When I comes to HD or Lowes so much of what we see in our local one has to
do with the manager and maybe their immediate boss. The HD near me was
definitely in bad shape when I moved into my home five years ago. However
about three or four months ago it was obvious someone new took over, it is
now better organized, cleaner and employees are asking if you need help
again. It is one with large displayed tools removed, but I can deal with
Meanwhile the local Lowes' which I use to drive the extra fifteen to twenty
minutes to has steadily gone down hill, seems to have a huge number of
employees all moving briskly somewhere, but actually doing nothing. Reminds
me of the Drill Sergeant from basic training who let us goof off one
afternoon but told us to "Make sure you mill about smartly!". The tool area
looks like a tornado went through and it's the one place you can never find
anyone to help. The condition of the tools on display is definitely not
making Porter-Cable, Delta and Black & Decker merger any sales, it looks
like a swap meet thirty minutes before closing. The placards would be
Yet I've been in other ones of both and it varies so much from store to
store, you just really have to pick and choose. The number one rule for both
is don't go on the weekend especially in the spring.
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