Searching \ for '[OT] New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases' in subject line. ()
Make payments with PayPal - it's fast, free and secure! Help us get a faster server
FAQ page: www.piclist.com/techref/index.htm?key=cases
Search entire site for: 'New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases'.

Exact match. Not showing close matches.
PICList Thread
'[OT] New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases'
2017\11\30@121257 by Byron Jeff

flavicon
face
Bob,

I'm confused about a "new coupon policy" in terms of Harbor Freight. Has
something changed? In the long distant past it was possible to stack
coupons where on a single item you could use an item specific coupon and
then stack a 20% or 25% coupon on top of it. But that practice disappeared
long ago. There would be no problem applying a 20% coupon to the $39.99
price and pick the item up for a bit less than $32. Their system
automatically applies the 20% coupon to the highest priced eligible item.
It's also possible to use a 20/25% coupon on a sale item, which doesn't
require a coupon to purchase.

I suggest anyone going to Harbor Freight to take a pass through the Harbor
Freight coupon database website before heading out. Every current coupon in
the company is loaded there. Typically I'll apply an item specific coupon
if it's more than 20/25%, then 20/25% to a sale item, and finally I always
grab a free multimeter using their ever present free multimeter coupon.

BAJ

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 09:44:39PM +0000, Bob Blick wrote:
{Quote hidden}

-- Byron A. Jeff
Associate Professor: Department of Computer Science and Information Technology
College of Information and Mathematical Sciences
Clayton State University
http://faculty.clayton.edu/bjeff
-- http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist
.

2017\11\30@150928 by Denny Esterline

picon face
Not sure if it's the site Byron had in mind, but for Harbor Freight coupons
- http://www.hfqpdb.com/ I pull it up on my phone and use it in-store.

As to "policy" questions - do note the fine print on the coupons. There are
several specific categories and specific name brands that are excluded from
the %off type coupons.

On Thu, Nov 30, 2017 at 10:12 AM, Byron Jeff <byronjeffspamKILLspamclayton.edu> wrote:

{Quote hidden}

-- http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist
.

2017\11\30@212041 by Bob Blick

flavicon
face
Hi Byron,

I don't order from the website, all my experience is with in-store policies.. My office is 1 mile from a store, so I probably go there once every month or so. Up until a few months ago, if you used a 20%-off coupon, it applied to the price on the shelf tag. In other words, if the shelf tag was $10, you'd pay $8, unless it was an excluded brand or type(like air compressors or welders).

But now, it also depends on the color of the shelf tag. If the tag is red-ish, you only get 20% off the"fine-print price" printed on the tag.

The friendly (yes, this is a nice Harbor Freight store, must have a decent manager) clerks acknowledged the change in coupon policy.

I assume this is a system-wide policy change.

Regarding the free multimeters, I collect them and give them out once a year to groups of interested youths. What fun! :) But be aware of the 1 megohm input resistance when you use them.

Friendly regards,

Bob

________________________________________
From: piclist-bouncesspamspam_OUTmit.edu <@spam@piclist-bouncesKILLspamspammit.edu> on behalf of Byron Jeff
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 9:12 AM
To: Microcontroller discussion list - Public.
Subject: Re: [OT] New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases

Bob,

I'm confused about a "new coupon policy" in terms of Harbor Freight. Has
something changed? In the long distant past it was possible to stack
coupons where on a single item you could use an item specific coupon and
then stack a 20% or 25% coupon on top of it. But that practice disappeared
long ago. There would be no problem applying a 20% coupon to the $39.99
price and pick the item up for a bit less than $32. Their system
automatically applies the 20% coupon to the highest priced eligible item.
It's also possible to use a 20/25% coupon on a sale item, which doesn't
require a coupon to purchase.

I suggest anyone going to Harbor Freight to take a pass through the Harbor
Freight coupon database website before heading out. Every current coupon in
the company is loaded there. Typically I'll apply an item specific coupon
if it's more than 20/25%, then 20/25% to a sale item, and finally I always
grab a free multimeter using their ever present free multimeter coupon.

BAJ

-- http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist
.

2017\11\30@224625 by Lee piclist

flavicon
face
> Regarding the free multimeters, I collect them and give them
> out once a year to groups of interested youths. What fun! :)
> But be aware of the 1 megohm input resistance when you use them.

I have also given them away.  I always keep one handy though
for rough field work, wood shop, etc.  They're marginal quality.
But any DVM is better than no DVM.  If lost... well, no big deal.

One thing to keep in mind.  I have a Harbor Freight DVM; it
wasn't reading the same voltage as my Fluke -- about 10% off.
In my unit, I found the problem was the weakening 9V battery.
Raw battery output voltage appears to be the reference voltage.
A new 9V battery brought DVM back into reasonable accuracy.

