I'm starting to buy everything at Sears. In the past six months, a central air conditioning system for my house (wonderful), nice simmons beauty rest mattress (better selection and deal than sleepys), great quality and price on kenmore washer/dryer (built by LG). Also have a great kenmore gas stove with convection oven and power burners that was reasonably priced. Sears is the best place for tools and appliances. They have everything and the price is great. Auto department is very good, too.
Home depot - puhleeze. Quality issues on everything and the prices aren't that great. HD is good for paint and low end hardware.