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Blackie_

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03-30-2016 06:39 PM

Who would have ever thought Walmart to carry high quality tools, so far I’ve found two items that they carry whiteside and Incra with free shipping to boot. Go figure.

Edit In; I ordered the Incra Hinge Crafter from the WM online website, optioned for the 7 – 10 free shipping. It was ordered the day before I created this topic and I had the item in my mailbox that following Sat, 4 day shipping.

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ClammyBallz

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#1 posted 03-30-2016 06:49 PM

The Walmart site is in competition with Amazon. They’re not selling directly, they’re allowing third party vendors to sell them and taking a cut.

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Blackie_

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#2 posted 03-30-2016 06:52 PM

Makes since but they are undercutting Amazon’s prices item for item which is a plus.

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Matt Hegedus

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#3 posted 03-30-2016 07:07 PM

I buy a lot of hardware at Walmart, like nails screws and hooks to hang pieces while finishing. They have the best prices out of ALL the hardware stores in my area. WAY cheaper than Lowes or Depot.

I’ve also bought a,lot of finishes there. BLS, lacquer and spar. I love it, because I get so mad when I see overpriced things at Lowes.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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BinghamtonEd

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#4 posted 03-30-2016 07:31 PM



I buy a lot of hardware at Walmart, like nails screws and hooks to hang pieces while finishing. They have the best prices out of ALL the hardware stores in my area. WAY cheaper than Lowes or Depot.

I ve also bought a,lot of finishes there. BLS, lacquer and spar. I love it, because I get so mad when I see overpriced things at Lowes.

- Matt Hegedus

Matt,
Have you looked at cshardware.com? I use them for pretty much all my hardware now (I just wrote them up in the reviews section).

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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MadMark

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#5 posted 03-30-2016 07:42 PM

Mcmaster.com is like Grainger.

M

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 03-30-2016 08:15 PM

In connection to how these retailers sell items: I was looking for the right size plastic drawer parts cabinets. I went to Mxx industrial supply and looked around and found the perfect unit. It had 64 small drawers roughly 6 in. deep x 18 in x 18 in and they wanted $54. I then went to home depot for something else and the same unit that I saw at Mxx was advertised on Home Depot for $27.00. It was obvious that somehow they knew that I had just searched for this item (I guess from cookies or whatever). The difference was that Mxx had it in stock at their wear house and Home Depot was going to have it shipped from the manufacturer’s wear house. It was going to take 3 more days to get it from Home Depot but hey! it was 50% less. Home Depot didn’t charge freight on it. M** would ship it that day but I would have to pay freight. To the best of my recollection this is how the transaction occurred. I ended up ordering 3 units from Home Depot freight free and 50% less. I assume that this complicated advertising was all done by my cookies or some other sophisticated internet program.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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teejk02

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#7 posted 03-30-2016 08:36 PM


I buy a lot of hardware at Walmart, like nails screws and hooks to hang pieces while finishing. They have the best prices out of ALL the hardware stores in my area. WAY cheaper than Lowes or Depot.

I ve also bought a,lot of finishes there. BLS, lacquer and spar. I love it, because I get so mad when I see overpriced things at Lowes.

- Matt Hegedus

Matt,
Have you looked at cshardware.com? I use them for pretty much all my hardware now (I just wrote them up in the reviews section).

- BinghamtonEd

cshardware is a great outfit…when I built here I used them for my cabinet hardware (6 way adjustable door hinges less than $1/pop). Self-closing drawer slides much cheaper than anything I could find. Great customer service and a HUGE catalog for that specialty stuff. As for WalMart, they customize their stores depending on the local competition. We have a pretty big sporting goods hardware store down the road with another hardware store not far away so WalMart minimizes theirs. Depends where you are.

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 03-31-2016 03:44 AM

Hey,

Walmart is now going to have it’s own brand of milk! There is a Menards in Mankato and they have added food mostly dry goods appliances and bedroom furniture. The lines are getting blurry.

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JAAune

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#9 posted 03-31-2016 04:00 AM

Menards has gone pretty big with the food section. I think they’re going to run Lowes out of business someday. Better selection, better prices, better products, better promotions and a convenient food mart to grab supper from before heading off to work.

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tomsteve

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#10 posted 03-31-2016 11:22 AM



Hey,

Walmart is now going to have it s own brand of milk! There is a Menards in Mankato and they have added food mostly dry goods appliances and bedroom furniture. The lines are getting blurry.

