Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
Kind of hard to do when you don’t know they’re fudging .  And of course, no one 
here has ever done something so heinous, I’m sure.

Dan

 On Aug 23, 2015, at 7:38 AM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 wrote:
 
 
 
 On August 23, 2015 at 7:12 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:
 
 
 They cheat on the rules, too.
 
 For example, when I got my DAS stuff the customs paperwork listed it as
 “engineering samples”.  That’s an old trick to avoid paying duties.
 
 
 Cheating on duties is a favor to the recipient who should have paid them upon
 entry. 
 
 Mitch.
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-23 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
They cheat on the rules, too.

For example, when I got my DAS stuff the customs paperwork listed it as 
“engineering samples”.  That’s an old trick to avoid paying duties.

Dan


 On Aug 22, 2015, at 10:33 PM, Mitch Haley via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 
 
 On August 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM Rich Thomas via Mercedes
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff 
 but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other 
 store sells just factory direct with minimal markup.
 
 The Chinese postal service subsidizes export packages like crazy. 
 It's cheaper to mail some minor electronic trinket (like an OBD II bluetooth
 dongle)
 from Shanghai to my house than it is to mail a letter from next door to my
 house. 
 Meanwhile, USPS wants $2.70 for a sub ounce domestic package because it's more
 than 1/8 thick. 
 
 Mitch. 
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-23 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes


 On August 23, 2015 at 7:12 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 wrote:
 
 
 They cheat on the rules, too.
 
 For example, when I got my DAS stuff the customs paperwork listed it as
 “engineering samples”.  That’s an old trick to avoid paying duties.
 

Cheating on duties is a favor to the recipient who should have paid them upon
entry. 

Mitch.

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-22 Thread Jim Cathey via Mercedes
I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on 
stuff


I'm wondering if there's some quiet thing where the foreign
trade imbalance is offset by this.  Not 'free' so much, as already
paid for by our whopping trade imbalance?

Me?  A cynic?  :-)

-- Jim


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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-22 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes



The Chinese postal service subsidizes export packages like crazy.
It's cheaper to mail some minor electronic trinket (like an OBD II bluetooth
dongle)
from Shanghai to my house than it is to mail a letter from next door to my
house.
Meanwhile, USPS wants $2.70 for a sub ounce domestic package because it's more
than 1/8 thick.

Mitch.


Meanwhile OOPS and FudUx won't touch anything for under $12.

Sending 20 lbs of hamburger overnight with dry ice costs over $200, 
plus the cost of the hamburger, dry ice and the substantial cost of a 
foam box inside a cardboard box.


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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-22 Thread Mitch Haley via Mercedes


 On August 21, 2015 at 10:10 AM Rich Thomas via Mercedes
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
  
 I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff 
 but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other 
 store sells just factory direct with minimal markup.

The Chinese postal service subsidizes export packages like crazy. 
It's cheaper to mail some minor electronic trinket (like an OBD II bluetooth
dongle)
from Shanghai to my house than it is to mail a letter from next door to my
house. 
Meanwhile, USPS wants $2.70 for a sub ounce domestic package because it's more
than 1/8 thick. 

Mitch. 

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-21 Thread Rich Thomas via Mercedes
The HF stuff is reasonable for the price, I have an air hose and various 
fittings, they work.  I have the $20 recip saw, that thing just won't 
die.  I expected it to last $20 worth, but so far it has done very well 
with some abusive use.


Take a look at banggood.com for some really cheap stuff, order it from 
China and it shows up some time later in the mail or UPS or whatever.  
I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff 
but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other 
store sells just factory direct with minimal markup.  Some tools, but 
lots of other random stuff.  dealextreme same thing.


