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Old 05-21-2015, 08:04 PM
 
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Actually, years ago, I had a lawnmower repair shop and did the repair for W.T. Grant. I worked with them; instead of against them. They needed somebody to repair their mowers and I could use the work. I also had good luck with their AMF mowers - liked working on them (unlike Craftsman).

At that time I could go over to the National Trade Show in NYC and buy 100 cheap no-name mowers for $25 each. I could undersell the large department stores and the mowers even held up pretty good. I only saw a small percentage of the no-names back in for service - compared to Toro that I also sold.

PS I really like the new veterans flag on our new PA driver's licenses. Now I don't have to carry my copy of the DD 214 to get a discount at Home Depot or Lowe's - it makes everything easier.
Hey Fisheye...
I remember reading some posts of yours when I used to lurk here about 5 yrs or so ago...
I think You mentioned you also did chainsaw repair work too?

I think you also told some interesting stories about Snapping Turtles crapping in the back of your pickup?

.I remember that because I used to fish for and catch them in the Delaware River and sell them to two local restaurants who made Snapper Soup out of them...

But I digress,

Cool that you have the Vets license plates, also since Memorial Day is around the corner, I would like to thank you and any other Veteran on this forum for your Service.

I only had to present Lowes and Home Depot my DD 214 one time and they issued me a temp discount card and then gave me a permanent card a few weeks later.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:19 PM
 
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Don't forget to thank their wives. You're welcome! Sure honey...when you come back, there'll be a hot meal on the table (your favorite), all of your favorite foods and beer in the refrigerator and the place will be immaculate. I bought the kid a gift from you and a new nighty you might be interested in seeing... for about five minutes. It doesn't always go well. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Hey Fisheye...
I remember reading some posts of yours when I used to lurk here about 5 yrs or so ago...
I think You mentioned you also did chainsaw repair work too?

I think you also told some interesting stories about Snapping Turtles crapping in the back of your pickup?

.I remember that because I used to fish for and catch them in the Delaware River and sell them to two local restaurants who made Snapper Soup out of them...

But I digress,

Cool that you have the Vets license plates, also since Memorial Day is around the corner, I would like to thank you and any other Veteran on this forum for your Service.

I only had to present Lowes and Home Depot my DD 214 one time and they issued me a temp discount card and then gave me a permanent card a few weeks later.
No; the new little American Flag is right on our driver's license. You don't have to escort the salesman out to the parking lot! Just show your driver's license and get the 10% discount.

Yes, on the snapping turtles - I still remember the smell of the one that crapped in the back of my truck! And, yes, I did repair chainsaws/lawnmowers and small engines in the 1970's.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:30 AM
 
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Ooops, misread the post...on you drivers LICENSE not on your car plates....makes sense!
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:47 AM
 
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Ooops, misread the post...on you drivers LICENSE not on your car plates....makes sense!
It makes it easier to get the discount than carrying around the DD 214. We like discounts!
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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Okay, I must update now because my refrigerator issue is killing me. A month ago my refrigerator wasn't cooling or freezing. Lost perishables. Appliance repairman from AE supposedly fixed it. Same thing happened a week ago. Glad we didn't have a lot of food but still lost some perishables. Same repairman came this past Friday. So far the cooling and freezing is ok but now my icemaker isn't working. Guy previously said that refrigerators from my model(GE Profile) only last 6 years or so which I call BS on that. Are there any other alternatives to getting an appliance serviced in our region other than AE?
A great time for my refrigerator to die on us. This refrigerator lasted 8 years. Had to run to Wawa just to get ice to save some of my perishables. Just went food shopping today. Nice. Anyway, end up ordering a fridge from Sears. Kenmore. They are the only store that can deliver within a week. The bright side is that at least the fridge died on me during a sale.
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Old 09-04-2017, 05:36 AM
 
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A great time for my refrigerator to die on us. This refrigerator lasted 8 years. Had to run to Wawa just to get ice to save some of my perishables. Just went food shopping today. Nice. Anyway, end up ordering a fridge from Sears. Kenmore. They are the only store that can deliver within a week. The bright side is that at least the fridge died on me during a sale.
Sorry to hear about your refrigerator dying! Glad you did get a sale! Lowes would not deliver? the only thing I do not like about Sears is how shaky the corporation is today; they are on a downhill spiral. Anyway; good luck and I hope it works out for your.

One correction for previous posts on the military ID at Lowes. Lowes now wants you to register online and your certification tied into your Lowe's card. That way nobody has to look you up or make a decision whether you qualify for their 10% military discount. I presume that Home Depot is the same and that they will accept the military ID or DD214?
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:04 AM
 
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A great time for my refrigerator to die on us. This refrigerator lasted 8 years. Had to run to Wawa just to get ice to save some of my perishables. Just went food shopping today. Nice. Anyway, end up ordering a fridge from Sears. Kenmore. They are the only store that can deliver within a week. The bright side is that at least the fridge died on me during a sale.
There's never a good time for that. Two years ago, my power was out for 4 1/2 days. Coolers, ice, and I still lost nearly everything. My son informed me that my homeowners insurance covered food loss in that situation. I got a check for $400. It really didn't cover all that I'd lost, but it was enough.

The year before that, my refrigerator was dying a slow death and I had to buy a new one. I ended up buying at Sears. My son did all of the research and found the best price available at the time.

Why does it always happen in the summer? During the winter, I could put things on the porch or bury them in a snowbank. I've done that a couple of times.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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Sorry to hear about your refrigerator dying! Glad you did get a sale! Lowes would not deliver? the only thing I do not like about Sears is how shaky the corporation is today; they are on a downhill spiral. Anyway; good luck and I hope it works out for your.

One correction for previous posts on the military ID at Lowes. Lowes now wants you to register online and your certification tied into your Lowe's card. That way nobody has to look you up or make a decision whether you qualify for their 10% military discount. I presume that Home Depot is the same and that they will accept the military ID or DD214?
Lowe's can put that where the sun doesn't shine. I have their card, but don't use it. Same story every couple of years. They reduce my limit a couple of time, then cancel the card. I call and ask to have it reinstated.

What I really resent is being told that my military ID isn't a valid form of identification. Seriously? I had to go to a military installation and get fingerprinted to get that card. That's not good enough?
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Old 09-06-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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Lowe's can put that where the sun doesn't shine. I have their card, but don't use it. Same story every couple of years. They reduce my limit a couple of time, then cancel the card. I call and ask to have it reinstated.

What I really resent is being told that my military ID isn't a valid form of identification. Seriously? I had to go to a military installation and get fingerprinted to get that card. That's not good enough?
I agree in a way. They have changed their policy many times over the years. At first all you had to do is say you were a veteran. Then you had to produce your card or a copy of the DD214. Then some store managers would not honor your ID and others would. In my area the Mt. Pocono store was always harder to get the discount than the Bartonsville store. It's more like they want to brag that they will give the military discount; but are reluctant to actually give it!

On the other side of the coin; if you are spending a lot on building materials or appliances it might be worth the hassle. Supposedly once you do this once online and they verify it; it will 'never' have to be repeated again (maybe).
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