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I love bit sets and I can’t keep myself from buying them.
Last month when I was in Ohio I was seeing this 34 piece bit set all over the place at different HD’s at various clearance prices.

Many of the stores I found them on clearance had them marked at the 6 price, but they rang up at the 3 price.

While in Ohio with a friend, we came across these at $5.03 and he bought 5 or 6 for gifts for each of his many sons. I only bought 1.
But wait, the “3” price should be 75% off the original price of $14.97 and should be 3 something, not $5.03.
$5.03 would be 75% off a list price of about $20.
Later on, while traveling to Columbus we came across a store that had them at $3.83, not $5.03 and we both got refunded the difference. This store rang up for $3.83

After that trip, and while my wife and I were in Canada I found that same bit set with a so called free extra, 2 deep sockets. But the price in Canada was $38.82!!!!

That is way more than what can be accounted for by the exchange rate, c’mon.
There sure were plenty for sale in all the stores.

I brought one of them up to customer service and showed them the U.S. price
(just to rub it in, I think)

Well anyway, as anyone following what we all do here, every item that goes on clearance at Home Depot WILL eventually go to a penny. If only you can find one.

A notable example is the 432 piece tool set that went from $399 to $349.00, then at some stores to $300.06 and then as a friend was able to score 3 at $100.03.
Well at that store, though there are none to be found, it has gone to a penny.

Likewise this 34 piece bit set is now a penny, and today I found 3.

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I can’t believe i missed your trip to Canada by not stopping by this thread for a while Sad

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I can’t believe i missed your trip to Canada by not stopping by this thread for a while Sad

I was thinking of you when I walked into Home Depot and started to realize that you and others from Canada were right.
NO penny deals.

I think I did start to get a handle on how things are done north of the border though.
Your clearance tags have dates too. I wasn’t able to figure out the exact significance of the date, only in general terms. That triple emitter flashlight that went for $3.16 Canadian had a date on the tag that was at least old enough to be a penny in the States. As it turned out, that date was old enough to cause it to go to the Canadian “6” price.
As far as I can tell……..

The Canadian “6” price = the U.S. “3” price. That is, it is marked down about 75%
The triple emitter flashlight and a blowup of the tag.


That date of 10 jan 2017 would have been old enough to have gone to a penny in the States. That date is why I suspected it would ring up cheaper than $12.88, and the reason I had an employee scan the bar code. (there was no self checkout in that store)

I found many, many items that were 75% off scattered throughout the store. Most were tagged and a few were not.
These 100W Cree’s were not priced, but scanned for $4.66 Good price!

Here are some other items 75% off and priced at the Canadian “6” price. Notice the dates!



In Canada it seems that once an item is marked down 75% and given a “6” price, it can stay on the shelves. They don’t get removed, marked to a penny and thrown out.

Here is an item though that was marked at the “6” price and 75% off

That’s a 20A in wall timer. But check out the date!

Dec 30 2015
That’s really old. On a hunch I brought that one up and had it scanned.
“item not found”
Even in Canada, eventually stuff gets removed from the system. So to get a souvenir I went over to the electrical guy, had him scan for price, and once he realized it wasn’t in the system had him special price it at $3 for me.

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I don’t go to HD enough to completely understand how the system works but penny deals non existent of course.
Basically something goes on clearance and stays where it is but a yellow tag, then eventually gets moved to one of the many clearance zones throughout the store (in its department) and sometimes they use end caps for clearance which is surprising since companies often pay extra to have their wares featured on an end cap.
In the old days (two years ago) a clearance item would show on the website at the clearance price, but today they often remove it once it goes on clearance, but they do mess up and keep it on the site sometimes.
Not all Canadian HD products are ever listed on the website at all, sucks when you go and its got no price and no web listing, then you need a helpful associate to check the price for you. Also clearance prices sometimes rise, apparently their system decides what items should go up even if they are already in the clearance area. Also the online stick levels can be very accurate or not very good, especially when less then 5 are remaining. That bulb you found was probably not listed on the website and fell through the cracks till you found it.
Usually yours get pennied out before ours starts discounting at all, i have used some of your pics to keep an eye on the same product here, sometimes it takes a few weeks, sometimes a year before it starts discounting, and they will sometimes get more in even though you bought it at a penny months earlier.

