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Old 10-27-14, 04:36 AM
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Watch what you buy

I always frequent the "sale" section of stores I shop at. Found this. One at regular price and the one with a yellow tag on "sale".

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Old 10-27-14, 04:47 AM
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LOL, I do the same with groceries and often find that two smaller packages cost less than the same amount in one larger can/bag. I truly believe the stores do this on purpose, maybe just for entertainment!

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but it only costs an extra 49 cents to buy it while it's on sale
 
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Old 10-27-14, 06:25 AM
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The sad truth is that it works. Many people will buy a "sale" higher priced item instead of the lower regular price item. I've been fooled several times.
 
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I bought a cheap Tradesman brand ciruler saw at Lowes on the discount rack to use on roofs to cut out for ridge vents. Falls off the roof, who cares.
When the blade wore out I found out why it was on the rack.
There had made the hole in the sole plate to small and you could not remove the blade.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 07:21 AM
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Found this. One at regular price and the one with a yellow tag on "sale".
They are not the same plug though. The styles are different from what I could tell from the pics...
 
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Old 10-27-14, 09:20 AM
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Looks the same to me Mike...typical 15A plugs....though the cable clamping area may be different?

Anyway...don't blame the store or think it's a scam. They bought some plugs 2 yrs ago for X. Then they found another supplier or got a discount from the original supplier for X-1. Well, if the originals aren't selling, the computer in the sky says lets discount X to X-10%. Even if that's still more than X-1, that's the way it works. They took local control away from this kind of stuff a long time back. Thank Nardelli

You can always ask for a manager and show them the issue...you'll get 10% off without a question, maybe more. (Or flash your military retired ID....oh, wait...you guys don't have those? lol J/k)
 
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Old 10-27-14, 12:27 PM
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Nope, same SKU number and description. Could use a few, so I'll show my stuff in the morning to see what happens.
 
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Chandler, check your PMs.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 12:38 PM
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Larry has PMs? Man, sucks to get old.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 01:05 PM
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Speaking of groceries I never buy with coupons anymore it just isn't worth it. Most coupons say something like buy brand X and get $1.00 off of your purchase and at first you think hey that is great I get a $1.00 off my favorite brand. Then I look again at the coupon and it says when you buy 4 of Brand X and all I really need is just one.
 
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Old 10-27-14, 02:17 PM
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larry has pms? Man, sucks to get old.
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Lmao! :d
 
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Old 10-27-14, 05:03 PM
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You can always ask for a manager and show them the issue...you'll get 10% off without a question, maybe more.
I'm not sure involving the big box store employees is worth the 10%. I tried to special order something over the weekend and all they did was go on the web site and see if it could be bought there. As if I didn't already check there before trying to talk to one of those numb skulls.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 05:43 AM
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A similar story is that the grocery store my wife works at permanently prices many of their items at at cost as part of their marketing strategy.
When the chain puts that item on sale they are obligated to put out the signage to match the flyer but many times they have an item with a 1 cent saving.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 08:09 AM
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I tried to special order something over the weekend and all they did was go on the web site and see if it could be bought there.
I understand...seems like they've kind of moved that way. Web based everything. When I worked HD every specialty dept (those with chairs and desks) had racks of catalogs and the Customer Service and Pro desk had all the different catalogs. I sold doors and windows, but more than once I helped someone in Kitchen and Bath order some high end fixtures and accessories. Heck, I helped a woman build her house (after my $35K window and door order) with everything from fans to clawfoot tubs to steam shower.

Of course, that was because I gave a darn about helping.

Another big problem the BB stores have, at least HD, is they got rid of the 3-4 people in the store that did nothing but order to keep the shelves stocked. I think they were called inventory specialists? They knew their departments and what sold and what didn't. They eliminated them and put ordering on Dept Heads along with all their other BS reports and meetings. Of course that meant the Dept Heads could no longer learn the things about their dept and offer advice on how to do things because they were too concerned about numbers. One reason I quit applying for DH after 2 yrs there. Too much BS paperwork. If I'm working sales...LET ME SELL!

Hedge, coupons are still good for some things, but you have to be aware, buy 1, get 1 free, heck yeah, if I use a lot. I shop the markdown area at my local store. Often stuff is on sale, but the ones close to sell by date are 50% off, so I get 50% off the sale price. $6 item for $1.50, I'll take that all day. $4 for a 1lb ribeye that I'll cook that night? As long as it isn't grey...I'll grab it.

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I was just messing with you Larry...that's my humor.
 
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I think they were called inventory specialists? They knew their departments and what sold and what didn't.
Before HD put them out of business I used to shop at a small chain lumber store in central fla. I think it was 10' 1x4s but don't remember for sure. Anyway, they were always sold out I asked one of their employees about it and was told 'we only get a shipment once a month and they are usually sold out within a few days' Now I've never worked in sales but if you routinely sell out of a product it would seem common sense would dictate increasing the order ..... but then common sense does seem to be in short supply these days

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Very often a distributor or manufacturer will only sell a certain number of units to a store. May be because of production limits, or purchasing agreement or discount pricing based on total quantity.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 05:32 PM
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I was just messing with you Larry...that's my humor.
Yeah, I know that!! Gettin' old ain't for sissies!

At our HD, I usually arrive in time to make coffee in the morning before I get my materials, but the inventory crews are already at work with their little carts and computers. They haven't done away with them....yet, at our store.
 
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Old 10-28-14, 06:54 PM
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Sure thats the inventory specialists...or just the night crew? I've talked with the folks here...heck...no night/freight crew or inventory people. It's all on the day staff stocking and ordering. You may have a bigger store?
 
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Old 10-29-14, 03:43 AM
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I don't know about their status. I do know they aren't wearing aprons, just HD orange tee shirts, and don't know anything about the layout of the store, so don't ask them where anything is located. They are tunnel visioned on inventory. It's the same people all the time, but I don't think they are employees of the store. Now, they are not stocking, just inventorying items. Each department seems to be in charge of stocking smaller items, while there are a couple of employees who stock larger items, like lumber and pallets of stuff.
 
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Old 10-29-14, 07:43 AM
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That's a new one on me, though at a larger store in LV that I stopped at one time they had a team like that. They travel from store to store in the area and hit several departments at a time a couple of days a week. Nothing like that at my more isolated smaller store. Sometimes you'll see venders come in and do resets or demonstrations...but that's about it.
 
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