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One strange thing happened. Home Depot actually raised the price of a Black Friday item.
This display was put out for Black Friday, a 40W equiv LED light bulb with blue tooth speaker. I bought a couple, turns out they weren’t that good

They didn’t sell well at all and all the stores had plenty left over.
They were first priced at $14.88 then were reduced to $12.00. A couple of weeks ago, down to $7.54

Back then, I grabbed 2, and went up to customer service. I got refunded for the 2 I bought on BF and bought them back at half price along with 2 more. Total cost was about the same as the first 2, so in essence I got 2 more for free. (or a penny) Big Smile
Since then, I have have been watching them for when they would go to the “2” price, probably around $3.82 or so.
But NO, the few stores around here I have been to have actually raised the price to over the BF price!

I reported a couple of days ago I scored some mini 8” florescent under counter fixtures in Massachusetts for a penny.
The power cords for the JUNO lights right next to them also went to a penny.

Back here in CT, both those items are on clearance at the “6” price though.

And this $40 “All Terrain” Power Bank just went from $30.06 to $10.03


Also there are some hand tools that have hit the “3” price, for example this 3/8 inch speed wrench
Still not cheap enough for me though.

Less than $5 for a bath faucet Sick

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Some stuff to watch
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dchomak wrote:

Less than $5 for a bath faucet Sick
http://i.imgur.com/dVPob18.jpg

with bonus showerhead! lol
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poiihy wrote:
dchomak wrote:

Less than $5 for a bath faucet Sick
http://i.imgur.com/dVPob18.jpg

with bonus showerhead! lol

What if I want to put a showerhead on my faucet?? Now I can!
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Some stuff to watch

Crank scan that compressor it’s already down to the 2 price $50.02

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Crank scan that compressor it’s already down to the 2 price $50.02

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. . . 40W equiv LED light bulb with blue tooth speaker. I bought a couple, turns out they weren’t that good !{width:40%}http://i.imgur.com/KhSKC2M.jpg[/img][/url]!

I just want to know who thought it was a bright idea (no pun intended) to combine a speaker and a light bulb??? What purpose does that serve???

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I despise Glacier Bay faucets. Too many plastic tailpieces have fallen apart on me. You might get me to take one at a penny if it had a $10 bill inside the package.


 

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ruffles wrote:
I despise Glacier Bay faucets. Too many plastic tailpieces have fallen apart on me. You might get me to take one at a penny if it had a $10 bill inside the package.

I bought my folks a clearance Glacier bay kitchen faucet last year, it works fine
That said i can see some models o their products being junk, their quality is not high end.

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garrybunk wrote:
dchomak wrote:
. . . 40W equiv LED light bulb with blue tooth speaker. I bought a couple, turns out they weren’t that good !{width:40%}http://i.imgur.com/KhSKC2M.jpg[/img][/url]!

I just want to know who thought it was a bright idea (no pun intended) to combine a speaker and a light bulb??? What purpose does that serve???

-Garry

I pranked my wife with one.
What I didn’t know was that she had a particularly tough day at the office and broke down crying.

I am going to try using one in a bath light fixture so I can sing along in the shower

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garrybunk wrote:

I just want to know who thought it was a bright idea (no pun intended) to combine a speaker and a light bulb??? What purpose does that serve???

-Garry

Probably to easily install sound sources at good locations without having to install hidden speakers that may not fit anywhere

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Thanks guys, had you not been talking about this Porter Cable pancake compressor and nail gun combo I would have missed this.
I know the price tag says $100.04, but they scan at $50.02 Smile

This store had 3 on the floor and I grabbed them all. Had to make 2 trips.
That Sperry coax and ethernet cable tester scanned for $7.53, not $28.00

Second load. I also found 2 more of those wire splicer kits for a penny each.

This time to check for price I went up to the Service Desk and asked them to check for stock. Then I ask about price.
This time after I gave them the SKU “1000-017-910” the were silent and just looked at each other. I said, it’s priced at $50.02, right?
They sheepishly replied that it was.
Today I had my wife’s car. No way I could come home with these 3 in the back seat. I dropped them off at the office. Wink


This looks like a good unit.

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I also found another 5 of the power banks with the good UPC code. Here are the 5 in the forground with one of the “bad” UPC behind them

Some other deals I saw in the store. This walky talky is supposedly good for 35 miles. It uses rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries.

These were $19.88 on Black Friday, now they are $39.88

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I get that all these things are a good price, but why do you need so many of them??
Like, all the money you would have saved ends up getting spent anyway, and I doubt anyone has a use for 3 air compressors, 20 power banks, 10 sinks, etc…

Do you resell it or something to get money back?

