Home Depot: July Availability for Edger Attachment and String Cutter for EGO Power Head System

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I  left a message with Ego over the weekend regarding availability of the Edger and String Cutter attachment at Home Depot.  I received a voicemail from them on Monday informing me to expect them in July.  The caller didn't instill a ton of confidence, but I wanted to share this as many of you are waiting as well.  I just don't understand why they would launch the power system (resulting in added expense to the consumer) and not have enough inventory and/or not have Ego products in every HD store for purchase.  It's rather frustrating to have to jump through hoops to purchase an Ego product.
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If Home Depot had ordered about ten times as much stock as they did, we wouldn't be seeing these frustrations. Be sure to voice your frustrations directly to Home Depot so they understand their mistake.

Also, the decision to do online-only sales is purely on Home Depot... they control their shelf space.
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No. I don't buy that Home Depot is at fault stuff. When you call in and ask there is little availability to even EGO staff. There is no product available. Period. Not good. Miss the start of spring AND Father's Day. Epic fail.
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Hi Amber - When you say Ego is restocking 'right now', would you be able to provide more clarity around availability dates?
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Amber previosuly stated that they do not have dates at this time but will update us when they can.
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Szwoop - I'm responding to Amber's updated comment on this thread and I'm sure she can answer this question herself.
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I have no doubt in Amber's abilities. Simply trying to update you if you had not read the other posts.  Pardon my intrusion.
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As szwoopp mentioned, we do not yet have an exact date. I will post an announcement here in the community as soon as that information becomes available. 
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Whatever TK. Believe what you want. You apparently have an inside scoop. But actually, who do you think has more of the inside scoop around here? Hmm...
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I don't know captain obvious why don't you tell me all about it. EGO can't give out any solid dates on product availability. Their own staff can't get their hands on certain product. Hmmmmmmmmmm... man that annoying.
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interestingly, it's been available on home depot canada all this time. 
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FYI...... no power heads available online or in store on the west coast nor is the string trimmer attachment. been waiting 6 weeks and I check almost daily. When I checked  5 minutes ago they have removed the power head from the website. I think it's a supply problem at the manufacturer level or HD has incompetent buyers and completely missed the boat. Read your early retail movement reports HD.
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Thanks szwoopp. Bought the Blower and LM2100 mower at the beginning of the Season, March here in Victoria BC, Canada. I've certainly put the mower through the paces and both continue to work exceptionally well with no battery charger or battery issues. They all work as advertised. Home Depot and HomeDepot.ca are and have been out of stock for the power head, trimmer and edger attachments for month's. EGO needs more Canadian Suppliers but I highly suspect they have more demand than they can supply. Let's hope the quality does not drop because of it.
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You can try Union Wheel in Alberta. Many Canuks on this board have gotten good service through them.
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I love it...I may just have to visit as I've very close to Canada.  Thanks for the tip!
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Come on over for a visit! :-)

Just know that the PH system is sold online only, so you'd have to make arrangements to ship it somewhere or perhaps pick it up in store. There are difficulties for Canadians doing that with US stores (accepting foreign credit cards for online payments), I'm not sure if the same is true in reverse.
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I too am waiting for the new PH to physically show up at my local HD store. I know I can order it On-Line but want to actually see it before I plunk down $350 for the PH, trimmer and edger attachments. My existing yard tools are still functioning and I'm a patient soul and will wait. Plus if I buy in store HD offers a 10% military discount. USAF Retiired
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Tom, as far as I know, the PH system is an online only purchase. There are no plans (yet) to stock them in store.

I'm pretty sure retired military have been able to get their discount by calling in to HD for online orders. Perhaps someone who's done it can chime in.
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Nope. They won't do it. Won't do it in store either say if you return, and buy back. I was told if I return, they are required to ship back.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Edger Backorder.

When?!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Where can I purchase an Ego PowerHead, Battery, Trimmer, and Stringer Combo Kit?.

