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Old 02-12-2009, 11:24 AM
 
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I'm sorry . . . that's half the laptops on the market. I've never heard of anyone having this problem, and just about everyone I know has laptops and has used them for years . . . never anyone at my old law firm, where dozens of people had laptops and used them daily.
I wish it was really half the laptops on the market but it really isn't.

I also know hundreds of people and countless companies that have never had a single power pin problem. I'm also getting to know (first hand) an awful lot of people and companies that have had the problem.

Simple question: Why would so many repair shops be in the business of repairing the pin if it wasn't a problem somewhere with someone?

Google Results: 2,430,000 for laptop power pin problems.

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Don't take it personally, but your credibility is undermined by the fact you're trying to sell the product. .
Well if my "credibility" is undermined from presenting facts ... so be it.

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Anyway, I think the OP's question has been answered; no one here uses it, and the only one who thinks it's a good idea is the guy trying to sell them.
Cept'n maybe the thousands of people that have bought the kit. or the companies that issue them with their laptops ...

Look, I don't mean to offend anyone, but I get calls and orders everyday from people that have had the problem and feel that this is a way to help preclude it happening again. I look on the web and see that it is a problem for some people.

I also get calls from companies, schools, IT departments that are interested in using the product to either solve a problem that they have had or don't want to have.

Does everyone have the problem, no of course not.

I came to this forum so that at least you would have factual information about the problem and our product ... not to sell you or any other member the product.
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:48 AM
 
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Interesting idea. Not something I would use, but interesting. From their website:

We are certain that you will be 100% satisfied with your JerkStopper™. As such we offer a One Year money back guarantee. Simply try our product for 90 days. If you are not completely satisfied, return the product to us within 1 year for a complete refund less shipping fees.

1. