I don’t remember where it was asked (sorry!), but a reader brought a new Milwaukee M12 cordless power tool bundle deal to my attention, and asked if it was a good deal. Over at Home Depot, they have the 2494-22 M12 cordless drill and impact driver combo kit, bundled with 2 additional 1.5Ah batteries, for $129.
The Milwaukee M12 cordless drill and impact kit usually sells for $129 by itself. So for this bundle to include 2 more batteries at no added cost does make it a good bargain.
But… the M12 cordless combo kit regularly drops to $99 during holiday shopping season, such as around Christmas and Father’s Day.
So, with this deal, you’re spending $30 more than the regular lowest price, but getting two bonus batteries. If you want to buy this deal NOW, this is a hard deal to beat. If you can wait, the $99 promo price is better.
Existing Milwaukee users can always use more battery packs as their tool collection expands. But, many existing Milwaukee tool users will already have a drill and impact driver, maybe even the brushless versions. However, with this kit as it is, you get (4) M12 Li-ion batteries, another charger, a carrying bag, and of course the cordless drill and impact driver, both of which are considered to be good tools.
Quite frankly, I’m not quite sure how I’d rate this deal. Is it a good bargain? Yes. In the context of other M12 promotions? Yes, but I personally find the other deals (such as the $99 promo) more compelling. More battery packs can be a good thing, but if I were starting out with Milwaukee M12 cordless power tools, I might be happier saving $30 than receiving two extra battery packs at this kit’s regular price. That $30 savings could go towards a higher capacity XC pack, or a bare tool.
There are pros and cons to this deal, but I find myself especially ambivalent about it.
I’m sorry for having forgotten who asked this question, but I’m interested to hear how you guys would rate it. Is it a good deal? A great one? “Just okay?”
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