another dying breed... hardware stores..
I try really hard to buy from our local hardware store.. he's
independent, no franchise, etc..
I try to get myself to pay extra for things there, because I'm getting
personal service and knowledgeable help...
In reality, I get both of those things from orchard Hardware... so the
real reason I go to the hardware store?
The bottom line is that I'm self employed and I feel his pain.. I try
to throw a little business his way BECAUSE he's a dying breed and I
hope to slow the process a bit..
Yeah, me too. That's why I buy overpriced lumber there.
It would help make it easier to buy more usual hardware/tool/general purpose
items if he weren't on the far side of a bout 15,000 (more like 15)
stoplights, whereas Lowe's is only two stoplights away.
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On 17 Dec 2004 10:39:57 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Charlie Self)
Please cite your info source, Charlie. I've been looking for that
kind of info on Wally World for over a year now.
I buy more food and US-made "stuff" from there than I do their
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Yeah, well evidently most of the 30% American made stuff is food or similar.
I wish I could recall which news program...local or national...it could even
have been a story on AOL news. Dunno. I just remembered the figures, because
Walmart made such major brags about buying American made whenever they could
when they first moved to this area.
Seems like whenever they can is when they're in the fields looking at produce.
"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Sir Winston
Points not yet mentioned:
In a time long, long ago, Johnson's paste wax was advertised for
floors. Today, and for decades, you will have seen advertisements for
floors that never need waxing. Wonder why there isn't a market for the
There's no magic in Johnson's wax. Nothing more than a mixure of
waxes, e.g. bees and carnuba in paint thinner. FWW has published
Just my two cents.
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