                                               Lee Jones

-- http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist
.


'[OT] New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases'
2017\12\01@103140 by Van Horn, David
flavicon
face
The small cases are on sale for $9.99 limit 6.  I got four last night, plus another large with the 20% any one item coupon.


-- http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist
.

2017\12\01@173627 by RussellMc

face picon face

On 1 December 2017 at 16:46, Lee piclist <KILLspamlee-picKILLspamspamjccwerks.com> wrote:


> BOB SAID
>


> ​
> > Regarding the free multimeters, I collect them and give them
> > out once a year to groups of interested youths. What fun! :)
> > But be aware of the 1 megohm input resistance when you use them.
>
> ​LEE SAID
​


> One thing to keep in mind.  I have a Harbor Freight DVM; it
> wasn't reading the same voltage as my Fluke -- about 10% off.
> In my unit, I found the problem was the weakening 9V battery.
> Raw battery output voltage appears to be the reference voltage.
> A new 9V battery brought DVM back into reasonable accuracy.
>
> ​That may be worth quantifying.
Various cheap multimeters I have used have "OK" accuracy down to a certain
battery voltage and 'get bad' after that.
Such often have no low-battery indicator.
It may be worth testing the HF multimeters with a fixed input voltage and
varing the "battery voltage" with a psu to see ​if there is an OK/Bad limit
voltage or if they degrade lineraly with battery voltage.

I'd expect that even the most  incompetent of MM designers had learned
about zener diodes or clamp regulators. Maybe not.



 Russell
--
http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist

2017\12\01@182159 by Bob Blick

flavicon
face

They are based on the ICL7107 and have internal reference. But no low-bat indicator, so when the battery is low they just go off-spec. And with the supplied carbon-zinc 9V battery, the battery can still have plenty of no-load voltage but be low in use.

BB

________________________________________
From: RemoveMEpiclist-bouncesTakeThisOuTspammit.edu <spamBeGonepiclist-bouncesspamBeGonespammit.edu> on behalf of RussellMc
Sent: Friday, December 1, 2017 2:35 PM
To: Microcontroller discussion list - Public.
Subject: Re: [OT] New Harbor Freight Coupon Policy? was: Cases

On 1 December 2017 at 16:46, Lee piclist <TakeThisOuTlee-picEraseMEspamspam_OUTjccwerks.com> wrote:


> BOB SAID
>


> ​
> > Regarding the free multimeters, I collect them and give them
> > out once a year to groups of interested youths. What fun! :)
> > But be aware of the 1 megohm input resistance when you use them.
>
> ​LEE SAID
​


> One thing to keep in mind.  I have a Harbor Freight DVM; it
> wasn't reading the same voltage as my Fluke -- about 10% off.
> In my unit, I found the problem was the weakening 9V battery.
> Raw battery output voltage appears to be the reference voltage.
> A new 9V battery brought DVM back into reasonable accuracy.
>
> ​That may be worth quantifying.
Various cheap multimeters I have used have "OK" accuracy down to a certain
battery voltage and 'get bad' after that.
Such often have no low-battery indicator.
It may be worth testing the HF multimeters with a fixed input voltage and
varing the "battery voltage" with a psu to see ​if there is an OK/Bad limit
voltage or if they degrade lineraly with battery voltage.

I'd expect that even the most  incompetent of MM designers had learned
about zener diodes or clamp regulators. Maybe not.



 Russell

--
http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist

2017\12\02@000725 by speff

picon face

Quoting RussellMc <RemoveMEapptechnzspamTakeThisOuTgmail.com>:

{Quote hidden}

Hi,

The cheap ones tend to use ICL7106 or clones, which have a cheap and nasty
zener internal to the chip. I quote the datasheet and their ringing  
endorsement:

"However, analog COMMON has some of the attributes of a reference
voltage. When the total supply voltage is large enough to cause
the zener to regulate (>7V), the COMMON voltage will have a low
voltage coefficient (0.001%/V), low output impedance (15Ω),
and a temperature coefficient typically less than 80ppm/×°C."

I guess it is intended to make the designer think twice "Hey, I want it
to have **all** the attributes of a reference voltage". 7V "typical" is not
terrible for a 9V alkaline battery- doesn't leave too much charge on the
table.




--
http://www.piclist.com/techref/piclist PIC/SX FAQ & list archive
View/change your membership options at
mailman.mit.edu/mailman/listinfo/piclist

More... (looser matching)
- Last day of these posts
- In 2017 , 2018 only
- Today
- New search...