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time to plan Black Friday Tool purchases


Yep, it's that time of year to start saving and planning for Black Friday tool sales. While the vast majority of folks crowd into dept. stores, electronics stores and good ol' Walmart. I make my plan in advance to scout out what is on sale at all my local hardware stores, home supply centers, Tractor Supply, and even Sears (or what is left of Sears) Previous scores are 300 lb rated 4 foot fiberglass ladders for $17, a knock off store brand imitation Dremel tool for $12 with a case and bits, and lots of Irwin clamps. This year, I think I'm going to add Cabela's and Bass Pro to my list. It is common to see tools and supplies sell for half price or even better.



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We have Black Friday sales here, but the discounts aren't nearly what they are in the US. Glad you make a fun game out of it.....and save some dough too....lol

Sears here liquidated last year. I can see that happening state side too. Target moved up here a few years ago, lasted 2 years and went home. Even Walmart is hurting, but at least they are smart enough to branch into the online sales....That seems to be where its at.



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I love Walmart.com to buy online stuff. They have everything from 1 cent wire terminals to $25,000 diesel generators. I get my CPAP supplies thru Walmart.com without insurance for LESS than I can thru my local medical supply place WITH my insurance. And I can get my size 14 EEEE work boots and 3XL tall Tee shirts that are never available at any retail store. And if I get the order over $50 which is usually pretty easy, the shipping is free. I still like to go to the local Walmart once in a while because they have unadvertised sales from time to time (like the old days of KMart Blue light specials). I also need to get out the house at least once every 2 weeks, and I enjoy flirting a little with the cashiers, and chatting with the one guy that works in the guns & ammo section. The only interaction I have with the outside world, is my trips to the store, the post office and the bank. A lot different from when I went to work every day.

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I hear ya about getting out of the house Joe....I was full time until recently, the wife was bugging me to cut back....and I guess she's right. I am 66. I work Tues and Wed now, and if they need me another day, I can go in. I am getting bored with staying home already. My job entails loading my van with car parts, electrical supplies etc and heading out twice a day on my route. It's about 150 miles each day, get to see the sites. Its a 7 or 8 hr work day and is interesting. Crappy money though.....lol
Raking leaves and getting ready for winter is taking some time, but not much. I am actually hoping we get lots of snow this year so I can play on the tractors....I have it down to a science where there is very little hand shoveling involved.....lol



-- Edited by poncho62 on Saturday 27th of October 2018 07:08:42 AM

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I went grocery shopping today at the local Shoprite, also hit the post office and the bank. Sometimes I like driving the extra 15 miles to shop at Walmart where I can hear several different foreign languages being spoken. Makes me feel like I traveled someplace exotic. Ohh! Ohh! Ohh! I got a letter from Publishers Clearing House that said I was a winner! Not that I "could" be a winner or "might" be a winner, but that I was a real actual WINNER! I tore it open with a feverish pitch, breathing rate doubled, hands shaking from the adrenalin, and saw the enclosed check for $10..... Oh well, it's still money I didn't have before.

I'm trying to set myself up to also avoid the dreaded snow shovel. I only have 40% lung capacity, so I'm short of breath doing anything more than combing my hair. And it is unfair that my wife be stuck with the job alone. She has done it the past couple of years, but she is acquiring her own set of health problems. I'm also trying to clean out a corner of a room so I can reload and actively get back into shooting. I gotta do something to get away from daytime TV, because it's killing my brain watching crap like Jerry Springer, or game shows, or all the female roundtable discussions of how the whole world is terrible and it is all because of men. I've watched ALL the Gunsmoke and Bonanza reruns. It is not the retirement I originally planned, but I ain't dead yet, so I need to make the best of it.

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Walmart.com comes to the rescue again. I just got a GREAT deal on a set of Black & Decker cordless tools. I have several of their 20V Lithium battery powered tools and was looking for a cordless leaf blower. Home Depot and Lowe's had it listed for around $80 with one battery included. But Walmart.com had it listed for around $80 with a string trimmer and 2 batteries included. It's like I got the string trimmer and an extra battery for FREE. I like FREE! So I now have quite a collection of tools that all use the same batteries, a drill, circular saw, work light, tire inflator, and the new blower and trimmer. I haven't used the saw yet, but all the rest work very well and have enough power for me. And the batteries are not like the old Ni-cads as they hold as charge for months.

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