I've never been to either, but if I had to pick one for those types of items, which would Datalounge recommend?
Lowe's vs. Home Depot
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/15/2020|
Six of one, half a dozen of the other
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/07/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/07/2015|
Lowes is Home Depot for women. No offense intended, just the truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/07/2015|
Finally, a thread for the lesbians.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/07/2015|
Home Depot has the "known" hookup bathrooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/07/2015|
Lowe's isn't as dangerous as Home Depot and their aisles are wider. Home Depot puts piles of crap around that someone could run into with a shopping cart that crashes down onto your head.
As a shopping experience it's like Target vs Walmart. It costs a little more at Lowes, but two people can get down the aisle at the same time and you're not afraid violence might break out due to overly frustrated shoppers..
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/07/2015|
Home Depot teems with entitled tradesmen.
Lowe's is calm.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/07/2015|
Lowe’s staff are always willing to help you. Good luck in even FINDING someone to help you at Home Depot. I also think the selection at Lowe’s is better.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||12/07/2015|
I prefer Lowe's because, like Joey Luft, I like blue.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/07/2015|
There is only one Lowe's near me and it's always nearly empty, even on weekends. Whereas there are at least four Home Depots nearby and they're ALL busy. So I choose Lowe's just to avoid the crowds.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/07/2015|
Thanks, folks -- looks like Lowe's it is!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/07/2015|
r8 found the reverse was true in my locale. Home Depot if I needed a serious remodeling /how to question. Lowes if I wanted a more upscale shopping experience. and Yes Lowe's for the T -rooms.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/07/2015|
Home Depot appears to be cheaper when I comparison shop.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/07/2015|
Lowes - more stock and the staff actually helps you.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/07/2015|
[quote]Home Depot has the "known" hookup bathrooms.
This is so true. I used to go to the old one on Sidney Marcus in Atlanta with a friend who was fond of restroom sex and he'd always excuse himself to go to the men's room (he called it "the office" since he got busy there so much). Once after he disappeared for a particularly long time I went to the gents to find him and sure enough, I caught him and his friend in the act.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/07/2015|
Oh and since no one has mentioned it - isn't Home Depot supposed to be more gay friendly while Lowe's is more conservative?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/07/2015|
R16 - that's what I remember too.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/07/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/07/2015|
Home Depot is owned by a conservative who is helping to bankroll Chris Christie's campaign
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/07/2015|
Yes R19, but Home Depot sponsored some floats in this year's gay pride parades, and even authorized the alteration of the logo to "Homo Depot" (as we've all seen). Porno Pete was ever-so-pissed at them and called for yet another boycott! Hooray!
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/07/2015|
Another vote for Lowes. Home Depot has stepped up their service, but it still seems dirty and disorganized. A brown and orange color scheme doesn't exactly help.
I've heard that Lowes was designed for a more female perspective - but I think that's just horseshit. Home Depot was for contractors and has a warehouse feel.
Women are the biggest decision makers for most home improvement and furnishing items, so if it's a cleaner look and design, then fucking thank you women!
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/07/2015|
"Thanks, folks -- looks like Lowe's it is!"
This is yet another anti-lesbian thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/07/2015|
I haaaaaate orange.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/07/2015|
[quote]Home Depot is owned by a conservative who is helping to bankroll Chris Christie's campaign
Publicly-traded corporations are owned by their stockholders, not individuals.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/07/2015|
Home Depot is more hardware. Lowe's is more decorative.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/07/2015|
Lowes Chairman and CEO Robert Niblock donated to Romney's campaign.
Kenneth Langone Home Depot Co Founder donated heavily to defeat President Obama in 2012.
John Robert Menard, Jr. Owner of Menards a midwestern US home improvement chain has donated heavily to Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans.
