For those of us who are not well versed experts in home repair or construction hardware stores can be frustrating labyrinthine worlds of confusion. All those little pieces in hundreds of different compartments and sections. It is enough to make a guy looking for a specifically gaged screw for a door hinge have his head spinning. I can remember the specific feeling of dread that would come over me when my parents would send me to the local hardware store for something. There was nothing standing between me and the clerk’s snobbish scorn.
That is why an online hardware store is so much more acceptable and easy to wrap one’s head around. You can search for things by name and you have the wealth of information that the internet has to offer to all of us as a back up if you need to “check something out.” When compared to needing to ask the clerk at your local hardware store this sort of nimble internet research is a breath of fresh air.
When I needed new door locks and handles for my home I went online. Years ago I would have nervously fumbled my way into a hardware store where I would have been needlessly embarrassed by my lack of knowledge. Now with an online hardware store I can feel like I know or am at least aware of everything I’m looking for.