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Old 11 Sep 2009, 09:57 pm   #1 (permalink)
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So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
exclamation point in the ad.)

The only things you can't use the Super Coupon for are Campbell Hausfeld
products, gift cards, and extended service plans. Oh yes, and not on any
food or beverage items sold in the store (you wouldn't want 20 percent off
a Hershey bar, anyway).

Only one Super Coupon per customer allowed, so use it for something expensive.

"Original coupon must be presented in order to receive the discount."

You can find Discover Magazine at newstands. Please don't tear out the
page from the Library's copy :-P

On a different topic, the full-page ad states that Harbor Freight will beat
any competitor's price within 1 year of purchase. I guess that means if
you find something at another store that's cheaper than what you paid for
it at Harbor Freight, the Harbor Freight company will refund the
difference (plus a li'l' extra) even if you bought the item a year ago.

No, I don't work for the store, just writing this stuff down for
future reference, in case I forget it.

Finally, the ad says the store has a lifetime warranty on all hand tools.

Oops, forgot to add:

The coupon expires on January 8, 2010, so you can even use it in December
for a Christmas or Hannukah gift. Or Ramadan gift for our Muslim friends.
Everyone's got a holiday in December :-)

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Old 12 Sep 2009, 12:39 am   #2 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <Built_Well_Toyota@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:4aab0e27$0$65847$892e0abb@auth.newsreader.oct anews.com...
> So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
> and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
> what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
> single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
> for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
> exclamation point in the ad.)
>
> The only things you can't use the Super Coupon for are Campbell Hausfeld
> products, gift cards, and extended service plans. Oh yes, and not on any
> food or beverage items sold in the store (you wouldn't want 20 percent off
> a Hershey bar, anyway).
>
> Only one Super Coupon per customer allowed, so use it for something
> expensive.
>
> "Original coupon must be presented in order to receive the discount."
>
> You can find Discover Magazine at newstands. Please don't tear out the
> page from the Library's copy :-P
>
> On a different topic, the full-page ad states that Harbor Freight will
> beat
> any competitor's price within 1 year of purchase. I guess that means if
> you find something at another store that's cheaper than what you paid for
> it at Harbor Freight, the Harbor Freight company will refund the
> difference (plus a li'l' extra) even if you bought the item a year ago.


The catch probably is that AFAIK, Harbor Freight has house brands that
nobody else sells. Electric power tools are branded Central Electric,
pneumatic tools are Central Pneumatic, and hand tools are Pittsburgh. They
do carry some Ingersoll Rand pneumatic tools.

In looking at their electric tools, the plastic tool body feels flimsier
than on name brand tools like Milwaukee, Bosch, Dewalt, etc. and the tool
seems larger and bulkier than a name brand tool with comparable
capabilities. Craftsman power tools also tend to be a little bulkier.
>
> No, I don't work for the store, just writing this stuff down for
> future reference, in case I forget it.
>
> Finally, the ad says the store has a lifetime warranty on all hand tools.


I bought inexpensive tools for my son when he went to college, and a set of
prybars for me. I've gotten a fair amount of use out of the prybars and
have been happy with them. I got an Ingersoll Rand pneumatic angle die
grinder (excellent), a Central Pneumatic pneumatic rotary cutoff tool (OK
but bulky and uses a lot of air), and a long reach blow gun (works well).
Overall, I've been happy with the limited tools I've bought there but I'd be
leery of buying anything that requires a precision fit like screwdrivers,
chrome sockets, wrenches, etc.

IMO, the stuff that Harbor Freight sells is OK for the shade tree mechanic,
for tools that one only uses very occasionally, or where you are not that
concerned about performance.
>
> Oops, forgot to add:
>
> The coupon expires on January 8, 2010, so you can even use it in December
> for a Christmas or Hannukah gift. Or Ramadan gift for our Muslim friends.
> Everyone's got a holiday in December :-)
>


I believe that Ramadan just ended.
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Old 12 Sep 2009, 01:33 am   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12 Sep 2009, 09:20 am   #4 (permalink)
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Great points, Ray.


