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Ryobi router table Model A25RT07, UPC 033287140992, Item 933016, for easy shelf ID the box boldly reads 392 sq inch working surface. Rang up as a penny.

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GENERAL ADVICE:

BOD: Born on Date, the date listed on most (not all) yellow clearance tags, and is what the 6 month + 6 day clearance cycle is based on. Can be any combination of month/date/year or year/day/month or date/month/year.
SKU: Stock Keeping Unit, this is the store item number, normally 6 digits (xxx-xxx)

Old style tag:
1) Look for yellow or red clearance tags.
2) Look at the date on the tags:
...........Dates < 3 months = price on the tag was usually still current
...........Dates > 3 months = price had usually dropped a bit more
...........Dates > than 6 months = YMMV <--Where people are finding penny bargains Dates > 8 Months are what you are looking for
3) Get a few other items that you need; think of them as fillers! This is to help you avoid unwarranted scrutiny
4) Go to self-checkout, MUTE THE REGISTER! Check prices if need be; you can roll the dice and just scan, return later if a price comes up that is too steep for your wallet. Most registers do not read out the price, so muting may not be necessary.
5) Scan - SCAN ORIGINAL BARCODE NOT THE YELLOW/RED TAG
6) Pay
7) Leave
8) Go home, scan your receipt, allow us to bask in your SD glory!


New style tag (not yet able to be tested but from a HD employee):
Home Depot has changed its clearance reduction policy. It now goes this way:
A clearance item will end in .06 when it has 6 weeks left until going to a penny. This indicates to the employee that they have 6 weeks to sell through.
A clearance item will end in .03 when it has 3 weeks left until going to a penny.
This is new and won't be indicated on older tags, just those printed recently.

HOW TO CHECK STORE INVENTORY AND PRICES FROM IN-STORE COMPUTERS:

Most Home Depot stores have a computer in the front of the store by customer service. This is to allow customers to look up items on the site and try to find in the store or something. You can also use this computer to check local inventory and prices. This is AWESOME when trying to find $0.01 items. Most clerks will say they are out of them once they come up at $0.01, so you can't trust them. If you see them in stock at your store it then becomes a task trying to find them. As noted in most threads, these items will not be marked as $0.01 and will show as something much greater.

1) Find computer in the store. Most departments have their own computers, but a clerk will give you a hard time if they find you using them. All of the stores in my area have a computer by customer service specifically for customers. This means no one will bug you when running through lists of items.
2) Click on the start menu to bring up a list of applications.
3) Choose the "Price Check" application
4) Enter the special 6 digit Home Depot SKU's in the appropriate box and hit Enter.
5) The next screen will display the local price and quantities for 5-10 stores in your area.
6) Head to that department and try to find your treasure!!!

If your store has a barebones computer (or dumbed down kiosk) that only has an internet browser (and the computer is hooked into the HD Store Network) type in:
h t t p://isp.stXXXX.homedepot.com/com/homedepot/mm/sv/inq/en_US/PriceCheckTool.html

The address is case sensitive, and you can replace the XXXX with the store number you want to set as local. Unfortunately, it doesn't work on a cell or tablet that is simply connected to HD's WiFi.

This also works well compared to bringing things up to the self checkout for price checking. I always get mobbed when I try to bring a group of items up for checking. Then if I find something that rings up for a $0.01 I have to still cancel the transaction and come back later to try to sneak through. Enjoy!

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How to check store inventory from your home browser:
Replace 1st set of x's with SKU, 2nd set with store number. Sometimes I find the checker doesn't work if you do not have home depot's site open in another tab, if you still get an error browse for a bit on HD's site until it works.

h t t p://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202184305/h_d2/BopisOverLay?R=202184305&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&storeSkuNum=xxxxxx&locStoreNum=x xxx




Another inventory checker. Change store #.
You may have to open HD website in another tab for it to work.

http://sd.site88.net/homedepot.html



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Maybe this format? Sorted by confirmed date. I don't know if born date is necessary, but we can always remove it if it is not being written.

