|Forum topic by jtm||posted 06-05-2014 02:30 AM||6139 views||0 times favorited||58 replies|
06-05-2014 02:30 AM
Most woodworking forums have threads on the Home Depot/Lowes Bessey/Irwin clamp liquidation sales over the past few weeks.
My Lowes and HD still had everything at or close to full retail, so I figured it was just a regional thing.
Well, last week, my Dad called me to tell me he had seen Irwin clamps on clearance at HD. Sure enough, when I went in, there were a few 24” parallel clamps on sale for $20, and a bunch of the medium/heavy duty f-clamps etc… for sale for around $10. I also noticed the father’s day 4-pack of Bessey f-clamps for $20 at the front.
So I grabbed a few clamps:
It cost me around $85, which I thought was a pretty good deal.
Then I went to Lowes tonight on my way home from work to pick up some Kreg screws. Keep in mind that just last week, the “clearance” price on all the Bessey clamps was 10% off at best.
Well apparently that changed. When I looked at the tag, I couldn’t believe my eyes. I grabbed a cart and loaded up.
Guess how much…....
The parallel clamps were insane:
And all the assorted f-clamps, spring clamps, pipe clamps, strap clamps, 90deg clamps, etc… were all under $5. (most were only $1 or 2).
The funny part is that I almost made a new clamp rack last night. Good thing I didn’t.
Oh – and of course – I forgot the Kreg screws.