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Enderman wrote:
I get that all these things are a good price, but why do you need so many of them??
Like, all the money you would have saved ends up getting spent anyway, and I doubt anyone has a use for 3 air compressors, 20 power banks, 10 sinks, etc…

Do you resell it or something to get money back?

Yeah, the big stuff I sell off to friends. Just today a friend in Ohio called me while he was in Harbor Freight to ask me what to buy for a compressor. I had actually brought some of the ones I had and left them out there for another friend that would pass through from Missouri. I will bring another to replace it when I head out there next month. As for the power banks, I had that friend that asked for all I could get. But power banks are just too useful to have only one. I have them spread out all over the place. Couple in the car, couple in the van. Then the man cave etc etc. No matter where I am, when I need extra power for my phone, I can find a power bank. My iPhone6S depletes the battery in half a day.
And quite frankly, the ones I got off the internet, Ruinovo, ENB etc are just crap. One problem is that the specs change. First Ruinovo I bought worked great, even would charge an iPad. Other iterations of that same device were cheapened to the point they don’t function. Same for the ENB.
Last year I bought some so called 6600mAh ones from “Five Below” that were actually quite good. And they only cost $5 each.
To me, it is MUCH more useful to have 6 power banks for $5 each than it is to have just 1 that cost $30.
Plus it doesn’t matter to me if they get scratched up in use. Or should I loose one.

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I see…

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Enderman wrote:
I see…
Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

I know, I’m sick.
But my life constantly reinforces it. Just this morning at 7AM my wife came back into the house to tell me that her tire light came on her brand new car came on. Of course I had a compressor just 10 feet away, already fully charged. After I topped off her tire, it was down 1 1/2 pounds, she told me it would be nice if she had a digital tire gauge too.
I pulled one from “stock” and gave it to her. Smile

see…

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These were a penny. Still looking for a dang compressor !{width:25%} photo 39A64CD8-C0D3-41C8-BC0E-20B85FA72C3E_zpstqfwvwwm.jpg!

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I’d advise against the “Glacier Bay” faucets at any price unless you’re selling the house. I installed a lot of them (all types) in rentals and none lasted more than 2 years before they had to be replaced with many going bad in every way possible within 6-8 months, some even sooner Angry That customer of mine lost his butt trying to save money and now he uses only good stuff like I recommended from the start. It was a good economy brand at the start but went downhill quickly right after that- where have we seen that happen before? Shocked

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Here are some higher quality faucets for you!
They are also pretty cheap, only cost $17k-20k each.

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The best deal on faucets is Delta. They will replace any worn part(s) for free on request forever Big Smile It just doesn’t get any better than that!

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The Porter cable nail gun combo is back up to $199.

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CRANK wrote:
The Porter cable nail gun combo is back up to $199.

negative, thats the new one. The one thats on clearance has a 16g finish nailer the new one has a 18g nailer. so be on the lookout for a 16g mixed in with the 18g’s

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ChadB wrote:
CRANK wrote:
The Porter cable nail gun combo is back up to $199.

negative, thats the new one. The one thats on clearance has a 16g finish nailer the new one has a 18g nailer. so be on the lookout for a 16g mixed in with the 18g’s

That’s right, there is a newer replacement model on the floors. Hard to tell the 2 apart, that’s good for us!

The nail gun in the new model only goes takes up to 2” nails at 18 gauge.
Gun model FN200SB

The old model, now on clearance at $50.02, takes nails up to 2 1/2 inch at 16 gauge.
Gun model FN250SB

By the way, that compressor-nailgun combo really is a heck of a deal. It looks to me that the nail gun sold separately is $159.00
Gun model FN250C


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SawMaster wrote:
I’d advise against the “Glacier Bay” faucets at any price unless you’re selling the house. I installed a lot of them (all types) in rentals and none lasted more than 2 years before they had to be replaced with many going bad in every way possible within 6-8 months, some even sooner Angry That customer of mine lost his butt trying to save money and now he uses only good stuff like I recommended from the start. It was a good economy brand at the start but went downhill quickly right after that- where have we seen that happen before? Shocked

Phil

You are soooooo right.
I have some rental properties and I have always used the Delta “joystick” faucets. They are well made, easy to repair and easy to clean.
I used to be able to buy them new, but as far as I know they are no longer available, besides I am still able to get used ones for free from the ReStore. Contractors and home owners donate the older oval drop in sinks with them when the “upgrade”
Nobody buys them, so at the end they give them away. I remove the faucets and throw away the sinks.

