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Forum topic by Nostradamit posted 06-22-2017 06:35 PM 1419 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2017 06:35 PM

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#1 posted 06-22-2017 09:57 PM

Yes I too have lost faith!!!

Good luck to these people, while they have a point that the signage doesn’t mention it is nominal they could argue then why do they make the length correct to within 1/2 inch. That being said a substantial portion of people that actually purchase and use lumber know that currently it is really 3 1/2” by 3 1/2” for a typical 4×4. What about 5/4 boards really being 1 inch? With what has not been taught to students in the last 2 decades it does not surprise me more people do not know. Bet they have a duck about pressure treated lumber when wet measuring 3 5/8” until it dries out.

3 people file suits after buying 4×4’s and the amount they want is 5 million. What did they build? Better yet what else did they not know or research during that building process. Very scary and slippery slope this could take.

We could just convert to metric system and give exact measurements and be done with it. Today’s 2×4 at 1 1/2 by 3 1/2 would become 38mm x 90mm. Somehow that just does not have the same ring as a 2×4. Maybe we should go back to cubits???

ROFL

How many here recall when it was 3 7/8” by 1/7/8” ?

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#2 posted 06-22-2017 10:04 PM

My intention of posting this was to demonstrate that the greed of some people and lawyers has gotten out of hand. I do not think that lumber suppliers are out to cheat any one. When they initially saw the lumber it probably is 2×4 or 4×4. Then it is dried and then milled. thus it ends up being 2×4 or 4×4. 3/4” plywood does not measure 3/4” either.

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#3 posted 06-22-2017 10:14 PM

No I agree it is insanity. When I say Good luck I mean to these people getting 5 million anytime soon, or ever. And you are spot on with greed being the factor here. Only people making money is the lawyers and if any settlement came out we would be the ones that pay in higher prices to cover the loss. A sad circle..

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#4 posted 06-22-2017 11:48 PM

this is another case of how dumb the world is becoming

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#5 posted 06-22-2017 11:50 PM

I should file a lawsuit against the bagel shop that I go to. Every time I buy a dozen bagels, there are 13 in the bag. Imagine if they do that to every customer – over the years it would really add up.

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 12:23 AM

Who dreams this crap up.

First of all, as WE all know, it’s not just HD/Menards, it’s every store that sells dimensional lumber, industry standard, so Why are Lowe’s, Ganahl, etc. off the hook?

So what happens here… these people get home, realize the lumber is 3 1/2×3 1/2, and instead of returning it, they call an attorney?

This is why in everyday life, sadly I often say, “I hate people”

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#7 posted 06-23-2017 12:27 AM

If there was a penalty against frivolous lawsuits it would cut this stuff back drastically.

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#8 posted 06-23-2017 01:50 AM

Somebody please shoot the stupid bastards, and the judges that allow it in court!

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#9 posted 06-23-2017 02:20 AM

Imagine what they would do if they discovered cars have imperial and metric bolts and threads. I mean they might lose some serious sleep over that ya know?

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#10 posted 06-23-2017 02:30 AM

Anyone want to join me in a lawsuit against the ammunition manufacturers? I’m upset that my .38 special is really only 0.357 inches and my favorite .44 Mag is a paltry 0.429 in. Marc

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#11 posted 06-23-2017 01:35 PM

I am not surprised. In today’s society, too many people want to get rich with shortcuts and not by the fruits of honest labor. The “I want it and I want it now” is evident everywhere; and there are too many people out there making money by manipulating money; and squeezing the “little people” who are dumb enough to work hard and pay their taxes. IMHO, the real villains here are the dipsh** judges who do not throw these lame suits out and allow them to make it to court and go forward. I am like the OP, except I can’t lose my faith, because I have no faith to lose anymore. My extreme cynicism is now complete.

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#12 posted 06-23-2017 01:50 PM

Maybe I can jump in on this deal with Lowes!

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#13 posted 06-23-2017 02:40 PM

hey my 1/4 pounder don’t weigh 1/4 pound ….....LAWSUIT :<))

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#14 posted 06-23-2017 02:48 PM

Good ones Papadan and GR8HUNTER!!!!

ROFLMAO

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#15 posted 06-23-2017 02:53 PM

I went through the same type issue when I was in the meat business, Had a supplier selling a SIZE 4 (pick a number) hamburger patty. Everyone assumed that this was a 4 oz. patty. Come to find out that the 40/4 (size remember) package could weigh 8 1/2 lbs. instead of 10 lbs. Was it legal? Yep! Was it misrepresenting a standard terminology in the meat industry? YEP!!!! Did I get my a$$ on my shoulders for our private label products? You bet!
Nothing was ever taken to the legal dept., but we got the issue resolved.
Not related to the stupid “ambulance chasing” as in this suit, but as always, caveat emptor.
Bill

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