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Black Friday Savings! Where to go for those DIY Deals!
Episode 143722nd November 2022 • Around the House® Home Improvement • Eric Goranson
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Now that we are on Black Friday savings week there is a lot of sales out there. This is the time of year that tools and appliances are on sale or a special buy and can save you some serious money. We dive into some of the larger stores and what I am seeing for great deals and savings.

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[00:00:45] Eric Goranson: First I got a kind of an interesting personal story going on, and I feel so bad for my great neighbors that live next door. Now, I've talked a little bit about it in the past and, uh, great people, but here's what's going on at them. They have a flag lot behind my house, so they've got, you know, a [00:01:00] football field between their water meter and their house.

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[00:01:23] Eric Goranson: And it was funny cuz we had a plumbing company in here that was gonna do a directional bore and uh, they were going to bore down the middle of the driveway underneath, you know, and just basically create this little tiny tunnel to pull a pipe through. Well, My concern in this whole deal was, uh, you know, it's on their property, so I don't care for that, that's their deal.

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[00:02:06] Eric Goranson: And sure enough, as we were standing out there, they were about 10 feet in here about a month, month and a half ago. They were in there and the, the drill machine was boring. It was going, they were about 10 or 12 feet in that thing, hit a rock and bound up so hard. It launched the fittings out the side of the hydraulic motor.

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[00:02:53] Eric Goranson: You know what, uh, you would do for a drill on a well, almost, because that thing, they've gotta go in there and do it right with a big semi [00:03:00] truck. And you wonder, why can't you just sit there and get a backhoe, do a, you know, a driveway cut down the middle of it? It's because we got all these big trees and they do not want to disturb the roots of these big, you know, 200, 300, 400 year old, 200 foot tall fur trees.

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[00:03:36] Eric Goranson: And so that's gonna be the issue. Happily, we're not in North Dakota or up in the Midwest where uh, you know, we get hard freezes, so they only have to go down about 18 or 24 inches. So it's not a huge dig. But still it's kind of an issue. Well, today I wanted to talk about, uh, stay tuned for that. I'll keep you updated as things go on.

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[00:04:11] Eric Goranson: And there's a lot of 'em. So I thought I'd start out today, just kind of go through the ads and seeing what I'm seeing that seem like good deals for people out there. So let's start out with Home Depot. They've got their Black Friday savings coming on. And of course, like a lot of companies know they're doing like the whole month.

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[00:04:47] Eric Goranson: You should be looking out for now. Another thing that we're gonna talk about here too is that, uh, sometimes the Home Depot and the lows aren't the best place to buy power tools. So we'll talk a little bit about that. [00:05:00] Cause I have another place that I want you to take a peek at before you go hit that, uh, that buy that you might be doing for, uh, increasing your tool capacity.

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[00:05:34] Eric Goranson: And then, uh, they have their, uh, 10 inch little chain saw. Or their exclusive 18 volt blower, 2:00 AM power kit, 88 bucks. So not a bad deal there. And there's a lot of different things. You know, you've got your M 18 Milwaukee or your. Atomic, uh, DeWalt packages for, you know, 150 bucks in round. They've got a Maita set.

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[00:06:12] Eric Goranson: I bought one of those, geez, when was it? I bought that thing. Man, it hadn't have been five or six years ago. And the problem was, is the bags didn't fit in it cuz it was one off size and so it wasn't really that valuable. So be careful of that. But this one at least is there, uh, for 69, 88, at least in my market, they've got a 16 gallon, uh, the nxt we drive back.

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[00:06:57] Eric Goranson: and uh, what I have in my house, I've got LG and it's [00:07:00] been doing really well and I'm about, uh, 18 months coming up into two years on this thing, and it has been working really well, so I sure can't complain about that. So if we go down through the list here, there's a lot of other trash things, job site, speakers, you know, little stuff here.

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[00:07:37] Eric Goranson: So not a bad deal there. Other than that, you kind of go through, they got some decent stuff, but nothing crazy. Out there on those special buys. And so that's kind of where they're at. A lot of holiday stuff, you know, Christmas trees, that kind of stuff. Now if you get in here, um, on the exclusive Home depot.com, they've got a thing here where you can buy a special buy for 5 99.

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[00:08:18] Eric Goranson: Of course, they've got a bunch of the different packout stuff. The, uh, Brad Nailer and the, uh, brushless finish nailer in there for a good deal. And DeWalt has similar stuff. . So you go down through, they've got all these different online tool savings there, and of course you can get a bunch of other stuff in there that you wouldn't think of getting from Home Depot, from luggage to seeds to, to a bunch of other stuff.

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[00:09:03] Eric Goranson: Appliances, they've got a lot of different stuff. Um, I'll be honest, some of their sales on the dishwashers are not amazing and some of these I wouldn't actually buy like a $349 GE dishwasher. Sorry, ge. That's just a little low for me to expect something out of it. Now if you get up into this, uh, Whirlpool for 5 98, that was 8 29, now you're probably talking something a little more durability and a little bit better cleaning function on it.

