When hunting for tools for weekend projects small and large the easiest option is to head to Amazon, but it’s not always the smartest option.
Amazon, for all its might, has yet to conquer some markets of consumerism. In tools and home improvement gear, Home Depot and Lowe’s still reign supreme in price, reliability, customer service, availability and shipping.
Take this Milwaukee Tool workbench setup, which is $699 at Home Depot and over $1,000 on Amazon. Or this Husky tool cabinet, which is $249 at Home Depot and over $450 on Amazon. How about a Makita hammer drill driver combo kit? It’s $235 at Home Depot, $100 more on Amazon. Feel free to compare yourself, you’ll find similar patterns across the board.
You’ll notice the gap between traditional mass hardware store prices and Amazon prices widens even further the larger the product is — tool cabinets, lawnmowers and so on. Also, both offer in-store pick up for online orders, meaning you save even more cash to avoid fat shipping charges on those big-ticket items (and the potential for mailman clumsiness).
Today, during Home Depot’s Overstock Sale, price disparity with Amazon is widened further, with more than 190 power tools knocked up to 40 percent off. Not a bad time to capitalize.
Work Bench & Tool Cabinet by Milwaukee Tool
Tool Kit by Ryobi
28 Volt Circle Saw by Milwaukee Tool
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