Description: The article mainly contains lowes employee login. The author will show us his personal opinions by going over some of his own experiences about buying the things from both Lowe’s and Home Depot with thousands of dollars. He explains the reasons why he highly recommends us to order in Lowe’s.
I am going over the topic for today’s material which is related to Lowe’s versus Home Depot, which one do I prefer? Which one do I recommend? Over the past since March of 2016, I’ve been doing a lot of shopping at both Home Depot and at Lowe’s, I do have a preference.
There’s a good reason for that preference, neither Home Depot nor Lowe’s is sponsoring me for this video or anything like that, this is my personal opinion after spending thousands of dollars, so I’ll start off with a little bit of a story.
The first initial experience at Home Depot definitely led me to prefer Lowe’s, so basically what ended up happening was that I went to Home Depot first in order to get a material quote for the first series of materials.
I was going to need the tiny house, so I went to Home Depot, I got a quote and basically when you’re placing a big order like that, you can go to the pro desk and basically ask for a discount on a bulk order.
So I went there, I got a discount, it was maybe 50, maybe $100, I think roughly three about $3,000 or so, so it is fifty or hundred dollars, that doesn’t work out to be a lot in terms of percentage.
So I’ll check out loads to see their prices, if they can beat it, I went to loads with the exact same material list and they basically put it into their system and their regular price, the regular price on everything that I wanted was the same as the discounted price.
I was getting at Home Depot, I was getting for the tiny house, I was at a lower price or basically at the same price at Lowe’s, what’s cool about Lowe’s? If you go there and you have an order whether it’s materials or whatever, you’re buying there and it’s more than $2,000.
What you can do is that you can go to the pro desk, that’s typically where all the contractors go, you go there basically to show them, tell them what you want to order, they’ll put it into their system.
They have this program, it’s called the QSP or something like that, essentially what they’ll do if your order is more than two thousand dollars, they’ll put everything into the system and then they send it off.
They’ll give you up to five to fifteen percent off your total order, so when I was placing all these big orders for the tiny house, I go to Lowe’s, basically have a list of everything that I wanted and they would give me 10 to 15% off.
It was never below 10, it was usually around 10 to 12 percent of the actual price like their regular price, I would get off, so when you’re making orders that are between three to five thousand dollars getting 10 to 12 percent off, that’s significant savings.
I’d say anywhere between three to five hundred dollars off your order, so right off the bat, I place that first order at Lowe’s and I think I ended up saving 3 to $400 off that initial order.
Then that was three or four hundred dollars less than the discounted price that I was going to get at Home Depot, now the funny thing here is that this is what pissed me off about Home Depot and why I try not to shop there.
It’s because of this one experience, I had to go there and I had to buy something else. I devised some galvanized steel flashes that goes on the bottom side of a tiny house trailer, I went there and I was justifying it.
The man gave me the original quote, it’s probably about two weeks after I went to Home Depot, the first time is that I was going there as a shopping and the man who put in my quote, he came up to me, did you still want to put that big order through?
I went to Lowe’s and I got a much better price at Lowe’s, you should have come back to Home Depot and I would have matched that and possibly beaten it to me, that’s a bad deal, I have to keep going and back and forth between these stores.
Then you can try to keep out bidding each other to give me the lowest price, meanwhile, you could have given me a low price instead of my having to come back later and you tell me that I could have possibly gotten a lower price to me, that’s a bad way of doing business.
Why wouldn’t they give me a better price, a better initial volume price? When I was ordering those materials, the first time in getting that quote, that’s the best price that they can understand that Home Depot modes, they’re obviously major competitors, so they’re always going to try to outbid each other.
But Lowe’s was able to give me a price that was over 10 percent less than the price so that one experience was that one gentleman that works at Home Depot in Tucson has completely done that to me.
I don’t want to shop at Home Depot unless I need to go there to get something that loads doesn’t have, I will give Home Depot a leg up on the variety of stuff that they have, so they certainly have more varieties of certain products than Lowe’s does.
It’s been my experience at the stores that I’ve shot that, so what has happened? I’ve gone to Lowe’s and there’s something that I’m looking to buy, it’s been some plumbing pieces and I would go to Lowe’s loads of them have it, but Home Depot has it, so I will give a little bit of credit to Home Depot. They do have a wider range of products and materials and all that kind of stuff as compared to Lowe’s.
