I bought a compound miter saw the other day from home depot and after using it
a couple of times, discovered that its not what i need at this time. can anyone
comment on the return policy at home depot? will they give me a refund
eventhough i used it for exactly 9 cuts?
IIRC it is 30 days. They should not have a problem taking it back as long
as you do buy another saw that fits your needs. They had quite a problem
with people buying, using, and returning for a refund.
On 26 May 2004 18:17:50 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ah10201) wrote:
Was nine cuts all it took to complete your project, or is it truly not
what you imagined it to be?
If it's the second case, then you should be able to return it with no
If it's the first, then I suspect you're one of the free-rental-army
fools and I hope they make you eat it. But you probably wouldn't be
posting the question if this were the case. See preceding paragraph.
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You made the mistake, albeit an expensive one.
There's nothing wrong with the saw.
Am I the only one who'd not feel comfortable asking the seller to take it
back because I changed my mind?
Maybe I'm reading too much into "discovered that its not what i need at this
If you're OK with a Store Credit, then ignore the above.
That is what eBay is for, to correct such errors. The very liberal return
policy is driving up the cost for all of us.
If anyone want to make lemonade, I can provide a lemon or two. Or is that a
white elephant. Either way, most of us have one or two. Why not just try
to sell it at a fair price to soften the loss?
I am with you on not returning it. I know the Gent may have made a mistake but life is full of expensive lessons. Take responsibility for your mistakes go back and buy the tool you need. If the tool was substandard or was not working properly then by all means get your refund but not for buying a tool that did not fit it's intended use.
lessons. Take responsibility for > your mistakes go back and buy the tool
Cheap compared to some wrong buys.
Back in 1983 I had a company car and could order certain models, choose
color, etc. I saw a color chip and really liked a bronze one and ordered
the car. The car was delivered to a local dealer and prepped for me and I
was called to pick it up.
Took one look and it reminded me of a UPS truck. Drove it as a company car
for three years and then it was such a good buyout (half what dealer blue
book would be) I bought the ugly duckling (became my wife's car at that
time) and kept it for another eleven years. Never once in 14 years did I
like he appearance of that car, but it was reliable and low cost
Always the best kind. It took me many years and a lot of money to get over the
appearance/performance package needs on vehicles. Wish I'd learned earlier that
a low cost vehicle that runs reliably, instead of fast, was the best bet. Took
me too long to grow up, I guess.
"Bore, n.: A person who talks when you wish him to listen." Ambrose Bierce, The
Olds Cutlass. I decided to run it until it died and left t he "good" car
home more and took this one. Left work one day, started the car, moved 3
feet and it died. Took the company pickup home, bought a new car that night
and called a junk yard the next day. Fourteen years and 190,000 miles.
Probably will do the same with what is now my wife's car. I want to get two
more years out of it (a '91) and run until it just won't go. It has 138,000
miles, runs great and I still like driving it. I did have the AC fixed.
Everything still works.
Don't know about home depot but my son just tried to take back a bbq to Rona
(he had had it a week and a half and used it twice) and got nothing but a
hard time. Didn't matter that the assembly manual said nothing about
installing a screen to keep spiders out an maybe one got in (according to
the guy at Rona) and he had flames coming out the shut off valves It was
all his fault because the guy at Rona knew about the screen and nobody else
did. The guy went and got the manual to show my son - guess what it wan't
in there - he just said doesn't matter and walked off. My son is doing some
major renovations on his house over the next year or so guess where he won't
be buying stuff. Me either for that matter.
email@example.com (Ah10201) wrote in message
I asked the same thing recently when I was unsure of a tool
purchase... I was told that if I return it in good condition (i.e.
clean, free of scratches, with all original packing, documentation,
and receipt) they would take it. However, I believe they would only
give me store credit if the reason was "I don't like it"
Look at it this way, who would want to pay full retail price for miter saw
that shows that it obviously has been opened and used (even it was only 9
times)? BORG is going to have to take a loss on this one. Just like clerks
who sell Bessey clamps substancially below cost, all this adds a significant
cost that we all have to pay.
Just my 2 cents
If it's actually been used, the stuff often ends up back at the
manufacturer and sold as reconditioned through outfits like Tyler Tool
and Amazon. If it's only been opened for inspection, it gets
reshelved, sometimes missing small parts that the reshelver didn't
I usually try to go the recon'd route whenever possible when I need a
new tool. More often than not, the tools seem to be exactly like the
OP states his to be, used several times and put away.
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