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Charcoal Sale

Post by PressureRanger » June 29th, 2012, 3:57 pm

I know it's the small bags, but....

Still a great deal:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... d_charcoal


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by Gizmo » June 29th, 2012, 4:02 pm

25 cents a pound is a good deal on the blue bag...! :kewl:


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by The Czar » June 29th, 2012, 4:48 pm

.25 is a super deal!!!!



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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by PressureRanger » June 29th, 2012, 6:17 pm

I just got back from home depot. I bought 4 of the twin packs. 111.2 lbs of charcoal for $29.17 with sales tax. I LIKE IT!!


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by smokendink71 » June 29th, 2012, 7:23 pm

I think I need more charcoal I'm down to about 800 lbs, hmmmmm :p


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by PressureRanger » June 29th, 2012, 7:35 pm

I was tempted to tell the guy to get the forklift and load me a pallet onto my pickup...but I think I woulda ticked off the wife, especially after she saw how much money I have into the new smoker.


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by SoloQue » June 29th, 2012, 8:47 pm

I got 40 bags already but at that price I think I will push the jeep outside and just fill up the garage! :kewl:


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Post by smokendink71 » June 29th, 2012, 9:00 pm

you can always use more charcoal it's a hot commodity lol =))


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by PvilleComp » June 29th, 2012, 9:07 pm

Talk about a Smokin' deal! =))



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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by alleyrat58 » July 2nd, 2012, 10:02 am

Home Depot wouldn't load the pallet into my truck the last time I was there. They use CHEP pallets that have to be returned. So I told 'em, better get about 5 of them kids out here and start loading it then. Unless you don't really want that $300 sale.


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by SoloQue » July 2nd, 2012, 12:00 pm

Home Depot wised up on the charcoal. They are only putting out like quarter pallets. I asked if that was it and the response was "for now" they would restock as some was made available. Made available = boss telling them to bring out 20 more bundles. I had to settle for 5 packs, I figure he was waiting for me to drive off the lot. I'm gonna get him tonight. I told the wife we are swinging by before and after dinner. She's happy, my obsession with charcoal scored her an evening meal out.


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Post by smokendink71 » July 2nd, 2012, 2:36 pm

got me a little lol this was load #2
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going to get some more lol
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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by The Czar » July 2nd, 2012, 6:04 pm

PressureRanger wrote:I was tempted to tell the guy to get the forklift and load me a pallet onto my pickup...but I think I woulda ticked off the wife, especially after she saw how much money I have into the new smoker.
You are supposed to "misplace" any and all receipts...... :wtf:


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by Frank_Cox » July 10th, 2012, 5:22 pm

What I don't get is why would they limit you to a certain amount? after all, aren't they trying to sell it??? :huh:



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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by Gizmo » July 10th, 2012, 5:24 pm

loss leaders are supposed to make as many different happy customers as possible to stimulate word of mouth and impulse buys ... :D


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by Frank_Cox » July 10th, 2012, 5:26 pm

Oh, well I see the point in that. Were any of you impulsed to buy an impulse item? If yes, What item???



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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by The Czar » July 10th, 2012, 8:34 pm

Yeah but as long as they are selling the product....does it matter where the money came from?


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by Smokeone » July 12th, 2012, 7:39 pm

Not me, but I know a guy who impulse bought a Traeger to cut up! :P


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Post by The Czar » July 12th, 2012, 9:05 pm

(Hot Pants) Smokeone wrote:Not me, but I know a guy who impulse bought a Traeger to cut up! :P
You mean a guy who impulse buys anything!!! =))


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by SoloQue » July 13th, 2012, 8:18 am

Loss leaders are very effective for shoppers who do not preplan their shopping list. Some guy walks in looking for Item xyz and sees the charcoal. Grabs a bag and before he leavse he might have 2 bottles of lighter fluid or even a cheapo grill since at that price of charcoal he can finally afford to puull off the big back yard shindig. I hear these theories all the time from my wife, door busters they are also called, to generate enough hype that it triggers impulse buys or leads to up sales of accessories.


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Re: Charcoal Sale

Post by alleyrat58 » July 18th, 2012, 12:34 pm

Anymore, and especially in the big box stores, the prices are set by the manufacturer and the store gets a particular cut and/or "trade spending" (manufacturer gives store $$$ to put their item on an end-cap, eye-level, etc) so their profits are relatively fixed regardless of the shelf price of an item. So while loss-leaders are designed to get people into the store, the store's profits from the item are probably not any higher or lower than if they sold it at full price. They really have no fiscal reason to not sell you the product.


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