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Postby Sham » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:42 pm

Each year I see burners loading up trucks full of wood and supplies from the big box home improvement stores in Reno to set up camp.
If you go to your local post office and get a change of address "moving kit", there is a 10% off coupon in there for Lowes, but Home Depot matches all competitors coupons and it can be used there as well. The coupon is good for up to $500 off your purchase.
There is also a coupon for a box truck rental that is also nicely discounted.

Anyone else have a tip they wish to share here?
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Postby gyre » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:41 pm

Very useful right now.
Thanks.
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Postby sambojones » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:46 pm

sometimes the harbor freight 20% off one item and very rarely have 20% off your entire purchase coupons that work at lowes and home depot too but it's more YMMV and just depends on who is checking you out u may get hassled but if they have a local store and your buying something expensive it may be worth a shot
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Re: Post office coupon for Lowe's/Home Depot

Postby kman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:00 am

Shambala wrote:Each year I see burners loading up trucks full of wood and supplies from the big box home improvement stores in Reno to set up camp.
If you go to your local post office and get a change of address "moving kit", there is a 10% off coupon in there for Lowes, but Home Depot matches all competitors coupons and it can be used there as well. The coupon is good for up to $500 off your purchase.
There is also a coupon for a box truck rental that is also nicely discounted.

Anyone else have a tip they wish to share here?

Heck of a timely tip, thanks!

Buying yurt materials this week, so we'll be sure to give this a go. :D
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:41 pm

so it's cool to fraudulently use a coupon meant for people who are actually moving and changing their addresses? wtg.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:47 pm

I am moving and changing my address.
Twice.
At least.

You can always tell them where you got it and see if they care why you're there spending money?
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Postby kman » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:49 pm

Elorrum wrote:so it's cool to fraudulently use a coupon meant for people who are actually moving and changing their addresses? wtg.

Right, and coupons in the Sunday paper are ONLY meant for those who purchased the Sunday paper with their own money and diligently read all the advertisements on the page. :roll:
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:49 pm

never mind. I hate coupon switching. just man up and ask if you can get a discount. some people come in with that stupid post office coupon every fucking time they shop.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:08 pm

The lowes here threw out a workbook with three weeks of work in it, of mine.
Then they were rude about it.

Only an item no one else has or a good coupon will get them my business now.
And I tell everyone how they fucked me over.

By the way, did I tell you guys...?

And if anyone can tell me how to actually reach anyone at headquarters, I'd appreciate it.

And home depot thanks them for the business generated.
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:24 pm

Sorry about your stuff, I 'm pretty sure the corporate guidelines don't encourage throwing people's item's away or being rude to them afterwards. I work with some rude people, I work with some marvelous caring people too. Lowe's has a consumer support center and reports there are taken very seriously at corporate and store level... they are called "rude and unfriendlies, and they do affect our pay structure.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:33 pm

If I talked to them, I never heard back.
I'll try it again.

I think I must have though.

I still want to talk to corporate.
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Postby Elorrum » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:40 pm

I am just curious. What would you like to have happen? Do you have an outcome in mind that would satisfy you?
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:42 pm

gyre wrote:If I talked to them, I never heard back.
I'll try it again.

I think I must have though.

I still want to talk to corporate.


I can imagine the glee in their eyes when you walk through the door........
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:52 pm

Originally I was most interested in some effort to recover the notebook.
I still haven't been able to replace some of the contact info.

I don't even know how to calculate the cost.

I did have to try to replace weeks of engineering calculations.

Having the snottiest guy run through a woodchipper would help some, I guess.


Why would any business want to keep someone like that?
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:07 pm

To keep the woodchipper sales at record levels.
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:29 pm

did I miss something??

did you say you left your note book there, Gyre?
and, they didn't keep it for you, or something?

I'm trying to follow, sorry if I missed it.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:32 pm

They found it, said they would keep it and then threw it out or lost it, they don't know.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:16 pm

well, sure, I'd be sad to have lost it.......


but, really.

you left a notebook somewhere.
Someone found it, and, I'm guessing notified you?
in the mean time, someone maybe not knowing what it was (how long between being notified of it's discovery and you getting down there to retrieve it?) chucked it as an "old book with notes and stuff.".
or, as you say "lost it" (again".

true, bummer that.
But also, I'm guessing, you either didn't know where you left it, or called and asked them if someone turned it in?

It's an unfortunate series of events, leaving it, being found, thrown away.......
but, seems hardly a "corporate fault".........

seems more a "dang, I won't do that again" sort of thing..........

not "those dirty corporate scum bags, took my book and hid it unbeknownst to me and then baited me into coming back, only to tell me someone else chucked it"


true, snotty people are bad news........
and, again, bummer that.


just seems a very complicated event for such a simple "I hate them" attitude.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:33 pm

I knew right where I left it, while I was busy purchasing a large load of lumber.
They immediately found it and said it would be safe in the office.

