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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 08-04-2010 03:32 AM 945 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Why do these stores do this to us unsuspecting customers. I went into my local, cheap tool, place to find a grinding disc. I came out with 2 more 24” quick grip clamps, a diamond sharpening file, 4 power magnifying reading glasses, 70% OFF regular price. Most of the store yesterday was 70% OFF. Do these stores not know I am a weak customer, I buy things ON sale even if I don’t need them ? Hang a little red or yellow tag saying ON SALE and its like a magnet, just draws me in .
I do think a woodworker cannot ever have too many clamps ! (ö¿ö)

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 08-04-2010 04:00 AM

They prey on people like you and me. the thing that jerks my chain is that 70% off they’re still making money. I think they should 70% off all the time and pretty soon you would have all the clamps you need….................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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#2 posted 08-04-2010 06:37 AM

I don’t often find the 70% off sales, but I’m a real sucker for “Free with rebate.” It’s amazing how many times those Freebies or 70%-off-type purchases have inspired a project or come in handy for a last minute idea. Living an hour from any woodworking box stores causes me to “make do” with what we have—and with all those sale items, we have a little of just about everything!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 06:52 AM

I have my fair share of those. Some of them were purchased thinking they will come handy one day.
They are still unopened

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 07:41 AM

Gotta have those tools….Ain’t no way around it…Like Jeff Foxworthy said…”You know you are a redneck when….Well our version is …”You know you are a woodworker when….tools, tools, tools….

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 08:37 PM

Off course you need more clamps man! We always need more clamps, I’m with you all the way!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 07:54 PM

Ahh! The gut feeling of impulse buying. LOL Still guilty myself, you know all those little do dads right next to the check out. But you never see that money tree on sale. LOL My only problem with the 70% off sales is I’m usually broke when they have those sales.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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