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Old 02-26-2020, 09:02 AM
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Return the one you didn't use and keep the one you did.
Your neighbor is probably going to need it eventually.
Old 02-26-2020, 09:09 AM
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I have bought more tools than needed for the particular job at hand many times. I would return the ones I didn't use, and keep the ones I did use. Look at how much you saved by doing the job yourself and factor the cost of the tools you had to purchase into it. Not right returning used tools, unless defective.
Old 02-26-2020, 09:18 AM
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I've done it with fittings. If I am unsure of the one that I need, I get both and bring back the unused one.
To use something and then return it? Not the way I was raised.
Old 02-26-2020, 09:25 AM
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I’ve gone in with the plan of buying two. Like when I want sure if I needed a 19
or 21 mm long thin impact socket. I already had a set but they wouldn’t fit in the space I needed. So I bought both, planning on bringing one back. I used one and could have easily brought the other one back and got a refund, it was unused in the original packing. But, I was too lazy to go back. So I have both.
Old 02-26-2020, 10:13 AM
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I don't need much of an excuse to own a new tool.
Old 02-26-2020, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
I don't need much of an excuse to own a new tool.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Old 02-26-2020, 10:44 AM
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
Buy an adjustable wrench?
Wont work on any ive ever seen
Old 02-26-2020, 10:49 AM
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Neighbor bought a jackhammer at Lowe's and used it for almost a year to bust up his concrete hot tub and patio. He returned it for a full credit when the job was done. I called him an asshole to his face.
Old 02-26-2020, 10:50 AM
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"renting" hubs from West Marine for long trips is common, too. Used to see that all the time when I worked there.
Old 02-26-2020, 10:55 AM
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You know the answer...
Old 02-26-2020, 10:59 AM
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Very Unetical!With power tools or clothes it’s the manufacturer that gets screwed more then the store.
The worn out saw gets returned to dewalt as defective . The store loses the sale . Dewalt eats it in the end.
Worked for my BIL for a little while , Owns a Bread route . People will return bread 4 weeks after buying it ,saying they bought it yesterday. The store returns the money and then gives the old bread back to us.
We lose the sale .
Old 02-26-2020, 11:00 AM
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I have 11/2 socket but unless its deep well wont fully seat on element because of contacts on element. Also the wall is to thick on most sockets to fit the element recess . The proper socket is under 10bucks. Throw it in your tool box for next time you or your neighbour needs it.
Deff a getto move to use and return. I wouldnt waste my time its so cheap, wouldnt do it anyway.
Old 02-26-2020, 11:03 AM
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I would call KGB on you for doing it.
Old 02-26-2020, 11:07 AM
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Are you kidding me?!?!?!!?!?

Let me let you into my world. And you can REALLY see it.

In my world, my customers would go on Amazon. Buy FOUR different tools. Use them ALL, then destroy ALL of them. Then they would contact Amazon where *I* would have to pay for the round-trip shipping to return them, and then BEG to hope that I could MAYBE get 50% of the money back. AND if I go that route (only giving back 50%) I face a real possibility of losing my ability to sell on Amazon if my selling matrix drops.

Let that sink in.

Old 02-26-2020, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by schoolsout1 View Post
"renting" hubs from West Marine for long trips is common, too. Used to see that all the time when I worked there.
Now... hang on... I'm pretty sure West Marine is the exception. They've got this stuff factored into the price x10. LOL. J/K. Sorta.

(I happen to like WM lately...)
Old 02-26-2020, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Are you kidding me?!?!?!!?!?

Let me let you into my world. And you can REALLY see it.

In my world, my customers would go on Amazon. Buy FOUR different tools. Use them ALL, then destroy ALL of them. Then they would contact Amazon where *I* would have to pay for the round-trip shipping to return them, and then BEG to hope that I could MAYBE get 50% of the money back. AND if I go that route (only giving back 50%) I face a real possibility of losing my ability to sell on Amazon if my selling matrix drops.

Let that sink in.
Maybe you should find another world.
Old 02-26-2020, 11:13 AM
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I need a jig saw about once every 3 years. Bought a Black and Decker that worked for about 15 minutes.
Threw that one away and bought a DeWalt for 3x the price. Cut through my shower surround like butta.
thought about returning it but you know, that would be wrong.
And it is a bad-ass jigsaw. There is no substitute for quality tools.
Old 02-26-2020, 11:14 AM
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My favorite is seeing generators returned after the hurricane threat passes.....
Old 02-26-2020, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Now... hang on... I'm pretty sure West Marine is the exception. They've got this stuff factored into the price x10. LOL. J/K. Sorta.

(I happen to like WM lately...)
You might be on to something there...lol
Old 02-26-2020, 12:18 PM
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I’m guilty of buying a level at HD if I need to use it for a quick second at a job if I forgot one of mine. Still keep the wrapper on and no visible damage and return it. Power tools and even hand tools that get opened I never return, part of the reason I have duplicates of everything.

Doing any kind of plumbing where I need fittings I’ll buy several of everything and return what I don’t need.

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