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LOL I was referring to the Wifi Router Facepalm Was that on sale?

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oop’s
This being a light forum and all, I just assumed you were referring to the flood lights.
Silly me LOL
No, the router was full price, $99 I think.

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dchomak wrote:
And speaking of God’s own Home Depot, poiihy, I notice you seem to be preoccupied with all things that have to do with water

previously it was electricity
Last year I was into electrics and this year I’m into plumbing Silly
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poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:
And speaking of God’s own Home Depot, poiihy, I notice you seem to be preoccupied with all things that have to do with water

previously it was electricity
Last year I was into electrics and this year I’m into plumbing Silly

just don’t mix the two Big Smile

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So today I found another one of those evaporative cooler valves at the same place, but this one was an old one that didn’t have a tag on it but it had the number written on it.
Pressing the button for an item with no barcode at self-checkout rings up the attendant so I just left it.

What’s with Home Depot selling used stuff? Sometimes I find a fitting or something that looks old and/or even used, and they dont have a tag so they write the number on it with a marker. At the place where I got the 1¢ evaporative cooler valve, the box for the 3/4 boiler drains had only two of the boiler drains, which were both old and had a manky tag, they seemed like they were on the shelves for 20 years Silly I once saw a bunch of 1” Sharkbite elbows that were obviously used for a while, but they were for sale with the other elbows Sick

Also I found an old hose bibb that someone left there; I think what happened is they had a hose bibb that was leaking from the stem packing so they brought the device with them to the store to get a replacement, and left the old one there. So I took it.
What most people don’t know is if you have a valve leaking from the stem, all you need to do is tighten the packing nut. It’s typical for the stems to leak after a while and all you have to do is tighten it a little. If it’s tightened in all the way and there’s no more squish left in the packing, you can just add new packing. Most people don’t know any of this so when they have a hose bibb leaking from the handle, they go out and buy a new one. A new crappy not-lead-free Mueller one from Home Depot, when the old one was a good quality Arrowhead Brass lead free bibb.

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Bort wrote:
just don’t mix the two Big Smile

I use electrical conduit straps on PW pipe Big Smile
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poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:
And speaking of God’s own Home Depot, poiihy, I notice you seem to be preoccupied with all things that have to do with water
previously it was electricity Last year I was into electrics and this year I’m into plumbing Silly

Yeah, I know it is…………

We used to have a house like that LOL

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dchomak wrote:
poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:
And speaking of God’s own Home Depot, poiihy, I notice you seem to be preoccupied with all things that have to do with water
previously it was electricity Last year I was into electrics and this year I’m into plumbing Silly

Yeah, I know it is…………

We used to have a house like that LOL

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I have no use for compressors, but I finally gave in and went looking today after having seen you get so many. I found 2 of the 3 liters at one of the local HDs. Now if I were to get one, would you suggest I get this one or go looking for the pancake?

dchomak wrote:
I could see from the floor that there were 9 of the 3 gallon, 1HP compressors that were $33 2 weeks ago. This store was out of stock back then, where did these 9 come from? and how much would they scan for? There is no posted price.
Brought one up to self checkout not knowing if it would scan for a penny, full list price or what. I was actually hoping for $33.00 and I got my wish.


dchomak wrote:

Here are 6 of the pancake compressors at $15.03

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A few steps too slow.. the locust got to most of the 4/4 ecosmarts that i had been circling last week at the 3 price. I knew they would be cleaned up by Friday, but wasn’t able to get there before that. Here are a few penny deals I found at clearance that the locust had missed

this one was from an earlier date. am already using it

I found 3 of these still in the regular bulb section. looks like the newer packagings are in multi-packs instead of these singles.

And found this below the clearance rack.. told you guys i been dumpster diving without a care

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I found 1 of the “174” bulbs (last 3 digits). It shouldn’t have been a penny, but was. If I remember correctly it’s date was 4/18.
Those other 2 bulbs I am not familiar with.
You are right, those orange locusts have defoliated much of the crop of penny lights. Here’s some other things to look for.

These are items that have been updated with new stock and new stock numbers, but look identical. The older numbers ring up for a penny.
This Black USB 2.1A car charger.
The one on the left with the number on the left top, last 3 digits 832, is a penny. The one on the right, last 3 digits 267, is 11.97 $7.97

Also This White USB 2.1A car charger is a penny. Numbers on the left, last 3 digits 601

Here is stack hanging on a hook. The 3 in the back are penny chargers Smile
Notice the numbers on the left, the ones in the front are on the right and ring up for full price.

