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Mark

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1034 days ago

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FELLAS NOOOO!!!! I DIDN’T DO ANYTHING OF WHICH WAS JUST PREVIOUSLY SAID!!!! MY MORONIC BROTHER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUNNY TO POST SOMETHING TO GET ME IN CRAP!!! I WOULD NEVER DO SUCH THING!!! I USED TO WORK AT HOME DEPOT AND I KNOW 90% OF THE PEOPLE THAT WORK THERE. REPEAT!!!

IM SORRY IF THIS GOT EVERYONE ROWLED UP BUT I WOULD NEVER DO SUCH THING!

-- My purpose in life: Making sawdust


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Bertha

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#1 posted 1034 days ago

You OK with this, brother? Getting more back than you paid seems a bit iffy but I’m not an angel or judge.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 1034 days ago

I probably wouldn’t want to do that; however, I usually keep all of my left over hardware anyways and put it in bin boxes. If you have to go to Lowe’s for a few bolts or something little like that the value of the lost time will be worth far more than keeping a good selection of bolts, screws, nails etc. After a while you can build up a pretty good selection. Then it’s there when you need it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#3 posted 1034 days ago

Sitting here just speechless and shaking my head. (oh, and biting my tongue!)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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ellen35

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#4 posted 1034 days ago

And why is it that everything costs so much more these days…
I’m with Sheila on this one…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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pierce85

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#5 posted 1034 days ago

What Al and Sheila said… wow

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Eric_S

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#6 posted 1034 days ago

You may have just cost someone their job when at the end of the day that person’s drawer is short…not sure if its done that way at HD for returns though. Either way it’s not the most morale thing to do but I’m no judge or jury.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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6t5Goat

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#7 posted 1034 days ago

Sounds a bit to close to stealing for me.. I wouldn’t do it..

What’s stopping you from going in and buying the bulk packs.. and then returning as singles?

Besides.. I never return extra hardware.. I like having all that extra around for when I need it..

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David Grimes

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#8 posted 1034 days ago

I don’t believe you. I don’t think they would let you pull that off. In other words, I think you are a liar… not a thief.

If somehow you did do that, then karma is all over those Detard batteries you got (plus the hex I’m putting on them now).

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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PurpLev

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#9 posted 1034 days ago

+1 to all of the above comments.

by the way, catch 22 is something completely different ;)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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ShaneA

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#10 posted 1034 days ago

I wont pass judgement. However, I do like to keep extra hardware like helluvawreck mentionted. There can be a lot of value having the right piece on hand. Nothing worse than time/gas wasted for a .39¢ bolt.

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flippedcracker

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#11 posted 1034 days ago

just about to say that this isn’t a catch 22.

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 1034 days ago

Me thinks the other half of the “catch 22” hammer has yet to fall. Tic Toc…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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crank49

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#13 posted 1034 days ago

Ditto, all comments above. Boy, this one’s even got libs and cons agreeing.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 1034 days ago

Like I said, I wouldn’t want to do that. However, it’s probably the only way they can refund him because they have two choices 1) full unopened boxes of bolts or 2) individual bolts. More than likely there is no other numbers in their data base. When they enter the inventory numbers in a price comes out. If they search for an individual bolt number then that price is going to come out and that’s what they have to do. Otherwise, these clerks would start having to use mathematics to figure out what he actually paid for each bolt and nut and the company would then be loosing labor, lines would be backing up at the refund counter, and customers waiting in line would start getting angry. I imagine the management of these companies have already taken these things into consideration so they take the simple way out. The store probably comes out better in the long run.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#15 posted 1034 days ago

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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