Sunday, November 21, 2010

A little healthy competition?

We have to drive a ways to get to a Home Depot or Lowes.  In one of these destination towns, there's a smaller McCoy's lumber business that found itself very crowded by a Home Depot that built behind it.  Their sign always makes me laugh.  Guess it's like the old full service gas stations vs. the self service ones...

18 comments:

Joe said...

I always try to use the small locally owned businesses when ever I can. Love their sign and they're right.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Chuckling... Looks like you have the real McCoy!!!

Deb said...

that is great!

Farmchick said...

Like it!

Judy said...

Oh man, I love it! (lol)

Nancy said...

Good 'ol small town common sense strikes again!

Rhea said...

Very creative sign! I love it! Smart tactic. hehe I just found your blog from the comment you left on Chickens in the Road. Had to visit a fellow Texas gal!

Birdman said...

Hahahahaha! What ever that means!

Country Mouse Studio said...

love it and hope it works for them :O)

Canyon Girl said...

How cool is that!

Verde Farm said...

I love it! They would get my business
Amy :)

THE OLD GEEZER said...

A little healthy competition is always a good thing for the consumer. Mr. McCoy is very smart :-)

~Ron

Farm Girl said...

I love Texas! That is such a great sign. There used to be a grocery store that I would pass when I was on the school bus and the back of the store said, "If you lived here, you would be home now." I still think of it when I pass by. I like signs like that.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That is a great sign! I love the local guy and usually buy from them when I can!!

Enjoy your day!

Home In The Hollow said...

And if that's not a plug for Free Enterprize, I don't know what would be!!! You gotta give the hometown team a win for that!!...:)JP

Louise said...

Good for them! I always like it when the home town stores put up a good fight against the mega-stores. Like it even better when they win!

IanH said...

Pretty creative! I always support the local store unless the price differential is greater than 10%, or they are caught gouging. If you are a local business and gouge in a small town, you won't be in business for long! It seems gouging is the norm in some chains. There are other ways to gouge and that is by buying and selling cheap at the cost of driving work offshore.

Allison said...

It is sad to see the smaller businesses be erased from the face of the earth. Good for them for putting up a fight! :)

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