I reviewed Bosch’s 18V Power Box 360 jobsite radio and charger a long time ago, and really liked it. The Power Box 360 is incredibly tough, reasonably featured, and sounds great for what it is. Plus it can charge up your 18V Li-ion battery packs.
It settled at the back of my mind for a while, until I saw one on TV, when it was used in a superhero’s workshop. That TV prop spotting had reminded me of how awesome the Bosch Power Box 360 is, with its built-in sub, roll cage design, and covered power outlets for when it’s plugged into an AC source.
As we previously discussed, there is a brand new Bluetooth-equipped Bosch Power Box 360C that will soon be hitting the market. When I wrote up that preview post, I speculated that the PB360C might be priced over $200, since the PB360S standard-version of the radio was currently priced at $190 at Amazon.
At the time, the regular price seemed to be $199 or so, with only Amazon offering it at the slightly discounted price of $190. Well, that was a month ago.
The Bluetooth-equipped PB360C Power Box 360 was justed listed on Amazon, for $199. How could that be, when the standard version is priced at $190? Well, it was priced at $190.
Amazon has dropped the price of the standard Bosch Power Box 360 jobsite radio, down to $129.
That’s right, $129.
When I wrote about the Bluetooth Power Box 360 (here’s another link to the preview), I assumed that the standard Power Box 360 would remain at $190, and so I was very surprised to see that it’s now $129. That’s a roughly $61 price drop, or about 32%!
If you consider that the regular price was $199, that means $129 reflects a $70 or 35% price drop!
That’s a pretty big discount. Is this a permanent price drop or temporary sale price? I can’t answer that, and don’t anyone who could or would tell me, but I can tell you that these will probably fly off the warehouse shelves at this price.
$129 is an excellent price for a durable and well-featured jobsite radio.
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Update: It dropped in price at Home Depot too. There, it says that you “save $70 while supplies last,” and the expiration is said to be 10/31/2015. So maybe it’s football season and not the upcoming Bluetooth version that prompted the discount.
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I do remember seeing the Power Box 360 drop in price seasonably, usually around holiday and tailgating seasons, but usually with $150+ price points. I’m fairly sure that $129 is a new low.