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Bort wrote:
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…………………………….Usually yours get pennied out before ours starts discounting at all, i have used some of your pics to keep an eye on the same product here, sometimes it takes a few weeks, sometimes a year before it starts discounting, and they will sometimes get more in even though you bought it at a penny months earlier.

It’s true!

While scrounging around at Home Depots in Canada, I came across many many items that I have scored for a penny.
Here are the ones I noticed and snapped.
2 different items that look so much like each other that when one went to a penny and the other didn’t, the HD undertaker had a hard time telling them apart and I was able to score on each of them as they went to a penny.

about 2 weeks ago I found one of these for a penny

I found many of these. In Canada they were still at their full price of $6.98 Cdn

Likewise on this one. Price in Canada was at the “6” price of $1.86 That is a good price, but I already had enough.


Already pennied out in my area. Only found a couple, but this one is a recurring item. They come out every year, and every year they go to a penny. I found some a couple of years ago also.

These pennied out although I never scored one at that price. I did buy some at $1.42. I used this light to make
My XHP-70 “Sleeper Light” Mod
Back then I paid full list price in the U.S. of $5.25

This is the ArmourMax 3D flashlight. It is huge and I bought a lot of them at $7.53. It did penny out and I did get a couple then too.
The date on this Canadian price tag is 30 June 2016, I thought for sure it would ring up for much less. But it didn’t Tired

Got one of these in Ohio for a penny.

These recently went to a penny around here and I found quite a few. They actually fit the Harbor Freight paint guns I have.

Here are a whole bunch of the Bosch GLM 10X’s that went to a penny. In Canada they are reduced to $25.00


That 432 piece Husky tool set that my buddy caught at $100.03 and is only marked down to $349.00 from $399.00 in most other Home Depots is still full price in Canada.

These next pictures have nothing to do with pricing, they are pictures of my favorite multi function screw drivers. They are not sold at Home Depot in my area, but in Canada they were prominently displayed in every store I went to.
They are made in Canada. Super, high quality Thumbs Up


Now, just so everyone doesn’t think I spent the whole time we were in Canada inside of Home Depots.
Some shots of a couple of interesting things I saw.
Artwork made from street lights.


And here is something NOT related lights.
Most people from Canada would know what that is.

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dchomak wrote:
Most people from Canada would know what that is.
!{width:70%}[url=http://imgur.com/3YZNQCL][img]http://i.imgur.com/3YZNQCL.jpg[/img][/url]!

Not most but it is a huge tourist attraction.
Did you do any of the museums, the museum of civilization is one of my favourites

BTW your HD picture collection must be huge!

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Bort wrote:
dchomak wrote:
Most people from Canada would know what that is.
!{width:70%}[url=http://imgur.com/3YZNQCL][img]http://i.imgur.com/3YZNQCL.jpg[/img][/url]!

Not most but it is a huge tourist attraction.
Did you do any of the museums, the museum of civilization is one of my favourites

BTW your HD picture collection must be huge!

While we were in Canada for Canada 150, we went to a special, temporary botanical exhibit.



There were lots of workers trimming these figures with a tool I had never seen before.


Later, about a week after we returned, we were over a friends home for dinner. They have a beautiful yard and are really into gardening.
When they heard about the exhibition in Canada, they actually asked to see our vacation pictures
When the pictures of this Makita shears came up, everyone agreed that was quite a tool.
Well, 2 days later when I got home there was one delivered to our house. My wife noticed the great enthusiasm I expressed for it at the party and decided I should have one. Smile

Those blades are razor sharp and would probably take a finger off.
Good thing I still have extra Husky bags, it didn’t come with one.

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Just some intersting deals I saw locally a couple of days ago.

