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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by the
end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street, and a
Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a Home
Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with. We've done literally thousands
of dollars (maybe tens of thousands) in the past two years from the
research project I'm working on. I hate to see the folks go; they've
become friends. They always greet us by name when we come in, and
willing to help, even with special order items. At other "big box"
stores, we just get blank looks - *when* you can find someone.
They've had a lot of stuff we needed: everything from nuts and bolts,
to pumps, paint, electrical hardware, and on and on. I guess we
helped put them in the red. Every time we would come in, they would
fire up the popcorn machine and make us a fresh batch. I always left
with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring back to the
ladies in the office or students. I understand you have to keep your
business model cutting edge to stay in business, but I really hate to
see them shut down. Anyone interested in a good business investment?
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with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring back to the
ladies in the office or students. I understand you have to keep your
business model cutting edge to stay in business, but I really hate to
see them shut down. Anyone interested in a good business investment?


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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up.

[...]
Just a thought... see if they're willing to sell their paint shaker. 7 or 8
years ago, I bought one almost exactly like this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=370400092987
for fifty bucks when one of our local Ace stores closed. It's turned out to be
one of the best tool purchases I've ever made.
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by the
end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street, and a
Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a Home
Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with. We've done literally thousands
of dollars (maybe tens of thousands) in the past two years from the
research project I'm working on. I hate to see the folks go; they've
become friends. They always greet us by name when we come in, and
willing to help, even with special order items. At other "big box"
stores, we just get blank looks - *when* you can find someone.
They've had a lot of stuff we needed: everything from nuts and bolts,
to pumps, paint, electrical hardware, and on and on. I guess we
helped put them in the red. Every time we would come in, they would
fire up the popcorn machine and make us a fresh batch. I always left
with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring back to the
ladies in the office or students. I understand you have to keep your
business model cutting edge to stay in business, but I really hate to
see them shut down. Anyone interested in a good business investment?



That is a real Bummer. One of our Ace Hardware stores went under, but then
reopened. It has the best selection of plumbing necessaries and anything
else you might need. Was there just the other day for a couple O rings for
some aquarium stuff I was working on. Got the rings and a few other items
besides. The second local Ace store has been going strong for decades and
still seems to be doing OK. They have the best selection of nuts, bolts,
screws and what have you. I try to shop at both. They do have Big Box
competition, but their level of knowledge and service sets them way above.
Their hours are not the best, but since I retired that has made little
difference to me.

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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by the
end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street, and a
Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a Home
Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with. We've done literally thousands
of dollars (maybe tens of thousands) in the past two years from the
research project I'm working on. I hate to see the folks go; they've
become friends. They always greet us by name when we come in, and
willing to help, even with special order items. At other "big box"
stores, we just get blank looks - *when* you can find someone.
They've had a lot of stuff we needed: everything from nuts and bolts,
to pumps, paint, electrical hardware, and on and on. I guess we
helped put them in the red. Every time we would come in, they would
fire up the popcorn machine and make us a fresh batch. I always left
with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring back to the
ladies in the office or students. I understand you have to keep your
business model cutting edge to stay in business, but I really hate to
see them shut down. Anyone interested in a good business investment?



In our small town we have an Ace hardware that has been here for at least 30
years.Excellent stock and great employees with knoledge. Also a Home Depot
that came in town about 5 years ago. Also very nice helpfull employees. Both
of these stores have lumber also. A couple weeks ago a TruValue has opened.
Large store huge stock. All these stores have local employees so maybe that
why service is so good. WW




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The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by the
end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street, and a
Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a Home
Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with. We've done literally thousands
of dollars (maybe tens of thousands) in the past two years from the
research project I'm working on. I hate to see the folks go; they've
become friends. They always greet us by name when we come in, and
willing to help, even with special order items.


I was in the family-owned local hardware store today and the lady who runs
the paint counter (who hadn't seen me in weeks) asked how our renovated
bedroom looks with the paint she and my wife told me I liked, and when we're
going to bring in pictures. Can you imagine that happening at Hell Depot or
any similar place? Can you imagine anyone at HD caring whether you put the
paint on the wall or drank it with a beer chaser?

Every time we would come in, they would
fire up the popcorn machine and make us a fresh batch. I always left
with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring back to the
ladies in the office or students.


Dang, our local place has a popcorn machine too. It must be something the
indy hardware shop association recommends.

I hate to see places like that close, but people want to save a few bucks by
shopping at the big-box store, and then they complain about all the jobs
moving overseas....

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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with. We've done literally
thousands of dollars (maybe tens of thousands) in the past two years
from the research project I'm working on. I hate to see the folks
go; they've become friends. They always greet us by name when we
come in, and willing to help, even with special order items. At
other "big box" stores, we just get blank looks - *when* you can find
someone. They've had a lot of stuff we needed: everything from nuts
and bolts, to pumps, paint, electrical hardware, and on and on. I
guess we helped put them in the red. Every time we would come in,
they would fire up the popcorn machine and make us a fresh batch. I
always left with four or five small paper sacks of popcorn to bring
back to the ladies in the office or students. I understand you have
to keep your business model cutting edge to stay in business, but I
really hate to see them shut down. Anyone interested in a good
business investment?



