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Topic: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law

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gymvol

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I find this funny if you go to Home Depot you want find many black people there. It's people shopping for things in order to WORK. Whether it's just a small job or large construction it involves manual labor.

Now if it were the Mexicans doing it they might affect Home Depots bottom line.

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A large black church group in Georgia, representing over 1,000 churches, is now calling for a boycott of Home Depot because they haven’t pushed back against the new Georgia election law:

https://therightscoop.com/despicable-black-church-group-trying-to-force-home-depot-to-oppose-ga-election-law-by-calling-for-boycott/
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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2021, 10:28:38 AM »
Home Depot what wi you do?

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 10:46:10 AM »
When we moved into our house my wife signed up for a "no-pressure" consult on updating the kitchen. We weren't trying to sign up for anything because we had owned the house for like a week and didn't even have our furniture in yet. This guy came out, showed us pictures of his family, and told us about the process, then gave us a quote. Then, of course, he would knock off several thousand dollars if we signed up right on the spot. We told him we weren't about to do that, and he proceeded to essentially cuss us out (without actually using cuss words) and stormed off. Home Depot does no pressure sales like Georgia does easy access to the ballot.

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 11:45:42 AM »
eff home depot, lowes, manards, et al. 

they've taken the mom-n-pops out of the equation and sell chinese made bs that lasts a fraction of the expected life cycle.  

they monitor an area, basically by scouting small operations, and determine if it's viable.  paint.. lets say.. sells at mom-n-pop for $15/gallon... they build and sell same paint for $10 until mom-n-pop are gone and then bump to lessor quality for $20... mom-n-pop, who were making decent living and paying staff well while keeping money in the community are financially devastated and turn to being hired as paint experts to the very one that destroyed them- getting 30hours a week to keep from having to offer benefits, and making $12/hour if they're lucky... 

but that isn't enough. 

they control the local contractors too by shoving themselves in the middle... contractors must apply for the opportunity to be registered with the company, and then the company allows them jobs as they appear.  they sell a door, for instance, and offer an upsell for installation... instead of the consumer calling a contractor for quote, they buy the door from the box store and ask for installation.... the guy shows up to install and makes perhaps $50 of the $150 the box store charged the consumer.  

case in point: i wanted to change water heaters last year... the one i had was 63 gallon and as old as the house... a new one, a 55ga would cost me $625 from lowes, which was an energy efficient model insofar as efficient non-on-demand water heaters go.. that included installation.... screw that, i can install it myself, but i learned that didn't reduce the price.  yet after being prodded by a friend, i made the call to a local plumber... he charged me $400 for the same exact waterheater, including installation, and with a five year warranty no questions asked if it failed or leaked.  Lowes? no such offer... furthermore, i learned when the guy showed up that it would have been HIM either way that would have installed but he would have made less... he told me outright the wholesale cost of the heater was $225 and he charged $400 for the whole thing which included additional fittings and labor... because he is on the lowes contractor list he would have likely been the guy doing it and would have made only $50 or so for doing it... and... i would have had to pay extra (to lowes) for the fittings.  

they have quite the scam going.  legally, of course.  if there wasn't near the strife in the world elsewhere, this kind of action- monopoly and attempting to control all aspects of building contractors for the lucrative 'repair' and 'update' jobs, this would be the top of everyone's discussion.. it happens in all kinds of industry and isn't limited to just the home improvement types.  

@MaximumSam - that poor guy was just trying to make a buck.  he most likely wasn't a HD employee but one contracted by them and chasing jobs that he used to be approached for but now has to go through them at a much reduced rate for his efforts.   

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 11:57:56 AM »
eff home depot, lowes, manards, et al.

they've taken the mom-n-pops out of the equation and sell chinese made bs that lasts a fraction of the expected life cycle. 

they monitor an area, basically by scouting small operations, and determine if it's viable.  paint.. lets say.. sells at mom-n-pop for $15/gallon... they build and sell same paint for $10 until mom-n-pop are gone and then bump to lessor quality for $20... mom-n-pop, who were making decent living and paying staff well while keeping money in the community are financially devastated and turn to being hired as paint experts to the very one that destroyed them- getting 30hours a week to keep from having to offer benefits, and making $12/hour if they're lucky...

but that isn't enough.