- DocSavage45

my brother in law told me last saturday they bought a dairy farm somewhere in the midwest states to have their own milk label.
menards here has quite a food section. the bedroom furniture,too. also safes, and not little dinky safes. executive and gun safes.
but i will buy my lumber from menards for now. imo better quality.
seems the one near me has more older, retired trades people workin there and have been quite helpful. not like blue or orange where it seemed the help would just read what the package says. that is, IF they could be found and actually want to help the customers.

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KellyB

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#11 posted 03-31-2016 01:20 PM

seems the one near me has more older, retired trades people workin there and have been quite helpful. not like blue or orange where it seemed the help would just read what the package says. that is, IF they could be found and actually want to help the customers.

- tomsteve

Or if they can read the label…

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SignWave

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#12 posted 03-31-2016 01:51 PM

My personal experience with the WM online marketplace is that the prices may look good, but on several occasions I’ve ordered things only to be told days later that the item was out of stock. This has happened several times, and I really avoid their website now. On the few items I did end up getting, they were slow. It feels to me like they’re trying to play catch-up with Am@zon, but still have a long way to go.

I find this a bit ironic, since WM supposedly rose to it’s current prevalence because of it’s IT systems and supply chain management. Whatever success they had building their physical retail presence doesn’t seem to be translating well to online. Just my personal opinion, of course.

FWIW, I live near an Am@zon distribution center. On MANY occasions, I’ve ordered something from them and had it on my door in a few hours. My experience shopping with them just keeps getting better.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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Cooler

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#13 posted 03-31-2016 02:05 PM

And some of the Walmart items have insane shipping costs. So watch the final cost before clicking “buy”.

And when they showed pot hooks (for pot racks) they were showing a package of 6 for $5.95. But when you went to check out it was $5.95 for each hook ($36.00 for the 6 hooks, but free shipping). The six hooks should have cost about $10.00 and the shipping should have been about $6.00.

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Blackie_

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#14 posted 03-31-2016 08:25 PM



In connection to how these retailers sell items: I was looking for the right size plastic drawer parts cabinets. I went to Mxx industrial supply and looked around and found the perfect unit. It had 64 small drawers roughly 6 in. deep x 18 in x 18 in and they wanted $54. I then went to home depot for something else and the same unit that I saw at Mxx was advertised on Home Depot for $27.00. It was obvious that somehow they knew that I had just searched for this item (I guess from cookies or whatever). The difference was that Mxx had it in stock at their wear house and Home Depot was going to have it shipped from the manufacturer s wear house. It was going to take 3 more days to get it from Home Depot but hey! it was 50% less. Home Depot didn t charge freight on it. M** would ship it that day but I would have to pay freight. To the best of my recollection this is how the transaction occurred. I ended up ordering 3 units from Home Depot freight free and 50% less. I assume that this complicated advertising was all done by my cookies or some other sophisticated internet program.

helluvawreck aka Charles

You made a great point Charles, you have to be diligent in research, I too have found the exact same item much cheaper at Homedepot then what Amazon was selling it, also the same goes for HF, again I’ve found items cheaper at homedepot than HF.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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splatman

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#15 posted 04-01-2016 05:35 AM



Menards has gone pretty big with the food section. I think they’re going to run Lowes out of business someday. Better selection, better prices, better products, better promotions and a convenient food mart to grab supper from before heading off to work.

- JAAune


Hey,

Walmart is now going to have it’s own brand of milk! There is a Menards in Mankato and they have added food mostly dry goods appliances and bedroom furniture. The lines are getting blurry.

- DocSavage45

my brother in law told me last saturday they bought a dairy farm somewhere in the midwest states to have their own milk label.
menards here has quite a food section. the bedroom furniture,too. also safes, and not little dinky safes. executive and gun safes.
but i will buy my lumber from menards for now. imo better quality.
seems the one near me has more older, retired trades people workin there and have been quite helpful. not like blue or orange where it seemed the help would just read what the package says. that is, IF they could be found and actually want to help the customers.

- tomsteve


Build a house, furnish it, add appliances, electronics(1), and stock the pantry by shopping only at Menards. Sounds like it, anyways. Is Menards trying to be a one-stop-build-a-home-shop?
A piece of land, enough cash, and a trip to Menards, and you can build a house ready to live in. True?

Fred Meyer (a hypermarket chain in the Pac NW) had the same potential when they were in the lumber biz.

1 My dad told me years ago the Menards in Bismarck, ND put everyone else to shame with their electronics selection.

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