And where would I find this inventory checker inside the store? I have never seen this in a store. It would make life so much easier on these deals since I have a store 2 minutes from me.
Any store computer has access to inventory checker. Maybe there are older HD stores that don't do it, but I've been to at least 5 throughout Southern California and they all allow customers to use the computers. Ask if you've never done it. Start with customer service desk or kitchen fixtures dept., but kitchen fixtures computer may be occupied.
Good rule of thumb: always ask big stores if they have an inventory checker for customer use. Target, Walmart have dedicated kiosks, and stores with modern systems might do like HD does and have a customer-accessible area on their intranet computers.
Shopping isn't just about reading websites and looking at aisles, you should know how to ask stores about their policies and how to ask if you can check their inventory yourself if you want to avoid tipping off employees.
If you still cannot figure it out, just resign yourself to asking employees to do your lookups. Beats online inventory checkers which tend to be less accurate anyway, since employees checking in-store inventory get access to the most updated data. Up to you whether or not you trust their ability and honesty.
Last edited by mangodrink; 02-07-2013 at 01:46 PM..
Tried like hell to find one, no luck at all. Went to a store showing 1, 2, 4 in stock, drove too many hours to come home empty handed.. but that's the beauty of YMMV.. jealous to those that found it though.. good luck to the rest of you!
damn, tried to go to a hd near portland, OR with 2 in stock according to the inventory checker and 3 in stock according to the store and came out empty handed after searching high and low with the sales rep there (ladder up the top shelves.) If anyone bought multiple sets and is interested in selling one, please contact me, all my tools just got stolen and I'm looking to replace a few. Thanks!
Rather frustrating. I was told 5 of them were in stock, but were $149. A couple hours later they were all gone. They must have really been the $74. Then last night it showed 3 at another store and after a very very long pause the guy was like "yeah.....those are $79.....they are not here anymore" I am pretty sure employees nabbed the majority of these. I guess that is a benefit of the job.
dang it guys... what did i say in an earlier post. you must not give any info to the employees if you want any shot at these. study the model number and photos of the box (google). then goto one that says they have them in stock per the online checker. check the clearance end caps first, then check all the high overstock places. if you dont see anything then they are already hidden by employees or the inventory is off. 9.9 times out of 10 they are already hidden/claimed by employees which is hilarious that they didnt just buy them already. the dam fools cant even afford them yet and are waiting for their next paycheck or a slow/lazy buddy to come pick them up or some crap. it's pretty nuts how these guys are so willing to risk their jobs over shit like this. a manager at one store insists i talk to the store manager of another store about what their employees did concerning these drills but i dont have the heart to be a part of losing someones job. i get so many deals anyway, cant win em all. oh and i did end up finally getting one yesterday. at a store that said "out of stock" on the online inventory checker. i got crazy lucky. supposedly the standard grunt employees dont get any type of discounts on those type of tools so they feel entitled to these deals.
also lets not forget this driver is best in its class, even better than the new $169 version that replaced it
Last edited by Juanleeto; 02-08-2013 at 10:01 AM..
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