To be honest I don't do that much business at HF and my anecdotal
experiences wouldn't be of much use in a "contest".
I have purchased hydraulic jacks (which leaked after a few years use).
jack stands (that still "stand") welding magnets, etc. IOW, nothing
where precision counts. My purchases at HF are such that if the checker
says "no" to a coupon it's not an arguable situation. My response is
usually, "OK, charge it, bag it" (and let me out of here because I'm
usually in a hurry) The only power tool I can remember buying is one of
those Oscillating Multifunction Power Tools. I gave it to my neighbor,
ordered one made by Bosch and never looked back. (I have numerous Bosch
We have two HF locations here, both run by the same guy.
They do a thriving business with folks from Juarez.
I might add that I get the e-mail notices about sales and the coupons.
We also have a Northern Tool store and the whole shopping experience is
totally different; friendly folks, accommodating management, cleaner
appearing store, etc. I recently bought a Milwaukee 4 1/2" disc grinder
for $79. and am well pleased with it.
Doesn't matter where the sale is.
Their 20% coupons state "cannot be used with any other discount..."
I see the parking lot sale listed on the coupon, too. Strange that they
would feel the need to list that, since any kind of discount would fall
under the category of "any other discount" which is already on the
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