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Got a nice Hunter ceiling fan for $25.03 a couple of days ago. Was really hoping that it would ring up for a penny but, no such luck. Either way, I was in need of a ceiling fan and $25 is a heck of a deal!

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lite1000 wrote:
Got a nice Hunter ceiling fan for $25.03 a couple of days ago. Was really hoping that it would ring up for a penny but, no such luck. Either way, I was in need of a ceiling fan and $25 is a heck of a deal!

Yea, that is a heck of a deal. And I know what you were thinking, should I buy it now at a heck of a good price or wait and try and get it for a penny and probably not get it and miss out entirely. If you need it then it is definitely better to take the sure thing.
I remember once when I held a tag sale, I had something marked at 50 cents, I don’t remember what, but say it was worth $10. A guy came up and offered me 25 cents! Without really thinking I blurted out “50 cents is a good price, if that’s not cheap enough for you, then you really don’t need it in the first place!” After thinking about it, it was true. Having said that, IF it’s a penny!, well then I WANT it, whether I need it or not. Big Smile
Right now I’m home eating lunch a getting ready to go to HD to get a starter ballast for a florescent light fixture and I’m going to have to pay FULL price. |(

ImA4Wheelr wrote:

^ Great advice and find.

Up above you asked me to take a photo of the nightlight I got for penny.  I apologize for not taking one last night.  I can tell you that it isn’t this one which is still full price.  It looks pretty much the same though.

Here you go, I hope you appreciate me doing your work for you Smile
As I said, these were everywhere when they were $2.03, but when they went to a penny I couldn’t find any Sad

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I got one of those hunter fans for my parents about a week ago.

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My closest Home Depot is 30 miles from my home, and is awkwardly located, making it difficult to get into and out of when I am close by. It's a particularly poor one, and I've never found any good deals there. If it was closer or more convenient, I'd stop by more often to look for deals. Cry


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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

^ Great advice and find.

Up above you asked me to take a photo of the nightlight I got for penny.  I apologize for not taking one last night.  I can tell you that it isn’t this one which is still full price.  It looks pretty much the same though.

Thank you ImA4Wheelr. Your post of the “wrong” one, the one still at full price and my subsiquent posting of the “right” one, made me aware of the subtle difference between the 2 and allowed me to spot the penny one from a distance. The wrong one has the red bar across the package and the right one doesn’t.


I had to go to a Home Depot today to pick up an exterior pre-hung door, and being as Party as I am I decided to change out our door on the coldest day of the year. Big Smile Of course on the way to the back of the store, I scanned the isles looking for you know what. Wink Saw this from 30 feet away.

3 of the penny lights hiding amongst with one of the “wrong” ones. The wrong one sells for $9.97, but there they were, 3 penny lights hanging right out in plain sight. So I grabbed them and headed for the self checkout line.
I have never seen this before, CLOSED!

So, I went to the back of the store to get my door carrying the lights with me hoping that when I come back it will be open. I met with a sales person and he even went and got me a flat bed cart to carry the door. I went back up front to the self checkout and it was STILL closed. Nothing left to do now except bring the lights back and miss out on the penny deal.
I re-hung the lights and headed back to checkout, only NOW self checkout is open again! So I went back got the lights and went to self checkout. Because the door is so large I first asked the self checkout girl to scan the SKU for me, Then I asked her for the 5% discount for using my HD credit card, THEN I scanned the 3 lights. For it to work out it had to be done in that order.

As for finding penny deals all I can offer as encouragement is, I can do it, others have done it and you can do it too.

Penny deals can be right under your nose, but if you don’t have the eyes to see you’re going to miss them.

EDIT: This time I paid less than I penny because I asked for and got my 5% discount for using my credit card. 5% off of 0.01 is 0.0095 Smile

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Over Christmas I had a 1000 mile round trip. As such I took the time to stop at a few HD’s along the way up and along the way back (took different routes). I was able to score some very good deals (sub $10) but I did manage to grab some things for a penny as well.

These are the penny deals that I found on my journey.

HDMI to HDMI mini adapters: Useful for those that have non iPad tablets and want to show something on their TV or computer.

VGA to HDMI adapters: Useful for connecting older computers to newer TV’s

And the same mini work lights that dchromak has been getting. I actually found these stuck upside down on the metal rack with no price tagged. I recognized them and sure enough they scanned for a penny! I got two but the other one is already in my office at work so it’s not pictured here.

Not everything I bought was a penny though. I got this Lifetime Warranty Ceiling fan for my parents for $23.03

And I also missed out on a fantastic deal. I saw these sitting at $2.03 and didn’t grab any. When I got a little farther down the road and realized how stupid that was, I figured “oh well I’ll grab some at another store”. EVERY OTHER HD I stopped at had them at full price. GRRR…..

