Have you seen the NEBO Flashlights that are on the counters at our locations? These are sweet! With these cool nights that we’ve been having in Atlanta and North Georgia recently, I bet you’ve been spending more time outdoors. We’ve heard from many of our customers who have been telling us of camping trips… and can you believe that Halloween is just around the corner?!
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Did you know that you can order thousands of items from True Value Hardware and have them shipped to your closest store? On a weekly basis we have between 2 and 5 people who are taking advantage of this service and are coming to either our Doraville, Duluth or Oakwood stores to pick up everything from outdoor lawn chairs to power tools to chemicals. You can shop 24/7 from anywhere at TrueValue.com, pay for your purchase online. Once your order hits our dock, you’ll receive a notification that it is ready to be picked up. We get weekly orders from True Value on Friday mornings, so if you have a need for the weekend, as long as you get the order placed by Wednesday, you can pick it up that week!
This program has been great, but it is about to get better!
We’ve been having a lot of fun with a new product that we’re selling in our hardware stores. You’ve probably seen the Rust-Oleum NeverWet commercials that are blitzing TV right now… but if you’re skeptical like us, you probably wondered if it really works as advertised.
We put together a very simple experiment and are convinced that it is! In fact, we’re already planning some new ways to test the product out. Check out this video that I created that simply shows off the water repelling qualities of NeverWet on a cinderblock.
Now the video quality isn’t that great… but the product really is incredible. You gotta see it up close to really realize how amazing it is.
Check out this video about some other products and surfaces that you could use NeverWet on.
Of course you’re probably not gonna use this on your iPhone, and it may not last forever, but think of the possibilities that you can use this on.
What would you like to try it out on?
Yesterday, we had an opportunity to take a look at some of the new products that will literally be “sweeping the streets” later this fall.
We’re definitely interested in this merger because it strengthens both brands, but also ensures that our customers who have purchased Giant-Vac products from us in the past, continue to receive the parts and service that they need to keep their equipment running.
These new products look pretty exciting.
The Leaf & Debris management products are being teased by Scag Giant-Vac on their website. You still can’t click on any of the links in the navigation to get more information, but that will likely change soon. Looks like they will continue to carry:
- Walk behind street blowers
- Field/brush mowers
- Yard vacuums
- Surface vacuums
- Truck loaders
- Industrial debris loaders
And while I have some great pictures from some of the sample pieces that we saw yesterday at our store… I mean, I really would love to show them off… I’m sure that I’d get in trouble if I showed them off before…
(psst. don’t let anyone know that I’m showing you this… but here is one pic that I snapped from the “tow and show.”
Are you interested in Scag Giant-Vac Debris Products? Do you want to receive more information about them as soon as they hit the streets? Want to see or demo one of the products as soon as they’re out? Fill out the form below, and we’ll be sure to move you up to the front of the line.
Scag Giant-vac manufactures leaf and debris management equipment. High performance, commercial grade blowers and vacuum systems for the landscape maintenance professional.
This is a very neat app that Leatherman put together on their Facebook page for Father’s Day. It is a quiz that will result in the perfect Leatherman for the dad in your life. (Hint… it also serves as a great place for you dads to drop hints to your kids and wives… well, wife. Hopefully there is only one.)
It is actually a pretty creative quiz. You should check it out if only to read through the questions and figure out what the perfect Leatherman for YOU is.
We think that every man should have a Leatherman tool. He should carry it around with him and be prepared for any task that needs a tool. You can get a lot done or fixed with a Leatherman.
We stock a HUGE selection of Leatherman tools at our stores in Duluth, Doraville and Oakwood. So when you get to the part of the quiz results that tells you to “choose a retailer” Think SMALL. Think LOCAL. Think HOWARDS!
Take the following quiz and then come into one of our stores to get that perfect gift that dad wants.
By the way, my perfect Leatherman… was the Rebar. Anyone want to get me one?
It has been a little over 2 months since our Oakwood and Duluth stores became official authorized YETI dealers… and it has been fun!
Carhartt has a pretty cool deal now through May 26, 2013 that you may want to take advantage of.
If you come into our Duluth or Oakwood store and spend $100 on any Carhartt merchandise, you can get an additional Dad’s Day Giftbox sent to you. The Gift box is worth $75. Dad’s Day Gift Box contents:
- 1 Case pocket knife valued at $25.00
- 1 Fishing lure valued at $5.00
- 1 Carhartt hat valued at $10.00
- 1 1-year B.A.S.S. membership valued at $25.00
- 1 $10.00 Stanley Gift Card to be used towards a Stanley 100th Anniversary Bottle valued at $10.00
Pretty great deal.
Again the details:
Between May 16th and May 26th: Spend $100 on Carhartt and Get a free $75 Dad’s Day Gift Box.
Dad is probably gonna like anything you give him, but you know that there are MANY things in our stores that Dad will love. Carhartt is just another option and this deal makes it even more exciting.
New Product Alert!
Our Duluth store has a new product that we are really excited about. Encore deck coating is a great solution if you want to restore and revive wooden decks and docks.
While other sealers or stains just recolor the wood of your deck, Encore deck coating restores the surface. Encore will dry to form a skid-resistent surface which locks down splinters. Your deck will preform better and withstand the elements better than standard sealers and stains.
And the best thing is that you’re not limited to a small selection of colors. Any color that we stock out of our True Value Paint department can be mixed to transform your dreams into reality.
Don’t replace your wood deck. Repair it! Five Gallons, which retails in our store for $210, will cover about 200 square feet with 2 coats.
By the way… This is a local product. From Cartersville, GA. #buylocal
Check out the video below and read the encore brochure for more information.
Encore composite coatings come in an endless array of colors. Add your choice of acrylic or latex paint (any brand or color) to the Encore Kit, mix, and apply to your wood surfaces as instructed. Encore kits are water-based and odorfree.
Let us know if you have any questions.
We’re big fans of WD-40. Big. There is just so much you can do with a can of WD-40 lubricant. We’ve had a stack out of WD-40 near our registers at each of our stores for at least 20 years and probably longer. I would call it impulse (which it is) but you’d be amazed at how many folks come in for a can.