G&S Hardware & Supply

★★★★★
  • 251 Hudson St

    Hackensack, NJ 07601

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  • 201-488-8397

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I absolutely love this store. I don't have to wander around five miles of aisles looking in vain for a doodad or whatchamacallit. When you walk into Ludewigs, any of the staff knows exactly what you need and helps you find it. And, best of all, I find them to be in the same price range as the monster home stores. For me, Ludewigs is always my first choice for hardware, garden supplies and even for small repairs - they do it all.

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I absolutely love this store. I don't have to wander around five miles of aisles looking in vain for a doodad or whatchamacallit. When you walk into Ludewigs, any of the staff knows exactly what you need and helps you find it. And, best of all, I find them to be in the same price range as the monster home stores. For me, Ludewigs is always my first choice for hardware, garden supplies and even for small repairs - they do it all.

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I am a regular at Home Depot and Lowes - hey, the big box stores can't be beat for selection and price. But you have to know what you want before you make the half mile walk from your car all the way in and down the proper aisle to what you want. Sometimes it seems like Frodo in Lord Of the Rings had a lesser journey.

Ludewigs is perfect for the items you need to ask a question or two about. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable, and willing to let you ramble on. I said in the title that I feel guilty because I will still go to the behemoths for the big buys, but I have made a better effort to throw some business Ludewig's way above and beyond the odds and ends that are too minor to go "walkabout" in the national chains. It used to be, Home Depot clerks were all over, bumping into each other to get to a customer wandering the aisles with that lost look. Not that I am a big fan of that kind of up in your face method, but nowadays, try to hunt one down that won't cut you off saying it's not their area.

Service is usually the first casualty of a struggling service industry. But not at Ludewigs. That old tradition of friendly personal service is a throwback to simpler times if you're old enough to remember folks that liked their jobs and were glad to see customers cross their thresholds. You'll get a greeting every time, even if it's busy, and no pressure to upsell or buy anything you have a hesitancy about. Apparently good service isn't a throwback - it never went away at this establishment. They date back to days when Teaneck was a much smaller, greener town. It might sound corny, but I kind of get hopeful that a sense of community is not a lost notion when I go to places like this. You're not likely to see Sheriff Andy Taylor or Aunt Bea in there, but it doesn't seem so crazy that, if these characters were real, this is one of the places that they would frequent.

It's very convenient to pull right up, either to street spaces that seem to be readily open right in front of the door if you're heading north on Queen Anne Road. They also have a lot right next to the building. Just the time savings alone, instead of walking a crooked mile in the hardware jungle, is so worth it.

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★★★★☆

I am a regular at Home Depot and Lowes - hey, the big box stores can't be beat for selection and price. But you have to know what you want before you make the half mile walk from your car all the way in and down the proper aisle to what you want. Sometimes it seems like Frodo in Lord Of the Rings had a lesser journey.

Ludewigs is perfect for the items you need to ask a question or two about. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable, and willing to let you ramble on. I said in the title that I feel guilty because I will still go to the behemoths for the big buys, but I have made a better effort to throw some business Ludewig's way above and beyond the odds and ends that are too minor to go "walkabout" in the national chains. It used to be, Home Depot clerks were all over, bumping into each other to get to a customer wandering the aisles with that lost look. Not that I am a big fan of that kind of up in your face method, but nowadays, try to hunt one down that won't cut you off saying it's not their area.

Service is usually the first casualty of a struggling service industry. But not at Ludewigs. That old tradition of friendly personal service is a throwback to simpler times if you're old enough to remember folks that liked their jobs and were glad to see customers cross their thresholds. You'll get a greeting every time, even if it's busy, and no pressure to upsell or buy anything you have a hesitancy about. Apparently good service isn't a throwback - it never went away at this establishment. They date back to days when Teaneck was a much smaller, greener town. It might sound corny, but I kind of get hopeful that a sense of community is not a lost notion when I go to places like this. You're not likely to see Sheriff Andy Taylor or Aunt Bea in there, but it doesn't seem so crazy that, if these characters were real, this is one of the places that they would frequent.

It's very convenient to pull right up, either to street spaces that seem to be readily open right in front of the door if you're heading north on Queen Anne Road. They also have a lot right next to the building. Just the time savings alone, instead of walking a crooked mile in the hardware jungle, is so worth it.

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This place is tops! I had a jewelry box that needed the tiniest parts to fix. Home Depot was a no go. I tried fixing it myself but it was too difficult for me to do at home. I brought it in merely to get the exact fit of parts. They fixed it for me on the spot, charged me pennies (only for the parts!), even though they were busy. They are the gem of the neighborhood.

PROS: They take time with each customer and always have excellent advice.
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5
★★★★★

This place is tops! I had a jewelry box that needed the tiniest parts to fix. Home Depot was a no go. I tried fixing it myself but it was too difficult for me to do at home. I brought it in merely to get the exact fit of parts. They fixed it for me on the spot, charged me pennies (only for the parts!), even though they were busy. They are the gem of the neighborhood.

PROS: They take time with each customer and always have excellent advice.
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Ludewig's is a True Value hardware store, so while it may not seem to be special, the customer service here is what makes the trip worthwhile. You can get excellent suggestions when choosing whatever hardware items you need, and if they don't have it, they will order it for you. They also mix paint in the rear of the store. Helpful service is the reason to shop here.

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Ludewig's is a True Value hardware store, so while it may not seem to be special, the customer service here is what makes the trip worthwhile. You can get excellent suggestions when choosing whatever hardware items you need, and if they don't have it, they will order it for you. They also mix paint in the rear of the store. Helpful service is the reason to shop here.

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