Yesterday I went to Home Depot and tried to buy some ceramic tile
I had bought a box of tile on “clearance” 3-4 months ago and I wanted another box of it.
I brought a piece of the 6 X 6 tile with me.
The associate said “I don’t have any on the shelf but let me check in storage”
I said “huh” and walked with him to a register and he scanned the barcode on the back of the tile.
He said “the computer shows I have 500 pcs of this tile in storage” and I said “huh”
He said “follow me” and I walked across the store and he started walking down an aisle and looking way up high at the top shelf and he said “it’s gone”
he said we put stuff like this in storage and I could see pallets were filled with a variety of items and then plastic wrapped.
There were hand written signs on the pallets with the six digit HD codes so that they could come back and find specific items
Apparently when Home Depot discontinues anything they run it on clearance and then what’s left and they can’t sell goes into “storage”
Seems like this would be an opportunity to offer them pennies on the dollar just to help them get rid of it.
seems like they would be motivated to get rid of this stuff
Have you ever bought things this way from HD?
Maybe you could buy the entire pallet for a nominal amount