March 28, 2008

HousingPANIC Quote of the Day


"Home Depot looks like the Neutron Bomb dropped as the euphoric punch bowl crowds are gone and only a few shell shocked/drunk Boomers are still walking around"

- Anon HP'er, March 2008

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

"only a few shell shocked/drunk Boomers are still walking around"

Classic

Anonymous said...

Hello Bitter Renters

Looks like you will renting until 2024 while we do what Japan did.

Anonymous said...

Home Depot is pets.com

DIE U PIG said...

Home Depot home to the illegal alien messycan unwashed felon hords menacing the parking lots.

F*ck Home Depot.

F*ck Illegal Aliens.

I hope they both die soon.

Anonymous said...

We've got one here that was built in '06. It drew a lot of attention back then... I went there today for a pair of Channel Lock pliers and it was nearly empty even here in South Carolina.

There were some trash bag tumbleweeds in the parking lot, though.

Anonymous said...

You can now haggle with the salespeople and they will knock a few bucks off your purchase. Just tell em you will go over to Lowes and see what they have.

Kind of like a Mexican Bazaar.

Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind shops at Home Depot? I mean they are known for selling "first, seconds"...

Anonymous said...

Not where I live in. HD is packed every Saturday. I never go in the place but I drive by it and man the parking lot is overflowing each time.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bitter Renters

Looks like you will renting until 2024 while we do what Japan did.


Enjoy your home "equity" while you can buddy. Within a year you'll be paying off a mortgage on a home worth half of that mortgage.

DOPE!!!

eric in vegas said...

"Looks like you will renting until 2024 while we do what Japan did."

They're going to try but they can't do what Japan did because they were creditors and had savings to ride out the deflation in home prices. All the US can do is print money and steal from tax payers.

Anonymous said...

Home Depot...

Lived on the Bubble....

Killed by the BUST

Anonymous said...

HD lost it's formula. All the store help is gone. Can't even find a checkout person. I'm in the Dallas area and all HDs around me look like ghost towns except on Saturdays. Also gone are all of the clients...illegal aliens. You can clap now.

Anonymous said...

Can'tt die soon enough for me.

Anonymous said...

You are all assholes.

Anonymous said...

It is not as busy as it was before. The one I shop is in Pasadena Texas. The one near my home is a ghost of what it once was. I hope it closes and the traffic is eliminated.

Anonymous said...

Same for Lowe's They just opened a store here in town in Central Florida. If there are 10 cars in the parking lot at any one time that is a lot.

Just had some big discount coupons they floated out that helped but then that went away.

Even my barber is hurting. The majority construction industry crowd in my town can't affort haircuts.

Anonymous said...

Great Depression II,"
WALL STREET JOURNAL

(by the actions of bush/cheney et all.)

HERE IT IS:

The past 10 days will be remembered as the time the U.S. government discarded a half-century of rules to save American financial capitalism from collapse.
On the Richter scale of government activism, the government's recent actions don't (yet) register at FDR levels. They are shrouded in technicalities and buried in a pile of new acronyms. But something big just happened. It happened without an explicit vote by Congress.

Read here in full:
http://tinyurl.com/2tnksp

My take:
1. Fake an attack (9/11)
2. Invade 2 nations delcare WAR
3. Allow massive secret home loan bank fraud to keep the economy going short-term.
4. Crash the financial system.
5. Attack Iran, start WWIII.
6. No more US elections. America operated by the bush-con neo-network, freedoms suspended.

Nobody can stop bush. Nobody!

Bwaaaa!!

Get that popcorn popping!

Russ DoGG said...

It wasn't that great a store to begin with. The store near me had lots of people issues witht eh retail staff recommending the wrong products occasionally. Several boxes were getting opened up and little parts pilfered out.

Im not sure if the problem was the store management or the deadbeat customers messing the place up. But even when the stuff was right there the hardware stores ACE and a local one) often had much better prices.

I always thought Lowes was better.

Russ DoGG said...

The overpaid/ underproducing CEO of Home Depot now is at Chrysler and going to screw up the show there, too. Watch some recent departures...

Anonymous said...

I'm in SW FL and I was at Lowe's the past two Saturdays. At 2:00 in the afternoon, the parking lot had less cars than going there at 9:00 on a Monday night. It was empty inside with the sales people wandering around in a stupor....

Buzz Saw said...

Don't worry, Nardelli got plenty.

clinton hater said...

I heard illegals are now turning tricks at home depots instead of swinging hammers.Would you like lube on that?