--R



On 8/20/15 10:59 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:

In case anyone is interested:

http://www.harborfreight.com/

LARGEST SALE EVER
SHOP ONLINE  IN-STORE!
3 DAYS ONLY! * FRI, SAT, SUN * AUG 21, 22  23

LIQUIDATION SALE
HUNDREDS OF FACTORY DISCONTINUED, CLEARANCE ITEMS
FRIDAY   50%
SATURDAY 60%
SUNDAY   87%


I'm going to look for a 50' air hose to make into a tire inflator.
I've never been to one of these things (well, maybe once), so it
should be interesting ...

I've ordered the fittings, air chuck, and tire pressure gauge from Amazon
(Milton Industries brand) because I want those to be first quality.


Craig

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-21 Thread Dan Penoff via Mercedes
I love being 5 minutes from a Harbor Freight store.  Whenever I need that weird 
sized Torx bit or some other off the wall tool, I print out a 20% off coupon I 
keep on my computer and pop over to pick up what I need.

Both my RA and polisher came from HF, and don't think I spent $50 for the pair. 
I use them regularly and I see nothing that would indicate they won't be around 
for a while. I'll also buy their cheap pads, too, as I can justify throwing 
them away when I'm done with them.

I haven't bought any wrenches from them, but the ones I've seen there that are 
chrome plated look pretty nice and fairly well made.

Right now I'm struggling with whether or not to have my 3 ton Craftsman floor 
jack rebuilt or replace it with a HF model. The HF one would be smaller and 
lighter, but I'm really attached to my Craftsman behemoth.

Dan

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 On Aug 21, 2015, at 11:03 AM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes 
 mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:
 
 I'm on my second Harbor Freight compressor. The first one took a ton of abuse 
 before I forgot to put oil in it. I upgraded from a 2 gal to a 21gal and the 
 big compressor is fantastic. I need to get one of the retractable air hoses 
 for it so I can build a doghouse to keep it in to cut down on noise.
 -Curt
 
  From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
 Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:10 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale
 
 The HF stuff is reasonable for the price, I have an air hose and various 
 fittings, they work.  I have the $20 recip saw, that thing just won't 
 die.  I expected it to last $20 worth, but so far it has done very well 
 with some abusive use.
 
 Take a look at banggood.com for some really cheap stuff, order it from 
 China and it shows up some time later in the mail or UPS or whatever.  
 I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff 
 but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other 
 store sells just factory direct with minimal markup.  Some tools, but 
 lots of other random stuff.  dealextreme same thing.
 
 --R
 
 
 
 On 8/20/15 10:59 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:
 In case anyone is interested:
 
 http://www.harborfreight.com/
 
 LARGEST SALE EVER
 SHOP ONLINE  IN-STORE!
 3 DAYS ONLY! * FRI, SAT, SUN * AUG 21, 22  23
 
 LIQUIDATION SALE
 HUNDREDS OF FACTORY DISCONTINUED, CLEARANCE ITEMS
 FRIDAY  50%
 SATURDAY 60%
 SUNDAY  87%
 
 
 I'm going to look for a 50' air hose to make into a tire inflator.
 I've never been to one of these things (well, maybe once), so it
 should be interesting ...
 
 I've ordered the fittings, air chuck, and tire pressure gauge from Amazon
 (Milton Industries brand) because I want those to be first quality.
 
 
 Craig
 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-21 Thread Curt Raymond via Mercedes
I'm on my second Harbor Freight compressor. The first one took a ton of abuse 
before I forgot to put oil in it. I upgraded from a 2 gal to a 21gal and the 
big compressor is fantastic. I need to get one of the retractable air hoses for 
it so I can build a doghouse to keep it in to cut down on noise.
-Curt

  From: Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com
 To: mercedes@okiebenz.com 
Cc: Rich Thomas richthomas79td...@constructivity.net 
 Sent: Friday, August 21, 2015 10:10 AM
 Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale
   
The HF stuff is reasonable for the price, I have an air hose and various 
fittings, they work.  I have the $20 recip saw, that thing just won't 
die.  I expected it to last $20 worth, but so far it has done very well 
with some abusive use.

