I’m going to cut to the chase – tool retailers are simply going nuts trying to earn as much of your business as possible before Black Friday 2019, which is in two days.
Online retailers know that you’ll be hitting up some retail stores, and that you’ll be buying some tools on the spot. So… they’re going to extreme measures to entice you to open your wallet a few days early.
That’s the only explanation I could think of at least, to explain these crazy BUY IT NOW!! prices.
This Dewalt DCS371P1 20V Max cordless band saw kit is on sale at Acme Tools for $179. Amazon has it for nearly $250. Oh, and it’s ALSO eligible for Acme’s current $25 off $100+ promo, which drops the price down to $154.
$154 for a cordless band saw kit with 5.0Ah battery, charger, and tool bag? Last year, $199 was a good deal. $179 is better, $154 is almost unheard of. Home Depot has their $199 deal again, and this same kit SKU is $349.
As a reminder, this is Dewalt’s compact band saw, with 2-1/2″ cutting capacity.
Price: $154 after 25DEWALT coupon
Update: This deal looks to have expired.
Here’s the next-best option: Other Dewalt band saw bundle via Acme Tools.
I bought one of these Milwaukee M12 cordless screwdriver deals last year. Actually, it’s still in its box since I have a Bosch screwdriver sample I’ve been using. Once that Bosch sample is given away, this will be my personal cordless screwdriver for things like drawer pull attachment and fastening brackets to wood drawer boxes.
Do you need a cordless screwdriver? That’s for you to decide.
But if you do, $59 for a full kit is a hard price to beat. It comes with the screwdriver, (2) M12 batteries, a charger, and carrying bag.
Dewalt’s DCBL720P1 20V Max brushless leaf blower is on sale for $109 at Acme.
Yes, I heard they’re coming out with a new more powerful one. But you know what? I like this one. I’ve got a review sample that I’ve been using for a couple of years now. It’s powerful enough to move dry leaves, but not wet clumps, and I use it for cleaning leaves, dust, and debris from the garage floor.
This is a fantastic compact blower at a great price. Amazon has it for $179 right now. I ordered one as a gift last year – August 2018 – fr $180.
$109? YES!, that’s a good deal.
I guess this is their Black Friday deal? Either way, it seems to be a very good price. Will the price down a little more tomorrow or Friday? You *might* want to wait on this, or buy, watch the price, and request an adjustment or cancel and rebuy if the promo price changes. Acme does have a low price guarantee.
Price: $109, additional coupons won’t work
Makita’s XDT131 18V brushless impact driver kit is a Black Friday and Holiday special at a lot of retailers for $99.
So why is it $7 to $10 less expensive on Amazon right now? It’s $90 via CPO on Amazon, $93 from Amazon directly.
Again, I’m not going to try to understand or explain things. All I know is that here’s a decent Makita value-priced brushless impact driver kit with 3.0Ah battery and standard charger at better-than-Black-Friday pricing. Sweet.
Wait, and Makita’s 18V brushless drill kit with 3.0Ah battery is $80 right now??!
This is the same deal that’s a $99 holiday season special at Home Depot? The same one that’s advertised in Home Depot’s Black Friday 2019 sales flyer for $99?
Why is it $80?? This can’t be right. Right?
Again, I give up. I’m going to give this a *thumbs up* and *sweeeet* and move on.
Here are some other recent deals so good they deserve a reminder:
Tim dropped me a email today (thank you!) saying that the Dewalt ToughSystem tool box rack has dropped in price.
Now, it’s $67.90, but eligible for $25 off $100 Dewalt promo.
Update: Argh, I’m sorry, this deal looks to be dead right now. Maybe it’ll come back in stock later?