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"Save me, oh God, from people who have no sense of humor."
— Ludlow Porch

Why do people shop at Ace Hardware?

When I'm shopping for things online, I occasionally I see Ace Hardware show up in the listings, and I'm ALWAYS offended as hell at their prices. For instance today I'm looking for a gas griddle grill and I see that Dick's has the best price. Too bad I don't ever buy anything from Dicks. I always steer clear of retailers who engage in politics.

Another good price I see is from Ace. Only slightly higher than Dick's, so I click on it and BAM!!

Are you kidding me Ace? $750 for shipping?!

That's the kind of thing that inscrutable Ebay sellers do. Attract you in with a nice price then REAM THE HELL OUT OF YOU with inflated shipping. I certainly don't expect a "reputable" retailer like Ace Hardware to engage in tactics like that.

Also. How come you charge THREE TIMES as much sales tax as Dick's?

Never shop at Ace Hardware.