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Buying ‘Weatherables’ Deck Railing From Home Depot — The Way To Go.

by Anura Guruge


Home Depot & Weatherables work together — cooperatively.


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E-mailed quote from Weatherables.

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Quote for Weatherables generated by Home Depot.

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The Weatherable Railing I installed.


Buying 40′ of Weatherable 36″ high Birmingham/Vilano deck railing from Home Depot rather than directly from Weatherables was 12% cheaper ($166) — and I did NOT have to pay $225 shipping costs (since HD does not charge any shipping as long as you pick it up at one of their stores).

And here is where it gets even BETTER. Weatherables did NOT have a problem with me placing the order through Home Depot rather than through them. They actually e-mailed their quote to Home Depot — DIRECTLY — so that HD could generate a new quote for me! That was pretty neat. The salesman, who was very helpful, even told me that he was ‘very cool’ with it because he gets a bigger commission for orders placed through HD. That seems strange but as an ex-salesman (earning commission) I was happy for him.

So it was WIN-WIN all around. Everybody was happy.

What I found, at least in the Concord (NH) and Rochester (NH) Home Depot stores, was that you really can’t find any HD employees who can really help you, with absolute confidence, when it comes to ordering the Weatherables stuff. They try but it is soon clear that they are as much at sea as I was. They suggest that you try and order online.

That is when I called up Weatherables and asked them to put together a quote. They were happy to do so and did it on the phone. The salesman I got knew his stuff and explained everything to me. The ONLY thing he REFUSED to touch — for obvious liability issues — was what length lag screws I should use to secure the metal posts onto my deck in the 3 places where I could not drill through to attach a bottom plate because there was a tall deck leg/post underneath. That was funny. He just refused to answer that. (I ended up using 3″ & 3.5″ lag screws, two on each post.)

Once the Weatherables salesman e-mailed his quote to Home Depot — to the Rochester store (and they had the e-mail) — I heard from a HD rep. within 24-hours. It was very quick and very smooth. HD called me, twice, to keep me appraised as to when the shipment would arrive. It was pretty quick. Within days. I was happy.

Another good deal with Home Depot.

 


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Video (Streaming) Of Rain Ruined England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL — See Rohit Sharma Wicket, Ind. 38 For 1.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


Go check, BUT I did say, two days ago, that this could be a rain ruined final.

Always a risk in England in June. Amazing that none of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cup Finals at Lord’s saw any rain — and I was there, in person, at both the 1979 & 1983, in the ‘Mound Stand’ which was always my favorite perch.

So this has turned into a T20 bash. Very unbecoming. Obviously the cricket gods, as I said, are not happy.


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Click. This is the latest state-of-play.


England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL In England, Home Match For Both Teams — How Convenient, How Cynical?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have up until now tried to avoid thinking about match fixing when it comes to cricket.

In that I was kind of helped by the fact that most of the furor took place over a decade when I did not have the time nor the resources (in satellite access) to follow cricket on a daily basis. By then I had stopped my 10 year indulgence of having the London ‘Sunday Times’ air mailed to me each week so that I would have it by Wednesday to read over the weekend. This way, plus the two monthly cricket magazines that I had air-mailed, meant that I was usually only, at worst, 6 days behind on big cricket stories.

An England vs. India final in Birmingham! That is akin to Manchester United playing Manchester City in Manchester. Home ground for both teams.

Well, at least it is not a Lord’s Final. That would have bordered on sacrilegious, a fixed final at Lord’s — THOUGH I now have my doubts about the 1983 Final that West Indies somehow managed to lose. I was there. Yes, I was also there for the very entertaining 1979 Final.

I am not amused. This bothers me.

40% chance of rain in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday, June 23, 2013, for this final. Maybe the cricket gods will intervene, but 40% isn’t that high a percentage for always gray, always dreary Birmingham.


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Highlights & Other Video Clips Of South Africa (SA) v Pakistan (Pak) Champions Trophy Games On June 10, 2013 From ICC.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Highlights of the South Africa vs. Pakistan game, in Birmingham, on June 10 at the ICC Video page. Click to access. Look around. Link might change.


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Highlights of the South Africa vs. Pakistan was also featured on the ICC home page. But that will move. So check video page.


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