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Posted: 5/22/2005 12:58:38 PM EDT
I honestly think they both suck in customer service and product knowledge, but I choose Lowe's because they have more "stuff" that I need.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:59:16 PM EDT
lowes by far

and the blue is easier to deal with than the orange that makes me want to gouge my eyes out
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 12:59:42 PM EDT
menards
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:00:33 PM EDT
Home Depot.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:01:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
menards



read the title again? isn't menards an auto parts store?
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:01:41 PM EDT
Home Depot hires morons. No one knows anything in that store, besides how to piss off customers.

Finding specialist in Lowes that works past 2 is a miracle in of itself.

I find lowes to be the best in Outdoors stuff, mill work, and appliances. Other than that it is a crap shoot
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:02:17 PM EDT
HECHINGER
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:02:31 PM EDT
I am a contractor. Home Depot by a mile.
BTW: You need a poll added.
Lowes is for women and sissies.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:05:18 PM EDT
I find the selection to be similar, but Home Depot has been the most helpful when it comes to answering questions and do a little extra.

We built a target for an AR a few weeks ago, and Home Depot personnel were more helpful when it came to finding what we needed, getting solid sdvice, and they cut some PVC for us at no charge when the guy at Lowe's said, "We won't do that."
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:05:55 PM EDT
there you go! it's orange versus blue now!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:07:40 PM EDT
Around here I have to say Home Depot.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:10:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
menards



read the title again? isn't menards an auto parts store?




SAVE BIG MONEY AT MENARDS!



Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:15:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By armoredsaint:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
menards



read the title again? isn't menards an auto parts store?




SAVE BIG MONEY AT MENARDS!

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Isn't that a regional chain? I saw one in Chicago the other day.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:17:55 PM EDT
Around here, the Home Depot(s) generally seem to hire convicts and/or those on work release. When the Home Depot closest to me opened over a decade ago it was a vastly different story. These days though, their stores seem to be messy, chaotic, and filled with angry employees.

Lowes is a different story. Clean, big, organized, and generally helpful staff. While the younger people usually don't know anything about what they sell in the store, they at least seem to want to help or go and get someone who can.

I usually drive the extra distance to Lowes, unless I'm really not in the mood, they don't have what I need, or I need just one or two small things fast - then Home Depot it is.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:18:43 PM EDT
I have 2 Home Depots within 5 miles of my house, and 1 Lowe's.

IF-the key word being "IF"-you can find someone to help you at either of the HDs, they generally can answer all your questions.

At Lowe's, there are SWARMS-it seems-of people walking around just about begging to help you or answer questions. This Lowe's is LESS THAN 1/2 mile from one of the HDs.

One of my neighbors/shooting buddies is a private contractor and he stopped shopping at HD-except for tool sales-about 3 months after ther Lowe's opened up.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:22:39 PM EDT
one time in home depot some hispanic worker tried to start a fight with me since I asked him if they had any lye, which he somehow took as me accusing him of being a liar

but another time while making a funnel the employees where quite helpful
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 1:46:40 PM EDT
I frequent quite a few Lowe's and Home depot's in my area for work, and it all depends on what part of town I'm in. Sometimes Lowe's employees are more helpful, and other times Home Depot's employees are. All depends on location.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:35:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 4:36:27 PM EDT by deej86]
My dad just bought a Char-Broil grill from HD.
ETA-there are no LOWE's in my area close and Menards sucks.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:39:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Menards sucks.




blasphemy!

Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:45:27 PM EDT
Lowe's, by a mile. Actually, by around 42 miles as its the only game in town!
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:56:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A_G:
Around here, the Home Depot(s) generally seem to hire convicts and/or those on work release. When the Home Depot closest to me opened over a decade ago it was a vastly different story. These days though, their stores seem to be messy, chaotic, and filled with angry employees.

Lowes is a different story. Clean, big, organized, and generally helpful staff. While the younger people usually don't know anything about what they sell in the store, they at least seem to want to help or go and get someone who can.

I usually drive the extra distance to Lowes, unless I'm really not in the mood, they don't have what I need, or I need just one or two small things fast - then Home Depot it is.



Totally the same thing around here.

Home Depot resembles a run down Walmart inside and all the employees seem to be pissed off on top of being worthless...a great retail combo.

Lowes is clean,organized and carries alot more variety,plus the employees seem to reasonably enjoy being gainfully employed.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:58:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By deej86:
Menards sucks.




blasphemy!



In the sense their employ usually isn't the brightest.

ETA-I agree with the trouble of finding someone at HD. Trying to find the BBQ grills was a joke, and finding someone to get answers was tough.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:41:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
menards



Agree.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:46:10 PM EDT
I was at Lowes recently, trying to get some help building a PVC/cloth backdrop for an art showing that I was doing.

I was there for an hour, and nobody, NOBODY was around to answer a question. Not one single Lowes-employed soul was visible until I checked out.

Home Depot? I get asked what I need within two minutes of walking in. If I have a question, there's somebody within a couple aisles. If I need something cut, they'll cut it. They'll help with advice on everything. Though their selection is a little worse and their prices are a little higher, I would far rather go to HD any day.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:52:30 PM EDT
Homey Depot, hands down. I've never been in there where I didn't have at least 6-10 people ask me if I needed help. And before you say 'Duh, you're a chick and chicks are clueless in a Homey Depot', they always ask my husband, too. Very helpful people, if you ask me. Lowes blows. Nobody is helpful and they don't have the selection HD does.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:48:59 AM EDT
Every Home Depot I've been too looks like it's the courtyard at a prison. I hate that place.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 5:55:23 AM EDT
Handy Dan kicks everyones ass!
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 11:06:48 AM EDT
how can the trunk monkey actually beat HD?
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