2014 Tokyo Auto Salon: The $702 socket set, show special, reduced to $492

USAG - Tokyo Auto Salon - Picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt

Let’s not forget: The Tokyo Auto Salon is a bolt-on festival, and this display reminds us. But look at those prices! Take the last two digits off, and you have dollars. That socket set in the middle: Regular $702, show special $492.  The small set on the left that goes in China for five bucks, here in Japan $358. Which is about what I pay in my neighborhood Tokyo home center. Anywhere else, like in Italy, where these tools allegedly come from, these prices may be outrageous. Here, nobody bats an eye.

If anyone says “undervalued yen” again, then I make them come over and buy tools.