STT Home Depot
Does anyone know if the STT Home Depot has a web site? I cannot make any link from HD HQ.
Happy New Year
This will show you the location, phone number, and I think you can get to the store flyers from here... there isn't a site-specific website.
You can also check the contractor section, they ask you to pick a store, don't worry if the one on STT is not listed, I lived on Puerto Rico that has several, the website would show products that weren't available. You can use the site to find items, then write down the skew # and call the store for availability.
WE ORDERED OUR ENTIRE CONDO KITCHEN CABINETS AND QUARTZ COUNTERTOP FROM HOME DEPOT IN NYC AND HAD IT SHIPPED AND DELIVERED IN STT. THERE WERE A FEW PITFALLS BUT ALL IN ALL EVERYTHING WENT SMOOTHLY. I CAN EMAIL YOU WITH A CONTACT AT HOME DEPOT STT IF YOU WANT. EMAIL ME FOR THE DETAILS. WE ARE HOME IN NYC RIGHT NOW AND EXPECT A DELIVERY OF A FULLY PUT TOGETHER BBQ THIS WEEK IN STT FROM HOME DEPOT. THEY ARE TERRIFIC IN CALLING YOU AND SETTING UP DELIVERY...JUST GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF ADVANCE TIME. DEBBIE
I purchase a ton of things for the STT home depot. But I needed to send down a trailer load of stuff. So I designed the kitchen in NJ, had every appliance shipped, furnature, wood, clothes and more and more. Filled the trailer almost to the fill point. It cost me 4000 plus about 300 to have it delivered (2005). The kitchen alone differed from STT to NJ by 8000. So I saved 4000 just by going through the head ackes of getting the trialer. The furnature differed about 7000 from what I could get in STT. So the list goes on and on. The merchants are screwing the people of STT. If I could order it and save big bucks then the merchants should do much better.
The problem, forgetting the cost of the STT home depot, is that you never know when they will have something. The appliance people are incompentent as well as the kitchen design people. I could forgive this but they just don't seem to care. Now it has gotten better over the past year or so. But it is FAR from being close to a main land home depot.
One item however. The appliacnes shipped from NJ are not under the manufactuer warrantee. So beware!
My experiences with STT's Home Depot (and other such local companies) have mirrored those of billd.
I have tried hard to give my business to local companies but in addition to it often being economically unwise, many times local companies don't seem to care if I'm their customer or not...
Thanks for all the information and tips. We elected to purchase a number of lighting fixtures and other items from HD in NH (no sales tax) and ship them down to STT via USPS. We plan on buying paint and other items @ the STT HD when we are there.
Poohwear, thanks for your feedback. I have been traveling and haven't been able to send you an email yet. Will do so this week.
Buy your appliances from Patrick (owner) Appliance Expo in Fort Mylnar (sp?), he is a straight up guy..will give you the best prices and actually came out to our condo to oversee the installation and was not afraid to get right in there with the dirty work as well...he was down on hands and knees getting the water line installed to our refrigerator! We bought all kitchen appliances plus the new front opening washer and dryer on pedestals. As it turned out, the pedestals made the machines too high for our space and he just packed them up and took them back, no problem.
Furniture is another story on STT. There is a nice store by KMart in CA but pricey. We went to a store out near the new IHop and bought everything, living room set and kitchen table and chairs, there. They can be bargained with and have some stuff with an Island flair but all in all not what I was looking for. At Silk Greenery, a decorating store in Fort Mylnar, you can order anything from their many catalogues but they are PRICEY! And the delivery is on top of that!
There is a consignment store in the Red Hook Plaza where you can get some great buys on Estate furniture if you can find what you're looking for. Word to the wise, if you see it and want it, BUY IT, it can be gone the next day. Also, they do not hold onto stuff for you if you can't have delivery right away (btw, you must arrange your own truck) but wow do they ever have a lot of decorating things plus jewelry, clothes etc. It is a treasure chest...I love it there. It is called Welcome Home. There is another Home store across the parking lot from the Marina Market....VERY VERY pricey for almost everything but they do have wonderful fabrics by the yard there.