Also this. The one on the left, last 3 digits “894” in my hand is a penny. The one on the right, last 3 digits “878” is $9.97.

You may find the penny knives mixed in the stack hanging on the hook, OR, elsewhere. For example on the floor at the bottom of the rack.
The 2 look almost the same.

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Rummaging the knife section is not an option here; they are all locked up. Will try to look through the glass to see if I can find any.

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Smile I walked into a Home Depot yesterday and this display was the first thing I saw at the entrance.

They were wrong, that was not the best deal of the day. The deal of the day was the penny lights I found in clearance. Smile

radioshaq wrote:

And found this below the clearance rack.. told you guys i been dumpster diving without a care

radioshaq, this mention of below gave me a great idea. I can’t believe I never thought of this before

How many of these type of clearance displays have we seen?


They are only made of cardboard and that cardboard platform inside is sitting pretty high off the floor………
And the cardboard is pretty flimsy and flexible, easy for stuff to fall through at the edges……….
So I cleared off one so I could remove the platform to see what’s underneath. Silly

All kinds of stuff! And a lot of it rang up for a penny. Cash Some other stuff was just stuff, so old it wouldn’t even ring up. And some others rang up for clearance prices or full list.
But there were 3 displays, here’s another.
Lots of lights, and for a penny.

more stuff

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radioshaq wrote:
I have no use for compressors, but I finally gave in and went looking today after having seen you get so many. I found 2 of the 3 liters at one of the local HDs. Now if I were to get one, would you suggest I get this one or go looking for the pancake?
dchomak wrote:
I could see from the floor that there were 9 of the 3 gallon, 1HP compressors that were $33 2 weeks ago. This store was out of stock back then, where did these 9 come from? and how much would they scan for? There is no posted price. Brought one up to self checkout not knowing if it would scan for a penny, full list price or what. I was actually hoping for $33.00 and I got my wish.
dchomak wrote:
Here are 6 of the pancake compressors at $15.03

The pancake one is too small to do much other than inflate a tire or ball. It would be VERY handy for blowing air to clean, say. your computer etc. Very portable. $15.03 is too cheap to pass up. The included tools are almost worth that.
The other compressor is larger, 8 gallons and is almost too large to be convenient unless it can be rolled into place. On the other hand, it is too small to do any serious work, like run a dual action sander. But then again, at $33, who cares.
Maybe get one of each?

I just reread my post and now realize you meant the 3 gallon compressor with the handle. That one is small enough and light enough to be portable. More powerful than the pancake but not as convenient. Still, maybe get one of each. Both come with a coiled hose and tools

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I got a message yesterday from a friend. A friend I just helped out by picking up some of those compressors for him. He was in a Home Depot and just spotted another compressor that has gone on clearance. This is a larger one and it is now at the “4” price. The 4 price is like the “6” price. It means that if it doesn’t sell thru, there is another, even lower, price coming. That next reduction will be a “2” price. The 4 price is usually 50% off list and the 2 price is half the 4 price, for a total of 75%. Then it is pulled and put at a penny.

The stores I have been in are still pricing this at $199.j Something to look out for.
Imagine getting this at $50.02.

Here is something that already is at the 2 price. Previously it was reduced to the “4” price, 50% off

This is a solar powered lantern and you can see it is rather large. $15.04 is half the list price which was $29.95
I was watching this, waiting for it to hit the “2” price, and it did.

There it is, now at $7.52.
Now that it is cheap enough, I bothered to look at it more closely.
The tag says it is 10 Lumens. Isn’t that about what we call firefly mode Sick

Since I posted about how to identify the penny USB car chargers I have had pretty good success. In my area, all of the stores have had the orange crews going thru the stock removing penny items and tidying everything up.
Here is a crew of 7 going down this isle, devouring everything in their path.
Count them, there are 7 orange shirts.

These guys were going down this isle,left to right. Luckily I beat them to this penny deal. Penny USB in my hand in front of the $7.97 one.

Scored 7 Black and 2 White ones here. Remember, the penny ones have the numbers on the top left.


I have found many many EcoSmart lights at a penny. Too many to mention. The next date coming up is the 4/18 bulbs. They should start to turn in about a week.

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poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:
poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:
And speaking of God’s own Home Depot, poiihy, I notice you seem to be preoccupied with all things that have to do with water
previously it was electricity Last year I was into electrics and this year I’m into plumbing Silly

Yeah, I know (how) it is…………

We used to have a house like that LOL

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First house I ever bought needed a LOT of work.
So, I was first into electrical work, then plumbing, then painting etc.
It was a joke. A variation of the arrogant Texan who brags to his friend on how much land he has. He tells his friend he can drive all day in his car and never leave his property.
His friend dead pans, “Yeah, I used to have a car like that too.”

