Over at Amazon, they have a new Gerber EDC tool of the day, valid 11/16/2020.
With this deal, they have sale pricing on 3 Gerber SKUs:
- Gerber Dime mini multi-tool in black: $12.71
- Gerber Paraframe I knife: $15.49
- Gerber Dime mini multi-tool green: $15.83
Anthony highly recommended the Dime, here as a value-focused keychain-sized multi-tool, calling it one of the best-designed keychain multi-tools on the planet.
The Dime typically goes on sale every year. If you miss this sale, there might be another one for Black Friday or Cyber Monday, as in previous years.
I checked other retailers, and they have the black and green Gerber Dime multi-tools priced at $20-21.
The Paraframe I, with its skeletonized handle and 3″ partially-serrated blade, is typically priced between $20 and $26 at home center and sporting goods stores.
With these deals, it looks like you save a bit on the keychain-sized multi-tools, as well as the folding knife, compared to current street pricing at Amazon competitors.
Deal ends at 3am ET 11/17/2020 unless supplies sell out sooner.
Gerber Multi-Tool Deal
Amazon also has an early Black Friday 2020 deal on the Gerber Suspension-NXT multi-tool right now. This is a full-size model, unlike the keychain-sized Dime tools.
This is not a deal of the day, and there’s no indication as to when it is set to end.
The Suspension-NXT is priced at $25.64. Most other retailers seem to have it for between $29 and $32. The next-lowest price I found on this Gerber multi-tool is $26.50 via GPKnives.
Amazon’s deal does save you some money on this multi-tool, but not quite the 27% that they’re claiming off a “list price” of $35.
Last year, in December 2019, Amazon had this model on sale for $24. It’s unclear as to whether that deal will return for the 2020 holiday shopping season. The current sale price is fairly close, but if this is on your shopping list, I’ll leave it to you to determine whether it’s best to buy now or wait for a potentially better price.
Here are the features & specs for this model:
- 4.25″ closed length
- 6.25″ open length
- Weighs 6.7 oz
- Needlenose pliers
- Regular pliers
- Wire cutter
- 2.25″ partially serrated knife blade
- Cross driver
- Large, medium, and small slotted drivers
- Can opener
- Bottle opener
- Wire stripper
- Limited lifetime warranty
I’d say that $24 to $26 is a good target price for this model. Obviously, the lower the better.
As it turns out, Home Depot has this model (or an identical-looking multi-tool) on sale for $24.88 right now.
The model number is a little different – 30-001364 at Amazon and 31-003634 at Home Depot.
If I had to guess, I would say that both Amazon and Home Depot have the same Gerber NXT multi-tool on sale, but with different packaging, seeing as how there’s only one Suspension NXT that I’ve seen, and the product images are identical.
Home Depot only has it available for in-store pickup.
Other EDC Tool and Knife Deals
Side Deal: There is also said to be deal pricing on the Leatherman Skeletool, and indeed $48 is a sale price these days on the stainless steel and different colored handle models. They’re sold via a 3rd party seller and shipped by Amazon, which is the only thing holding me back from a deal post on this [fabulous and hugely popular] minimalist multi-tool.
Other retailers have the Leatherman Skeletool models priced at $65 at the time of this posting.
The black-handled model is $48 with an extra 5% “clippable coupon” right now. This is the lowest price of all the models currently being discounted. Keep in mind that this is not the Leatherman Skeletool CX, which does not look to be on sale right now.
At the risk of further digression: