March 30, 2008

A New Home for My Tools

Christmas for me this year consisted of getting a lot of Sears gift cards. Luckily for me, my family understands my obsession for tools and garage gear.

So, I took my gift cards and purchased my dream toolbox last weekend. You can see it pictured on the right, next to my old tool box, which now looks quite puny with its 5 drawers. Beautifully clad in stainless steel, it features 22 drawers with Craftsman's Grip-latch system, that requires that you slightly lift each drawer's handle to open it. It also has large casters and a handle to assist in rolling it around, but I don't think I'll be taking it too many places.

It's nice to be able to intelligently organize my tools. I'm having a little trouble finding things at this point, but I'm sure that'll get easier with time.

As with many purchases that I make, there's an interesting story with this one. Like I said above, we went and picked it out last Sunday. Just before I purchased it, I wondered if I should wait for it to go on sale. But, I had been waiting long enough and was ready to do it. Fast forward to yesterday: We go in Sears to buy something else and I noticed that my new toolbox is on sale this week -- $200 less than what I paid last week. DOH. So, I asked one of the sales associates if Sears has any kind of price protection policy. They told me that they do offer refunds for items purchased if they go on sale up to 15 days afterwards. So I was in luck. I brought my receipt back in, and after a bit of confusion on behalf of the confused cashier, I'm now $210 better off than before. I love getting a good deal.

Posted by Jeff at March 30, 2008 3:41 PM

Dude, that rocks!

Posted by: Jennifer at March 31, 2008 5:49 PM

Now if you only had something real to work on. All your toys go to the dealership for service or you buy bolt on stuff. Get real, what do you need tools for, a set of wrenches & screw driver & your set. Plus you work on computers & don't get dirt under your finger nails. LOL I have my tools & toys collection too as you know.

Posted by: Mark at April 1, 2008 10:14 AM
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