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poiihy wrote:
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The most important thing is that I went back in and got those other 3 light controllers. Wink
Nah, you do stuff like that all the time; the thing I am interested in is what you’re up to. Silly

I am hooking up some LED shop lights that I got at COSTCO.

I had to travel just over the CT-MA State line to get this price.

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Oh wow! Wish I could get those fixtures at that price. Too bad Costco screwed me over years ago and I refuse to do business with them! Though if someone else bought them for me I'd be okay with that Smile .

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Interesting; I don’t think I’ve ever been in a Costco. I wonder what they sell and if they have good deals sometimes.

garrybunk wrote:

Oh wow! Wish I could get those fixtures at that price. Too bad Costco screwed me over years ago and I refuse to do business with them! Though if someone else bought them for me I’d be okay with that Smile .

-Garry

Screwed you over? Shocked In what way?

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If you want me to spend for a membership then you won’t see me there. I’ve done the math and places like Costco are not cheaper for buyers like me over a year’s time. And then they bill you for the next piece of cardboard.

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They wouldn't honor their warranty on tires because I was not a member. Tires were purchased on my parents membership and I even had the original receipt. Total BS. And the stupid thing was that the service guy told me I could grab anyone around to show him their membership card to get access to my warrany coverage. I told him I'd never be back at a Costco.

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A lot of the special holiday tools, lights and stuff are being reduced. Here are some examples.
This 25 piece ratchet tie down and bungee cord set is now $10. I bought one of these, the fact that they are NEATLY stored in a convenient storage bag was the great attraction for me. All those tie downs packed in such a mall space was just to much to pass up. The bag itself is worth $3!

But then I pulled them all out of the bag to shoot this picture. Can I ever get them all back in?
Doesn’t matter, I did this in the store. I grabbed a fresh one for myself 0:)

Those 4 ratcheting tie downs that are included are worth more than the $10 cost, never mind the other 21 bungee cords and carry case.
Here are 4 ratcheting tie downs elsewhere in the store that are approximately equivalent. $13.87!

Here are 3 – 50 foot PVC air hose. They were $15.98, now they are marked down to 13.98

BUT, after last Christmas, in the following January these very same hoses, the 3 pack, were reduced to $5.02. That was $5 for 3 hoses.
I mention this because most likely all of the stuff in the special holdiday gift section will be cleared out after Christmas at very low prices.


And while I was there I ran into the “EverReady” guy, Bob. Notice the EverReady Bunny on his name tag! He was busy stocking the shelves with EverReady flashlights.

I stopped and we chatted about flashlights. I showed him the link to my Sleeper Light Mod which was based on a cheap 6V EverReady lantern battery light. I could tell my pictures and descriptions went right over his head.
I did make points with him when I showed him my EDC, an EverReady Bunny Light!

Not really my EDC :bigsmile:
The battery is dead. Some how I have to figure out how to replace it.

Single emitter design for good throw and runtimes. Wink

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$3.00 drill bit sets smoking here in Hawaii … got me two sets for that price!

Lot’s of the Defiant brand lights still in stock… Mostly the C and D cell lights… But no discounts so far :~

Best deal was the Defiant 3C 850 lumen light for $9.98… got two for throw around lights… The rest of the Defiant and Husky lights are big boy 3-5 C and D cells… but no discounts in HI yet.

I’ll check in after Xmas, hopefully they get discounted big time… lots left so far today.

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Eventually most everything will be reduced.

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Seen in two different stores in the Des Moines area

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Nice! Will that be in all stores?

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The deals dcho has been reporting were slow to happen at the stores near me.  I've had my eye on the 2AAA penlight 2 pack as they are getting good reviews.  They dropped them down to $4.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-AAA-Aluminum-Pen-Light-with-Clip-2-Pa...

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

I’ve had my eye on the 2AAA penlight 2 pack as they are getting good reviews.  They dropped them down to $4.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-AAA-Aluminum-Pen-Light-with-Clip-2-Pack-98243/206047746

They have the ugliest tint I have ever seen.

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Good info.  Thanks wedlpine.  Do you think they would make decent hosts for modding?

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Could be. I don’t know how easy they are to get apart.

