(WABC-7 News)

Lowe’s Workers Fix Veteran’s Wheelchair After It Breaks In N.Y. Store

If you’ve got equipment that’s in the midst of breaking down, there’s perhaps nowhere more convenient to be than a huge warehouse filled with tools. So when a veteran’s wheelchair gave way during a shopping trip with his wife at Lowe’s, he didn’t panic. And neither did workers nearby, who put their fix-it expertise to use right there in the store. [More]

This Flood Sensor Will Fly Off The Shelf Now That It’s Marked Down 3¢

This Flood Sensor Will Fly Off The Shelf Now That It’s Marked Down 3¢

Jon snapped this photo of what he called an “amazing Lowe’s sale” and sent it along. Indeed, it’s pretty amazing, if by “amazing” he actually meant “pointless” and “stupid.” [More]

This Fireplace Appears To Be Totally Lame

This Fireplace Appears To Be Totally Lame

Reader Cynthia spotted this error at a Lowe’s store while looking at fake fireplaces. “Mesh grill produces a realistic lame effect,” reads the last line of the tag. Well, which is it, fireplace tag? Is it realistic or is it lame, in the colloquial sense where “lame” means “crappy”? [More]

Lowe’s Idea Of Fall Essentials: Christmas Trees

Lowe’s Idea Of Fall Essentials: Christmas Trees

“All for Fall,” say the signs on the seasonal displays at Dave’s local Lowe’s. Well, he lives in Florida, so it’s not like he needs fireplaces or leaf blowers. But last weekend he was horrified to see…in mid-September…Christmas trees. [More]

August Is A Great Time To Buy A Snowblower

August Is A Great Time To Buy A Snowblower

While some of us are still blasting our air conditioners, you can start to get ready for winter at Jeff’s local Lowe’s store in the Midwest. You can get a head start on buying a snowblower, which will then sit in your garage for the next three months or so. [More]

(Boxcar Jim)

Lowe’s Cashier Can’t Read Coupons, Yells At My Dad

Once upon a time, Lowe’s matched coupons from their competitors. Back in the day, Brandon’s dad used to do this all of the time. By “back in the day,” we mean “a couple of weeks ago.” But now Lowe’s can’t handle something so complicated. At least, not at the store where Brandon’s dad lives. Instead of a discount, he just got yelled at. [More]

June Recall Roundup: Not Even Buff Baby Can Save Us Now

June Recall Roundup: Not Even Buff Baby Can Save Us Now

In this month’s recall roundup, we bring you a chicken dance that will hurt your ears, buff babies, toppling bath seats, and machetes so sharp that they slice through their own sheaths. [More]

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]

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Lowe’s Installs Wrong Door, Wants Customer To Pay For Installation Of Replacement

A Sacramento woman ordered a beautiful new front door for her house: shiny white with brass fittings and a window up top. It was a very nice-looking door, and that’s what was on the estimate she received. It wasn’t the door the installers actually brought to her house and installed in the front of her house, though. That part’s no problem: they just need to come by and replace it with the correct door, right? None of this would be a big deal at all if they didn’t want her to pay for the second installation herself. [More]

(frankieleon)

Yet Another Reason Prepaid Debit Gift Cards Are A Terrible Idea

Cody had a Visa gift card, and he used it up to buy a grill, ordering online from Lowe’s for in-store pickup. He didn’t say where the gift card came from: maybe it was a present or he received it from a rebate. It doesn’t really matter. He used it for only part of his purchase. The problem came when he forgot to pick up the grill and other items that he bought for almost a month. The store where he was supposed to pick it up no longer had it in stock, but they couldn’t transfer the purchase to a different store. He needed to get a refund for the grill that he had ordered online, then buy it over again at another store. Easy enough…if he hadn’t used up the prepaid card and then tossed it out. [More]

(donnyvershure)

The Good, The Bad & The Complicated Of Employee Discounts

Between the hours, the pay and the occasional scowling customer, working retail isn’t always the fun times it’s made out to be in film comedy. But at least there’s the employee discount, right? [More]

Lowe's: Where Fuzzy Math Stings Like A Wasp

Lowe's: Where Fuzzy Math Stings Like A Wasp

How much bug spray does one household need? Wasp stings hurt, so it’s a good idea to stay protected. Even if buying a two-pack costs more than buying two individual cans. You know, safety. And volume pricing. Important things. [More]

Lowe's Tries To Replace Busted Fridge, Whirlpool Says No

Lowe's Tries To Replace Busted Fridge, Whirlpool Says No

We’ve written before about people who, after having no luck getting an appliance fixed by the manufacturer, successfully turned to the retailer for a replacement. But here’s the story of a New Jersey woman who thought Lowe’s had thrown her a lifeline to pull her out of the hellish swirl of Whirlpool’s horrid customer service, only to find that even the hardware giant was no match for the appliance company’s incompetence. [More]

Hoses: Clearly Not Priced By The Foot

Hoses: Clearly Not Priced By The Foot

When it’s a 75-foot hose you’re after, that’s what you’re going to buy. And if you’re after a 100-foot hose, you’re not going to buy anything else. At least, that’s what this pricing scheme for Neverkink hoses makes clear, since the prices are the same for different lengths of hose. [More]

July Recall Roundup – Twist’n Explode

July Recall Roundup – Twist’n Explode

In this month’s Recall Roundup: electronics short out and catch fire, little girls’ aqua shoes don’t grip as well as one might think,  digital camera battery packs bite back, and someone thought that “Twist’n Sparkle” was a good product name. More like “Twist’n Explode.” [More]

Gay Lowe’s Customer Accuses Employees Of Making Slurs, Threats Of Violence

Gay Lowe’s Customer Accuses Employees Of Making Slurs, Threats Of Violence

A man in California says that what should have been the simple exchange of a leaf blower at his local Lowe’s store instead blew up into an incident that involved a Lowe’s staffer allegedly using anti-gay slurs and threatening the customer and his partner with physical violence. [More]