||11-25-2012 10:40 AM
Originally Posted by sdsester
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:If we do not support them all we will have left are box stores selling us crap and at whatever price point they desire. And your local supply houses pay full taxes, usually treat their employees well and with full time status, and give something back to the community when asked. Employees know what they are selling too!
I disagree on most of your points.
Supply houses sell crap to.
Box stores pay taxes the same as any other store.
Box stores while not having the most experienced employees, seem to take care of them.
I have never seen a supply house give anything away unless its a raffle type deal. Box stores are always donating materials to good causes.
There are some good things about supply houses.
Should you need a 1500 amp fuse at 2:00 am on Christmas morning, you might have it within two days. HD does not sell this fuse and the supply house has to order it..
And they can usually give you a better price on larger wire.