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MrWizard

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Posted: 02/28/21 02:19am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Im retired, 72 yrs old, does that make me a geezer,
I don't wait in lines for any store to open, if I can avoid it, not HF, not 99cents, Not Walmart,
The exception being the second week of Covid19 lock down when we were out of TP, and I waited an hour in a long line at the grocery, then when still not open, I said forget..was lucky we had a bunch of napkins,
I do get stuck waiting In check out lines sometimes
The last time I got up in the Wee Hours to be first inline was back in the 70s for a "Toys for Tots" Concert , with an All Star line up of Hit record performers, groups and singles, i didn't even do that to get tickets for Eric Burton and the Animals in the 60's or the Highwaymen Tour in the early 90's ? Yes I did attend those shows, but the only lines I was in, was the one going into the shows, tickets had seat numbers first in or last thru the door, didn't make any difference, tickets were pre-purchased,

Wait inline for a free flashlight ? Nope, nada
Maybe for a free laptop PC

* This post was edited 02/28/21 02:28am by MrWizard *


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Posted: 02/28/21 05:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RobWNY wrote:

GDS-3950BH wrote:

At least without the free coupons you will not have to wait in line at the door with 30 geezers before the store opens, who are there to get a free $0.15 flashlight that doesn't work lol.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA So True!!!!!


Never waited in line at a HF, guess they aren't that popular around here. BTW, I don't do lines, I just leave, I have better things to do than wait in a line, but I had no choice Thursday when I had to wait in my truck for 2 hours to get my covid vaccine.
Here's a good one.... just got a HF email with their specials for the next week... they are spotlighting electric and propane space heaters..... it's going to be 90 here today, I don't think I'll be needing a heater !


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Posted: 02/28/21 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mr Wizard, mentioned the lines for buying TP. I'm wondering if the people that bought shopping carts full of TP, if they have used it all up yet?

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Dusty R wrote:

Mr Wizard, mentioned the lines for buying TP. I'm wondering if the people that bought shopping carts full of TP, if they have used it all up yet?


Somewhere is a guy who looks at the 187 hoarded cans of kidney beans in his garage, and scratches his head wondering what to do with them.

Geezer= The folks who stood in line for an hour at Quartzite for a free $1.25 breakfast.

Those at Harbor Freight who line up 20 minutes before opening for the free bag of 20 zip ties.

The guy at the campground with a 48' DP adorned with 5 million candlepower of security lights, two bugzappers, 3 rat sized dogs that are left inside to bark all day when he's away, and a turbocharged leaf blower he uses every morning at 8 AM.

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I have never seen a line at HF, never! I buy in bulk when I need it (TP) and when the Pandemic rush hit I had just bought a bundle of TP and paper towels at Costco and never did run short of either. Several times I was in there later and would see people with 4 bundles heading for the gate....they won't run out for 5 years. Many restaurants her offer free meals to vets on Veterans day and the lines are around the building. Although I am a 80 year old Vet I have never been that hungry.

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I used to laugh at absurd Armageddon grade events in pulp ebooks. After noting the last 15-months I don't laugh any more. People really are that stupid.

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Improving quality, giving them brand names, now they cost almost as much as first line brand name tools except advertisements lie about performance.

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I miss the batteries and the multimeters that were free with any purchase. Also bought their adhesives for $.99 and their butt splices with heat shrink ends for $1.99 which I used a lot of. Sand paper, caulking, grinding and wire wheels also when on sale. I also liked their free tarps to cover wood when camping. I bought mostly their consumables rather than electrical or hand tools. However since they stopped the free batteries and coupons I have not found anything else I needed, but I guess I fall into the geezer category but I have never seen a line at HF.

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I fall into the buy one-time use tools and things like zip ties there. I bought a rubber mallet and square-nosed shovel for a project in there this weekend. Walked out less than $15.00 (after the 10% off text). I couldn't have come close to that at a box store and odds are pretty good I will never use either of them again, but they are likely to last through the project.

I've actually gotten great service out of the two electric tools I have from there. I bought a small disc/belt sander to use when making Pinewood Derby cars with the Cub Scouts. It has lasted 14 years and hundreds of derby cars. I bought an electric impact wrench that was on sale for about $30 for a project about 8 years ago and it still works great. I still use it every time I have to remove the wheels on the car.

If both died today, I've more than gotten my use and money's worth out of them. I probably wouldn't replace either one at this point, but they served their purpose.

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Since Craftsman crapped out, and I won't pay for Snapon, I have found the Pittsburg polished end wrenches are actually pretty decent quality. I do have to say that a former coworker got me hooked on Kobalt hand tools though.


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Sorta related...

Has anyone tried out these types of terminals off eBay?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/500-50PCS-Water........b49de4d%7Campid%3APL_CLK%7Cclp%3A2334524

Yes, an electric heat gun is mandatory.

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