Human Rights Campaign CORPORATE EQUALITY Ratings --- Home Depot 100, Lowes 20, Menards not rated.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/07/2015|
Lowe's is close to me and less traffic. HD is another 5 miles away on the same strip with heavy traffic. I go to Lowe's preferably for the convenience and familiarity.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/07/2015|
Lowes has better quality stuff. So if you're a DYI guy and you want to get new kitchen cabinets or a new vanity for your bathroom, or maybe tile, etc lighting, WTF ever, go to Lowes. If you need lightbulbs or a furnace filter, sunple tools, etc cleaning products, Home Depot is like a local hardwaare store only more confusing. Every time I try to buy something at HD like fancy curtain rods or a new lam, the boxes are invariable opened, damaged scratched yp dented, etc. They're just messy. One thing is a fact. The quality of the merchandizse over all is better at Lowes.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/07/2015|
R28 here., Can you tell I've had a couple glasses of wine? not east to type on my iPad. Nighty, night.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/07/2015|
I was just in a The Home Depot and all was well. And I compared prices on heaters, saw that THD pulverized Lowes.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/07/2015|
Do not shop Home Depot after 9/11. GOP Owner was behind exploiting potential gas attack misinfo telling people that duct tape and plastic would protect them. He spread that throughout NYC. opportunistic fear mongering fucker.
Never show Home Depot for the rest of my life.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/07/2015|
I try to buy from locally owned hardware and building supply stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/07/2015|
Why, R32? They're going under no matter what you do. Their selection sucks and their prices are too high.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/08/2015|
[quote]Lowe’s staff are always willing to help you. Good luck in even FINDING someone to help you at Home Depot.
So true. The HD staff runs and hides when they see a customer. They're always standing around gossiping with each other though.
Both websites suck.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/08/2015|
Home Depot's website tells you what aisle and shelf number your item is on. I always use my phone in the store to find stuff because as mentioned the employees are usually with other customers or just out of sight.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/08/2015|
What does HRC have to do with gays?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/08/2015|
Interesting thread. I've always felt there was virtually no difference between the two. I rent, so I'm usually only in a home improvement store for smaller hardware items or an occasional tool. I've noticed their comparative prices on smaller items are virtually the same (maybe only a few cents difference). In my area, they are literally only separated by an Applebee's, a side street, and a Chipotle. I've always wanted to poll visitors to each as to why they're visiting one over the other. For reasons unexplained, I've always steered into the Home Depot. Granted, there are generally ALWAYS some hotties in there. That's always a plus!
Some useful information in this thread. That's why I love Datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/08/2015|
Someone here reported a black guy unfurled his huge penis in men's room of Home Depot, so its safe to say where he shops now
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/08/2015|
Best way to shop at either store is to shop and order online for store pickup. That way you don't have to search high and low to find an item and you know it will be there when you get there. I do this mainly for in stock items, but it also works for items that are only sold online.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/08/2015|
Fuck them both and try a local hardware store.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/08/2015|
Anyone remember Builders Square?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/08/2015|
Does Momma still troll outside of Home Depot in the early mornings to throw herself at day laborers?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/08/2015|
C'mon, it's Home Depot -- plus their U-Haul trucks are big and can easily accommodate frequent moves.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/08/2015|
Home Depot is butch-er.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/08/2015|
[quote]John Robert Menard, Jr. Owner of Menards a midwestern US home improvement chain has donated heavily to Gov. Scott Walker and other Republicans.
He's also up to his eyeballs in the crooked land deal and all the other scandal surrounding DL favorite Aaron Schrock.
In fact, I'm willing to bet that he decorated his office almost exclusively with paint and wallpaper from Menards.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/08/2015|
I live in California and shop at Orchard Supply Hardware
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/08/2015|
I just went to Home Depot. Between the time I walked in the front door and the time I got to the aisle I needed I was greeted by 7 different people all of whom stood there expecting me to greet them back.
Fuck them, go stock some shelves or dust something, this isn't a god damn receiving line at a wedding reception.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/09/2015|
Lowes and Home Depot both used to have better plants. I guess the garden section isn't a big money maker for either of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/09/2015|
I used to vend plants to Home Depot from an outside company. If the plants suck, it's because the stores go with the cheapest vendors, who often give them exactly what they pay for.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||12/09/2015|
[quote]I just went to Home Depot. Between the time I walked in the front door and the time I got to the aisle I needed I was greeted by 7 different people all of whom stood there expecting me to greet them back.
