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Posted on What is your experience with your local big box store?

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#1 posted 07-25-2012 06:21 PM

I have access to both HD and Lowes. Both have pretty decent websites anymore showing inventory, so generally I am trying to make a surgical strike. Mostly I buy hardware or dimensional lumber from them. The dimensional lumber is horrendously knotty, and you have to plan on going through a whole stack to find 1-2 acceptable boards. HD here seems to have slightly better prices on electrical, Lowes slightly bettter on everything else. Lowes seems to have help around if I want to ask where something is (Don’t ask how to do something, they are more clueless than your are), I can never find help at HD.

As far as tools go, for expensive tools, I can generally find better prices somewhere else/Amazon. If I want cheap tools, I go to Harbor Fright.

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