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#1 posted 10-15-2013 08:26 PM

My mentality is a bit different than some others. I try to buy mid-tier tools from a:
1- Local source
2- Reputable DOMESTIC online source
(in that order)
I don’t like hassles like the one you’re currently dealing with. I like to be reasonably sure that a product will work once I get it home. I like to be reasonably sure I’ll be satisifed with its performance. I like to be reasonably sure I can get my money back (without the help of C-level management) if any of my expectations are not met.

Look at it this way. You’ve scoured the internet looking for a welder. You ordered the cheapest one you could find. You’ve wated time waiting for delivery.You’ve wasted time trying to get it to work. You’ve wasted time getting refunds. You’ve taken it to two repair shops, neither of which wanted to touch it (without a diagnostic fee). And now you want to repeat that process?? If you have LOTS of time on your hands, then dealing with these headaches might be worthwhile (but I don’t see how). Otherwise, paying an extra c-note, for a similar welder, probably would have saved you several hours of your life that you’ll never get back. You’d be welding away right now if you dealt with a local source…..even if it were Harbor Freight. And I’ll bet you’ll end-up with a better welder too.

Just my honest opinion.

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