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Old 08-14-2007, 08:26 PM   #101
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It is called: "Shoplifting"
From what I know of Forry (and maybe I'm a bad judge of character), but I don't think that's how it went down.
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:48 PM   #102
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I heard a woman in the tool aisle telling her friend that they would have their bathroom retiled in no time since she was buying a Black & Decker Firestorm circ.saw and a diamond blade to cut the tiles. To be a fly on the wall when she cut the first tile.
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Call it what you want, but I was frustrated and thought it ridiculous that they didn't sell replacement blades for the tools they sold.... I WANTED to PAY for the blades. If that's my worst sin, I guess I'm ok with that. I'm also that guy that if something gets rung up wrong or missed, I'm glad to point it out and keep things fair... Maybe a lapse in character that time? Guess it doesn't feel right, but what'ya want me to do? I guess I could return the blades... NOT GONNA HAPPEN! I HATE HD! My blood pressure goes through the roof if for any reason I find that I need to go there... I avoid the place whenever possible. That was one of the times where to not go there would have meant disaster for a job. ..... that's my rant and I'm stickin' to it.
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Call it what you want, but I was frustrated and thought it ridiculous that they didn't sell replacement blades for the tools they sold.... I WANTED to PAY for the blades. If that's my worst sin, I guess I'm ok with that. I'm also that guy that if something gets rung up wrong or missed, I'm glad to point it out and keep things fair... Maybe a lapse in character that time? Guess it doesn't feel right, but what'ya want me to do? I guess I could return the blades... NOT GONNA HAPPEN! I HATE HD! My blood pressure goes through the roof if for any reason I find that I need to go there... I avoid the place whenever possible. That was one of the times where to not go there would have meant disaster for a job. ..... that's my rant and I'm stickin' to it.

It's OK, it happens to the best of us from time to time. I am not throwing stones here, just said what everyone was thinking first. Hope you feel better after your rant!!!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:00 PM   #105
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"HOME DEPOT....we won't keep you waiting for a price check...we just let the cashiers GUESS.....and thats good enough for us...what's a few pennies here and there to a multi-million dollar company"

Could work for 'em, who knows.
One time I was buying several 8' precut studs which happened to be on sale, but when the woman scanned the bar code, it came up with the non sale price. At any other store, the cashier would go in and change the price to match the sale price, and everyone would be happy. apparently she couldn't change the price. She starts searching around on the computer for a listing for 8' precuts when on sale, hoping that she can get a listing that is the right price. she searches around a bit, then asks "are those 16 feet long?".I tell her no, they are a little less than 8 feet. The next thing she asks is "are they 1/2 inch osb?" My jaw about hit the floor. finally, twenty minutes later, she charges me for some random item that happens to be the same price.
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I try to avoid buying there, but at night there's no choice when I need stock for an emergency call, when I realize at the last minute that I have an item that has no SKU I try to hide it in the candy rack if I don't desperately need it, f--- that...time is money.
These people are hard pressed to explain the difference between a relief valve and a silcock.
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Old 08-14-2007, 11:40 PM   #107
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I was in the tool isle at a HD .I wanted a rafter hook for my nail gun.I asked the guy and he looked at me like I was speaking portiguse.I told him what it was and still nothing.Then he says we have these and takes me over to the hardware dept. and shows me the J hooks for hanging stuff in your garage...
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:52 AM   #108
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Stopped at a HD with the boy to pick up some odds and ends and when we left we got behind a pickup that had a load of sheetrock and OSB with the tailgate down and the back end sagging a lot. Came to a stop light and I stopped well behind them and told the boy that I'd almost bet that when they take off the truck will unload itself and sure enough it did.
We were nice enough to get out and help them load it again and tie it in since it was a little truck and the tailgate couldn't close.
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think life is all bad ...one of my employees told me tha the always goes to the best blondie HD cashier with the new shiney vest....not only does he get a great lead on a new date, but when the upc comes up as unknown after 5 scans, they put it in the bag, smile big and say have a nice day. But even better is the times wheen the lines are long and he goes back to the same cashier and she says, sorry but between 9-5, contractors have priority and calls him to the front of the line and rings him out so he can get on to the job and bringing in money to the company...and he keeps smiling about the side benefits!!!