In our small town we have an Ace hardware that has been here for at
least 30 years.Excellent stock and great employees with knoledge. Also
a Home Depot that came in town about 5 years ago. Also very nice
helpfull employees. Both of these stores have lumber also. A couple
weeks ago a TruValue has opened. Large store huge stock. All these
stores have local employees so maybe that why service is so good. WW


Our Home Depot is excellent as well. One person I hadn't seen in months
recognized me and asked how the ice rink turned out. I bought the wood
for it there two winters ago.

The local Ace is excellent. I rented a pressure washer last week, and
the owner was concerned about me getting my project done, allowing me to
return the pressure washer after hours. (Just so long as I had it back
before 10:00AM the next day, when it was scheduled to go out again.)

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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by the
end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street, and a
Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a Home
Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.


I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off the Ace
Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner figured
it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with the big boys, so
he moved into a building right next door to Menards. There is also a Lowes,
Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile of his store. He claims it was
the best thing he ever did. When customers get sick of buying low quality
import crap with no service from the big box stores they stop in and see him
and buy quality with service.
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.


I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.


Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover' and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the shelf
we got it' "


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Greg O wrote:
"lektric dan" wrote in message
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.


I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.


Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover' and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the shelf
we got it' "


Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)


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Greg O wrote:
"lektric dan" wrote in message
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.

I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.


Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover'
and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the
shelf
we got it' "


Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's
better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)



And how most of the big box stores locate where there's just about nothing
else. Local HD has freeway on one side and Target on the other. Lowes has
freeway and a coffee/lunch place.

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Greg O wrote:
"lektric dan" wrote in message
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.

I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.

Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to
move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover'
and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the
shelf
we got it' "

Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into
one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's
better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)



And how most of the big box stores locate where there's just about nothing
else. Local HD has freeway on one side and Target on the other. Lowes has
freeway and a coffee/lunch place.


Not here. They're both in a largish shopping center (Lowe's is actually
on
the other side of the road). Big box paradise, as it were; Home Depot,
Target, Dick's, Kroger, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Old Navy,
Office
Depot, The Home Depot, Books-A-Million, Petco, and a bunch more smaller
stores. They were in outdoor malls in NE Ohio, too. Maybe that's a
regional
thing.



Could be, Wal-Mart tends to be off by itself also.

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Could be, Wal-Mart tends to be off by itself also.


That's all part of a business model. If your brand is big enough to draw
customers all by itself, move out of the way and buy up way more land than
you need. Put in a big parking lot and sell/rent the lots on the outside.
Maybe even develop them a bit if no one's interested.

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I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.


A friend of mine used to own an Ace Hardware. Wal Mart was moving in so he
went to Ace and asked how to compete with Wal Mart. Ace told him that the
best thing that could happen for his business, would be if Wal Mart would
build right next to him. It's not so much about the import products - Ace
sells the same stuff. It's more about the service, and if he propped up his
service to differentiate himself from Wal Mart, people would come. The big
thing was that Wal Mart would drive traffic. HD is doing very well these
days, despite the economy. Their customers seem very happy with the
knowledge within the stores. Not to suggest that their staff are expert
tradesmen in any area (with some exceptions, since they did make a program
out of hiring retired Master Plumbers and Master Electricians), but they are
quite knowledgable in most areas. They take a hit because someone with a
specialized knowledge delights in talking about how they stumped the guy at
the big box store, but... Not every employee is as qualified as each other,
and you can certainly find department staff that don't know a lot more than
to get you to the product in their department (isn't that what a store is
supposed to do...?), but on whole, you're really hard pressed to find a
department that is not staffed with a knowledgable person on any given
shift. Ace has the same constraints. Some knowledgable staff, some that
are just clerks and stock boys. As it should be.

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Greg O wrote:
"lektric dan" wrote in message
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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.

I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.

Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to
move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover'
and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the
shelf
we got it' "

Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into
one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's
better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)


And how most of the big box stores locate where there's just about nothing
else. Local HD has freeway on one side and Target on the other. Lowes has
freeway and a coffee/lunch place.


Not here. They're both in a largish shopping center (Lowe's is actually
on
the other side of the road). Big box paradise, as it were; Home Depot,
Target, Dick's, Kroger, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Old Navy,
Office
Depot, The Home Depot, Books-A-Million, Petco, and a bunch more smaller
stores. They were in outdoor malls in NE Ohio, too. Maybe that's a
regional
thing.



Could be, Wal-Mart tends to be off by itself also.


In VT, WallyWorld shared the parking lot with HomeDespot. The history there
has something to do with it, however. The HD was supposed to be a Sams but it
was rejected, so HD took the space. Both are in the area with all the other
bog boxes. Here, they seem to have their own parking lot, but are in an area
with other stores. I know what you mean, though. A lot of WallyWorlds are
standing alone in the middle of a field.


