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Hmm fair enough, but what I would do is take apart the keyboard; wash the keys in a bowl of warm water and soap/cleaner like a washing machine, and wash the other parts of the keyboard; it would make it like new. I hope you’re not throwing the keyboards out though; you should donate or recycle them at least.

I guessed that you missed the part about not being clean even after you clean it. Warm soapy water doesn’t kill germs. Let alone bugs you find in a hospital, or even at home. One living mouse runs across your keyboard and you now have mouse urine and the junta virus, one eating a candy bar, Lick your fingers, welcome to infectious diseases unit, ect ect.. it all piles up.

There is no cleaning that is going to get them truly clean, unless you are taking it apart every night. Remember that you are working with electronics, plastics, and switches. how soon until the “F” key is pryed off and it snaps. back to buying a new KB.

You are not going to get all of that BIO hazard off of the KB. This is why IMO pitch it and start with a new one.

Donating a dirty KB, is like donating a dirty tissue, not worth the time to clean, or the effort to do so. I personally value my time and effort as a saved time sink to buy a new KB in the greater scheme of things.

So I do not donate keyboards, or mice. they are gross, and potentially a biological hazard.

Please don’t accuse me of the “disposable” generation, not knowing the worth of things ect. I do know, and I also know the risks of being sick or spending vacation time recovering for some illness going around this season.

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One living mouse runs across your keyboard and you now have mouse urine and the junta virus, one eating a candy bar, Lick your fingers, welcome to infectious diseases unit, ect ect.. it all piles up.

There is no cleaning that is going to get them truly clean, unless you are taking it apart every night. Remember that you are working with electronics, plastics, and switches. how soon until the “F” key is pryed off and it snaps. back to buying a new KB.

Well then you should be buying a new keyboard every few seconds?

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I love this thread. Every time I go to Home Depot I have to make several detours from the tasks that I had initially planned in order to look for the discounted Bargains. I don’t think I’ve ever found Any but I enjoy looking for them. Thanks for posting them here.

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This one caught me by surprise. I had been keeping my eye on this rolling cart for a little while. It had been reduced from $89 down to the “6” price, maybe around $63.06, I can’t remember. A few of days ago I even asked the tool guy to scan it to be sure it hadn’t gone down to the “3” price. It hadn’t. 2 days ago it did get reduced, to $23.03.


Too big to carry, so I moved it a few feet AWAY from the place it was and away from the price sticker so that I could go get a carriage.
When I got back the tool guy was there and said WOW, I just changed that price a couple of minutes ago! Anyway, I told him how useful these things are to me and asked if they have any more. He checked and said no that is the last one, but there are 7 in West Hartford. The next morning I put it together and decided that it was of good enough quality to get a couple more. And it happened that I was going to WH anyway, so I cut the UPC off the box and stuck it in my wallet. Thing is though it scanned for $84, not $23.03 There are 2 on display and yes they are tagged at $84

One more thing for me to keep and eye on. They have 7, only 2 on display so I am pretty sure that they will be reduced further and if the other 5 are in an overhead perhaps out of sight out of mind will give me a chance to catch 1 or 2 at the “3” price.
UPC# 6942629272984

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Wow! One of those carts is on my wishlist! App shows $89 at my local store though. Can the App info be trusted, or do I need to actually check the store shelf?

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Wow! One of those carts is on my wishlist! App shows $89 at my local store though. Can the App info be trusted, or do I need to actually check the store shelf?

-Garry


The app can sort of be trusted IF it both shows the number of items in stock and has a price.
It seems this one is NOT on sale at all stores. My other local store has it at $84 while another store in the area is still at full list price of $89.

I must admit, I do have an advantage over some of you in that there are 14 Home Depots within a 15 mile radius of our home.

I just learned something. When I scan the UPC code with my app set to the store I picked up the last one at 23.03, I get garbage for result.
When I set the app to the West Hartford store that has 7 in stock (employee told me) an was on sale at $84, I get the same garbage for a result.
2 other nearby stores that I scanned at the self checkout came up with a full list price of $89.
When I set my app to either of those 2 stores and scan my cutout of the UPC code I get the number in stock and the price of $89
Garry, if I set my app to YOUR store in Johnstown, PA I get 4 in stock and a price of $89.

So what I have just learned (I think) is that the app will not give results for sale items, only items at full list price.
Also I tried using the inventory checkers I referred to in my post #994 and I can’t get them to work for this item.

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I think at a local HD here in Virginia I tried scanning yellow-tag items and the app showed me full price rather than the yellow-tag price. I’ll try again when I have a chance.

