Boycott Home Depot

Discussion in 'Other Home Decorating & Remodeling Projects' started by Jim McClain, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    I also feel this is fairly unambiguous.
  2. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Are we playing guessing games here??? :hmmm: I can't read minds. If there is a problem, I obviously don't see it. If you want me to know what it is, then you will have to be more to the point.
  3. Incognito

    Incognito No more Mr. Nice Guy! I Support TFP Senior Member

    Sorry Jim, but I disagree with you about this topic not being political.

    One thing I appreciate about you and this site is keeping that kind of distraction from tearing all of us apart. I'm 100% behind that concept. No, 200%. To prove my point I will err on the side of caution and take a pass at hashing out my explanation of my position. I think I have to go into politics to make my point clear.

    Again, I apologize for commenting in a somewhat cryptic and coy manner. Next time I'll just leave it be.

    I'll say no more.

  4. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    That just ain't right. I have always tried to be straight with members here. So straight it pisses a few people off once in a while. If you can't bother to be straight with me, at the very least in a PM, then why take this discussion to this place?

  5. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    How do you come up with this stuff Incognito, lmao..........working with you must be one big comedy hour and I mean that in a good way. :D

  6. Jackreed

    Jackreed jackreed Charter Member

    Anything can be turned into political. That said I think there is different views on what is political here.

    What if I went to the Big Box and they give contractors a discount.(Which they do if you have a business card with them). I pick up some Items and they give me my contractors discount. I get out to my van and oops I forgot to get floor levoler. I go back in and get it. Go to pay and no discount is given, because it is wear a yellow shirt day. I think I am going to boycott them.

    What part do you consider being political.

    1 Not getting the discount
    2 boycotting the big box
    3 None of the above

    I myself pick 3. but that's me. I am sure others see it another way.:coffee:;)
  7. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Yesterday I ran out of duo fast staples, Home Depot carries them, tried independent rental nope, for a contractor Home Depot carries more products for us, on Saturday, Sunday, till 9pm, etc.
    We started with full box, wth? Do I need to turn my stapler into fully automatic?
    I also ran out of glue and wiped lowes out of everything they had, 2 buckets.
  8. Kman

    Kman Tile Expert I Support TFP Senior Member Published

    I fail to see how this is political. If you don't like the way they do business, or their pricing, or their failure to be consistent in the pricing/discounts/customer service, etc. then how is that political?

    Having said that, my line of work offers many opportunities for discounts, most of them very small. Added up over a career it's probably significant, though.

    I make it point to always have money to pay full price, I never ask for any kind of a discount, and I feel that if they give me a discount even part of the time then they're giving me something I haven't earned or deserve. They're doing it because they want to, and I say "thanks" and go on.

    If they, for whatever reason, don't give me a discount that I usually get, I don't say a word. If I don't want to pay the price they're asking, then I go somewhere else. I understand that if you're used to getting the discount and plan on it when you budget for a project, then it can be a little bit of a problem when you don't get it. But that goes back to my earlier statement: plan to pay full price and be grateful if you get anything better.

    P.S. - To Jim and any other veterans that might be reading this: I do appreciate your service and I'm glad when Lowe's, Home Depot, or any other retailers shows their appreciation to you.
  9. mcurrin

    mcurrin Charter Member Published

    "P.S. - To Jim and any other veterans that might be reading this: I do appreciate your service and I'm glad when Lowe's, Home Depot, or any other retailers shows their appreciation to you."

    I had my own little run in with HD. I was buying some base board and paint supplies. On my way to the register I saw a utility knife for sale. I tend to lose my utility knives so I like to pick one up occasionally and this seemed to be a good price. At the register when the knife was scanned the clerk ask for my birthdate...???? I replied that I was not 16. The clerk looked so upset I just gave her my birthday. Probably should have just said never mind on the knife. I thought this to be very odd. I look in the mirror and my age is evident.

