Over at Home Depot, they have a Milwaukee Packout tool box stack on sale for $199. This tool box trio comes with a small tool box, large tool box, and rolling bottom tool box.
Buying all 3 products separately would set you back $280. The 3-piece combo is currently $279 at Acme Tools, with a December 1st shipping date.
Home Depot’s site says that there’s limited stock at local stores, but neither of my 2 closest stores had any out on the sales floor as of this morning. They currently only have an “express delivery” option, which adds $35 to the price.
Adding multiple units to an order doesn’t seem to affect the express delivery fee.
Price: $199, plus $35 “express delivery” (at least to my zip code)
In-store pickup *might* be an option, depending on where you are. It looks like some stores haven’t received these yet, or entered them into their inventory systems.
Update: Multiple readers mentioned seeing a $279 price. I still see the $199 price, but it seems to be very localized and dependent on zip code and local inventory.
I played around with different zip codes. If you put zip code 91204 in as your store, it shows up as $199 and available for in-store pickup or Express Delivery. If you put 90028, it shows up $279, and available for express delivery but not pick up. Both stores are in LA and very close to each other.
You still save $45 if you go for express delivery, which I’m guessing involves a Home Depot associate packaging up and sending you an item from the sales floor or back storeroom.
But Home Depot’s online warehouses or fulfillment centers might be getting these in stock too.
I don’t think we’ll see a price better than $199 later in the season, but there’s a chance. Maybe Milwaukee or Home Depot might discount the Packout combo a little more, to make it more appealing for early adopters to give it a try.
In other words, it’s on sale now, and you can get it right now if you’re okay paying for speedy local delivery. But if you don’t need it right now, you might save on that express delivery fee if you wait a little longer.
Some stores are reporting inventory, so in-store pickup might be a viable option. One of the 2 Home Depots I visited today is reporting inventory online, but didn’t have anything out in the store, either in the seasonal gift center area, or where any of the regular tool boxes are shelved.