiiy

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poiihy wrote:
Why do you call me poiiy

What the “h” difference does it make? Evil

My mistake, that silent “h” makes your name difficult to spell! Facepalm

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