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post #41 of 60 Old 12-31-2012, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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I got mine home in my Prius and unloaded in the rain by myself. I did use a furniture dolly. I also was able to build it and upright it by myself (I used styrofoam insulation as a build platform).
How the heck did you manage in a Prius? LOL

You probably have rear folding seats don't you?

I don't know why all cars don't have real folding seats. I just have a pass thru. =(
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How the heck did you manage in a Prius? LOL

You probably have rear folding seats don't you?

I don't know why all cars don't have real folding seats. I just have a pass thru. =(
Correct the prius seats fold right down. it fit in fine, I did have to move it up a bit but there was lots of extra space. I could have bought more.

totally off topic but the a 46x48 piece of lumber will not fit in the prius under any circumstances. I had to put it on the roof. I can put 96" 4x4 in it (they stick through to the dash).
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Here is another $.02, I purchased a Delta Contractors Table saw in 1986. I already had a Craftsman Radial Arm saw. The Craftman saw was purchased used and it served me well. There is no comparison to the Delta table saw. I still have it and would never sell it. It does anything I ask of it as a occasional woodworker and house maintainer. I have three or four really good blades and I am still pleased with it. It is not portable and that is okay. Good luck with your decision.
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Thanks a million. I got it printed off and will heading out either this evening or tomorrow and try my luck !!!

Also called the corporate/regional office and was told that they would indeed honor , match or beat a competitors coupon or ad. Got the persons name so
I got that working for me too.
Okay, all of this discussion with regard to being able to "use" a Harbor Freight 20% discount coupon at Home Depot is MONUMENTALLY ENCOURAGING !!!

I, too, am likely going to want to be purchasing a table saw within the next 30-60 days - and I, too, am eyeballing the same RIGID table saw. (Good review on ToolSelect.com) So the idea that I might be able to utilize the HF 20% coupon - which are published ALL THE TIME, by the way - means nearly $100 off of this otherwise $499 (before tax) purchase/investment.


Here's hoping it doesn't turn out to be a "too good to be true" thing for my local Home Depot.


TOM


P.S. (Kinda makes me wonder if LOWES would do the same - anyone ever try?)
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If the first Home Depot doesn't take it, try a different one or call the national number. There's probably a 50% success rate on the first attempts with them taking it.
Fortunately, there seem to be PLENTY of Home Depot locations all over the place ... so the possibility of utilizing this "discount strategy" becomes even more encouraging over time.
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If you home depot says no, lots of people have had luck either calling the 800 number and they tell the store to take it, or trying a different home depot, or a different manager at a different time at the same home depot.
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If you home depot says no, lots of people have had luck either calling the 800 number and they tell the store to take it, or trying a different home depot, or a different manager at a different time at the same home depot.
Does the "HF Coupon" use work only for in store purchases .... or has anyone had any success using it for an "order online/pick up in store" purchase - and, if so, how did you go about utilizing the HF Coupon this way?
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I think your going to have to take it to the store....
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My .02.

Sounds like your budget is around $400. I would search Craigslist for a used contractor saw. Why? Accuracy of cuts and machine set up. If you plan to get into the hobby seriously, it will help you to know the innerworkings of a table saw. A contractor saw is a very good start. Plus if you get a saw that is widely supported such as a Jet or Delta, you will have access to all kinds of jigs and aftermarket goodies. You will get a standard miter slot and a much better fence. You will also have the ability to use a dado blade. Not sure if either of the saws you posted can do use a Dado.

I lived in a condo and my first saw was a Dewalt job site saw. Think it was a DW744. Anyway, a great saw but I only had it for a couple of years before I outgrew it.
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If you home depot says no, lots of people have had luck either calling the 800 number and they tell the store to take it, or trying a different home depot, or a different manager at a different time at the same home depot.

Okay, the thing I am still a bit perplexed about is that it is my understanding that Home Depot's policy is to match (or beat by 10%) any "advertised price for the same IN STORE/IN STOCK item." As such - and given that there are literally no brand-name tools that Harbor Freight carries that Home Depot carries (especially in terms of power tools) - then HOW is one able to utilize a Harbor Freight discount coupon at Home Depot?



