I'm a huge fan of filling my garage full of tools and other fun gadgets, in the last year I've spent a lot of money buying online using coupons. I usually buy from the same site it's called homewarehouse.com, anyways they recently disappared and I started looking around for another site, a friend turned me onto CornerHardware.com, and now I wish I would of been spending my money there, along with using their coupons their prices are a lot lower than I have been paying for a year, in fact cheaper than my local Ace Hardware store by a significant amount. Well I don't now if any of you care, but I'm a little disturbed that I didn't shop around before spending all this money. So, if I save one person from a heart ache then I've accomplished my goal. On my last order I bought a box of tide for $3.97, I believe the last time I bought tide at a store it was around $7 a box, FYI.
Have you checked out Harbor Freight Tools? (http://www.harborfreight.com) Their print catalog is better than their website, but they have really good prices.
Harbor Freight does have some excellent prices, plus they have free shipping over $50. Have you ever tried the clearance section of Sears? Not all stores have a clearance section, but sometimes the deals are pretty good Although their prices are no big deal, get the Tool Crib catalogue from Amazon. I have never seen such a selection of just about every kind of tool imaginable. It's great as a reference guide.