Minor gloat

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I've been coveting one of those $179 Rockwell clamps since they were introduced a few years back, but couldn't justify the investment for a once-in-a-blue-moon shop buddy. Got a brand new one on CL for $60. And I scored four Crapsman corner clamps for $40 yesterday.
Larry
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So what is Crapsman? It doesn't sound good. Are you actually bragging that you took the time to piss your money away on an known to be crappy, inferior product?
Is that your gloat?
Inquiring minds....
Robert
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote the following:

He probably uses the terms 'Home Despot' and 'Lowest' for other places and swears he never shops at those big box stores..
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00hvc.rr.com says...

I thought I was the one who coined the term "Home Despot". Doesn't mean I don't like the place, I just enjoy playing with names.
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On Wed, 2 Mar 2011 23:05:47 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@aol.com"

Crapsman is the most fitting term for Searz junk. But he spent good money on them for some reason. I have no idea why.

No, I believe the Jawhorse was. http://rockwelltools.com/jawhorse /
-- The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. -- Okakura Kakuzo
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wrote:

Holy SHIT!
Was I that obtuse?
I was making a sarcastic comment about the stupidity of purchasing an known inferior product, gloat or not.
OK..... let me be clear:
Why would someone deliberately blow their money on junk tools, come here and blow their bugle about it? Why does anyone purchase products that they know may not or will not work? If it is because they are on sale, or a "good deal", that is even more stupid.
When you purchase crap, it is crap, no matter what you call it, no matter what you paid for it. When you buy crap, that is all it will ever be.
Bragging here about your propensity to purchase poorly made, known inferior products from a questionable vendor simply because they were on sale is stupefying.
An example in case I was unclear again:
"Hey look, I bought a really crappy product that won't do the job and will probably break when I use it leaving me with NOTHING to do my work. I know I got screwed and I am too embarrassed to call out the actual brand, BUT IT WAS ON SALE!!! Wheeee!! Pretty smart of me, eh?"
What would you say to that person if you actually met them? Would you turn and walk off? Would you congratulate them? I don't have any idea why people screw themselves on purpose then crow about it.
*sigh*
Soooooo many things I don't understand about our society anymore...
Robert
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Holy SHIT!
Was I that obtuse?
I was making a sarcastic comment about the stupidity of purchasing an known inferior product, gloat or not.
OK..... let me be clear:
Why would someone deliberately blow their money on junk tools, come here and blow their bugle about it? Why does anyone purchase products that they know may not or will not work? If it is because they are on sale, or a "good deal", that is even more stupid.
When you purchase crap, it is crap, no matter what you call it, no matter what you paid for it. When you buy crap, that is all it will ever be.
Bragging here about your propensity to purchase poorly made, known inferior products from a questionable vendor simply because they were on sale is stupefying.
An example in case I was unclear again:
"Hey look, I bought a really crappy product that won't do the job and will probably break when I use it leaving me with NOTHING to do my work. I know I got screwed and I am too embarrassed to call out the actual brand, BUT IT WAS ON SALE!!! Wheeee!! Pretty smart of me, eh?"
What would you say to that person if you actually met them? Would you turn and walk off? Would you congratulate them? I don't have any idea why people screw themselves on purpose then crow about it.
*sigh*
Soooooo many things I don't understand about our society anymore... ----------------------------- Robert, did you have a bad day at Harbor Freight recently?<G>
Lew
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Well Lew, yes I did. I went to >Harbor Fright< to pick up some crappy tools and they were out of the ones I wanted.
Hah!
Robert
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

I like the small crappy wire brushes they have there--sometimes on sale for 3 for $.99. I think the same set is on sale at Rockler for 2.99 or so.
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wrote:

