On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 8:01:21 PM UTC-4, notbob wrote:
Why shouldn't Lowe's broadcast in a language spoken by the customers
they're trying to attract? If they thought it would increase market
share, they'd broadcast their commercials in Etruscan.
Next time I see a Lowe's commercial, I'll have to leave the sound on.
Then again, maybe it's because you live in the West.
I remember using an inventory counting service one year and the
results were FAR from accurate. The next year we did it in-house - and
having a basic understanding of what was SUPPOSED to be in the bins -
and making sure we counted what was there as the right part, made for
a much more accurate count. 3 days of work over the new-year counting
was NOT what I had figured on.
In alt.home.repair, on Fri, 14 Oct 2016 20:45:32 -0400, "Percival P.
Yes it is. 30 years ago the mainframe installations where I worked
updated every night, or twice a day, but they worked things out a few
years later to update almost immediately.
That was a good year for maple.
That's a good question. They may be using numbers from the Federal
Number Reserve, which only supplies raw numbers and has no method for
matching them with existing numbers. Because we use so many more
numbers these days, and because 97% of new numbers come from Arab
countries (That's why they're called Arabic numbers) with whom our
relationship is not always good, the federal government in 1975
established the Federal Number Reserve, in a rarely visited part of the
Humboldt National Forest in Nevada. In underground vaults, it holds
32 quintillion numbers, enough to carry us through an embargo of 20
years, if necessary. Some have said we don't need that many and so,
for a fee, a few have been made available to private businesses. They
can buy a few rather cheaply but the price per unit climbs steeply if
they buy more.
I was at Lowes about 10 years ago looking at the kitchen faucets. They
had about 15 on display.
But I thought I'd get more details at home so I looked on the computer
at home and they had 4.
HD was terrible at that time too, but they may have finally gotten their
act together. The webpage shows the aisle and bay for each product, per
store, and the two times I've looked, it was right.
On Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:44:02 PM UTC-4, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
Not mentioned is the app you are using. If it knows where you are at at the time of app use (gps) it may be looking at inventory for the 'other' store you were closest to.
See what "My Store" is set as.
I was passing that Lowe's yesterday, so (even though the app. and the
Web site still showed that they had none in stock) I stopped in to see
whether they had the new stock of maple plywood. None to be seen, so I
asked the nearby checkout operator, who told me that *he* could not
check whether there was any on its way, and sent me to Customer Service,
who told me that there was no record of any having been ordered. I
walked back to the other end (which is where I had parked) and told the
checkout operator there. He said, "What are they going to do?" to which
I replied "Probably pretend that I don't exist."
There are other Lowe's stores farther away that claim (on line) to have
stock, but it's not convenient to make th trip at present -- and I would
certainly insist that they check the racks to ascertain that they do
have stock before I would drive there.
The reason for preferring Lowe's on this occasion is that they will cut
the 8x4 sheet into sections appropriate for my needs and that will fit
into the car. Menard's has no way to cut plywood sheets, but maybe I'll
go there at night, park in a far corner, and cut the sheet down with my
18V saw. I did it once before.
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