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Anybody that bought these can get refunded the difference IF they can get to any store before they run out. Just bring your receipt or credit card.
HD is not fooling around with these, they want them gone! This is the 3rd markdown in just a couple of weeks.

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That says $4.85 per box. I got stopped by 2 other guys in the store asking me where they were. We all checked out right after one another and ended up clearing the store out of the last 15 or so boxes.

lol wow!


It looks like $4.90 to me.


Those lamps are weird. I thought the LEDs would be on the glass (chip-on-glass) with the phosphor resin over it, like the one in clive’s video (» image) but actually, the LEDs are just LED filaments arranged in a square and attached to what is probably actually a plastic square.


Also, about the weird color, turns out the weird color comes from that probably-plastic square. I looked at it, and light coming out the top that goes through the square has the odd yellowish tint, while light not going through the square looks fine and white.


So yeah, these are just the plastic version of LED filament lamps. The LED square isn’t a COB like the one clive tore down.

I double checked the receipt. You are right, $4.90 a box.

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Anybody that bought these can get refunded the difference IF they can get to any store before they run out. Just bring your receipt or credit card. HD is not fooling around with these, they want them gone! This is the 3rd markdown in just a couple of weeks.

Ok, so I heeded my own advice. Based on the info from others here on the rough service bulbs, this morning I printed out a bar code for those buckets of lights.

I brought it up to the self service checkout and confirmed that they were now $4.90.
Then I went through the store to find 1. They weren’t where they used to be, they moved them. There were only a few left, but that was OK, I only needed 1.

I brought it up to the Customer Service Desk and told them that I had bought a couple of these recently and the price had gone down. Then I asked them to please refund the difference to my card.
Remember, these were originally $19.90 each, I paid $9.90 each on clearance, and now I am returning them so that I can buy them back at $4.90 each. Here are the 2 slips. The one on the left is refunding my card for 2 buckets that I had bought at $9.90 each, and the second slip is me buying them back at $4.90 each.
All I needed was one of the buckets that was still on the floor for sale to prove they still had stock, and my credit card. A sales receipt would have worked too, but it is easier with just the card.

So I netted $10.64 Smile
On a hunch, I also printed out the UPC code for the 24 pack of LED bulbs that had dropped to $10.03

While I was there, I scanned it also at the self checkout.

OK, so they have gone to a penny, Now to find 1 somewhere.
Last week I saw 3 boxes of 24 on the top shelf of a clearance shelf. AND they were mismarked at $30.06, they should should been $10.03. That store is only 15 miles away, I needed to go there and check.
Long story short, using the UPC code to check for price, I found that that store was still at $10.03 AND the 3 boxes were GONE Crying
I did leave the store happy though.
I finally found a box of Gorilla Nuts for a penny. There they were in plain sight in electrical.

And I came across this. These came out on Black Friday for $26.88, I paid $6.70. Milwaukee brand, frame “proudly made the the U.S.A.”

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DCH what site do you use to print upc’s

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DCH what site do you use to print upc’s

I linked to this site earlier in this thread. I know this is an impossibly long thread and it is buried. Here it is again.

https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Barcode-Generator.aspx

HD and most other US and Canadian stores use UPC-A, the default setting. Make sure you enter 12 digits.
After I generate the UPC, I visually check the first few bars and the last few, to make sure the correct UPC was generated.

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Gotcha, thanks. I looked for it before and could not locate it.

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dchomak wrote:
ChadB wrote:
DCH what site do you use to print upc's
I linked to this site earlier in this thread. I know this is an impossibly long thread and it is buried. Here it is again. https://www.onlinelabels.com/label-generator-tools/Barcode-Generator.aspx HD and most other US and Canadian stores use UPC-A, the default setting. Make sure you enter 12 digits. After I generate the UPC, I visually check the first few bars and the last few, to make sure the correct UPC was generated.

I'll add a link to the above post in the OP.

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I’ll add a link to the above post in the OP.

Good idea!

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As you read this, some may think I should be ashamed of myself. Maybe I should. But on Black Friday I spent over $2000 at Home Depot. I’m more ashamed of THAT than I am with what follows.

Here is another item worth looking for, a chance to score a really good deal.
For some time now, HD has had these 4000mAh “Pocket Juice” power banks. the price was $14.97 and they can be found in electrical with all the CenTECH CE Tech (thanks poiihy) branded electronics and connectors.

On Black Friday, they brought out a separate and special display of these and put it on the floor with all the other special BF offerings. There was special pricing of those at $9.88, a nice price! I never got a shot of the display as most stores sold thru in the first day or 2! On BF I was in a HD with a friend late in the day and when he came across the display he bought the remaining 7 that were left. He knows I travel a lot and asked me to keep my eyes open for “as many as I can get” Wink
They were scarce, it wasn’t until about 3 weeks ago that I finally found one and it rang up for $9.88.
Then 2 weeks ago I came across 2 more, but now they were on clearance priced at $7.50.

