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Hate it when this happens!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by yooperdave, May 8, 2012.

  1. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    I needed a new livewell pump for the fishing boat, as the old one just gave up. After contacts with different dealers, I got fed up enough to visit my original dealer...(the guy that doesn't answer his phone).
    I know that $52 isn't the end of the world, but come on...there is nothing to these little pumps!
    Next day, I stopped at Wal-mart to get some silicone for the install procedure, sure enough, there were some livewell pumps...$28!

    I think that this is the reason why I take so long to make a major purchase...wanting to make sure that there is nothing better and less expensive, you know? (Took me about a year for the log splitter decision!)

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    You can take a year looking around to pull the trigger and the very next day you are gonna find better, cheaper and delivered sooner. It is some kind of rule of the cosmos. Oh, and somebody will chime in here to tell you that the $52 one was made in the higher quality plant in China. ;lol Rather than the low quality plant in China.
  3. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    No way. Made in Mexico.
  4. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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  5. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Bought a chop saw, $170ish. Go to the store 2 days later for something else and that same saw is on sale for $99. I ended up returning the one I bought and buying it back.
  6. yooperdave

    yooperdave Minister of Fire

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    Hey jags, at least I made the dealer happy. I should have asked for advice on hearth.com, right???
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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  8. gmule

    gmule Feeling the Heat

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    Same thing happened when we bought a new swing for the deck. 2 weeks later it was marked down $50.00

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