December 30, 2008
On our drive between Manhattan and Olathe we pass a prominent Billboard that asks the question,
Why is Stihl not sold at Lowe's or Home Depot?
And it includes a picture of a chain saw. Every time we go past it I think to myself that I need to Google the question to find out the answer. Finally today, I remembered.
Turns out that Stihl feels their product is better served by the chain of nearly 8000 independent retailers than by a large home improvement chain. I though it might be a labor or liability issue.