I wonder what items are included? I bought a couple big things over that
period, but did not keep the receipts.
Unlike Ticketmaster (last class action suit I was included in), I'll darken
HF's doorway once again.
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I bought an air nailer/stapler thing about 5 or so years ago. It was
not on sale and I paid around $24 for it. I knew it was generally on
sale for around $16 or so, but didn't care, would have been more trouble
to go back than it was worth saving. Cool thing is that cheap ass tool
has worked flawlessly for years, although I don't use it often, I've
lent it out several times and worked then as well. Turned out to be a
great deal at either price, so I was happy. Most other HF stuff I own I
bought on sale anyway. My $100 plus old multimeter broke a few years
ago and I got the HF one for around $4 or so, it works fine.
Their prices are awful low, for the junk as well as the gems. Suing
them seems just as disingenuous as their fake sales. I recall Sears was
doing the same thing. Their wrenches used to be permanently on sale,
but prices on sale were never near as low as crazy low HF prices.
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On Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:20:47 PM UTC-5, Jack wrote:
Their tools have their place, even on a job site. We now live in an tool ec
onomy that has moved from "heritage" and "lifetime" tools to making sure yo
u get the correct bang for the buck. If you buy a saw, certain type of dri
ll, grinder, etc. and it is something you use a few times a year, then HF i
s a great place to roll the dice.
I have a grinder that I bought there when my 4 1/2" Bosch gave up the ghost
. The Bosch lasted about 5 years and cost around $100. HF was the only to
ol store on the side of town I was working, so I went over there and bought
the same size for something like $13. About 15 years later, the damn thin
g sill works great. Worth every penny and then some.
Bought a large capacity hammer drill there for a job that needed 20 or so 1
/2" drilled 4" into concrete. After the third one broke (with only 4 holes
finished), went back and bought a DeWalt that has drilled hundreds of hole
s, stirred a ton of paint, mixed mud, mixed texture and done all manner of
things a heavy duty drill would do. The HF was $35, and the DeWalt was $129
. Should have bough the DeWalt to begin with.
I have a lot of odds and ends of tools from every manufacturer, and HF is a
bout on par with a lot of them. I had 3 DeWalt recip saws (probably a bad
batch)break in the same week during light demo. I have had tools from all
the manufacturers fail unexpectedly or in a very short time since I have ke
pt most of my city's construction workers in tools.
So to me, HF does have its place. I have spent a couple of small fortunes o
n tools whether stolen, broken or in more rare cases, just worn out.
I have come to rely on the fact that I can go there and buy a tool at a che
ap price, take it out of a subcontractor's contract and he won't bitch. I
buy drop cloths, touch up brushes by the hundred, air tool fittings, etc.,
and never think a thing of it. I roll back around to your point, the idea o
f suing them over their "sales" is just plain stupid. What has anyone real
ly lost? A dollar or two here and there? If something isn't on sale in th
e weekly/biweekly circular, it probably is on the standalone mail out I get
, in the emails I get, or just by going online to their site. Even so, if
by some rare chance it isn't all you have to do is wait and it will be next
week. Even by some rarer chance that it doesn't come up, use the 20-25% c
oupon that is everywhere to purchase your item.
Or as they have told me at the local store, buy it, use it, take it back wh
en it comes on sale again.
Being butt hurt to the point of tying up our courts is nothing more than pe
tty B.S., trying win the lotto in a settlement, or to make up for the fact
their parents never hugged them enough. When I "won" a suit against ATT, I
got a check for less than $3, and a coupon for reduction in price for 90 d
ays for a new ATT account.
You know, it's the same deal they give all new customers. Congrats to the
ATT attorneys for selling that to some judge as compensation. If we weren'
t paying for the idiots that run our court system I would say they all dese
rve one another.
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5:16:50 PM UTC-5, John McGaw wrote:
I bought their 10" tile saw w/stand, less than 2 yrs ago. Don't recall if on sale. I keep all receipts, so it's somewhere. 20% is a nice "rebate".... worth spending it, there, as a lagniappe gesture.
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