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Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster posted 07-19-2014 02:44 PM 983 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TheWoodenOyster

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07-19-2014 02:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector

Hey guys,

I am a notoriously terrible negotiator and coupon-user. I can’t ever find many good deals, especially compared to most y’all. That said, I want to pull the trigger soon on a new harbor freight 2 HP dust collector. Where do you find the best coupons and such for harbor freight deals? I get their mail coupons, but the dust collector is typically only marked down 20% max. I have seen guys on here say they got it for 40% off. So, where are these mystery coupons I keep missing?

Thanks. Hope everyone is having a nice Saturday in the shop. (unless you are in the land down under, then I suppose it is probably Sunday)

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster


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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-19-2014 03:27 PM

You can try just about ANY wood working magazine.
Good luck….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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timbertailor

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#2 posted 07-19-2014 03:38 PM

Every once in a while HF will drop their price on something like this during an event like 4th July. If you are getting their emails, you will eventually get a coupon that will get you the price you are looking for.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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DiggerJ

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#3 posted 07-19-2014 03:53 PM

Originally $249.99 Currently on sale for $209.99 and then use this coupon:
http://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/harbor-freight-tools/?cid=272305_2&&ccti=57497cc9137f4c58ba2dc7e0b70f62ff&lbox=1:66:c

for and additional 25% off.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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crank49

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#4 posted 07-19-2014 04:11 PM

It pays to search the magazine rack for the cheapest magazine that has the HF coupon page as well.
You can pay anywhere from 3.50 tp 10.00 for the magazine.

HF has a frequent buyers club also.
You pay to join this for a year and then present your card at purchase time and get the absolute lowest price for everything you buy, with or without a coupon.
If you are making a large purchase or several small purchases this membership will pay for itself.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 07-19-2014 04:26 PM

FYI:

A close reading of current HF coupons excludes motorized large equipment. They have to deal with the rising income of Chinese workers! If you do find a deal I’d like to know. Crank49 may have something???? Even at @ 200 dollars you are still getting a pretty good deal? There are online coupons but as I noted you cannot use them, I’ve tried. It went through but it was cancelled.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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MrUnix

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 05:06 PM


A close reading of current HF coupons excludes motorized large equipment.

The 20% off coupons online (and in magazines) only exclude use on compressors, tool storage carts, welders, floor jacks, ride-on trencher, saw mill and preditor gas powered tools. 25% off coupons should be the same (don’t have one in front of me to check at the moment). Don’t see where there would be a problem using it for the DC system which is currently on sale for $210 (normally $250). With a 20% off coupon, that drops it down to just under $168 not including tax. Roughly 32% off normal price. You can drop the price down to just under $158 with a 25% off coupon (about 38% off regular price).

And for us old farts who are AARP members, there usually is a 25% off coupon (along with a “free” item coupon) in their monthly mailer.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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CudaDude

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#7 posted 07-19-2014 05:06 PM



Originally $249.99 Currently on sale for $209.99 and then use this coupon:
http://www.coupons.com/coupon-codes/harbor-freight-tools/?cid=272305_2&&ccti=57497cc9137f4c58ba2dc7e0b70f62ff&lbox=1:66:c

for and additional 25% off.

- DiggerJ

I’ve been to three different stores and none of them will let me use a coupon in conjunction with a sale anymore. It’s either one or the other.

-- Gary

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pwrstretch

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#8 posted 07-19-2014 05:36 PM

I got a flyer in the paper yesterday it is on sale for $159.99.

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JAAune

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#9 posted 07-19-2014 05:49 PM

Just bought one for about $190 including tax and shipping on the Fourth of July sale. I’ll take it apart and use the blower to provide ventilation for a laser engraver. Based on what CudaDude just posted, that price is still available.

I also bought online.

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MrUnix

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#10 posted 07-19-2014 05:57 PM

Where are you at Digger? I routinely use the coupons in conjunction with items on sale.. in fact, that is about the only time I will use them. Three days ago I needed to get some bearings off a motor armature, and there wasn’t enough clearance to get any of my 3-jaw pullers behind them (and none of my other ‘tricks’ would work either). HF has a nice bearing seperator set that normally sells for $60, currently on sale for $44.99. Used a 25% off coupon and got it out the door for $35 and change (roughly 44% off regular price and I got a free multimeter in the deal as well). Just a FYI, a local machine shop wanted to charge me $40 to pull the bearings off!

There are some things that the coupons can’t be used with though.. open box items, tent/parking lot sale items, ‘event’ sales and the like, and you can’t use them in conjunction with a ‘super coupon’ (or any other coupon). But for regular in store montly sale items, there should be no problem at all. If they do give you a hard time, talking to the manager will usually get results.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - To be old and wise, you must first be young and stupid

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CudaDude

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#11 posted 07-19-2014 07:09 PM

Just to clarify… About two years ago I bought the dust collector on sale and they let me use the super coupon as well. It’s just been here lately that they will not let me. I’ve tried two different locations in the Houston area and one in Dallas.

-- Gary

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#12 posted 07-19-2014 08:04 PM

They won’t let you use it on a predator
engine either. Doesn’t say that on coupon,
I went a couple rounds with the manager
but still wouldn’t take it. Even the 20%
coupons are getting scarce and they
are for a single item only these days
from what I’ve seen around me in
Ohio. IDK

-- Andy, Alliance,Ohio

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TheWoodenOyster

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#13 posted 07-19-2014 11:31 PM

Thanks for the info everyone. I am going to check the magazine racks at Home Depot and maybe even try Rockler or Woodcraft. I get FWW, but didn’t see any in my most recent issue.

I might consider joining their inside track club, but I would want to know how much I was getting off before I signed up for that, though if I bought a welder in the next year, which I hope to do, It would likely easily pay for itself.

pwrstretch, where did you see that $159 price?

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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pwrstretch

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#14 posted 07-20-2014 12:40 AM

It was a sales flyer that came in my local paper $159.99 with the super coupon so not sure if you can use another coupon with it.

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DiggerJ

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#15 posted 07-20-2014 12:54 AM

I’m in Des Moines, IA. I bought mine with this same deal and coupon, about 3 months ago. I think it depends on who you get at the store.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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