I went to Lowes website this morning to check on something, and the big banner says "15% off all power tools in stock thru April 6th". Hmmm... maybe a good time to get an electric splitter, I thought. The Task Force unit seems to be as well-regarded as any of the others, so I went down to the tools department and asked about it. No, it's not here, it's in "Home and Garden", they said. Does the discount still apply, I asked? It should, they told me - it's a power tool, no? So down in the other department, they had 3 in stock. Sorry, the guy told me, this isn't a power tool, it's OPE, no discount. I told him what the internet ad said, and what the people in tools told me. He called the manager on his phone. They talked for a minute or so, and then said, the manager understands your point, and says to give you the discount. Good, I'll take it. I was thinking about the DR 5-ton unit, but at $255 for this nice little splitter I couldn't resist - it's less than half the DR. Obviously business isn't great right now and they want to move stuff. Give it a try at your local Lowes and see if you get the same treatment. Given the inflation in China, price of raw materials skyrocketing, etc. I'd bet things like this are going to cost alot more this fall.