I hooked up the trailer, headed off to HD and $250 later I had all the 2x4's, plywood and T1-11 that I needed for the shed. Just as I pulled in the driveway I go "D*mn... forgot the stuff my wife needs for her project."
So I drop the trailer and head back to HD. This time I go in a different door and notice a big hand-written sign that says "Open Box Shed Kits On Sale. Inquire At Customer Service."
"What the heck. I'll see what they got." I end up meeting the nicest HD manager ever. She walked me over to 4 open box kits, one of which was an 8 x 8 x 8 Regent II, the one I would have bought if I wanted to spend the bucks.
Regularly $499, she marked it down 50% to $249 - the same amount I paid for the wood for my little lean-to! We went back inside, she rang me put, put a Sold sign on the kit and told me to see her when I came back with my trailer.
I go home, get the trailer, return all my wood and go looking for Shannon. When I find her, she says "Let me get a fork-truck. Where are you parked?" So now I've got a manager driving the fork truck and helping me load the kit in my trailer - a kit I'm sure they didn't make much money, if any, on. I look the kit over real quick and notice that there are no instructions. Shannon goes back inside, looks them up on the web and prints out the 36 page manual saying "If there's anything else missing, find me during the days or tell any other manager that Shannon said to give you what you need.
I've bad mouthed the borgs in the past, but this time I gotta Shannon her props!