After I bashed on ex-Home Depot HBIC Nardelli this week, an interesting discussion ensued in comments. A Depot employee defended the chain while others complained, but what really caught my attention was some readers’ indifference to the old-school local hardware store.
So here’s a chance for you to share your opinion: are local, non-chain hardware stores all they’re cracked up to be, or are we better off without them? Do they really provide additional service and knowedge, or are they just more expensive shops with less selection? Let us know in comments.
(Thanks, Moyix, for the great CC-licensed photo.)