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Old 10-22-2020, 07:15 AM   #1
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Surprised no one has mentioned the opening of the new Tractor Supply in Gilford at the airport plaza. Has anyone been yet?? I plan on going tomorrow to check it out. I'm sure it will be great like all other Tractor Supply stores.

It was a perfect choice to have that store fill the mostly vacant and recently updated plaza. With them being there, it should also greatly help to fill the other vacant storefronts as well!!

A welcomed addition to Gilford and I wish them well!!

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Surprised no one has mentioned the opening of the new Tractor Supply in Gilford at the airport plaza. Has anyone been yet?? I plan on going tomorrow to check it out. I'm sure it will be great like all other Tractor Supply stores.

It was perfect choice to have that store fill the mostly vacant and recently updated plaza. With them being there, it should also greatly help to fill the other vacant storefronts as well!!

A welcomed addition to Gilford and I wish them well!!

Dan
Yes! I probably won't frequent the Gilford store as I have one close by.
I do shop there often for anything from clothing to dog food to tools and garage heaters. Great stores! Love them and the people are always very helpful no matter what.
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Old 10-22-2020, 07:33 AM   #3
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Arrow ..... what, no Canada geese there?

www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/catalog/live-birds shows all the different live birds, geese, ducks and chickens they have for sale ...... except no Canada geese, for some unknown reason ...... boo-hoo!

Is a duck technically a bird ....... maybe not? ...... so's maybe they just have ducks, chickens, and geese .... which may or may not be birds?

If you are like totally, totally, totally bored out of your mind once winter gets here, and who is not, you can always go down to that local Tractor Supply and have some fun while feeding their ducks with some Cheez-it original baked snack crackers in the family size, four dollar box. Every duck and goose will fall in love with the Cheez-it original baked snack crackers what with its cheesy and salty flavor.

You know, this is such a great idea! ....... go hit that new Gilford Tractor Supply ...... with a big box of Cheez-its!
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An article in the Sun said opening on the 24th:
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...6b0abec9d.html
However photo was not of the Gilford store.

J drove by today and saw a sigh that said Now Open.

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An article in the Sun said opening on the 24th:
https://www.laconiadailysun.com/news...6b0abec9d.html
However photo was not of the Gilford store.

J drove by today and saw a sigh that said Now Open.

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I believe they opened last Saturday...

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I believe they opened last Saturday...

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Soft opening?

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Fully open to the public I believe.

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Fully open to the public I believe.

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I worked for Staples, both in upstate NY and NH, and was part of the staff at soft openings. The doors were open, customers were welcomed in for a week or ten days ahead of the Grand Opening.

Grand Opening day saw specials and deals for that day only, and then it was business as usual.

I think the 24th is their "official " offering day.

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Surprised no one has mentioned the opening of the new Tractor Supply in Gilford at the airport plaza. Has anyone been yet?? I plan on going tomorrow to check it out. I'm sure it will be great like all other Tractor Supply stores. It was a perfect choice to have that store fill the mostly vacant and recently updated plaza. With them being there, it should also greatly help to fill the other vacant storefronts as well!! A welcomed addition to Gilford and I wish them well!! Dan
While I also wish them well, none of the Tractor Supply stores I've visited are ever crowded!

Wolfeboro and Tuftonboro don't benefit from this new Gilford location.

They're also the most expensive of similar stores. (I frequent their Ossipee store abutting Dollar General opposite Hannafords, Walgreens and Ocean State/BigLots).

Their bargains are in (large quantity) bird seed and hardware sold by the pound. (!)

'Course, they cater to their namesake, and have trailers, tires, and highly specialized hardware for farm tractor equipment. On some occasions, you can look into large warming bins and select little ducklings and baby chickens.

I'd prefer a closer Harbor Freight store, but the toll on local businesses would be severe.
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The Tractor Supply near me never has the things it should. In the last year: a half empty spark plug wall, missing two of the most common plugs; no chainsaw bar oil; no oil filter for the most common garden tractor engine; and, and this one blew my mind, no 2-stroke oil.

They did, however, have Clem's candy in 37 varieties, giant windmills, and one of those Dutch yard fans with the boy and girl swinging back and forth in the wind.

It's definitely the best priced place to buy hardware, though overall I'd rather have an Aubuchon, True Value, etc. in the area.

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The Tractor Supply near me never has the things it should. In the last year: a half empty spark plug wall, missing two of the most common plugs; no chainsaw bar oil; no oil filter for the most common garden tractor engine; and, and this one blew my mind, no 2-stroke oil.

They did, however, have Clem's candy in 37 varieties, giant windmills, and one of those Dutch yard fans with the boy and girl swinging back and forth in the wind.

It's definitely the best priced place to buy hardware, though overall I'd rather have an Aubuchon, True Value, etc. in the area.

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For actual hardware, my choice is Aubuchon as Iím equi-distant to each but I split my shopping between them and TSC for many items.
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UP was correct, soft public opening. Grand opening tomorrow.

The store is well stocked with a standard layout. I found the two items that I wanted: a tractor air/liquid tire pressure gauge and Liquid Wrench penetrating oil. At checkout I was given an "up to $100" scratch card; I got $5 off. Also a free Tractor Supply hat.

I also stopped at the nearby True Value feed/hardware store. They don't think that their business will be hurt much as their product line is mostly differrent.
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The Tractor Supply near me never has the things it should. In the last year: a half empty spark plug wall, missing two of the most common plugs; no chainsaw bar oil; no oil filter for the most common garden tractor engine; and, and this one blew my mind, no 2-stroke oil.

They did, however, have Clem's candy in 37 varieties, giant windmills, and one of those Dutch yard fans with the boy and girl swinging back and forth in the wind.

It's definitely the best priced place to buy hardware, though overall I'd rather have an Aubuchon, True Value, etc. in the area.

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My visit went as follows...

Bad:
They did not have the 1/2"x4" galvanized bolt I needed.

Good:
I got my propane tank filled for $13. You pay by the gallon for only what you get.

Great:
They have Reeds brand cinnamon "lifesavers" candy.

Leave it to an pandemic to have us chronicling our visits to TS!
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My visit went as follows...

Bad:
They did not have the 1/2"x4" galvanized bolt I needed.

Good:
I got my propane tank filled for $13. You pay by the gallon for only what you get.

Great:
They have Reeds brand cinnamon "lifesavers" candy.

Leave it to an pandemic to have us chronicling our visits to TS!
Hahahaha!
There is debate in my town over propane. Yes, TSC is "pay only for what you need," but the building center up the street is $12 for a complete fill.

We use it until we can't use it no more and then save a few bucks.

Crap, I'm starting to sound like FLL... Now THAT'S a Covid tragedy.

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