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Sears large toolbox's on sale - anyone with the 23 drawer 52" - link
Posted 10 December 2010 - 04:08 PM
WIll be 1k starting sun for Craftsman Club members, I believe usually a week after that they are in the normal add. Other boxes on sale also (It's cmas!).
Anyone have this large griplatch box that was a new product a few years ago? It goes on sale about one time per year for half price.
Although I have't been in the garage in a year I'd like to get all my crap into one pile!
My cmas choices to myself are this box, or the Best Buy Sony 46" LED TV and PS3 combe for 1,300. I'm an old computer guy, but have never played a computer game. I suppose I could sale the PS3.
Thoughts on Sears boxes? I have a few mid sized better quality ones and a few of those cheap 2 piece 100.00 ones that I use as cart usually.
The better quality one is 20 years old and seems to be doing fine with slide drawers.
I've been checking CL for Snap-on, Matco, Cornwell. I do have carts from those guys and like them.
Posted 10 December 2010 - 11:06 PM
Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:04 AM
Both of those boxes look like pretty good deals. Especially if the Craftsman box is going on sale. At the prices listed, I'd likely go for the excel box. But if the Craftsman box is going on sale in a week or so, I'd do that. Its 10" wider and wider is still better. Also has 2 more drawers.
The other thing you might do is keep your eye on govliquidation.com. They frequently have good boxes, you just have to go get them.
Posted 12 December 2010 - 10:48 AM
My "local" Costco is 50 miles. And the boxes that Sams club, Tractor Supply, and HF have don't excite me much.
That 23 drawer box for "Craftsman Club" members starting today for 7 days is 999.98 - a heck of a deal. I can't find anything used to touch that on CL or from one of the truck guys in used. Sure for all out price I may be able to beat that. But I would like decent quality.
Haven't decided yet. But started making room to atleast be able to unload it if I get it home. We've got crappy weather heading our way for several days.
FYI Usually the craftsman club thing just pre-runs standard sale fliers. So don't be surprised if it's inthe Sears flier and on the website in a week or so. Currently there is zero feedback on the Sears site.
Posted 14 December 2010 - 08:46 PM
Should be in on friday.
If you're looking for a box it's the best deal I've found for a large box of apparent decent quality. Atleast for a non-professional.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 12:04 PM
BTW I highly recommend avoiding their butcher block tops. A few guys over the years have bought those in shops I worked at and they were ugly in very little time. It only takes one idiot to set a half full power steering pump or valve cover on it and leave a stain.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 05:26 PM
Buy used Snap on for half off, use it, sell it for what you paid for it.
I could not afford that, and bought some cheap "Stack-On by Remline" I would never be able to sell it for anything close to what i paid for it (200). If i could have, i would have bought Snap-On.
Sears is usually good. Just know it is for you to use and keep, it has no marketable re-sale value after you are done with it.
I did get a used Waterloo top box from Craigslist. wish i had the bottom half to it.
wish i had money for this today http://desmoines.cra...2111579401.html
Edited by bheinen74, 15 December 2010 - 05:29 PM.
Posted 15 December 2010 - 08:33 PM
But I gotta tell you atleast around here on CL and the truck guys still want atleast a couple k for the same sized boxes that are well used.
I have Snapon, Matco, and Cornwell carts and some boxes. Over the past year I just haven't been able to find anything close to a deal. Or more appropriately close to the 1k I was willing to pay for another toolbox.
If a deal is 3k for a box that retails for 6k that didn't interest me.
I don't need a tajmahal. Just a good decent box. Not trying to impress anyone, just a good servicable box. I have a smaller Sears Professional set that's probably 20 years old that's still in excellent shape and definately well used.
Time will tell , as usual.
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