Interesting price information at Home Depot

lucillleJanuary 31, 2014

I decided on that 47 inch tall wire fencing to keep that dogs out of the garden and to serve as support for vegetables. I may put a support and add an extra piece where the pole beans will go for height.
The 330 foot roll was $149 online(and 194 lbs, I'm sure that unrolling and cutting it will be interesting; will most likely do the cutting on my driveway and transfer the pieces to the garden).
Anyway, I noticed when checking for another item that the next store over has the exact same roll of fence for $189 online. In both places the fence is regular price not on sale.
I am thinking that for pricier items I might actually do a quick comparison between the two stores just in case the next store over has it for less.

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woohooman

lucille: It's always wise to price compare, but one needs to also check the quality of said comparison. Like in your case, you may want to check the gauge of steel being used, galvanized or not, spacing, height, total shipping charges, etc.

Kevin

    Bookmark   January 31, 2014 at 8:34PM
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lucillle

Kevin, same product, same company, exact same roll of fence. The only difference was store location.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 6:26AM
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woohooman

Ahh.. good deal.

That's funny. I've done that before with Auto car parts(and other things) from the dealers. One Chevy dealer 10 miles away from another sold me an oil pan for like half the price as the other.

Kevin

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 3:10PM
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little_minnie(zone 4a)

I work in pricing at a grocery store chain. Our stores have different pricing groups depending on where they are. So the milk in my town is something like 50-75c more expensive than the store I work in 13 miles away, for instance. I hadn't thought home warehouse stores were like that but it is not surprising. So the more metro stores are actually cheaper but pay higher wages than the more rural stores which are higher priced with cheaper wages. Go figure.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 8:36PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Some times they do it to drive the competition crazy. This happen more with gas stations, grocery stores, between Lowe and HD. They watch each other's specils and regular pricing.

Sometimes they maks a mistakes in pricing too. Few days ago I went to HD to buy a new battery for my Ryobi drill. On the shelf it said $29.95 but at the cashier it rang $9.95. Good mistake. hahaha

    Bookmark   February 1, 2014 at 10:05PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Some items at some places could just be an old lot number. They jack up the price on a new lot number but rather than go to the trouble of repricing they just let the old one sell at the old price.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 2:42PM
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squirrellypete(z7b AL)

I have two Lowes that I visit about 15 miles apart. During the winter I frequently drive to the further one because in the they have the good sense to mark down their bags of composted manure half price when sales are slow and the other Lowes does not. Even with gas prices being high, when I bring the pickup truck and buy in bulk this can make a BIG difference. I might save $30 minimum on just by driving a few extra miles. I use alot of it during the year so I'll often stockpile it in winter when it's cheap and then start using it when the weather begins to warm.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2014 at 9:04PM
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kalindi615

I have found this at HD before. I noticed it when shopping for bricks to add to my garden. I had it set in my computer that my local store was the one 12 miles from my house south, but ended up at the one 12 or so miles north. They were $.20 more expensive per brick. That is some mark up when they were only supposed to be $.47 to begin with.

I found someone and asked, showed them my smartphone with the other HD price showing.... I was willing to drive back in the other direction or get them another day for that price difference. They simply matched the price. They say they will match their competitors price why wouldn't they match their own!?!

It is rather annoying though that you can't trust the price in front of you though. It is hard enough wondering if you are getting the best price from chain to chain, but from store to store is just a PITA!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 12:50PM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

The thing is that for small quantities and small dollar amounts it is does not make sense to me to run around and shop around for the best price. But for major shopping it pays to shop around.
Say, I needs 10 bags of soil or mulch and the price difference is under a Dollar, I will not be bothered with looking for the lowest price. With the gas prices often you end up saving pennies and wasting a lot of time.
JMO

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 2:57PM
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veggievicki(7b)

If you have a Tractor Supply nearby, they have good prices on fencing and good variety.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 10:11PM
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lucillle

The fencing is so heavy duty my wire cutters could not handle it when I went to start the project today. Actually heavy enough so I'm going to make tomato cages with some of it. Have ordered bolt cutters :)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 12:21PM
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