Well the stores here have finally ran out of the Pittsburgh $3 (5") and $4 (7") vice grips. They have been listed as store only which means they are letting them run out and not restocking. Been seeing more and more Pittsburgh etc products either be replaced by or just rebadged as one of the new names.
I use the vice grips as clamps for body work. I am going to need a bunch more when I get to the cowl replacement on the mustang. There are hundreds of spot welds on that assm and lots to keep clamped. So the cheap ones work great and there is o need for a better pair of them. Will have to find a new supply of the cheap ones now.
Stuff like the mig welding wire has been rebranded to Vulcan. Same wire as it used to be but they changed the name and raised the price and no coupons on it. Now It's more than buying name brand on amazon...
Same goes for the grinder consumables. Put a new name on it and raise the price because people think it's better now.