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murcorick 05-10-2012 10:40 AM

Where does everyone get supplies?
 
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ddawg16 05-10-2012 10:57 AM

I think the majority of us go to the big box stores...HD and Lowes....one stop for 90% of your needs....

I do have my specialty places....especially for stuff that HD does not carry...like some of the special Simpson hardware....

At the end of the day...price and convience are what determines what most of us buy....

Trucon01 05-10-2012 10:58 AM

I usually get my stuff from Home Depot for 2 reasons. 1. I have a store credit card. 2. Its closer.

However, I will stop by Lowes and Ace Hardware every once in a while. I usually get my paint from Benjamin Moore, but have purchased Glidden and unfortunately, Behr....

murcorick 05-10-2012 11:01 AM

I agree, I use Home Depot quite a bit. Not sure I would go there for paint, but everything else. I have leftover paint to use on my home right now, but if I decided to repaint I would want someone who really knows paints. Do you find that Home Depot and Lowe's Employees understand specialized products? I rarely find someone there that is overly helpful, other than helping me find the right row for my items.

Trucon01 05-10-2012 11:05 AM

I find that maybe 20% know their stuff. For instance, when I ordered blinds, only 1 person knew how to actually order it on their own system out of 4 employees in that section. Other than that, my expectations aren't that high. The lower the price, the lower the knowledge, ie Walmart. I'm not bashing any of the companies, but someone who expects every person to know "their" specific section from top to bottom has impossible expectations...

cortell 05-10-2012 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 918564)
I think the majority of us go to the big box stores...HD and Lowes....one stop for 90% of your needs....

I second that.

The problem is when you need to ask a question. That's where smaller places (ACE and McCoys, e.g.,) really shine.

AtlanticWBConst. 05-10-2012 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by murcorick (Post 918549)
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