Best Hardware

Tulsa is well-blessed with indie hardware stores, each with its own specialty. Best Electric and Hardware, located at 3647 S. Peoria Ave., in the heart of Brookside, has a little bit of just about everything you could want, but — as its name suggests — its specialty is electrical supplies.

Like any good indie hardware store, Best offers a diverse array of good quality products (everything from sling blades to compact fluorescent lightbulbs) at fair prices, but its greatest strength is its customer service.

During the recent ice storms in Tulsa, Best Hardware — like most of the rest of northeastern Oklahoma — was without power for several days. That didn’t stop the staff from opening for business. They just fired up a generator, turned on one light, and ratcheted up their already stellar service by escorting customers around the store with flashlights. (The Tulsa World actually ran a picture of one of the guys waiting on a customer during the power outage.)

I wasn’t surprised. We’ve been shopping at Best for a couple of years, and we’ve always been impressed by the employees, who know what they’re doing and are always willing to answer questions and help customers promptly.

Best is probably the most convenient of Tulsa’s independent hardware stores, as it is open seven days a week.

Highly, highly recommended.

Best is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. the rest of the week. For more information, call 743-3763 or visit the store’s Web site.

Grades:
Product: A
Value: A
Service: A+
Convenience: A
Overall: A

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~ by redforkhippie on December 31, 2007.

5 Responses to “Best Hardware”

  1. Great store. I always try to go there when I can.

  2. “2647 S. Peoria Ave” – are you sure? I’d think it would be in the 3000s not 2.

  3. Good catch. Thanks!

  4. I always go to Best first. They will spend 15 minutes looking for a $3 piece of tubing for you. Plus, half the high school kids in Brookside have had summer jobs there.

  5. Nice blog, i like it, its informative,
    i will visit his blog more often.
    i like your article specially about
    Best Hardware

    Cheers

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