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no more klein tools at Lowes #185696
03/24/09 09:58 PM
03/24/09 09:58 PM
sbi  Offline OP
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 47
Lowes will or all ready have stop carrying Klein tools.
I just thought you guys would like to know this.
BTW they are deep discounting them right now

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Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: sbi] #185699
03/24/09 10:55 PM
03/24/09 10:55 PM
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Thanks for the heads-up!

Any idea why they are getting rid of them? I can only guess that they don't sell well to Harry Homeowner when he can get a Chinese "equivalent" for a tenth the price?

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: NJwirenut] #185701
03/24/09 11:43 PM
03/24/09 11:43 PM
schenimann  Offline
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 193
Western North Carolina
I noticed the discounts. They are pretty steep on some items. It appears they are moving more to the Greenlee products.

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: schenimann] #185704
03/25/09 12:06 AM
03/25/09 12:06 AM
mahlere  Offline
Joined: Nov 2005
Posts: 507
New Jersey
Klein is pulling them...they made a strategic decision to only sell in HD...

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: mahlere] #185706
03/25/09 12:33 AM
03/25/09 12:33 AM
gfretwell  Offline

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 9,338
I am going up there tomorrow. I got a great deal on some stuff when they dropped Makita.

Greg Fretwell
Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: gfretwell] #185798
03/28/09 09:24 AM
03/28/09 09:24 AM
Zapped  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 482
Huntington Beach, CA, USA
HD is also greatly expanding their selection of Klein Tools. They seem to be dropping most of their Greenlee and Ideal lines in favor of the Klein versions of the same tools.

Must have been some major dealings going on at these retail giants corporate headquarters over the last few months...

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: Zapped] #185799
03/28/09 09:55 AM
03/28/09 09:55 AM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 882
There was a significant difference in the prices between Blowes & Home Despot locally on Klein Tools with one out of the picture that means HD's high prices remain.......

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: NORCAL] #185801
03/28/09 12:41 PM
03/28/09 12:41 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,069
Brick, NJ USA
Curious question....take this in a little bit of a side track...

Are prices at either of the 'giants' comparable with a local supplier?

Chain (Graybar-Cooper-etc) suppliers, vs, the 'giants'?

Local (basic mom&pop) suppliers vs. 'giants'?

Opinions please......

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: HotLine1] #185802
03/28/09 01:26 PM
03/28/09 01:26 PM
mb95307  Offline
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Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4
Ceres, CA
If you live on the west coast, and you live near a Platt Electric Supply,, they offer significant discounts on tools to apprentices and trainees. But you have to be an apprentice or a trainee, although they do not ask for proof.

Re: no more klein tools at Lowes [Re: mb95307] #185803
03/28/09 01:45 PM
03/28/09 01:45 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,069
Brick, NJ USA
Welcome to ECN, from the 'Jersey Guys" side, and the rest of the members.

Thanks for the info & link...the west coast guys may be able to take advantage of that deal!

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