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I hope I'm not breaking the rules of this group, but I'm working on a new website called www.homedeephell.com which is newly opened and I was hoping on getting some Home Depot horror stories from people in this group to get the forum rolling.
You can go to the site and post them, or post them here (let me know if it's ok to copy the story over), and I'll come back and get them (if any?).
Thanks a lot. I know "advertising" is a no-no on Usenet, but this is strictly non-profit and evolved strictly for my desire to share my hate of the big orange hell hole with others who feel the same.
Sam
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I hope I'm not breaking the rules of this group, but I'm working on a new website called www.homedeephell.com which is newly opened and I was hoping on getting some Home Depot horror stories from people in this group to get the forum rolling.
You can go to the site and post them, or post them here (let me know if it's ok to copy the story over), and I'll come back and get them (if any?).
Thanks a lot. I know "advertising" is a no-no on Usenet, but this is strictly non-profit and evolved strictly for my desire to share my hate of the big orange hell hole with others who feel the same.
Sam
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Therapy will help you much better with that issue

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Your site says "there are MANY people like myself who just feel the intense need to VENT!" Can't they just vent without needing to have it on a web site?
If not, then I'm all for doing my part to help them. I've been able to get through the emotional anguish these situations have caused me, but hopefully I can help others through the telling of my stories.
After looking through a myriad of ________(fill in blank with pipe fittings, electrical parts, nuts/bolts, etc) and after finally finding the right part I find out they're out of stock. To compound it, of course there is a box in the spot but it's the wrong box. I put the box in the aisle so a stocker will be able to figure it out. Next week the wrong box is back in the spot.
I use the self-checkout because it's the only checkout without a huge line and every other item needs an employee to assist. Why can't the employee just do the whole thing?
They won't let me look at the small tools anymore (chisels, screwdrivers, etc) because they've put them behind a long employee-only counter.
When I don't need help I have to say Hi to 15 people. When I need help I have to walk around for 15 minutes looking for someone to help me.
Sam, I pray these stories can help at least one person in dealing with their own emotional healing.
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Larry C in Auburn, WA



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Vent all you want. Most of the complaints seem to stem from the fact that they are busy places. Follow that to the reason why. If you know what you are doing and what you need and don't have to rely on advice from somebody that didn't want to be doing the McD thing, you have a good chance of finding it there. And don't forget price. Not that they are necessarily low-priced all the time, but they are usually fairly priced (being in the NE USA, the alternatives in my area would make a lawyer blush).

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Hey Tom, did you read my post? I thought my sarcasm at crying over this stuff was clearer.
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Larry C in Auburn, WA

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Sorry Larry...I totally missed the sarcasm (it was late).
Truth be told, I don't much enjoy the HD experience but when economics dictates it, I grit my teeth and do it. Key is to know exactly what I need, get out of the house early (NY'ers tend to "lounge" on the weekends), get the goods and get outta there.
If I had a single bitch to make on the place, it is the sloppy pricing of merchandise. There seem to be more and more items where the price is not to be found until you get to the register. Probably against the law in NY but I am new to the area and don't plan on sticking around long enough to learn about such things so I either accept or reject at the "finish line".

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You're a day late and a dollar short:
www.homedepotsucks.com

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Oops, sorrry. Don't know why that double posted.
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Home depot will rip you off too. Try looking at the washer and dryers and look at the maytag neptune line. Almost willing to bet they are $999 for the washer and $599 for the dryer. Exact same price as sears ad lowes and any other outfit that sell them. Maytag has set the price that no one can go under. Called the unilateral price support program. Kind of like the old saying damn the customer full profit ahead. Most customers do not know that maytag has set this price. Why in the world would these three outfits let maytag dictate to them how much they have to see it for. Seems to me that maytag need slowes and home cheapo and sears more that they need maytag. What other products do they follow this policy on? Companies are not talking.
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UDUB2 writes:

So turn it over to the Feds. Price fixing is illegal.
Charlie Self
"Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." Sir Winston Churchill
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Charle it sounds like price fixing but I guess it is not. Why would lowes send me an e-mail saying yes they do support th unilateral price support policy , And they sound damn proud of it. The simple matter is to see i anyone in your town or city has the maytag neptune for less than $ 999. Have a e-mail in to the fair trade commission and the florida attorney general. They must be to busy to answer back.
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Charlie...you and I are probably old enough to know about price fixing. Timex watches are the most recent great example and they got spanked pretty good.
But the practice is now again running rampant. Check prices for Weber grills, Honda snowblowers, most other big ticket items and you will see what I mean.

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Charlie Self wrote:

IIRC, Browning used to do this with their shotguns. It's known as Unilateral Minimum Retail Pricing (UMRP) and it not illegal., yet.
See:
http://www.applianceadvisor.com/our%20stories/Pricefixingjuly2003.htm
-- Jack Novak Buffalo, NY - USA (Remove "SPAM" from email address to reply)
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.comnotforme (Charlie Self) wrote in

Actually it's not. It's not price fixing and it's not illegal either. Price fixing would involve collusion among retailers all agreeing not discount goods or to artificially inflate the prices of an item. The manufacturer has every right to tell the dealers what the item is to be sold for. The retailer can choose to sell the product or not. There are many manufacturers that follow this business model. Some commonly recognized ones are Bose speakers and Saturn.

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Immature 20's or 30's, or way too much time on your hands ... or both?
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I found it amusing.
Have to chime in with a hearty high-ho about them closing the aisles for restocking. And about them being out-of-stock on (what seem to me to be) common items. Oh yeah - and about the long line at the return counter. And some others.
But - there are NO potholes in our BORG's parking lot...
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Went to Lowe's today to purchase some new window glass. Two people indicated to me that "it wasn't their department", although the second did walk over and push the little call button thingy for me. After the recorded "Help needed in glass cutting" message played like 4 times the same woman walked back over, shut it off and said someone would be with me shortly. Finally another woman came up who had to be - no lie - 70 years old. Fine in and of itself, but when I told her I needed three panes at "seven and seven-eighths by eight and seven-eighths" she responded with - and I'm not making this up - "What's a seveneighths?" Confused - I said "Huh?" She went on with something along the lines of "I don't know what that is....". Finally it dawned on me that she really _did_hear me, but just didn't understand what I meant. After trying to explain to her that it was just the dimensions to which I needed her to cut the glass, I literally - and I SWEAR TO FREAKING GOD I'm not making this up - I literally had to explain and show to her on a tape measure what the "little lines" between the numbers were. The really amusing part came when she said I had to "get out" of the little boothy thing while she cut the glass "for my own protection".
Now then, the big question I have is *not* how in the hell this woman got a job at Lowe's (they'll hire anyone who'll take $7/hr. apparently), but how in THE hell a 70 year old woman could go through life and not understand the concept of "measurement" or possibly "fractions".
Is it me, or is something a little odd there?
JP ******************* Incredulous.
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| | I literally had to explain and show to her on a tape measure | what the "little lines" between the numbers were.
You're missing the best in life. Go to the fastener aisle and ask if they have any "scruples".
--Jay
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On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:47:50 -0700, "Jay Windley"

<Laughing Out Loud For Real!!!>
heeeeHEEEEE!!
JayToo
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