I'd take him to a pub and pour 12 pints of cheap draught into him and explain the philosophy behind it: "THIS is how you blow perfectly good money." I have a pair of Crpsman corner clamps.. had them for 30+ years. I use them when assembling drawers...lightweight tasks...they're fine, but.... H E Y ! !
*throws a fist-full of 100 dollar bills into the air for effect!!!* . . . . <diabolical laughter> . . . <fade to black> . . . (there is no message here...for anybody...)
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On Thu, 3 Mar 2011 14:50:26 -0800 (PST), " snipped-for-privacy@aol.com"

Was I, too? ;)

Tell us what you _really_ feel, Naily!
-- The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. -- Okakura Kakuzo
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wrote:

I try to be plain Larry, but sometimes words just fail me.
;^)
Robert
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wrote:

If you mean was your sarcasm difficult to follow, no, not obtuse - abstruse or obscure, maybe. Depends on the reader.
As far as the OP's self-described minor gloat - nice way to rain on his parade. You ignored the Rockwell clamp - the point of his post - the Crapsman thing was clearly meant as an aside. The Rockwell Jawhorse thing is well regarded, and for $60 for a new one it qualifies as a minor gloat.
The corner clamps are another matter, and it's not clear exactly which Craftsman corner clamps the OP bought. Craftsman has a new Bessey knockoff that goes for ~$25 which is about $15 less than the Bessey. I haven't seen the Craftsman one up close, but if it's reasonable four of them for $40 is also reasonable.
R
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Perhaps you could assuage any hurt feelings with one of your well advertised investigations into his personal business to see if he had any unclaimed funds, merchandise, property, etc. outstanding. I mean really, since you probably have it ready to go anyway....

Reading big words with a lot of letters can be challenging for a lot of folks. Read carefully though, and you will discover there is no reference anywhere, at any time to Craftsman tools in the OP's post.
Worse, you go on to post an opinion on your own opinion of a incorrect assumption on your part. He never said he bought Craftsman; he never said which model he bought; no one knows. Being your own sock puppet can be tough, but it shouldn't be so obvious.
It is possible that he was using a pejorative term to describe his own self flagellation or even self loathing over his purchase, but we don't know that, either.
Maybe you and Lamb Chop can work that out and post to each other.
Robert
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wrote:

Come on Larry, Junk??? Wouldn't Craftsman tools be at least a step up from Harbour Freightt, your favorite store??? LOL
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wrote:

No laughing is allowed on this subject.
Google my rants here from several years ago. I lost gallons of blood and pounds of flesh to their goddamned handtools in the late '70s. Literally, not figuratively. I think Searz got their Crapsman stuff back then from the -waste- stream of Harbor Freight. Fuck Crapsman. Fuck Searz. I haven't shopped there in over 30 years.
-- Life is full of little surprises. --Pandora
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wrote:

Fuck Crapsman. Fuck Searz. I haven't shopped there in over 30 years.
Fuck Crapsman. Fuck Searz. I haven't shopped there in over 30 years.
The meter isn't quite right, but I get the poetry.
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Robatoy wrote:

Technically, if you're talking about the old Sears Roebuck and Co.-it doessn't exist anymore. Ask any shareholder of Sears (or Kmart). Border's too--as of last month.
Larry, Sorry to hear about your accident of 30+ years ago.
Bill
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I hadn't realized that it was poetic, but I see it now. Har!

It wasn't a decade before they got into more trouble with their automotive centers telling people they needed parts which were nearly brand new. They closed those centers as a result of that. What a truly wonderful company.

No, it was a series of truly shitty tools taking half an ounce of each at a time, compounded by Searz managers denying instant tool exchange even when Crapsman was written right on the damned thing, etc, etc. for over a year. I finally decided to boycott Searz entirely and never again buy a Crapsman anything. I've been happier without 'em, too.
-- Life is full of little surprises. --Pandora
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"Larry Jaques" wrote:

Firestone was guilty of the same thing before Brigestone bought them out.
I was directed by my employer not use Firestone for company vehicle service.
This was in the '70s.
Lew

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