You do realize that HD hires carpet companies to install their carpet?
So I don't know how it would be installed any better.
A glass company I used to work for yrs ago used to install HD's shower
doors for them. We did just a good a job with their doors as we did
I've been shopping there for yrs, and I've never had a problem.
One thing I don't like, are those new DIY checkouts they installed,
the grocery store I shop at also uses them, so I guess that is just
BTW, I went to an AC/heating store a while back to buy some duct board
and they wouldn't sell me a thermostat I liked....said they couldn't
sell electrical parts to the public. Huh?
You've been lucky. Or, your store has one of the three good HD managers.
Rumor has it there's a fourth one somewhere.
That sort of makes sense. Look at some of the thermostat questions posted
here. Many of them can be summarized as "I don't know squat about this, but
I watch the cooking channel a lot, so I think I could install a thermostat."
The specialty stores don't want people coming back saying they blew up the
electronics in their furnaces. I suppose they could offer a different
service arrangement for the clueless, but how would they tell who's who?
It's not always obvious.
They hire the lowest bidder, and they get a cut. Pretty simple.
For a simple installation it may make no difference. For a complicated
installation, with a lot of stairs, different types of stairs, and
transitions to other types of flooring, it can make a big difference.
They also are very expensive compared to most discount carpet stores.
In San Francisco, you want to gravitate to the areas with all the
building supply stores, and look for the Chinese stores. Send in a
Cantonese speaker to do the transaction. For stuff like carpet, tile,
granite, marble, cultured marble and granite, and cabinetry, you'll be
at about 50-60% of what Home Depot or Lowe's charges.
Just because someone is the lowest bidder doesn't mean that they don't
know what they are doing.
Like I said, the company I used to work for installed their shower
doors and we were considered one of the best glass companies in town.
(they're still considered one of the best)
It's also the same deal with big construction jobs. In order to get
the work you have to out bid the other companies. I remember working
for a very small company one time and we routinely out bid the big
That is how you build that type of business and get a good reputation.
Robert, you're complaining to the wrong guy about the wrong problem. You
*should* be complaining to Steve (to whom Ron replied) about his use of a
peculiar character set in his 'From:' headers. I see no HTML in any of the
posts by either of them.
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
The SMS wimp is using high ASCII in his email - as Doug said - the
From line in the header.
Do not reply with the ASCII in the thread, clip it out.
My threads are text, but a reply and the reader burped!
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