So I grabbed those 2 and went up to the customer service desk. I told them I bought 1 of these last week for $9.88 and now they are $7.50, and if they would please refund the difference to my card. As I explained earlier, what they actually do is give full credit for the original purchase, then allow you to buy it back at the sale price. So I did that and while I was at it, I bought the other 2. Now I have a total of 3, each costing me $7.50
Now, it REALLY gets interesting.
A couple of days ago I traveled north to an HD I thought might have the 24 packs of EcoSmart bulbs for a penny. I struck out on that, but I did find this.

WOW!
Now they are down to $4.90. Sooooooooooooo……. I brought the 4 that I found up to the Customer Service Desk and asked, well you already know Smile
So now I have those 4, plus the 3 from before for a total of 7, all bought at $4.90 each.
Now here is a little secret. When I got those last 4, one of them rang up for $14.97. At first I couldn’t figure out what happened and why one was more. They looked IDENTICAL in every way, except for the UPC code.

The ONLY difference is the UPC code on the back

The one on the left rang up for $14.97, the one on the right, $4.90. Even so, the service desk gave it to me for the $4.90.
Now the best part!!!
Only another 5 miles to the next HD, just over the State line. So I go, still trying to score a 24 pack of light bulbs. I struck out on that, but I did fine 1 more Pocket Juice power bank. By now I know which UPC code is to “good” one.
I look for the numbers at the end, “551” and that lonely power bank had the good number!
Massachusetts stores have price scanners in their isles, so I walked it over to make sure it would scan at $4.90.
I was shocked!

$2.40!!!!!!!
So, I took that one over the Customer Service and told them recently Wink I had bought 7 of these at $4.90 and now they were $2.40 and would they……………………
They did.
And BTW it wasn’t until yesterday that I realized they forgot to charge me for the 8th one, I got that one free.

Today I was in my local HD and found a 9th one, it rang up for $2.40. It was mixed in with the regular stock of the ones that ring up for $14.97. Once again, they look identical, except for the UPC code.
I took pictures of each at the self checkout.
$14.97 “4K POCKERJUI

$2.40 “BF 4000 MAH (I take it “BF” stands for Black Friday)

In a very short while these will be pulled and marked at a penny.
Look for them, there will be some because they are hard for the MET team to spot and pull.

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Nice.  What a deal.  All those packs for less than $2.40/each (factoring in the free one).  Was the $2K spent on those tool chests?  If it was, it seems like 2K well spent. 

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huh i was just thinking about power banks today

It’s CE tech; Centech is the harbor freight brand.

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poiihy wrote:
huh i was just thinking about power banks today

It’s CE tech; Centech is the harbor freight brand.

You are right
It’s an obvious attempt to confuse the public with the highly regarded Harbor Freight “brand” CenTech. Big Smile

It fooled me. LOL

ImA4Wheelr wrote:

Nice.  What a deal.  All those packs for less than $2.40/each (factoring in the free one).  Was the $2K spent on those tool chests?  If it was, it seems like 2K well spent. 

Yes, it was a desperate attempt to get myself organized, tool wise.

BTW, that power bank went from the special BF price of $9.88 to
approx 25% off, $7.50 to
approx 50% off, $4.90 to
approx 75% off, $2.40.

The bucket of bulbs did the same thing, original price of $19.98 to
approx 25% off, $15.00 to
approx 50% off, $9.90 to
approx 75% off, $4.90.

It seems ALL of the special BF items have followed. Be on the lookout for any and all BF event stuff.
Here are some more that I saw.


and even that hand truck that I scored was approx 75% off. It too was a BF special buy
Originally it was $26.88
At some point it must have been approx 25% off. I got it at $6.70 which is about 75% off

before that it was about 50% off at $14.04. I found this sticker on the back side the day I bought it.

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That is unbelievable Cash
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These gardening picks are a penny, there’s about 20 of them in one store that were missed. Brought 1 up to check it but didn’t grab the rest. May go back n grab em later, just don’t see why I’d need 20 gardening picks, lol.

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CRANK wrote:
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ConBRADulations! You really “nailed” it Big Smile

ChadB wrote:
These gardening picks are a penny, there’s about 20 of them in one store that were missed. Brought 1 up to check it but didn’t grab the rest. May go back n grab em later, just don’t see why I’d need 20 gardening picks, lol.

Thanks for leaving some for me. Smile

Yesterday I went up into Massachusetts to visit my brother. Of course I stopped at the 2 HD’s on the way.

At the first one I saw this electric PowerShot Pro Stapler and brad nailer at 75% off and at the 3 price, so I bought it. There was only 1

I also saw these GU10 mini spotlights, they rang up for a penny.

And that first store had these, I hadn’t seen them on sale up until now, at least I never noticed.

At the second store I ran into more of the PowerShots, a little cheaper though, $7.03 instead of $7.53 and they had plenty.
I passed, I will keep an eye out for these though.

