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88 Responses to Home Depot Vs. Lowes Infographic [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of shortsagitar
    shortsagitar Female 18-29
    676 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:01 am
    Link: Home Depot Vs. Lowes Infographic - So, which one are you?
  2. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
    594 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:12 am
    I think my monitor is too big =D
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    addler Male 13-17
    778 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:13 am
    they seem very similar.

    My dad though says he prefers the home depot. So I`ll just say that I like that one better
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    boredfjord Male 13-17
    928 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:24 am
    Home Depot all the way.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:30 am
    This infographic, from the very outset, pissed me off by using the word "billions" to refer to revenue.

    In that context, you would say $66.2 BILLION, not billions.

    Plus, who the f*ck gives one sh*t about any of this information?

    Overall, dumb as hell and pointless.
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    yagovaggo Male 30-39
    476 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:30 am
    I am a Home Depot man all the way... but that because there is no Lowes near by me.
    If you noticed.. there are A LOT more Home Depot stores in the world then Lowes. I think that if Ther were an equal amount.. Lowes` revenue might probably top Home Depot`s.
  7. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17516 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:47 am
    As the former administrator of a home remodeling / construction company, Lowe`s is much easier to work with, Especially with custom windows and doors.
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    beccab86 Female 18-29
    347 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:57 am
    Personally I go to whoever has the best price on the day I need something, but I know a guy who works at Home Depot. Did you know, they take pretty much anything back at the returns desk, even if they don`t actually sell that item (tires in the story he told us) just so they don`t piss any potential customers off?

    True story.
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    TxP Female 70 & Over
    1192 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:06 am
    home depot cause my mom has stock in it haha
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    kitka_1994 Male 13-17
    85 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:26 am
    WTF i-a-b now im more bored.
  11. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:33 am
    Yeah, so? What`s the point?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
    1933 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:38 am
    I visit a number of different Home Depot`s and Lowe`s for my job. Home Depot always smells like wood shavings, and Lowe`s always seems to have a cleaner atmosphere to it. Lowe`s doesn`t always have as large of a selection as Home Depot, but what they have is higher quality if you can get it. Just a give and take on both ends.
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    fivezones Male 40-49
    1021 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:42 am
    How does HomeDepot have more sales with less customers? The $55 vs $49 per customer would not account for the spread.
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    lainarae Female 18-29
    21 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:50 am
    Lowes all the way. I don`t understand the layout of my local Home Depot. Its all screwy compared to Lowes layout.
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    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
    1378 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:04 am
    home depot
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
    2893 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:09 am
    Lowes has less Mexicans.
    Why wasn`t that on the chart?
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    jimbro Male 40-49
    184 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:30 am
    home depot is 2 minutes from my house, lowes is 20 minutes from my house.
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    zabdalla1988 Male 18-29
    37 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:45 am
    GO TO LOWE`S, Home Depot sucks and their upper management is a bunch of babytouchers
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    sawdusty Male 40-49
    491 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
    Both places are s hit holes. Employees at both places seem to be hired straight out of special ed. Both place never have anything I need in stock or are way over priced.

    Go to Rona instead.
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    anafa Female 18-29
    38 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:04 am
    Never heard of either.
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    DavioMagnifi Male 13-17
    600 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:23 am
    i have no complaints about either, the home depot by my house is really nice. And on the web loading times: wtf???
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:37 am
    I go to whatever is closer.
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:41 am
    I have a Lowe`s a couple minutes from my house and the nearest Home Depot is at least a half hour away. So I`m a Lowe`s guy.

