While picking up some stuff at Menards this afternoon, I noticed the Hitachi
C7BD2 (with electric brake) circular saw on sale for $49.99 after $30 rebate
(ie. $79.99). There was a big blue sign clearly stating the model number,
price and rebate amount. I've owned the previous version of this saw (which
I paid about three times more) for the last 5 years and have been very happy
with it, so I couldn't pass up another one at such a low price. So I paid
and then went to get the rebate form. But wait. It said $5 instead of $30.
I spoke to the customer service rep who expressed disbelief that they were
offering such a high rebate. There is no way I'm going to let them post one
thing and then tell me it is something else. So i persisted, talked to the
hardware rep and then the store manager. 20 minutes later they gave me the
If you need a circular saw, stick it to Menard's. Not doing so will
encourage them to try more of these lies.