Lowe’s Assumes Everyone Owns Pickup Trucks, Still Pre-Assembling Most Grills

Lowe’s Assumes Everyone Owns Pickup Trucks, Still Pre-Assembling Most Grills

Daryl left his grill behind the last time he moved, which was very sad. Now he’s a homeowner and wanted a new one as the grilling season kicks off in the Northeast, where he lives. Still in the box. To assemble himself. If you’re a longtime Consumerist reader, you see where this is going. [More]

Lowe's Slashes 1,950 Jobs, 20 Stores

Lowe's Slashes 1,950 Jobs, 20 Stores

It’s hard times for hardware folk, with Lowe’s announcing that it will slow growth while closing 20 stores and leaving nearly 2,000 people out of jobs. The company shut down half the stores already and plans to whack the others within the next month. It still plans on growing, opening 25 more stores this year, but will open only 10 or 15 stores a year starting next year rather than the 30 it previously planned. [More]

How Do I Melt Ice If The Store Is Out Of Salt?

How Do I Melt Ice If The Store Is Out Of Salt?

The big batch of winter wrath this week has caused a run on basic supplies at the hardware stores. So what if the shelves are empty where the salt usually sit? Grab a bag, box, jar or bottle of one of these alternative ice and snow melting supplies instead. [More]

Haggle With The Manager Of Lowe's, Get A Great Deal On A Fridge

Haggle With The Manager Of Lowe's, Get A Great Deal On A Fridge

Rissa writes in to let us know that you can get a great deal by haggling a little bit with the manager of Lowe’s. [More]

Customer Battles Lowe's Online Over $3500 Fence, Wins

Customer Battles Lowe's Online Over $3500 Fence, Wins

Last year, Lowe’s horribly botched Allen’s $3500 fence installation (see picture, left). When he complained, the installer and Lowes dodged responsibility, but still demanded $3500. Allen refused to pay and they sent his bill to collections. So Allen put up Lowes-sucks.com with pictures, correspondence and phone recordings of his customer service debacle. Instead of fixing Allen’s problem, Lowe’s sent him a cease-and-desist to get him to take down the website, claiming “trademark infringement.” That’s when our site picked it up, along with Ars Technica, Digg, and others, driving lots of traffic to Lowes-sucks.com That was a year ago. Now it seems Allen has won his fight.

Lowes Resorts To Legal Bullying Instead Fixing Their Horrible $3500 Fence Job

Lowes Resorts To Legal Bullying Instead Fixing Their Horrible $3500 Fence Job

UPDATE: Allen writes to say, “The issue between Lowe’s, their attorney and I was settled amicably and in a timely manner…” He couldn’t say more, but his website has been taken down.

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