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Well, around here we just went thru the greatest opportunity ever for finding penny stuff. I can’t give specifics, but it was absolutely outrageous.
Here is a pic of one I missed. Got there just as the items were being carted away. Notice the 1 cent stickers on the boxes.


I will post some other deals I found though.
So far this one store has had these airless sprayers at the “3” price. Other stores have either sold thru or have them at the “6” price of $386.06

I was with a friend and we grabbed them both, one for him and one for another friend of mine.
Notice the 2 “penny” lights I had set on top of the box when I shot this pic Wink
This one store only had these 25’, 12 gauge generator cords for $7.53. It plugs into the 240V 20A socket on a generator and splits out 2- 120V, 20A circuits. The store had cases and cases of these cords sprinkled throughout the store.

Also in the cart is 3 nightlights that went to a penny well over a year ago. They are so old they do not scan at all, not even for a penny. I convinced the manager to just give them to me for FREE.
I have watched these rapid-power plus power banks go from $29.97 to $23.00 to $15.04 to $7.52


IF you can find them now, they will ring up for a penny.
Haven’t found any yet.
The 64 piece DeWalt bit set came out at $19.88, then went to $17.88 and then to an even $16.00


Yesterday I see it has been reduced again to $8.98

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Maybe I should avoid this thread since the penny deals or other major discounts (like the compressors) never appear in my area.

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tekwyzrd wrote:
Maybe I should avoid this thread since the penny deals or other major discounts (like the compressors) never appear in my area.

I think they do!
Those compressor deals go fast, if anyone is aware of them they go in minutes. In July I have seen evidence of them in every state I have been in. CT, MA,RI, and NY.
in late June and the first week in July I was in Ohio I searched for and found a few receipts from then and found SOME of the penny deals I found.
Ashtabula, Euclid and Mentor.

These 2 deals came from the Cleveland area. As I mentioned in a previous post, I just happened to be in the right spot for the 36V Makita circular saw. While I was in the store, they brought out 4 and they were grabbed immediately. Had I been in another part of the store at that time I would have never even known about it. I was very lucky to get the one!

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tekwyzrd wrote:
Maybe I should avoid this thread since the penny deals or other major discounts (like the compressors) never appear in my area.

Ditto, I have checked frequently at a few stores around me the last few months and in Texas it looks like penny deals basically don’t happen.

I see TONS of clearance items with dates going back as far as a year+ yet they always ring up for the sticker price.

The one and only exception to this were 2 of those dewalt tap holder things, I scanned them and they came up a penny but that is the one and only time I have seen an item even be different from the sticker price much less a penny no matter what the date is.

Funny thing is I actually found those Tap holders a few days before this thread.

I don’t know if the discounts are a regional thing? I will see 6 and even 0 priced items with dates going back well over 6 months and in many cases a year yet they insistently ring up for the stated price.

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It is even more random than that in my experience, I pass two different Home Depots on my way to and from work, one of them still has the Energizer lanterns at full price, at least a month after I scored a pair of them for less than $5 a piece at the store closer to work.

I think the deals are out there, it just takes a lot of time, mental organization, and a huge amount of luck to score the really great bargains.

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The other thing is to also not be trying to score a GREAT bargain; I just follow this thread and am happy to find anything for a penny even if the full price might have been say 5 bucks.

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radioshaq wrote:
The other thing is to also not be trying to score a GREAT bargain; I just follow this thread and am happy to find anything for a penny even if the full price might have been say 5 bucks.

Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way upset or even annoyed by this thread or anyone by it. I am annoyed that my local home depots do not play by the “rules”. lol

Even the deal prices listed here are rarely the same at my local stores and after a few months I just came to realize it was not worth any special trips as there was virtually never anything on the clearance rack worth buying.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
radioshaq wrote:
The other thing is to also not be trying to score a GREAT bargain; I just follow this thread and am happy to find anything for a penny even if the full price might have been say 5 bucks.

Mine is feast or famine. Might go months with nothing, then find a ton of stuff all at once.

I’ve also had stuff appear and already be at the 4 or 3 price.

Haven’t found a penny deal yet though

Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way upset or even annoyed by this thread or anyone by it. I am annoyed that my local home depots do not play by the “rules”. lol

Even the deal prices listed here are rarely the same at my local stores and after a few months I just came to realize it was not worth any special trips as there was virtually never anything on the clearance rack worth buying.

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Texas_Ace wrote:
radioshaq wrote:
The other thing is to also not be trying to score a GREAT bargain; I just follow this thread and am happy to find anything for a penny even if the full price might have been say 5 bucks.

Don’t get me wrong, I am in no way upset or even annoyed by this thread or anyone by it. I am annoyed that my local home depots do not play by the “rules”. lol

Even the deal prices listed here are rarely the same at my local stores and after a few months I just came to realize it was not worth any special trips as there was virtually never anything on the clearance rack worth buying.

I get where you are coming from, of the two stores that I can hit fairly easily one has a clearance section the other doesn’t. One seems to be well managed and the other is complete chaos. I would think that the chaotic store would be ripe for deals but it seems to be the only building supply store in the area so nothing ever gets to clearance because the contractors have already bought it and put it in somebody’s house. If I figure out what people in Oakland don’t buy for their houses I may have a shot at a few deals Smile

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I live in Oklahoma (and it may be the same in Texas), and everyone seems to shop at Home Depot and Lowes. Items that are very useful like tools and light fixtures are completely bought out before they get to the “3” price and the employees here seem to be very efficient at removing items the minute they get to the penny price. There were several big light fixtures I was watching that were at $35.03 and I knew they were about to go to a penny and I also knew I had to stop in shortly after the store opened at 6:00 to have a chance to grab them but I was running behind and didn’t stop. When I made my way over at lunch, they had been removed! I’ve seen the price checkers in several stores out here and they are on it first thing before any shoppers start hitting the store. The crusher is also not out back behind the store. It is in an area by the unloading dock in an aisle at the back that is off limits. I think Dchomak had a picture of the area with some items being carted back for destruction. the store manages out here must be OCD when it comes to pulling penny items because I can’t see regular employees being that gung-ho about it.

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We seem generally not have the same deals reported by others. Penny items are also generally rare here, but once in a while we get lucky. I feel that some of the stores dchomak hits move a good amount of big-ticket, high margin product. I would think that management in such stores would be much more focused on moving the money makers and getting slow moving items out of the way. Down here were growth is still fairly slow, I think the stores are more reliant on the small stuff to survive. So they don’t deep discount as much. Just a hunch.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:
We seem generally not have the same deals reported by others. Penny items are also generally rare here, but once in a while we get lucky. I feel that some of the stores dchomak hits move a good amount of big-ticket, high margin product. I would think that management in such stores would be much more focused on moving the money makers and getting slow moving items out of the way. Down here were growth is still fairly slow, I think the stores are more reliant on the small stuff to survive. So they don’t deep discount as much. Just a hunch.

I think you are right on.
Slow, under performing stores are easier to manage. It has gotten that when I first walk into a store I can “feel” how well I will do in finding deals. It is the busier, messier stores that yield the best results. That Ashtabula store in Ohio has always been tough. It is so slow and I am sure every item is accounted for. Last month however I finally found results. One item, a sink drain kit, came as a complete surprise. Wasn’t even looking for it.
Just today I went to a HD to get a sack of concrete. While I was there I checked out the cleaning supply section because I knew they were clearing out all of their Rubber Maid mops and poles.
24 oz pure cotton mop for $1.32, this is cheap, cheap cheap.

Here is the same mop sold with a mop pole for $3.20.j That same mop pole is STILL sold separately for $9.47


Anyway, while in the cleaning section I just happened to see something that sometimes leads to a penny deal. 2 different iterations of the same item. Here are 2 – 10” shower squeegee’s, one with an all white handle and one with an orange handle. There were lots of the white handled ones hanging on a hook with a price, but only 1 of the orange handled one which was on the lower shelf.

I scanned it with my HD app and it came back “not found”. That is a good indication of it being a penny. So I took it up to the self checkout and scanned the price. Yep, a penny.
Being as greedy as I am, I hunted in the back of the shelves for more and found another 7.
Just another way to find a penny deal. I found those knives and the USB chargers the same way. HD often times will upgrade their stock with a new, slightly different item. When they do, they sometimes clear out the old.
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Around here, and I really do believe that it is true for everywhere else, that EVERY DAY at least 1 item and probably many more go to a penny and get pulled.
I also believe that in that SAME store there are probably 50 other items sitting on shelves that would ring up for a penny. I just don’t know which ones they are.
When you go on an Easter Egg hunt, you just gotta believe those eggs are out there. Don’t believe that, and there just is no sense in looking for them, is there?

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