Shout Out to Lowe's

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Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Steve Warden » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:08 pm

Not only do they offer a military discount, I noticed this in a couple parking spots a few months ago, right up close to the main entrance.
Thank you, Lowe's, for recognizing those who serve and have served! ::marine_salute::
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Doc B » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:10 pm

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by cody6268 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:12 pm

Mine has had it some time as well. I feel this was an extraordinary gesture on their part to repurpose some of those "online pickup" spots no one used to veteran parking. And area veterans use these every day. Walmart could do the same (seeing as my Walmart chose the best parking spots in the gigantic lot to use for online pickup, but I'm sure if the idea was even floated to them, they'd make some kind of lame excuse not to; probably centering around someone finding it offensive. And Target sure as heck wouldn't.

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by ScoutKnives » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:16 pm

Nice but IMO just a marketing scheme , I only shop their as a last resort . Home Depot down the street and you can’t find a parking spot , Lowe’s is about a mile away and the parking lot is always empty ::shrug::
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by cody6268 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:22 pm

ScoutKnives wrote:Nice but IMO just a marketing scheme , I only shop their as a last resort . Home Depot down the street and you can’t find a parking spot , Lowe’s is about a mile away and the parking lot is always empty ::shrug::
I went to our nearest HD (about an hour and a half away), and the difference is night and day. At Lowe's, there's only like two employees that know anything, and it's because both of them worked at area hardware stores beforehand (one had a big management problem that caused a lot of people to quit). Home Depot is much better. Everyone knows what they're selling; and they carry a lot of American and European made tools. Lowe's--not much. A few Estwing, a few Vaughan (and not all of those are American), a few Channellock and that's it.

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by bighomer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:34 pm

Texas Roadhouse has vet parking too. ::handshake::

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Steve Warden » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:35 pm

As both Lowe's and Home Depot offer military discount, I don't see it as a marketing scheme. Reserved parking for vets certainly isn't something they HAD to do. We have one of each store within a mile of each other. They seem equally busy. Don't know why, but I prefer Lowe's. If they don't have what I need, I go to Home Depot. Doesn't really matter to me, reserved parking or not.
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by fergusontd » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:58 pm

::td:: Menards doesn't offer a Vet parking spot or a Vet discount. The 11% discount is just a marketing scheme to rip you off
You have to spend the discount you recieve at their store. ftd
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Post by New_Windsor_NY » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:33 pm

I'm sure they'll be sued for some sort of favoritism or discrimination.
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Old Hunter » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:19 am

Living in a state with a lot of Lowe's stores (44 in my area of the state) and a lot of military bases/posts (Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Cherry Point Air Station, Seymour Johnson AFB, etc.) I can assure you that Lowe's is the real deal when it comes to supporting the military and their families. They do a lot of support (putting their money where their mouth is) that gets no public recognition - a few years ago the local Lowe's (near Charlotte) chartered a jet to get a local ARNG unit home in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas (forgot which holiday). That is the kind of support I am aware of from 32 years in the NC ARNG and 36 years of selling building materials to Lowe's. OH
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:51 am

ScoutKnives wrote:Nice but IMO just a marketing scheme , I only shop their as a last resort . Home Depot down the street and you can’t find a parking spot , Lowe’s is about a mile away and the parking lot is always empty ::shrug::
Here it’s just the opposite. The Lowe’s stores are clean and well organized. There’s plenty of help, with retired plumbers and electricians staffing those aisles respectively. If I go to HD I usually have to hunt for someone to help me if I have a question. The aisles are crowded and there is often inventory stacked on the floor to the extent that sometimes you can’t get a cart down the aisle. The stores just look dirty when compared to Lowes. ::shrug::

Having said all that, my first choice is usually the locally owned lumber, hardware, plumbing and electrical stores which have hands-down the best help, and better quality merchandise. ::tu:: Buy local!!!!!

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by orvet » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:58 am

Where I live it's more how Ken describes it. Home Depot is further though it's right next to the freeway it is between two off ramps and two freeways and has very poor access. One two lane road in and out, and pretty congested. The store looks messy, not well-organized and merchandise stacked the aisles. Last time I asked them they said they didn't didn't have a veteran discount.
The only thing they have that Lowe's doesn't is equipment rental.

Is the wearing Marine Corps baseball cap and even if I forget to ask for it the people at Lowe's ask if I am a veteran. They act like they genuinely want the veteran community's business. Lowe's is usually where we go for appliances, primarily because they have decent prices to begin with and with the discounts we save quite a bit when we replace appliances.
Most of the help at Lowe's is knowledgeable and if they aren't they will get someone who is.

The store that has the best veterans discount that I have encountered is the Benchmade store, at the Benchmade factory. They give veterans a 30% discount, if you can document your veteran status. My VA card was proof enough for them. You can even get the veterans discount their online store! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by mrwatch » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:25 pm

a chain store company here has a "expectant mother" parking space. My nearest H.D. is 30 miles away. But most employees know their stuff. I read on another board that Home Depot prices very by the income levels of where they build. store 20 miles away my be lower on some items, and I do not know that is a fact. Bean counters in the U. P. are unhappy when like a Lowe's store closes and sit's empty. Pay way less in propert taxes claiming their buildings are built as single use only and can't sell them.

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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by Old Folder » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 pm

We have both Home Depot & Lowe's. Both give a 10% veteran discount. (Just about covers Ca. sales tax) :x
Home Depot is a bit closer. If I am purchasing any wood products, I find that Lowe's wood is of better quality and stock, however it is a bit more expensive at Lowe's. Also Lowe's has a "In-N-Out Burger" restaurant within walking distance. ::ds::
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Re: Shout Out to Lowe's

Post by orvet » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:05 pm

One thing I also appreciate about Lowe's is the way they treat their employees who are in the National Guard and Reserves. At one time they still paid their employees who went on active duty. I don't remember if it was full salary or partial but even a partial salary is almost unheard of support from an employer!
My youngest daughter is in the National Guard and worked at Lowe's for a year or so. They were very good at letting her take time off for drill and other Guard related activity. They also gave her a nice discount.
Having managed businesses before I know employers are not allowed to discriminate against employees who serve in the Guard and Reserves, but I also know that many of them discriminate regardless. My daughter only had the best of things to say about Lowe's as related to the treatment of her and her National Guard time.
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