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Walmart - YMMV - Cosco 2-in-1 Aluminum Ladder and Step Stool - $17 - Regularly $77

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I was hunting for and successfully located the 24' ladder from this thread:
https://slickdeals.net/f/12745426-24-aluminum-extension-ladder-69-at-walmart

When I came across another ladder deal:
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Cosco-.../242526918
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inv...=242526918

Originally $77, down to $17.
  • 2-in-1 Ladder - Step Ladder and Extension Ladder to handle most household tasks, indoor and outdoor
  • Easy Conversion – Simply push and turn our patented lock to convert between positions
  • Large Comfortable Rungs – Have a secure and stable footing with 3 in. rungs
  • Lightweight – Easy to handle and store with its aluminum frame and flat-fold design
  • Heavy Duty – Load capacity of 300 pounds ANSI Type 1A and Max Reach of 12 ft in Extension position and 8 ft reach in Step ladder position (Assumes 5 ft 6 in person with vertical 12 in reach)
The 24 footer definitely has its uses, but is probably not for everyone. The size and multiple positional configurations of this one, along with the higher weight rating, suggests that this might appeal to a wider audience.
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Please take "12'" out of the Title.
What I have in the title is 12', which means 12 feet, as this is a 12 foot ladder.
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It's not a 12 foot ladder. It's potentially a 12 foot reach, which includes the average person's arm length when reaching from atop the ladder.

The description in the ad is misleading, and you were easily misled. But it's not much of a reason to leave the Title misleading.
Updated. Thanks for the info. You may need to chill slightly, however.
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pretty short on step ladder mode. a chair is probably quicker at this point.
Yes cause those of us who use this for their job are going to haul a chair in their truck to job sites.
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Yes cause those of us who use this for their job are going to haul a chair in their truck to job sites.
What if your job is providing chairs?
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I picked one up for $35 but Brickseek shows some stores had them for $10. It is the perfect size for the work I do. I can easily carry it and my toolbag at the same time. Plus it fits in my hatchback and you still can have the front seats all the way back where a 6' step ladder I need to move the passenger seat way up or haul it backwards and have the feet on the center armrest.
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I picked one up for $35 but Brickseek shows some stores had them for $10. It is the perfect size for the work I do. I can easily carry it and my toolbag at the same time. Plus it fits in my hatchback and you still can have the front seats all the way back where a 6' step ladder I need to move the passenger seat way up or haul it backwards and have the feet on the center armrest.
I saw the same, BS was showing some stores having this cheaper than $35, but not near me. Glad you scored.
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It's not a 12 foot ladder. It's potentially a 12 foot reach, which includes the average person's arm length when reaching from atop the ladder.

The description in the ad is misleading, and you were easily misled. But it's not much of a reason to leave the Title misleading.
I'm confused by what you mean. I own this exact ladder. It is packaged as a step ladder but it converts (unfolds) to a 12' straight ladder with the press of a button on each side. Take a look at the photos. Am I missing your point?
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For those using it primarily as a step stool indoors to get up to cabinets and lights, there's the $15 step stool model with handy platform.
https://brickseek.com/walmart-inventory-checker?sku=482686027

I have the 5-step model, and it's super light. Definitely useful enough to reach the top of my trees in the garden, too.

As a straight ladder, do measure your home! You'll want two rungs preferably beyond the edge of any roof you climb. I use an extending 10 foot here.

For painting, it can be convenient if your eaves aren't too high. No back leg like an A frame, so it can reach over planters under it. Just make sure it is at the right angle, on solid ground so it doesn't slip out.

For the ladder shown in this thread - the rotating center lock can break with too much pressure/incorrect use (just check Craigslist) - ie. Climb, don't jump or pound the ladder on the way up or down.
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I have a similar model that extends as well as unfolds, but it is not comfortable to stand on for long periods of time as the rungs are halved when extended. I would rather have two ladders, but it is very nice how it folds up to take less storage. I will probably buy this ladder for me to leave at Granny's house when she sets me to work as it is lighter and looks to be more comfortable.
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I'm confused by what you mean. I own this exact ladder. It is packaged as a step ladder but it converts (unfolds) to a 12' straight ladder with the press of a button on each side. Take a look at the photos. Am I missing your point?
His point is that this ladder is not 12 feet long when unfolded. It's closer to 9 feet given the spec'ed 55.51"L assembled product dimension and as apparent in the photos. If it were 12 feet long when unfolded, it would have to be just over 6 feet tall as a step ladder. It's not.

That said, even an extension ladder isn't as long as it's marketed length. For example, a 24-ft extension ladder is comprised of two 12-ft long individual ladders. Together, the extend, at most, to about 21 feet. Then, based on accepted safe use involving standing so many rungs down from the top, the total reach ends up being only about 23 feet. So much for being a 24-ft ladder!
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His point is that this ladder is not 12 feet long when unfolded. It's closer to 9 feet given the spec'ed 55.51"L assembled product dimension and as apparent in the photos. If it were 12 feet long when unfolded, it would have to be just over 6 feet tall as a step ladder. It's not.

That said, even an extension ladder isn't as long as it's marketed length. For example, a 24-ft extension ladder is comprised of two 12-ft long individual ladders. Together, the extend, at most, to about 21 feet. Then, based on accepted safe use involving standing so many rungs down from the top, the total reach ends up being only about 23 feet. So much for being a 24-ft ladder!
Your characterization hits the mark. The other poster said, "It's potentially a 12 foot reach, which includes the average person's arm length when reaching from atop the ladder." This is the info I was trying to correct.
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