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Every two weeks I get a hard copy "tool porn" flyer...

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by LPBlue, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    ...from Princess Auto which is Canada's version of "Horrible Fart" however the selection and variety differs between the two.

    Maybe some quotes from both sides o' the border on PA/HF experience?:sneaky:
     
  2. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I just don't know what to say! Is a wrench dirty?...usually! Do we subvert by saying "corn", a well recognized feed base for swine?:sneaky::D
     
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    ryunker Senior Stratmaster

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    Yeah, those flyers are fun. I use HF routinely, and I am a twenty year or so tech. I pass the store on my 6 mile cruise to work. Most of the stuff I have gotten has really been good, and a value. Don't get me wrong, they have their share of garbage tools. On the other hand, I have a 20 ton press, sheet metal brake and stuff like that at my house garage.... Never thought I would ever have, aside from all the crap I have at my job.
     
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    unionjack515 Senior Stratmaster

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    ido1957 Senior Stratmaster

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    I live by WEM - Princess Auto up by Mayfield is a 10 minute drive.
     
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  7. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    The Scarborough store is less than 5min from my mum's place where I stay when I'm in Toronto! Dangerous!:sneaky:
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    In the States you get a Harbor Freight catalog every 2 weeks.

    Sadly, it is the EXACT same stuff "on sale" every single catalog, for the exact same price.

    They move the layout around, but there are never any new tools or actual sale pricing.

    Harbor Freight use to have cheap prices, but a few years ago they raised the price on everything 25%, then they bombarded you with 20% coupons.

    It's the Bed Bath Beyond scam, but targeted at dumb men.

    They actually lose sales, because sometimes I drive by and want to stop, but then I remember I don't have the stupid coupon with me.

    Sale lost
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    If you spend more than 15 minutes in a HF, your hair smells like Chinese plastic for the entire day.
     
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  10. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You can buy "open stock" individual sockets at PA but I've been told that HF only sells sets? Tell me I'm wrong!:eek:
     
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    vid1900 Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Most larger sockets are available separately, but the tiny ones are only in sets.
     
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  12. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Those flyers have made many a bathroom stay inspiring...and expensive!:D

    I get them a week before the sale so if I go in before the sale with the flyer, they will go by the sale price. Handy for me as I'm on the road a lot and might not be able to hit a PA store.:cool:
     
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  13. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I visit Harbor Freight when I cant find what I'm looking for at Ace or Home Depot. They always ask if I receive there flyer and do I want to. Um no.
     
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    AncientAx Still hacking .... Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Ah......you mean this? HF is good if you need a tool for a quick , easy job . If you are going to use tools to make a living with them , no ...... image.jpg
     
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    Catalog good for starting your fire.
     
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