Harbor Freight recently sent out an e-mail touting their new line of smart home products. The new items are made by Geeni. The interesting thing about this is 99% of products sold at Harbor Freight are their own brands. Geeni as far as I can tell is not. Geeni has existed for a few years and its parent company Merkury Innovations states it has been around for nearly 20.
At some point Harbor Freight decided they wanted to get into smart home products. Many of these products are produced in China, most Harbor Freight products are produced in China. Seems to me it would be very easy for them to source these products. However it looks as though they are sourcing through another company. This is not their typical business model so I think it will be interesting to see if they continue doing this with other lines of products or if this is just a one off. It is possible that this untypical outsourcing is more related to app development or app integration than anything related directly to the products.
Because Geeni products are available at other retailers such as Amazon I wanted to compare what Harbor Freight is currently offering with the prices of those same products on Amazon. Check out the list below.
*At the time of posting you CAN use 20% coupons on Geeni products.