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GE 50 Gallon Geospring Hybrid Water Heater Lowes Clearance $799.20 YMMV Regular $1500.00

kd5bwp 67 April 13, 2012 at 02:07 PM in Home & Home Improvement (3) More Home Depot Deals
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So this how it starts out I see this post from jgriesel about a water heater at Home depot for $1048.06 http://m.slickdeals.net/f/1837791-Discuss-finds-at-Home-Depot?v=1&page=208&highlight=home+depot

So I go and find out it's on clearance all over the state of TX. I also find out that it went to a penny in all Houston stores. The only store that had one yesterday was in Little York (they wouldn't give it up even at the last clearance price). So I go into Home Depot and ask if they can do any better on the price here in Lake Worth. They say no. I asked will you take a coupon from Harbor Freight 20% off. (this coupon was not printed off my printer but was one they sent in the mail, it was in one of those coupon envelopes with a whole bunch of others for my local area) Well they said no to coupon. I then said oh well not buying it and walked out. They kept trying as I was walking away throwing a few numbers but they were only like $60 off. But before I left I did get a picture of the price tag at Home Depot.

Now I have a coupon and have the price of the unit on my phone with a picture; and was armed to get a price match and use the 20% off. Lol I walked in asked the person in the tool dept if I could use the coupon. Who then asked the manager and they said yes. But I didn't ask anything about water heaters or about the price match. Once I walked over to the plumping dept and looked at the water heaters. They had the same type of model with better reviews for only $999.20. (freaking $49 cheaper Sweet!!!) I then asked do you have this model in stock and he said yes we have one left. lol

They get it down and I immediately went to go buy it. The cashier has to call a manager over to get it approved. (the 20% off) The same manager comes an say point blank "I thought you were buying tools with this coupon". I looked at him and said "Nope you never said I had to use this coupon on tools". A bit pissed he gave it to me at $799.20. What works out for everyone else is that you can either try the same trick I did or just use a price match with the sales receipt. (You could try the price match first because they didn't show any where they took off a certain amount.)

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Last Edited by kd5bwp April 13, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Here's a Inventory look up for Home Depot if someone wants the one at Home Depot.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe...bb05243b0b

Home Depot
Sku# 542117

A lot of Home Depot's had this model on Display. They are the same unit and isn't just a dead unit with missing parts or just a display. So if the store only has a display it might be worth wild. Even at Lowe's display might be worth wild.


This site above will not work with Lowe's but here's their Inventory.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_79425-83-...Id=3127075

Sku # 79425

I recommend going with Lowe's since it's a better water heater, and their warranty goes for the entire length of 11 years. I don't think correct me if I'm wrong but I think theirs are only 3 & 5 after the first year is up. (or when Labor warranty is up that's when Home Depot extended warranty starts.)



http://www.lowes.com/pd_386797-83...facetInfo=

This is the updated model. Didn't get to compare the two. Just by the looks it seems shorter and the intake and vent are both at the top. Not sure how this would work better with the return so close. But does seem easier when cleaning the filter.


Rebates per state:

http://webapps.easy2.com/myo_host...202012.pdf

More Rebates:

http://www.energystar.gov/index.c...te_locator

http://www.dsireusa.org/

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Well, you sure sound like an ass.
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Well, you sure sound like an ass.
I admire his persistence, or her's (if it's a woman with balls like that)!

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An ass with an extra $200 in his pocket
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aren't there some huge tax credits/rebates/etc that might make this nearly free AR?
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aren't there some huge tax credits/rebates/etc that might make this nearly free AR?
http://www.energystar.gov/index.c...s.tx_index

Not any so far for this year... Frown

To the negative comments I wasn't an ass all I did was ask. The people that said no I didn't argue. The manager could have easily said no but didn't. Smilie The saying is you can always ask the worse thing they can say is no. If you never ask it will always be no.
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Well, you sure sound like an ass.
So wait, he's an ass because of the following?

home depot had this on the shelf as an item for sale
it rang up lower than the tag because home depot employees didn't do their job to adjust the sticker price
he offered to pay the last clearance price in the system but the store refused out of jealousy

granted using the Harbor Freight coupon on a water heater is iffy, the manager allowed it. The poster didn't go into detail of the exchange that went on at the register (don't know how long he argued the use of the coupon) but if he only asked once and the manager approved it, I see nothing wrong. Now, if he spent another ten or fifteen minutes at the register trying to convince the manager "well you said I could use it so now you can't change your mind" then I could somewhat see your point.
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No deal ! I got it for 500 .
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Quote from mslav1978 View Post :
Well, you sure sound like an ass.
You, sir or mam, are not a true slickdealer. Good day!
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Quote from RUsum1 View Post :
So wait, he's an ass because of the following?

