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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:27 PM

You know i miss the old time parts stores. We have one left and they deal mainly in lawn and garden equipment. The same woman has run it forever and the shelves have stuff sitting on them i remember seeing as a little boy. I dont need a model number of anything like that just go in and tell her what its off of. They used to be a wheel horse dealer and still have the sign hanging out front. Ive tried to buy it for years with no luck. They are usually cheaper on parts than TSC napa etc. Things i bought today:

Kohler 7hp head gasket 7.50$
Kohler points 12.98$
H10 spark plugs 2.77$ each

Its a shame that people think mom and pop places are higher than box stores. support the local guy

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 09:23 PM

Wow that is Nice. Almost a thing of the past finding someone who knows, without Model,Make and ser. no. sometime I wait to see if they want the Color.

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 10:13 PM

That is a good place. I miss those and the old time hardware stores too. When I go to the auto parts store I always throw in that my pickup has a cigarette lighter. They always say, "What?" And I say oh, never mind.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:29 AM

I have a hardware store I frequent quite a bit within a mile of me. They have more nuts/bolts than Lowes. Kind of skimpy on some other things, though. Prices are comparable, considering the gas to make the 10 mile round trip to Lowes.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 04:23 AM

We have a Bargain Harleys in my area.They have just about anything you might want there.And their prices can't be beat.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:00 AM

We had a couple of young guys try to start a home and garden store like that here...equipment and parts in the front along with a repair shop in the back. I made a point of buying belts and hand tools there (mostly shovels)...never needed anything else. They hung on for a couple years but ended up shutting down to get paying jobs.
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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:03 AM

There is a shop like you pictured about 45 minutes from me. I stop in everytime I am near there.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 07:17 AM

I sure wish we had a shop here like that. Internet is the only way for me to get parts now. The couple of mower repair shops are priced too high or are not good businesses to deal with.

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:44 PM



You know i miss the old time parts stores. We have one left and they deal mainly in lawn and garden equipment.



No we have none. The building is leveled.
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Posted December 03, 2014 - 07:43 AM

Not many of those left.....We have one in our area but the owner is very old, and likely in a year or two the store will be closed as his children have no interest in keeping it going.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 08:45 AM

I can't think of any local  auto parts stores that don't have national backing . Like NAPA , CARQUEST ect...   Guess it's like having one man garages , not many of those left either around here .



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Posted December 03, 2014 - 06:33 PM

I sure wish we had a shop here like that. Internet is the only way for me to get parts now. The couple of mower repair shops are priced too high or are not good businesses to deal with.

Geno

yeh I nave noticed that too/ might be an illinois thing...



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Posted December 03, 2014 - 06:54 PM


No we have none. The building is leveled.

 

Same in my home town.  Mr "Red" Hazle ran his small engine store since before I can remember.  Stuff hanging all over, piled on top, but he knew where everything was, and pretty much had it all.  They leveled the building just last week.  Last of the breed around here.



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Posted December 03, 2014 - 07:18 PM

Sad but its just how things are today.....

Alot of these old parts stores were built in towns where people used to do their own yard work and needed parts and supplies. Now many living in the homes hire out for yard work which makes the shops all go bust as no one in town needs parts or service.

 

There's still some beating the odds and keeping the doors open. When I drive by a small town and see one of these stores I always stop in and have a look around and most of the time walk away with some dusty parts.... I just cant help myself :D


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 09:01 PM

I have 2 old hardware stores close bye where I live and I use them all the time. Nice people at both of them and they are no higher on parts than Lowe's. I hate Lowe's and Wal Mart both and try and avoid them if possible. I had a 1941 Dodge street rod with a 350 Chevy and a 400 trans. Went to AutoZone one day and asked for a set of valve cover gaskets for it. The guy at the computer told me he would have to have the year model and some more info on it. I told him it didn't matter as long as they were Chev. 350. He did not know and told me to give him the year model it was for. When I told him a 1941 Dodge he quickly inform me the computers didn't go that far back and I would have to try and order them. I just shook my head and walked out.


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