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Old 12 Sep 2009, 01:08 pm   #5 (permalink)
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Ray O wrote:
> "Built_Well" <Built_Well_Toyota@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4aab0e27$0$65847$892e0abb@auth.newsreader.oct anews.com...
>> So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
>> and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
>> what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
>> single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
>> for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
>> exclamation point in the ad.)
>>
>> The only things you can't use the Super Coupon for are Campbell Hausfeld
>> products, gift cards, and extended service plans. Oh yes, and not on any
>> food or beverage items sold in the store (you wouldn't want 20 percent off
>> a Hershey bar, anyway).
>>
>> Only one Super Coupon per customer allowed, so use it for something
>> expensive.
>>
>> "Original coupon must be presented in order to receive the discount."
>>
>> You can find Discover Magazine at newstands. Please don't tear out the
>> page from the Library's copy :-P
>>
>> On a different topic, the full-page ad states that Harbor Freight will
>> beat
>> any competitor's price within 1 year of purchase. I guess that means if
>> you find something at another store that's cheaper than what you paid for
>> it at Harbor Freight, the Harbor Freight company will refund the
>> difference (plus a li'l' extra) even if you bought the item a year ago.

>
> The catch probably is that AFAIK, Harbor Freight has house brands that
> nobody else sells. Electric power tools are branded Central Electric,
> pneumatic tools are Central Pneumatic, and hand tools are Pittsburgh. They
> do carry some Ingersoll Rand pneumatic tools.
>
> In looking at their electric tools, the plastic tool body feels flimsier
> than on name brand tools like Milwaukee, Bosch, Dewalt, etc. and the tool
> seems larger and bulkier than a name brand tool with comparable
> capabilities. Craftsman power tools also tend to be a little bulkier.
>> No, I don't work for the store, just writing this stuff down for
>> future reference, in case I forget it.
>>
>> Finally, the ad says the store has a lifetime warranty on all hand tools.

>
> I bought inexpensive tools for my son when he went to college, and a set of
> prybars for me. I've gotten a fair amount of use out of the prybars and
> have been happy with them. I got an Ingersoll Rand pneumatic angle die
> grinder (excellent), a Central Pneumatic pneumatic rotary cutoff tool (OK
> but bulky and uses a lot of air), and a long reach blow gun (works well).
> Overall, I've been happy with the limited tools I've bought there but I'd be
> leery of buying anything that requires a precision fit like screwdrivers,
> chrome sockets, wrenches, etc.
>
> IMO, the stuff that Harbor Freight sells is OK for the shade tree mechanic,
> for tools that one only uses very occasionally, or where you are not that
> concerned about performance.
>> Oops, forgot to add:
>>
>> The coupon expires on January 8, 2010, so you can even use it in December
>> for a Christmas or Hannukah gift. Or Ramadan gift for our Muslim friends.
>> Everyone's got a holiday in December :-)
>>

>
> I believe that Ramadan just ended.


You pretty much get what you pay for when it comes to tools. I once
read that only the rich can afford cheap tools.
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Old 12 Sep 2009, 08:59 pm   #6 (permalink)
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"Built_Well" <Built_Well_Toyota@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
> and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
> what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
> single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
> for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
> exclamation point in the ad.)


Will they also pay the medical expenses incurred after their crappy quality
tools fail and injure you?
--scott


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Old 13 Sep 2009, 09:09 am   #7 (permalink)
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Scott Dorsey wrote:
> "Built_Well" <Built_Well_Toyota@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>> So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
>> and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
>> what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
>> single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
>> for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
>> exclamation point in the ad.)

>
> Will they also pay the medical expenses incurred after their crappy quality
> tools fail and injure you?
> --scott
>
>


Well since Snap-on, Mac, Cornwall, Matco, NAPA, Craftsman, don't pay if
one of their tools fail why should anyone else?
Especially since some of the tools HF sells are sourced from the SAME
companies as the above.

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Old 14 Sep 2009, 01:17 am   #8 (permalink)
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Built_Well wrote:
>
> So I was leafing through my latest issue of Discover Magazine (October),
> and saw on Page 76 a large, full-page ad for Harbor Freight that includes
> what they call a "Super Coupon." The Super Coupon can be used on any
> single item in the store to receive 20 percent off. It can even be used
> for on-sale items--it's a super coupon after all! (They include the
> exclamation point in the ad.)
>
> The only things you can't use the Super Coupon for are Campbell Hausfeld
> products, gift cards, and extended service plans. Oh yes, and not on any
> food or beverage items sold in the store (you wouldn't want 20 percent off
> a Hershey bar, anyway).
>
> Only one Super Coupon per customer allowed, so use it for something expensive.
>
> "Original coupon must be presented in order to receive the discount."
>
> You can find Discover Magazine at newstands. Please don't tear out the
> page from the Library's copy :-P
>
> On a different topic, the full-page ad states that Harbor Freight will beat
> any competitor's price within 1 year of purchase. I guess that means if
> you find something at another store that's cheaper than what you paid for
> it at Harbor Freight, the Harbor Freight company will refund the
> difference (plus a li'l' extra) even if you bought the item a year ago.
>
> No, I don't work for the store, just writing this stuff down for
> future reference, in case I forget it.
>
> Finally, the ad says the store has a lifetime warranty on all hand tools.
>
> Oops, forgot to add:
>
> The coupon expires on January 8, 2010, so you can even use it in December
> for a Christmas or Hannukah gift. Or Ramadan gift for our Muslim friends.
> Everyone's got a holiday in December :-)