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wedlpine wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

I’ve had my eye on the 2AAA penlight 2 pack as they are getting good reviews.  They dropped them down to $4.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-AAA-Aluminum-Pen-Light-with-Clip-2-Pack-98243/206047746

They have the ugliest tint I have ever seen.


The tint IS hideous, but for the price and what they are, they are worth a few bucks. I found them bright (even though the tint is awful) and sturdy. If they can be found for $4, and you get a months hard use out of them and can look at them in that light, they are worth a couple bucks each with the batteries.. Just my opinion- everybody has their own sense of value when it comes to money spent! : )
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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Congrats.

My closest HD is 42 miles away on weekends.  Just not worth the hike.

Wut? Surprised

How far away is it on weekdays? Undecided

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that ImA4Wheeler lives in a mobile home :bigsmile:

I’m in the north end of the same state as him and it takes 1-2 weeks more to see the deals he gets and even then the prices never bottom out up here; the product disappears from the shelves after the 2nd or 3rd price drop. Don’t get nuthin for a penny :_(

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Gj wrote:

ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Congrats.

My closest HD is 42 miles away on weekends.  Just not worth the hike.

Wut? Surprised

How far away is it on weekdays? Undecided

Smile

 

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

The deals dcho has been reporting were slow to happen at the stores near me.  I’ve had my eye on the 2AAA penlight 2 pack as they are getting good reviews.  They dropped them down to $4.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Defiant-AAA-Aluminum-Pen-Light-with-Clip-2-Pack-98243/206047746

Remember these from last year?

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Well AFTER they went to $3.98, they went to a dollar, 50 cents each!
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Who can blame me for buying so many flashlights? :bigsmile:

Here is a review by DBSAR
http://budgetlightforum.com/node/26051

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Show off Wink

Gj wrote:
ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Congrats.

My closest HD is 42 miles away on weekends.  Just not worth the hike.

Wut? Surprised

How far away is it on weekdays? Undecided

For about one second, twice on most weekdays, it is about an eighth of a mile away.  Smile

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I have only seen this once before.

I bought one of each, just because, and only because I could.
I would NEVER actually use a piece of junk like this.
There are no actual threads here, just cold rolled

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How exactly do those drain things work?

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The plumbing world is really hostile (to your wallet)… faucets are ridiculously expensive but terrible quality and plumbing parts are also ridiculously expensive.

One thing that irritates me are those faucet supply lines… there are two, or even THREE different types of connectors that ALL do the exact same thing and are used interchangeably. There is the 3/8” connector (small one), the 1/2” FIP connector (big one) and I recently discovered a different 1/2” connector that was slightly smaller and apparently used only for valves.
Some faucets use the 3/8” size and some use the 1/2” size, and likewise with valves, different ones use each of all three connectors!
This is really irritation because… suppose you get a new faucet to install but… it uses different sized connectors!! Now you have to go all the way to the hardware store and pay a whopping $12 for two fancy braided supply lines JUST to connect your new faucet! Those fancy-looking braided supply lines are no better than simple PEX risers or flexible PVC. They don’t even make adapters so you can reuse the old ones (I looked).

WHY are there different connectors that ALL do the exact same thing and are used interchangeably? WHY not use only ONE of them for everything? It would make everything SO much easier!
I think the reason why is to make money. When people get a new, overpriced, crappy faucet and it uses a different connector, they go to the hardware store to get new, overpriced, crappy supply lines that can connect their new, overpriced, crappy faucet. The majority of supply line sales is probably just for that reason. If there was only one connector then nobody would need to get new supply lines and there would be much less sales.

And for the faucets… ugh. Faucets (including bathtub/shower faucets) are ridiculously expensive and they are CRAP! More and more parts of faucets are made of plastic instead of metal now, and they always break! This is perhaps for the same reason… to make money. I’ll bet a great amount of faucet purchases are to replace a broken faucet. They make ridiculously expensive garbage that breaks after a few years so that people buy a new ridiculously expensive garbage faucet that breaks after another few years… combine that with constantly changing the connectors so people always buy supply lines and they have a constant supply of profit!
Unfortunately there doesn’t seem to be any competitors that sell good faucets at reasonable prices to improve the prices and quality so we are stuck with these overpriced garbages. Flat Stare

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I don’t want to derail the thread, but yes plumbing is a nightmare for the reason’s you’ve noted. Plumbers carry a truck-full of fittings, adapters, and parts because they have to and they still end up going to get more at least once for every job. They know their business yet even they have the same problem.

