i read the initial web page that was up before the "sale" started, and
i seem to recall it said to the effect of, "limited to stock on hand,
no rain checks."
i saw nothing wrong with what took place, and lets face it. EVERY
wooddorker on the face of the earth knew about this promo at least a
even if they had 5000 clamps on hand. 1000 wooddorkers each buying 5
clamps,,,, you get my meaning
Actually, we play a great deal of baseball here in England - except we
call it Rounders and leave it to the ladies. This allows the men to
get on with making sawdust and playing Rugby (a bit like American
Football but without all the stoppages and padding).
Traves W. Coppock <newsgroups-AT-farmvalleywoodworks-DOT-com> wrote in message
Crawled out of
No Woodcraft near me and I am not on their mailing list so the first I
heard of it was when the complaints were posted on the Wreck.
I think the complaint (at least the initial one) was that they placed
orders that were confirmed, THEN later learned that they were reduced
or cancelled. Hearing that makes me learing of shopping there too.
It's one thing to visit a store and find that they are out of the sale
item, it's another thing to visit the store, get your 5 clamps, then
have a store employee take them away from you when you are heading for
Was the confirmation that the order was received? Or that they had
everything and it would be shipped? I'm amazed at how many people can say
what SHOULD have been done and don't know a damned thing about how their web
site and ordering software works. It can probably handle multiple orders
being taken. After that, I have no idea nor do the other posters. We all
know that limited stock means just that.
I've shopped at Woodcraft and they have never stopped me at the door and
taken merchandise back from me. They did send me a bunch of router bits at
$5 a pop. great deal.
Where the hell were all you guys when the Red Sox were in trouble in the
8th? Did you call and make your recommendations in the 6th or 7th to
You are on target there. I got a "confirmation" screen, but read it to
see that each item showed status as "pending approval" or some such
language, so I went to bed not knowing whether I had bought clamps or
not, despite having the order confirmed. I was nervous when I woke up
to the same message, and suspected that there might be a yet-to-come
process of allocating clamps based on the time-stamp on the orders. So
I never "counted my chickens" until I got the shipping confirmation.
Now some say they got a confirmation, and a shipping of 0 quantity
notice, which does sound like a Woodcraft screw-up. But Does anybody
realize that we are only hearing one side of that story, and there are
a host of ways the poster _might_ have screwed it up himself. Hard to
get too bent out of shape about something we know so little about.
PS, while I am happy with Woodcraft on this one, they still rank
second in B&M (to Highland Hardware) and second in online (to Amazon)
preferences for me (although not as distant seconds as before).
Make the obvious change in the return address to reply by email.
Made my recommendations to t'other team in the 6th, though they paid little
attention--really can't yell that loud, though my wife might argue. Anyway, my
guys won again last night.
"Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle."
Huh? No one had their clamps in their hands and had them taken away.
Buyers may have been told that the clamps were in stock and were later told
that there actually were no more clamps. "That" would be like visiting a
store and asking for 5 clamps and someone looking in the stockroom finds
that there no more on hand to sale.
I was happy to get the 12 clamps I did at my local Woodcraft. I was a bit
miffed that the email I received said limit of 4 per sze, and then when I
got to the store they limited it to 2 per size. No bother, called a friend
in the area, and he went in and bought me another "set" of 6 clamps. Didn't
feel bad about doing this.
If I'd wanted more, I had more friends I could have gotten to buy them for
me, but I held to the 4 per size per person. Used em this weekend to glue
up a cabinet for the basement. Loved them!!!
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