    How do you measure website loading times in inches??
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:44 am
    PS: The # of customers per week x 52 weeks x average sale puts Lowe`s at $56 billion and Home Depot at $43 billion per year. Something doesn`t add up.
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    SwayzeCrazy4 Male 13-17
    234 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:45 am
    Who the hell would follow Home Depot on Twitter?
    "We just got some new hammers in stock. Don`t even have to move your hand and it nails it in there... That`s all."
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    CrzyWhtGrl Female 18-29
    255 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Spider_sol: You forgot to account for online sales...
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    Luniz82 Male 18-29
    588 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:49 am
    I have been to both.. I think I will go to Lowes from now on. Seems like they make less money with more customers sounds like a better deal to me. Their customer satisfaction looks better also.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm
    Why do people feel they have to follow something like this!
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    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    Lowe`s for me, only because there`s not a Home Depot near here. The nearest one is in another city.
  30. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    I`m with Jimbro. Lowe`s isn`t worth the extra 18 minute drive, especially when I`m working on a project at the house, I just want to get it done. That said, I really like Lowe`s Kobalt brand of tools, I would put them on par with Crafstman.

    From the average sale/customer count/total revenue relationship, it looks like Lowe`s is charging lower prices though, which is strange because everything I`ve ever priced has been comparable.
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    IssaTheFiend Female 18-29
    2354 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    But at both places you can`t find a damn employee aside from the register.
  32. Profile photo of rikakitty
    rikakitty Female 18-29
    683 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    I like Lowes better. I always hated Home Depot. Maybe I just like blue better than orange..
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    avg sale size doesn`t indicate the cost of the product, home depot being higher just means customers of home depot buy more in a visit
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    tylertooo Male 40-49
    240 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    meh, whichever`s closest. I like Home Depot`s Rigid and Husky brands, but Lowe`s generally has better prices and awesome deals...
  35. Profile photo of T-Marley
    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:03 pm what I wrote again. I know what avg. sale per customer means, I managed retail before I started my businesses.

    What I am talking about is the relationship between the average sale, the number of customers, and the total revenue of the businesses.

    A low average sale with a higher volume of customers is still netting Lowe`s a lower revenue than Home Depot, which has a lower volume of customers (according to this graph), but a marginally higher average sale.

    It doesn`t add up. Which means Lowe`s either has issues pricing lower than Home Depot, or that Home Depot has lower costs.

    This could be from a more streamlined delivery process, or better suppliers, or the fact that Lowe`s pays it`s ceo`s and other employees more.
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm
    Furthermore, a higher average sale does not necessarily mean that Home Depot customers buy more per visit, but spend more. They could be buying less at a higher price.
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    SmilinSam Female 18-29
    3600 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:06 pm
    umm... who cares?
  38. Profile photo of Ryan74
    Ryan74 Male 30-39
    14 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm
    Lowes all the way, home depot is so much more expensive and stuff is hard to find
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:33 pm
    Home Depot is the Wal-Mart, Lowes is the Target
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    rdco49 Female 18-29
    101 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    I work for lowes and the reason we have such high customer satisfaction rates because the company only focuses on customer satisfaction. Which sounds good, until you`re getting verbally abused by a douchey customer (those do exist) and you have to just sit back and take it or risk being fired. In fact, the more douchey they are, the bigger discount they get on their purchases.
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    seabass101dg Male 18-29
    478 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    i hate both of them. Shop at Ace and specialty stores.
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    MTsnowboarde Male 18-29
    19 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    I`ll stick with ProBuild (used to be called UBC)
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3441 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    I wasn`t out comparing but doing a plumbing job for a friend, we had to go to both stores. Thats when I noticed that Lowe`s had a lot of attractive women in the store and that it was well lit, bright and cheery. Then we went to "Homo-Depot" as my friend referred to it as and found it dark, not one woman and when we were going to checkout there was no one at the registers, just auto check-outs. I thought if I`m going to a giant vending machine, I`ll just buy on line. Now I always go to Lowe`s and always see hot house wives and I always give them plumbing advice when I see them in the plumbing section.
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    Crabcakes Male 30-39
    226 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 2:10 pm
    Home Depot:
    •More expensive
    •Irritating sales people (Like JESUS I want to punch these draters square in the jaw whenever I`m forced to rely on them.)
    •Broader selection
    •Associates tend to be very knowledgable on a variety of home improvement areas.

