If you like the old time hardware store you went to when you were a kid, this is the place to go. You get treated like you are family and the friendly people who work there always have time to share a laugh, talk about your favorite football team, politics, home repair problems, help you with lawn mower or other small equipment problems or order something special for you that you just can't seem to find anywhere else in town. I also bought a complete set of blinds for my home there and got the best deal in town! One time I went there with a problem with my weedeater and they saved me money by telling me I could get a brand new Tanaka trimmer with a free seven year warranty for just a few dollars more than my weedeater that was over ten years old! I also got help last winter when the freeze hit with my plumbing problems that saved me hundreds of dollars by doing the repair myself. That's why I like Barksdale Hardware and will continue to go there. They don't have everything in stock, but they can order it for you lots of time cheaper than Lowes or Home Depot but you also get good help with your repair problems, something I never got at the big box stores. Most of all we like Rick Raney, a funny, but friendly and honest store owner who's been helping folks at his hardware store since it opened in 1977. Go by and see what I mean yourself.
I first checked with my local Chevy dealership on pricing, etc, of a new vehicle. I wasn't pleased with their offer or the feeling I got when I was there, so I chose to compare at Red River, an hour away. I'm so glad that I chose to drive the extra miles. Not only did I get a better deal all together, I also got better service. I didn't get hounded, I didn't get a lot of unrelated questions, I just got straight to the point info that I was seeking. It was a pleasure working with Butch Cole; he was very helpful and an all around nice guy. I would recommend him to anyone in the market for a new vehicle.
Our non-profit, HOPE for the Homeless, recently purchased an outreach vehicle from Red River. David Stevenson helped us, and it was such a great experience, that I knew I wanted his help when I needed a new car. The whole team at Red River is so professional, kind, and calm.