Home Depot story 1/3
Today and yesterday New England is having the first big snowstorm of the year, and when I went to buy shovels two days ago my local Home Depot was literally sold out of snowblowers, including all display models outside.
When I finally gave up on shoveling and we decided to try to get a snowblower, I noticed that after all day of saying “none available” a store about 40 minutes north of us suddenly had three in stock, so I ordered one.
Home Depot story 2/3
Turns out Home Depot corporate sent an emergency truck full of winter storm gear to this location, and their inventory system made those things saleable the moment the truck was loaded. To make things worse, rogue new Englanders panicked about the storm were literally sneaking around the order pickup cages and taking the “reserved” labels off, then buying the already-sold items.
I drove up north through the worsening storm not knowing this, of course.
Anyway, fuck Home Depot corporate, what a terrible company, and solidarity with retail workers in winter
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