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Brattles 1,233 January 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM in Tools
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Last Edited by Brattles March 21, 2010 at 04:37 AM
(At one time this thread was rated -5 only because of trashing by SD members which was subsequently cleaned up by moderator. See post #10)

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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thread closed due to age and lack of regular activity. please continue discussion in the new thread here: http://slickdeals.net/f/7735565-dedicated-thread-home-depot-b-m-ymmv-clearances-xx-06-xx-03-1-cent-deals-and-other-significant-discounts?v=1




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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#16
This is the best idea for a thread. Thank you OP.

Anyone who knowingly takes a 1-cent item to a cashier is a dolt.

Automated checkout line FTW


Here's the way I would use this thread: If I were going to HD for some other reason I would print out the wiki before I went and would try my chances.

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Quote from Barfdogg View Post :
Items that are marked 1 cent are actually supposed to be removed from the sales floor, to be either RTV'd or destroyed, and not sold, but due to laziness/errors sometimes they are overlooked, and when a customer tries to buy the item, and it rings up as one cent. The manager "usually" will let the customer buy it for that even though they are not supposed to be sold, just to make the customer happy, but SOMEONE from that item's department WILL be getting yelled at. I wouldn't call this type of thing a repeatable slick deal so much as a random bit of luck due to an error.
That's good to know. Repped!
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If you see an item with a yellow clearance tag and it looks old/dusty, take it to the self checkout area and hit the price check button. Scan the item and it will say the price..outloud unfortunately. It then gives you the option to add to the transaction or cancel. I think the cashier in charge of this area can also see your transaction so be quick about it. Pay and get the heck out of dodge before anyone notices!!!!
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Quote from JohnnySuperHero View Post :
Scan the item and it will say the price..outloud unfortunately.
You can turn off the sound.
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Actually I worked at homedepot. Alot of the items with yellow or red tags were suppose to be sent back to receiving, but when they get dumped, sometimes they end up on the floor. Receiving gets in trouble, but they lose count of things alllll the time. The sales associates really dont care.

Always remove the yellow/red tags. They do not need to be scanned. RED tags are saved for damaged or defective items btw. But most costumers say anything is defective just to guarantee their refund.

Self Checkout can look and stop your transaction, so buy 10 or so random small times like gum, paint brushes, nails, etc. They wont look twice. Return the stuff when you are done.


The reason they are one cent is usually because they get returned, once an item is returned without a receipt and we no longer carry it, it is only worth a penny. Or recalled items and product upgrades etc.


The sku for the item is 933106. Brooklyn has one left at gateway drive. Just confirmed with 2 stores it is a clearance item for a penny in new york
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Just for the sake of asking in case this really did happen, who is the rocket surgeon cashier that rings that up and doesn't think to at least ask a supervisor?
..."rocket surgeon"? To quote Zapp Brannigan (a rocket captain, not a rocket scientist or, for that matter, a brain surgeon), "If we can hit that bullseye then the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards... Checkmate."
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will these show up as $0.01 with a phone UPC scanner (via Droid or some of the smart phone apps)?
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Quote from Barfdogg View Post :
Items that are marked 1 cent are actually supposed to be removed from the sales floor, to be either RTV'd or destroyed, and not sold, but due to laziness/errors sometimes they are overlooked, and when a customer tries to buy the item, and it rings up as one cent. The manager "usually" will let the customer buy it for that even though they are not supposed to be sold, just to make the customer happy, but SOMEONE from that item's department WILL be getting yelled at. I wouldn't call this type of thing a repeatable slick deal so much as a random bit of luck due to an error.
So in my experience, EVERY Home Depot store has items on the floor that will ring up for a penny. My luck is somewhere around 90%, but the biggest problem is when they have cases of marked down items; they rarely let them go, even though their alternative is throwing them in the dumpster. All major stores in MA have scanners in the aisles (it's part of an agreement that they made with the AG to settle some of the lawsuits because they weren't pricing every individual item), so checking prices is easy.

I don't know for sure, but I believe in MA they are required to sell items for the price they ring up at if they are not individually marked (assuming that price is lower than the shelf tag, if there is one.) And since it's not a "price mistake", I'm not sure of any legal grounds they'd have for refusing the sale.
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Quote from mikep7777 View Post :
I don't know for sure, but I believe in MA they are required to sell items for the price they ring up at if they are not individually marked (assuming that price is lower than the shelf tag, if there is one.) And since it's not a "price mistake", I'm not sure of any legal grounds they'd have for refusing the sale.
Also from MA and I'd like to know if that' correct. Couldn't find anything to verify online. Anyone know for sure?
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No go for $0.01 router table - IN. Still rings up as $39.99.

Also does anyone know which barcode to scan at self-checkout? Is it the yellow price tag or the original barcode on the package or does it even matter? I scaned the router tables yellow price tag and it said "please wait for cashier". She scanned the original code and it came up $39.99.
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No go for $0.01 router table - IN. Still rings up as $39.99.

Also does anyone know which barcode to scan at self-checkout? Is it the yellow price tag or the original barcode on the package or does it even matter? I scaned the router tables yellow price tag and it said "please wait for cashier". She scanned the original code and it came up $39.99.
Read 4 posts up.
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Quote from WhoMeCheap? View Post :
This is the best idea for a thread. Thank you OP.

Anyone who knowingly takes a 1-cent item to a cashier is a dolt.

Automated checkout line FTW


Here's the way I would use this thread: If I were going to HD for some other reason I would print out the wiki before I went and would try my chances.

Fun and (possibly) profitable
This is also what I would do, so I think it is a GREAT idea!
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Read 4 posts up.
That would be 5 Smilie

Does anyone happen to know when this product was marked down to $.01 (or does this vary by store)? I'd just like to know so I have a tiny bit better of an idea what my chances are (I realize this isn't the main determining factor, I just want an idea though)
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My HD carries two Ryobi router tables, neither of which are this model. n/a at my local HD
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I bought 8 spark plugs from the small engine section just the other day for .01 each. I took the whole box of them to the customer service register to have an associate look one up, because there wasn't a price posted under them. She said it rang up at a penny and handed it back to me. I said, "I guess I'll be buying them!". She didn't seem surprised at all, and let me go on my way.
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