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DD716TED

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Posted: 03/27/21 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Almost every time I go to a web site such as Home Depot, Best Buys, Harbor Freight, etc.. When I view an item and want to see if it is stock locally.. The site shows me stores over 100 miles away.. I have turned off Location settings, and and changed the pages information to my local area, but after all this, the next time I view the site. I am still 100 miles away.. Of course each time I am at a site, I can change my location temporarily but the next time I am a 100 miles away. Any ideas or is this a quirk of my Internet Provider whose location usually is the one location that shows up? Just asking?

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Posted: 03/27/21 12:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you using a hotspot. Sometimes it won't show you as being local but local to the IP address the system assigned. Sometimes when I use ours in Florida it Will show me connected to T Mobile in Kansas and it screws with my computer time as it thinks I am in Central Time Zone instead of eastern. Had to shut that off.


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Posted: 03/27/21 12:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same here when in FL it shows me in MD or even CA


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Can't comment of the others, but HD has probably the second worst website I've been on, particularly for those things you mentioned, along with others. Horrible. You would think a big company like that could afford to spiff it up.

However,don't get me started on #1 (unless you hate Disney World as much as I do)


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Posted: 03/27/21 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I clicked in to HD just for the hell of it and it has me at my home location which is 1400 miles away but it also says delivering to my current address and I've never had anything from HD delivered here.

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Based on the location of the internet provider. Just found that out recently when I changed providers to one whose home office is located about 25 miles away. Suddenly Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc started showing the default store to the ones closest to that provider home office.

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Verizon has a poor reputation with me at knowing where I am.

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Posted: 03/27/21 01:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HD, Lowes and now most of the others show me immediate annoying popup wanting to know my location and/or send me sales/info alerts that I have to close one then the other. Was not always this way. Other times I get a popup telling me to disable my popup blocker or AD blocker. This annoying inconvenience discourages online shopping the bright boy idiots should know and I have reduced such activity. I now have my vest own. Cheers

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I found that often when using Cellular Data it read the location of the Cell Company "Central Office" so it might show me Texas when I'm in South Carolina.

You can go to "Select store" type in a ZIP code or city/state and pick from a list.

Just did that with a few stores..Wound up at Target.They had..... Exactly what I was looking for (Yippie) I now have it.


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I think that most of the time there is an option to "select my store".
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