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[00:09:48] Eric Goranson: I mean, you can get in here, a 25.6 cubic foot stainless deal, side by side, Frigidaire refrigerator, ice water in the door for 1198. Not a bad deal for that. Uh, [00:10:00] that's, you know, 300 bucks off. That could save you some money, especially if you're trying to save some money around the house there and, uh, put some stuff.

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[00:10:25] Eric Goranson: So let's get into Lowe's for a minute. They've got their Black Friday sale thing going. Similar stuff with tools, uh, nothing, um, crazy craftsman stuff, which is kind of exclusive there to, uh, Lowe's versus Home Depot. You've got, uh, some great buys there. And keep in mind guys, that Craftsman brand of drills is no different on the inside than that DeWalt set.

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[00:11:15] Eric Goranson: So, uh, the DeWalt has a little bit more compact, uh, on the brush list there, but, uh, that's the only big difference is brush lists between those two. You can get a killer deal on that stuff. So that is, uh, your basic base. The craftsman is your base model, DeWalt on the inside in almost every single case. So lots of ladder sales.

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[00:11:57] Eric Goranson: There's a lot of good stuff in there that's kind of [00:12:00] that, uh, their competitor to rigid. And then, uh, DeWalt is really heavy in the Lowe's ad, so there's a lot. A lot of different stuff there. They've got, um, a lot of different tools and packages there to take a look at. Now, one thing that I see that, uh, they've got smart home deals over there at Lowe's that you don't see over at, uh, home Depot.

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[00:12:41] Eric Goranson: You can probably get a better deal getting ahold of your local utility and going that route, because here's why. If you take a peak at that, like my house, I can get one for 25 bucks or some people are sending 'em out free. So that's something to really consider [00:13:00] that could say, send you a. Money on that.

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[00:13:25] Eric Goranson: So if you're out there looking for smart lighting, it's a good way. 20% off this stuff doesn't get marked. Done a lot. So you'll find that like Ace, Amazon, apple, best Buy, lows, home Depot, true Value hardware, those kind of places. So that, uh, smart lighting. Lets you control your house, lights through the dimmer switch, plug-in, lamp switches, pico remotes, anywhere else, you know, with a smartphone.

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[00:14:05] Eric Goranson: So that's all the little pieces you need to get going. And so that's a great deal there. Uh, you know, toilets, they've got their base model toilets knocked out. Nothing spectacular there. And again, appliances, big deals on appliances and, uh, flooring. They got a smart core matrix flooring, 20% off. So again, another one of those things.

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[00:14:47] Eric Goranson: So one of my best places I run over to is take a look at Acme Tools. Yeah. Acme. Just kinda like, uh, well, what you'd see in Bugs Bunny. Road runner kind of stuff, but they've got [00:15:00] a ton of stuff over there on their Black Friday stuff, so take a look at it. They've got, uh, lots of free tool, battery stuff, starter kits, that kind of stuff, and you can get some killer deals over there.

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[00:15:29] Eric Goranson: I have no relationship with 'em, but it's a good deal over there to find the stuff you need. And to be honest, I think it's more trade oriented over there. They've got a lot better stuff cuz you've got all in one spot. You've got DeWalt. You got Milwaukee, Nikita, jet, Honda Ego, lot of the different brands there.

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[00:16:10] Eric Goranson: Now, when it comes over to, uh, getting into some of this other stuff here where you're talking about home electronics, I don't have the best buyout in front of me and I don't trust sometimes those, but if you look at it, man, some of their featured deals they have on TVs, they are given some TVs away, 75 inch Samsung UHD uhd.

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[00:16:55] Eric Goranson: And they've got some other Weber stuff as well. So take a look over there for that. Lots of electronics, [00:17:00] vacuums, that kind of stuff. Appliances, again, are gonna be a really big push over there for Black Friday. So take a peak. Those, that's where all those little, you know, the little battles, go for that on Black Friday Sales.

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[00:17:31] Eric Goranson: Same kind of stuff. Not my place for power tools, but if you're looking for, uh, the home electronics and some of that stuff over there, they've got some great stuff as well. One thing I was taking a look at, I wish I had, wish I had space for, they had a really. For 139 bucks. They had a really cool foosball table that I was like, man, that could fit in my garage if I had a square inch of room.

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[00:18:11] Eric Goranson: I tried out some new Christmas light hanging tools. So, uh, take a peek on Saturday as well as we have, uh, food sisu General, we're gonna be talking heat pumps. With those mini split air conditioners and heaters. So if you're thinking about putting something in your house or your garage or something like that, we're gonna dive into that as well.

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[00:18:48] Eric Goranson: So we've got a lot of stuff coming up. All right, everybody have a great rest of the week. Happy Thanksgiving from us here to round the house. And again, thanks for tuning in. Thanks for listening to Around the House,[00:19:00]