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Forum topic by christopheralan posted 07-17-2010 12:07 AM 1759 views 1 time favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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christopheralan

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07-17-2010 12:07 AM

The Handyman Club of America, has chosen me, yes me, to receive and test FREE TOOLS! Some how they found out that I am an expert handyman and they NEED my input. What to do, what to do. Anyone ever heard of these guys?

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com


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lew

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#1 posted 07-17-2010 12:21 AM

I get a packet from them, about every other month. It usually contains some sort of “freebee” such as a plastic drill index, screw size chart or drill speed chart. As these are unsolicited, my me, I figure they are mine o keep- no obligation!

As far as joining up- forget it!

Any one need an extra plastic drill index?

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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christopheralan

1105 posts in 2464 days


#2 posted 07-17-2010 12:21 AM

I swear this junk-mail makes me laugh! The 16,000 wwing plans blog: http://lumberjocks.com/Stevinmarin/blog/16605 made me think to post about this one.

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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richgreer

4525 posts in 1819 days


#3 posted 07-17-2010 12:46 AM

Forget it and just walk away. I wish I had done that.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Gary

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#4 posted 07-17-2010 01:10 AM

Dang, Lew. Just when I thought I had you Christmas gift figured out!!!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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rkevins

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#5 posted 07-17-2010 01:35 AM

I am a member of handyman..the test products are sometimes pretty good I recieved a good pair of boots and a few other things that are good.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 07-17-2010 02:14 AM

Watch out for unsolicited crap like that on your credit card statments. Classmates.com is good at adding garbage you don’t want once they have your CC#:-((

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

15060 posts in 2420 days


#7 posted 07-17-2010 02:16 AM

BTW, they all them marketing partners. Should be a felony, just another way for the corpo pigs to steal from the unsuspecting.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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juniorjock

1930 posts in 2510 days


#8 posted 07-17-2010 02:49 AM

Get any of the free stuff they want to send you…... and then tell them no thanks. I went a few rounds with those guys. Finally just told them to kiss my butt…... A few months later I got a letter saying they missed me. Go figure…..

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TheDane

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#9 posted 07-17-2010 03:23 AM

Handyman Club of America is just a different form of a book club … once you get involved with them they will start sending you over-priced, useless books on a regular basis. The stuff they send you to ‘test’ is junk.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Howie

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#10 posted 07-17-2010 03:25 AM

I got a very nice CD in the mail (unsolicited) on doing raised panel doors. It said since I didn’t request it,it was mine to either keep or return. Well me being the enterprising person I am, I watched it, liked it(have a TV/vcr/cd player in my shop just for stuff like this) AND KEPT IT! They bugged me for 3 months about either paying for it or returning it….of course it was mine to keep if I wanted it. They finally got the message,I wasn’t going to return it or pay for it.
My wife used to get the Handyman special all the time. Never got suckered in on it. Get enough junk as it is.
and above all they won’t get a CC#.
Check out the new Readers Digest,they have a very good article about stuff like this.

-- Life is good.

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firecaster

557 posts in 2163 days


#11 posted 07-17-2010 04:07 PM

Surely you don’t think they’re dishonest. They do send me free gifts with their solicitations.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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ShawnH

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#12 posted 07-17-2010 04:24 PM

I signed up about 6 years ago. Still waiting on the tools to test.

-- ShawnH "In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson

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Bill White

3580 posts in 2705 days


#13 posted 07-17-2010 06:07 PM

THose bit/screw sizers make good glue spreaders.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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D1st

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#14 posted 07-17-2010 06:54 PM

They are worthless. I never signed up or anything and they are sending me bills to pay for that are supposebly delinquent. *@$# them is what I say.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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ellen35

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#15 posted 07-17-2010 07:41 PM

If it sounds too good to be true… it is!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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