An other deal I saw. “Semi Automatic” Big Smile

And a penny deal, there were 6 mini florescent under counter lights and 7 power cords for the JUNO under counter lights

I gave all the under counter lights to my brother.

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9/30 stuff is a penny I got an alarm to protect all my penny gear in my shop
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This is funny. Penny SKU just hanging out, guess they didn’t feel like throwing them away. I didn’t buy the bulbs, don’t need em.
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By the way that dewalt bit kit is left over BF that’s a great deal, cheaper than the 30 piece set they have displayed on sale now. Plus the bits are actually pretty good and impact rated.

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3 months ago I posted this about a score of 3 in 1 phone charging cables. They were a penny, but they were mixed in with their replacement, a 2 in 1 that excluded the old obsolete iPhone connector. Because the packages look so similar they were missed when it was time to pull them. Also the newer replacement looked so much like the old one that they mistakenly got placed in the Clearance bin even though they weren’t on clearance,

Well now, 3 months later they ARE on clearance and today I scored one for a penny.

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I still don’t understand how to get something for a penny. I’ve read it a number of times. Do all stores do this? Are store managers aware of this? How do you know what is a penny? Anyway, can’t figure it out.

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I still don’t understand how to get something for a penny. I’ve read it a number of times. Do all stores do this? Are store managers aware of this? How do you know what is a penny? Anyway, can’t figure it out.

Simply put, anything that goes on clearance, has a yellow sticker with a date on it will probably go to a penny. Right now, anything with a date 10/1/2016 has a good chance of being a penny. To actually buy it you should go thru self checkout. You probably won’t be allowed to buy it thru a cashier. The self checkout terminals have a price check function so that you can first verify what the price will be. You need to scan the UPC code, NOT the yellow sticker. Scanning the yellow sticker usually causes the checkout to lockup.

Yes, all stores do it, everybody is aware of it.

That is simply put, YMMV

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I still don’t understand how to get something for a penny. I’ve read it a number of times. Do all stores do this? Are store managers aware of this? How do you know what is a penny? Anyway, can’t figure it out.

Simply put, anything that goes on clearance, has a yellow sticker with a date on it will probably go to a penny. Right now, anything with a date 10/1/2016 has a good chance of being a penny. To actually buy it you should go thru self checkout. You probably won’t be allowed to buy it thru a cashier. The self checkout terminals have a price check function so that you can first verify what the price will be. You need to scan the UPC code, NOT the yellow sticker. Scanning the yellow sticker usually causes the checkout to lockup.

Yes, all stores do it, everybody is aware of it.

That is simply put, YMMV


Ok. I’m going to give this a go again:)
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Those Phillips bulbs you posted DCH are still 9 something 6 but they did end in 00 so I guess they decided to start them on their way to a penny. Which makes it hard to track because the date is so old.

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Hey, I found a light like yours, only it’s different.
did you find 4?

Last night I had to go to Staples to get an SSD. Just so happens there is a HD next door. Innocent

Found these for a penny, there were 7
I have used these before. I had to repair an underground type UF power cable, 6 gauge. I needed 3 of these and they cost me over $30.
It worked well though, I made the repair about 15 years ago and all is well. The included heat shrink tubing is very thick and sturdy, not at all like the stuff we generally use.

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DCH yes I got 4, I seen the one you found in the past but haven’t seen them in a while. Those BD power packs and chargers are about to hit 3 price here. Hoping to rack up on them, and the CAT stuff I posted before. There all over the place in the overhead bins. Hoping they hit a penny sooner rather than later. They’re setting up the spring resets so they’re doing spring cleaning.

There’s a portacable compressor with a 16g finish nailer and hose forb50.02 but I haven’t found one, saw them at the 4 price now they gone

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Found 2 of these Dewalt 41pc bit sets mixed into a hanging post display. They were the Odd Duck so I took a walk over to the SCO. Rang up as $7.50 and I grabbed the other pack too. The other sets hanging and as advertised are $12.97

These 2 inch opening spring clamps are regular price but for $0.99 I had to get a couple. Kinda large and as big as a hand, pretty strong grip

Last of the yellow tag C-clamps, 2in opening for $1.10 I need to stop buying these…

Leftover BF deal still getting cheaper, there were still 4 hooks full, now $4.98 for 2 pack folding utility knife. They have regular priced singles for $7.50.

New display of the Bucket Buddy type Husky tool organizer $6.97
Has double pockets on the outer perimiter and single row on the inside. Actually nice for $7

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Nice finds vw.  Thank for the allert.


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I think dcho is telling us something with those two pics, but I can’t figure it out.

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The date on those netgear routers is 10/31 so I think he’s just sharing a good deal. They shouldnt be a penny yet. they will be in a week or so though

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Nice finds vw.  Thank for the allert.

I think dcho is telling us something with those two pics, but I can’t figure it out.

I only bought 4 if that’s what you mean. Big Smile

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