Forum Thread

Discuss finds at Home Depot

Brattles 1,233 January 29, 2010 at 11:17 AM in Tools
Deal
Score
+156
1,402,961 Views

Thread Details

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.
If you purchase something through a post on our site, Slickdeals may get a small share of the sale.
Add a Comment Sorry, this thread is closed.

Community Wiki

Last Edited by acesmuzic March 22, 2015 at 05:50 PM
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



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

5,324 Comments

3 4 5 6 7

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#61
Keep your eyes out for Intermatic Lamp Timer with purple packaging (clear package).

UPC 078275113244

http://www.amazon.com/Intermatic-...B000HEFC3Y

Found at North Haven, CT Home Depot. Rang up at $0.01 but the lady refused to sell it to me for that price and charged the last recent price of $3.50 (16.xx originally). She filled out a blue tag to have the price changed in the computer or the timers taken away.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Jul 2005
Toadally Irrelephant
7,620 Posts
1,199 Reputation
#62
I've had my eyes on router tables since someone posted the $39 clearance price a few weeks ago. Only the Ryobi Intermediate tables are available, and the shelf tags all still say $99. Haven't seen any generator markdowns, either. But congratulations to folks who luck out and get something this inexpensively. nod
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#63
I can confirm this router table is $0.01 in the computer @ a pearland (Houston area) HD. It is the "beginner" table. The yellow clearance tag was marked $79. Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough at the self checkout, and the employee stopped the transaction. Ended up getting it for $20.01 after manager looked up something.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Jul 2005
Toadally Irrelephant
7,620 Posts
1,199 Reputation
#64
Quote from humpDhump View Post :
I can confirm this router table is $0.01 in the computer @ a pearland (Houston area) HD. It is the "beginner" table. The yellow clearance tag was marked $79. Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough at the self checkout, and the employee stopped the transaction. Ended up getting it for $20.01 after manager looked up something.
$20 is a fair enough price. I'll have to double-check the HD by my house and see what it scans for, if it's the same router table.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#65
Have to check out HD for this tomorrow

if the .01 are rare, why are so many of us finding them?
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#66
There is usually a key date, items older than that are 1 cent...what is the clearance date on the yellow tags for the router table?
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#67
Quote from humpDhump View Post :
I can confirm this router table is $0.01 in the computer @ a pearland (Houston area) HD. It is the "beginner" table. The yellow clearance tag was marked $79. Unfortunately, I wasn't fast enough at the self checkout, and the employee stopped the transaction. Ended up getting it for $20.01 after manager looked up something.
Screw them. That is BS and I think the same thing happened to me. I was looking for the Greenlee fishrod and I found a 15 foot version (all the rest were Klein so it stood out). Stupid me went to the CS desk asked for the price, and the cashier scanned it, looked at another cashier, and then that cashier rang it up on another computer.

She said asked me if there were several over there, I said no it was the only one, and she asked for it and put it behind the counter. She said, "it wasn't even in the system, she had to look in another system to find it". WTF is that? She said the cheapest she could sell it was the 29.99 price it last sold at. What a load of crap. So I guess that may have been my chance at a good clearance item, but I'll never know for sure. Mad
Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#68
If you do find some of the .01 stuff, instead of the self check out, get a bunch of misc stuff and have the cashier check you out. they use the scanner to scan everything, and it doesnt say the price out loud. They dont look at the register after each scan, so it will likely escape notice, as long as you dont buy 20 things and have a .20 bill.
I did do self check out for a single .01 glostick. Cashier wasnt paying attention, and i was thru in about 10 seconds. Hit finish and pay immediaty.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#69
Well, not a penny but I grabbed a Ryobi tiller that started at $200 for 62. It's the only electric model I know of if you want to go in search of... or pm me for details. It, and the paperwork, are in the car and it's some 2 degrees out there so no details now.

But my question is this. The clearance tag was marked twice the selling price, so it was a 50% reduction. How long before it would have gone down again... asking another way what's the time frame between reductions?
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by whome January 30, 2010 at 07:43 PM
Joined Oct 2008
buy low sell high
1,445 Posts
506 Reputation
#70
One-cent items do exist but are not easily discovered and are extremely ymmv b+m store specific

I recommend self check-out (charge+bag+receipt+run) but I have used a clueless green cashier who allowed me to pick up more of the same one-cent items after the first one-cent item was discovered.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Last edited by aggrex January 30, 2010 at 09:31 PM
#71
If you think an item is one cent, just call before you go in and make sure. Ask them to hold it for you and go right in and buy it. Use cash, though.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#72
Quote from skinflint View Post :
If you think an item is one cent, just call before you go in and make sure. Ask them to hold it for you and go right in and buy it. Use cash, though.
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

(only a stupidhead calls ahead)
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Joined Oct 2008
buy low sell high
1,445 Posts
506 Reputation
#73
Quote from skinflint View Post :
If you think an item is one cent, just call before you go in and make sure. Ask them to hold it for you and go right in and buy it. Use cash, though.
NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER
EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER EVER
CALL

I hope this thread does not eliminate the one-cent item!!
Helpful Comment? 0 0
#74
Quote from skinflint View Post :
If you think an item is one cent, just call before you go in and make sure. Ask them to hold it for you and go right in and buy it. Use cash, though.
Rofl I was looking for join date of Jan 2010...
Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#75
Unable to replicate the deal = thumbs down.
Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 5 of 355
3 4 5 6 7
Sorry, this thread is closed.
Add a Comment
 
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)  •  Interest-Based Ads
Link Copied to Clipboard