    •Helpful sales people
    •Good luck finding things (they seriously had NO metric machine screws when I went in there. Not just none of the size I was looking for, but NONE AT ALL.)
    •Not very knowledgable (At least 2 out of 3 people working in the plumbing area had no idea how to braze copper pipes together, and one could only associate flux with "Back to the Future")
  45. Profile photo of lilylilylily
    lilylilylily Female 13-17
    83 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 2:38 pm
    Both Home Depot and a Lowe`s are located in my town.. and they are right next to each other, too..
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    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 2:59 pm
    People follow home depot and lowes on twitter? And facebook?
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    I will just go to whatever is closer
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm
    I don`t get it.... what?
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    patticakes Female 18-29
    458 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm
    Makes me want to run out and build something.
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    izzylovesian Female 18-29
    87 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:36 pm
    i think i will stick to B & Q or Homebase lol
  51. Profile photo of panth753
    panth753 Female 18-29
    9149 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:40 pm
    Me and my family tend to go to Home Depot more often Lowe`s.
  52. Profile photo of JTheGreat
    JTheGreat Female 13-17
    285 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm
    Who would follow Home Depot on Twitter, anyway?
  53. Profile photo of Moosh
    Moosh Female 18-29
    196 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:52 pm
    I went to Home Depot to build a big cage for my chinchilla and the whole time the salesmen were telling me all these sites and resale places to go to. They literally would not help me find what I needed on their own. I didn`t even bother asking for help and explain to them I wanted to build it myself.

    I went to Lowe`s for everything and every single thing I bought was cheaper than in HD even though HD has a 10% lower price guarantee and these two stores were almost abutting. In a short amount of time, I became recognized by the staff and even the vendors there and everyone asked me how the cage was coming along each visit. I love Lowe`s.

    Could just be those stores, but either way, Lowe`s was always cheaper and you can order online and pick up lumber at the store. And even HD didn`t have the cage wire I needed.
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    Moosh Female 18-29
    196 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    Oh, and one of the salespeople at Lowe`s even helped me by drawing out a schematic for the cage base. We had like a 20 minute conversation about how I could do it easily with what I had already bought. It was awesome.
  55. Profile photo of D3rAnG3d
    D3rAnG3d Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    What the heck would Home Depot tweet about?
  56. Profile photo of FaLa620
    FaLa620 Male 30-39
    80 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    And umm... 24,700 people are following Home Depot on Twitter because why? You people need to get out more. Srsly.
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    matthewmilad Male 18-29
    28 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm
    Could anyone please explain to me how Lowe`s has 7 million more customers per week spending only $6 less than the average customer at Home Depot spending $55, but their revenue is almost $20 billion less than Home Depot`s?
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    zmeace Male 18-29
    807 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    i work for home depot so i gotta say, home depot is better (i do kind of believe this statement myself as well)
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    ROK9 Male 18-29
    1834 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:56 pm
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    MrsPoods Female 18-29
    547 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    I work at Lowe`s and I don`t really give a poo which one is better
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    well,seeing as how i`ve worked for THD for the past 2.5 years I may be a little biased but I think HD is better.@ beccab86,I`m almost strictly returns, and it is not possibile to return something that is in the system. We will look for it and send people to find it, but if we don`t carry it, there is not a way to return it.
    @tylertooo & ryan74 lowe`s doesn`t have better prices, because we have the 10% price guarentee where if it is cheaper in any store, we meet it and beat it by 10% and because of trying to get our customer service up, we just do it. I`m not really allowed to say too much but cashiers have a certain empowerment where no questions can be asked.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:23 pm
    @crabcakes it is not more expensive because of the 10% guarantee, also, we may be irritating with every single associate asking "hi, how are you" "can I help you find anything" but we have no choice, I`ve seen people get written up for walking by someone and not saying anything, it`s not our fault, we know it`s annoying but if we want a job we have to do what mgmt tells us.
    @zmeace helloooo from you guys bonus?
  63. Profile photo of turbotong
    turbotong Male 18-29
    600 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    Lol in the city where I live, theres a lowes and HD right across the street from each other.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm
    @turbotong thats how the one i work at is, it`s directly across the if a customer get pissed off, they`ll be like "i`m going across the street" lol
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    monika1458 Female 18-29
    4 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:12 pm
    It`s amazing friends
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    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm
    For two companies that are so closely related, I would have thought that one would be the McDonald`s to the other`s Burger King (i.e., one enormous success compared to one moderate success)
    But in reality, they are very comparable.
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    thebandit Male 18-29
    363 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    this is such a worthless post...
    just giving my two cents
  68. Profile photo of rakoonhat
    rakoonhat Female 30-39
    655 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 10:43 pm
    have you noticed though...wherever there is a Lowes store, a wal-mart is not so far away. for the longest time we thought they had like a corporate deal or something

