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Lowe's vs. Home Depot

I've never been to either, but if I had to pick one for those types of items, which would Datalounge recommend?

by Anonymousreply 11509/15/2020

Six of one, half a dozen of the other

by Anonymousreply 112/07/2015


by Anonymousreply 212/07/2015

Lowes is Home Depot for women. No offense intended, just the truth.

by Anonymousreply 312/07/2015

Finally, a thread for the lesbians.

by Anonymousreply 412/07/2015

Home Depot has the "known" hookup bathrooms.

by Anonymousreply 512/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 612/07/2015

Home Depot teems with entitled tradesmen.

Lowe's is calm.

by Anonymousreply 712/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 812/07/2015

I prefer Lowe's because, like Joey Luft, I like blue.

by Anonymousreply 912/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 1012/07/2015

Thanks, folks -- looks like Lowe's it is!

by Anonymousreply 1112/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 1212/07/2015

Home Depot appears to be cheaper when I comparison shop.

by Anonymousreply 1312/07/2015

Lowes - more stock and the staff actually helps you.

by Anonymousreply 1412/07/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 1512/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 1612/07/2015

R16 - that's what I remember too.

by Anonymousreply 1712/07/2015


by Anonymousreply 1812/07/2015

Home Depot is owned by a conservative who is helping to bankroll Chris Christie's campaign

by Anonymousreply 1912/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 2012/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 2112/07/2015

"Thanks, folks -- looks like Lowe's it is!"

This is yet another anti-lesbian thread.

by Anonymousreply 2212/07/2015

I haaaaaate orange.

by Anonymousreply 2312/07/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 2412/07/2015

Home Depot is more hardware. Lowe's is more decorative.

by Anonymousreply 2512/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 2612/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 2712/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 2812/07/2015

R28 here., Can you tell I've had a couple glasses of wine? not east to type on my iPad. Nighty, night.

by Anonymousreply 2912/07/2015

I was just in a The Home Depot and all was well. And I compared prices on heaters, saw that THD pulverized Lowes.

by Anonymousreply 3012/07/2015

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 Anonymousreply 3112/07/2015

I try to buy from locally owned hardware and building supply stores.

by Anonymousreply 3212/07/2015

Why, R32? They're going under no matter what you do. Their selection sucks and their prices are too high.

by Anonymousreply 3312/08/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 3412/08/2015

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 Anonymousreply 3512/08/2015

What does HRC have to do with gays?

Once, maybe.

by Anonymousreply 3612/08/2015

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 Anonymousreply 3712/08/2015

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 Anonymousreply 3812/08/2015

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 Anonymousreply 3912/08/2015

Fuck them both and try a local hardware store.

by Anonymousreply 4012/08/2015

Anyone remember Builders Square?

by Anonymousreply 4112/08/2015

Does Momma still troll outside of Home Depot in the early mornings to throw herself at day laborers?

by Anonymousreply 4212/08/2015

C'mon, it's Home Depot -- plus their U-Haul trucks are big and can easily accommodate frequent moves.

by Anonymousreply 4312/08/2015

Home Depot is butch-er.

by Anonymousreply 4412/08/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 4512/08/2015

I live in California and shop at Orchard Supply Hardware

by Anonymousreply 4612/08/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4712/09/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4812/09/2015

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 Anonymousreply 4912/09/2015

[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 Anonymousreply 5012/09/2015

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 Anonymousreply 5112/09/2015


by Anonymousreply 5201/31/2020

I go to an Ace Hardware franchise by my house. Well stocked, staffed, coupons, free parking, appreciate my business.

by Anonymousreply 5301/31/2020

Home Depot only gave me $1,500 credit limit store card.

Lowe’s gave me $20,000!

by Anonymousreply 5401/31/2020

R54, Awesome story! Debt is great, especially for ladies who can’t pay their own way. 🌸

by Anonymousreply 5501/31/2020

I didn’t say I use it, cunt face at R55

by Anonymousreply 5601/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5701/31/2020

Lowe's has mice.

by Anonymousreply 5801/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 5901/31/2020

Lowe’s is the twinky top and Home Depot is the daddy bottom.

by Anonymousreply 6001/31/2020

I always wondered why I preferred Lowe's. Now I realize it's because I'm a woman. Thanks, DL!

by Anonymousreply 6101/31/2020

Lowe's is far more expensive and badly stocked.

by Anonymousreply 6201/31/2020

[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* can ASK them a QUESTION!

by Anonymousreply 6301/31/2020


by Anonymousreply 6401/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 6501/31/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 6601/31/2020

Isn't Home Depot the one with the day laborers out front, waiting to be picked up for paid sex?

by Anonymousreply 6701/31/2020

R60, and from what I've heard, you would know!

by Anonymousreply 6801/31/2020

Target? Walmart?

by Anonymousreply 6901/31/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 7001/31/2020

Turns out both companies support Trump, so they are equally vile.

by Anonymousreply 7101/31/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 7201/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7301/31/2020

Home Depot: filthy and disgusting, but fine looking men there all the time. Lowes: for pussies.

by Anonymousreply 7401/31/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 7501/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7601/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 7701/31/2020

Lowes. The stores and staff are nicer.

by Anonymousreply 7801/31/2020

I prefer Lowe's. I find their staff much more helpful than those at HD.

by Anonymousreply 7901/31/2020

If you know what you want, or are a DIY, Home Depot is the best.

Lowe's is like a hardware department store.

by Anonymousreply 8001/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8101/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8201/31/2020

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.

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by Anonymousreply 8301/31/2020

R82 is stuck in 1967

by Anonymousreply 8401/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8501/31/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8601/31/2020

I think Lowe’s has nicer and cooler designs for most things - like lighting, blinds, tiles. Better home design than HD.

by Anonymousreply 8701/31/2020

I agree, but the dudes are hotter and more muscled and manly at HD

by Anonymousreply 8802/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 8902/01/2020

A lot of big businesses do

by Anonymousreply 9002/01/2020

r89 AGAIN, publicly-traded corporations don't have an "owner."

by Anonymousreply 9102/01/2020

[quote]I agree, but the dudes are hotter and more muscled and manly at HD

Those are women, dear.

by Anonymousreply 9202/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9302/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9402/01/2020

Lowes since it's closer to home.

by Anonymousreply 9502/01/2020

HD has more hotties

by Anonymousreply 9602/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9702/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 9802/01/2020

Why isn’t the Left doing the same?

by Anonymousreply 9902/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10002/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10102/01/2020

r91 forgive me - co-founder Bernie that better? He still gives a shit ton of money, profit from Home Depot to Trump. So fuck him and fuck you too.

by Anonymousreply 10202/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10309/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10409/14/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10509/15/2020

Just FYI, Home Depot is a big backer of 45. Wouldn't give them a dime of my $.

by Anonymousreply 10609/15/2020

Everyone knows that Lowes is for dems and Home Despot is for deplorables

by Anonymousreply 10709/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10809/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 10909/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11009/15/2020

The best paint, Behr's, is at Home Depot.

by Anonymousreply 11109/15/2020

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 Anonymousreply 11209/15/2020

R112 - Contractors are probably 80% of their business. They're all in early and gone off to the job before you get there.

by Anonymousreply 11309/15/2020

Thank you r113. That is just one of those business I drive past and wonder who's keeping the lights on.

by Anonymousreply 11409/15/2020

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.

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