Just bought the Ridgid 12V 3/8" drill kit for CA$169.00 at HD and the clerk mentioned a couple times that this is the older model, and that the newest ones are the lithium line. I asked if they will continue making the 12V and if that model will be getting a facelift or improved battery technology or something, and maybe he didn't understand what I was getting at. I doubt they are going to release a 12 or even 14.4 volt lithium. But there's also the MAX batteries. To me, $169 for an old "yesterday" model of a store-brand 12V is a lot of money even if its feel/build quality and specs seem to rival the equivalent Dewalt model. If in 2 weeks I see new ridgids with new and improved MAX batteries or something for the same price i'll be PO'd. Or if in 2 weeks I see these exact models being cleared out for dirt cheap, same. Mine has just regular old 12V batteries, not the ones with the MAX logo like shown currently on the ridgid website. Of course if I call Ridgid tech support they aren't gonna tell me ya you got ripped off, so I wanted to ask you good folks in the forums. Should I be concerned?
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