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Old 12-23-2005, 08:33 AM   #1
Neal Winkler
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As a home depot associate I feel the need to let everyone in a on a little secret that seems to suprisingly overlooked in your efforts to build your home gyms.

Are you ready for it? Alright, if you didn't know before, here it is...

BUY DAMAGED STUFF!

That's it. I say this because recently I have sought to construct myself a few new items.

First, I wanted a sandbag and I read the instructions from warriorforce.com where he was talking about buying bags of sand for $2.XX. I thought to myself, "That's just silly." I just bought 4 bags of sand for $.52 each, you can always count on there being bags with holes in them, but hardly any of the sand has fallen out!

Second, I am about to build myself an olympic lifting platform. The idea that an olympic lifting platform is expensive, quite frankly, is ludacris. Go to the stacks of plywood, and if they are anything like the stacks of plywood at my Home Depot, there is 95% chance that there will be plenty of plywood for you buy at half price that has busted edges from being hit by the forklift. You don't need perfect edges for an olympic lifting platform.

If you are really strapped for cash, I have pulled perfectly useably pieces of plywood from the garbage at construction sites from the nieghborhood accross the street.

So, don't forget, BUY DAMAGED STUFF.
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Old 12-23-2005, 12:15 PM   #2
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Very good point!

On that note...if you're in Home Depot, look for the returnned or damaged items for sale...my wife and I bought a super cool MayTag dryer (the one with the attached drying cabinet for...delicates :proud:...looks like a giant frig!) for 60% off because the person that special ordered it returnned it!

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Old 12-23-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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Do you just go up to the checkout with a damaged good and say it's damaged?
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:05 PM   #4
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usually behind the return desk area they have all their "damaged goods" - I love Home Depot - great place to purchase "gym equipment"

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Old 12-23-2005, 04:06 PM   #5
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I bought this rope from home depot, now in my back yard....http://www.crossfit.com/discus/messages/26/17372.jpg
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Old 12-23-2005, 05:22 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info.!! :biggrin:
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:16 PM   #7
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Brendan, track down an associate from that department and they will write a mark down slip for you. Give the slip to the cashier.
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:10 PM   #8
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Should I borrow a large sledge from the tool dept and 'damage' the stuff myself?


sounds good to me.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:08 PM   #9
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Heh, like Adam Sandler at the grocery store in Big Daddy. :D
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