People who buy this are people who want to.
People who do not have an insight into how to tell a quality piece of
furniture from a POS.
People who see the price and compare it to another price of a similar
People who want to.
Step out of your shoes and into someone's who is totally ignorant of the
furniture trade and you probably would buy it to.
This same principle applies to other products as well.
Camera's - If know nothing about photography and and don't really care,
just want a snap shot occasionally buy a cheapo camera, otherwise spend
a months pay on one.
Basically who cares who buys what, each to his own, there's plenty to go
around so look after yourself and let the other bloke look after himself.
Gees, something musta touched a nerve in this thread. My soap box is
usually well out of site. :)
all the best
A few years back, my wife and I completely remodeled our kitchen. All
of the materials came from Home Depot. Our cabinets are all fine
quality plywood with solid wood frame and panel doors. They were built
in NC. I installed them myself and I am very happy with them.
I noticed during another remodeling job that Home Depot had particle
board bathroom vanities for sale. Right next to them were the good
quality plywood vanities that I bought.
I like the fact that HD stocks a range of different products and I can
choose fine quality at a reasonable price or el cheapo junk at a much
lower price. There have been times in my life when I would have been
happy to find cheap junk, because that is all I could afford.
I also like the fact that they stock power tools that range from
Chinese junk to Taiwanese made moderately priced imports, through fine
quality American and European made tools.
Owen Lawrence wrote:
Yesterday, the wife and I took a road trip, and stopped in at a HD for
the first time in several years. I'd have to agree with everything
you said above- We were looking at flooring, and while they carried
vinyl stick-on tiles for $.29/sq ft., they also had nice quarried
marble in the next aisle. Who cares if they've got some junk- at
least they carry some higher class materials as well. Around here,
all we've got is Menard's, and all they've got is junk piled next to
the junk- you don't get the option of buying a higher quality product
unless you have a contractor's account with a smaller commerical
vendor, or drive two hours to another chain.
I guess I should chip in here. I recently bought kitchen cabinets from the
despot. I can't say that everything went smoothly but the cabinets
themselves are gorgeous. Hardwood doors and face frames, laminated high
density chipboard sides and back, tongue and groove joinery with glue, no
fasteners. They aren't the highest end you can obtain but they are plenty
high quality in this day and age.
And they have those triangles too.
One key reason I think they use those things is that the cabinets get beat
up pretty good during shipping. If they are racked too hard the tongues
will snap off and the cabinet will be ruined. Those triangles keep the
racking from getting too severe. I of course could be wrong. Note that
this is a load that has no relation to the load that the cabinet will
experience during it's normal use.
At any rate just because the despot happens to sell bottom of the line items
doesn't mean that you can't get better quality there. You may have to
special order it.
I think it's fairly mean of the OP to imply that those that can't afford the
highest quality should go without anything at all. Why shouldn't I have a
functional, if cheap, kitchen, just because I can't afford to hire Tage Frid
to custom build me some cabinets?
Having said all that I still don't really care for the despot. They have
too many customers for their folks to properly and carefully deal with and
thus stuff is always falling through the cracks with them. Nevertheless
OP's post and other subsequent ranting replies just aren't true.
Its a group known as the New World Order. We meet by teleconference
once a month and think up new ways to irritate people. Ever heard of
The kitchen cabinet thing is ancient, four five years at least. But
some of the best jokes are the long running ones. Have you noticed the
way that teenage girls now run around in jeans and tops that leave a
half inch gap at the midriff? That is one of our all time favourites.
Its getting to the point where it is impossible for women to buy real
clothes, thats why you see so many going round with an inch of flesh
exposed in the middle of January with snow on the ground.
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So much the better. I have warm hands.
Let's pray they never start, eh? <domg>
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How could they do that to each other since they almost all seem to wear
visible thongs? Aren't they already self-wedgied with those? Some of
the ones wearing thongs are almost as disgusting as plumber
ass-cleavage in obese men.
MANY who wear that kind of provocative clothing shouldn't.
I live 3 minutes from a beach where it is legal for the ladies to go
topless... unfortunately, it's the ones with the brush-cuts and trucker
wallets wearing comfortable shoes that go topless... they really
When that law was first passed, I nailed together a lemonade-style stand
selling suntan lotion. Big sign: "Suntan lotion, APPLICATION included,
It was only till after I offered to pay out 10 dollars that I got any
Think Roseanne Barr or Rosie O'Donnell. Still want to stick to that
If you're gonna be dumb, you better be tough
I believe I covered that earlier in the thread, but what the hey. I
grew up not far from you, MI and IN. I've seen big girls with not a lot
on, visit the neighborhood sauna or go skinny dipping. Given my
druthers, I'd rather be lookin' at the backside of the ladies. But hey,
that's just me. It's a free country, more or less, if you wanta look at
the guys, I won't tell. %-) But I'm still gonna watch the ladies.
Dave in Fairfax
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I try not to look at anything that is 600lbs with a hairy back- male
or female. :) Seriously, there should be an application process for
spandex tube-tops and visable thongs. Just got some new neighbors,
and the first look I got at one of them nearly made me tear my own
eyes out- lady musta been 300 lbs, all sallow, cottage-cheese looking
cellulite, and she was bending over in shorts which, while not
particularly short or revealing in themselves, became short and
revealing because they were jammed up her ass crack. *gag* And of
course, the three-sizes-too-small tube top was in attendance as well,
to complete the ensemble.
Then again, when you see the college girls running around, it's a
whole different tune.
IMHO the fact that thongs and tube-tops are available in those
sizes is evidence that a sgnificant part of the clothing industry
is controlled by gay men intent on revenging past discrimination
by straight men.
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