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I hate Lowes Rant
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kraigWY    Posted 12-30-2003 at 07:59:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was in Rapid City and found out they had a Lowe's. Figured I would stop and check it out, (never been in one) and maybe get a battery for my cordless drill. Should have made wife wait in the truck.

Now I have to put in two bathroom sinks, an oven hood, and hang unteen curtains.

I hate Lowes.


Hal/WA    Posted 12-30-2003 at 22:06:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lowes is OK, but is sure a poor substitute for the late, departed Eagle Hardware. Lowes bought out Eagle a few years ago and have the same buildings here, but have only about half the selection of items that Eagle had.

Home Depot built their store across from Lowes. I hoped that would put the two stores in competition and the customer would be the winner. Both stores have about the same merchandise and usually exactly the same price. The big stores did manage to run the somewhat smaller Home Base Hardware and Ernst out of Spokane and maybe out of business. Home Base prices were consistantly better than Depot or Lowes.

Eagle was a great store--they employed enough people who actually knew something about what they were selling and provided many services. And a selection second to none. I miss them.....


Redneck    Posted 12-31-2003 at 00:19:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
They will really learn to hate Lowe's way of doing bussiness. Most there are like the folks that work in the new fangled auto parts stores, they are still working on which is the hole in the ground and which is their hinney!


Les    Posted 12-30-2003 at 09:55:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
Never been in one. Not even sure if there is one in the state.
Went into Homer Despot one time. Had to leave without buying anything. Too many choices. Overwhelming for an old back country boy.


Cleats    Posted 12-30-2003 at 09:25:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are lucky, within 30 mile I have 3 home depots 3 Lowes and a couple of Menards thrown in for good measure.(not even mentioning all the lumber yards around)
I got so many cordless tools, I'm thinking about opening a hardware store and a constuction company to boot.


Gary, Mt. Hermon, La    Posted 12-30-2003 at 08:37:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Probably would have been the same result at Home Depot.

"Should have made wife wait in the truck"


toolman    Posted 12-30-2003 at 10:31:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
if i tried to make my wife wait in the truck gary she be in the store all day , have to go along with them let them do their shopping and hope for the best haha, try filling the truck up with feed before you go near any other stores, that way it might limit the damage to the old credit card. just a thought.


Patria    Posted 12-30-2003 at 12:49:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You're some wiseman my friend, have it all figured out, eh?


toolman    Posted 12-30-2003 at 13:25:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
what can i say , she trained me well .lol


Gerrit PR    Posted 12-30-2003 at 13:59:39       [Reply]  [Send Email]
aren't we all...


toolman    Posted 12-30-2003 at 14:08:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup i noticed that she always would go to the supermarket, wimmens stores , etc. before i got to the tool stores, never had any room left for what i was going to buy,so now i head stright to the feed store first to get her horse,s feed .


Patria    Posted 12-30-2003 at 08:14:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hm Kraig, just wondering if the special lady you have as a wife would actually stay in the car when you politely asked.:-)

It's great to have a home project in the works, and i'm sure she has a long to-do-list.
Anyway, did you buy the battery for your cordless drill?
Have fun with the remodeling.
Patria


Willy-N    Posted 12-30-2003 at 08:08:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Were lucky those types of stores are a 200 mile round trip away! But we have to pay the higher prices or drive for a big load of stuff to make it worth the drive. I did that when I was building my home. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 12-30-2003 at 10:33:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
willy how far are you from the nighthawk border crossing?


Willy-N    Posted 12-30-2003 at 12:31:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are about 60 miles from there. Much cheaper to ship it to there PO than drive. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 12-30-2003 at 13:24:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
my sister lives , not far on the other side of the border, if she is still going into the states that would be a good way to avoid mailing anything through customs,as it usually sits in a wharehouse for a long sometimes before getting delivered, i try and call her tonight, if shes back home yet.


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