Looks like a complete kit was formerly available from Home Depot. I've requested they email me once available again, but I've been waiting for months and I'm not really interested waiting indefinitely.  Do any other retailers sell these as a single kit? Seems like these would fly off the shelves.
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Now 2 months and continue to wait on the availability of the 8" edger and pole saw attachments to the powerhead.  Very frustrating...
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FYI I emailed Cantrell and they have edger + string trimmer combo in stock but not separately.  It's 399 plus shipping.  I think I'll hold off for the edger and motor.  I already have the original string trimmer so 400 bucks seems excessive.
My local HD still shows nothing available for the power+ system. As much as I would like to invest is this system, I cannot wait much longer and may move to Ryobi or Echo (gas or battery)
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HD is selling a package (Internet #301276627) containing the trimmer attachment, a 5.0Ah battery and a charger. For my local store (NH), the product web page shows it would be available for pickup between July 20th and 24th. The package is $349.00. So, if a package containing the trimmer can be sold, why not the trimmer alone??
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The kits are pre-packaged, so they can't just sell you a piece.  Hopefully the individual parts will be available soon.
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szwoopp: I understand and wasn't clear in my comment... My point was simply that this isn't necessarily a manufacturing shortfall. You could also view this as a "packaging" problem. That is, if trimmers are being manufactured and shipped (as packages), why wasn't it possible for HD to ask for stand-alone trimmers as well? If it was a manufacturing (or ordering) shortfall, these packages must have been in HD inventory for a while. Anyway, it's all very frustrating. I'm cutting weeds and grass by hand on a 500ft driveway! Wife says I should buy a gas trimmer. Ugh.
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Ego sells stand alone trimmers. The power head system is a modular one. But they sell just trimmers too. 180.00 and it's amazing.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-15-in-...

I hope this is what your asking for.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-POWER-...
Power head

Trimmer attachment
http://www.homedepot.com/p/EGO-15-in-...
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Thanks but I have the power head so it doesn't make sense to purchase the entire trimmer. This thread is about the shortage of power head attachments.
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Just making sure.
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John Fm: your comment has been removed due to profanity. If you would like to continue participating in this community, as we hope you do, please keep it clean. 
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Holy Schnikes!  John you're right and I also asked to be alerted by HD but didn't get anything.  Fortunately I just put in my order.  So thanks for this thread everyone!  Excpet my edger attachment on the 20th!
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I feel the same, HD never communicated to me either.  I just ordered my edger attachment too...maybe ther string attachment will be next.
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In the past - I have found the HD alerts to be a few days later than actual availability to never coming thru
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I beg to differ. 
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Edger attachment currently available at HD (in lieu of apparent profane announcement) as well as the PH and string trimmer attachment kit as pointed out by Michael.
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Problem with edger attachment is HD does not offer the bundle for 399, so it effect it is costing 50.00 more to buy it for 99.00
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PH / string trimmer kit is available 
So, hopefully the PH/trimmer/edger bundle will be back in stock soon.

However many people were looking for the edger attachment only
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If you don't need the bundle and, like me, ordered the edger and then realized HD is out of stock of the Power+ Power Head (only no battery or charger) I found it fairly quickly through google and purchased at rcpw.com.  It was 10 more bucks than HD but no tax (for me in Florida) and free shipping.  So hopefully I'll get these at about the same time :)
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Good find and i bought it at the same $159 price instead of $149 at HD. However, I look now and it's priced at $219!!! Does EGO allow their suppliers to charge based on demand like that? Crazy
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Of all days to be off the grid it was yesterday- so I missed the the HD stock and now they are out again.  Another long wait for the edger attachment I'm afraid.
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I'm sorry, that is frustrating.  I would've missed it too, but was lucky enough to see a comment from Paul Kaman that he just ordered one, so I immediately went for it.  I hope they replenish stock soon so you don't have to wait too long.
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SUPER frustrating to find out that my HomeDepot alert got to me a full day after it was actually available and even then, it was sold out by the time I checked it 4 hours later. I've been waiting patiently and my yard needs edged. I really do not want to spend money on an entirely different system.

Is there an ETA on more stock now?
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Welp, it magically just became available. Maybe I was cached, who knows, but I'll take it!

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