Take a look at banggood.com for some really cheap stuff, order it from 
China and it shows up some time later in the mail or UPS or whatever.  
I'm not sure how they can make any money with the free shipping on stuff 
but it is all reasonable quality, probably the same stuff every other 
store sells just factory direct with minimal markup.  Some tools, but 
lots of other random stuff.  dealextreme same thing.

--R



On 8/20/15 10:59 PM, Craig via Mercedes wrote:
 In case anyone is interested:

 http://www.harborfreight.com/

 LARGEST SALE EVER
 SHOP ONLINE  IN-STORE!
 3 DAYS ONLY! * FRI, SAT, SUN * AUG 21, 22  23

 LIQUIDATION SALE
 HUNDREDS OF FACTORY DISCONTINUED, CLEARANCE ITEMS
 FRIDAY  50%
 SATURDAY 60%
 SUNDAY  87%


 I'm going to look for a 50' air hose to make into a tire inflator.
 I've never been to one of these things (well, maybe once), so it
 should be interesting ...

 I've ordered the fittings, air chuck, and tire pressure gauge from Amazon
 (Milton Industries brand) because I want those to be first quality.


 Craig

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-21 Thread Mountain Man via Mercedes
Rick wrote:
 Rick
 Who just came to the realization I am one cheap bast*rd.

I'm gonna bet I can beat you at that.
mao

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-20 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎Craig inquires:

I noticed all the coupons are in color. My printer, however, is black and
white. Will HF honor coupons printed in greyscale?

Yes! 
As long as the number (or barcode) is legible. ‎I generally have the coupon on 
the screen of my phone and they scan that, or key in the code on the register. 

Rick 
Who just came to the realization I am one cheap bast*rd. 

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-20 Thread Curly McLain via Mercedes



Rick
Who just came to the realization I am one cheap bast*rd.


I have a set of snappy wrenches.  They are bright and shiny, and it 
seems everyone would love to lift them.   Therefore, I guard them, 
and keep them hidden, and hardly ever use them.


years ago I bought crapsman wrenches and craftsman sockets.  They 
were all stolen.  Only the sockets (made by williams) were any good.


I have purchased geodre tools that are virtually identical to 
german, but cheap, and lots of imported tools from taiwan and now 
china.


The ones I use are pretty much all cheap ones.  The HF tools work 
just fine, and they are good value.


Funny thing is:  nobody steals the cheap ones.

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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-20 Thread Rick Knoble via Mercedes
‎HF Taiwanese ratchets, sockets, and such are very high quality. The Chinese 
stuff, not so much. 
‎
Use coupons and codes!

http://www.hfqpdb.com/coupons/73_ITEM_3_8__x_50_FT._HEAVY_DUTY_PREMIUM_RUBBER_AIR_HOSE_1434506584.6654.jpg

http://www.dealsoff.com/harbor-freight-coupons/

http://www.hfqpdb.com/


Rick 
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Re: [MBZ] OT: Harbor Freight Tools Huge Parking Lot Sale

2015-08-20 Thread Craig via Mercedes
On Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:36:30 -0500 Rick Knoble via Mercedes
mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote:

 ‎HF Taiwanese ratchets, sockets, and such are very high quality. The
 Chinese stuff, not so much. ‎
 Use coupons and codes!
 
 http://www.hfqpdb.com/coupons/73_ITEM_3_8__x_50_FT._HEAVY_DUTY_PREMIUM_RUBBER_AIR_HOSE_1434506584.6654.jpg

That is the hose I am planning on getting. The Parking Lot Sale has it
listed for the same price as the coupon.

I noticed all the coupons are in color. My printer, however, is black and
white. Will HF honor coupons printed in greyscale?


Craig


 http://www.dealsoff.com/harbor-freight-coupons/
 
 http://www.hfqpdb.com/
 
 
 Rick 
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