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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!

Previous deals deleted. If needed please check "revisions" in wiki

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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#4021
Lately I have not been able to find any good items at my home depot anything that is marked clearance now has June July and august BOD
How long before they hit three cents anyone know, I've only been able to get pennies and never three cent deals
Thanks
Also thanks for this thread I appreciate it more then anything
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My HD has a bunch of the Ryobi Multitool left. However, they were on an upper shelf with a piece of paper in front of the stack labeled "DNI". What does "DNI" means?
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Quote from Buckyball60 View Post :
My HD has a bunch of the Ryobi Multitool left. However, they were on an upper shelf with a piece of paper in front of the stack labeled "DNI". What does "DNI" means?
Probably 'Do Not Inventory'
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Dewalt 18 volt Lithium battery at $59.06 from 149.99. 507545

Do you have a BOD by chance?
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985099 2 Pack Pagoda 2 Tier Stainless Steel Walk Lights 0.01
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Quote from Hofhenke View Post :
Do you have a BOD by chance?
It COULD be 4/30/12

I found this yesterday:
528760 -- 04/30/12 -- Ridgid 18V Li-Ion Compact Battery - 38.06
737681 -- 04/30/12 -- Rigid 18V 3AH Li-Ion Battery - 59.06
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Thanks, I climbed on the shelf and scanned a box at the price checker. Still came up there with $24.03. But I assume it will go to a penny soon - hopefully!

Quote from decolores9 View Post :
"Do not inventory" - they are items that are still physically located in the store, but have been removed from saleable inventory and will be returned to the vendor or destroyed. They are marked so they are not included when the store does manual inventory counts.

IF you can get them to sell them to you, it's not clear what price they would charge. DNI items are supposed to have been removed from the computer as well, so they should not scan. At the same time, the penny items people find are supposed to be DNI, so you might get lucky.
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Quote from decolores9 View Post :
"Do not inventory" - they are items that are still physically located in the store, but have been removed from saleable inventory and will be returned to the vendor or destroyed. They are marked so they are not included when the store does manual inventory counts.

IF you can get them to sell them to you, it's not clear what price they would charge. DNI items are supposed to have been removed from the computer as well, so they should not scan. At the same time, the penny items people find are supposed to be DNI, so you might get lucky.
Thank you for that information, I see a lot of this in my home depots. Now I know
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Quote from Buckyball60 View Post :
Thanks, I climbed on the shelf and scanned a box at the price checker. Still came up there with $24.03. But I assume it will go to a penny soon - hopefully!
Quote from trackers55 View Post :
Thank you for that information, I see a lot of this in my home depots. Now I know
What this also could potentially mean is that a corrupt Apron is stashing them so they can scoop them up when they hit a penny.

If it's still on clearance and showing up at the .03 price, it should be on the floor for sale, NOT hidden away under the guise of DNI merchandise.

I have a few stores who do this and they get very annoyed when I find the items and have them take it down for me. The key is to check if it is still shown as inventory in the computer. If it's in the computer as inventory, it's for sale.
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Quote from houdiniwilla View Post :
What this also could potentially mean is that a corrupt Apron is stashing them so they can scoop them up when they hit a penny.

If it's still on clearance and showing up at the .03 price, it should be on the floor for sale, NOT hidden away under the guise of DNI merchandise.

I have a few stores who do this and they get very annoyed when I find the items and have them take it down for me. The key is to check if it is still shown as inventory in the computer. If it's in the computer as inventory, it's for sale.
Corruption ? This is standard practice. Stuff that is being returned to the manufacturer is temporarily stored. I have seen this at every store in every department. They are supposed to pull it at the .03 level, before it gets to .01 Its a red flag for penny shoppers.
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They are supposed to pull it at the .03 level
Would like to see that memo. Why on earth would they do that? They are still making money on the item at the .03 level - otherwise there wouldn't be such a level.
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These were also posted previously but I'm still finding them out there and they're ringing up at a penny:

686425 -- ?/?/12 -- WoodCrafters Valencia 30" Vanity Cabinet in Antique Black, 0.01
678233 -- ?/?/12 -- WoodCrafters Brentwood 30" Vanity Cabinet in Amber, 0.01
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Quote from edubbrulez View Post :
Would like to see that memo. Why on earth would they do that? They are still making money on the item at the .03 level - otherwise there wouldn't be such a level.
If they wait till the item reaches 1 cent they are too late. Someone from this forum may buy it before they can pull it.
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Corruption ? This is standard practice. Stuff that is being returned to the manufacturer is temporarily stored. I have seen this at every store in every department. They are supposed to pull it at the .03 level, before it gets to .01 Its a red flag for penny shoppers.
The items I have had pulled down were 1 week or less into the .03 level. If it was a day or 2 before it hit a penny, I could see it as an attentive employee being proactive.
There is no reason that they should not have been on the floor in an attempt to get what they can for them. I also never had anyone argue that I can't have an item at the .03 level (like I have at the .01 level).

I was under the impression that the .01 price on their print-out IS the indicator to the employee to pull those items from the shelf, as I have seen in action several times over the years.

BTW...this is the BEST time to get penny items....you can take them right out of the cart that they are using to pull with. laugh out loud
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The items I have had pulled down were 1 week or less into the .03 level. If it was a day or 2 before it hit a penny, I could see it as an attentive employee being proactive.
There is no reason that they should not have been on the floor in an attempt to get what they can for them. I also never had anyone argue that I can't have an item at the .03 level (like I have at the .01 level).

I was under the impression that the .01 price on their print-out IS the indicator to the employee to pull those items from the shelf, as I have seen in action several times over the years.

BTW...this is the BEST time to get penny items....you can take them right out of the cart that they are using to pull with. laugh out loud
Depending on the item maybe they receive a higher amount back in credit for returning them to the vendor than they make by selling the item at the .03 level? Or some vendors may just not allow their products (i.e. power tools) to intentionally be sold that cheap?
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