DOPES said...

HOME REPOT BABY!!!

WHAT, WHERE'S ALL THE DAY LABORERS IN THE PARKING LOT???

DOPES!!!

AmazingRuss said...

Things are looking up though:

Home-Buying Up Among Lame-O's

The Lame-O's will save us.

Anonymous said...

Love the comment about the drunken boomers! Not all of them are drunk. They are heavily medicated on scripts. At the HD by me it used to be filled with contractors and mexicans. The contractors are not there anymore, but the mexicans are always there. They are illegally committed! I hate Home Depot by the way! I think it is the orange paint. Lowes is soo much a better place!

Rich in FL

Brian said...

What amazes me is how fast and furious things are changing.

Last year, it seemed we had to endure long gaps between each confirming trend that bolstered the HP argument.

Now you can hardly keep up - it's a natural disaster per day.

Anonymous said...

The Bitter Renters

Hate Home Depot, Hate the Boomers, want America to go into a depression so they can buy a house at 1980 prices.

you people have shit for karma.

Anonymous said...

A HUGE Home Depot is currently under construction in Palmdale, CA. only 4 blocks up the street from a Lowes.

The Lowes went from boom (06') to total bust (today). You literally can shoot arrows up and down any isle with out worry to hit a thing.

Many housing tracts that were SUPPOSED to be under construction by now, surrounding the new Home Depot are a long gone planning memory.

Looks like they might have to change the HD purpose to more like HomeTown Buffet.

Opps, on second thought, nobody's going out to eat either? Damn...

What now?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
We've got one here that was built in '06. It drew a lot of attention back then... I went there today for a pair of Channel Lock pliers and it was nearly empty even here in South Carolina.

There were some trash bag tumbleweeds in the parking lot, though.
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EYEE amember way back in OTT-6 too when the Train Depot in Sand Crik wer dern near teets-up. Sheeeeeoooot AH tell ya times don't stay the same round these them parts.Far as I can tell them people down at the Depot is all dummer thanna bagga hammers.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
You are all assholes.

March 29, 2008 12:04 AM

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Bwahahahahahhahhhahahahahahahahahahahhahahhahahahahaha

Anonymous is perceptive.Yes we are assholes aren't we?
shakster

DEPORT ILLEGAL MEXICANS said...

"Russ DoGG said...
The store near me had lots of people issues"

WHY NOT CALL A SPADE A SPADE?

HD: A shit place to shop staffed by underpaid grossly incompetent boobs... that also allowed the illegal mexoican low class to congregate in their parking lots.
-Oops spunds like a lot of General Contractors here in Silly Con Valley... Se Habla Espanol, Senior Buschco?

Death the Home Depot

Anonymous said...

I just came back from a Lowes (Carson City, NV area)tonight. I counted 6 people walking around and three workers. They had a nice array of lawn tractors with nifty cup holders. I bought a couple of metric screws to help them meet analyst estimates for the third and fourth quarter.

Anonymous said...


6. No more US elections. America operated by the bush-con neo-network, freedoms suspended.


You dailykooks said the same thing back in 2004. Aren't you tired of being retarded all the time? Stop being such drama queens.

The Final Solution, Part 2 said...

HD when they go bankrupt next quarter should be forced by presidential fiat to let the illegal alien felon invader scum and their families and children who are allowed to live outside in their parking lot congregate INSIDE the empty stores.

Round them all up along with any stray liberal politicians you can find.

That way, we could lock the illegals and liberal politicians inside, lock all the doors, close all the windows and drop the Zyklon B pills in through the roof...

Give them the "Special Treatment" they all so richly deserve...

Its faster and cleaner than chopping off their heads.

Blood in the Gutters, Do It NOW.

Anonymous said...

The Bitter Renters

Hate Home Depot, Hate the Boomers, want America to go into a depression so they can buy a house at 1980 prices.

-----

you betcha. suck on it.

Anonymous said...

The Americano remembering his weekend outings to Home De(s)pot will think it is like bad dream when he is sitting in his half-fixed fixer wondering what happened to his equity. Like his realtor, he will be eating ramen.. maybe witha side of roasted Snapping Turtle! He will truly be skewered from head thru the ass, dripping his juices onto the hot coals of the fire (burning his furniture for heat!) I like you Americanos, you crack me up with your crazy pyramid schemes. When it all falls apart, you'll be as poor as the Messycans hanging out at Home De(s)pot!

