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: Harbor Freight Alum Cargo Carrier on sale!


imanalien
06-01-2010, 02:11 PM
The Aluminum cargo carrier is on sale at Harbor Freight for 59.99... very good price for a light and sturdy carrier! Picked mine up today...

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-92655.html

dammitjim
06-01-2010, 03:01 PM
I see it on sale for $79

imanalien
06-01-2010, 03:45 PM
I see it on sale for $79

In store sale... paper ad for this week has em at $59. Just pick the ad up when you walk in, 2nd or 3rd page in the circular is the coupon.

Just posted the link so others could see what it looks like...

marksbug
06-01-2010, 04:16 PM
I have had it for about 1 1/2 years or more works great, light,no rust, but the tube is loose in the hitch (not much but makes noise)so I cut a plastic laundry soap jug to make 2 shims, one on the side 1 on the top or bottom . no more noise, ( I use the same shims for my camper to keep the clunk quite when turning or stoping,starting.)

MotoChef
06-01-2010, 11:50 PM
I have had it for about 1 1/2 years or more works great, light,no rust, but the tube is loose in the hitch (not much but makes noise)so I cut a plastic laundry soap jug to make 2 shims, one on the side 1 on the top or bottom . no more noise, ( I use the same shims for my camper to keep the clunk quite when turning or stoping,starting.)

You can get a clamp for that at any trailer supply shop for like $10-$15

desinia
06-02-2010, 02:23 AM
You can get a clamp for that at any trailer supply shop for like $10-$15

Yeah, but the clamps are iffy at best with aluminum drawbars. The "bolt through" kind will destroy it in short order and the kind that go outside the receiver and clamp down on the drawbar tend to cut right through them after a while on the road.

imanalien
06-03-2010, 04:28 PM
Yeah, but the clamps are iffy at best with aluminum drawbars. The "bolt through" kind will destroy it in short order and the kind that go outside the receiver and clamp down on the drawbar tend to cut right through them after a while on the road.

The draw bar on the carrier is steel...

imanalien
06-03-2010, 04:31 PM
You can get a clamp for that at any trailer supply shop for like $10-$15

Got any links to see what you are talking about?

desinia
06-04-2010, 12:50 AM
The Aluminum cargo carrier is on sale at Harbor Freight for 59.99... very good price for a light and sturdy carrier! Picked mine up today...

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-92655.html

I just got the flyer today and if you look closer, the price on the ALUMINUM one is $79. They have a picture of the aluminum version with the $59 price for the steel version underneath it and the aluminum price at $79 below that. It's easy to look at the ad and think that the aluminum version is $59. I checked in at the store just in case and they don't have any coupons for it, just the $79 price.

Woodturner
06-04-2010, 05:41 AM
I just got the flyer today and if you look closer, the price on the ALUMINUM one is $79. They have a picture of the aluminum version with the $59 price for the steel version underneath it and the aluminum price at $79 below that. It's easy to look at the ad and think that the aluminum version is $59. I checked in at the store just in case and they don't have any coupons for it, just the $79 price.

There is a sale later this month (ends 20-June) that has the $20 coupon on the AL one. It just hasn't started yet according to my local HF.

imanalien
06-04-2010, 09:59 AM
Well, the local HF here in IL has a coupon for $59... that is what I paid for it. Guess we're fortunate.

imanalien
06-17-2010, 01:30 PM
The carrier is on sale right now for $59... coupon and online.

http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-92655.html?utm_source=retail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24B10B

Until the 20th of June...

z(+)diac
06-17-2010, 04:12 PM
Not a bad deal.

You should be able to use this 20% off coupon to knock $12 off...

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/SingleMagLanders/americanprofile/images/20_c.jpg

imanalien
06-22-2010, 11:01 AM
Not a bad deal.

You should be able to use this 20% off coupon to knock $12 off...

http://www.harborfreightusa.com/html/SingleMagLanders/americanprofile/images/20_c.jpg

Saved this coupon... thanks!

desinia
06-22-2010, 12:35 PM
The carrier is on sale right now for $59... coupon and online.

http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer

http://www.harborfreight.com/500-lb-capacity-aluminum-cargo-carrier-92655.html?utm_source=retail&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=24B10B

Until the 20th of June...

I'm missing something. You keep saying $59 but your linked ads all say $79. There's a link to a 20% off coupon but it isn't valid for sale merchandise. The local Harbor Freight store says they aren't going to get any more of them in, and the website says that they're back ordered even at the higher price. Its now past the 20th and although I've been watching every ad I could lay my hands on AND asking at the store so many times that they see me coming in the door now and shake their heads before I can even ask, I've found not ONE piece of evidence that this carrier can be had for $59 (which would've been quite a bargain).

