Home Depot USED to both meet and beat their competitors prices. I guess with Lowes around, that is getting too expensive. They will now meet the price, but will not beat the price by 10% as before. Kind of removes the incentive to shop at Home Depot as their wood isn't as higgh a quality as Lowes and if I have a project to do, I can get a competitive or better price from our ther local lumber stores. This might be an indication of why Home Depots stock price is about half of Lowes stock price. home Depot has steadily gone down hill since Bob Nardelli took over as chairman. He almost destroyed GE and now is doing the same with Home Depot. Employee benefits are about gone too (no I don't work there), but I used to own their stock.