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Darryl Jones

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03-24-2015 08:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool gloat clamp jorgenson

So I went to my local ace hardware store for some household items when I saw two jorgenson parallel clamps (one 48” and one 24”) clamped to a shelf with $5.00 (24”) and a $8.00 (48”) price tags on them, naturally I grabbed them up. When I went to check out I told the cashier that I wish they had more and he pointed out that the price tags indicated that there were 7 more 48” clamps and 6 more 24” clamps in boxes upstairs. I had him bring them all out. My total bill was $99 cash for 15 brand new clamps!

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SPalm

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#1 posted 03-24-2015 08:41 PM

Wow. Nice grab.
Don’t you just love it things like that happen?

Steve

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theoldfart

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#2 posted 03-24-2015 08:45 PM

Yep, that is most assuredly a You Suck kind of good fortune! Great snag, I really like using them.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 03-24-2015 09:08 PM

Congratulations.

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#4 posted 03-24-2015 09:20 PM

Hah, that’s a great deal. Those parallel clamps are leagues better than bar clamps for most glue-ups.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 03-24-2015 09:21 PM

That’s a gloat and a half. Totally worthy of a YOU SUCK!

Congrats.

-- In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

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#6 posted 03-24-2015 09:23 PM

That has to be one of the best windfall tool finds of all times! I have eight of the comparable 48” Bessey clamps and they are really sweet to work with.

Did they give you any idea why they were priced the way they were? Perhaps they couldn’t sell a premium quality clamp in a local hardware store because nobody would go there looking for them in the first place. Finally decided to get rid of them. I am green with envy.

Closest I ever came was buying a nice bottle of wine for a gift. Found a really good bottle with a $2.00 price tag. I questioned the price with the store clerk to be sure I wouldn’t get a surprise at the checkout stand. He (in a pretty arrogant manner) assured me that they never made mistakes with the prices. I said something like “that’s good to know, I will take every bottle you have in stock”. One for the gift, the rest for me!

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exelectrician

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#7 posted 03-24-2015 09:26 PM

Good for you, you were smart to ask, as the good Lord says “ask and you will receive!!!! “

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#8 posted 03-24-2015 09:35 PM

Totally gloat-worthy!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#9 posted 03-24-2015 09:35 PM

Ask and you shall receive … INDEED! Wow! What a score.
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#10 posted 03-24-2015 11:26 PM

The phrase “you suck” does not do justice to this. Unfortunately, I cannot use any of the words that I think would. Congrats!

-- You've got to be smarter than the tree.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 03-24-2015 11:33 PM

I’ll be checkin our Ace tomorrow! That is a ridiculous bargain!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 03-24-2015 11:43 PM

Thou sucketh indubitably

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#13 posted 03-24-2015 11:49 PM



I ll be checkin our Ace tomorrow! That is a ridiculous bargain!

- gfadvm

Had the same thought!

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#14 posted 03-25-2015 12:32 AM

Good job. Now you have a nice collection of quality clamps.
Perfect sizes too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#15 posted 03-25-2015 12:51 AM

I’ll give ya $200 for them and pay the shipping!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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