Over at Amazon, these Bosch L-Boxx 1A organizer tool boxes are on sale for just $39. You get the same case as the L-Boxx 1, but it also comes with a foam lid liner and side-to-side removable and repositionable bins.
If you only want the L-Boxx 1 itself, you can buy the 1A and remove the bins. That’s what I’m doing. The L-Boxx 1 is currently priced at $44, so I’m buying up a couple of 1As, saving $5 each, and using the bins in other places.
Buy Now(via Amazon)
The price of the L-Boxx 1A is typically around $49-55 or so, and as mentioned the L-Boxx 1 without the plastic boxes is currently $44.
Note: There’s apparently a limit on how many you can buy. I ordered 6 yesterday and wanted to order 4 more today but Amazon won’t let me. They changed my order quantity to 0. Adding any quantity is changed to 0.
We’re sorry. This item has limited purchase quantity. We have changed your purchase quantity to the maximum allowable.
I guess that’s a sign I should order more of the larger L-Boxx’2s instead.
Update: If you click on “7+” quantity, it says We’re sorry. This item is limited to 6 per customer. We may also adjust quantity in checkout if you have recently purchased this item. According to a chat with Amazon, I’ll be able to place a new order next week after my current order is fulfilled.
I love these organizers. But at $39 I still think they are priced a bit too high. A $25-$28 price point would be perfect.
While somewhat expensive, I don’t really find L-boxxes to be overpriced. They’re robust and well-built, and as a system they all come together nicely.
When these L-Boxxes first came out I bought a couple for personal use. Now, I consider them a business expense, otherwise I wouldn’t be so quick to buy them. A couple are never going to leave my workroom, but most will go back and forth between my workspace, off-site storage, and off-site project sites.
I’m going to wait a week before reordering any other L-Boxxes, just in case Amazon comes out with a Father’s Day Bosch discount like last year. I placed an order for these L-Boxx 1As now since I don’t think I can do better than $39/box.
I think you’re right. The construction is much better than the Stanley offerings at Home Depot or Lowes. But for a casual user like myself, it’s hard to justify the premium cost. That didn’t stop me, however, as I have two!
I’m hoping Amazon runs some great deals on these or the related kits for Father’s Day. In the past there have been some great deals.
Any idea when Amazon will start its Father’s Day pricing?
I don’t really use these as organizers, and mainly use that description to differentiate these L-Boxx 1A’s from the 1’s that are sold empty.
I have a bunch of other L-Boxx 1’s and have a few of these bins scattered throughout to hold small parts and accessories.
While L-Boxxes are far sturdier than Stanley removable bin organizers, the comparison is not anywhere close to apples vs. oranges.
Some of Amazon’s tool promos went into effect on 5/13/13, a Dewalt “$25 off select $150+ tools” promo goes into effect 5/19 (there will be a post about it), and a Skil promo goes into effect 5/27. Dremel and RotoZip promos are already in effect, and while Skil’s isn’t, it is listed. If Bosch promo details aren’t listed soon, there might not be one. Right now there’s only a “Save up to 50% off Bosch” listing, but that’s not the same as $20 off $100.
The price on these 1As is usually around $49-54, and I really don’t think they will stay at $39 for long, especially if there might be a discount promo. And if there is a discount promo and these boxes stay priced at $39 each, I’ll probably order another half a dozen for future use, in addition to the L-Boxx 2’s saved to my cart.
If no promo appears by next Friday (5/24), then there’s a good chance there won’t be one this year.
Fine! You’ve talked me into two.
I’ve been on the fence about ordering another two L-Boxxes for my truck. I’m a service manager for an HVAC company, and I don’t go out on many calls by myself. So I keep a small selection of supplies and tools in my truck. I had a 1A from the christmas deal (my Dad got the drill half) and just purchased a 2 and a 4 to organize the stuff in the back of my SUV. I’ve been eyeing getting a set of 2’s or 1’s to store my gauges in. And because you’re an enabler Stuart, I now have two more.
I like the Bosch LBoxx design, but honestly, I’ve never been impressed with their tools. I like dewalt better for everything but their sanders and concrete tools (the 2 areas I love Bosch)…so the LBoxx isn’t too useful for a toolbox for me unless I can get dewalt inserts.
