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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.

updated title 3/21/10 to include more than just one cent items as some have taken liberty to post general finds, which is fine.
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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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definitely NOT making money at .03 level. Always a Loss. .03 is usually 66-75% clearance markdown. Maybe nordstrom marks up their prices that much but not hd. Even at the .06 level they usually dont make money on it, but it depends on what it is.


It's not that hard to look up the cost of an item.
I don't have access to their POS system so I can't say it's always a loss for them. I think we would be surprised to see the markup.

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Cool, you're still wrong though... clearance stuff is sold at a loss at the $.03 price to free up inventory space. Just because it's being sold, doesn't mean they're making money on it. Thanks for playing
I have nothing to prove to you. But just because you claim it's true doesn't make it true.

What's their cost for item 755231? I know the .03 level price.

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Ok I went to my depot today saw this item thought it should be a penny and it's not it rang up for $49.00
Any suggestions?
28in Outdoor Fireplace and Grill
BOD 01/20/12
697-266
Was $99 Now $49

Shouldn't this be a penny?
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Ok I went to my depot today saw this item thought it should be a penny and it's not it rang up for $49.00
Any suggestions?
28in Outdoor Fireplace and Grill
BOD 01/20/12
697-266
Was $99 Now $49

Shouldn't this be a penny?
Should, but from my experiences, seasonal things don't go through the same cycles, more like store by store decisions.
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Ok I went to my depot today saw this item thought it should be a penny and it's not it rang up for $49.00
Any suggestions?
28in Outdoor Fireplace and Grill
BOD 01/20/12
697-266
Was $99 Now $49

Shouldn't this be a penny?
Those type of items could start out clearance, but once the season changes for the item, it SOMETIMES changes its classification to either Inactive or Seasonal, which means it does not go down in price any more.
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I have questions about clearance items. I saw the SKU and use their computer looking for the price. The price checker shows "N/A". But when I ask an employee check the price, they have no issue for getting price. What's wrong? The SKU is in the original box.
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I have questions about clearance items. I saw the SKU and use their computer looking for the price. The price checker shows "N/A". But when I ask an employee check the price, they have no issue for getting price. What's wrong? The SKU is in the original box.

Try typing in the 12 digit UPC code on the box. Sometimes that works.
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Try typing in the 12 digit UPC code on the box. Sometimes that works.
Thanks. It is good to know this
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Try typing in the 12 digit UPC code on the box. Sometimes that works.
Very rarely....
But mostly scanned at SCO.
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Went to HD to use my paypal $10 credit thing, found one item
Wireless push button insert w/plate
BOD 2/15/12
SKU 709-390
package says it's to convert a wired doorbell to wireless

Saw some Rigid batteries at .06 with BOD 4/30/12
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But still worth posting here.

I was take aback to see this while browsing through Lowes the other day.

Doubtful that they are adopting HDs penny policy, but good for a laugh
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Haha. I went to Lowes the other day to look for a microwave and it felt like I was cheating on Home Depot!

I did notice that Lowes seems cleaner and better lit, but unless there are penny deals HD will always have my heart.
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Haha. I went to Lowes the other day to look for a microwave and it felt like I was cheating on Home Depot!

I did notice that Lowes seems cleaner and better lit, but unless there are penny deals HD will always have my heart.
But Home Depot won't love you back, it's a store.

Seek true love elsewhere.
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Couple penny items

690244 - Malibu 6-pack LED Bronze Light Kit - 4/2/2012
504138 - Malibu Copper Pathway Light - 4/2/2012
598986 - Malibu Deck Light - 4/2/12
441368 - Hampton Bay LED Mission Outdoor Lights - 4/3/12
574951 - Ryobi 18V P839 Drill/Impact Driver Kit - 199 - 4/4/12

I snagged a Ryobi that had Demo written on the sides of the box. Does this just mean it was a display or that it was actually used?
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I have nothing to prove to you. But just because you claim it's true doesn't make it true.

What's their cost for item 755231? I know the .03 level price.

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