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I was in Rhode Island again over the weekend. I got a chance to stop in 4 different HD’s. I found one more of the power packs at $2.40, and another box of Gorilla
Nuts. Only reason they were on the shelf is that they were not were they were supposed to be. The sticker says $9.06, but something else is in their place, the one box of Gorilla Nuts were above. Can you spot them?

I found some other stuff for a penny, but my best find was the TP-Link Router for $13.02
Sorry about the false alarm earlier when I posted this.

It seems that was the ONLY store around here that had them on clearance. All other stores are still $59.95
However, I found 1 store in RI that had them reduced further to $13.02

Earlier I had purchased 2 at $25.04. I used 1 in a rental and the other I sold to a friend.
Well I took router up to customer service, got refunded for the 2 I had already bought (total $50.08), then bought all 3 back for $39.12.
(I am up $11 and get the 3rd router for free, I told the friend of our good fortune)
Also previously I had purchased 2 Wink Hubs. Regularly the were $69.97. I got one at $39.97, then another at $37.00. Since then all stores I have been in were at one of those 2 prices.
However, in that same store in RI I saw this.

NOT $39.97 nor $37.00, but $53.06. From the date I thought it might have a chance to be at the “3” price. So I took it up and it scanned for $18.03
So I brought that one up to customer service, got refunded $76.97, then bought back all 3 for 54.09
I am up $22 dollars and I get the 3rd hub for free.

Now some fails.
I could find the 2 in 1 First Alert alarms that ChadB scored for a penny everywhere, but they scan for $37.97. Has the same UPC code too.



Recently both black and white power 6 outlet power strips have been clearanced. All the stores had them for $3.03, then they were gone, replaced by another similar model.
Here is a display of “Belkin” power strips, but the actual power strips are Defiant. I thought I had found a whole display of penny power strips, but no. They scanned for $13.97


Here is another mistake by Home Depot. I found this mistake in 2 of the 4 stores.
Right now, the Power Shot electric stapler is on clearance for $7.53
Here is a display that has a yellow price sticker underneath an Arrow electric stapler at $7.53. To the left are the Power Shots marked at $29.97

I took one of each up to scan, and the Power Shot scans at $7.53 just like all other stores and the Arrow scans at $29.97
It’s not just a matter of the label being in the wrong place. The label actually is printed for the Arrow.

Too bad I don’t live nearby, those Power Shots could very well survive to a penny.
Every store I was in had the NetGear routers for $12.03.

And I didn’t realize until very recently that most of the Lithium Ion tool packs can be used as USB power packs with an adapter. I recently got the one from Ridgid, is now $16, and here is one for Makita, also $16

2 USB ports are under that black rubber flap.

Why use one of these?
Because why would you want to pay for the cells if you already have a drill pack. Also, super fast charging with the charger AND incredible capacity.
A 4.0AH pack would be rated at 20,000 mAh

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??
4Ah = 4000 mAh

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Enderman wrote:
?? 4Ah = 4000 mAh

You are right, 4Ah = 4000mAh

Most power banks have 1 or more cells in parallel and their voltage has to be boosted to the 5V output that is required. If there were 5 cells in a power bank, each having a capacity of 2000mAh, they would rate the power bank at the sum total of the capacities of all the cells, 10,000 mAh.
Power banks aren’t usually made this way, but if they used those same 5 cells in series and bucked the voltage down to 5V, they would still call it a 10,000 mAh power bank.
18V Ridgid, Milwaukee, Ryobi, etc power tool batteries use 5 cells in series, 21V fully charged. So a 4Ah, 18V battery would have 10 2000mAh cells in a 5S2P configuration.
Hence the 20,000 mAh rating.

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DCH those fire alarms went on clearance a while back, must be a new one out. I’m not sure why the UPC is the same? But they have the same ones on the shelf.. These were a little dusty and the plastic cracked and I recalled seeing them a while back, so I scanned them and they were a penny.

Those routers are 3 price here as well, I don’t need any but if they hit a penny I do. There is also 2 wifi range extenders at the 3 price and should penny out when the routers do, I will take a pic of them tomorrow.

I’m also still looking for a compressor, with such a subtle difference I should be able to find one mixed in. I saw a few at the beginning and they were sold or “hidden” at the 4 price.

I look in the battery recycling boxes everytime I’m in HD and grab the packs with lithium ion’s in them, 95% of the packs I find are ryobi packs. Which is not a bad thing, typically they have samsungs or lg 18650’s and only 1 cell is usually bad.

Have you ever tried to replace just the bad cell? I was hoping to find some dewalt batteries because that’s the tools I use. I don’t own any ryobi’s or I would fix one of those. If I can find a dewalt pack I was going to attempt to fix it.

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