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my black friday score...

i went to the local dealer today (hanover powersports), they opened at 7am and offered a free $20 gift card to the first 25 people. i arrived at 7:30 and got one, kinda sad that 25 people hadn't been there yet. i was there for 1/2 hour and they still had 3 or 4 to give away when i left. anyways, i used my card to score a $38 dark smoke shield for my shoei for only $18. made the trip worthwhile for me. i've been wanting one of those. and i can't believe how simple it is to change the shield on the shoei!

anyone else brave the crowds for good deals (motorcycle related or not)?

when you turn your bike on, does it return the favor?



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I bought a 10$ rug at the Afghani bazaar???? Wouldn't necessarily call that a Black Friday deal though... lmao


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the best deals were on the internet on thursday evening. All major retailers had the black friday sales stuff online with free shipping. I scored plenty of electronics without leaving my house.



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damn, that sux! i was also one of those idiots standing in line at 4am with 300 other morons at circuit city thinking i'd actually score that $299 laptop. if i'd have only known what you knew. i'll NEVER do that again!!

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i went to the local dealer today (hanover powersports), they opened at 7am and offered a free $20 gift card to the first 25 people. i arrived at 7:30 and got one, kinda sad that 25 people hadn't been there yet. i was there for 1/2 hour and they still had 3 or 4 to give away when i left. anyways, i used my card to score a $38 dark smoke shield for my shoei for only $18. made the trip worthwhile for me. i've been wanting one of those. and i can't believe how simple it is to change the shield on the shoei!

anyone else brave the crowds for good deals (motorcycle related or not)?
Not really a Black Friday deal, but I went to the local Shift dealer to try on jackets. Bought my pop a Shift Primer jacket from Motorcycle Superstore for $150 (50% off hells yeah!). Got myself a pair of Scarab Winter gloves too. Free Shipping rocks! My bro did the brick and mortar thing with his girl. Scored a decent deal on a thumb drive and camera card for his own projects.

At this rate, I'll end up buying my parents all their gear Trying to find out what jackets mom's interested in. So far the only one she loves is the A* Stella Corset.

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I bought a tool set from sears. Craftsman set marked down from 270 to 170 and then another 10% off of that. It's a decent starter set as far as sockets and such go. I certainly have a long way to go to complete my tool collection.

Craftsman is good bang for the buck. I can't justify snapon or mac, since I don't make my living using the tools.
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I bought a tool set from sears. Craftsman set marked down from 270 to 170 and then another 10% off of that. It's a decent starter set as far as sockets and such go. I certainly have a long way to go to complete my tool collection.

Craftsman is good bang for the buck. I can't justify snapon or mac, since I don't make my living using the tools.
my dad was a mechanic by trade until he passed away. he only used craftsman tools. he swore by them and their quality. and they have a lifetime warranty. if it breaks and it's 20 years old, they'll give you a brand new one. you made a good choice.

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Yeah, Craftsman is good because of the warranty. I used to have $3500 worth of Mac/Snap-on tools. Then someone stole 'em when my house got robbed. No renters insurance. I'm still pissed about it.
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Yeah, Craftsman is good because of the warranty. I used to have $3500 worth of Mac/Snap-on tools. Then someone stole 'em when my house got robbed. No renters insurance. I'm still pissed about it.
That really sucks man.

I don't like Craftsman ratchets any more. Strange handles, and the reversing lever seems too big and loose. I have a "Companion" ratchet, but Stanley was close. I would love to have Snap On- my dad has some that are probably 30 years old, and are the best thing ever! Most of my other tools are Craftsman though, including all my wrenches and sockets. My axle socket (27mm) is a Kobalt because you have to get a huge Craftsman set, or pay way too much for one socket.

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Snap-On Rachets are smooth and never have any problems, sockets don't break and in general are much easier to operate.. Craftsman works, but their rachets kind of stop working after a little abuse..

1 day I broke four 17mm Craftsman sockets.. Of course I got all new ones, but that didn't help me get that bolt off that day.. A Snap-on socket did..



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Snap-On Rachets are smooth and never have any problems, sockets don't break and in general are much easier to operate.. Craftsman works, but their rachets kind of stop working after a little abuse..

