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A friend of mine used to work for HD (as one of the locusts). In her experience the lack of penny deals in a given store relates more to the district manager (multiple stores in a given area) than the volume of business at a particular store. Some would throw a fit if a penny item went out the front door instead of out the back and into the crusher. Some wouldn’t, some of them were just as sickened by the waste as you might be.

The moral of the story being if you never see any penny deals at your favorite HD ask who the district manager is. Then if you get a chance to check out another store if it’s the same manager you’ll know not to spend much time looking. Unfortunately the location finder only gives the store manager not the DM.

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I have been traveling since Sunday. One of the things I have been doing while traveling is checking out HD’s for deals and penny deals. Monday I got a text message from a friend asking about this 432 tool set he came across.

I told him what I told everyone reading this thread, if is tagged at $300.06 with a date of 02/08/2017 it should go to $100.03 any day now. In fact I had printed out the UPC code that I provided a few posts above and was carrying it with me to use at the price checkers while I traveled. I only saw it priced at $300.06 in NY, NJ while on a short vacation last week. This week all the stores I checked in NY, PA and OH had them still at $349.00, down from the original $399.00.
Today I got a text from another friend while he was standing in MY HOME TOWN Home Depot.

I quickly texted him back with the message Buy Them All!
There were 3, enough for 1 each for the 3 of us. Big Smile
Here is a blow up of just what this set includes. It is Huskies biggest set.
Of note, it contains 5 ratchet wrenchs and 3 breaker bars. Also 3 sizes of swivel adapters and 2 sets of ratcheting box wrenches!

On my trip I DID find lots of penny deals, but this deal is the best.

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That’s amazing—you nailed it exactly. i was expecting to see a new date, but the new price tag still has the old date 2/8/17. So long till it would go for a penny, if nobody were to buy them? My local store has that set “reduced” to $349.

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kennybobby wrote:
That’s amazing—you nailed it exactly. i was expecting to see a new date, but the new price tag still has the old date 2/8/17. So long till it would go for a penny, if nobody were to buy them? My local store has that set “reduced” to $349.

In this case, $349.00 is the first step in the clearance process. Usually the first price reduction will end with a “0”. The percentage price drop is small and it can stay at that price point for an indefinite amount of time. The second price drop of $300.06, ends with a “6”, is 25% off and will last for about 6 weeks. The 3rd reduction will be about 75% off end with a “3” In this case $100.03. In about 3 weeks it will go to a penny and be pulled off the sheves.

Any store that currently has them at $349.00 will eventually go the $300.06, then $100.03. If they don’t sell through.
So you are at least 6 weeks away from the “3” price.

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Here is a penny deal I found yesterday while in Ohio.
This store is always neat as a pin, partially because there are never any customers in it. I really wonder how they stay open. Very hard to find penny deals as they always right on top of everything.
Anyway, I walked the store and found a couple of mismarked clearance items, so there were a few chinks in their armour, meaning there was hope.
I also found a couple of items at the “3” price that I could use. As I was up at the self checkout with some “3” ittems, I spotted some CAT stuff from the back of the display next to the self checkout. That was surprising to me as the CAT stuff had gone on clearance months ago. So I went around to check out that display And this is what I saw.

All of the usual CAT and Black & Decker stuff that had already gone on clearance elsewhere at the “3” price, but here they were all at full list.
BUT, I noticed some thing else. Right in the middle is a “Battery Tender” Lithium Ion Boost Charger.
Those also went on clearance at the “3” price and were $79.97 when at full list. The price under it was $19.97.

They were NEVER at that price!
When I looked more closely I could see that the $19.97 was for a set of jumper cables, it was placed in the wrong spot.
When I looked elsewhere on this display for a $79.97 price tag, I saw none. I thought this could be a penny.
And it was.

Here are some other deals. When I heard that the 02/08/2017 date went from the “6” price to the “3” price I knew what to look for.
Here are items that just turned that day.

