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Ok, so I bought 2 candle lanterns at HomeGoods off of 75th and Lemont. Love the style, and fits our decor perfect. They only had 2 of them, but I need 6 for the house. We have 3 posts and would like to put 1 on each side of each of the 3 posts.

I've inquired with HomeGoods, and their moto is that they don't control inventory, or know where its at, they simply order and deliver weekly, and to check each store weekly. That's right, they don't track SKU's, or know where they got this (according to their corporate care), at best all I can do is go to each store each week and look.

I've gone to a few stores each week for the past 3 weeks, but no luck. I've googled lantern images to find this one and checked tons of websites, to no avail.

I figure some company, some wholesaler, somebody in the US is selling this item...but how do I find it. Even tried finding out the manufacturer, but doesn't come up with internet searches.

Thus I turn to CLSB. $20 for anyone that can lead me to where I can buy these. Cash or Paypal. Any help is much appreciated!!

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I know Home Depot has a huge catalog of this stuff in stores that you could look through.

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^^ Measures 6-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 6-1/4".


He wanted a 24" one

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I know Home Depot has a huge catalog of this stuff in stores that you could look through.
Thanks...I'll have to check that out.

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Close, oh so close. Very similar design, but the top/base are a little different, almost like the one I have is finished more, and this one is more raw.

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^^ Measures 6-1/4" x 11-3/4" x 6-1/4".


He wanted a 24" one
Correct, sort of, I went back and double checked myself. Guess it's not 24"...my bad. 18" from the top of the ring to bottom, 15.5" from the top of the dome to the bottom. 8" across.
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What HomeGoods have you looked at?
Yorktown, 75th and Lemont, Danada Square and Naperville. Each week for the last 3 weeks. Need to make a trip to Bloomingdale and Lemont still.
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I ran into the same problem trying to buy two more chairs for my Homegoods dining room table. Still haven't found what I'm looking for.

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I sleep with one of the mangers of the Bloomingdale store (well, from time to time- been married almost 21 years ), I will see if they have them.

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I ran into the same problem trying to buy two more chairs for my Homegoods dining room table. Still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Sucks right? What company doesn't track SKU's. How do they not know how many of a certain item they have in stock. How do they track shrinkage/theft? Very poor business model. Well maybe the business model is ok...but the management / business systems sucks.

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I sleep with one of the mangers of the Bloomingdale store (well, from time to time- been married almost 21 years ), I will see if they have them.
Gracias. I appreciate your help.
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Sucks right? What company doesn't track SKU's. How do they not know how many of a certain item they have in stock. How do they track shrinkage/theft? Very poor business model. Well maybe the business model is ok...but the management / business systems sucks.
Word. I did find the same set available on Craigslist for $800 but I only needed two chairs, not another complete set. That's the closest I've found.

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Sucks right? What company doesn't track SKU's. How do they not know how many of a certain item they have in stock. How do they track shrinkage/theft? Very poor business model. Well maybe the business model is ok...but the management / business systems sucks.
The company is a bit unusual as they run their DC and business model quite different than what I am used to. There is no such thing as "normal" SKU's as the inventory is always changing and is purchased as an opportunity buy, hence the good $$ value to the customer. The company (along with TJ Max) posts increased #'s over LY as a rule and have a hell of an accounting and auditing system. Your issue is a common and unfortunate symptom of the way the company stocks its shelves.

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The company is a bit unusual as they run their DC and business model quite different than what I am used to. There is no such thing as "normal" SKU's as the inventory is always changing and is purchased as an opportunity buy, hence the good $$ value to the customer. The company (along with TJ Max) posts increased #'s over LY as a rule and have a hell of an accounting and auditing system. Your issue is a common and unfortunate symptom of the way the company stocks its shelves.
Yeah, sucks though.

There's got to be a way to get in contact with the company that sold them to HomeGoods...I mean it's not like they just sold 2 to them...and/or to anyone else. They've got to be selling them somewhere else in the US for sure. Now I just need to find out where...
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My wife goes to this store all the time and I get bored!! So this will give me something to do!

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I sleep with one of the mangers of the Bloomingdale store (well, from time to time- been married almost 21 years ), I will see if they have them.
Nope. Sorry.

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