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02-09-2012 07:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: planer

Yesterday I was in Home Depot just goofing off and saw a 13 inch Ryobi planer on Clearance for 57.03 whoa! Okay I know Ryobi is probably not the best brand but come on for that price, that is a good deal, so I get an employee to help me and try to find the box for it as it is a floor model, the guy couldn’t find the box so he takes my number and tells me they will call me tomorrow and I can come pick it up, good. so today I call and noone had looked for the box, well I told the lady my story and she said fine they will hold it for me and I can come tonight and pick it up. I get there tonight and would you know it, they sold it out from under me! what! oh man I was not happy about that and asked to speak to the manager, so the sales rep explains the story to the manager and she comes up and apologizes and says, I know you wanted that planer but if we could let you have another brand for the same price would you take it? I said sure why not. they had two models a dewalt and a rigid both 400 dollars and pretty much exact in specs but the rigid had a lifetime service agreement so I took that one. Wow I can’t believe they were so good about it. I am sold on that Home Depot for sure, what a great bunch of people, they have my business for sure.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 07:55 AM

You really lucked out there! Enjoy your new planer.

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 07:59 AM

I need to spend more time at Home Depot.


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#3 posted 02-09-2012 10:11 AM

I don’t believe you can buy the replacement knives for that price…sheesh!

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#4 posted 02-09-2012 11:32 AM

It seems everyone’s getting lucky lately. This is the third streak of luck thread I’ve come upon today. Maybe my turn will be next.

Congrats on the new planer!

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#5 posted 02-09-2012 03:26 PM

You got a Ridgid planer for fifty bucks and change??! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH

-- Brian Timmons -

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#6 posted 02-09-2012 03:37 PM

You will be one happy camper that you DIDN’T get the Ryobi. $50.00? YOU SUCK!!!!! (under my breath-that’s one lucky feller.)


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#7 posted 02-09-2012 03:46 PM

I can’t believe that manager did that. Were you holding them at gunpoint or something? Were they drinking in the stockroom before you got there? WOW! Congrats!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#8 posted 02-09-2012 06:13 PM

I can’t wait to play with it! I have been reading up on the manual, this machine is pretty awesome. I still can’t get over that they actually did that! as soon as I get it set up I will take some pics.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#9 posted 02-09-2012 07:09 PM

You got such a good deal – my Rigid is a 2000 model and I remember paying $300 for it. Mine still runs very well and is still dead nuts accurate, even if it does scream like a banshee on hardwoods.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#10 posted 02-09-2012 08:37 PM

What’s the rest of the story ? Is it then I woke up and it was all a dream ? LOL congrats on a great deal.

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 02-09-2012 11:58 PM

now that’s a deal!

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 12:07 AM

Great score! I will say i have had a couple experiences where HD’s problem resolutions have been extremely generous as well…they do a number of good things.

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#13 posted 02-10-2012 12:13 AM

You’ve GOT to be kidding! Any Home Depot I’ve ever been in would have just told me to pound sand! NO WAY would they give a superior planer in place of a clearance one! And who the heck marked that Ryobi down so cheap anyway? They usually just knock 30-40% off clearance items!

Tell that softy manager that I really wanted one too and see what she gives me! Maybe a new deck or something…

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