Over at Home Depot, and possibly also at Lowes, Sears, and other retailers, Black Friday “special buys” are dropping in price.
To refresh your memory, here’s a list of Home Depot’s 2014 Black Friday tool deals. A lot of those special buys are now cheaper.
Some of those tools are the same price, some jumped back up to normal pricing. There is a pattern though. Special buys that stores started off with a lot of, and ones that won’t be restocked after they sell out – those are the ones that are now just a little bit cheaper.
For example, some Dewalt and Milwaukee bit sets have dropped in price, as did the 4pc Bessey clamp set and Ridgid 12V battery combo that were specially bundled for the holidays. Home Depot has also slashed the price on Dewalt ball bearing storage units.
At Lowes, some of their holiday specials have settled into their “real” prices, such as the Kobalt Direct Drive gearless ratchet and Flipout driver. But, I’m happy that Lowes didn’t pull the same “New Lower Price” nonsense as they had in previous years. This year, they actually sold, or made available for sale, tools at the “was” pricing.
I checked a few SKUs at Sears, and didn’t see any price drops. A lot of prices stayed the same, and some went back up. But Sears also doesn’t follow the same sales strategies as other retailers. I haven’t noticed anything specific this year, but in past years some of their Black Friday discounts on certain tools weren’t as good as during regular pre-BF sales.
So if a holiday special caught your attention and you’ve been meaning to visit your local store to buy one, now’s a good time to think about making the visit. Some of the items are also available online as well.
Many of the better deals have already sold out or expired, but retailers are very motivated to move remaining seasonal tools out the door before the end of the year.
Have you found any Black Friday deals that are priced even lower now and worth sharing about?