:notworthy is why I posted the comment above.I usually like to help out the smaller local supply/lumber yards. But when I'm in a hurry and can't stand around waiting forever for a sales guy to ring me up, then go out to the yard and wait for some kid to get my order together, then load it on the truck, I go to HD. Another problem I have with the local lumber yards is that since I'm not a "big" business and I dont give them 100k of sales a year they seem to be kinda rude, at least some of the yards in the area.
It's hard to imagine that after 10 years of utter decimation of the local lumber yards by the big boxes, and not to mention this current economic climate that lumber yards are still pulling that sh*t.:thumbdownAnother problem I have with the local lumber yards is that since I'm not a "big" business and I dont give them 100k of sales a year they seem to be kinda rude, at least some of the yards in the area.
They once gave me a big 2"x3" note pad with about 20 pages in it. I was so impressed by there carring and toughtfulness.When the day comes that Home Depot will give me a construction pencil for free is the day they will get more of my business. It is the simple things in life that matter.
used home depot bid room for about 3,000 $ of lumber and they came back and said i could save 18 bucks with bid room ,no thanks saved over 800 dollars going to local lumber yardWe HD's bid room service for wire and major purchases. They usually give a discount over their instore price and its delivered. Plus, we use a HD rewards. Unfortunately, they are getting ride of the HD rewards card. For everyday service work, we use HD, Lowes, and even Ace if we need a part we do not commonly stock.