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Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.

I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.

Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to
move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to
the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green
cover'
and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the
shelf
we got it' "

Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into
one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's
better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)


And how most of the big box stores locate where there's just about
nothing
else. Local HD has freeway on one side and Target on the other. Lowes has
freeway and a coffee/lunch place.


Not here. They're both in a largish shopping center (Lowe's is actually
on
the other side of the road). Big box paradise, as it were; Home Depot,
Target, Dick's, Kroger, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Old Navy,
Office
Depot, The Home Depot, Books-A-Million, Petco, and a bunch more smaller
stores. They were in outdoor malls in NE Ohio, too. Maybe that's a
regional
thing.



Could be, Wal-Mart tends to be off by itself also.

Not here. All the big box chain stores are with in a mile or so of each
other. We have a very congested shopping area. There are a few exceptions,
but like the list above, we got 'em all within walking distance of each
other!
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In VT, WallyWorld shared the parking lot with HomeDespot. The history
there
has something to do with it, however. The HD was supposed to be a Sams
but it
was rejected, so HD took the space. Both are in the area with all the
other
bog boxes. Here, they seem to have their own parking lot, but are in an
area
with other stores. I know what you mean, though. A lot of WallyWorlds
are
standing alone in the middle of a field.


I have noticed that CVS likes to locate close to WallyWorlds.
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On Sat, 14 Aug 2010 19:17:41 -0400, "Morgans"
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In VT, WallyWorld shared the parking lot with HomeDespot. The history
there
has something to do with it, however. The HD was supposed to be a Sams
but it
was rejected, so HD took the space. Both are in the area with all the
other
bog boxes. Here, they seem to have their own parking lot, but are in an
area
with other stores. I know what you mean, though. A lot of WallyWorlds
are
standing alone in the middle of a field.


I have noticed that CVS likes to locate close to WallyWorlds.


CVS likes to locate everywhere. There's gotta be even more CVS stores than
RadioShafts.
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I have noticed that CVS likes to locate close to WallyWorlds.


CVS likes to locate everywhere. There's gotta be even more CVS stores
than
RadioShafts.



They finished building a new CVS near me about two months ago... The local
paper reported they aren't going to actually open it for business until
2011... Makes you wonder about just how viable that store is!

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Around here, Wall-Mart, Sams, and Tractor Supply is on one campus.
(all three are in a family tree)
There are banks and food places in the foreground next to the highway.

Then on another highway - loop really - Home Depot and Lowe's and Pets......
Target and Office and Kmart and Sears on the other side.

We are down to one hardware store in town and it does nice business.
They outlived the big one down town that was here since the town started...
Big Tin lost out and shut down.

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On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:41:52 -0700, "Lobby Dosser" wrote:

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On Fri, 13 Aug 2010 22:45:12 -0500, "HeyBub"
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Greg O wrote:
"lektric dan" wrote in message
...
Just scored a set of 4 "Two Cherries" chisels at the local Ace
Hardware. I didn't know anything about them but thought the price -
about $40 - was cheap enough for the risk. Googled them when I got
home and found out this was a pretty good deal.

The reason they were so cheap is that the two Ace stores in town are
selling everything off and packing up. One is already closed - all
inventory moved to the second store. Second store will be gone by
the end of the month. There's a Harbor Freight across the street,
and a Wal Mart down the block. The store across town had a Lowes, a
Home Depot, and a Wal Mart to compete with.

I would not be so quick to blame the big box stores of killing off
the Ace Hardware stores!
We have a hardware store here that was barely hanging on. The owner
figured it was time to either lock the doors, or fight head on with
the big boys, so he moved into a building right next door to Menards.
There is also a Lowes, Home Depot, Walmart ,and Target within a mile
of his store. He claims it was the best thing he ever did. When
customers get sick of buying low quality import crap with no service
from the big box stores they stop in and see him and buy quality with
service.

Yep. The owner of a sci-fi bookstore told me he'd love to be able to move
next to Barnes & Noble. "I got the books, new AND used, videos, games,
costumes, game pieces, posters, t-shirts, everything. You step up to the
counter and say 'I'm looking for a book about robots with a green cover'
and
I say 'how many?' Over at the gox store it's 'hey man, if it's on the
shelf
we got it' "

Ever notice how furniture stores and car dealerships conglomerate into one
area of town? It's not by accident or that they have no choice. It's
better
to be where the people are than where they aren't. ;-)


And how most of the big box stores locate where there's just about nothing
else. Local HD has freeway on one side and Target on the other. Lowes has
freeway and a coffee/lunch place.


Not here. They're both in a largish shopping center (Lowe's is actually on
the other side of the road). Big box paradise, as it were; Home Depot,
Target, Dick's, Kroger, Best Buy, Hobby Lobby, World Market, Old Navy, Office
Depot, The Home Depot, Books-A-Million, Petco, and a bunch more smaller
stores. They were in outdoor malls in NE Ohio, too. Maybe that's a regional
thing.



Could be, Wal-Mart tends to be off by itself also.

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