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:
I think at a local HD here in Virginia I tried scanning yellow-tag items and the app showed me full price rather than the yellow-tag price. I’ll try again when I have a chance.

Everything is getting more difficult. Sales are less global, etc. There are now even different price codes, for instance some stuff when going on clearance have prices that end in “4” and then with a “2”. In those instances, the move from the “4” price to the “2” price is quicker than the move from the “6” to the “3”
And then I come across something like this. A storage box that went from $3.88 to 97 cents.

That is approximately 75% off but the price is not $1.03. It is definitely getting harder to make perfect sense of all this.

Here is something I forgot about. This 3C Huskly light it $19.97 and is 500 Lumen. I would have expected it to be an XM-L2 but it looks to be an XP-G2. Must be driven fairly hard for a retail store light, I don’t know how long this light has been available, I probably never paid much attention to it.

The reason it caught my eye this time is because right next to this display is another display with this same light paired with another light that runs of 3-AAA. This pair of lights has gone on clearance with the “6” price of $14.06

I stood there and thought to myself, what would I rather have, 1 light for $20 or 2 lights for $6 less. That was what I was thinking when I decided to buy the pair. D.O.B on the sticker is 1/25/16, in about a week or so this could go to the “3” price. I am guessing around $5.03
They are were in the back of this store and I only noticed them as I exited the restrooms.
$14.06 on the left and $19.97 on the right.

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My first flashlight clearance find!

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My first flashlight clearance find!



The coast lantern looks interesting, i wonder what batteries and LEDs it runs on
3-4AA would be perfect

Edit: 4C batteries and 60 lumens is not promising Sad
http://www.amazon.com/Coast-EAL15-Lumen-Emergency-Lantern/dp/B003H3JIUA

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Oh i forgot to mention; the Home Depot cups (the plastic mug at least, but I think also the metal thermos) have gone down to $1 from $3 so they should probably go down to a penny soon like the clear cups and water bags did.

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poiihy wrote:
Oh i forgot to mention; the Home Depot cups (the plastic mug at least, but I think also the metal thermos) have gone down to $1 from $3 so they should probably go down to a penny soon like the clear cups and water bags did.

Here ya go

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Yes, at first I picked up one of the lights which are in my picture and it rang up to $30 and some cents. The tag on them is wrong, and as you can see they are 1700 lumens. These are outdoor rated lights and didn’t come with a cord. I went back to return it and found the actual light which the sticker in my picture belongs to, on the same clearance rack and bought it.
The one I bought is a 2900 lumen light with a power cord and a swtich and rang up at $25.03:

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Here are some new deals I found yesterday:






Any of these worth picking up?

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I bought the armor max 3c for $11 at my HD hoping for a mod project.

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deathless, I think you may like the ArmourMax 3D for $15
I tried to get that deal on the LED strip lights you got. Every store I tried had plenty, but at full list price. I want that light!

As to who supplied Home Depot with the Defiant flashlights, it was Brinkmann. Brinkmann lost the Home Depot account and that helped push them into bankrupcy. I searched the internet and it looks like we may see Defiant flashlights, Brinkmann grills and Malibu lighting in Sears and KMart. They bought the inventory at auction.
Here is a link to an auction for a Brinkmann- Defiant spot light.

http://auctionhq.com/m/lot-details/index/catalog/1365/lot/95742/

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deathless wrote:
Here are some new deals I found yesterday:Any of these worth picking up?

Are you serious? This is like the Holy Grail of mod-able Maglites.
Admittedly though, I’m an unapologetic, non-recovering Magaholic.
That’s a good price. I need to hit the flashlight isle more often.

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What is good to mod about the silver xenon Maglights?
Thx in adv.

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What is good to mod about the silver xenon Maglights? Thx in adv.

Actually any incandescent Maglite is a good host for modding. I just like the 2D size because with minor machining to the tail cap it will fit two big LION batteries. With those big LIONs you can push hard on any emitter and still maintain long run times.

For me it started when somebody on Candle Power Forums posted a thread on how to install a P4 emitter in a Maglite. Somewhere around that time Setapong (on Candle power forums) also started making H22A aluminum heatsinks for the Maglites.

Setapong made it possible for literally thousands of people to modify their own lights. I just checked and he still has an active thread selling Maglite heatsinks. My current projects will require solid copper heatsinks though so I’m on my own on that project.

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garrybunk wrote:
Wow! One of those carts is on my wishlist! App shows $89 at my local store though. Can the App info be trusted, or do I need to actually check the store shelf?