Hondamade4dogs
06-22-2010, 05:19 PM
Just remember it is on the back, I remember taking out a shin and knee one night after forgetting it was back there :shock:

scorsone
06-22-2010, 08:18 PM
if you ask them at the store they will usually issue a rain check for the item.

exodite
06-22-2010, 09:20 PM
I got one last Friday 6-18-10 at the local HF store for $59.99.
After I had seen this discussion, I downloaded a coupon from the new HF website for purchase at the $59.99 amount. I printed it and took it to the store. The cashier scanned it and I paid her. With TN state sales tax, total was $65.54.
I recall seeing something about a "Father's Day Sale" or some such and that the coupon expired 6-21-10.
It took about an hour and a half to put it together. LOTS of little phillips head bolts with nylok nuts hold most of the "basket" together. Arthritic hands don't make for speedy assembly on this job.
The drawbar component that fits into the 2" receiver is steel. Except for the hardware and plastic corners and reflectors, the structure is assembled from flat and extruded aluminum, riveted and bolted together.
Here are some pics of the carrier off and on my E:

Cheers!
John

Hondamade4dogs
06-23-2010, 06:30 AM
oooh HOT TIP ! :-)You know...if you bought two of them and some Yakima clips, you could have a cool looking roof basket !:lol:

imanalien
06-29-2010, 04:30 PM
I'm missing something. You keep saying $59 but your linked ads all say $79. There's a link to a 20% off coupon but it isn't valid for sale merchandise. The local Harbor Freight store says they aren't going to get any more of them in, and the website says that they're back ordered even at the higher price. Its now past the 20th and although I've been watching every ad I could lay my hands on AND asking at the store so many times that they see me coming in the door now and shake their heads before I can even ask, I've found not ONE piece of evidence that this carrier can be had for $59 (which would've been quite a bargain).

Maybe you need to clear your cache... sale was good till the 20th. It is now back to $79 at the site. I just got an ad in the mail last week that had it at $59, will have to see if the wife threw it out... hope not!

In fact, just checked on-line, the retail flyer that ends July 29 has it for sale at $59.99, bottom of the page... good luck!

http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer

imanalien
06-29-2010, 04:32 PM
oooh HOT TIP ! :-)You know...if you bought two of them and some Yakima clips, you could have a cool looking roof basket !:lol:

That isn't a bad idea... little bit of modding here and there.

desinia
06-30-2010, 04:08 AM
Maybe you need to clear your cache... sale was good till the 20th. It is now back to $79 at the site. I just got an ad in the mail last week that had it at $59, will have to see if the wife threw it out... hope not!

In fact, just checked on-line, the retail flyer that ends July 29 has it for sale at $59.99, bottom of the page... good luck!

http://www.harborfreight.com/retail-flyer

The flyer you just linked to that ends July 29th has the STEEL platform for $59 and the aluminum one is $79. That's what I don't understand because this is the same offer on every single Harbor Freight ad I've been able to lay my hands on, plus every link offered up in this thread that claimed "here's the ad that says $59" - not to mention that the store manager is tired of denying again and again every time I go in and ask. See my confusion? It doesn't matter any longer because I give up.

imanalien
06-30-2010, 09:25 AM
In this instance you are correct... looked at it closer. I can tell you it was for sale at $59.99... why? Because that is what I bought it for in June with one of their flyer coupons. No special ringing, no manager involved. Scan the item, scan the coupon that said $59.99... paid for it.

In fact I wanted to get for $54.99 but the coupon for that (it came out of one the NRA's magazines expired), so I jumped on the $59.99 when I saw it.

Keep watching... it will come up again.

imanalien
06-30-2010, 09:37 AM
Even at 79.99 with the 20% off you can get it around 64... I just used the 20% off yesterday to get another trailer tire from them.

desinia
06-30-2010, 02:10 PM
Even at 79.99 with the 20% off you can get it around 64... I just used the 20% off yesterday to get another trailer tire from them.

But alas... The coupon may not be used on sale merchandise and the $79 price is already marked down 20%. There's no additional markdown.

Trust me, I've been taking every offering found on here to the local Harbor Freight store and every one has turned out to be myth or bunk. It apparently WAS for sale at $59 some places but it wasn't on sale here nor any place I've been able to check online - including all of the "helpful" links being posted. The sale is over now and frankly, I'm steamed. I have two steel platforms but they're both too big and heavy for the E's fragile rear end.

imanalien
07-20-2010, 01:52 PM
I hear you on the steel... I have a very nice steel that will fold when not in use but it was too heavy in and of itself. When you added anything it really hunkered the rear down and the front up.

From what you are saying I am glad it was on sale here when I purchased it!

wgwood
07-22-2010, 06:29 PM
But alas... The coupon may not be used on sale merchandise and the $79 price is already marked down 20%. There's no additional markdown.

Trust me, I've been taking every offering found on here to the local Harbor Freight store and every one has turned out to be myth or bunk. It apparently WAS for sale at $59 some places but it wasn't on sale here nor any place I've been able to check online - including all of the "helpful" links being posted. The sale is over now and frankly, I'm steamed. I have two steel platforms but they're both too big and heavy for the E's fragile rear end.

Then you won't like what I got in the mail today...

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l223/wgwood/Cargo-Carrier.jpg

Good thru 10/24/10

Edit: desinia, if you want the coupon, pm me your address and I will send it to you.

Regards,
Greg

imanalien
07-22-2010, 09:18 PM
Nice price... what magazine did that come out of?

wgwood
07-22-2010, 09:48 PM
Nice price... what magazine did that come out of?

It was in Clipper Magazine (a free coupon magazine) delivered weekly in the mail. In my case, southern Orange County, CA.

Regards,
Greg

imanalien
08-03-2010, 12:02 PM
New Harbor Freight coupon in Sunday's Aug. 1 Parade Magazine... $59.99

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/imanalien/1280710730.jpg

Good till Oct. 1.