Originally Posted by zmelli
The corporations are taking all the business from the small guy, this should be the only reason not to buy from Home Depot. Try to support small business unless your local guy is a greedy crook.
While I agree with this, I shopped around on some parts for my mower and found the parts cheaper elsewhere then the dealer wanted to sell them for. I needed to replace the rear tires and asked what the oem tires would run me. He said $135 each plus mounting. I checked with a local tire shop a mile from me and they wanted $200 mounted out the door for a pair of the exact same tire, brand and all.
In all fairness to the big box stores, they have the money to buy in huge quantity compared to the small guy. It's hard to blame them when they are offering the consumer the same product at a less expensive price. Isn't that what we all want? You can't tell me that any one of the members on here would turn down the opportunity to make more money because we could get products to the consumer in larger quantity. Anyone that wants to stay small (me included) can't complain about big box stores taking over.