I've seen that 20% coupon, with different expiration dates, in AW
(used to be Auto Week, when it came out weekly), Business Week,
Popular Mechanics, Car & Driver ( there's also a coupon for a free
screwdriver set in the same ad), Popular Science, and it's reportedly
also in Maxim.

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Old 14 Sep 2009, 08:46 am   #9 (permalink)
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Ray O wrote:

> The catch probably is that AFAIK, Harbor Freight has house brands that
> nobody else sells. Electric power tools are branded Central Electric,
> pneumatic tools are Central Pneumatic, and hand tools are Pittsburgh. They
> do carry some Ingersoll Rand pneumatic tools.


The Harbor Freight brands are about equivalent in quality to the low end
brands from Sears (Craftsman) and Home Depot (Rigid), at about 1/2 the
price. I.e. their 12" sliding miter saw is about $120 with the 20% off
coupon, and a very similar low end 12" miter saw from Sears or Home
Depot is about $300. Of course the better quality DeWalt, Makita, and
Hitachi saws are much more expensive, but for occasional use at home you
don't really need the higher end tool.

I know that the Rigid "lifetime warranty" is not real, but I've never
bought an extended warranty on any Harbor Freight tools so I don't know
if they try to get out of honoring it.

One nice thing about Sears is that you can buy even the smallest
replacement part even for their lower end Craftsman tools. I.e. I broke
the bolt that holds the circular saw blade in on a miter saw and it's a
weird metric, left hand thread bolt, and I was able to get one in a few
days (actually I ordered only one, but they sent me a whole box of them
by mistake). Now the blade guard broke and they offer replacements of
those as well. With Harbor Freight, forget about ever getting a
replacement part, you have to either fabricate it yourself, find the
same tool in another brand that does sell parts, or throw the whole
thing away and start over.
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Old 14 Sep 2009, 09:33 am   #10 (permalink)
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SMS wrote:
> Ray O wrote:
>
>> The catch probably is that AFAIK, Harbor Freight has house brands that
>> nobody else sells. Electric power tools are branded Central Electric,
>> pneumatic tools are Central Pneumatic, and hand tools are Pittsburgh.
>> They do carry some Ingersoll Rand pneumatic tools.

>
> The Harbor Freight brands are about equivalent in quality to the low end
> brands from Sears (Craftsman) and Home Depot (Rigid), at about 1/2 the
> price. I.e. their 12" sliding miter saw is about $120 with the 20% off
> coupon, and a very similar low end 12" miter saw from Sears or Home
> Depot is about $300. Of course the better quality DeWalt, Makita, and
> Hitachi saws are much more expensive, but for occasional use at home you
> don't really need the higher end tool.
>
> I know that the Rigid "lifetime warranty" is not real, but I've never
> bought an extended warranty on any Harbor Freight tools so I don't know
> if they try to get out of honoring it.


My local store is great about warranty stuff. Walk in with a broken tool
and they hand you a new one. No questions or anything. Just a Sorry for
your trouble Sir, here is your new tool.

>
> One nice thing about Sears is that you can buy even the smallest
> replacement part even for their lower end Craftsman tools. I.e. I broke
> the bolt that holds the circular saw blade in on a miter saw and it's a
> weird metric, left hand thread bolt, and I was able to get one in a few
> days (actually I ordered only one, but they sent me a whole box of them
> by mistake). Now the blade guard broke and they offer replacements of
> those as well. With Harbor Freight, forget about ever getting a
> replacement part, you have to either fabricate it yourself, find the
> same tool in another brand that does sell parts, or throw the whole
> thing away and start over.


Not true. HF will usually take a replacement part off a display or order
you a new part if needed. They have also handed out new tools if they
cannot find a part. (at least the local store does this)

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