  10. Daris Mulkin

    Daris Mulkin The One and Only Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Maybe its the rules of that store. I've been with friends and we went out for a drink and was asked for ID. Now come on I'm 69 years old and have white hair-what's left and you want my ID. He says everyone gets checked.


  11. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    I think that may just be the inability of the employees to have the attention span necessary to read the rules. I believe the show-me-your-ID rule is similar to laws requiring sales of cigarettes and booze (I think model airplane glue too) to ask anyone who appears to be younger than 30 to show ID. Instead of reading and understanding the rules, they just ask everyone for ID.

    Reading and understanding rules, product instructions, etc. seems to be a pervasive problem with a lot of people. ;)
  12. UncleCliffie

    UncleCliffie Charter Member

    I made a $3K purchase @ Lowes a few weeks ago. The products were a special order and had not been delivered as yet. After reading the posts regarding discounts for veterans, I stopped in to the store the day before the delivery. I asked about the discount, and I was sent to Customer Service. I received the 10% discount with no questions asked, only wanted to see my VA card. This was nearly 2 weeks after the purchase. I could not be happier.
  13. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    That is a rarity after purchase, that was very nice of them. I say can't live with em can't live without em.
  14. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    Went to Home Depot today to get more Rubbermaid totes for 500sq.ft. Ceramic ripup on Monday , here's their board for their Employees, the vets, most of em been there more than 10 years.

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  15. Floored by Newman

    Floored by Newman Floored by Newman

    Last year the depot got around $10,000 from me for tools and supplies. About 2 months ago I had applied for a depot card thinking I could improve my credit while spending money for work! I had been denied because I have lack of credit. No credit. Depot don't even handle this and was passed to capital one. So here we are half way through the year and well...... I refuse to return to depot unless I absolutely have to ( Blades is about all ) Such a corp. business they lost most of mine. I now shop at ACE hardware for most I also don't do wally world as that is another touchy subject for me. I miss all the mom and pop shops:(
  16. Mike Sliwinski

    Mike Sliwinski The Doctor Is In I Support TFP Senior Member

    Well, I just got some good news about Home Depo from my sister in-law.

    She's organizing a fund raiser, for the Troops !! :yesss: this Saturday and they needed supplies to build a large ramp. The ramp leads to a flat bed truck, or in this case, the portable stage. When the depo man found
    out what it was for, he said ..................Not only will it cost you nothing, WE WILL BUILD IT FOR you ! :good :cool:

  17. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I didn’t want Lowes to know my business as far as “Do you have a My Lowes card? At the Register, No until 2 days ago when I found out they offer 10% discount for vets every day, just register online and I brought my DD-214 to customer service. Then at checkout just give em your phone number and the discount is applied.
  18. Jim McClain

    Jim McClain Owner/Founder Administrator

    Veterans can get a VA ID card, which is all you need to show at any retail establishment that offers a discount to vets.
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  19. seamsealer

    seamsealer Pro Member

    I did the DD-214 with Lowes and take the 10% all the time. I also use a cash back credit card too and get more money back. HD will also give you 10% if you have a VA card or ID to show them.
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  20. Jim,

    I'm sorry that this happened to you. For HD to quibble over something like this is horribly disrespectful to our veterans regardless of the fine points of their policy. Thank you and all of those who served for your service. It's because of your service that we can have a free and open discussion of our opinions on a forum like this. For a policy to be applied so erratically almost borders on litigious in my opinion.

    If you come to my place I'll give you our employee discount anytime. Cost + 10%. We'll also load your stuff for you so you don't have to go back and forth. You can just hang out in the "Candy Shop" where we keep all our tools for sale and shoot the breeze. If you come on Fridays you can have a donut. I usually stop and get them on my way in on Fridays. I'll even give you a nickle tour of the place for free! We're going to be 100 years old in 2019 so we've got some pretty cool old stuff from our early days that we show off in our office.

    But, you're going to need a longer extension chord for the Seg!

    Just like the commercial says, "We'll leave the light on for ya!"
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