Lost Cause said...

The parking lot is full of Mercedes, BMW and Jaguars where I live. I can never get used to that.

Anonymous said...

I was just laid off on a Federal Contract It Job. I could give a F*ck Less about Home Deep pot!!!! Greedy Muth@ FUkka's!!!! Chapter 11 & GoodBye =)

Anonymous said...

In the past 2 years, I dropped over $100K at a Home Depot in Central Ohio purchasing materials to remodel every room in my estate.

Two years ago, there were always long line at the checkout, despite ALL LANES OPEN.

Today, you have self checkout lanes and NO WAITING at all to checkout.

The crowd is long gone. I wonder how much longer the store will stay open as there is no way possible that with the light traffic of the past 6 months that they are turning a profit out of this or any other store in the Ohio valley.

As to product quality. I buy the basics (lumber, concrete, hardware, brand name tools, european imported tile, etc.) none of these are seconds, and they are all of equal or better quality than sold by HD's compeditors.

But as to my future purchases? They are falling off a cliff, for 2 main reasons: (a) my income is dropping like a stone as the housing bubble pops, and (b) I've completed most of my remodeling projects.

Before all you renters laugh your a$$ off at me for both owning a home during the bust, and putting over $100K into it that could never be recovered in a sale.

My home is my estate, my hobbie, my life. It is NOT my investment. I expect to die in my estate and leave it to my heirs.

My entire cost of living in style in a spacious 3000 sq. ft. cosy rural Ohio home, including all utilities, is less than what the cheapest 1 bedroom rat infested apartment would fetch. Thus is the power of near true home ownership, where you own the property outright, subject only to property taxes. No HOA fees, no water/sewer assessments, no sidewalks to maintain, no city or village regs to deal with; only limited zoning to keep residential areas residential. A rich man's heaven.

Anonymous said...

"where you own the property outright, subject only to property taxes."

Then you really dont own it.

If you have to pay the government and ever increasing annual tribute just to keep your home, you dont own it. You own the govt lease for that home.

Anonymous said...

Not where I'm at Norfolk, VA went there yesterday (Friday) to buy some gate parts and it was crazy. Lots of people buying stuff ( lots of lumber and pressure treated stuff for fences and decks) Then I asked my wife what is happening at the restaurants Packed I mean PACKED. Tons of traffic and people out spending money. Just a report from the field.

Anonymous said...

What Home Depot did is enable low-end flippers to "renovate" all the old bungalows in my area...They were really nice before they were done over...1920's with the old fixtures and wood floors. The flippers "fixed" them with laminate flooring, laminate cabinets...took out the old tubs, sinks and doors and charm. Quick and dirty and ruined. Awful work done by tasteless flippers. (ie: MLS ID# 409245)

Russ DoGG said...

The HD boobs figured out that their performance didn't matter. Their salary wouldn't change either way and they were just going through the motions.

Nardelli was a greedy SOB who wouldn't share the wealth with some better incentives. CEO Nardelli robbed that place blind. I was told that Lowes paid front-line people better. What a shit-head. Now he's doing product planning?? Car company??

Im not a retail savior , just observed how the peons felt as a result of this income disparity occuring at the same time that their company stock was going nowhere. So many people felt like why try they had no chance. Awful to watch the demotivation that causes in those peoples careers at Home depot and also as it spills over into other facets of their life. .IT s poisonous to democratic society and can't end soon enough.

Good Riddance to HD and Bushco's crony capitalism. It can't end soon enough.

Anonymous said...

Home Depot and Lowe's are packed constantly. What kind of dream world are you loser renters living in? America chugs along, with or without you.

Harry_Homedebtor said...

Anon estate guy has the perfect explanation: everyone's done fussing with their houses!

Does this mean no more boring dinner conversations about crown moulding?

Amtex said...

The anonymous who smugly outlined the story of his home in Ohio is delusional. His heirs will need jobs, not in Ohio, so they will sell that house very cheap and move.

For all your bluster, your $100,000 in remodeling and hard work will be practically given away one day by your "heirs".

A 3000 square foot, fully remodeled house, in central Ohio is pretty much the most worthless waste of money and sweat equity you could think of.

Anonymous said...

"...Bitter Renters

Hate Home Depot, Hate the Boomers, want America to go into a depression so they can buy a house at 1980 prices.

you people have shit for karma."


In SHARP CONTRAST to all the greedy fraudsters...flush with Funny Munny; bidding prices to the moon.

