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Old 08-23-2019, 08:24 PM   #1
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All these home improvement stores SUCK!

I went to home depot this afternoon to get a new end for my hose, and it didn't fit the hose end fit after a fashion but the clamp was too small. i managed to bust a couple of knuckles before i went to the parts store and got a regular hose clamp and fixed it in about 2 minutes. Home Depot, Menards, and Wal-Mart all sell cheap chinese made crap at a premium price. i have decided that if I can't get American made products I'm not going to buy any thing. if i have to i will make what ever i can, if i can't I'll just do with out. china and their non standard products Suck!
Maybe people will start demanding American made products. i don't mind paying for quality, and do so when ever possible.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:31 PM   #2
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Yeah, dammit.
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Old 08-23-2019, 08:57 PM   #3
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We have a local little mom and pop hardware store and I always stop there first unless I am getting a toilet or something they don't sell.

Gotta keep places like that in business.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:52 PM   #4
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I call that crap, made wrong in Hong Kong.

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Old 08-24-2019, 12:27 AM   #5
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They make it as cheaply as possible or they can't sell it to the buyers from Wally world or the hardware chains. Price is everything.
Like the man said, have you ever put back a $4.02 package of chicken when you spot one for $3.97?
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:42 AM   #6
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Never heard of Menard's, but we have a Walmart and Home Depot, neither of which EVER get my custom.
When I moved to this area (Ukiah, Cal), there were at least ten small, locally owned hardware +/- stores. My, the service you got!
They had slightly different emphases on merchandise and knowledge and you actually looked forward to shopping at them.
There is one locally owned chain (TrueValue) and one truly independent one remaining.
I miss them.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:57 PM   #7
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We used to have a hardware store called Homestead (it became Homestead/TrueValue before the end). It was one of those where ya could go in and buy one 9 cent screw. Most of the time when ya got one screw, one nut and one bolt, or five nails, the guy would say 'Just take it.'

Ya won't find that ever again.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:37 PM   #8
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I went to home Depot for the part I needed because I figured that Menards or Wal-Mart would have crap. The last time I bought a hose end was about 20 years ago. I figured that they were all the same, boy was I wrong.
We have one Mom and Pop hardware store in the area and it's downtown and hard to find a place to park and I was in a hurry shows me what happens when i get in a hurry.
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:47 PM   #9
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Old 08-24-2019, 01:48 PM   #10
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Take your time and avoid frustration.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:16 PM   #11
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We used to have a hardware store called Homestead (it became Homestead/TrueValue before the end). It was one of those where ya could go in and buy one 9 cent screw. Most of the time when ya got one screw, one nut and one bolt, or five nails, the guy would say 'Just take it.'

Ya won't find that ever again.
I misspoke, it was an Ace Hardware.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:27 AM   #12
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:43 AM   #13
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Has everything got to be made in china and be total crap? I bought a new blade for my Skil Saw and it worked twice to cut soft wood Douglas Fir, and now it wont cut at all. I cut 6 inches into a piece of cedar and it stopped cutting, it still spins but it wont advance into the wood. No smoke or bad noise just wont go. It's like it's hitting a stop.
I guess when I get paid I'll buy a couple of blades so I can finish my boat. Fuck china and these cheap ass people that run these stores.
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:24 PM   #14
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Was it a wood blade with big jagged teeth or a metal blade with short uniform teeth? Are the teeth clogged with wood pulp and or sap?

And what kind of saw? SKIL is a brand. Sawzall? Sabre saw? Circular?
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:46 PM   #15
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The machine itself is a Tool Shop from Harbor Freight and yes it is a wood cutting blade. The blade came from Menards after the blade that came with it lasted about 5 cuts, i tried to get it sharpened like we did back in the old days. but nobody does that anymore. I'm sick of wasting money on junk. Even my 2 year old HP laptop is giving me trouble. i understand the need to save money when you're in business, but what's wrong with quality.

I WILL PAY FOR QUALITY.
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