Sunday, March 16, 2008

Hardware stores, revisited

So, as an example of what I don't like about what hardware stores have become: today I went into a generic ACE Hardware looking for a 10mm deep socket. Know where I found it? Next to the Turtle Wax.

Why? Because these stores, like Radio Shack's I mentioned earlier, nowadays are more oriented towards consumers than producers. So the wrenches are buried in the aisle and the display cap is waxing compound.

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