solarbird: (molly-kill-everyone-with-sticks)
[personal profile] solarbird
Okay, after the Bitter Lake Home Depot telling me that they've never heard of this vinyl that I want installed in this apartment - the vinyl I'm looking at the photo of, a photo that I took at their Home Depot a week ago, with the SKU and everything - and getting so much you-don't-know-what-you're-talking-about pushback I hang up on them...

...I try again at 205th/Aurora Village...

...and am informed they WILL NOT INSTALL THE FLOORING THEY STOCK.

They will only install special-order flooring.

WHAT. THE. FUCKING. FUCK.

Date: 2017-09-13 06:01 pm (UTC)
shadesofmauve: (Bob the Builder)
From: [personal profile] shadesofmauve
My dad once described the difference between Lowes and Home Depot as "Is the person not helping you wearing an orange apron or a blue apron?"

I've been driving farther to get my lumber at the ace hardware places in town, and it's definitely better. Hours are much, MUCH shorter though, so it's hard for people with a M-F workweek.

Date: 2017-09-13 07:34 pm (UTC)
shadesofmauve: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadesofmauve

Yeah, I couldn't remember what issue it was, but I knew I was pissed at Lowes. And Home Depot's CEO donated a shit ton to the Asshole in Chief.

I still end up there occasionally because of how remodeling projects tend to go -- there are times you really need that part RIGHT NOW from the place nearest your house, and for me, that's home depot. And Lowes was the one place in town that had Roxul insulation when I needed it (I think there's another vendor now, if it comes up again -- yay!). But I'm not pleased with either of them and I've been scheduling so that i can make the longer runs to other places as much as possible.

We don't have Dunn lumber. I use Lincoln Creek Lumber, an ace-hardware place a bit south, or, when nice wood is required, Hardel. Hardel isn't even open on Saturdays in the winter, though, it's ridiculous. Tangelwilde out in Lacey is good, too, if you ever have to recommend a lumber spot in the south sound. It's just inconvenient for me.

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