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Ridgid - FREE Battery and Charger with select power tool purchase

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[Home Depot] Ridgid - FREE Battery and Charger with select power tool purchase

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It's a repost, the hot deal would be buying the tool to get the the battery and charger kit. Then returning the kit and getting the tool at a nice discount.
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The 2.0ah battery isn't great. Some stores are adding 6.0ah batteries for certain tools, as another person posted today. That's a hot deal!
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My understanding the battery has a lifetime warranty.

I was looking at this last night but... no free battery kit with it.

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KenAdams wrote: My understanding the battery has a lifetime warranty.

I was looking at this last night but... no free battery kit with it.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ridgid ... 1001001877
Bare batteries only have a 3 year warranty. Lifetime warranty only applies if your battery came in a box with a "kit", e.g. tool and/or charger.
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Inno wrote: The 2.0ah battery isn't great. Some stores are adding 6.0ah batteries for certain tools, as another person posted today. That's a hot deal!
link?
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oujifye wrote: link?
Page 128 of the "[Home Depot] Home Depot Clearance Deals 2019" thread.

Can't get a link when viewing in the app on my phone.
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Inno wrote: Page 128 of the "[Home Depot] Home Depot Clearance Deals 2019" thread.

Can't get a link when viewing in the app on my phone.
do you mean this post?

Those are just last holiday's specials, they've been trying to clear them out for a while now.
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We've been screwed by Ridgid Canada for so long that we should start an online petition. Few years ago same drill/driver package sold at the states comes with two 4Ah batteries while Canada had two 3Ah. This year the US Ridgid promotion comes with latest gen 6.0Ah AND 3.0 Ah Octane batteries, while in Canada we are blessed with the almighty one and only 2Ah previous gen Hyper-Li battery.

https://www.homedepot.com/collection/To ... =308861762
oujifye wrote: do you mean this post?

Those are just last holiday's specials, they've been trying to clear them out for a while now.
It was only recently priced down to $149 by some store managers, most other stores are still selling at $198 and pricing matching other stores are YMMV. In fact if you scan the box barcode it will read $198. The cashier has to take off the yellow sticker to override price to $149.
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oujifye wrote: do you mean this post?

Those are just last holiday's specials, they've been trying to clear them out for a while now.
Yes, yorkdale location. Are there other stores with this promo? I called Leaside and Curity and they are still at $199.
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Inno wrote: Bare batteries only have a 3 year warranty. Lifetime warranty only applies if your battery came in a box with a "kit", e.g. tool and/or charger.
Ridgid calls it a "Lifetime Service Agreement" (LSA) because technically it's not a warranty under Canadian law. It's not automatic - you have to register for it within 90 days after purchase, and if you ever get a tool or battery replaced under the LSA, you have to register the new one since that's not automatic either.
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If it were 6.0 battery I might even jump on a tool like the 7-1/4 circ. or that planer. Those specific tools never go on sale for dewalt

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Inno wrote: Bare batteries only have a 3 year warranty. Lifetime warranty only applies if your battery came in a box with a "kit", e.g. tool and/or charger.
This bare battery 3 yr limited warranty is BS IMO. I bought a 12V Rigid kit and got free battery. At the time I didn't know this limited warranty free battery factoid. I "discussed" with a Home Depot CSR that I wanted to return the free battery because it did not have a lifetime warranty unlike the battery that came with the tool. As a hobbyist...how do you work with this scenario=> 1) do you work the crap out of the "limited warranty free battery" since you only have 3 yrs and hope it dies at yr 2 and a half or 2) do you just roll the dice and hope the 3 yr battery doesn't die after 3 yrs

CSR Ok'd the return and agreed it didn't make any sense.
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Scote64 wrote: Ridgid calls it a "Lifetime Service Agreement" (LSA) because technically it's not a warranty under Canadian law. It's not automatic - you have to register for it within 90 days after purchase, and if you ever get a tool or battery replaced under the LSA, you have to register the new one since that's not automatic either.
A difference in words doesn't really change what this is to the ppl who buy Rigid tools. I've been buying RIGID primarily for this LSA reason...and tools are pretty good as well.

DO NOT FORGET TO REGISTER and MAKE SURE YOU KEEP PICTURES /PRINT OUTS OF YOUR REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION.
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Inno wrote: Yes, yorkdale location. Are there other stores with this promo? I called Leaside and Curity and they are still at $199.
it's a clearance not a promo, all their stores carried these last xmas. iirc Markham north had the same price for the grinder/sawzall 2-3 months ago. I was able to pricematch the sawzall here in ottawa.
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This is a pretty hot deal. There is a Max Refund Value of $81.31 for the Free Battery and Charger. I ended up getting the Octane 1/2" Impact Wrench for $179 - $81.31= $97.69 + taxes for the bare tool. It's a great deal if you already have batteries.
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That palm router would be a good deal with the battery returned. Too bad i'm not in the ridgid ecosystem. I went team yellow. The unfortunate thing is that the 20V brushless palm router for team yellow is no less than 199 bare tool anywhere I look.

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whoace wrote: This is a pretty hot deal. There is a Max Refund Value of $81.31 for the Free Battery and Charger. I ended up getting the Octane 1/2" Impact Wrench for $179 - $81.31= $97.69 + taxes for the bare tool. It's a great deal if you already have batteries.
Good to know you can return only the battery kit for a certain amount, these 2 mah battery don’t let the tool draw enough power from the battery for the higher intensity tools. I have one and gave it to my mother with one of my extra drills, she likes the "lightness" of it.
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freewheelin76 wrote: If it were 6.0 battery I might even jump on a tool like the 7-1/4 circ. or that planer. Those specific tools never go on sale for dewalt
The 7 1/4 circular saw has been on sale with a 6.0 battery for 199 at home depot for some time. I picked it up a few months ago and it has been great!
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bigtezz wrote: Good to know you can return only the battery kit for a certain amount, these 2 mah battery don’t let the tool draw enough power from the battery for the higher intensity tools. I have one and gave it to my mother with one of my extra drills, she likes the "lightness" of it.
You return without a receipt I assume? Otherwise why would they give you $ value on a "free" item.

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