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On Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 6:31:34 PM UTC-5, Ralph Mowery wrote:
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On Tue, 17 May 2016 13:40:33 -0400, Ralph Mowery

did and gave us another 10% off for our trouble.

Where would you buy a major appliance from ? Not too many places to
choose from in the town I am in.

Lots of places here in Kitchener/Waterloo. More just down the road in
Cambridge or Guelph, so even if I lived in Elmira, Conestogo, St
Jacobs or Floradale there is plenty to choose from, most of whom will
deliver anywhere in the area (some for a small charge if "out of
town". If I don't like the local guys I can go to Fergus or Woodstock
and pay a bit more for delivery - and they would put it right into the
kitchen and haul away the old one.

Most of the local appliance places around here have gone out of
business. Up to about 1965 my parents worked for a furnature and
appliance store. Mother was a book keeper and dad did the deliveries
and repairs. They left for companies that paid lots more. They had been
there over 10 years. That store went out of business about 5 years ago
and another place like it went out over 10 years ago. Guess they could
not compete with the larger stores like Lowes and such.

Just before Christmas I looked for a stove and could not find any local
owned stores, they were all big chains.

It's "The Walmart Effect". The small hardware stores that I bought things from for many years are all gone replaced by mega box stores. Good luck finding anyone at Lowe's Depot who knows WTF about hardware. I did bump into one of the old guy's I knew from one of the small stores working at Home Depot but that was 10 years ago. The last time I was in one of the big box stores looking for hardware, I had to draw a picture of what I was searching for in order to get the CSR to understand what I needed. GEEZ! o_O

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