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Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby MilGunsmith » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:06 am

I stopped in at two different Tractor Supply stores this weekend looking for some basic parts that here always on the shelf. The tractor parts area in both stores were stripped down to almost nothing and there is a catalog hanging there with a notice saying parts need to be ordered. If I have to order parts, I will go online and get a better deal. The stuff on the shelf was for convenience when something broke and a job need to get done. Have others seen the same thing in their local stores?

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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby ajhbike » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:16 am

It seems they run out and then say "Oh, we are out....I better order some" and it takes 1-2 weeks to get restock.

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Postby Ken (48 Cub) » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:49 am

Yes it's sad...they need to remove the word "Tractor" from their name and replace it with "Pet".
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:18 am

I call them "Girly Supply". You can find supplies for your horsey, or chickies, but not for your tractor!

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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby inairam » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:00 am

I feel the same about NAPA anymore. Just closed last machine shop in a NAPA store in my area.
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby Don McCombs » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:23 am

My local NAPA just converted to CarQuest. These retail outlets are forcing me into becoming more of an online shopper than I already am. :?
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby ScottyD'sdad » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:37 am

Don McCombs wrote:My local NAPA just converted to CarQuest. These retail outlets are forcing me into becoming more of an online shopper than I already am. :?

Then, they complain that we buy stuff online, not from them.
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby TallCoolOne58 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:43 am

Sign of the times. Retail=corporate=investors. Shelf space is expensive. Investors and shareholders want a return on their investment. A 4 foot section of shelf space will be occupied by something that 'turns over' 4 times a month, versus once or twice a year. It's all about the Benjamin$. There it is.
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby Super A » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:34 pm

Tractor Supply is a fairly new thing in eastern NC. We are long-accustomed to having to go to the dealer or a really good NAPA or CarQuest to actually buy tractor parts, most of what they stock has been impressive except it's pretty POS N series Ford-heavy. That said the stores around here IMO are pretty good. They all seem to have a good inventory of fencing supplies, fairly nice selection of tools, feed, and even a few small implements (box blades and stuff.) Their supply of generic-length hydraulic hoses, fittings, PTO parts, etc. has been pretty good too. Last spring they were the first place to have cabbage, broccoli, etc. plants for the garden. There's also plenty of "pretty" stuff to keep my wife busy when I have to go there. They had the best deal around on the last couple 6v batteries I've needed, and they seem to be good quality so far. They also are supporters of FFA on the national, state, and local level which I appreciate.

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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby Super A » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:35 pm

Don McCombs wrote:My local NAPA just converted to CarQuest. These retail outlets are forcing me into becoming more of an online shopper than I already am. :?


My local CarQuest did just the opposite a couple years ago. They don't have near the amount of tractor stuff on hand as they did when they were CarQuest but they can get most anything I need, and usually in a day's time if I need it.

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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:41 pm

TSC may be changing parts suppliers. They did the same thing with oil filters a while back.
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby Barnyard » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:48 pm

If you guys ever get a Rural King you'll wonder why Tractor Supply is even in business.
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby john2189 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:43 pm

My local tso was a farm and fleet. It was good then
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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby MilGunsmith » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:45 pm

The two I went to are both in rural farm communities. One is actually surrounded by a farm. So if they are changing things they stock to suit the shoppers, I think they didn't look around them.

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Re: Tractor Supply not carrying parts in store?

Postby tnestell » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:53 pm

Don McCombs wrote:My local NAPA just converted to CarQuest. These retail outlets are forcing me into becoming more of an online shopper than I already am. :?

CarQuest is now part of Advanced Auto. Not the same as the CarQuest I used to love. NAPA is now my choice. But, I have one close.


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