An LED Black Light. Price was too high for me just to play around with, $14.97


GE is calling what I think are high CRI bulbs, “High Defintion” lights. From a marketing perspective, it could connect with consumers better than “High CRI

Here are some “U” bent LED’s to replace the “U” bent florescents. On clearance for $3.83 each! Cheap.

I didn’t need these, but for $3.52 for a pair, I bought a package to play around with. One bulb capable of Soft White, Daylight or a warm glow. Turning the switch on and off quickly changes the modes.

These are light fixtures that screw into a porcelain light fixture as though it were a bulb. Very easy way to upgrade.

Sign of the times. A 10 pack of 4’ florescents for $7.83. I picked up 6 cases for a friend.

And this one was at Lowes. I REALLY thought I scored a deal. 2 – 175W Mercury Vapor Lamps for $2.50. But no, it was the right sized bulb, but my fixtures take High pressure Sodium. They regularly go for about $26 each and they still are.
I had to bring them back Crying

A whole display of HDMI cables on clearance at the “2” price, 75% off.

All of these that is except for the 9’ Premiums in the center marked at $28.00

They went for a penny.

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Awesome posts dchomak.  Thank you for sharing your Canada trip and deal finds.  Good stuff for sure.

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Was the $28.“00” price a clue—what was the date on the HDMI cables, and also how did you know or suspect they would go for a penny?

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I knew because I found some at another store 5 miles away earlier that week. They also were marked at $28.00 and went for a penny. For some reason those 2 stores missed all the markdowns on the 9’ Premiums cables.

Today all of them are gone. The rest must have went to a penny and the either got pulled, or someone else scored big time. (It wasn’t me)

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dchomak wrote:
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dchomak wrote:
Most people from Canada would know what that is.
!{width:70%}[url=http://imgur.com/3YZNQCL][img]http://i.imgur.com/3YZNQCL.jpg[/img][/url]!

Not most but it is a huge tourist attraction.
Did you do any of the museums, the museum of civilization is one of my favourites

BTW your HD picture collection must be huge!

While we were in Canada for Canada 150, we went to a special, temporary botanical exhibit.



There were lots of workers trimming these figures with a tool I had never seen before.


Later, about a week after we returned, we were over a friends home for dinner. They have a beautiful yard and are really into gardening.
When they heard about the exhibition in Canada, they actually asked to see our vacation pictures
When the pictures of this Makita shears came up, everyone agreed that was quite a tool.
Well, 2 days later when I got home there was one delivered to our house. My wife noticed the great enthusiasm I expressed for it at the party and decided I should have one. Smile

Those blades are razor sharp and would probably take a finger off.
Good thing I still have extra Husky bags, it didn’t come with one.
!{width:50%}[url=http://imgur.com/3QDueYc][img]http://i.imgur.com/3QDueYc.jpg[/img][/url]!


I never made it Ottawa this year, its a big regret Sad
Those do look like awesome shears

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Bosch glm 40 down to .04 price

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I saw them, $75.04?

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14.04

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There were none left someone beat me to them

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I was actually thinking of some other one. It is actually $75.06 right now.
I look for them and get a pic

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Glm40x

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Here are some random deals I have come across over the past few days.
Today this $60 combination bottle jack and stand went to $15.02


This $100, 12v jack and tire inflator went to $25.03. Plug it into 12V and it can jack up my van.

This $189 wet tile saw went to $95.04 at some stores. I am trying to catch one at the “2” price of around $47.52


other stuff

This LED contains a photocell to turn in on and off at night. It’s marked at $4.54 but rings up for $2.32


3 packages of 4 packs of daylight bulbs. They look the same, but the 8W and 8.5W bulbs ring up for a penny.


These 3 packages of 4 soft white bulbs each look the same too, but the 8.5W bulbs ring up for a penny




LED shop lights are getting cheaper all the time!
This 3’, 3100 Lumen light is only $14.97

This 4’ Stereo Bluetooth Shoplite is $60. Play music through the stereo speakers, one at each end.
(It sounds terrible)

This is not Home Depot, I found these LED shop lites at Menards, a mid western chain similar to HD.
Just more proof that LED shop lights are getting more reasonable. $20




This 10 pack of T12 Daylight bulbs was a penny.


