The last time I was at the local Home Depot, I found the above-pictured display of Leatherman Skeletool multi-tools, on sale for $30.
If you don’t know what’s so special about these multi-tools, take a look at my Leatherman Skeletool review and Leatherman Skeletool CX review. Both models are fantastic, and differ only slightly. The Skeletool has a plain stainless steel finish, the CX has a DLC coating, different blade style, and slightly more premium blade alloy.
Price Check: Skeletool via Amazon, via Home Depot, Skeletool CX via Amazon
Here’s the complication… this looks like a holiday display, which means two things:
- The deal is only available in stores (for now??)
- Some stores won’t have the displays on the sales floor yet, and if they do, you’ll have to find it
Update: You can now buy the Skeletool online for $29.88 and free shipping. No legwork required!
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
The lowest price I’ve ever seen on a Leatherman Skeletool was around $34 or $35 on Amazon. I watch the price like a hawk, and online price trackers confirm that it has NEVER been as low as $30.
My first Skeletool cost $55, and it’s currently $45 everywhere, so $30 is a heck of a good deal. It’s such a good deal that I might try to stop by my local Home Depot later today or tomorrow to pick up one or two more.
If Home Depot is selling these for $30, I’d say there’s a good chance that Amazon might try to match them. Or maybe Amazon arranged for a similar deal that will be a Black Friday Lightning Deal or similar.
The low price is surprising to me. In the past, Leatherman and Home Depot worked out promos on Wingman and Sidekick tools. This year, due to rising costs, Leatherman had to bump up the pricing of those tools but came out with the Rev, a slightly lower priced multi-tool that takes their place at the entry-level.
Reviews: Leatherman Sidekick, Sidekick vs. Wingman
I had thought that the Rev would be this year’s Home Depot bulk “special buy,” and it still might be, but I never would have predicted that Home Depot would order Skeletool multi-tools by the quarter pallet.
This is the SKU: 1001-480-750. I don’t know what you could do with this, but maybe your local Home Depot can use this to find out if they have these out on display yet.
Right now the online listing is for online ordering only, with home delivery or ship-to-store the only options, not to mention the tool’s full price there. I initially typed that last part out as fool price, which might have been appropriate had I not been one to order one of these at even higher pricing. $45 is a good price, $35 is an excellent price, $30 is a why haven’t you bought one yet?! price.
I don’t ordinarily like to share deals that require so much legwork, but this one seems to be worth the exception.
Update: As mentioned above, the deal is now available online with free shipping.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)