Ace Sauk Prairie

★★★☆☆
Ace - The Helpful Place
  • 500 Water St

    Sauk City, WI 53583

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  • 608-643-2433

About Ace Sauk Prairie

Hours
Sun 09:00 AM-05:00 PM;Mon 08:00 AM-08:00 PM;Tue 08:00 AM-08:00 PM;Wed 08:00 AM-08:00 PM;Thu 08:00 AM-08:00 PM;Fri 08:00 AM-08:00 PM;Sat 08:00 AM-05:00 PM

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Located right on the main drag (Water Street), this store is conveniently positioned near to the center of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. It is open seven days but does not have late hours. Then no businesses in the area do. I know this location is neither the Ritz Carlton nor the Dollar Store as far as fancy atmosphere or cut rate bargains, but if I am looking for something, no matter how odd or obscure, I can almost bet my shirt they will have it here. If they don't someone there usually will know and share where I can get it. It's uncanny! Before moving here from a suburban setting, I figured they must have had magic sprites doing the buying! Now I realize they just actually *listen* to their customers.
Staff are friendly and helpful, but not pushy - and mostly pretty knowledgeable about their wares.
They do carry the usual hardware store lines, plus lawn & garden, housewares, office supply, toys and much more in the main section. They also feature a gift and craft/fabric shop with an equally excellent selection, located between the regular ACE portion and the Cayuse tack and equestrian shop. However if you enter through the middle craft section, be advised you cannot exit there. Cayuse offers a multitude of outdoors sports related merchandise, not just 'horsey' items.

If you're looking for super bargains, go down into the basement where clearance merchandise is kept year round. And don't miss out on deals they've stashed on the end caps all along the farthest wall from the cashiers, though a little bit tricky to navigate through with a cart.

I do agree that the apparel in all three sections is almost always exceedingly overpriced. And I plan carefully so I can get those items elsewhere. Not a big deal.

I prefer to shop frequently here in support of our local economy whenever possible. The cost of retail items is not always limited to the price on the sticker. My patronage shows appreciation for this hometown business run by the Lochner family for two generations and the countless opportunities it has offered growing families over those years, including ours.

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Located right on the main drag (Water Street), this store is conveniently positioned near to the center of Sauk City and Prairie du Sac. It is open seven days but does not have late hours. Then no businesses in the area do. I know this location is neither the Ritz Carlton nor the Dollar Store as far as fancy atmosphere or cut rate bargains, but if I am looking for something, no matter how odd or obscure, I can almost bet my shirt they will have it here. If they don't someone there usually will know and share where I can get it. It's uncanny! Before moving here from a suburban setting, I figured they must have had magic sprites doing the buying! Now I realize they just actually *listen* to their customers.
Staff are friendly and helpful, but not pushy - and mostly pretty knowledgeable about their wares.
They do carry the usual hardware store lines, plus lawn & garden, housewares, office supply, toys and much more in the main section. They also feature a gift and craft/fabric shop with an equally excellent selection, located between the regular ACE portion and the Cayuse tack and equestrian shop. However if you enter through the middle craft section, be advised you cannot exit there. Cayuse offers a multitude of outdoors sports related merchandise, not just 'horsey' items.

If you're looking for super bargains, go down into the basement where clearance merchandise is kept year round. And don't miss out on deals they've stashed on the end caps all along the farthest wall from the cashiers, though a little bit tricky to navigate through with a cart.

I do agree that the apparel in all three sections is almost always exceedingly overpriced. And I plan carefully so I can get those items elsewhere. Not a big deal.

I prefer to shop frequently here in support of our local economy whenever possible. The cost of retail items is not always limited to the price on the sticker. My patronage shows appreciation for this hometown business run by the Lochner family for two generations and the countless opportunities it has offered growing families over those years, including ours.

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Good selection of grossly overpriced stuff. Most people only shop there when stuff goes on clearance or sale, when it approaches the price of the same article at Menards or Farm and Fleet. Want a wall outlet or light switch? It will cost 4x as much as the building supply store. The same LED under cabinet light selling at Menards for $17 was selling on sale at Ace for about $50.
The good thing about Ace is that you will always find a friendly person to help you. They have a lot of people wandering around without much to do. Quite the opposite from Menards, where you have to hunt to find anyone who can answer a question.
With Ace, I have to calculate whether the inflated selling price difference is greater than the cost of the gasoline needed to drive the 20 miles to Baraboo.
Also, it is interesting how their spring garden plants, unsold until August because of the high price, go on sale when they are wilted, spindly, and too far into the season to be planted. It is a management problem. They can't fathom the advantage of moving their stock when it makes sense to do so, so their pathetic plants wither from neglect for months until their utility is no longer extant.

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Good selection of grossly overpriced stuff. Most people only shop there when stuff goes on clearance or sale, when it approaches the price of the same article at Menards or Farm and Fleet. Want a wall outlet or light switch? It will cost 4x as much as the building supply store. The same LED under cabinet light selling at Menards for $17 was selling on sale at Ace for about $50.
The good thing about Ace is that you will always find a friendly person to help you. They have a lot of people wandering around without much to do. Quite the opposite from Menards, where you have to hunt to find anyone who can answer a question.
With Ace, I have to calculate whether the inflated selling price difference is greater than the cost of the gasoline needed to drive the 20 miles to Baraboo.
Also, it is interesting how their spring garden plants, unsold until August because of the high price, go on sale when they are wilted, spindly, and too far into the season to be planted. It is a management problem. They can't fathom the advantage of moving their stock when it makes sense to do so, so their pathetic plants wither from neglect for months until their utility is no longer extant.

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Ace Hardware is located right off a major street in Sauk City and is easy to find. Parking is ample.

This is a unique combination of hardware store, lumber store, garden center, and gift shop all rolled into one. They also carry an assortment of large garden equipment, guns, and ammunition.

The prices are reasonable.

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Ace Hardware is located right off a major street in Sauk City and is easy to find. Parking is ample.

This is a unique combination of hardware store, lumber store, garden center, and gift shop all rolled into one. They also carry an assortment of large garden equipment, guns, and ammunition.

The prices are reasonable.

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