Don't know a sku? Look it up! http://hdus.webuda.com/

SKU -- Born date -- Description
938394 -- 03/15/12 -- Sedona 8" Bronze - Penny
578561 -- 03/15/12 -- Waterpik 6 Setting Shower Head/Set - Penny
932067 -- 03/16/12 -- Pfister Sedona 4 in. Centerset 2-Handle High-Arc Bathroom Faucet in Tuscan Bronze - Penny
514933 -- 03/16/12 -- Firm Grip Brown Jersey Large Work Gloves 6 Pack
324434 -- 03/21/12 -- M18 Compact Impact Driver - Penny
500738 -- 03/26/12 -- Fiskars Loop- Handle Bypass Pruner - Confirmed Penny 10/1/12
924164 -- 03/27/12 -- Savannah Slate Top FirePit - Penny
941019 -- 03/27/12 -- Gaswatch Propane Gas Meter - Penny
572647 -- 03/29/12 -- GE DFSS9VKBSS Stainless Steel french Refrigerator - Penny
902129 -- 03/29/12 -- GE GTDX100G 6.0 Cubic Ft Gas Dryer - Penny
943614 -- 03/29/12 -- 1850W Husky Portable Gas Generator - Penny
979454 -- 03/29/12 -- Scotch Bright Nonscratch Angled - Penny
598986 -- 04/02/12 -- 7W LV Deck Light w/4 Black Cppr Plts - Penny
504138 -- 04/02/12 -- 3tier 11w LV copper pathway light - Penny
796432 -- 04/03/12 -- Metaire Oil Red Bnz Ceiling Fan - Penny
560647 -- 04/03/12 -- Ryobi Gas Backpack Blower - Penny
240534 -- 04/05/12 -- LG DLG2241W gas dryer - Penny
487029 -- 04/06/12 -- 7W LV Antq Cppr Round Surface Light - Penny
485196 -- 04/09/12 -- Ridgid 4-1/2" Slim Grip Angle Grinder - Penny
473184 -- 04/10/12 -- Mr clean w/ Fabreze M&R Dilute - Penny
815060 -- 04/10/12 -- 48" Downrod - Polished Brass - Penny
521825 -- 04/10/12 -- 48" Downrod - Antique Brass - Penny
345843 -- 04/10/12 -- 48" Rustic Bronze Extension Downrod - Penny
549055 -- 04/10/12 -- 24" Rustic Bronze Extension Downrod - Penny
424542 -- 04/10/12 -- 18" Rustic Bronze Extension Downrod - Penny
301188 -- 04/10/12 -- Dishwasher & Washermagic 12oz - 2pk - Penny
957722 -- 04/17/12 -- Stonewood White Elg Toilet Seat
160053 -- 04/17/12 -- Cahet Biscuit Q2 Elg Toilet Seat
561352 -- 04/17/12 -- Renaissance 9" White Motion Ext Wall
560993 -- 04/17/12 -- Renaissance 9" BRNZ Motion EXT Wall
143350 -- 04/18/12 -- 5" IC Air-Tight Contractor Pack
515646 -- 04/19/12 -- Malibu LV Window Pane Stake Light
315686 -- 04/19/12 -- Ryobi 120V Multi-Tool Kit w/Rotary - Confirmed Penny 10/25
310992 -- 04/20/12 -- Dremel 4000 2/31H Rotary Tool Kit
847716 -- 04/24/12 -- 5--8- MTL Closet Organizer Kit
462031 -- 04/25/12 -- Satin Nickel Springfield Mushroom Handle Exterior Door Set
473511 -- 04/25/12 -- Polished Brass Wilmington Handleset
616302 -- 04/25/12 -- Midwest 10" Upright Right Snip
744713 -- 04/30/12 -- Dewalt 1.25hp Compact Router w/Leds
528760 -- 04/30/12 -- Ridgid 18V Li-Ion Compact Battery - 38.06
737681 -- 04/30/12 -- Rigid 18V 3AH Li-Ion Battery - 59.06
119274 -- 05/01/12 -- 52" Stratford New Brnz Ceiling Fan
887780 -- 05/01/12 -- Artisan 3 Lt Vanity Light
266655 -- 05/03/12 -- JES1456WJ 1.4Cu FT GE Microwave w/Sensor
881972 -- 05/16/12 -- Ridgid SuperClamp Workstation - $34.03
475504 -- 05/08/12 -- Renaissance Bronze Ext Flushmount
133019 -- 05/10/12 -- Kitchen Fire Extinguisher
394636 -- 05/22/12 -- 3LT Brushed Nickel Ext Wall Lantern
754676 -- 05/30/12 -- Scrub Zone Microfiber Cloth 2pk
869440 -- 06/07/12 -- Quickie EZ-Wringer Twist Mop
437838 -- 06/07/12 -- Super Bulldozer 18 Stiff Poly PshBr
280601 -- ??????? -- Toro Ecxtra timmer pod and software
810308 -- ??????? -- 3/4" Irrigation valve

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#3046
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What made you change your mind?

