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Old 06-26-2018, 08:41 AM   #1
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I was in the local Home Depot today and saw what i think we all knew was coming. All of their Purdy products were pulled from their shelves and marked "clearance". All of their Minwax was being pulled and marked with a "clearance" as well. Also, they are carrying the high end Wooster products now.

BUT the reason for this particular post is a warning!

I compared the "clearance" prices they had on the Minwax and Purdy brushes to some pix i had on my phone when i was doing price comps there, and those yellow "clearance" stickers showed the "clearance" price was actually their previous full retail price! They show a marked up price as being the "original" retail price and their original retail price is the "clearance" price! The Purdy's were the same way! So beware if you go in there thinking you are getting a "deal" because they have a clearance sticker on them! It's a scam!

And if they read this and think they are going to cause me grief, what they are doing is technically illegal. It is a form of anchor pricing, and several retailers are being investigated for doing the same thing.

So beware, and check the prices with competitors before you buy the stuff thinking you are getting a great deal!
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Old 06-26-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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isn't that a common and accepted practice
in just about all retail companies ?? (I think sooooo).
and like you said, comparing and remembering the previous
prices is a huge help for impulse buyers.
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isn't that a common and accepted practice
in just about all retail companies ?? (I think sooooo).
and like you said, comparing and remembering the previous
prices is a huge help for impulse buyers.
it is, but it IS technically illegal! Just be forewarned if any of you see this stuff on sale that the clearance price isn't as good as they would want you to believe.
(and yes i am calling them out but hey, where are my allegiances!)
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Menards is guilty of this too. Went to buy a weedwhacker and was checking the ones on sale and they had bigger purple sign saying Mother’s Day Sale and when I pull back the on sale tag, underneath was the regular price tag and they were identical in price. Scammers.
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purdy could be free and i still wouldnt pick one up
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Menards is guilty of this too. Went to buy a weedwhacker and was checking the ones on sale and they had bigger purple sign saying Motherís Day Sale and when I pull back the on sale tag, underneath was the regular price tag and they were identical in price. Scammers.
If you see a red sticker in Menard's it is supposed to be a clearance item. But look at the tag underneath and frequently the difference is just a few cents. You really gotta watch those box stores!
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edit: wrong thread.

It's stupid that you cannot delete a post.

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PACman, what we really want to know is WHY you were in Home Depot? Picking up some Behr Marquee were you? Blahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
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I went in there to window shop my favorite cordless tools for sales and saw tbe clearance nix of brushes,. Ther were several types and sizes but all were marked 10 bucks. For some it wasn't a deal, but I grabbed (2) 3" Pro extra flat sashes and (3) 2.5" xl dales. Works for me. I have other brushes that are my frequently used brushes, but these will do the job for many things.
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I buy "lots" of Purdy "seconds" brushes 4 to 6 in a lot for cheap and most of the time they are as good as off the shelf just slight flaws if even noticeable they just do not have brush covers. Purdy has great quality control and impressive number of models.
I have had Purdy's last an incredible long time by cleaning well after each use and Not soaking in paint water which quickly kills the performance of bristles, and trimming bad and short bristles and using masking paper to wrap the brushes for storage.
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I buy "lots" of Purdy "seconds" brushes 4 to 6 in a lot for cheap and most of the time they are as good as off the shelf just slight flaws if even noticeable they just do not have brush covers. Purdy has great quality control and impressive number of models.
I have had Purdy's last an incredible long time by cleaning well after each use and Not soaking in paint water which quickly kills the performance of bristles, and trimming bad and short bristles and using masking paper to wrap the brushes for storage.
FYI, those Purdy brushes were removed from the Purdy factory by an unauthorized means. When the person/people responsible get caught they will be subject to legal prosecution. I know they have been doing it for some time, and i'm sure it is more than one person or group of people, but when they get caught they will be in big doodoo if they are a purdy employee. All of Purdy's seconds are supposed to be destroyed immediately. They market this to their retailers and it is a point of pride within the company leadership that no seconds reach the secondary market. I have been complaining along with quite a few independent stores as well as several big box stores about this because it undercuts the value of the Purdy's we sell significantly.

Eventually uncle Sherwin will put a stop to it.

Although i don't blame anyone for taking advantage of the situation.
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It looks like the manufacturer PPG has made an agreement with Home Depot to carry PPG Paints and products but only if Sherwin Williams (Purdy) is discontinued in all stores.
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It looks like the manufacturer PPG has made an agreement with Home Depot to carry PPG Paints and products but only if Sherwin Williams (Purdy) is discontinued in all stores.
actually it is Purdy/Sherwin williams that is pulling Purdy from Home depot. Lowe's announced a month or two ago that were the "only nationwide retailer of Purdy application tools". So Home Depot is discounting them and bringing in Wooster. But the battle lines have definitely been drawn between Lowe's/SW and Home depot/PPG!
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