Anyway. I learned a lot and had a lot of fun. I know the HD about 15 mins from me has those safety lights a couple posts up. I may head over there this weekend to try and score them for a penny as well.

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xj, nice to see that you got in on the penny deals. Good job!

Last week I had to run into HD early one morning and I noticed that they had changed the prices on some of the clearance items. One that was not changed was the VGA to HDMI converter that xjsnake scored. I did take one up when I was ready to check out to scan. Even though it was priced at $15.03 it scanned at a penny.
The problem was that when I scanned it, it jammed up the scanner. I had no choice but to quickly move to another scanner and check out with it. As I left the store with what I originally came in for and the HDMI converter, I noticed that the selfcheckout person was printing out a copy of my receipt. She had noticed the penny scan. I knew what that meant, she was going to alert someone what had happened and there were 4 more still hanging in the store. I walked to my van, I did not run, (I still have some dignity) to off load what I already had and went back in. By the time I got back they were gone, pulled by an employee. Oh well.
That HDMI converter is not just an adapter but an active analog to digital converter that originally sold for $60. It had inputs for both audio and analog VGA signals and combines them into an HDMI output that contains digital signals of the both the audio and video.
A couple of days later I found myself traveling to visit my brothers house in central Massachusetts. I would normally get there by traveling in a North Easterly direction for 75 miles. I found that I traveled due North, then East I could hit 4 new HD’s that I had not ever visited before. That trip would only be an extra 25 miles.
My haul for the day was 7 more of the VGA to HDMI converters, 3 HDMI to micro HDMI and 1 HDMI to mini HDMI adapters. Also 3 more of the mini worklights and the small doggy trainer that I posted about in #228.

This store had 5 of the converters, I think because they were still priced at $46.06.

This Massachusetts store still has these “penny” lights that had been cleared out of CT stores at a penny. They are just now starting their clearance trajectory, $.00 to $.06 to $.03 to a penny.


This store had 2 of the HDMI converters marked at $15.03, but rang up at a penny.

Still another store just starting the price markdown


Most of these bulbs I have already been able to get for a penny

Here are a couple of items that are about to go to a penny


That remote is also at my local HD in 2 places in the store, marked at $5.03 at one location and $15.06 in the other. It is a “learning” remote.

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Damn, amazing scores.  Congrats Smile

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Darn! I could make use of the vga to hdmi units! I'll have to look for those!  

 

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Darn! I could make use of the vga to hdmi units! I’ll have to look for those!  

 

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Garry, no prob, I can take care of you.
I’ll be opening up a give away thread anyway.

Besides, tomorrow my wife and I are traveling to Washington DC and she says we can stop at some HD’s along the way. SmileSmileSmile

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dchomak wrote:
Besides, tomorrow my wife and I are traveling to Washington DC and she says we can stop at some HD’s along the way. SmileSmileSmile

You are my new hero Beer

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I just did a web search for “penny deals home depot” and found lots of web sites describing the phenomenon.
http://www.pennypup.com/home-depot/
http://couponlikeaman.com/profiles/blogs/home-depot-penny-items?xg_sourc...
etc.
etc.
etc.
So, we have not come across anything new. This has been going on for years. What this does mean, beyond any shadow of doubt, is that this is a REAL phenomenon and can be repeated again and again. Do not think that it is just something peculiar to certain stores or certain people. It can be done by anyone, if they are willing to give it a try.

So Bort, am I still your hero? Big Smile

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dchomak wrote:
I just did a web search for “penny deals home depot” and found lots of web sites describing the phenomenon.
http://www.pennypup.com/home-depot/
http://couponlikeaman.com/profiles/blogs/home-depot-penny-items?xg_sourc...
etc.
etc.
etc.
So, we have not come across anything new. This has been going on for years. What this does mean, beyond any shadow of doubt, is that this is a REAL phenomenon and can be repeated again and again. Do not think that it is just something peculiar to certain stores or certain people. It can be done by anyone, if they are willing to give it a try.

So Bort, am I still your hero? Big Smile


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Frequent travel, HD, weird hobby, understanding spouse, i would venture a say at yes

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I’ve got at least 2 that I’ll hit tomorrow in hopes of finding some more of what I posted above. With a little know how and some diligence you can score some great deals.

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I struck out today on penny deals. I did however find out that the spray misters I posted about in #217 have gone to $1.90 each. I grabbed some more.

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^ I typically strike out too.  That is why I like to say dcho has some kind of "finder" power.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

^ I typically strike out too.  That is why I like to say dcho has some kind of “finder” power.

I’ve gotten 8 penny items in the last week. I’d say it’s absolutely doable without dchromak’s searchfoo

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I struck out 4 times today. 3 times in CT and once in NJ but tomorrow is another day. On our way to D.C.

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Darn snow stopped me from going anywhere here in ohio Sad

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Where in Ohio? I hit the store in Ashtabula last month.

