I visited my closest Home Depot store last week, on 12/31/22, and was surprised to see how many Ryobi tools were still piled up in the gift center.
I always find it interesting to see which tools are left unsold after every holiday shopping season.
There were stacks of Ryobi cordless power tools still in stock. According to their online inventory, my 5 closest stores each have between 25 and 34 of the Ryobi 18V HP+ cordless drill and impact driver combo kit still in stock. They have 143 kits between those 5 stores.
With many promos still ongoing thru the end of January, the holiday shopping season technically isn’t over yet.
There are plenty of miter saws, too.
My closest Home Depot store has 35 of the Ryobi 15A 10″ sliding miter saw still in stock. It’s still eligible for a free stand promo thru January 30th, 2023.
The 5 closest stores have a combined 135 miter saws in stock.
My Home Depot has a lot of unsold Ryobi hobby tools, mainly rotary tools and accessory sets.
They seem to have sold some of the USB battery-powered tools, but the shelves are far from empty.
Looking at a couple more tools online, with inventory numbers as reported via HomeDepot.com at the time of this posting:
Ryobi Compact Table Saw – 4,318 available for delivery
Ryobi 10″ Sliding Miter Saw – 6,291 available for delivery
Ryobi 18V 4-Tool Combo Kit – 5,399 available for delivery
Ryobi 18V Impact Wrench Kit – 6,131 available for delivery
Ryobi 18V 4-Tool Cordless Hobby Tool Kit – 2,564 available for delivery
Some of these promos are good tools at great deals. The hobby tool kit, for instance, comes with a cordless rotary tool, sander, router, glue gun, charger, and 2 batteries, and you get another 2 batteries as a free gift, all for $159.
Other brands still have many unsold tools too. My closest Home Depot store has a whopping 182 Dewalt 20V Max Atomic drill and impact driver combo kits still in stock. My second-closest store has 34, and another nearby has 146 kits. Home Depot’s website is reporting 2,010 available for delivery.
While I wasn’t tempted to buy any Ryobi tools at their holiday promos, I will most certainly keep an eye out for any steep markdowns or clearance prices. Hopefully the Ryobi rotary tool accessories will be discounted at the least.
It seems that Home Depot chose Ryobi over Dremel for their hobby tool promos this year. (I also didn’t see any Dremel rotary tool Black Friday or holiday promos at Lowe’s.) I wonder; even with everything that’s left over, did Ryobi sell better than Dremel would have?
What happens now? Will there be additional markdowns throughout the month? Will these tools go on clearance?
What are things like at your Home Depot stores?