There is no explanation of what happened then, other than,"If it was important, you wouldn't have forgotten it, would you?"

How does a notebook full of calculations get to be interpreted in a diy store as anything but important to someone anyway?

I had plenty of time to grow to hate them as I spent time I didn't have re-doing as much as I could in the book.
All attempts to get any response from the company went nowhere.
No excuse for that either.

It's just basic customer service to do what you say.

And I imagine that leaving things in a diy is pretty standard too.

I'm carrying fittings into home depot all the time to match up.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:40 pm

ygmir wrote:well, sure, I'd be sad to have lost it.......


but, really.

you left a notebook somewhere.
Someone found it, and, I'm guessing notified you?
in the mean time, someone maybe not knowing what it was (how long between being notified of it's discovery and you getting down there to retrieve it?) chucked it as an "old book with notes and stuff.".
or, as you say "lost it" (again".

true, bummer that.
But also, I'm guessing, you either didn't know where you left it, or called and asked them if someone turned it in?

It's an unfortunate series of events, leaving it, being found, thrown away.......
but, seems hardly a "corporate fault".........

seems more a "dang, I won't do that again" sort of thing..........

not "those dirty corporate scum bags, took my book and hid it unbeknownst to me and then baited me into coming back, only to tell me someone else chucked it"


true, snotty people are bad news........
and, again, bummer that.


just seems a very complicated event for such a simple "I hate them" attitude.

Utterly bizarre post.
If you're a business and incapable of retaining something you know is valuable, don't say you can.
Really simple.

And then make a pretense of finding what is inexplicably missing.
I'm still working on replacing that information, much later.
They wouldn't let me go through the garbage bins though, so I did all I could.

I just get more pissed as time goes by.
Very difficult work in those pages.
I have to make more staircases now without the notes.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:54 pm

understand, I'm not dissing you, or, making light of your plight.........
it's just, to me, you're putting blame where it does not belong........after all, as painful as it is..........you did leave it........

*brainstorm*

I bet those Russian spy's got it, and are decoding back in Moscow, having secreted it out of the country during the trade.


*chuckling at post being referred to as bizarre, considering.....*
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:05 pm

It was lost for twenty minutes and then secured, so I thought.

I wouldn't have blamed them for not finding it, though it would have been odd.

They failed on every chance to respond, after it "vanished", on several layers.
And why is it so hard to reach corporate?
Not true of other companies.

And yes, I hold companies responsible for the level of training or stupidity they have employed.

I have never had a company lose anything of this type ever before, even without a direct and explicit conversation about it, as we had.

Usually, it's a response like, "It's right over here."

It would have been safer if I hadn't called them.
Might have still been sitting on the shelf.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:16 pm

is there still a chance, it fell behind something? will they let you look around?
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:24 pm

It was supposed to on a shelf behind the counter in customer service.
We pretty much looked where there was to look.

The person I first talked to, seemed responsible enough, but no one would admit to being that person, which is odd.

No real explanation, except it being thrown away.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:41 pm

probably on a shelf, in the break room, for safe keeping.....and, no one remembers.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:47 pm

So what would you expect them to do to make up for your own misplaced notebook?
buy you a new notebook and a pencil ?
Free hotdog and a coffee from out front ?
What could a Corporate HQ person possibly come up with to placate your disapproval of the situation at hand?
We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Postby gyre » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:58 pm

I don't know, but it would be fun to see them try.
That's something that didn't happen before.
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Postby Sham » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:47 am

Elorrum wrote:never mind. I hate coupon switching. just man up and ask if you can get a discount. some people come in with that stupid post office coupon every fucking time they shop.

Do you work at one of the big home improvement stores? I know that these stores work on at least a keystone (2X) mark-up, and are glad to have you fill your cart with lots of expensive merchandise for just 10% off.
I'm not sure where the question in morality of telling someone where they can get a coupon to save some serious money, since this catagory is called "tips and tricks", as long as they save the change of address form for future use.
An additional tip and trick is this: If you go through the self checkout at Lowes, the coupon is scanned and then voided so it can't be used again at Lowes. This same coupon can be used again at Home Depot, since they don't scan the number!
Aside from the front end checkout person being annoyed at having to do an extra step in the payment process, the stores are thrilled to death to have you spending money in their stores in this terrible economy.
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Postby Elorrum » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:14 pm

our weekly margin runs around 35-40%
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Postby Boijoy » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:37 pm

I found a notebook in an abandoned "gang" apartment once. It was some VERY interesting reading about who was in what gang, who's "tags" were whos, which memebers were "sexed" in.. who would participate in a "train" etc. fun times! I turned it over to the police after reading thru it page by page with my friends . :)
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