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Forum topic by LoydMoore posted 03-07-2013 11:49 PM 13299 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LoydMoore

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03-07-2013 11:49 PM

After reading where many LumberJocks have used HF coupons at HD I decided to use one to buy a Diablo dado blade.

The HD manager told me that do not and have never accepted HF coupons. I asked if it was a local poiicy or franchise wide to which she replied no HD store has ever accepted a HF coupon and anyone who says they have is making it up.

Is there a place I can find a HD policy that says they will take the HF coupons?

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com


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coachmancuso

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 12:16 AM

They take them in central florida call home depot customer service at 1-800-homedepot. They are a great help. Good luck

-- Coach Mancuso

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WVWoodWorker1

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#2 posted 03-08-2013 12:16 AM

She is wrong….I have personally done it a couple times. I told the manager that I needed a tablesaw and Lowes had already agreed to take the coupon on a Dewalt but I preferred the Rigid. I told her the coupon was the deciding factor and she said, yes, we can accept that. $500.00 tablesaw for $400.00…great deal! Its up to the local manager and you definitely have to have a Harbor Freight Store close by. I dont believe you will find a HD Policy that says either way. Good luck

-- If I'm workin with wood, then its all good!

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lab7654

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 12:43 AM

I called in to see if I could get away with it when buying my R4512, but they claimed that since Harbor Freight has their own brand of tool, they can’t accept them. A bit ironic, since the table saw in question was a Home Depot brand Ridgid. My next big purchase there will be the Ridgid spindle/belt sander, so I’ll try to be a little more aggressive then.

-- Tristin King -- When in doubt, sand it.

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toolie

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 01:04 AM

wvwoodworker1 has it right.

i just bought a compressor for a friend and used a HF 20% coupon in the transaction. i used the 20% coupon because i forgot the 25% coupon ay home, and time was important. the day after Sandy hit lower westchester cnty in NY, there were 6 pallets of 5KW gennys in that same HD. bought a genny for a neighbor with a HF 20% coupon (BTW, all the gennys were gone in 3 hours that day!). and when HD clearanced the dewalt 735 planers, i used the 20% coupon to buy 4 of them in a different HD. they honored the 20% and applied an additional 10% discount to “match or beat” the competition.

loydmoore…....if you think it would help, i’ll post a pic of the compressor receipt. maybe that’ll soften up your manager.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Mark828

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#5 posted 03-08-2013 01:10 AM

I work at Home Depot and this is basically they’re competitor coupon Policy, They will only accept a competitor coupon if the same exact item you are purchasing is sold at the competitors store. For example, I had a gentleman the other day purchasing a garbage disposal trying to use a harbor freight coupon, last time I checked harbor freight didn’t sell garbage disposals so we couldn’t accept it. It was safe to say he was not happy. It really depends on the management. Ive seen cases where a manager has skewed the policy to keep a long time customer but that’s about it.

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coachmancuso

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#6 posted 03-08-2013 02:10 AM

I just used a HF 20% off coupon at Home Depot on a 8’ piece of privacy fence. I know that HF does not carry fencing! It is all the store.

-- Coach Mancuso

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Brandon

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#7 posted 03-08-2013 02:26 AM

I’ve had success using the coupon a few times at HD. I can’t recall them every denying me. Lowe’s on the other hand wouldn’t take the HF coupon.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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JoeinGa

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#8 posted 03-09-2013 12:26 AM

I worked at HD for 7 years. It ALL depends on the individual store manager. The manager (and the assistant mgrs) keep track of how much “discounting” they do on a daily basis, because it affects their bonuses.

And one of the biggest deciding factors is if there is a HF within a few miles that the manager considers “competition” in deciding if they’ll take the coupon.

If you call the Customer Service line and raise a bunch of stink, they’ll usually TELL the manager to take the coupon. He’ll do it, but he will NOT be happy because you went over his head and it affects the bottom line of his store.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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toolie

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#9 posted 03-09-2013 12:47 AM

He’ll do it, but he will NOT be happy

well now, that sounds like a terrific reason to, for example, pay $700 for a generator as opposed to $560.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Mike Gager

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#10 posted 03-09-2013 01:53 AM

my HD said they wouldnt take it because they arent comparable tools. whatever

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lieutenantdan

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#11 posted 03-09-2013 02:38 AM

I work at Home Depot. Any coupon MUST be the identical product (i.e. model no. and manufacturer). Only the Store Manager can override that and if he does he has to answer for it with his boss in Corporate. Not a good thing.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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ShaneA

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#12 posted 03-09-2013 02:47 AM

I too have had them honor the coupon, and refuse the coupon as well. I bought a Husqvarna chainsaw at Lowe’s a couple of weeks ago and the let me use the coupon. Seems Lowe’s is a bit easier going on it. Strangely, it seems that they both have the 110% price match guarantees, that they have tried to wiggle out of when shown lower prices at a place like Amazon. My philosophy has been to ask nicely, build my case, and they usually help out. Try to strong arm them, and usually not as good results.

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lieutenantdan

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#13 posted 03-09-2013 02:55 AM

Home Depot company policy is 100% match for online (including Amazon), not 110%. 110% is brick and mortar only.

-- "Of all the things I have lost in life, I miss my mind the most."

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ShaneA

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#14 posted 03-09-2013 02:59 AM

Ahh, that makes sense Lt. Helps to know the rules.

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#15 posted 03-09-2013 03:06 PM

Hi Folks,

Back in January of this year I purchased a R4512 from HD using a Harbor Freight 20% coupon. They did not give me any trouble, in fact, they gave no “push back” at all, treated it as just a normal coupon.

The Store is located in Jacksonville, FL just south on the town right off of RT95, Southside #226

-- Fred Stellabotte (kamado@comcast.net)

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