1 day I broke four 17mm Craftsman sockets.. Of course I got all new ones, but that didn't help me get that bolt off that day.. A Snap-on socket did..
I've never broken a Craftsman socket. Broke a generic made in china socket on my truck's lugs though. I've also broken 2-3 Ampro 1/2" Breaker bars. Got the bars replaced at the local AutoZone/Advance without a problem. Of course, we didn't tell them we had a 4' pipe on the bar. That was trying to move Trailing Arm bolts on a '67 Chevy.

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Yeah, Craftsman is good because of the warranty. I used to have $3500 worth of Mac/Snap-on tools. Then someone stole 'em when my house got robbed. No renters insurance. I'm still pissed about it.
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Snap-On Rachets are smooth and never have any problems, sockets don't break and in general are much easier to operate.. Craftsman works, but their rachets kind of stop working after a little abuse..

1 day I broke four 17mm Craftsman sockets.. Of course I got all new ones, but that didn't help me get that bolt off that day.. A Snap-on socket did..
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I've never broken a Craftsman socket. Broke a generic made in china socket on my truck's lugs though. I've also broken 2-3 Ampro 1/2" Breaker bars. Got the bars replaced at the local AutoZone/Advance without a problem. Of course, we didn't tell them we had a 4' pipe on the bar. That was trying to move Trailing Arm bolts on a '67 Chevy.
Craftsman's warranty is nice, however their tool quality has gone down a little in recent years since Sears is trying to mass produce and make money.

The bottom line is that Craftsman is bang for your buck, and the quality is good.

But if you want great tools, you have to go to mac, snapon, matco, etc.

However, unless you are making a living using your tools and need to beat the chit out them 10 hours a day, and have them feel just perfect in your hands, then there's no justification for buying the top stuff. Craftsman is good enough. That's what I'm going to buy for everything, pretty much, as far as rollaways and cabinets, and my big socket set. Other tools will be a myriad of brands.
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Craftsman's warranty is nice, however their tool quality has gone down a little in recent years since Sears is trying to mass produce and make money.

The bottom line is that Craftsman is bang for your buck, and the quality is good.

But if you want great tools, you have to go to mac, snapon, matco, etc.

However, unless you are making a living using your tools and need to beat the chit out them 10 hours a day, and have them feel just perfect in your hands, then there's no justification for buying the top stuff. Craftsman is good enough. That's what I'm going to buy for everything, pretty much, as far as rollaways and cabinets, and my big socket set. Other tools will be a myriad of brands.
Craftman's work fine if you use em for a living too, esp since the have their models that mock snapon/mac etc. The thing with snapon n mac is they come to the shop/s and will let you have a truck account so you can pay as you go n get what ya need. Quality is better yea, but for what snapon n mac cost they should come clean n put them all up for you daily I had em all when I turned wrenches for a living. Good tools aint cheap n cheap tools will get you hurt trust me.

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Craftman's work fine if you use em for a living too, esp since the have their models that mock snapon/mac etc. The thing with snapon n mac is they come to the shop/s and will let you have a truck account so you can pay as you go n get what ya need. Quality is better yea, but for what snapon n mac cost they should come clean n put them all up for you daily I had em all when I turned wrenches for a living. Good tools aint cheap n cheap tools will get you hurt trust me.
Yeah true. Also, in recent years, craftsman hasn't been as great on their warranty. They will hassle you a little if you come in too often with broken chit, as do a lot of contractors. Furthermore, they are almost always giving you back refurbished items, especially when it comes to the ratchets.

Snap on will show up with their truck and hand you a brand new tool no questions asked. Even if you find a broken 50 year old wrench on the sidewalk, you just pick it up, hand it to them, and walk away with a new wrench. That's the kind of customer service and warranty you want if you're a mechanic for a living.

But like I said, for me and the rest of us DIY wrenchers, craftsman is the way to go.

As long as you don't buy cheap asian import tools, you'll be fine
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anyways, i used my card to score a $38 dark smoke shield for my shoei for only $18. made the trip worthwhile for me. i've been wanting one of those. and i can't believe how simple it is to change the shield on the shoei!
how do you like it? i got a dark smoke shield for my hjc, and i've come to realize that i hardly use it at all. its cool in the sun, but since the time change, its been getting darker sooner and i can't see anything in the dark unless i keep the shield up. and despite hjc's easy snap on/off design, i still get lazy to do so

those automatic tinting shields that PG posted up a while back sounds really convenient though...

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