I cant believe its been a whole entire year since the last post! Happy New Year...
I thought I was going to be done with Matt's Garage Blog for quite a while. However ...
We have a 2nd garage that needs to be turned into a more 'arts and crafts' space....more family oriented. For the past few years this one-car garage has mainly been used for storage. I do already have a 6 foot Gladiator Bench from my original set-up ready to go....
I was originally thinking of staying away from the Gladiator line and putting in kitchen cabinets or cheaper MDF garage cabinets, but after thinking and thinking about it, if I could find at least one great deal on a GLADIATOR EVEREST WHITE cab, it would provide me with motivation to do the whole set-up.
I know that Gladiator introduced the Everest White Select Series line about 1-1.5 years ago; they are about 25-30% more expensive than the traditional grey treadplate design.
The white finish is more like an extremely light grey. Notice the smooth finish on the drawers (compared to the treadplate on the traditional grey versions). Pretty slick, right?
I got this sucker brand new, in box, wrapped in plastic, never removed from the box. The cheapest I have ever seen these gearboxes for was $175 USED. This was a Sears Closeout item. I have been noticing that Sears has downsized their Everest White in-store display. What gives???
Home depot sale cost at 20% off: $429
My Sears Closeout price after taxes and Shop My Way points: $191
Final Score: 55% off retail sale price. Not bad, for a brand new, in-box hard-to-find item.
I have been at this game for a while, and am pretty sure Whirlpool and Sears etc. has not made too much money off of me. I may just play lazy and buy the 3 or 4 items I need via retail sales.
Anyway, if your are Slickdealing or Craigslisting, or wheeling and dealing for that next Gladiator find, Good luck!