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Lowe's Closing 20 Underperforming Stores

Discussion in 'Wackbag Home Improvement & Car Repair' started by stevethrower, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. stevethrower

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    If you time it right when they are clearing out stuff you can get shit wicked cheap...
     
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    Holy shit they just built the ones in Manchester and hooksett in the last couple of years!


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    You would think the would let them "cook" for a lot longer....
     
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    I live in central mass and within a 15 min drive of my house there are 5 home depots (Shrewsbury, Marlborough, Natick, Worcester, Auburn) and 4 lowes'(Westborough, Hudson, Worcester, Framingham)..I don't know how they all stay open
     
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    Ya the HD in Newington is never busy... and there is another one (and a Lowes) like 15/20 minutes away on the other side of Portsmouth.

    Guess they just want to do the Walmart model and over saturate the area... and drive smaller businesses out. I rarely go to HD as I have a smallish lumber store around the corner who has free delivery and really nice lumber etc... plus the people actually know what they are doing.
     
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    I used to live west of there, HD fought for years to get a store in Greenfield, when it finally opened I would drive an extra ten miles to go there because it was nearly empty of people compared to the other three that were closer to me. It was actually pleasant to wander around looking at stuff with the whole place to myself.
     
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    Around here, they tried the old "Let's build our store practically across the street from the competition" business model. Which never works. Let's just say I've seen a lot of abandoned Burger Kings in my time.
     
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    Lowes > Home Depot in my experience.

    The ones that I go to locally do real well. The only one I recognize on the list is Old Bridge, NJ. If I remember correctly, it was just a cunt to get in and out of that place.
     
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    When I worked for a building supply (which got bought by a huge national company) they actually built a big box "Lowes Like" store that shared a parking lot with Home Depot.
     
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    Was it HQ?


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    I was in Canada... It started out as Revy.... Then that company got bought out and it changed to Rona. Lowes is in Canada now really don't see how three big box stores can survive in the same market.

    Oh there was a forth big box store but again Rona bought it.
     
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    For a city the size of Philly, they really don't have many
    Lowe's stores around here. Home Depot has 10 x's the
    stores in the area.
     
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    HD has been around longer of course, but Lowes is getting there.

    Of the four Home Depots closest to me, three of them are located within a mile of a Lowes. The other has a Lowes about 5 miles away, in the same township.

    In other parts of the Philly metro area, clearly there is a lack of Lowes stores as BB1 pointed out.
     
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    I have 1 Lowes store within 10 miles of me.

    There are 5 Depots in the same range area.

    They'll never close that Lowes cause it's always packed.
     
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    Ah

    The Lowes went into the old Hechingers nearby
    Out on MacDade Blvd.

    I've only been there once or twice

    I hate driving on MacDade Blvd
    Too many asshole on that road
     
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    It's exactly the opposite around here. There are 5 Home Depots and 3 Lowes within 5 miles of my house, and every one of them is always busy.
     
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    Well the one thing about the HD not being busy is the store is actually staying clean and well stocked (for the most part).
     

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