VideoGameCritic wrote:That is sad, but frankly I'm surprised they lasted this long. In my area the big box hardware stores closed down all the mom-and-pop hardware stores decades ago.
And even the big stores are tossed on their heels. There was a time when I would drive to Sears to get a Craftsman tool, and that brand and warranty really meant something. You didn't own a real set of combination wrenches unless they were Craftsmen for me. Now, a single company owns Stanley, Black and Decker and Craftsman.
When Home Depots first opened, I was part of the group that shopped there, and probably helped close down those mom and pop shops. After a few years, I switched back to two local stores, and now I only go to Home Depot when I get a gift card.