These screw drivers went for $2.53 CHINK!


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What does it mean when the date is in the future? All the bags, 12” to 18”, now have clearance tags, but the date is 8/3/17 August 3rd?

Also i found a possible penny deal, but they couldn’t locate the pouches. i walked a few aisles looking at the overhead for the sku but no luck. The associates said someone probably “liberated” them, i.e. pilfered.

On Saturday i went to the another of the 3 local stores, and it was so busy with all these good looking women walking around shopping—i just about forgot why i was there…

Anyway the stores in my area are always busy, which i think means they sell everything way before it gets close to the penny price or even the ‘3’—very little in the way of great deals is seen. i think the odds are better at the stores with less traffic—but at least now i know what and where to search for a possible deal. And i may start driving out to the store with all the bodaciousness…

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I had been away traveling for the past 2 weeks. Got a chance to shop quite a few HD’s along the way.
I will post some deals later, but for now there is this.

Pass Through socket set, largest socket is 1 1/4 inch.

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dchomak wrote:
I had been away traveling for the past 2 weeks. Got a chance to shop quite a few HD’s along the way. I will post some deals later, but for now there is this. Pass Through socket set, largest socket is 1 1/4 inch. !{width:100%}[url=http://imgur.com/IHkXY9p][img]http://i.imgur.com/IHkXY9p.jpg[/img][/url]!

Uhm… Wow, nice catch. I have to say that may be one of the best scores found on here.

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Would it show that price if you scanned the barcode with the HD app, or do you have to use a store scanner?

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strayz wrote:

Uhm… Wow, nice catch. I have to say that may be one of the best scores found on here.


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Nitetime wrote:
Would it show that price if you scanned the barcode with the HD app, or do you have to use a store scanner?

Store scanner
Web sites and apps do not show the 6 or 3 prices.
And they don’t show the 4 or 2 prices

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dchomak wrote:
Nitetime wrote:
Would it show that price if you scanned the barcode with the HD app, or do you have to use a store scanner?

Store scanner
Web sites and apps do not show the 6 or 3 prices.
And they don’t show the 4 or 2 prices

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My mother in-law bought me a “Home Depot” Lottery ticket.
They say I won $10, but I never saw any of it. Sad

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dchomak wrote:
My mother in-law bought me a “Home Depot” Lottery ticket.
They say I won $10, but I never saw any of it. Sad
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Very interesting (never heard of home depot lottery), but without that $10 your forgoing 1,000 penny items Crying

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What kind of coin is that in the picture?

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Bort, that is a Connecticut State Lottery ticket. It seems that they get a place like HD to give them some money to get their name on them.
Sad that the State has to resort to this kind of stuff.

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What kind of coin is that in the picture?
I don’t know, I never saw that Quarter again either Big Smile

Actually, I have a better copy of that picture on my phone.
It’s one of these.

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I just moved into a new house, been getting a few small things nothing worth posting. Inventory team just sweeped my stores and when they left, half the stores on clearance. So deals coming

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i think i saw the inventory team in my store today also, about 4 or 5 folks with carts and scanners moving thru the aisles and putting stuff in their cart from time to time…

They had a scratch and dent husky rolling tool bench that someone sucker punched with a fork lift—they only wanted to come off 20%, so i passed.

my best deal so far was a $299. Ryobi 40V lawnmower that sat out in the garden area for 9 months, i asked about it and they let it go for $25.

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kennybobby wrote:

my best deal so far was a $299. Ryobi 40V lawnmower that sat out in the garden area for 9 months, i asked about it and they let it go for $25.

WOW! That is a fantastic deal. What battery did it come with?

