Wed, Jan 28, 2015, 3:28 PM EST - U.S. Markets close in 32 mins.


% | $
Quotes you view appear here for quick access.

The Home Depot, Inc. Message Board

  • phil_mccrakkin phil_mccrakkin Aug 31, 2013 6:49 PM Flag

    I took away three flooring jobs from HD today

    That was somewhat of a personal best. Gawd, they are expensive. $2800 to install laminate in five rectangular rooms. They were advertising a $397 whole house install. $2400 of this was extras.

    This cost didn't include any materials whatsoever.

    Sixty cents a square foot to tear out carpet. OMG. A dollar foot to install simple quarter round. The list of add-ons was as long as Wilt Chamberlain's leg. Too bad for them, it was a simple job. No furniture, no closets, no steps, no backlays, nothing.

    Ripping off unsuspecting customers ... that is the power of the Home Depot.

    SortNewest  |  Oldest  |  Most Replied Expand all replies
    • I don't see why this bashing of HD's contractors is even a topic of discussion. I see HD's primary business and selling products (not services) to consumers. Hiring a contractor is always a liability. If you go to HD for such a thing and expect it to be cheaper than hiring a contractor yourself YOU ARE STUPID!

      HD is now the middle man and they will be taking a cut of the profits. There is NO WAY that you should get it cheaper doing it that way. They are merely a job broker. If you want quality work done you hire quality contractors. END OF STORY

      • 1 Reply to bobjohnson178
      • Well, they advertise a $397 whole house installation for laminate. Do you not think that a 700% markup on the install is a little over the top?

        You are not making sense at all.

        Home Depot promotes a $397 whole house installation. Suddenly the price jumps to $2800 and you are basically saying that Home Depot is not complicit in the matter even though they (Home Depot,) did the original estimate?

        IMO, this is a way of luring in unsuspecting people and shaking them down for every nickel they have. It's borderline criminal.

    • We do a double torsion spring change in our area for 145 bucks + tax, parts and labor. Other rip-off companies are charging up to 700 bucks for the same job. Too many companies out there have no conscience and that will bring a deadly payback in the end.

      These Market people who run up oil and commodity prices to stuff their own pockets are in the same sinking boat....

105.26+0.10(+0.10%)3:27 PMEST

Trending Tickers

Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.