How do you now figure that this is illegal?
That was a smartass reply
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#3047
I think the bottom line is how much time are you willing to waste to get a deal. If you have a receipt and don't want to surrender your item, and they accuse you of theft, you can end up wasting a lot of time. If the cops come they will believe HD employees over you, after all any shoplifter/scammer will lie to the cops, and the cops are used to this. I doubt you will ever get prosecuted over this, because you did nothing technically wrong, it could just take a lot of time. Just don't give up your receipt.
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Quote from branded View Post :
I think the bottom line is how much time are you willing to waste to get a deal. If you have a receipt and don't want to surrender your item, and they accuse you of theft, you can end up wasting a lot of time. If the cops come they will believe HD employees over you, after all any shoplifter/scammer will lie to the cops, and the cops are used to this. I doubt you will ever get prosecuted over this, because you did nothing technically wrong, it could just take a lot of time. Just don't give up your receipt.
Being charged and convicted is two different things even if you are charged and never convicted when the police run your ID the charge will show up even when you were not convicted.
This gives them ammunition to hassle you at will every time you are pulled over.
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#3049
no one is going to arrest you because you got a penny item at the self check out. Home depot are idiots for having items switch to a penny to flag employees to pull it from inventory. All this speculation is stupid as hell. If anything leave with the receipt and then take the store to small claims for the value of whatever they took from you. Thats about the only legal action that is going to come out of it, and thats if you open the legal road.

Hypothetically, if home depot did monitor this thread, and wanted to catch penny item shoppers, they would be entrapping people. So stop all the stupid talk. The news stories are about people swiping cheap stuff twice to get a more expensive item. It has nothing to do with home depot being idiots and putting items to a penny when they are out dated. Further more I have seen them stick penny stickers on items in the clearance endcaps on accident.
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let me say that about half the managers would "rather throw (..the item) away than sell it for a penny." quoted from the manager where I bought the last microwave about 7 days ago. (I bought two there from him) If HD didn't intend on clearing out the clearance with .01 level than its not programmed to drop that low. examples being the power auger and the ryobi 4cycle cultivator-see pics If they wanted to keep the items it wouldn't drop they want them removed customer or worker they'd prefer the latter. I'm sure they have an agreement with manufacturers to try and remove their stock before penny price as its in their best interest(HD & Manufacturer) to; as if a paying customer buys for penny they will not need to buy at retail; hence lost sale. The main reason it drops to a penny and not some ridiculously high price is..... drumroll Home Depot doesn't warehouse anything. As soon as a manufacturer's truck is unloaded it is split up and put on the destination truck in a matter of minutes. Nothing is stored in the traditional warehouse format its more like a distribution center
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My eye sight is really bad. I am unable to read most of the SKUs and their born date.

Sully, Can you please share the SKU, item description and born date for the item with price $852.03?
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Anyone knows what "cycle" all the cultivators are having? I suspect 1 year.
There are few of them with born date of Aug and Sep 2011, but yet to hit .06 level!
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Quote from houdiniwilla View Post :
Wink
Let's see how many views it gets.
Moreso, let's see if anyone appreciates it.wave

BTW. It's an over the range GE microwave.
While hunting for this one, I found another one at penny.

938-052 GE Adore DVM1850SMSS Stainless Steel in wall Microwave 09/23/11
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#3054
Quote from hot2004 View Post :
While hunting for this one, I found another one at penny.

938-052 GE Adore DVM1850SMSS Stainless Steel in wall Microwave 09/23/11
what area of the us do you live in?
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Quote from hot2004 View Post :
My eye sight is really bad. I am unable to read most of the SKUs and their born date.

Sully, Can you please share the SKU, item description and born date for the item with price $852.03?
Wondering the same thing, I can make out "COMM", and a bunch of 9s, but nothing else.
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Last edited by Chris2 April 8, 2012 at 08:05 PM
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FYI scored an Echo 18" chainsaw case (orange thing chainsaw goes [homedepot.com]) in for $10. I bought it because I needed it. Not as slick as a penny but good price if needed. Also Friday they had a crew of about 10 people restocking shelves and pricing stuff. I saw a stack of clear plastic fire exit signs they had pulled marked a penny.
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Wondering the same thing, I can make out "COMM", and a bunch of 9s, but nothing else.
Think it's some type of commercial paint mixer type machine thing. Only thing I can think of on clearance in that type of price range.

Edit: Actually looks like it might be a water heater, can sort of make out GAL for gallons and BTUs...
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Quote from hot2004 View Post :
My eye sight is really bad. I am unable to read most of the SKUs and their born date.

Sully, Can you please share the SKU, item description and born date for the item with price $852.03?
I use my iphone in store to take a picture of it then zoom in photo on my phone.
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Last edited by not4you April 9, 2012 at 04:01 AM
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I use my iphone to take a picture of it then zoom in photo on my phone.
And when you did this, did you happen to learn the answer to the question that was asked?
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And when you did this, did you happen to learn the answer to the question that was asked?
I was able to enhance photo to a point but sku and born date is shifted.
Ill try and see if i can use the program at work to repair image shift maybe op will clarify.
Sorry no I didn't answer your question.
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