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Re: [Mgs] Harbor Freight - was MGB engine stand hookup

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Harbor Freight - was MGB engine stand hookup
From: "Councill, David" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 16:01:14 -0600
They ship too? My last somewhat bad experience with HF, I went to the
local store for an ODBC II reader to use on my Land Rover ("check engine
light"). They had two listed on sale in a flier mailed to me. At the
store, they had neither. Instead they had a different low end model
priced about $30 higher than the ones I was looking for, but it was also
marked "on sale" in the display case. So I bought it but later looked it
up on their website only to see that the listed retail price was about
$15 lower than what I paid for it. HF told me local stores do not follow
national pricing when I asked.

At least on the good side - the ODBC reader code (which I had to look up
on the Internet since it was a cheaper less computerized model)
translated to - "loose gas cap". Problem fixed.

David Councill
64 B
67 BGT
72 B
74 Toyota Landcruiser FJ40
01 Land Rover Discovery II

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Subject: Re: [Mgs] Harbor Freight - was MGB engine stand hookup

Similar experience with Harbor Freight.  Very slow ship, very fast cc
charge, prices low, quality lower...Mel Frank    ps: their retail stores
are fine to buy a cheap tool for a guy you don't like that much....
"Schauss wrote:
> Several years ago I ordered one of their engine hoist cranes.  They
> the crane without the hydraulic jack.  When I called, they told me
> the jack was on backorder. ( Sending the crane, of course, allowed
> to bill my credit card which they would not have been able to do if
> had put the whole thing on backorder.)  When the jack finally came in,
> it didn't have the piece on the bottom where it bolts to the hoist.
> Another phone call:  The correct jack is on backorder.  Four months
> later, I finally had all of the parts for a working engine crane.
> Needless to say, Harbor Freight is on the list of companies that I
> buy from.
> - Peter Schauss


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