Lowes or Home Depot?

Discussion in 'Brown Cafe Polls' started by over9five, May 26, 2012.

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Which is best, Lowes or Home Depot?

  1. Lowes

    18 vote(s)
    58.1%
  2. Home Depot

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
  3. Neither

    4 vote(s)
    12.9%
  4. Either

    3 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Which do you prefer?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I've always gone to Home Depot, but for our current project we decided to try Lowes.
     
  4. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I like Lowes , it has a better feel to it. If you're in home depot for more than a half an hour, you will see orange for the rest of the day .
     
  5. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    However, my home depot has those self serve scanning machines. My Lowes doesn't . As a result, I can get out of the home depot before the half hour deadline.
     
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Copy the orange! I think Lowes is blue, right?
     
  7. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I can also walk to my Home Depot which is nice.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    We are too small for a Home Depot. My son-in-law works for Lowes and gets a pretty good employee discount.
     
  9. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but not an offending blue, it blows right off of you as you exit the store.
     
  10. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    I thought about it even more, Lowe's seems to have a lot more stuff, with one exception: power tools. Home Depot is king of the power tools in selection and price. Honestly, I don't remember seeing any power tools at Lowe's.

    I bought an energy star efficient refrigerator at Lowe's , free delivery too. Great price. Home Depot has refrigerators, but the prices are astronomical.
     
  11. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Both have an appeal for difference projects.

    I really appreciate a good Ace Hardware.
     
  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    "Get in...get out...go home"
     
  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Lowe's is under 2 miles from my house........and Home Depot is up the freeway 15 minutes by where I used to live.
    So it's Lowe's now that's our favorite.

    We use Denault's for harder to find stuff.....(it's a True Value) and they have a beautiful gift section.
     
  14. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    It seems all of the contractors: plumbers, sheetrock guys, etc. can be found at the home depot. I don't see those guys at Lowes. Lowes seems to be better suited for "civilians".
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Home Depot is more suited for contractors.

    Lowes is for the weekend warriors.
     
  16. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We don't have a Lowes locally and I pretty much hate all big box stores but I did use Home Depot because they used to always give a 10% discount (even on already discounted things) if you had a VA picture ID or showed them a copy of your DD214. Now I was told they just do that on Memorial, 4th of July, Labor and Veterans Days. I have a whole list of things to buy.
     
  17. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Excuse me.

    Does any one go Menards?

    And you can't beat a Mills Fleet Farm.
     
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Veterans & actives get 10% off at our Lowe's.
     
  19. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Never heard of them.
     
  20. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    I pointed that out not to long ago and was told it's all the time again but you must show the proper I.D., discharge papers won't do anymore.

    We have both Lowe's , Menard's, and a Blaine's Farm and Fleet. Shop at all of them at one time or another. F&F is great at the change of shopping seasons to get the previous seasons clothing on clearance.

    It's a midwest thing. When you need some electrical fence for your cows give us a call.