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Blog entry by jasonallen posted 12-21-2013 07:54 PM 1635 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I went to Home Depot this morning and bought a 3X18 Ridgid belt sander. It was the cheapest place I had found them, for $100. Brought it home, took it out of the box, and it was covered with saw dust. The dust bag was about half full. I decided that while I had it I might as well see how I liked it before I took it back to exchange for a new one. Used it awhile, loved it. So then I decided to call Home Depot. They said it never should have been back on the shelf and should have been sold on the discount table. I asked about just getting the discount over the phone, cause I’m a ways out of town and didn’t really want to drive back anytime soon. After some experimentation with their computer system they realized that was not possible. So the next best thing was to refund the entire amount and let me keep the sander. How bout that for a compromise?

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#1 posted 12-22-2013 12:11 AM

I’d say you got yourself a great deal. Merry Christmas to you.

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#2 posted 12-22-2013 01:10 AM

Good for you, that was nice of them.
And have a Merry Christmas. :)

-- Anthony--

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#3 posted 12-22-2013 01:40 AM

That knnda stuff never happens to me!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 12-22-2013 02:17 AM

At that price, I’d buy two…


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 02:55 AM

Damn good compromise! Nice snag!

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 04:52 AM

How can you turn down a 100 per cent discount ?

-- Tom D

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 06:47 AM

“That knnda stuff never happens to me!”

Same here, My luck would be more of them claiming ignorance with no records of it being used.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 08:57 AM

It’s good to hear that some folks still have common sense. Probably a great solution for both parties.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-25-2013 09:25 PM

Man, you couldn’t ask for more than that.

I once bought a Bosch router table from Home Depot that obviously had been returned. I took it back and they apologized profusely, but didn’t offer a discount and didn’t have another one to sell me, so I got a refund and went and bought one at the next nearest store. I would’ve rather had your deal!

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#11 posted 12-25-2013 09:59 PM

That’s the customer service is supposed to work. Congrats

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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