Friday, October 30, 2009

Harbor Freight Tools

Our friends Ken and Sam from Gibsons have given us some great tips. A recent one was to check out Harbor Freight Tools.

Several times each year, Wayne and I travel to Oregon for USC sporting events. There are two Harbor Freight Tools stores along the way, one in Salem (4675 Portland Road #170) and another in Eugene (2165 W. 7th Avenue). I'm sure there's a store near you. If not, they have a thriving online business.

Harbor Freight Tools is like a "candy store" for people who need and love tools and outdoor products. I think our good friend John might even consider coming to the States to visit one. And that's saying something. There's so much variety you have to walk the aisles to look and touch. And don't let the name trick you, it's not just boating items, even though they have those as well. And the prices are amazing. As their website says, since 1978 they have "set out to make it easier for the working man and woman to get the best value on top-quality tools."

Why would we choose to shop in Oregon? There's no sales tax. So turning a sports road trip into a shopping trip makes lots of sense. What we save in tax pays for part of our stay. FIGHT (and shop) ON! -- Margy


  1. I have been to harbor tools only once, I was like a kid in a candy store but some how the ex-wife didn't understand.
    The place is great.


  2. Glad to hear there's another tool fan out there. Sorry to hear about the ex-wife's attitude, but on the other hand, maybe that part of the ex thing. Or maybe I'm just a bit unusual in my tastes. Who knows. - Margy

  3. Anonymous5:57 PM

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?

  4. Hello back to you in Russia. I'm not sure what you are asking. If you want to link to one of my posts that's fine. Let me know if there is something else you wish to do. - Margy