Snap-on tools are arguably among the best tools available, made with high-quality craftsmanship. With that high quality sometimes comes a higher price than we're able to afford, so it is essential to find outlets that offer Snap-on tools at discount prices. From online auction websites to local flea markets, there are a variety of options to choose from.
Online Auction Websites
Online auction websites, such as eBay.com, offer thousands of new and used Snap-on tools at discounted prices. These websites allow a seller to name their price and either set a flat rate or allow bidders to bid against one another as you would at an auction. With items being listed and sold on a daily basis, it is important to check these website regularly to get the best prices and availability.
Price-compare websites, such as Amazon.com and Buy.com (see References for links), also offer a large variety of Snap-on tools, both new and used. All items are priced considerably lower than retail costs, and many items are less than half of the suggested retail price. From small Snap-on brand putty knives to Snap-on power washers, these websites offer thousands of items to choose from.
Many local flea market vendors also sell used tools, many times including Snap-on tools. Check local flea markets for available options, where you often can find these tools at a fraction of the retail selling price. When buying electric tools, make sure the tools work or come with the proper battery and charging unit. If an electrical socket is not nearby to test the tools, find out the return policy at the flea market. Most flea markets have a market-wide policy that all vendors must abide by, allowing you to return an item the same day you purchase it if it does not work.