Beacon Paint & Wallpaper Co

★★★☆☆
  • 371 Amsterdam Ave

    New York, NY 10024

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  • 212-787-1090

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Sun 11am-5pm, Mon-Fri 7:30am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm

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Been using this company for painting supplies and hardware supplies and find they have a huge selection. Never a problem - they deliver to destinations required.

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Been using this company for painting supplies and hardware supplies and find they have a huge selection. Never a problem - they deliver to destinations required.

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This long hot summer was punctuated with hot and frustrating days, no thanks to our neighborly hardware store. Whom installed our air conditioner three times and still hasn't got it right. But they managed to make a mess of the unit and happily take our money . Now two months later the unit leaks and they tell me their guy is on vacation and it may take a week to see us What amazing service huh .I guess take the money up front and let them stew all summer long. This anonymous person who got such amazing service and wrote a review really did me an injustice
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This long hot summer was punctuated with hot and frustrating days, no thanks to our neighborly hardware store. Whom installed our air conditioner three times and still hasn't got it right. But they managed to make a mess of the unit and happily take our money . Now two months later the unit leaks and they tell me their guy is on vacation and it may take a week to see us What amazing service huh .I guess take the money up front and let them stew all summer long. This anonymous person who got such amazing service and wrote a review really did me an injustice
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I recently went here to have about 13 keys duplicated (as I work in real estate, this has quickly become a barometer for me in rating the aptitude of hardware stores/locksmiths--and believe me, not all are created equal!). They were all regular keys, and one Medecco. The guy had no idea what he was doing...he messed up the regular keys about 6 times and got the Medecco one wrong twice. It took him on average 3-4 minutes per key and almost every key he slapped down on the counter turned out to be a bad cut after a quick visual inspection (the cuts were not even close, so far off that any five year old could tell they did not match up!!). At one point a second employee reluctantly stepped in to attempt the Medecco, after the 1st guy messed it up twice! Even the 2nd guy was slow. I was literally there almost an hour just getting a pocketful of keys made. The icing on the cake? A charge of $1.99-$2.99 per key...the most expensive prices I've ever paid for having regular 5- and 6- pin keys made (at most other stores it's usually around $1.25-2.50 per key). When done, I asked to speak to the owner and suggested he should train his staff a little better. He said something like, "Well, how do you know they don't work, did you try them?" I was like, "Sir, you can clearly see the cuts are way off just by looking at them; I don't need to try them to know they won't work!" His response was basically to shrug his shoulders and walk away. I quipped something about his lack of interest as an owner, and he basically told me to get out and not come back!! Geez.... What a pathetic excuse for a hardware store. These are the kind of jerks who could only own a store in NYC. In any other town they'd be out of business in a few months after everyone found out how inept the staff is, and how rude and apathetic the owners are. I will never return. DON'T EVER GO HERE!! (P.S. Even after all the recuts, in the end two of the keys still did not work.)

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I recently went here to have about 13 keys duplicated (as I work in real estate, this has quickly become a barometer for me in rating the aptitude of hardware stores/locksmiths--and believe me, not all are created equal!). They were all regular keys, and one Medecco. The guy had no idea what he was doing...he messed up the regular keys about 6 times and got the Medecco one wrong twice. It took him on average 3-4 minutes per key and almost every key he slapped down on the counter turned out to be a bad cut after a quick visual inspection (the cuts were not even close, so far off that any five year old could tell they did not match up!!). At one point a second employee reluctantly stepped in to attempt the Medecco, after the 1st guy messed it up twice! Even the 2nd guy was slow. I was literally there almost an hour just getting a pocketful of keys made. The icing on the cake? A charge of $1.99-$2.99 per key...the most expensive prices I've ever paid for having regular 5- and 6- pin keys made (at most other stores it's usually around $1.25-2.50 per key). When done, I asked to speak to the owner and suggested he should train his staff a little better. He said something like, "Well, how do you know they don't work, did you try them?" I was like, "Sir, you can clearly see the cuts are way off just by looking at them; I don't need to try them to know they won't work!" His response was basically to shrug his shoulders and walk away. I quipped something about his lack of interest as an owner, and he basically told me to get out and not come back!! Geez.... What a pathetic excuse for a hardware store. These are the kind of jerks who could only own a store in NYC. In any other town they'd be out of business in a few months after everyone found out how inept the staff is, and how rude and apathetic the owners are. I will never return. DON'T EVER GO HERE!! (P.S. Even after all the recuts, in the end two of the keys still did not work.)

Pros: Good material for a 20/20 hardware store episode

Cons: Inexperienced and incompetence staff, rude / apathetic owners, a true NY experience

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It was more than 80 degrees out, and I couldn't sleep at night. I meant to stop by the hardware store in the morning to see if I could buy an air conditioner, but I couldn't get away from work and it was only 2pm by the time I could call. I almost positive I was calling too late and was kind of desperate. But instead I was able to order it over the phone in five minutes, and when I got home later that afternoon someone came right over to install it. The person from the store couldn't have been nicer or more understanding. He said, "Hey, I understand it's hot out, and it's New York, and you're busy. If you wanted it tomorrow you could have called tomorrow!" I almost cried with happiness. This store will help you with almost any crazy problem you have.

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★★★★★

It was more than 80 degrees out, and I couldn't sleep at night. I meant to stop by the hardware store in the morning to see if I could buy an air conditioner, but I couldn't get away from work and it was only 2pm by the time I could call. I almost positive I was calling too late and was kind of desperate. But instead I was able to order it over the phone in five minutes, and when I got home later that afternoon someone came right over to install it. The person from the store couldn't have been nicer or more understanding. He said, "Hey, I understand it's hot out, and it's New York, and you're busy. If you wanted it tomorrow you could have called tomorrow!" I almost cried with happiness. This store will help you with almost any crazy problem you have.

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Your basic paints and related hardware store. Not very well laid out, everything is piled on top of everything else, but if you know exactly what you're looking for, it's fine.

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Your basic paints and related hardware store. Not very well laid out, everything is piled on top of everything else, but if you know exactly what you're looking for, it's fine.

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