I live and grew up in Southern California. For a while I was employed by a
professional auto racing team. Several years later, I was in Chicago and
doing some bench racing with a guy from the Chicago area.
During the conversation I mentioned that I would drive to our AN plumbing
supplier to pick up fittings, or drive to Summer Bros to pick up axles etc.
His comment? "What is it like not to have to wait 2 weeks for every piece
for your race car?"
Point is if you live in BFE you might not have a store that stocks things
like an engine hoist in reasonable driving distance.
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 2:27 PM, Murray Arundell <email@example.com>wrote:
> As resident of the Land Down-Under I am somewhat bemused by these comments
> concerning gear bought from Harbor Freight. The complaints seem to centre
> shipping, back-orders and disappointment with the quality of the items.
> Why not simply go into the store (or any other store) and buy the stuff?
> way you see what you're getting. Obviously there is a US Cultural thing
> buying mail (e-mail)
> order. The reasons for this escape me and perhaps some of our US members
> could explain why this form of buying things is so popular there.
> Murray Arundell
> Brisbane, Australia
> On Wed Oct 14 17:00 , sent:
> >Similar experience with Harbor Freight. Very slow ship, very fast cc
> prices low, quality lower...Mel Frank ps: their retail stores are fine
> 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 sent
> >> the crane without the hydraulic jack. When I called, they told me that
> >> the jack was on backorder. ( Sending the crane, of course, allowed them
> >> to bill my credit card which they would not have been able to do if they
> >> 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 don't
> >> buy from.
> >> - Peter Schauss
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