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Nearly Free Craftsman Tools!

Well, a few of my friends and I usually go pawn shopping about once a week. Over the past 3 weeks I have been finding Craftsman sockets at this one store and I have accumulated around 16 sockets and 1 wrench at the price of $4.50 total. Today, I had a good idea to go out to Sears and see if they would replace the stripped sockets. Well, they did it on the spot and I got 4 brand new sockets and 1 brand new wrench worth $25.50 retail and I have only spent 4 and a half dollars. So now I have 12 older sockets in good shape and four brand new sockets plus 1 wrench for 4 and a half dollars. I think it is pretty cool
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Sweet deal man, good find!
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ya sears always replaces there craftsman hand tools. tho, we generally replace them when they get rusty...
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craftsman tools are the only ones i use(power and hand) quality tools even my great grandfater used(have some of his still) whenever something goes wrong i bring them in(have never had a problem that they didnt fix right away)
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sweet man, im trying to get a tool box together, maybe ill check out the pawn shop.
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Just some tips for when you guys try it
1- Only go to the counter when there is a younger guy or any age woman there because they usually do not look at the tools first.
2- Only get around 7 sockets a time or they will charge you more, otherwise it just looks like you are replacing some tools in your set and they will sell them for cheap.
3-THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT. OFFER A DIRT CHEAP AMOUNT. THE FIRST TIME I WENT I GOT 8 SOCKETS FOR 1 DOLLAR. THE SECOND TIME I WENT I GOT 1 DEEP SOCKET, THE LONG ONES, FOR 50 CENTS (IT RETAILS AT SEARS FOR 7 DOLLARS) THE LAST TIME I WENT THERE WAS AN OLD GUY WORKING SO HE MADE ME PAY 3 DOLLARS FOR 8 SOCKETS. THE WORST THEY CAN DO IS SAY NO.
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Good find

I sometimes hit the flee markets and yard sales for tools.
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I've thought about this myself, but I really only need a decent toolbox. The one I used (plastic one I got for Christmas many moons ago) is literally starting to fall apart. What I need to do is make a rig for hauling my tools around at the JY. The owner will drive me down there, then leave me on my own to pick what I need and walk back to the store. Anyways, thanks for the heads up. I really need to get some deep sockets and box wrenches.
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