Something you should know about tools.....
I worked for an equipment dealer for about 5 years. Among other things we sold, were tools. We were a dealer for Proto, Jet, Armstrong, OTC, Enerpac, to name a few.
We never sold anything
at list price....unless we hated you.
Our "list price", was 30% off what most of the tool companies gave us for the recommended list.
We could take 30% off of our list, and still make money...and good money. It varied, but was 30% or more, still after a 30% discount, on most tools.
The worst and highest markups, was with toolboxes. We also did Kennedy. The money we made on most of those things was scary good.
It makes it easy to have a sale, and declare "ALL PROTO TOOLS ARE 30% OFF LIST PRICE THIS WEEK ONLY!"
What that meant, was we were only making 60%.
Shop. Do a little homework.
Pick the best price, keep in mind the service.
It's a game.
Today's solutions are tomorrow's problems.