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How to Get Items for 1 cent at Home Depot YMMV, only on last/display items

Shan3 137 July 26, 2007 at 11:52 AM in Home & Home Improvement
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Go easy on me new to Slick Deals and have only made a couple of posts

I just went to my home depot and picked out a beautiful chandelier--it was the last one available and they were selling the display piece with a ticket of $169. Because it was the last one available and they were not going to reorder the product the gave me the chandelier for JUST ONE CENT. The woman at the Customer Service Desk told me if anything is the last piece available and they are selling the display piece it is automatically available to anyone but employees for just one cent.

The bulbs cost me $30 bucks but hey still a deal
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Last Edited by bean August 2, 2007 at 02:50 PM
Items that have been marked down to a penny via clearance (usually takes ages) are supposed to be pulled off the shelf that same morning, marked down to zero for accounting and thrown away. They are not allowed to be bought by associates nor are they supposed to be sold to customers.

They are so serious about this it is a terminable offense for associates.

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edit: When items are pennied out, I don't think they're supposed to be sold. YMMV?
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It is cause I just got a chandelier for One cent at home depot in charlotte, nc
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I can't see how this is possible true
what is so hard to see? it makes sense that they would want to get rid of a display asap. has anyone else done this?
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lol YMMV, u could just buy the entire stock, leave one and come back then buy that last one for 1 cent then return all the ones u bought then laugh and celebrate cause u got w/e item for 1 cent!
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Don't they normally do this when they have alraedy written the product off already in accounting terms? I know they were not going to buy more but theat product does have a net cost.. weird..
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what is so hard to see? it makes sense that they would want to get rid of a display asap. has anyone else done this?
I edited the post, and I'm just going off my experience after working at several retail stores. There is no economical benefit to a company for selling display items for 1 penny, they still paid money to buy the product, why would they lose money on it just because it's a display item?

Sounds like the item has been discontinued for a while and got penny'd out (and usually stores don't carry penny items anymore, they have clearances on them for a while first).
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lol YMMV, u could just buy the entire stock, leave one and come back then buy that last one for 1 cent then return all the ones u bought then laugh and celebrate cause u got w/e item for 1 cent!
That's a pretty dumb statement.
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Strangest thing I've ever heard. They could've just sold it to you for 50% off.
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I bought a tool cabinet at Home Depot that was discontinued, last one in stock, and display for 50% off. So I should have been able to get it for a penny??? Mad I asked them for a discount since it was the display and they said no because it was already assembled.
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who am i to question something for a penny?
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how about a scan of your receipt
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Quote from venus0105 View Post :
I bought a tool cabinet at Home Depot that was discontinued, last one in stock, and display for 50% off. So I should have been able to get it for a penny??? Mad I asked them for a discount since it was the display and they said no because it was already assembled.
I would have left and came back in a few minutes and asked another associate for a discount. The only other reason I'm guess that i got it for a penny is because they were not going to reorder the item and no other home depots in my area had it in stock either.

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how about a scan of your receipt
Sure not a problem--how do i upload a scan--im a newbee
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who am i to question something for a penny?
I agree.

Apparently, you got a very SlickDeal! Good for you. If others don't believe you, I think that's their problem, not yours.
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