Back in Oct of 1999, I went to the local Home Depot and inqured about their sub contracters for a roofing job. They gave ma a name and #. So I called the man, he came out , we agreed on a price, he came back with a pull sheet for materials sitting on the dock of Home Depot to be paid for and picked up. Gave him a check for 795.95 for materials and he asked for 350.00 up front labor charge for his workers. Gave him the money and that was the last I saw of him. After calling contarcter thousands of times to no avail, called HD they said that they didnt hold a gun to my head to make me call that contracter, and that it was not their problem. After threatning to never buy anything from HD again, they told me that one customer (thats not a contracter) was not important. Please tell everyone you know to buy from anyone else but Home Depot. I maybe one consumer but I need to hurt them in their pocket like they did mine. I have since taken contarcter to court but will only get a fraction of my lost money back.I have learned a valuable lesson, even though we go to these places for expert advice, they are not there to back you when problems occur, they wash their hands and give you that same old reply, we didnt force you to take the advise we gave. PLEASE dont let anyone else do this to you. I had to borrow the money from my sister to put a roof on, because i was told it would cost me less if i took it off myself. So here i was with no roof and now no roofing materials. please check every contracter out every way till sunday before ever handing any money over.