|Forum topic by David Grimes||posted 07-03-2011 04:10 AM||1988 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
07-03-2011 04:10 AM
For the last week or so, you may have noticed the Home Depot Free Shipping banner right here on our LJ site. Well I certainly did… over and over again.
Let me back up a minute… I had already decided that the Ridgid was the Jointer-Planer for me and already new the price was dropped to $429. I had my 10% off and no interest for 12 months coupon to further sweeten it, plus a HD $50 gift certificate from a card rewards program.
my local store and ALL the surrounding stores do not carry it as a stock item. Damn. Then, I attempted to purchase on the internet, but it kept indicating 1) internet only and 2) not available for free shipping… and 3) that it would arrive to my curb LTL.
The last time I purchased something heavy with LTL delivery, they called me 15 minutes from my house while I was two counties away. They took it back to their little warehouse, then I picked it up the next day. So I really don’t want that again.
Finally, back to the banner ads on this Lumbherjocks forum: I see the ads over and over… and every one of them has the picture and model of the Ridgid Jointer Planer on the Free Shipping ad. That’s wild, because it’s one of the items that does not have free shipping.
I took a picture of the banner on my phone camera, go to Home Depot in person, show it to them, they verify that it is internet only and no free shipping, but laughed with me about the banner ad. They called Ridgid, asked if they could have one sent to the store “special order”, got an affirmative, and ordered mine to come to the store. I pre-payed for it with the discounts and with no shipping right then. They’ll call when it arrives in 7-10 days.
So, thank you Lumberjocks and Home Depot for the erroneous ad for the product I wanted. It got me free shipping and no LTL curbside delivery.
Final price $363.13 including sales tax.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia