G'day all, Couldn't help but think that the OP was talking about BUNNINGS, with the exception of automated checkouts. They call the shops Warehouses, because they bloody well wear you out looking for products(that where there last week) and assistants, not to mention waiting at the checkouts. I went into the local Bunnings (it's all there is in Kal) about 6 weeks ago to get some 42x19 (2"x1") pine. NONE. 70x19 (3"x1") NONE Dewalt Palm Sander (was there a week prior) NONE other hardware items etc etc. The realy frustrating part was that they do stock all of the items that I was after as I had purchased them all from there previously. After an hour+ of hunting I came home with only a small number of the items on my list. So I fired of an email to their head office telling them how disappointed I was. I was trying to be very nice. A few days later a nice lady phoned from the local store to apologise and find out more details of my belly aching. Nothing changed. A couple of days ago went to purchase some 40x19 Tassie Oak, yep you guessed it NONE. Had to buy a 3.6m length of 70 x 19 Skirting for about $20.00 compared to about $7.00, and rip it down.
The most annoying thing is when they try to BAFFLE you with BULLSHIT. I actually spoke to manager about the lack of pine and he stated that it was on order, but as products come from the Eastern States they take time to arrive. Bunnings have their own mills in WA, their own pine plantations and the pine they sell is stickered Westpine, Western Australia.
Oh well Have had my whinge for the day
Hope you all have better