Give ACE a try.

Wanted a Traeger pellet grill for Christmas this year and after shopping around online, I called my local ACE hardware and bout from them... They gave me the online price ($100 off) and will assemble and deliver for free. (Pro 575 for $699)

I got annoyed at home depot the last couple of times I went because 2 times in a row they were restocking the aisle I needed and i had to wait. (They didn't seem to be in any particular hurry.) The second time I left and went to ACE. There are lots of people working there too of which when I bought my Traeger I had 2 people helping me.

Plus they sell Ben Moore paints there too which IMHO is the best.

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  • jdjohnjdjohn Posts: 1,904
    I go to Ace all the time for little hardware pieces - all manner of tiny screws, nuts, bolts. You can actually buy singles there instead of a whole packet like at THD. And if I later need a different size, I just go back to the hardware aisle and swap them out. They never charge me for the difference.
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  • msgmsg Posts: 6,379
    I like that we still have smaller home hardware stores here locally as well. I try to go to support them regularly. We have ACE Hardware and Taylor's Do-It Center. I find that they have a bunch of little stuff you can't get at the big box stores.
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  • WagnerRCWagnerRC Posts: 2,017
    Our local Ace Hardware is a real gem. Great place to shop and local owners.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,838
    I agree.
    They're GREAT "hometown" stores.
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,177
    last year I went with the wife. They had a patio swing on closeout.
    It made the wife's day. And the delivery guys almost beat us to the house.
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 7,430
    Just good to know that they survived the HD and Lowes blitz and offer an alternative.

    My New Year's resolution is 3840 × 2160

    Family Room| Marantz AV7704| Usher Dancer Mini - 2 DMD Mains |Usher Dancer Mini-x DMD's Surrounds | Usher BE-616 DMD Center | SVS Ultra Rear Surrounds | Parasound Halo A21 | Parsound Halo A52+ | MIT Shotgun S3's | Dual SVS SB 4000 Ultras | Oppo UDP 203 | Directv Genie HD DVR | Samsung 75" Q8 QLED | PSAudio Stellar GCD | Mytek Brooklyn DAC+ | Lumin U1 Mini | HP Elite Slice PC | ROON'd for life |

    ManCave: HT:Polk LSiM 706VR3 LSiM 703's LSiM 702's|| Marantz AV7002 AV PrePro Sunfire TGA-7401| Sony PS4 Pro| Sony PS4 Pro|SVS PB13 Ultra| Oppo UDP 203 | Music Hall MMF 5.3se TT w/ Soundsmith Carmen | Samsung 55" SUHD TV | Sony PS4

    Patio | Polk Atrium 8's | Yamaha R-N303BL |

    Office BlueSound Node| KEF LS50 | Peactree Nova 125SE |

    Bedroom | Focal 905's | Chromecast Audio |

    Garage | Polk Monitor 5B's

    Closet Yamaha M80 | 2 Polk MP3K subs| Yaqin MC100B with Shuguang Treasures KT 88's & CV181Z's | Tesla E83CC's | Marantz 2252B | Marantz 2385 |Polk SDA SRS 2.3 | LSiM 705's |
  • Ace is da place! Congrats! You’ll be smokin, grillin, & chillin!😎
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 2,132
    Just bought a chain saw bar from them yesterday.
  • I bought my Orion smoker there 4 years ago, best price anywhere!
  • minerminer Posts: 1,309
    I like the personalized help offered at ACE - my choice of hardware stores to go to.
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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,822
    edited December 2019
    Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man.
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 5,177
    And their small parts bins are fully stocked. I've gone there for odd screws
    and small parts. HD and Lowes don't have half as much, and what they do have is
    always out of stock
    "The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." --Thomas Jefferson
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 27,361
    In other words:
    All we are saying is give ACE a chance.



    B)

    Trigger warning: the above-mentioned video is very of its time and is not meant to be taken politically in the context of this thread. Offered as a humorous play on words only! :|
    Ace is the place with the helpful hardware man.

    Actually they've de-gendered that expression :p
    I believe the 21st Century tagline is:
    Ace is the helpful hardware place

    ;)

    ... or words to that effect.

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    On topic: I like small hardware stores/chains.
    Here in New England, we have Aubuchon, and down in MA there was a very small regional chain called Moores that was excellent. That was our "local" store (10 min. away) when we lived in Harvard. Their service was (and presumably still is) tremendous.

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 5,559
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    a humorous play on words

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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 9,502
    Do all pugs have a lazy eye?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 3,182
    It's not lazy. It just likes looking somewhere else.
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  • audioluvraudioluvr Posts: 3,182
    mhardy6647 wrote: »


    A whole gaggle of stoned people!
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  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 4,064
    I shop the smaller, local Ace Hardware all the time. There are my go to, if they don't have it, then most generally not one does either. And yes, they price matched a Webber Natural Gas Grill for us. They had to have it shipped in, assembled it AND delivered it for the price of the Sale Add from a BBS, which there I would have had to pick it, haul it out to the vehicle myself, load it, unload it at home, assemble it, etc.

    Great Service, the guy that delivered wouldn't even accept a nice tip, said it was against Store Policy.

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,330
    A lot of the Tru Value and Ace Hardwares in my area have closed. Still many to be found. Just my favorite ones have closed. Peace. D
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  • verbverb Posts: 10,313
    I gotta try the Ace near me. The parking lot is always full it seems. A little farther, have to drive past the Lowes, but it has always made me curious as to why they seem to get a lot of play. I did like the Ace near the old house, the small business charm, lot's of folks always willing to help.
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