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Impulse Purchase of the Week
Lancelot & Squire

I've been a customer of Harbor Freight for a VERY long time, since even before they went online, back when they were strictly a catalog business. These days they have stores and very recently they had a "sidewalk sale" for March 5th and 6th only. Naturally not everything was on sale, this scary looking device, for example, was not on sale. I found it while looking for something else and it looked like a fast way to make wood dissappear.

After I got home I studied my receipt and realized I'd paid $33 for that thing and said to myself, "My GOD! That's going back". Well today I decided to look it up online and see what it is supposed to sell for. OK well not that much more either, $42 from the manufacturer's website, but still not a really bad price so I might hold onto it.

Some of the more magnificent sale bargains include aluminum framed outdoor duty 5watt solar panels at only $25, rolling tool bags with extending handles at only $13, packs of 6 bungee cords at only $2, 4 penlight head-lamps (lights for your head) $1, but don't despair, bargains this good occur every day but usually not so many all at once, which is probably a good thing for most people.


I attended the sale at the store on Lost Knife (road?) in Gaithersburg, MD, but there are others. The best way to find stores and bargains is to get on their mailing list. This link takes you to a page listing all their stores nationwide.
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From: arctafire Date: March 8th, 2005 01:07 am (UTC) (Link)
OMG! You got a Lancelot! I'm green! It's the very best tool for trimming strawblaes during the building process!
fixx From: fixx Date: March 8th, 2005 07:20 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad to hear that at least one intelligent person is aware of this and doesn't think it's just a gimmick. OK now what is a "strawblaes"? My friend jewelsadk says that's a misspelling of something, but even then she still isn't sure what it is in any case, so now there are two of us who are interested.
dcseain From: dcseain Date: March 8th, 2005 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)


Whew! I thought i was the only clueless one on that word.
fixx From: fixx Date: March 8th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: strawblaes

Riiigggghhhhhtt! You, the walking encyclopedia. I think not! Rest assurred that if you are ever clueless about any word, you are by no means the *only* one. :-)
From: arctafire Date: March 9th, 2005 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: strawblaes

Strawbales. It was very early in the AM...
dcseain From: dcseain Date: March 9th, 2005 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: strawblaes

Aha! Thank you for the clarification. That sholuda been obvious. I've spent too many years away from the stables and farm obviously.
fixx From: fixx Date: March 9th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: strawblaes

You make everything sound so interesting. Maybe when I see you tomorrow you can explain why someone would need a tool like this trim a strawbale.
fixx From: fixx Date: March 9th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: strawblaes

Strawbales? In the "building" process?

Building... strawbales?

Those words don't appear to go together, so I will assume I don't actually know what a strawbale is, either that or that I cannot imagine what you'd be building with strawbales.
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