Another plug for Home Depot is their website, their website is better than loza’s website and I like to do a lot of ordering online if I can, because if I can order something online, it’s like a specific thing that they don’t stock in the stores.
Then it’s much easier to order it online, I have it shipped here, because the closest Lowe’s and Home Depot’s are about 45 to 50 minutes away from where we’re currently at.
So sometimes, it is a little bit easier to order stuff online that little dump trailer there, I bought off to Home Depot website, so the Home Depot website is much easier to navigate for some reason, trying to search for stuff in the loads.
The website is absolutely awful, it’s horrendous, I don’t understand how they still have that website up, when you’re trying to search for something, it brings up something totally different like the search function.
So I would recommend if you’re doing some online ordering or anything like that, Home Depot’s website is much better than Lowe’s the last and final point, I want to talk about material delivery.
So if you are ordering a lot of stuff today, you’re ordering construction materials for a patio or for a tiny house or for any type of project, you’re doing modes delivery, in my opinion, it is going to be much better than the Home Depot delivery.
So when I was originally getting that first quote from Home Depot, he basically told me that Home Depot only does curbside deliveries, so what that means is that they’ll take it off the truck and they’ll put it in your driveway.
Then that’s the great thing with loads delivered, these men are willing to do anything to make it a lot easier for you, so with getting a number of the orders for the tiny house and even some of the orders that we’ve had out here like the loads delivery men, they will do any type of maneuvering and any type of weird situation in order to get the pallets of materials exactly where you want it.
For example, the tiny house is here, if the first material order we got was like that and I went through Home Depot and they did curbside delivery, I would have had some transfer all of them, all those materials from the curb or from the driveway into the backyard where I was building the tiny house.
But Lowe’s, they drove all the materials down this kind of weird little alleyway behind the house and then into the backyard like maneuvering past the trailer, there wasn’t even that much room for the fork truck to get in there and where the trailer was situated, but they’re able to deliver all the materials directly into the backyard.
Another good example is when we’re buying all the fencing material, the awning material, all the materials for the shed and for the rain roof, it was a very significant order, it was in the order of almost $7,000 with the materials, because we live on a dead-end street.
Most of that street is dirty and there’s not a lot of clearance on either side of the road, the gentleman who delivered from Lowe’s had to park almost 1/4 mile down the road and then drive all the material up here in his fork truck which probably took at least 10 to 15 minutes each time to bring one pallet of materials up here.
You’d have to drive at least 10 or 15 minutes to get down to the truck which was over a quarter mile down the road, I highly doubt from the one experience, how they explained their delivery process, I highly doubt that they would have even done that.
They would probably have left the materials down at the end of the paved road before it turns the dirt and then I would have had to figure out a way to get the material from there, all the way up to here.
So it is my opinion for the price from loads of Home Depot in terms of the regular price, it’s going to be very similar, because they are going to be very competitive and also home people and loads are going to carry different brands.
So the price is also going to reflect the different brands as well, but if you’re looking to do big material orders that you need delivered, I’d 110 percent recommend Lowe’s over Home Depot because of the experience that I’ve had.
When I was in Lowe’s last time, I was in Tucson and I was placing this big material order, wherever you want to deliver it, we will deliver it, it’s like that type of attitude which is nice and it’s not the type of attitude that I experienced when talking to a gentleman at Home Depot about their delivery system.
So if you want to save anywhere between five to fifteen percent off an order greater than two thousand dollars, definitely go to Lowe’s, if you have a tricky area where you want your materials or products delivered, then definitely go with Lowe’s as well.
One last little thing we bought our fridge from Lowe’s and what’s nice about putting those big orders in is that you can get 10 15 percent off your fridge, it doesn’t matter what you’re buying as long as more than $2,000, we’ll give you that discount, but the men maneuvered the fridge into the tiny house and a round our island and somehow gots the fridge in place in a very tricky spot.
The guides didn’t complain about it or anything like that, they’re all very professional and it was good, they are good experiences like those, I always prefer to go to lows, so when I’m going to Sierra Vista which is about 4550 minutes away from here, I always prefer going to load.
If Lowe’s doesn’t have what I’m looking for, then I’ll go to Home Depot, but I always prefer going to Lowe’s over Home Depot, thanks so much, I were working on awning, so you’ll definitely see some awning videos in the next couple days.