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"HOME DEPOT....we won't keep you waiting for a price check...we just let the cashiers GUESS.....and thats good enough for us...what's a few pennies here and there to a multi-million dollar company"

Could work for 'em, who knows.

Kind of happened to me a blowes... I found an item that had a clearance tag so it was marked down $6 from the original price... rang it up and of course it flags for a manager override... She calls him and rings up the rest of my stuff. Waits maybe another 30 seconds puts the item in the bag and says "have a nice day".
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so i saw this yesterday at blowes
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i guess it was bring your trailer day, b/c this guy pulled up while i was taken some pics
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:25 PM   #114
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LOL, I was at (B)Lowe's the other day too. I was down in materials, where the guy cuts the wood for nice homeowners. The saw guy wasn't nearby, but the saw was filled with 2-1x8x16 FJ Pine. One was stacked on top of the other with a wicked crown. A good 2-3" crown.....placed up.

Oooo, I thought, I'm gonna wait for this one LOL. He comes by, types in his password to use the big machine, he sees me watching him. By now, I've got my arms crossed....smiling.

"What?"

"Nothing...nothing at all...continue"

"What, you don't think I know how to use this machine?"

"Nope, I don't"

Turns motor on and BANG!!!!!! kick back LOL.
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my dad brings the boat when we need wood, holy **** am i embarassed.

the best is when there is like 4 people standing around and talking like they know what there saying and everything is wrong.

"my uncle used to build fences so i know that you need to use drywall screws to connect the trap to the pipe"

"drywall screws. i always used those simpson things"

ahaha stuff like that is too funny.
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Portuguese. With spelling like that i can imagine how you'd describe the tool you were looking for.
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My favorite was going into one of the stores here with a friend who was buying some tools. He spied the last cordless drill up on the storage shelf above the displays. We call over an employee who gets it down for him. We ask how much it is since we cant find a price anywhere. He calls in on his radio gives them the code and we here the reply "its $$$$ but there are none in stock". He turns to us with the drill in his hand and politely informs us of the price but "we are out of stock"


Several posts back someone had said credit cards only let you use the available ballance during the billing cycle. My bank must play by different rules becuase last month I made $32K in payments and $26K in charges on a card with a $16K limit. I recycle my available ballance!

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I was in there yesterday getting some drywall for me own place and as I'm pulling in this idiot is flying through the carpark in his Toyota pickup between all the spaces doing about 40mph. He nearly clips the front of my truck as I pull into the space and him and his crack head ugly ass wife are laughing as they go past until they got to the next lane and a car t boned them coming down the road. You should have seen the 2 skanks get out the toyota and run around with their camera phones shouting it was not their fault. I shouted over and said won't do that again will ya.

It's like going to a comedy show when your in there. I got out my truck to load up my drywall and this stupid ass woman parks right on my tailgate and walks in and leaves her car. She blocks the whole entrance and exit off and people are just leaving there carts at the doors. Funny thing was all these carts started rolling towards her car and when the monkey sales person comes out with her he come running over pulling them all of her car before she comes out. She then stands there watch me load my drywall 2" from her car yet don't even move it. As I pick up my last bit of drywall my cart also starts to roll towards her and opps hit hits it pretty hard. Funny thing is whilst I'm loading up 12 packs of drywall no one even offers to help yet when this woman behind me gets her couple of tubes of caulk half the store are there to help!
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The electrical "pro" at my local HD is really pretty good. She's a retired licensed electrician and keeps her state license current and keeps up with the latest code changes. She has a lot of reservations about the electrical supplies that the store sells to unqualified people but she does the best she can. She can't really talk people out of doing something they shouldn't (but I've heard her try). If HD won't sell it to them, they'll just go to the Lowe's and half a mile away.

Wow, I didn't realize this was a resurrected thread!
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Old 10-12-2011, 01:37 PM   #120
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Well, hell, since it's resurrected...


From going to HD, I have learned that EXIT has the exact opposite meaning in Spanish than it does in English.

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