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Thread: Almost spring, and the money was burning a hole in my pocket...

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    Almost spring, and the money was burning a hole in my pocket...

    I headed out to Canadian Tire yesterday, to buy a thermometer for the car and one for the porch.While I was walking about, I picked up a can of evapo-rust, and happened by a pile of boxes containing an air tool set; a rotary tool with attachments, a disk sander, and a gravity-feed paint sprayer. The normal price on these is $260, but they were on sale for $60. I grabbed one. I could also have bought a multi-tool on sale for $19.99, regularly $79.99, but I'm not sure I'd have much use for it. Then I went and got my thermometers, which cost about $8.

    Later the same day, I was in HD, and looking for a cover for my barbecue, as the winter has left my old one in shreds. As the cover was $36, and I had a $50 gift card from Christmas, I went specifically looking for something to do with the rest of the gift card, and found a Ryobi detail sander for $19.99. I could see myself using that often enough to make it worthwhile, so I picked it up, and with taxes i had only to dip into my wallet for $10.

    Canadian Tire (Mastercraft) products are generally what you would call "entry level" but for the amount of stress I put on them, I've had very good results, so these should last me a while.

    The snow is melting, the birds are singing, and my blood is beginning to race at the thought that in two or three weeks I may actually be able to make something in my driveway. Spring is sprunging!
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    Oh, the regular price on the details sander was $21.99, so it wasn't as good a deal as I thought I'd made at first, but now I have one, and it will be a useful addition to my kit.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    good buy roger,, now you got less of an excuse to get those projects started
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    Roger when did Harley Davidson start selling covers for outside BBQs
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    I've got a case of spring fever too. I've been wearing shorts for the last couple weeks and no matter how cold it gets, I refuse to wear pants again until next fall!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    Roger when did Harley Davidson start selling covers for outside BBQs
    Just after they started selling dog collars.
    Cheers,
    Roger


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    I might be ordering a new sander on Friday. Not real excited about a two month wait to get it though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    I've got a case of spring fever too. I've been wearing shorts for the last couple weeks and no matter how cold it gets, I refuse to wear pants again until next fall!
    Hey i been doing that all winter ......but only inside lol.

    Keep the economy going Roger. Great buys. Hey did you get Canadian tire money for the gift card value, i always wondered about that or does the person buying the gift card get the CT money.
    cheers

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    Ah, Spring and a young man's fancy turns to..........TOOLS???

    Anyway, good for you, Roger!
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    Good purchases. NOw, if we could only get more spring here in Michigan.
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