DeWalt drill, 2 batteries, charger and carry bag for $99


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 Thanks for the alerts dcho.  They had some 18v Makita (spelling?) drill/impact combo packs on clearance at $85 at the Harbinson Blvd HD in Columbia, SC on sale for $85 (normally $170).  It includes 2Ah battery packs and a charger in it.  I don't know much about Makita quality, but it seems like a good deal.

They had some great deals on various extension cords, but they were all gone.  Sorry, didn't have time to take an pics.

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,^
That’s a GREAT deal. I had noticed those on the way down in price and so far the cheapest around here is $119

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The kit doesn't seem to be shown in inventory, but there were about 7 of them in the clearance rack.  Pretty sure it was this product:

 

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Compact-Combo-Kit-2-Tool-LCT200W/100596872?bvrrp=1999/reviews/product/10/100596872.htm

 

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i went to HD today and no $99 deal on the dewalts… :’(

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until i saw what i was doin',
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The kit doesn’t seem to be shown in inventory, but there were about 7 of them in the clearance rack.  Pretty sure it was this product:


 


http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Compact-Combo-Kit-2-Tool-LCT200W/100596872?bvrrp=1999/reviews/product/10/100596872.htm


 

I don’t think that is the set, being white they are the “homeowners” set. I could be wrong, but I thought they were the green set.
I wasn’t paying too much attention.
BTW, I have that white set in the 12V configuration. I also have the 12V Ridgid. The Makita is the set I use the most.
They are nice a light weight, and for light duty work they are perfect.

For even smaller jobs, I use this 3.7V Li-Ion STP driver.

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Vacuum thing https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwHVxlLd5sBQUVUtcU1PZjhkYXc/view?usp=dr...

A couple of years ago, they went on clearance, and then came back. Back then I scored 3 at the strange price of $19.00
Awesome power for a portable vacuum, but they put an incredible demand on a battery pack. I ruined a 2.0Ah pack with it. Now I only use it with the 4Ah packs, they can push twice the Amps.

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Bosch glm 40 down to .04 price

This I don’t understand, you said they are $14.04 where you are. Here they are $75.06, originally $99.97

But it scans for $75.06

Speaking of Bosch, I have a Bosch jig saw and it takes the “T” blades.
I also have an older Ryobi 18V jig saw and it takes the “U” blades. It seems all the Bosch branded “U” blades will ring up for a penny, IF you can find them.
This one I found by accident at the bottom of a display. It is missing a blade and when I noticed there were NO “U” blades hanging up above I suspected this was old clearance stock that had been over looked. I was right, it went for a penny.

Since then I have found 2 other packs in other stores. This Bosch display is right next to the Diablo router bits.


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kennybobby wrote:
i went to HD today and no $99 deal on the dewalts… :’(

If it helps, here is the SKU

I checked a store in North Huntsville, AL and they don’t stock them
BUT you can order online and they will ship to your store for FREE.
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The glm 40 is at 04 price not the glm40x

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Thank you, didn’t think about the online ordering…

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This isn’t Home Depot—-Still a great deal though
A pelican type Case (pistol—cameras—flashlights) Members Mark from SAMS CLUB 20 × 16 × 7 $35
A really nice case for the money

https://www.samsclub.com/sams/20in-protective-case-member-s-mark/prod212...

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ImA4,
I think I found 1 of those Makita combo packs you were talking about, and yes it is the White home owners set.
I found this in an overhead, almost hidden from view? I zoomed in for this shot, #1000-055-718

It was the only one in the store and of course with no price. I asked one of the associates to look it up for me, giving him the SKU#

Notice at the top of the screen that there is no home and there are 8 on hand. Where the other 7 are, is anybodies guess. I bet they go to your $85.00 any day now.
Also I found a couple more of the Bosch “U” shank jig saw blades, they were mixed in with the stock of “T” shanks


And CRANK,
for the first time I noticed those Ridgid 18V vacuums are on clearance again.

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