See, sometimes you just gotta ask for the deal

I got a deal on a 40V Ryobi blower a couple of weeks ago. Not as good as your deal though.
I was in the lawn tool section and spied a box for the blower in the over head with a paper taped to it saying “NO CHARGER
That blower was originally $169 had been on clearance for $85 for a longtime. There were no others on display so I went up with the UPC code I carry around to check the price in that store. It came up at $85. So I went back and just happened to catch a manager with a couple of other employees as they were walking by. I showed him the box and they pulled it down.
I offered $42.50 without the charger (I have others)
So they scanned it and agreed to the 42.50, but I said wait, lets check to see what’s inside. So I opened it up in front of them and we saw that there was no battery either. To that the manager said “not a problem” and walked over to the display.
At that time I expected him to grab a battery off a demo, but instead he grabbed a new one still in the package.
Then he walked me over to the service desk and told them to “penny out” the battery and sell be the blower for $42.50!
Here is the receipt.
I ended up getting the battery for a penny, the hard way.

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Wow, you get those penny deals coming and going—i’m afraid you’re gonna run out of pennies, maybe we should take up a collection for ya…

i just got the bare mower “as is”, no charger and no battery. But then i soon found a 40V weed whacker with 2.6 Ahr battery and charger on craigslist for $50.

Last month i was looking at my local HD and they had the OP4050 5 Ahr battery pack on the shelf in the blister package that was still labelled as OP4026 for $99. i didn’t check the bar code, just grabbed one and hit the checkout line—got home and peeled the cover off and sure enough it had the red LG 18650 HE2 2500 mAh cells. Works twice as long, but i don’t charge them till full—pull them off when the 4th led starts blinking.

Oh yeah i did get some nice dining room furniture for father’s day:

Now i used to think that i was cool,
drivin' around on fossil fuel,
until i saw what i was doin',
was drivin' down the road to ruin. --JT

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Whaaattttt?
Red????
My favorite color of dining room furniture. Wink

What alternate universe do you live in. In my universe that cabinet only comes in Black;

That’s a good price too, Black ones cost more. $398
AND they don’t have the chrome handle.

BTW, a tip for anybody getting push back from their wife on buying a tool cabinet.
Just remind them how impossible the (her) Silly kitchen would be with out the tool cabinets she has hung on the wall.
(Worked for me)

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Today we leave for a short vacation in Ottawa Canada. Let’s see if I can find any bargains in a foreign country. I wonder if the self checkouts take American pennies. :

EDIT, 6:45PM ESDT

Turns out today is the 150th year anniversary for Canada and is a holiday. Home Depot’s are closed. Have to wait until tomorrow.

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dchomak wrote:
Today we leave for a short vacation in Ottawa Canada. Let’s see if I can find any bargains in a foreign country. I wonder if the self checkouts take American pennies. :

EDIT, 6:45PM ESDT

Turns out today is the 150th year anniversary for Canada and is a holiday. Home Depot’s are closed. Have to wait until tomorrow.

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dchomak wrote:
Whaaattttt?
Red????
My favorite color of dining room furniture. Wink

What alternate universe do you live in. In my universe that cabinet only comes in Black;

That’s a good price too, Black ones cost more. $398
AND they don’t have the chrome handle.

BTW, a tip for anybody getting push back from their wife on buying a tool cabinet.
Just remind them how impossible the (her) Silly kitchen would be with out the tool cabinets she has hung on the wall.
(Worked for me)

I looked at that tool box, but I do not like the deep drawers on the upper tool box. Personal thing for me I know, but I like the deep drawers in the rolling cabinet.

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In Ottawa, right across the steet from our hotel, is a home center chain called “Reno Depot” Sort of a French version of Home Depot.
Honest, these pictures are not ‘Shopped Big Smile


First thing after breakfast I headed on over to see what that is all about. Once inside the store, I was lost. Same as Home Depot, only different. Different colors, different prices (the exchange rate), different language (French). I walked around for about 45 minutes and took some pictures.
Battery recycle bin.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars which at the present time are worth about 77 cents US.




Here is the only clearance rack I could find, nothing there for me.

