Just had my new washed maple shaker kitchen installed by the despot in
toronto with real bad results. crew bearly spoke english on install and
workmanship very shoddy.
Calls to manger and customer service are a waste of time, credit card
company refuses to take on HD by charging back the $6K. Kid who sold me
the kitchen now just shakes his head and walks away, have noticed that the
complaints area is well removed from the sales area with good reason.
Avoid the Despots. I hear that in the states they half assed care due to
competition with lowes, but up here they don't give a rats ass.
Huh? How did we get to race? Nobody said anything about race. Until you bought
it up, that is. I'm not sure what your obsession with race is, but it wasn't
necessary to make your racist comments, Sherman.
I made the mistake of giving them a $9,000 order to recarpet my entire house
some years back. What a disaster-- from double-charging my credit card to
sloppy installation by their crew to the carpet rising up into ridges about
2 years after install-- with full denial of responsibility all the way and
refusal to do anything about it
Good thing I live in Atlanta (their corporate HQ) and my next door neighbor
is a senior VP with them. Good thing he pulled some strings for me-- or I
would have been hung out to dry.
We've only had HD up here in Maine until recently...Lowe's showed up. What a
difference! Lowe's sales people actually help you find things unlike HD's who
run for the nearest exit when they see a customer start to approach them. I have
noticed HD's people changing a little lately and hopefully it's in response to
people being fed up with their attitudes now that they have a choice.
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HD and Lowes have their good and bad points. Lowes is definitly a nicer
experience in my opinion... clear looking store, easier to get someone
to help you... however, I think HD has lower prices or lumber and stuff.
Most of the time I go to HD, the salesguy (when I can get 'em), winds
up saying "That's right where it would be if we had it." That was for
a small bathroom sink/cabinet combination. Lowe's had four on the
Looking for floor tile, at HD tiles weren't where the shelf markings
said they were. Could'nt find a salesguy. At Lowe's, at the flooring
desk, you can press a button and the PA system calls for someone to
come to that department.
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We had just a HD until a couple of years ago. A half block away, they
started to build a Lowes. All of a sudden, when I went into the HD while
the Lowes was still being built, it seems that every employee that we
walked past asked if they could help. I said to my wife, "They'll
probably have valet parking next".
I like Lowes better because it seems to be laid out better and the
aisles are wider. But, if I am going to be buying a feew small things, I
will go to HD because they have that self service checkout. If Lowes had
it, I would always be there.
Ha Ha Ha, you guys keep hiring crews from HD and Lowes. I love it. In a
busines that you clearly get what you pay for everbody keeps their
wallets closed as tight as possible. When you hire a crew from one of
these places you must remember one thing, "they work for Home Depot for
a reason". Years and years ago I investigated being a subcontractor for
these outfits, I would never have my name on the lack of quality they
accept as a finished product. Go ahead, keep hiring them, you will call
a real contractor sooner or later and pay 3 times as much to fix
Funny thing is, around here (Long Island) the Lowes store here
the hell out of me when you need help. Its not uncommon to wait
20 or so minutes to ask someone if the have something in stock.
You never seem to find anyone is the isles, its always a page here and
a page there.
Over at depot, usually I find someone around that can point me to
the right location. On occasion I had to wait too. Just not every
time like I did at Lowes.
Prices? They are basically the same. Molding quality is a little
at Lowes around here. The HD that I usually go to is getting a little
While Lowes around here may seem a little cleaner, I find that HD just
more choices on stuff to choose from.
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