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#4536469 - 10/07/17 07:31 PM December Autozone clearance expectations?
Dumc87 Offline


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Not quite sure where to post this...

But I am curious what is everyone expecting this year?

Would be cool if a few people can chime in with some of their previous experience/deals they've gotten during the fabled December AZ clearances.

I certainly appreciate the QSUD clearance heads up that I got on here! laugh
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#4536470 - 10/07/17 07:38 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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#4536472 - 10/07/17 07:43 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Warstud]
Dumc87 Offline


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Originally Posted By: Warstud
All oil is FREE....no limit.


Plausible! Haha
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#4536490 - 10/07/17 08:10 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Best previous was all the M1EP and AFE I could carry for $2/qt. I may have accidentally returned some to Wally World for $9/qt...oops. wink
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#4536505 - 10/07/17 08:29 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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If you can get in on the present AA $2.15/qt clearance, a bird in the hand, two in the bush...

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#4536507 - 10/07/17 08:31 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Just remember one thing they aren't selling it for less than their cost then think about what all of them are charging us!
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#4536516 - 10/07/17 08:40 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Dumc87 Offline


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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Just remember one thing they aren't selling it for less than their cost then think about what all of them are charging us!


Haha! Good point... The AAP/AZ markup must be past 100%

Edit: If QSUD is $34 retail, and they are selling it for $8.45, then the mark up is at least 75%... if my calculations are correct.


Edited by Dumc87 (10/07/17 08:54 PM)
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#4536527 - 10/07/17 08:53 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Edge 10w40 HM.

Perhaps their 5w40 too.
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#4536541 - 10/07/17 09:07 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: dlundblad]
Dumc87 Offline


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Originally Posted By: dlundblad
Edge 10w40 HM.

Perhaps their 5w40 too.


I hope Edge goes on sale/clearance!
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#4536554 - 10/07/17 09:20 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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I'm still working on using up my Auto Zone clearance oil from 2 years ago, but I'll stock up if it's a good enough sale again.
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#4536565 - 10/07/17 09:34 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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I highly highly doubt that there is anywhere near that amount of mark up in oil that AAP or AZ sells. When they are selling stuff at $2 a at they are actually taking a big loss on what they sell. I'm not saying that if one were to buy oil from this places not on sale there is a decent amount of mark-up. At nearly $10 a qt not on sale there definitely is some there. At Wally World single qt prices are definitely cheaper by $1.50 to $3 a quart. The 5 qt containers are usually $10-13 cheaper at Wally World vs AAP or AZ not sale. We don't know what AAP or AZ truly pay wholesale for their oil. It can be stated rather clearly that it certainly is a good bit higher than WW. Which is goofy because it's not like there are not a ton of AAPs or AZs around. They should have the purchasing power to get better deals than they do. Interesting footnote... At AZ right now the Mobil 1 annual protection and Mobil 1 oil filter is $44.95. Which strangely enough is actually cheaper than WW right now.
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#4536651 - 10/07/17 11:09 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Wolf359 Offline


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Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Just remember one thing they aren't selling it for less than their cost then think about what all of them are charging us!


I'm not sure why many people believe this. It's a clearance so they price it at whatever they need to in order to get rid of it and that includes taking a loss on it. Ever hear of a loss leader? That's when they price things below cost so they can get you in the store and have you buy other stuff. Hopefully the other stuff makes up for the loss they take. Our state actually has a commission that prevents large liquor stores from selling below their cost. They don't do that to regular retail though.

Technically everything you buy at Sears is below cost because they've been losing money for years.

Best deal I got was Mobil 1 ATF for $2/quart. This is normally $10+ a quart. Too bad I got rid of the car so I still have some left. Going to trade it with a friend once he needs a flush.

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#4536670 - 10/07/17 11:34 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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I'm really hoping that DEX 1 2.0 means we'll see a solid clearance on some pennzoil products so I can stack that on top of the $2 a quart MIR from pennzoil for this year.
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#4536738 - 10/08/17 01:36 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: LotI]
OilyMember Offline


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Posts: 13
Loc: Oregon
Originally Posted By: LotI
Best previous was all the M1EP and AFE I could carry for $2/qt. I may have accidentally returned some to Wally World for $9/qt...oops. wink


What a POS let me know if I need to spell it out for you... thief

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#4536760 - 10/08/17 03:24 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
ZeeOSix Offline


Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 15116
Loc: PNW
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
If QSUD is $34 retail, and they are selling it for $8.45, then the mark up is at least 75%... if my calculations are correct.

If $8.45 is their cost, and retail is $34, then the mark-up is 3 times over cost, or 300%.

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#4536860 - 10/08/17 08:11 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: ZeeOSix]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
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Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
Loti said, "Best previous was all the M1EP and AFE I could carry for $2/qt. I may have accidentally returned some to Wally World for $9/qt...oops."

