Going off on a tangent here, but how could you not find a
Harbor Freight coupon? Every magazine I subscribe to has
a full-page Harbor Freight ad every month, with a 20% off
coupon (and one for a free tape measure/LED lamp/screwdriver/
random trinket). Every week the mailman brings me the three
local ad stuffers, and every one has a Harbor Freight ad in
it. I could probably find a dozen Harbor Freight coupons
in the house right now (plus another dozen that are expired).
There are "special coupons" around that are better than the coupons that you
see everywhere. I knew what I was looking for and I found one. Sadly they
changed the drill. Glad I didn't just order it on-line. I would have been
peeved. to find I couldn't use it for what I wanted.
What does that have to do with quality? They downgraded the features,
but that does not mean the quality of the product is affected at all.
You have the terms confused.
Quality has to do with tolerances, grades of material, proper
What you have is a lesser featured product.
Also, don't be confused by a company that touts they are ISO9000
certified. That does not mean them make a good product. It meant if
they make a crappy product, they will all be equally crappy and they
have the process to assure it. .
A quality item (an item that has quality) has the ability to perform
satisfactorily in service and is suitable for its intended purpose.
It may not suite Bill's need, but if the new design performs to the now
intended purpose, it is of equal quality.
Quality is a subjective term - what one person perceives is
not what another would. For instance, Bill would probably
perceive my prior post as low-quality, because I typed "Bill"
where I should have typed "Bob". You might consider it to
be of adequate quality, because it conveyed the information
it was intended to, irrespective of the name used.
Apropos of the drill press, it's fair for Bob to say it's of
lower quality, because it's less fit for his purposes. It's
not capable of performing with an accessory that's commonly
used with a drill press (to wit, anything with a morse taper).
Someone else who doesn't use such accessories would likely
say the drill press has adequate quality.
I haven't looked at prices for benchtop drill presses
is there a wide range of prices
how much lower is 'harbor fright'
sounds like a series of fortunate events or are you not going to
get one at all now
coupon's only good for that tool?
what's the story with that
you could buy at the reduced price and resell it on ebay
there are some that like buying stuff online from ebay
I don't know why but maybe they don't have HF nearby or don't
have a credit card and only have paypal
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