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Home Depot equivalent in Riyadh?
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EnglishDoYouSpeakIt



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:42 am    Post subject: Home Depot equivalent in Riyadh? Reply with quote

I want to start some DIY projects but need things like lumber and nails and stuff. Is there a big box home improvement store in Riyadh? Any suggestions? Thanks!
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jaffa



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SACO.

http://saco-ksa.com/english/store_locator
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Readers from outside US would not know what "Home Depot" is. Why assume that we are all familiar with the way things are in the former colonies ?

Spell out what you want in simple words for us witless folk ! Some of us did not escape from Hanoverian tyranny when you did !
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cmp45



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Home Depot equivalent in Riyadh? Reply with quote

EnglishDoYouSpeakIt wrote:
I want to start some DIY projects but need things like lumber and nails and stuff. Is there a big box home improvement store in Riyadh? Any suggestions? Thanks!


ca'mon Scot47!
You need to learn to develop your inference skills. You should be able to connect lumber, nails and stuff to hardware thus making the connection home improvement(Home Depot)=hardware store, even if you didn't know what DYI stood for you could still make a reasonable guess based on the information the OP provided. OR you could have just googled it Laughing
I think you're just playin for a fight Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to mention that Scot always does the same thing with his occasional obscure UKian/Scotlandian references... Laughing

VS
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I LIKE complaining. Haven't you people seen Willie on the Simpsons ! I am he - minus the red beard !
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Newbies often don't know your cantankerous ways... though cmp45 is used to you by now. Cool

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cmp45



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
But I LIKE complaining. Haven't you people seen Willie on the Simpsons ! I am he - minus the red beard !


You know about the Simpsons, but not Home Depot? Shocked
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They have the Simpsons everywhere - even in barbarous Turkey where they have been in the news recently. Home Depot is to be found only in the US
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Canuck Gal



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not true. We have Home Depot in Canada.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"At the meeting, Home Depot displayed a short video presentation filmed at Home Depot stores in Quebec, Canada; Monterrey, Mexico; Bayamón, Puerto Rico; and New York City."

http://www.homechannelnews.com/article/investments-abroad-home-depot-leads-international-movement

Home Depot - not only for Gringos and Canucks.

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John
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scot47



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Within the Labour Movement (or LABOR if you prefer) there was a joke. An International Union is an American Union with one branch in Canada.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cmp45 wrote:
scot47 wrote:
But I LIKE complaining. Haven't you people seen Willie on the Simpsons ! I am he - minus the red beard !


You know about the Simpsons, but not Home Depot? Shocked

The Simpsons were/are on TV all over the world. A mutual friend of Scot and me, who happened to be Irish, was a HUGE Simpsons fan and was shocked that I had never watched it. Laughing

And of course, in the Gulf, everyone has Sat TV which provides programs from all over the world.

VS
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone is a devotee of "The Simpsons," he/she should know about Homer Depot - oops, excuse me, Home Depot:

Homer: So why didn't you marry one of your crummy backup dancers?
Tabitha Vixx: They're day laborers. We pick them up in the Home Depot parking lot.

Home Depot: The commercial for "Dome Depot" is a parody of the store Home Depot.


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John
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vashdown2



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, SACO.
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