I recently posted about how Harbor Freight slashed $100 off the price of a new line of US General tool boxes. This and other seemingly permanent discounts on new tool launches prompted me to more closely watch Harbor Freight’s pricing trends.
Earlier this month, I posted about the new Harbor Freight Hercules 12V brushless reciprocating saw. I received an email yesterday, with the subject line: “Alert: Price drop on items you viewed.”
First of all, I greatly dislike emails like this. They’re almost as pestering as the “wait, you left something in your cart!!” types of emails.
I just posted about this less than 4 weeks ago, and it’s already been discounted?
I looked at the product page, and it doesn’t say “on sale,” or anything like that, its price now simply reads $69.99 instead of $74.99.
Looking at other Harbor Freight Hercules cordless power tool releases that I posted about in the past year, their prices have not changed.
So, this appears to another one-off discount. Maybe it’s an early adopter type of discount that was planned, and the price will go back up to $75 at a period of time. Or maybe they realized $70 was a better price.
Readers have shared their disappointment about how Harbor Freight coupons have become infrequent and even scarce. Hercules and US General products are usually excluded from Harbor Freight’s coupons, but maybe these discounts are something new they’re trying instead.