    anyway...lowes is a better quality store. thier employees are usually much more knowledgable and helpful. and they tend to rake in the intrest of both sexes and all ages. lots of holiday decor, and plants along with home stuff. the home depo sucks, they just work there man.
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    littlepete50 Male 18-29
    1359 posts
    September 19, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    I`m English.
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    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2530 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 2:31 am
    I`ve never actually liked Home Depot because they`re way to big and I`m crap at finding stuff...especially an employee to assist me. But, I did think it was cool when they employed athletes training for the Olympics and paid them full-time wages while giving them a chance to do their regular training regiment.
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    Vanadil Male 18-29
    151 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 4:54 am
    erm, why do I care about any of this?
  72. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 6:00 am
    I wonder which store Jesus would choose.
  73. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
    6695 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 7:11 am
    You can always get 10% off if you tell them you are going to get it at the other one.
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    insanmonster Male 18-29
    291 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 7:40 am
    Well I actually work at Menards, a midwest local hardware store and for prices Menards beats them both hands down, everyone in my area is always complementing us on our prices. "Guest" service however fluctuates, from store to store it depends on the management and HR coordinator. If you have a crappy GM and HR coordinator then that store will be worse. However at the store that I work at their are people that know things and people that don`t it all depends on your luck.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 7:52 am
    Home Depot is magical. It`s somewhere you spend hours without intending to.

    I remember being a kid in there... that place was HUUUUUUGE to me then.

    Also: Home Depot has hot dogs. win.
  76. Profile photo of rncotton
    rncotton Male 30-39
    417 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 10:06 am
    Home Depot = poor customer service, higher prices, and if you need something **RIGHT NOW** they are always out of stock.

    Lowes = better inventory, slightly lower prices, and people who actually care enough to work and help you.
  77. Profile photo of megavidiot
    megavidiot Male 30-39
    901 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 10:31 am
    how is this knowledge useful?
  78. Profile photo of zhdapleeblue
    zhdapleeblue Male 18-29
    65 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 10:33 am
    while i appreciate the effort, who cares?
  79. Profile photo of ShadowMoses
    ShadowMoses Male 18-29
    257 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:14 am
    ... don`t give a crap.
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    oOFELIXOo Female 18-29
    177 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:48 am
    As with most stores, what I can`t find in one I go to the other. Oh and I go to menards, save big money yo!
  81. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
    404 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 11:55 am
    I was seriously wondering which one was better the other day lol but home depot is closer to my house.
  82. Profile photo of Lukgeezy
    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
    606 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    don`t give a shyt about either of those places!
  83. Profile photo of LouDogg
    LouDogg Female 13-17
    314 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    so...who won?
  84. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
    578 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 8:29 pm
    My brother has an employee discount at Lowes, so I go to Lowes.
  85. Profile photo of OmgZelda
    OmgZelda Female 18-29
    1593 posts
    September 21, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    Wow I feel so special. I live 5 mins away from one of 16 Lowes!
  86. Profile photo of kula35
    kula35 Male 18-29
    159 posts
    September 23, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    WTF is a Lowe`s?

    (I live in Canada)
  87. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
    1589 posts
    September 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm
    "WTF is a Lowe`s?

    (I live in Canada)"

    So Canadians don`t read the headings on infographics, or just you?

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