Lowe's, Home Depot or other home improvement store?
I recently was asked the question if I preferred Lowe's or Home Depot? (I have a birthday coming up and I'm guessing my Mom wants to pick me up a gift card for me). I responded after a few seconds - Lowe's. My reasoning is that the local HD is small and only carries a fraction of the product than the Lowe's does. But I know there are specific things that I will only buy from HD such as pressure treated lumber or Lowe's electrical receptacles/switches. What about you?
I also do a fair amount of shopping at Sears and Ace for Craftsman tools and if they have a good deal. Harbor freight for cheap one/two project specialty tools, True Value has never been a favorite of mine but I can't tell you why.
Also are there specific things you will only buy from one of the retailer? What item?