As an organizer, I still think the small stanley one is, by far, the best http://www.amazon.com/Stanley-25-Removable-Compartment-Professional-Organizer/dp/B00005QWYF/ It has the most compartments. I especially love the extra small bins for computer mod hardware as well as smaller fasteners. The outer case could be more robust, like the LBoxx, but the small inner bins can’t be beat.
I know from a recent conversation that Stuart loves the more robust ones they came out with now. However, I have honestly never taken hardware which I carefully organize into rough and tumble areas. I keep the well organized parts safely away from carnage…but that’s just me.
Every company seems to have a solution for large bins. Very few have solutions for small bins. I find precise organization into small bins much more useful than giant bins I could fit an entire fist into.
So…I’ll be spending half the morning trying to decide if I want to buy the LBoxx. I love the design of the outer shell, and the LBoxx system, but I don’t care for the inner bin design and don’t really have much use for it for tool storage. (I store my loose tools in drawers, both on my toolbox and a rolling cart).
Congratulations Bosch…you’ve made me really want something I have no use for (I am not being sarchastic…that’s a sign of a good company).
I agree about the appeal of small bins, but power tool brands focus on larger bins because that’s what most construction users prefer. You really have to look at industrial suppliers for smaller bins, but in those cases the focus is on small bins for drawers.
With the Stanley organizers, I like the robustness and latching stacking ability of the newer designs, but like you I prefer the smaller bins of the older design.
That said, I found a space for my Stanley organizers and won’t be emptying them to send off to storage.
With these L-Boxx 1As, I plan on removing the bins; I’m mostly buying them for the empty cases. Presently, the cases that don’t come with removable organizer bins cost $5 more.
In terms of power tools, I tend to prefer Bosch over Dewalt in most cases, but I’m not particularly biased either way in general.
I think these are great for job sites and mobile applications, but they are limiting in a shop setting. For my small parts I prefer a cabinet type with drawers. Instant access and no fumbling around trying to find which organizer box I need.
I am excited for the direction Bosch is taking these organizers… I like the l-boxx3d and am encouraged by the l-rack as well… I do wish the inner parts were accessible without having to unstack all 5 boxes, but again – the 3d resolves some of that
I see Bosch’s website has what they call an online configuration tool for their L- Boxxes
Yes, but that only really helps if you’re buying new 12V or 18V tools. Inserts are not readily available separately (yet?).
Inserts can be handy, but they can also be an inefficient use of space. Certain tools don’t really need them.
I have tried to talk with different Bosch folks on different occasions and have only gotten no’s on inserts being available individually… That being said, I am sure you could still go through sortimo USA to get some of what is in their US catalog and/or buy via this (and other) euro sites…
Great storage option for sure.
I am liking the Dewalt and Stanley organizers that snap together as they have a clear lid and nice heavy walled containers on the inside.
Great deal for these though!
I’ve been through a dozen or so different designs for small part organizers, and for me, this is the best for one reason – I can take the bins out! My fat fingers don’t have to dig in a small compartment – I just pull it out, and dump it in my palm, take what I need, and put it back.
I’ve got one just for electrical – nuts, staples, etc. and I’ve got one on the way later this month with the drill/impact kit. More than likely I’ll put my assortment of specialty fasteners in that one.
I also like that you can stack and interlock them as well – makes it much easier to store and get out of storage (my vehicle).
It looks like Amazon’s immediate stock has been sold out, but they’re still offering them for $39 with free shipping with a 3-4 week ETA. Look to the right of the page for the direct-from-Amazon option.
Just an update for anyone still following this post. Amazon changed the status from “ships in 3-4 weeks” to “only 5 left in stock (more on the way).”
I bought 2 this afternoon on Amazon (from Hot Deals Direct – fulfilled by Amazon) for 34.98 each with free Prime shipping – then I thought to buy a few more about 20 minutes later – and the price was back up to $39.99
I just wonder why you Americans complain about prices. These boxes are made by(designed) Sortimo which is Finish company and I have to pay over 70€ for smallest box. Same thing is almost for every tool or thing.
It is usually also cheaper to buy fishing gear from Cabelas or BassPro, even though they add 40 % packing and postage fee and then there is over 25 % sales tax and customs fee added here in Finland.