-Garry


The app can sort of be trusted IF it both shows the number of items in stock and has a price.
It seems this one is NOT on sale at all stores. My other local store has it at $84 while another store in the area is still at full list price of $89.

I must admit, I do have an advantage over some of you in that there are 14 Home Depots within a 15 mile radius of our home.

I just learned something. When I scan the UPC code with my app set to the store I picked up the last one at 23.03, I get garbage for result.
When I set the app to the West Hartford store that has 7 in stock (employee told me) an was on sale at $84, I get the same garbage for a result.
2 other nearby stores that I scanned at the self checkout came up with a full list price of $89.
When I set my app to either of those 2 stores and scan my cutout of the UPC code I get the number in stock and the price of $89
Garry, if I set my app to YOUR store in Johnstown, PA I get 4 in stock and a price of $89.

So what I have just learned (I think) is that the app will not give results for sale items, only items at full list price.
Also I tried using the inventory checkers I referred to in my post #994 and I can’t get them to work for this item.

Stopped by my Home Depot yesterday and those carts are in fact $89. No other deals found except that I saw the 3D ArmorMax lights this time for $15. Saw no florescent fixtures marked down at all.

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Garry, I was traveling all day yesterday and stopped by 6 Home Depots. I had copies of the UPC codes for the 3D ArmourMax $15, the twin pack of Maglite Pros $20 , the Husky 2 set flashlights at $14.06 and the Husky cart that lists for $89. Those 6 stores were in CT, NY, PA and Ohio. Each store had the same prices except that 2 stores had penny prices for the Husky cart. They must have cleared them out. Go figure

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i’m going right now to look for penny deals.

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Sometimes I wonder if it’s worth hunting for penny deals. I’m about to give up on my store.

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i was just kidding and decided i did not want to give anyone any illegal ideas so plz delete your post

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Garry, please edit out your quote. Only you can do that, LOL

Printing up barcodes and using them to buy stuff is larceny and will land whoever in jail.
We all know that I just use them to price check.
BTW, every once in awhile I will read about someone getting arrested for doing just that.

As an aside, the 2 stores that had the Husky carts scanning at a penny didn’t have any.
And I was glad. I would never have tried to scan that big box at the self checkout, and if there was one that I had to leave behind, it would have bothered me for days. >-)

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Printing up barcodes and using them to buy stuff is larceny and will land whoever in jail.
We all know that I just use them to price check.
BTW, every once in awhile I will read about someone getting arrested for doing just that.

can you post a cite for that?

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greenlite,
do you mean cite a post, or post a site? Big Smile

I am talking about people that stick UPC codes from another item on top of the correct UPC.
For instance sticking the barcode for a bar of soap on top a barcode to a radio. Or just changing the price on an item.

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I guessed that you missed the part about not being clean even after you clean it. Warm soapy water doesn’t kill germs.
First off, warm soapy water does, in fact kill “germs” if by that you mean bacteria that cause infection. You don’t even need “antibacterial soap”. When I helped write the Handwash Procedure Policy for a local primary-care network, we got to study that in some detail. The CDC, and others have studied this and we used their findings for our Policy justification. (LMGTFY)
Lather your hands with comfortably-warm, soapy water & scrub for ~20 seconds, rinse until the soap smell is gone (i.e. “completely”), then dry them thoroughly with a fresh paper towel & you can get away with working inside a live human body (until proper medical care can be arranged, of course!!). (Ditch medicine never had it this good!)
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One living mouse runs across your keyboard and you now have mouse urine and the junta virus, one eating a candy bar, Lick your fingers, welcome to infectious diseases unit, ect ect.. it all piles up.
Ewwww!!! I’m just going to put this out there: NO Sleepovers At Your House, EVER!!!! Big Smile

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There is no cleaning that is going to get them truly clean, unless you are taking it apart every night.
You’re right about that, actually. Well, except the OCD overtones… I refurbished keyboards “back in the day” & my SOP was to disassemble them completely, put all the non-electronics parts in the dishwasher & run it with “heavy pot cleaning” soap & cycles. Worked great. As in “Sterilized”.
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You are not going to get all of that BIO hazard off of the KB. This is why IMO pitch it and start with a new one.
Please feel free to let me cover the cost of shipping to me any laptops, tablets, droids you feel this way about! They all have dirty, nasty keyboards too!

Sorry this is late, duty called & I answered. Back to reading…

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strayz wrote:
I guessed that you missed the part about not being clean even after you clean it. Warm soapy water doesn’t kill germs.

I said “soap/cleaner”; I’d use a cleaner that does, or at least is supposed to kill “germs”, or maybe even bleach.

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