So, for those who have been SUCCESSFUL in employing this strategy ... PLEASE SHARE HOW YOU WENT ABOUT IT. In other words, how did you approach/what did you say to the Home Depot people when you presented the HF discount coupon and asked if Home Depot would honor the discount toward purchase of (any given) item ???


THANK YOU for the eagerly anticipated information (and education).


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I think accepting a competitor's coupon is a different policy than price matching a like item.......maybe not, but either way just ask them to take it. The worse they can do is say no and give you a dirty look.
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Another suggestion is to call the corporate/ regional office before you go. They will give you the okay . They did for me.

Then get the persons name at regional so you are armed with a contact in-case the Home Depot you go to is reluctant to honor it.

Just be up front with your intentions,the coupon,etc. when you talk to the corporate office.

And be nice when you go to your HD. Being nice usually helps.

Also, my understanding is the HD's store manager can make his own call regardless of what corporate tells you. So just be aware of that.

Most will comply if you tell them corporate said they will honor the coupon. I wouldn't mention the call you made to corporate though unless you have too.

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I just went in to the front desk, nicely asked if they would honor the coupon, she read it, asked the manager, and he said of course.

Doesn't hurt that I'm naturally flirtatious, fit and good looking young chap who worked them both over like a butter churn...but yes, I'd say being nice is the key.
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I just went in to the front desk, nicely asked if they would honor the coupon, she read it, asked the manager, and he said of course.

Doesn't hurt that I'm naturally flirtatious, fit and good looking young chap who worked them both over like a butter churn...but yes, I'd say being nice is the key.
So just to completely clarify (because a table saw is exactly what I am thinking about purchasing) - did you present Home Depot with a "generic" HF 20% Discount Coupon, or was it a HF specific ad/coupon for one of their table saws (of which they only really have like two or three anyway)?

Sorry for all of the excruciatingly annoying follow-up questions. I just like to be as thorough as possible and (try to) make sure I understand the strategy completely before I give it a go .... you know, so I don't make more of a fool of myself than I normally do.



SIDE NOTE:
I apologize for kind of diverting the issue/direction of your original subject. Ironically, my next "big tool" purchase I'm hoping to make is a decent - yet home-hobbiest/diy'er purpose/affordable - table saw ... which is what drew me to your original topic discussion in the first place. Then, when the issue of using an abundantly available Harbor Freight 20% Discount Coupon at Home Depot came up - and reading about how you were able to purchase the quality table saw you wanted with it with the discount - the "within/closer to affordable reach" factor was simply too potentially exciting for me not to investigate further.

Hopefully, I am not the only one who might be able to benefit from this information as well.

But again, I apologize for hijacking your original topic discussion.



TOM

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The worse they can do is say no and give you a dirty look.
a dirty look ?? .... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO






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[QUOTE=CaptainMarvel;426694]- ......did you present Home Depot with a "generic" HF 20% Discount Coupon, or was it a HF specific ad/coupon for one of their table saws (of which they only really have like two or three anyway)?QUOTE]

this is the coupon:



obviously, you need one that hasn't expired.

there's a solution to every problem.....you just have to be willing to find it.
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- ......did you present Home Depot with a "generic" HF 20% Discount Coupon, or was it a HF specific ad/coupon for one of their table saws (of which they only really have like two or three anyway)?QUOTE]

this is the coupon:



obviously, you need one that hasn't expired.
Yup, that one.
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obviously, you need one that hasn't expired.
try this one.

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They might go the HF does not sell Ridgid route, but you can always ask them if it was a lowes coupon what would happen.
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They might go the HF does not sell Ridgid route, but you can always ask them if it was a lowes coupon what would happen.
Hehe ... Good thought/strategy.

I wish Lowes was as "giving" as many Home Depots seem to be ... there are a handful of brand items that Lowes carries that Home Depot does not (Porter Cable for one)
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