Fear not. We'll take up the value you stole by paying higher prices. No sweat. Kira

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#4536864 - 10/08/17 08:16 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: OilyMember]
fdcg27 Offline


Registered: 09/25/09
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Loc: OH
Originally Posted By: OilyMember
Originally Posted By: LotI
Best previous was all the M1EP and AFE I could carry for $2/qt. I may have accidentally returned some to Wally World for $9/qt...oops. wink


What a POS let me know if I need to spell it out for you... thief


I thought that a little shady as well.
As much as I may disdain Walmart, they've never screwed me on any purchase I've made from any of their locations, so I'd have no reason to try to screw them.
I'll add that I only shop Walmart for clearance deals and that only infrequently.
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#4536916 - 10/08/17 09:14 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: OilyMember]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
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Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: OilyMember
Originally Posted By: LotI
Best previous was all the M1EP and AFE I could carry for $2/qt. I may have accidentally returned some to Wally World for $9/qt...oops. wink


What a POS let me know if I need to spell it out for you... thief


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#4537160 - 10/08/17 01:25 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: ZeeOSix]
Dumc87 Offline


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Loc: Florida
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
If QSUD is $34 retail, and they are selling it for $8.45, then the mark up is at least 75%... if my calculations are correct.

If $8.45 is their cost, and retail is $34, then the mark-up is 3 times over cost, or 300%.


I guess I as calculating more along the lines of 75% off then.

Would be crazy to learn the at-cost price of their oils, for better or for worse.
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#4537401 - 10/08/17 06:32 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Mr Nice]
macarose Offline


Registered: 01/25/09
Posts: 325
Loc: Georgia
Now that's funny!

I'm expecting $2 a quart and probably no more.

I also expect that the AAP 'Breaking Bad' location near me will continue to have employees with an incurable case of meth mouth.

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#4537417 - 10/08/17 06:53 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Lots of M1 TDT 5W40 for $1/quart, some ATF+4 & Kendall GT-1 10W40 for $1/quart, and a TON of Delo 400 SAE 30 for between 99 cents to ONE CENT a gallon (down to the last 2 gallons, started with 35). AZ is a weird outfit, they normally sell oil for 2 or 3 times as much as anyone else, then they suddenly GIVE IT AWAY!
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#4537599 - 10/08/17 11:18 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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I'd really like to see a lot more ATF's on clearance this year.
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#4538199 - 10/09/17 03:40 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: ZeeOSix]
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Loc: Connecticut
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
Originally Posted By: Dumc87
If QSUD is $34 retail, and they are selling it for $8.45, then the mark up is at least 75%... if my calculations are correct.

If $8.45 is their cost, and retail is $34, then the mark-up is 3 times over cost, or 300%.


That mark up would be 4.02X and that would be +300%. A 100% markup is 2X the price. A 900% markup is 10X the price.
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#4538533 - 10/09/17 09:27 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: bullwinkle]
Dumc87 Offline


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Originally Posted By: bullwinkle
Lots of M1 TDT 5W40 for $1/quart, some ATF+4 & Kendall GT-1 10W40 for $1/quart, and a TON of Delo 400 SAE 30 for between 99 cents to ONE CENT a gallon (down to the last 2 gallons, started with 35). AZ is a weird outfit, they normally sell oil for 2 or 3 times as much as anyone else, then they suddenly GIVE IT AWAY!


Interesting! With all the 0w20 I have, may look for some more Xw40 to blend with

Cheap ATF would be awesome
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#4538952 - 10/10/17 10:45 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Do you mean like these DEALS??????? HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm swimming in Oil!

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#4538994 - 10/10/17 11:17 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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I wouldn't mind picking up a few more 5-quart jugs of M1 AFE 0W30 at $5 apiece like a couple years ago, but I'm not holding my breath.
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#4539331 - 10/10/17 04:27 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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$2, that's like Pepboys Black Friday 2007 all over again.
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#4539379 - 10/10/17 05:11 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Not a real deal until it hits $1. Then it's a steal of a deal.

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#4539586 - 10/10/17 08:47 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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Seems like the AAP QSUD clearance + rebate is going to be hard for Autozone to beat.

Game on! haha
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#4539781 - 10/11/17 04:46 AM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: kenny]
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Originally Posted By: kenny

Do you mean like these DEALS??????? HAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm swimming in Oil!


What API rating was the Pennzoil HM stuff? My Jeep would have loved it I am sure.

I bought a bunch of that Pennzoil Ultra Euro stuff 2 years ago. Last year, their new bottles with I am assuming the GTL formulation were also on clearance.
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#4541686 - 10/12/17 10:08 PM Re: December Autozone clearance expectations? [Re: Dumc87]
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My only concern is their 0W40 closeouts and their Valvoline VR1.

I bought 50 or 60 quarts of VR1 for .99 cents. The bike runs through it pretty quick though.
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