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port clinton, once i get the hang of it ill go to more HD stores

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Well I struck out on the HDMI adapters, found no penny deals, but did get some "deals":

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Gonna give this cable a try.  (Sorry for the bad pic; it was tough to get it due to the reflection of the light.)

q2

These timers are all over the store on clearance.  I bought one of the one on the left.

2

I picked up one of these just because it was interesting and only $2.52.  Oh, and those same ol' same ol' Phillips MR16 LED bulbs are STILL marked at $17.00 in my HD's clearance area!  In fact I didn't spot anything with a "3" price (other than the cable above) that was worth checking on a "penny deal".  I also saw a lot of yellow clearance price tags with no dates on them.  When I did see dates they were no older than December 2014.

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I think I’ll have to go check again… I could definitely use a vga-to-hdmi adapter, and if they have any of those Philips bulbs for cheap that would be helpful too.

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I had to run to the local HD today (which usually isn’t great) to grab some flat steel to fix my jeep’s seat. While I was there I came across a light fixture that I knew had been marked with a .03. It was unpriced and buried in the clearance section.

Sure enough it rang up for a penny. So if you see these in your store, grab them.

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XJ, I have never noticed those, I will be on the lookout.
On the same note, here is a score of an oldie but goodie that was mixed in with the current stock. The cheaper worklight that has gone from full list to 3.04 to 1.52 to .01. It looks a lot like the current worklight that HD has that sells for $11.47. Here is one I found in a box of the others. I can recognize it as is not fully enveloped in a clear acrylic package.

Side by side with it’s replacement. Rang up for a penny.

Here’s a couple of other things I spotted. Recently, 01/01/15, JonnyC posted about the High CRI Bulbs at 6.50 and 7.50

Well the other day I noticed that they have been reduced another 4 cents. What’s important about that is that this means that they are now on the reduction spiral, their priced and amounts that end in “6”
With a date of 11/19/2014, it will be a long time before we see a lower price that ends with the “3”

Here’s 2 items that should go to a penny any day now. With dates of 07/03/2014. Even though the remotes are priced at 15.06, right now they will ring up at 5.03. The store is definitely not on the ball on this item. I figure this will go to a penny on or about 01/23/2014

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^ That Phillips light just the left of the camera and above your hand.  Got one of those for a penny a month or so ago.  It's a remote phosphor type light and puts out a pretty pleasant tint and even light.

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^ That Phillips light just the left of the camera and above your hand.  Got one of those for a penny a month or so ago.  It’s a remote phosphor type light and puts out a pretty pleasant tint and even light.

Well then, looks like I need to take one up to scan! It could be that I missed one. Actually I’ve seen those many times before but I never knew they were cleared out, nor have I ever checked the price Shocked

I struck out again on penny deals in D.C. while we were there, but I did get this 70piece screw driver set for $2.52.

Before our trip I got these 2 deals locally.
The 28 piece combination wrench set was $12 abd goes from 1/4 inch to 3/4 inch, 6mm to 18mm
Also included in “stubby” lengths is 3/8 to 5/8 and 10mm to 15mm. This same wrench set was offered last year and eventually was reduced down to $12 at the very end.

The twin 100 pack of Stanley blades, Made in the U.S.A., total of 200 blades was only $5. I happened about those as I was in the store carrying the wrench set. A store employee came up to me a told me they see me in there all the time and would I be interested in them. I said sure and he went overhead to bring them down. I bought all 7 packs. I am spreading them around to friends etc. Also I plan on rounding up all my knives and filling them up too. (I probably have 25 of them in use). I always have 3 or 4 within arms length, because when a blade goes dull it’s easier to just grab another knife. I periodically go around and change all the blades at the same time.

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Those are some great deals in you last couple or so posts dchomak.  Hoping to find a couple of them next time I hit a HD.  Would like to find that light xjsnake scored too.

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Update to my last post. I hit two other HD’s today within 10 miles of where I got the light fixture. The exact same fixture is sitting on the shelf at @ $29!

So at both stores I went up to see if perhaps I’d struck gold and the fixture rang up at $29.

Just goes to show how individual some of these deals are to certain stores and how general others are across stores.

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xjsnake wrote:
Update to my last post. I hit two other HD’s today within 10 miles of where I got the light fixture. The exact same fixture is sitting on the shelf at @ $29!

So at both stores I went up to see if perhaps I’d struck gold and the fixture rang up at $29.

Just goes to show how individual some of these deals are to certain stores and how general others are across stores.

Are you sure it was the same EXACT light? Sometimes there are slight variations to color or finish of an item and one will be cleared out, the other not.
I did have that same experience with that parchment globe awhile back though.

ImA4, I checked out that bulb you mentioned. My local has plenty of that type bulb but they are not a penny. Sad Maybe yours is different? Or maybe this is another example of what XJ is pointing out?

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