Linares in Cabarete

drstock

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My gardener bought something there this morning, so I think you may be mistaken. They are doing something to the front of the building, but I think it;s still open.
 
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My gardener bought something there this morning, so I think you may be mistaken. They are doing something to the front of the building, but I think it;s still open.
I was also there yesterday. It is open. I wished we had another better hardware store on the NC though...
 
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Ferreteria Bellon in Santiago is a carbon copy of the Home Depots in the States.

That sounds like a marketing slogan for Bellon... I go to Bellon and Ochoa and 90% of the time I end up with Ochoa.
 

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I was surprised but I found couple items in Ochoa Santiago at lower price than any retailers in the US.
The 12" concrete Bosh drill bit. US $8. Check eBay / Amazon and Home Depot... Over $12. Dollars.

JJ
 

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I don't want to see a lot of Americanization here, but a Home Depot, a Walmart or Lowes, an Autozone, and a Taco bell or Subway would be great.
 
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Well, there's a contradiction!
I'm not sure what people have against those stores(?). Ochoa and La Sirena /Jumbo are really just second-rate, limited selection versions of Home Depot/Lowes, and Walmart. I can't think of any place here that remotely resembles Autozone(?). I just ended up going on a scavenger hunt to four different repuestos before I finally found a windshield washer pump for my Toyota Camry. Think of how much time and money in gas and shipping fees you'd save if those places were here.
 
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People criticize Walmart for its cheap Chinese products. Well, La Sirena takes cheap, Chinese crap to a whole new level. I've never seen such junk in my life.
 
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People criticize Walmart for its cheap Chinese products. Well, La Sirena takes cheap, Chinese crap to a whole new level. I've never seen such junk in my life.
I am sorry for my fellows Dominicans who makes a living using tools, they are so expensive in DR.
I found a store in Santiago similar to Harbor freight.
 

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Seems like neither the store, nor the name brand really matters. I bought a Hyundai grass trimmer for a lot of money and the engine flew apart in just one year. I researched the brand and model number to see if I could but a new engine, but apparently that model number does not exist, anywhere. They must be fake bootlegs coming in from China.
 
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