12-15-2006, 07:58 PM
I went to my local Harbor Freight and couldn't decide between a small mill or a small lathe. Well I had a 20% off coupon (Internet) and wound up buying a piece of equipment. As they were loading me up I got to talking to the manager telling him how great his workers were etc. Well he asks what else I want that's large and I told him a big lathe or mill would be nice but they are too pricey. He told me he has the authority to give me 20% off PLUS I could use the 20% off coupon for 40% off any large item. He said managers are authorized to play with prices to move high $ inventory. The $1200 lathe would be $720 (40% off) but the $800 lathe would be $640 becuase he can't do the 20% extra on it. Just a heads up.