The tool section, all of the major brands. DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, Black & Decker, Stanley etc.

After I left the store, my mind blown and fully overloaded, I wondered if it was safe to drive to my next destination.
A real honest to goodness authentic Canadian Home Depot! Fortunately it was only 5 miles away.

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Let’s see if I can spot any deals at the Gatineau Home Depot in Ottawa, Canada.
This looks familiar, but somehow the logo is a little different.
(Each letter is raised off the sign with White sides that give it a White drop shadow effect)

The battery recycle bin is located outside of the store, as you walk into the entrance.
And they accept alkalines, in the U.S. they don’t want them. More on that later. Wink

I walked around for about 30 minutes. There was no self checkout, so there would be no way to check prices, or checkout with a penny item even if I found one. Also there were no clearly marked clearance endcaps. I did see lots of marked down prices in the isles, but they don’t use the “normal” clearance prices or stickers that I am used to.
I did find a number of items that I knew had already been pennied out in the U.S. but as to what their price was in Canada was unknown. Turned out none of them were at a penny. In fact, as others who live in Canada have stated, there are NO penny deals. The Canadian stores do not use the same clearance system as in the States.
Here is the 1 deal I did score though.
This flashlight, I spotted it in 2 places within the store. First here, at an endcap in the tool section.

and hanging on a pole in the front of the tool section right by the registers.

This is the 850 Lumen, triple emitter Defiant that I had been looking for. In an earlier post I described how I located what seemed to be an unopened forgotten case of them at a store in Connecticut when they were at the 75% off price of $3.32.
But a store employee and I could not locate them!
Here they were, priced at $12.88 Canadian, with a yellow sticker. The original U.S. price was $14.88, that I remembered, and if the Canadian price was $12.88 that meant it was a clearance price because with the exchange rate, the original HAD to be more than $14.88. Probably more than $20.
So with no price checker, I grabbed 1 and went over to the guy in appliances to scan it for price Wink He didn’t have a hand scanner,but just then another guy who did walked by. I handed him the light with the price tag down on the UPC code up so he could scan it. When I handed it to him, he turned it over and saw the sticker. He said there it is, $12.88.
I told him, yeah I know, but would you scan it anyway. He did, looked and the screen and suddenly pulled the screen to his chest.
I asked him what it said. He then shook the scanner and scanned it again. $3.16, that’s a GOOD price, he said. Then he said, YOU KNEW.
So I took it from him and causually walked away while he immediately got on his phone. As soon as I was out of their sight I fast walked to the 6 others that were hanging in plain sight in the tool section and checked out. I brought those 7 out to the car and went back in for the other 5 that were sort of out of sight and safe for the time being in the endcap.
I had to use my VISA card to pay for them as Home Depot Canada has no way to process American HD cards!
I figure after Visa adjusts for the exchange rate, I picked these lights up for about $2.43 American.

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As I mentioned previously, the recycle bins in Canada actually encourage people to discard their NiMH and Alkaline cells there. In the US, they forbid it.
When I peeked inside this one, this is what I saw.

Lots of bags of AA Cells, Energizer Industrial Alkaline. The bags that held them were the ones that HD supplies at the bin.
Because there were so many, and they looked as though they were new, I figured HD dumped them there.
So I grabbed and bag and tried a couple out in my SK68. Being on the road with no other way to test them, I then determined that they were in very good condition. So I went back and got them all.
That’s a lot of cells!

I’ll probably give them to my nephew for his kids. They use up alot of batteries.

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I picked up 2 of these “baseball bat” lights while in Canada. I have never seen them in the States.

They must have been around for awhile, because a different store had them a little cheaper.

350 Lumens and they run on 4xAA. $11.88 Cdn is about $9.30 US. Not a bad price!
First one I bought is a gift for a friend and the 2nd a souvenir for me.
Here is a larger version of the same type of light.

Never saw that one in the States either. Price is quite high.

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