home depot had this on the shelf as an item for sale
it rang up lower than the tag because home depot employees didn't do their job to adjust the sticker price
he offered to pay the last clearance price in the system but the store refused out of jealousy

granted using the Harbor Freight coupon on a water heater is iffy, the manager allowed it. The poster didn't go into detail of the exchange that went on at the register (don't know how long he argued the use of the coupon) but if he only asked once and the manager approved it, I see nothing wrong. Now, if he spent another ten or fifteen minutes at the register trying to convince the manager "well you said I could use it so now you can't change your mind" then I could somewhat see your point.
I never argued with anyone I just asked once. The manager at Lowes looked to be more annoyed I guess would be the word that I was trying to use that coupon. But to be hontest they take competors coupons all the time as long as they aren't printed from your computer.(So what would be the big deal why they wouldn't take HF coupon, its well within their price match policy. Heck I could have easily gotten a 10% off from a movers kit from the post office. Home Depot takes Lowes coupons and vice versa. Heck both even take the Sears coupon from the movers kit.) The one I had came directly from a coupon book they send out to my neighborhood once a month for all the local stores. I think the main reasons why he didn't say no was I said it politely and didn't say anything else and also a frequent customer at the store for other supplies. Or he maybe let it go because I bought an extened warrenty.(Or maybe I was within there price match policy.) Who knows but I wasn't going to push his buttons because you never know when you might need something in a pinch. What I couldn't belive was that this dam thing was cheaper at Lowes before the coupon, and here I was ready to side and buy the one I wasn't sure about from Home Depot with the not so good reviews.(What I like most with this water heater is that it has a display that can output an error code if something goes wrong, the one at Home Depot doesn't from what I see can or have the ability to do.) Thing is I can always go back and do a price match on this if it drops in either store. So I rather go in with a postive attitude hoping I can score the deal. Then hope the price drops so I can score additional discounts. Yes I could have waited a few more days or weeks and pray to god no one else snatches the deal before I do in hoping the price drops a ton. But that's why. Both store have a price match policy during when you buy it at point of sale and after.

On another note what's with negtive people these days. Seems every time I post a YMMV, people I guess get jealous. This site is here for people to score deals. I could have not posted this at all. But if one person can duplicate or get additional discounts using the tools or info from this thred then, I say I did kept the Slickdeal Motto by "Sharing is caring".
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No deal ! I got it for 500 .
Are you going to post a sales receipt?
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Quote from wikipost View Post :
Here's a Inventory look up for Home Depot if someone wants the one at Home Depot.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe...bb05243b0b

Home Depot
Sku# 542117

A lot of Home Depot's had this model on Display. They are the same unit and isn't just a dead unit with missing parts or just a display. So if the store only has a display it might be worth wild. Even at Lowe's display might be worth wild.


This site above will not work with Lowe's but here's their Inventory.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_79425-83-...Id=3127075

Sku # 79425

I recommend going with Lowe's since it's a better water heater, and their warranty goes for the entire length of 11 years. I don't think correct me if I'm wrong but I think theirs are only 3 & 5 after the first year is up. (or when Labor warranty is up that's when Home Depot extended warranty starts.)



http://www.lowes.com/pd_386797-83...facetInfo=

This is the updated model. Didn't get to compare the two. Just by the looks it seems shorter and the intake and vent are both at the top. Not sure how this would work better with the return so close. But does seem easier when cleaning the filter.


Rebates per state:

http://webapps.easy2.com/myo_host...202012.pdf

More Rebates:

http://www.energystar.gov/index.c...te_locator

http://www.dsireusa.org/
Its now on sale for everyone it looks like for $999.99. A simple mail forwarding kit could get it easily down to $899.99
Or if you priced matched it at Sears they would price match it plus give you $100. You then could you the 10% off sears coupon from a mail forwarding kit to bring it to cost $799
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I got it at $1200 2 years ago with the 30% tax credit. Definitely saves a ton on electric, and during the summer I open the door to the room where it is (adjoining another room) and it air conditions that room.
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I have one of these water heaters and it's great. Got it almost two years ago and it's definitely saved me some money on my bills. A couple of things to note if you're considering it. Basically, the principal is the same as using air conditioning technology to heat your water in e-mode. It can also act as a conventional water heater during periods of high demand. The water heater is pretty loud in hybrid or e-mode, like I said it's just like an air conditioner in terms of operation. Probably best if you're locating it in a basement or enclosed utility room (and even then I can still hear it through the floor).

Secondly, because it was new technology at the time, I bought Lowes extended warranty or whatever they call it. The factory warranty for labor is only for 1 year although the parts are covered for 10. After a little more than a year, my condensing unit went bad. So I called GE and Lowes and they each responded quite well. The heater has a display that shows you a failure code and that tells GE what replacement parts they need to send. In my case, it took the repairs folks two separate visits and over 10 hours of labor to complete the repairs. They must work on a fixed price agreement because the final invoice I signed (paid by Lowes warranty) showed only $200 for the service calls.

I am not usually an extended warranty advocate, but you might want to consider it in this case. Of course, at this price level it's not as big a deal I guess. I was one of those who "paid" the original ~$1500 before the massive gov't rebates.

Not trying to thread crap - I'd still buy this again. Just trying to share my experience in case it helps.
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