Decorative tiles were a problem for us but not because of choices, there are many many beautiful tiles out there. I was looking for something tropical for my kitchen backsplash. The problem is that they had to be ordered and I was only there for the month of August, not enough time for delivery and installation. I had to go with what was on hand and I settled for a pretty but plain iridescent tile. Tile was too heavy to ship down but I wish I had anyway.
Mail everything by regular mail and it will arrive in about 5 days from the States at about 1/2 the cost of UPS shipping. I sent a few boxes before I left and they arrived shortly after I did in fine shape.
I do have pics of my new kitchen etc but don't know if I can post them here. Don't be afraid to move, just allow yourself plenty of time to get the job done.
As for furniture, Here's what I did!
Found furniture at the store next to little K Mart that I liked. COMPARED the same furniture to stateside price in South Carolina and Florida. Went to the store, Furniture Inn, next to little K and told him what I was willing to pay!!!! He worked with me! I got two living room sets (for 2 short term villa rentals), ONE of these sets was a special order and he STILL worked with me! This is another way to work around the high prices here. Many years ago (after Hugo) I did ship a living room furniture set, some of the glass came broken, but I was able to file thru Tropical for shipping damages. Liked doing it locally better!
Won't argue wit the Home Depot issues! They truly NEED to get their act together! There is NO reason for the lack of customer care here! I also find that regular items are always in shortage! You should be able to go and get what you need! On the other hand, I am thankful we have it! 🙂
I will NOT purchase my paint thru Home Depot, ONLY Paint Depot or Sea Chest! Home Depots quality cannot compare!
I don't know how prices compare with regards to STT vs PR's HD, but you can order items from PR's HD's. When you call the store, ask for the Exports department. You'll need to have the product(s) SKU number. You can arrange shipping via a barge. You will pick up the item(s) at the dock, not at the STT HD.
The STT store cannot (or will not) do store-to-store transfers, so you can't just ask the STT store to have the PR store send the item.
I learned these things recently when I went to buy some 8' track light tracks. I'd seen them in long tubes for months-- plenty of stock-- so I didn't go to buy them until I was ready to install. Bad move.
The tag on the shelf said "8' white tracks' but after crawling into/under the shelf to dig out all 30 some-odd tubes and listening to several employees discuss the situation (a comedy unto itself), they were all black tracks, which were not even listed as in stock. A check of the store's inventory on computer showed that they had 17 white tracks (they did not). Furthermore, they couldn't order any white tracks because the computer says they already have some.
Good luck getting someone on the phone when you call a PR Home Depot. It may take more than a few attempts.
And when you move down here, bring wigs. You'll need them after tearing your hair out over endless ridiculopathies like this. As my family keeps saying, I should write all of these things down because no one would believe them. It would be more than a full-time job, though! 🙂
I hear you!!!! lol!
WHEN YOU SEE IT, BUY IT! It will NOT be there when you go back for it! This includes things like PVC piping, PVC fittings, common electrical items, even plywood, etc. !!!!! I made the policy of buying it even when I am not in need and keep it "in stock" at home! This way I HAVE it! 🙂
Just a little information about PR pricing. Since we own a small apartment building my husband has done alot of shopping around. We are in the process of putting in all new windows. We chose the Lausell superguard 4" and it was about half the cost to go to PR buy them and have the shipped over. You can get a cheaper window at Home Depot here, but the Lausell is better built and hurricane resistant. MSI sells the Lausell window, but the cost is much more than buying them directly from the factory. You will need to use Black Hawk shipping or Norma H shipping to get the items over from PR. Lausell arranged the shipping for us. While he was there he was taken around by a guy from here in STT that regularly goes over to PR for people. Tile and paint were considerably cheaper there and the choices in tile were much greater.
Another great find I have been happy with is a cabinet company out of Florida.
We remodeled two of our apartment kitchens with their cabinets and are very happy with the quality of the items. The only thing I didn't like was that they only have two choices in the plywood grade. You also have to assemble the cabinets, but they were very easy. The hardware on the drawers is good quality. It was about $2000 for an L-shaped kitchen 18 foot by 10 foot. This included the shipping cost. We selected the darker color. They also offered a planning service you need to give the measurements and the location measurements of the drain, stove connections, etc. Again, they don't have much choice in the variety, but the quality is good and they are plywood. And the price is right.