Yeah, they're great at greeting you, but good luck finding someone if you have a question or need a key made. I wish they'd install those "ask for someone to meet you" devices like Target and Kohl's have.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||12/09/2015|
Home Depot is more for your spur of the moment shopping and cater to builders/ construction workers.
Lowe's is more for inside your home improvement.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/09/2015|
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/31/2020|
I go to an Ace Hardware franchise by my house. Well stocked, staffed, coupons, free parking, appreciate my business.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/31/2020|
Home Depot only gave me $1,500 credit limit store card.
Lowe’s gave me $20,000!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/31/2020|
R54, Awesome story! Debt is great, especially for ladies who can’t pay their own way. 🌸
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/31/2020|
I didn’t say I use it, cunt face at R55
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/31/2020|
R56, But yet you opened them. So, now they’ve hit your credit report twice. TWO hard inquiries, TWO more open accounts. I guess you could look at the increased credit limit as a positive...for someone like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/31/2020|
Lowe's has mice.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/31/2020|
I like that you can find what you need via Lowe's website and it tells you the exact aisle, row, and bay the item can be found in store. So convenient.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/31/2020|
Lowe’s is the twinky top and Home Depot is the daddy bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/31/2020|
I always wondered why I preferred Lowe's. Now I realize it's because I'm a woman. Thanks, DL!
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/31/2020|
Lowe's is far more expensive and badly stocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/31/2020|
[quote] Yeah, they're great at greeting you, but good luck finding someone if you have a question or need a key made.
Maybe this wasn't covered in your Basic Human Communication class, but when they say hello.....*GASP*......you can ASK them a QUESTION!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/31/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/31/2020|
Wouldn't it depend on what you wanted (e.g,. a new lightbulb for your refrigerator versus a new refrigerator) and which location you went to?
I am sure the HD and L's near R6 are as he describes them, but I've been to Lowe's with narrow aisles and a Home Depot with aisles you could drive a car down.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/31/2020|
[quote] I am sure the HD and L's near [R6] are as he describes them,
r6 is a known and flagrant teller of tales about the stores near him. TREAT HIS POSTS WITH EXTREME CAUTION.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/31/2020|
Isn't Home Depot the one with the day laborers out front, waiting to be picked up for paid sex?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/31/2020|
R60, and from what I've heard, you would know!
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/31/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/31/2020|
[quote] I like that you can find what you need via Lowe's website and it tells you the exact aisle, row, and bay the item can be found in store. So convenient.
Home Depot does the exact same thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/31/2020|
Turns out both companies support Trump, so they are equally vile.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/31/2020|
[quote] I live in California and shop at Orchard Supply Hardware
Where do you shop now that Lowe's has closed all of them?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/31/2020|
Another vote for Menards, I hate that it is privately owned and ran by a right wing conservative Republican but they have by far the lowest prices on the exact same items as Lowes and Home Depot and largest selection of the three. I have saved a small fortune by shopping at Menards and all three companies support Republicans. Plus the guys at Menards are 10 times hotter than at HD and Lowes.
Lowes pissed me off, they advertise if you find a lower price somewhere else they will meet or beat that price. I was buying bags of marble rocks and found the exact same size bag somewhere else much cheaper, however one place listed the bag in cubic feet and the other place in pounds. They wouldn't price match. The bags were the same size, just labeled different.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/31/2020|
Home Depot: filthy and disgusting, but fine looking men there all the time. Lowes: for pussies.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/31/2020|
[quote] I go to an Ace Hardware franchise by my house. Well stocked, staffed, coupons, free parking, appreciate my business.
Ace Hardware is a huge supporter of the NRA and refuses to stop advertising on the Laura Ingram show.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/31/2020|
About three years ago, Lowes opened two stores in Manhattan, where Home Depot already had two successful stores going for appx 15 years. Lowes Manhattan lasted maybe three years before closing their doors. They just never caught on and compared to HD seemed low on inventory. The Home Depots continue to thrive.
