Anybody shop at this chain? As with most every Southern town, it seems, you have the three major chains: Advance, Autozone, and O’Reilly’s. For years, I went to Autozone because they had stores in New England (to cover my warranties if/when I moved back home). Then Advance started opening stores in New England, Autozone downgraded their “Rewards” program, and so I switched to Advance. Somewhere along the way, probably about 10 years ago now, O’Reilly’s opened two stores here in town. Nice-looking stores, very clean, but almost never any reason for me to go in there. Their promotions are absolutely worthless!
So I recently needed some replacement wiper blades. Used to always get them at Advance, but they stopped selling them (it’s just the refill blades … I refuse to needlessly buy the whole arm). Turns out O’Reilly’s got 'em! Can’t believe it! $8.99 and I can ship to store and pick them up. Wow! That’s great!
So I go to order, and wouldn’t you know it … suddenly the “Ship to Store” button is grayed out and I can only “Ship To Home”. Fine - ship it to my house, then.
WHOOOAAA !!! $13.99 shipping charge !!! You’ve GOT to be kidding me. These are just refills, remember.
So once again - O’Reilly’s proves to be absolutely worthless. I really don’t know HOW they stay in business. Must have contracts with garages in town, but then I never see any O’Reilly’s trucks zipping around, either. I don’t get it …