HOW'D THAT WORK OUT FOR YOU, Amurca?

Keyser Soze said...

Mr. Ohio Estate man: Your essya reminded me of an old joke! Thanks...here goes -
Texas Rancher #1: I can drive my truck due west, from sunrise to sunset and never reach the end of my land.
Texas Rancher #2: I used to have a truck like that.

Buzz Saw said...

anonytroll wrote:

The Bitter Renters

Hate Home Depot, Hate the Boomers, want America to go into a depression so they can buy a house at 1980 prices.

you people have shit for karma.


Bree Hee Hee!

We have bad karma? Us? Bwahaha!! Enjoy the depression dude!

Anonymous said...

When Americans are walking the streets searching for food in garbage cans, jobless, homeless will the Bitter Renters have a job to pay that mortgage at 1980s prices? Will you have cool parties in your crib, will you have th only green lawn on the block?

You are the very as the flippers, you are actually worse. You want others and your nation to fail so you can rewrite your karma. You create websites in honor of your wishes, you cast spells and forcast the downfall of your neighbors.

Bitter Renters:
Some things suck, its the accident of birth. You could have been born a boomer and drafted to fight a war in a place you never heard of.

Life has a way of teaching us the lessons we need to know.
This whole website is mean spirited, bad karma and just plain ugly.

Anonymous said...

"You are the very as the flippers, you are actually worse. You want others and your nation to fail so you can rewrite your karma. You create websites in honor of your wishes, you cast spells and forcast the downfall of your neighbors."

Cast spells... WTF!? Many of us got to this site because we were just living our lives and at the point of purchasing a home (not a get rich scheme just a house), then we realized that, due to criminal actions by the Fed (charged with regulating the mortgage industry), and unlimited greed by mortgage/real estate industry and the Trump-wanna-be-masses, that we be forced to enter a state of economic serfdom just to buy a simple starter home.

Happened to me in 2003. I have been watching this disaster unfold at the rate of paint drying for years now. Don't you understand, we forsaw this outcome (and worse coming soon) and, after surviving as islands of logic and sanity during the past 5 - 10 years (depending on location) of insane greed-fueled-bubble-culture, we now have the right to take some small satisfaction in the fact that we were correct all along.

This is the largest credit bubble in human history. What we visitors to a web site "wish" "forcast" or "cast spells(?!?)" for is completely inconsequential.

You sound like a Johnny-come-lately who just noticed the bubble when his equity vanished.

Bye Bye, Dick. said...

" Lost Cause said...
The parking lot is full of Mercedes, BMW and Jaguars where I live. I can never get used to that."

That is good. They can be reposessed faster and put up for auction in a big lot. FB, the bell has rung for you.

Bye Bye, Dick.

Amtex said...

The anonymous who keeps posting about our "bad karma". You are looking at everything backwards.

The past 8 years were not real, the economy was based on nothing tangible. All we want is a return to the structure that worked very well for decades, affordable housing, proper lending, and a rent to buy multiple that makes sense.

Somehow you try to turn HP proponents into the bad guys when the complete opposite is the actual truth. A severe recession would be great for future generations so they can ride an economic wave back up again, as the boomers have left them nothing.

Anonymous said...

Anon said:

Life has a way of teaching us the lessons we need to know.
This whole website is mean spirited, bad karma and just plain ugly.

_____________________________

Yet, you can't stay away from it can you?

Anonymous said...

you people have shit for karma.

Nah, dude - we are the bad karma.

Anonymous said...

"This whole website is mean spirited, bad karma and just plain ugly."

Yet, labeling someone a bitter renter is OK?

Joe said...

Anonymous said...
You are all assholes.


Guilty as charged, I guess.

Anonymous said...

The Bubble was bad Karma. We're just pissed their bad Karma made life unpleasant for the rest of us who didn't drink the Kool-Aid.

Anonymous said...

To the homeowner in Ohio...

fellow, you live in the rust belt so there will be no jobs for your descendants. In other words, if you're not either independently wealthy or running a web site a/o day trading operation out of your home, the chances are that your kids will leave the region for an area with employment. This has happened to every region which has gone through this phenomena in history. There are a handful of places like Buffalo which has endured thirty years of a downturn w/o major urban blight but most Buffalonians work for the govt or university so it's really a socialist system over there anyways.

tangelo mozilo said...

Nothing would make me happier than the demise of the Homely Despot in favor of the smaller/local stores that have a reasonable hardware selection and have competent staffs.