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
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.
its a warehouse...prices are ok, plumbing in 1 aisle,elec in another
....what do you want? true the clerks may not have extensive knowledge but
the emphasis is price and availability
if you don't know what you are doing you may be better off in a specialty
store where they can solve your problem,get your merchandise , and show you
how to do it. There is nothing wrong with this, Quite often I do not know
what the hell I am doing,and I go to a specialty shop and pay a little more
for some sage wisdom.
I quote Dirty Harry
"man's got to know his limitations"
What city are you in that has such a despicable HD?
Here in Phoenix I don't find them to be the cleanest of stores... they
use evaporative coolers, but I always find the people helpful... even
had one clerk yesterday tell me to go to Lowes ;-)
Why don't you write a letter to corporate management?
BTW, freedom of speech or not, your site will likely get the attention
of HD, who will promptly sue you.
| James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
Here in Palm Beach county, Florida, there are a Lowes and a Home Depot
across the SR7 highway from each other. One time when a Lowes clerk
couldn't find something for me, he asked if I had "checked our warehouse
across the street (wink, wink)."
On Wed, 12 Nov 2003 22:28:50 GMT, B a r r y B u r k e J r .
Unforyunately, HD carries a few items that no one else seems to stock
or, if they do, they sell it for a ridiculosly high price. For
example, HD is the only place that sells Lawn Restore fertilizer in my
area except for the nursuries which charge about 30% higher for the
Always a case of consumer BEWARE. If you got sucked, it's your fault.
That's today's logic in business which is terrible but true.
HD has some good prices for sure. I never had trouble dealing with
HD. Also I have some good trades people I can lean on.
Take your complaints to HD itself. I find all 3 stores in my area are fine,
receptive to critique, and workable, if you know the limitations - I tend
not to use their installation services, and take their tech advice with a
grain of salt, but their choices/prices are good, the places are clean,
organized, and efficient. You can always collect stories, but what's the
point? Do something that can lead to improvements rather than collect
pointless gripes, sitting on the sidelines.
<< I find all 3 stores in my area are fine, receptive to critique, and
workable, if you know the limitations
The only problem I have with the 3 stores in my area are.....they're all laid
out differently! I can go to the store up Route 8 from me and go exactly to the
area where I know the item I'm looking for is located. Go to the son-in-law's
home (about 13 miles from my home), help him with a project, need something, I
volunteer to run down to "his" ??? Home Depot. I'm lost, nothing is in the same
location as "my" ??? Home Depot.
- I tend not to use their installation services, and take their tech advice
with a grain of salt, but their choices/prices are good, the places are clean,
organized, and efficient. >>
Ditto! I do as much renodeling/repair/maintenance as I can. If I do hire
someone to do the work I need to have done (mostly electrical) I don't give a
rat's @$$ where they get the parts, as long as the price is within reason.
BTW, if all of the posters (excluding me) in this thread were on "Jeopardy",
and the question was, "Name two large, national, home improvement/repair/
remodeling/garden centers" They may have got Lowe's correct, but Alex would not
have allowed their second answer!
Not from me , I happen to love that big store, even though it is staffed by
You might find your energies better spent developing your own business to
compete with Home Depot and running your place *right * .
This reminds me of a guy that started a website called "Anal*Mart."
(You know which store I'm referring about.) They went through the
trouble of Photoshopping the name on the store front.
Anyway, Home Depot was named "Best place to work" for computer
professionals some years ago. They indeed take care of the workers,
maybe better than their customers. It would be be nice if more
companies followed their lead. Shareholders are happy.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.