And btw, Gracious Home, all three are gone, sadly.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/31/2020|
Boycott Home Depot, it's billionaire owner gave the single largest donation to Trump in 2016 and plans to give even more in 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/31/2020|
Lowes. The stores and staff are nicer.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/31/2020|
I prefer Lowe's. I find their staff much more helpful than those at HD.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/31/2020|
If you know what you want, or are a DIY, Home Depot is the best.
Lowe's is like a hardware department store.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/31/2020|
I call to see which has *the object of my desire* in stock. I go there and then when I fail to find it I'll go to other stores, depending on which is closer, HD, Lowe's, Hardware Hawaii, Ace or City Mill. I do this on a regular basis, never finding what I am looking for. I go online to order TOOMD, only to find they refuse to ship to Hawaii. I learn to live without TOOMD, or if I'm feeling artistic I'll create a flimsy version using cardboard and duct tape.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/31/2020|
You're asking a gay men's message board about hardware stores? Better you should ask if we prefer Michael's or Jo-Ann Fabrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/31/2020|
I would never in a million years shop at Menards, their owners are viciously right wing and antigay.
Lowe's and Home Depot claim LGBT friendliness, but they've also donated recently to candidates that don't have a great track record.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/31/2020|
R82 is stuck in 1967
|by Anonymous||reply 84||01/31/2020|
Ok, well I guess we better go to the flea market and buy used tools and such. As for paint and other new goods, I guess it’s Amazon? Other ideas to fight the power?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/31/2020|
I hate both because of their shabby lumber, but Lowe's as a shopping destination in general is slightly less odious than HD. I'm a woodworker (haha), so I go get wood (yep) at an independent place locally.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/31/2020|
I think Lowe’s has nicer and cooler designs for most things - like lighting, blinds, tiles. Better home design than HD.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/31/2020|
I agree, but the dudes are hotter and more muscled and manly at HD
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/01/2020|
Again - Home Depot's owner is the LARGEST single donor to Trump in 2016 and plans to give even more in 2020. Something to the tune of 7-10 million.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/01/2020|
A lot of big businesses do
|by Anonymous||reply 90||02/01/2020|
r89 AGAIN, publicly-traded corporations don't have an "owner."
|by Anonymous||reply 91||02/01/2020|
[quote]I agree, but the dudes are hotter and more muscled and manly at HD
Those are women, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||02/01/2020|
I prefer Lowe's because they're much more helpful there and there's always someone around. At Home Depot you have to go searching for someone to help you. They have the same things but Lowe's always seemed to be step up from Home Depot to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/01/2020|
I think the stores staff and management vary from city to city so visit both and make your own decision. The male shoppers at both are worth checking out. Completely agree about seeing groups of employees chatting but when you approach them they scatter like rats.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/01/2020|
Lowes since it's closer to home.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/01/2020|
HD has more hotties
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/01/2020|
Home Depot is owned by rightwing Catholic Langone.
Funny thing - a big NYC hospital now has Langone in their name. Fifteen or so years ago, they had Tisch in their name. Fortunes rise & fall. Everything is for sale in America. I don’t know what Langone hospital is like now, but when I knew it as Tisch it was super-popular with middle class & upper middle class Jewish NYers. I went to their orientation (but didn’t take the job) and administration told new employees to always remember that the hospital needed $$, so be super kind to rich patients & maybe remember to mention that the hospital would be happy to be remembered in ones will, or in a trust. Everyone just sat there like “Seriously? You want us to bring up donations in the will to patients at our job in ICU?”
It’s a much bigger hospital now. They’ve added a children’s wing & replaced the rickety old Rusk Institute. I wonder if they no longer do D&Cs thanks to Langone? I wonder if Langone gives them enough money so they don’t have to scrounge for donors in ICU & rehab? They certainly spend hundreds of millions in advertising, something they never did when I first went to work there. (Worked there 2 different times and gave up on orientation the third time).
