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Home Depot to sell generators today?

islandjoan
October 03, 2017 10:46AM

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I heard a rumor that Home Depot would open today and will have generators for sale.

Not sure if that is true, but I thought I would spread the word just in case.

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fdr
October 03, 2017 05:16PM

Registered: 9 years ago
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So, was it true?

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singlefin
October 03, 2017 07:28PM

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They were still closed yesterday.
Gallows Bay Hardware was jam packed today.

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islandjoan
October 04, 2017 09:05AM

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Yeah now I heard they are to open today.

There was a lot of activity there this morning, and a cop was stationed at the little entrance road from the west.

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Scubadoo
October 04, 2017 11:17AM

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Home Depot opens today from 11:00 a.m.

viconsortium from Tuesday press briefing



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Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

Scubadoo
October 04, 2017 06:21PM

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So how was Home Depot today? Mobbed? Anything left on the shelves? All out of hammers, nails, and saws?

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Jumbie
October 04, 2017 06:54PM

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Scubadoo — Based on a picture that was posted on Facebook, the parking lot was full of vehicles. So I imagine ot was a real zoo inside the store.

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singlefin
October 04, 2017 08:23PM

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They didn't have a Home Depot after Hugo.
I would think having it now could only speed up our recovery.

I'll be there scrambling for material myself tomorrow.

Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

islandjoan
October 05, 2017 09:00AM

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I know someone who waited 3 hours only to be told the generators were sold out. He said they let at least 100 first responders in first before anyone else.

He said there were no D batteries left, and it was slim pickings for a lot of items.

He saw a person faint during those 3 hours waiting outside, and one individual who kept running and trying to break into the line. He was tackled, lifted and physically removed by personnel who were there to control the crowd.

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vicanuck
October 05, 2017 10:33AM

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I won't be going near Home Depot for a few weeks. There isn't anything that they have that I need that bad. Gallows Bay Hardware and St. Croix Trading are good alternatives.

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Scubadoo
October 05, 2017 10:39AM

Registered: 3 years ago
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Quote
vicanuck
I won't be going near Home Depot for a few weeks. There isn't anything that they have that I need that bad. Gallows Bay Hardware and St. Croix Trading are good alternatives.

Sounds like a good plan.

Police Commissioner Delroy Richards said traffic has been horrendous, as thousands of people showed up at Home Depot on St. Croix on Tuesday, the first time the store has been opened since Hurricane Maria. Richards will deploy more patrols on the roads to make sure that no incidents occur due to traffic.

stcroixsource.com/

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singlefin
October 05, 2017 07:42PM

Registered: 3 years ago
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I was at HD around 11am this morning. Waited about 25 minutes on line to get in. AARP card holders went quicker.

By the time I got in, they announced all the generators were gone, however they said more were at the port and should be delivered later in the day and more due in tomorrow.

Inside still seemed pretty well stocked like usual... other than generators, some wiring in electrical, most batteries were also gone,

Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

Scubadoo
October 05, 2017 08:34PM

Registered: 3 years ago
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Quote
singlefin
AARP card holders went quicker.

Actual AARP cards or VI senior ID cards?

Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

singlefin
October 05, 2017 09:33PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 514

The VIPD officer on site said if you had an AARP card, you could move to the quicker line.
However, I didn't see anyone actually showing their card, they just seemed to be letting anyone that looked 60ish and over to switch lines.

Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

Scubadoo
October 09, 2017 08:53PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,645

Have the crowds subsided at HD yet or do they still have security posted at the front door?

Re: Home Depot to sell generators today?

speee1dy
October 11, 2017 10:33AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,217

i hear the lady who fainted ended up getting a generator.

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