Harbor Freight Reviews

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On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 08:38:22 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

How much do those reviews really matter? I'd say not much. If someone raves about a product, how do you know THAT is a reliable review?
I look at the overall body of reviews to see which way they trend, and if several reviews mention a particular point. A product with less than 20-30 reviews may as well not have any.
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On 9/29/2010 8:38 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

I don't think they do. They've got plenty of negative reviews on their site.
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On Sep 29, 8:38 am, "Stormin Mormon"

re: "Of course, they edit out most of the really bad ones."
"Of course"?
...And you know this how?
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It's common sense.
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Stormin Mormon wrote the following:

Stormin, it is another stuccocompany type site. They steal the reviews from the HF site. I'm losing faith in you.
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I'll admit, I've never posted a review on the HF site. Don't even have a log and pass. I should review a few things on HF and see if they show up on the other site.
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On Sep 28, 9:00 am, "Stormin Mormon"

All good very helpful purchases here...though I must add, I have not perused their near fine services lately. 'Nothing Last Forever :\ R.
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On Sep 28, 9:00 am, "Stormin Mormon"

Once got some Fun Gifts for friends n family there too. I'll check back in on that HF review php later. R.
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On 9/28/2010 9:00 AM, Stormin Mormon wrote:

"reviews". I bought a Multi-Tool from HF and have used it several times. It worked as good at the $400 real-deal but only cost $35 plus shipping and yes, I have used a MultiMaster. I'm very satisfied. Maybe the professional that uses it 8 hours a day will wear it out, but for the average homeowner, it is a great tool. It gets into places nothing else can. I actually used is about an hour ago to notch out a 1x10. Yes, I could have sawed a couple of slots and then, break off the piece, but this tool does a nice clean cut.
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Today I used several HF tool tips in my Dremel tool. Helping a friend do brake work. The grinder tip was OK, the wire bush wheel sure was helpful.
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Instead of any particular item causing grief, it's HF's pricing games that have left a bitter aftertaste. I'll show up like a naive schoolboy with my coupon in hand only to discover that a week later the item(s) will be priced less, or priced the same but then eligible for the 20% coupon. But since returning a week later would be a special 120 mile drive, about $30 in fuel, it becomes a choice between getting ripped a little, alot, or leaving empty handed. HF has become a place where I hate the store but am okay with the merchandise.
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I know that concept. The item I bought last week, is now ten bucks less. That's irritating. Like the 3 galon compressor I thought was good at $40 down from $70, and then next week it's $30.
On the other hand, I've caught good prices on tools. The 20% coupons help.
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Too funny. Sitting on the floor next to me this very second mocking me is the 3 gallon compressor I bought a bit over a week ago. Forevermore when I look at it I'll think "$8".
When poked through the pile of HF spam I noticed that the online version of this weekend's sale ad included items not in the printed version. One of them is a cylindrical tank 3 gallon oilless compressor which includes hose and tire chuck, $40. Double D'Oh!

In August I rescheduled the errands in order to get that famous multitool for $24. So, an occasional win. Had there been adequate notice this time around it's likely that sitting next to me this very second would also be a sliding compound miter saw.
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For sure. I feel your pain. I just dropped a card, to join the inside track club. I'm hoping that will get me some more coupons. Should bring me multiples of the mailers.
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On Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:00:01 -0400, "Stormin Mormon"

It's good to write a review after using a product. I look at reviews before I buy most stuff. But you have to use some discrimination. Toss out the,
"I just opened the box. It's beautiful. Color perfecty compliments my other appliances. 5 Stars!"
"Man, this is one good drill. Used it for 2 weeks now and already drilled 17 1/4" holes through the 2x4's for my new rabbit cages. Definitely 5 Stars!"
"This buffer is junk. I used my last Acme buffer to sand 3 vanities and a wardrobe. I can't even glue the sandpaper to this one. It just won't stick to the pad they use. 0 Stars!"
You get the picture. Besides, I got a couple of feelings about the reviews. People are more likely to squawk than praise. So the "rating" can be deceptive. You get a hundred reviews with half complaining. But maybe they sold 1000. That probably means the product is better than the reviews indicate. Then you got your $300 toaster. The people that pay $300 for a f**king toaster are probably too stupid to know what's making their bagels all black and real crunchy, but can still manage to type out "5 Stars!" Of course some have moments of sanity, and write a review saying "I can't believe I paid $300 for this f**king toaster." But most paying big bucks for junk will stand by their junk.
Having said all that, I bought a washing machine with pretty bad reviews. But the reviews compelled me to pay almost 200 bucks for an "instant replacement" warranty. I hardly ever buy that kind of warranty. Why did I buy that washer? It's the one my wife wanted. I figured 200 bucks was worth keeping her quiet. It almost worked. You are always rolling the dice.
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Neat. I've not seen washing machines at HF. Please post a link.
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On Oct 7, 5:51 pm, "Stormin Mormon"

I clicked on the link followed by learn more about Jesus but it was not working but I did find a link that was benificial!
Here it is if anyone wants to learn.
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