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/01/2020|
Langone is a very dangerous guy. He knows how to weaponize his money. People like Kochs, Murdochs & Adelsons started the whole industry of weaponizing their money for rightwing politics. People like Langone have perfected it. PACs, SuperPACs, NRA, think tanks, SCOTIS, “global security firms”:(think Rudy Giuliani running around in Ukraine & former spies being hired freelance by political groups and data analyst firms like Cambridge Analytica). The rich are globalizing, all right. But god forbid you should becallowed to order cheaper medication from overseas.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||02/01/2020|
Why isn’t the Left doing the same?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/01/2020|
Home Depot's customer service has gone way down in recent years. In years past, I would always have several employees ask me if I need help in finding something. Now, if I can even find anybody, they ask pissed off that I dared to ask for help.
They're moved to almost entirely self-checkout with nobody to help you.
It's just a negative shopping experience all the way around.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/01/2020|
I always shop Lowe's. I go to their website and find what I'm looking for and if it's in stock. Website tells me the aisle and bin where I can find my item.
Five percent off if you use your Lowe's card.
If I need a major appliance, I always check the scratch & dent section.....warranties still in force and they deliver AND install AND take away your old broken stuff....usually free.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||02/01/2020|
r91 forgive me - co-founder Bernie Marcus...is that better? He still gives a shit ton of money, profit from Home Depot to Trump. So fuck him and fuck you too.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/01/2020|
I just went into Home Depot, no Lowe's in my area, as usual there were a ton of hot as guys around. Like damn, I would happily blow at least 3 from this trip in their car or the bathroom. If I worked at Home Depot I'd have a field day checking out all the fresh meat stalking that place. I might have to add that to my list of places I visit when I need to break out of the house form this work from home isolation. Home Depot for the win. Full of hot guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||09/14/2020|
If you're looking to purchase hot men's love from one of these two, as is to be expected and assumed, I say put your bets on Homo Depot.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||09/14/2020|
I'd happily go for some hot Home Depot cock. Is there a prime time to check out hot men? I'm not going to risk my health with hook ups, and I'm sure they've stopped due to COVID, but I wouldn't mind looking at hot guys. I'm doing a minor home renovation project so I have an actually need to visit these stores.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||09/15/2020|
Just FYI, Home Depot is a big backer of 45. Wouldn't give them a dime of my $.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||09/15/2020|
Everyone knows that Lowes is for dems and Home Despot is for deplorables
|by Anonymous||reply 107||09/15/2020|
Damn, r106. That explains why the guys are so hot and fit at Home Depot. My Lowe's has dads with strollers that let themselves go the same time their wives got out of shape from baby #1.
I'll split the difference since Home Depot is closer. I'll get little things from there and primarily brows, then buy the bigger stuff from Lowe's. Satisfy my dick and my politics.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||09/15/2020|
Lowe's has a black CEO and has donated millions to minority-owned businesses. Home Depot's founder was a Hillary supporter - but not sure where their current executives stand.
I like Lowe's so much more than Home Depot. Home Depot is grungy - brown and orange isn't a great color palette - and the air seems to contain more wood and dust particles from the lumber portion. And it's difficult to find anything.
Some people say Lowes is designed for women - I think that's an urban myth and somehow meant to make ugly, dirty, hard-to-find HD more 'masculine'. And so what if it is? If that means it is cleaner and things are easier to find - then let's design everything for women.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||09/15/2020|
If I need something my local hardware store carries, then I go there first. But then tend to migrate towards Home Depot for general hardware needs and Lowes when working on more décor-related projects.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||09/15/2020|
The best paint, Behr's, is at Home Depot.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||09/15/2020|
Can anyone explain how Sherwin Williams paint stores stay open? They seem like the Radio Shack of paint. I never see anyone go there.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||09/15/2020|
R112 - Contractors are probably 80% of their business. They're all in early and gone off to the job before you get there.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||09/15/2020|
Thank you r113. That is just one of those business I drive past and wonder who's keeping the lights on.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||09/15/2020|
The staff at the two HDs near me could not give a fuck what you need or about helping you.
The Lowe's near me, on the other hand, has lots of nice lesbians working there who are always super friendly and helpful.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||09/15/2020|