they control the local contractors too by shoving themselves in the middle... contractors must apply for the opportunity to be registered with the company, and then the company allows them jobs as they appear.  they sell a door, for instance, and offer an upsell for installation... instead of the consumer calling a contractor for quote, they buy the door from the box store and ask for installation.... the guy shows up to install and makes perhaps $50 of the $150 the box store charged the consumer. 

case in point: i wanted to change water heaters last year... the one i had was 63 gallon and as old as the house... a new one, a 55ga would cost me $625 from lowes, which was an energy efficient model insofar as efficient non-on-demand water heaters go.. that included installation.... screw that, i can install it myself, but i learned that didn't reduce the price.  yet after being prodded by a friend, i made the call to a local plumber... he charged me $400 for the same exact waterheater, including installation, and with a five year warranty no questions asked if it failed or leaked.  Lowes? no such offer... furthermore, i learned when the guy showed up that it would have been HIM either way that would have installed but he would have made less... he told me outright the wholesale cost of the heater was $225 and he charged $400 for the whole thing which included additional fittings and labor... because he is on the lowes contractor list he would have likely been the guy doing it and would have made only $50 or so for doing it... and... i would have had to pay extra (to lowes) for the fittings. 

they have quite the scam going.  legally, of course.  if there wasn't near the strife in the world elsewhere, this kind of action- monopoly and attempting to control all aspects of building contractors for the lucrative 'repair' and 'update' jobs, this would be the top of everyone's discussion.. it happens in all kinds of industry and isn't limited to just the home improvement types. 

@MaximumSam - that poor guy was just trying to make a buck.  he most likely wasn't a HD employee but one contracted by them and chasing jobs that he used to be approached for but now has to go through them at a much reduced rate for his efforts. 


Valuable info, Drew.  Not a lot of people know about that.

Same goes for flooring, bathrooms, ….everything.

I figured it out long ago when I bought my first house, and was going to do carpet through them.  The carpet itself was cheaper than the flooring store, but when they got to the installation part I said "hell no."  It is a racket.  Went back to the flooring store and paid the higher price for the product, which included the labor, and saved about $1500 bucks.

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 12:00:33 PM »
I have had generally good service from HD and Lowe's.  If you want to boycott, have at it.  

The HD near us is packed most of the day, if I want to go I  try and figure the few times they aren't.

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 12:17:08 PM »
That church group are probably the kind of folks that kick the dog when they're having a bad day.

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2021, 12:36:37 PM »
I have had generally good service from HD and Lowe's.  If you want to boycott, have at it. 

The HD near us is packed most of the day, if I want to go I  try and figure the few times they aren't.
for you (and me) as consumers, you don't have near as many choices as you did.  you 'think' the prices are better from these places but they aren't.  

and then there is this which is absolutely fact: 

I bought a freakin' garden sprayer from lowes and one of the only ones that were 'made in the USA'... it had a plastic grip thing over it to make it more comfortable to hold? that is what said "made in the USA"... well, washing the truck off i dropped it on the ground and cracked the plastic handle thing, which made it uncomfortable to hold, and meant i ripped it off... 

under the handle it read "made in china".... so... i guess the handle covering part was made in the USA and.... that, gents, is called a 'lie'.  

they sell cheap shit at box stores that only ensures you'll be replacing it soon- which is the model... and to the point quality anything is difficult to find as those places were displaced by china and the box store model who are in bed with china above and beyond american interests- and who were curiously allowed to remain open during the lock downs... 

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Re: Black Church Group Wanting To Boycott Home Depot Over GA Election Law
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2021, 12:41:28 PM »
I think it depends on what you buy.  I have very few tools any more, and don't need anything else.  Were I a heavy  tool user, I'd probably migrate to more durable items.

Most of my purchases in the past were appliances, we redid our kitchen in Cincy with Lowes.  They contracted the redo and it went pretty well.  We used a private contractor here and had a few issues with timing, though perhaps it wasn't entirely their fault, they used subs for certain items like the backsplash.  They knocked a grand off the final price after listening to the wife for a bit.

We bought the stove from Lowes because they have 5% off on their card, and the stove was $3300.

Anyway, I know Walmart is cheaper than Whole Foods, and I don't expect anything but a "Walmart experience" at the former.

 

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