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Something annoying about Habitat here « on: January 04, 2020, 10:39:10 PM » Author: Cole D.
I keep finding boxes here at Habitat with nothing in them. Like I found a GFCI box that was empty and a vintage Leviton porcelain pull chain socket box. Plus the other day they got in a CFL outdoor fixture in the box. Later I came back and the fixture was removed from box with cover on one shelf and rest on another.

Then there was a CFL cylinder fixture and somebody took the cylinder part and left rest of it.

Also there were some Westinghouse transistor radios, vintage ones in the boxes and they opened them up and scattered everything around.

Really annoying that people do that. In fact much of the upstairs is just junk now because people mess everything up and won't put it back properly after look at it.  >:(
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #1 on: January 04, 2020, 10:51:23 PM » Author: fluorescent lover 40
Same here. Sometimes I find the item somewhere else not even close to the lighting section.
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #2 on: January 05, 2020, 12:11:36 AM » Author: wide-lite 1000
They remove the item from the box and then take it to the counter and say"how much is this ,there's no price" knowing the employees on the floor will give a really low price . My ReStore had 3 GE 400 w HPS ballasts in their boxes for $75 each (yeah right!) after about 6 months the boxes disappeared along with the hdwe kits . I asked on the price of them and the guy said "$2 ea. " I bought all 3 complete with caps and ignitors . 
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #3 on: January 05, 2020, 12:14:41 AM » Author: Cole D.
I was kind of thinking the same thing, since the GFCI boxes had $2 on them. The regular wiring devices and sockets are all 50 cents and they don't put a prices on them. They just have book at counter that says plumbing this much, wiring devices this much, etc.
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #4 on: January 05, 2020, 07:26:46 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
The only annoying thing about Habitat here, is that it's not.  :'(

You are so lucky over the pond having this marvellous resource.  :'(
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #5 on: January 06, 2020, 06:17:38 AM » Author: AngryHorse
Are we on about Habitat the homeware store?, don’t they have one up north??, or is the US Habitat something different?
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Re: Something annoying about Habitat here « Reply #6 on: January 06, 2020, 09:28:14 AM » Author: Mandolin Girl
Are we on about Habitat the homeware store?, don’t they have one up north??, or is the US Habitat something different?
It's the Habitat for Humanity restores where over the pond they get great bargains on lighting.

We used to have one of the homeware stores here but they closed down.
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