On faucets go Delta. Good stuff and they will replace worn parts for free forever. Just call their customer service line; have the full model number ready and they will send them right away. Moen is also good, especially their higher-end products. The rest is as bad as buying lights from GearBest.

Happy to discuss further via PM or elsewhere such as on This Old House Advice Forum /forum.php?s=12525cc006d63e6b03211a195db6d6fc (I’m under my company name there) You can also get great advice here: Terry Love Plumbing Forum

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poiihy wrote:
How exactly do those drain things work?

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The top half with the male thread goes down thru the sink from the top and the bottom half screws onto it from below from underneath the sink. And that is the point, the only thing holding it together is the threads of 2 sets of cheaply made cold rolled threads on very thin tubes. Doesn’t instill confidence that it won’t come apart under stress in the future.
Those kinds of connections used to me made with solid brass parts that had machine cut threads, and didn’t corrode. Those 2 drains I presented are just pure JUNK, a gotcha for anyone that would decide to use them.
They are the “Lattice Brights” of the plumbing world.

Anyway, here is a picture of the Defiant 5C that I have been following since before Black Friday. 2 years ago when they came out, they were priced at $24.98. This year HD brought them back at $9.98. I don’t know if all stores in the country had them, but around here they all did. All stores sold thru as 10 bucks for a light like that is quite appealing to the general public.
I have been following stock at this one store because for the last 3 months the price on the display has been WRONG.
Even though the price says $24.98, they will ring up at $9.88. All other stores in this area displayed the correct price of 9.98 and sold thru.

The only reason these 23 lights are still here is because customers would think they are 25 bucks. I have been waiting for a further price reduction, hopefully around $5. If that happens I will strike!

BTW, That display orginaly held 36 lights. I remember from 2 years ago when we were all looking for the famous DST BLF Link at HD, some stores would show stock of 35, but they were no where to be found. Turned out, some stores had neglected to put them on the floor.
When I did a search for the Defiant 5C on my iPhone with the Home Depot app I found a couple of stores in State here that have exactly 35 in stock. I am guessing that means those stores have a whole display somewhere that was never put on the floor. If any of you do a search and find 35 at a store near you, it could be an opportunity to make a killing if they should ever be discounted more. Just go to that store and ask someone where they are, after all, “it says right here that you have 35” Wink

This picture shows 22 in West Hartford, still there because they are not priced right, and 35 in both Orange and Stratford because they were probably never even put on display. (35 lights being a full display)

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Found the 115 Lumen 7 led version of the Energizer headlamp yesterday for $4.XX at my local HD. Piece of junk with horrible beam patterns that ya gotta cycle through every time. I could tell ya how I really feel about it but it was only 4 and change! Smile Smile

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Go look at the ceiling fan aisles! There are many discounts on ceiling fans! We got a fan for $35, discounted from $160. Also I found a fan for $18 discounted form $70 and some other fans…

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dchomak wrote:
At first I thought that you’d gotten one of your $0.01 deals on 3 big spools of welding cable. Really big spools actually: between the surface the hoses were sitting on and the trunk lid / strut I thought I saw tines at the bottom of the frame and the very front of a forklift on the right side of the frame. …One can still dream though.

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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wight wrote:
At first I thought that you’d gotten one of your $0.01 deals on 3 big spools of welding cable. Really big spools actually: between the surface the hoses were sitting on and the trunk lid / strut I thought I saw tines at the bottom of the frame and the very front of a forklift on the right side of the frame. …One can still dream though.

LOL! So it looked like the spools were on a forklift at first? Silly then you see that it’s just sitting on the edge of a trunk of a car and you suddenly see it’s actual size… quite funny.

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LOL! So it looked like the spools were on a forklift at first? Silly then you see that it’s just sitting on the edge of a trunk of a car and you suddenly see it’s actual size… quite funny.
Exactly – in fact, maybe I didn’t even misinterpret the scale of the spools, maybe I just thought that they were on a forklift. In any case at first it appeared to be 2/0 or 4/0 wire – very expensive stuff in that quantity.

Still fine, still on a break. One day I’ll catch up with you folks! previous wight catchup Wink
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