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Scratch and dent - Home Depot

by HomeBrew about October 12 - report

This applies to Perlite and Vermiculite only and may apply to other items as well.

So I was at Home Depot and was looking for perlite and Vermiculite. They had 3 of the 2 cubic foot bags of Perlite for around $18 each and 2 of the bags were torn open, so I grabbed the only closed bag. At the register I asked if they discount the open bags and was told they sell them for 50% off. One was missing maybe a gallon and the other was missing maybe a cup, so I had her ring me up for both open bags for the price of one and now have over 3.75 cubic feet for the price of 2. 

The moral of the story - Don't be afraid to ask for a deal on the open stock. Especially on a product that does not expire.

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  • 425

    DragonBudz 425 points - October 13

    Daddy taught me "there's always room to bargain"
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    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      I normally never ask, but my wife does all the time so I figured it couldn't hurt and it totally paid off.

  • 295

    Texasbob 295 points - October 13

    Nice!
    • Score: 0
  • 8.507

    SanBoisLee 8.507 points - October 13

    Lol, yeah I've been shopping for spring ever since August. Picked up a gallon of Alaska fish for $9 yesterday at wally world. I used to do the broken bag thing all the time but it seems everyone else is into it now...beating me to it, lol.

    • Score: 0
    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      Bummer. That's a good deal on the fert. I may have to check them out for their clearance nutes. Not that I want a fish smell in my indoor growing room, but they may have some liquid seaweed I could grab at a bargain.

  • 1.983

    thisisme 1.983 points - October 13

    They sometimes sell full pallets of garden soil and amendments  cheap.  I bought broken bags of birdseed that way..

    • Score: 0
    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      Nice!

  • 739

    Bigruss13 739 points - October 13

    Great deal! HD is my go to for dam near everything. I even ordered my 6" netpots on HD.com. They are viagrow, and got all 12 in a pack for $25. Amazon/WM=$4-5/each.
    • Score: 0
    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      739 points -
      October 13

      Clarification 6" bucket top net pot.

    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      Wait, the net pot built into the lid? That's a great deal!

    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      739 points -
      October 13

      Yep!

  • 6.044

    stick 6.044 points - October 13

    Oh yea been doing it my whole life..Dings in refrigerators,washers, building materials etc. Been buying referbs with full warranties for years as well.. I just got 6 vented plastic 5 gal pots to grow with for free from HTC Supply cause they want my opinion on how well they work as opposed to cloth pots and air pots...Never hurts to ask..No never hurt anyone...

    • Score: 0
    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      That's pretty cool.

  • 17.860

    harley24 17.860 points - October 13

    I buy my perlite from Home Depot as well, and in the same large size bags. My price is the same as you posted. I will have to check out the bags to see if any of them are torn the next time i need to purchase some perlite. Thanks for the tip HB. Peace

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    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 13

      Well, you have to tear it open to see if it's the stuff you want right? hehehe ;)

    • Bigruss13
      Bigruss13
      739 points -
      October 13

      And the truth comes out...lol

    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 14

      Naw, I didn't, but the thought is always in the back of my mind.

  • 2.080

    Allenpro 2.080 points - October 14

    Lowes will do the same thing, they will give you 5% at the register if you point out any kind of imperfection in an item ot the packaging. I saw a old woman return a shovel that was literally worn out but the handle was broken so they gave her a new one. I think she only used it to bury husbands on Sundays and I was afraid to ask how the handle broken

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    • HomeBrew
      HomeBrew
      16.663 points -
      October 14

      My guess was she had to bury too many cats.

    • Allenpro
      Allenpro
      2.080 points -
      October 14

      Her hands looked a little rough.

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