I live 10 minutes from the HF in Flint. Their prices are awesome, but for the most part, you get what you pay for. I buy little hand tools (box ends, etc.). A 60 piece set cost me $13. If one breaks, big deal, it was cheap enough to begin with.
They have some killer sales. I went to their sale last Saturday at about 2 PM in the afternoon. The line to check out was wrapped around the store (inside). People leaving said they were in the line for over an hour.
The only big ticket item I ever bought was my 1,500 lb. engine stand. The 455 for the 79 Poncho is currently bolted up to it. I think it'* made my Chicago Tool (most definitely China), but it does the trick.
Just be careful what you buy from them. Lower price means lower quality, in this case.