In Reply to: Re: Real Hardware Shops - Are there any left? posted by mthomas on April 19, 2019 at 09:16:06:
I try to support local businesses as much as possible. I rarely go to Wally World. I hate going to Lowe's home centre. We had two sisters buy a hardware and lumber place and they manage to go for awhile until Lowe's came in. I could go there and get what I needed no problem. The local hardware in my town held on for a long time but his wife became too ill and he shut to stay home and care for her; that was about four or five years ago. They are all gone here, not a single one left in any of the towns in the county. And the end result is that you can't get what you need. If shipping had not gotten so bad, then ordering wouldn't be a problem. However, unless you are buying a lot, three or four bolts become rather expensive.