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Finding a sled in local stores problematic; call ahead

Post by Mike Archbold on Dec. 19, 2008 at 11:53 am with No Comments »
December 19, 2008 11:53 am

Looking for a sled? Snow shovel? De-icer?

A random check of a half dozen stores in Pierce County found availability is a mixed bag. A few stores had some of those items; some had none.

The best advice is to call first. A few stores reported shipments just came in or were on their way.

"We just got a shipment in (of sleds) but there are going fast," Chelsea Miller at the Fred Meyer in Bonney Lake said late this morning. "They are going fast."

The store also has a few generators and just received a pallet of de-icer, she said.

At the Puyallup K-Mart, a spokeswoman said the sleds were all gone but they had plenty of window scrapers, gloves and hats.

And the snow shovels were sold out, she said.

Lowe’s in Lakewood also was sledless.

The Wal-Mart store on Mountain Highway East didn’t have sleds, but a spokeswoman said they were expecting a shipment.

"We do have one snow shovel left," she said.

Clara Henderson at McLendon’s Hardware in Sumner said they had sleds, toboggans, and saucers but not very many.

"We don’t have a lot of generators left," she said. People were buying them because of the high winds expected over the weekend.

As for snow shovels, she said the store has plenty of square shovels that work just fine in snow.

Store managers and customers are encouraged to post to this item to let people know where they can get snow toys and gear.

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