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Old 06-05-2010, 01:34 PM
 
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I was wondering if you knew who was cheaper : Lowes or Home Depot ?

You can sure give examples of things you bought at either store
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Old 06-05-2010, 01:44 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Home Depot is cheaper, but in my opinion the similarity is here: SAMS versus Costco - the wares at Costco are higher quality than those at SAMS, same with Home Depot - Lowes has better quality stuff, I think.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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I do a lot of comparison shopping between them and don't find very much difference. I tend to see things a bit cheaper (by at the most $1) but when there is a price cut, usually its a deeper cut at Lowes. Example: cabinet knobs, sometimes I will find very nice knobs cut by 50% .... not so at HD. Toilets, a bit better priced at HD. Faucets, about the same. Light fixtures, better prices and HD. I got incredible deals at HD for close-out kitchen cabinets (pre-stained Hampton series).
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:58 PM
 
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Home Depot....but the employees are much nicer at Lowes..... That's why I spent $300.00 dollars there today.... And they gave me a 10% Veterans discount on that $300.00....but you have to ask for it and have proof....
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:50 PM
 
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I agree with the others who say they are pretty much the same...but it's handy to know that both offer the "price match + 10% off" gimmick.

If you are planning a major purchase, it pays to monitor both stores' sales ads.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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My wife goes to Lowes and gets their best price and then takes it to the Home Depot where they match the lower price and gives her an additional 10%.

You get little service in either store. For service, you go to an Ace Hardware and pay a little more.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:56 PM
 
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Home Depot usually has cheaper products and more product choices overall. Think about paint, for example.

This is just based on my experience, and I might be wrong, but the customer service at Lowes is way, way, better then the one at Home Depot. And sometimes if the employee listens to you, he can find/suggest you a better product match/better price than what you saw on an ad, for example.

In comparison, not once Home Depot had better customer service. Obviously I worry about pricing, but good customer service might help you save as well.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Home Depot usually has cheaper products and more product choices overall. Think about paint, for example.

This is just based on my experience, and I might be wrong, but the customer service at Lowes is way, way, better then the one at Home Depot. And sometimes if the employee listens to you, he can find/suggest you a better product match/better price than what you saw on an ad, for example.

In comparison, not once Home Depot had better customer service. Obviously I worry about pricing, but good customer service might help you save as well.
It is the TOTAL OPPOSITE for me where I live. For years Lowe's was my store, despite horrible horrible customer service (in 3 different towns no less). They cheated me several times as well, regarding "rebates" I never received after tricking me into buying higher priced items.

Well now, I shop EXCLUSIVELY at Home Depot. Two different stores in my area, and both with GREAT customer service, far more choices and better quality. As I said, in my neck of the woods, it is no contest - Home Depot is the all around better store hands down.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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Here in the Midwest there is a comparable chain called Menard's; I find Menard's cheaper on lumber.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I guess then it is a local thing, right?

I thought it would be something related to employees having better training somehow, but I am guessing customer service is pretty much a local thing.
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