I hope this is the right place to put this.
I went to Home Depot today to purchase muriatic acid. I have not seen anyone else mention this in any of my reading on here so I wanted anyone to be aware of what happened to me. I asked the gentleman in the paint department where the muriatic acid was. He brought me to where they stocked it. I had already read the review on that particular brand and knew it wasn't the higher strength that I wanted, neither did it get great reviews for my intended purpose. I told him i was looking for the 2 pack for $10 and showed him on my phone. HDX 2x1-Gallon Muriatic Acid-2118 HD - The Home Depot He stated that he kept that stuff in the back and would not sell that to me. I asked why and he said because I had children with me. He stated that it was against the law for him to sell it to me and me transport it with kids in the car. I told him i would put the package on top of my car in the luggage rack section but he didn't budge.
I was not going to drive back home without this stuff. I called around and found a friend who happened to be in the same city at the time and asked if he would come and let me put it in his vehicle so they would be satisfied. He did and thats ultimately how i was able to purchase this.
I just wanted to bring this up so everyone can be aware of it. The website did not mention anything about any of these restrictions nor did the packaging. Once i had the "transporter" they walked me back to the cement section where this stuff was sitting on the shelf just like all the rest of the merchandise in the store for anyone to pick up. If i wouldn't have asked anyone and found this in this section I could've just purchased it as normal with my other stuff.
I realize that he was, in all actuality, looking out for my childrens best interest. However I'm not sure I was being told the truth about the other stuff.