Yesterday, after taking my wife to dinner (with a gift card we got for her birthday) we decided to take our walk at Lowe's. We both love the hardware stores. We're watching our money (who isn't) so we wandered the aisles looking for clearance deals. We found some stuff for friends and three presents, and some 3" single wall b-vent (3' long) for about $13.00.
I love to check the display model sales and such. I've gotten some pendant lights and a sink, for about 15% the cost of retail. So it's a small bit of reusing something that's almost new.
I am in Lowe's and Home Depot often. They have at least six seasons, so seasonal items get clearanced, every 2 months or so, look for the yellow tags. Sometimes the deals aren't very good, but last night we found some empty shelves where lighting had been reduced from $34.99 to $3.99 and from $58 to $7.97. Oh well, can't win them all.
Below are some ceiling fans that were marked down from $149 to $49, and they rung up for $39 at the register. They are enery star compliant so can be used anywhere in new construction.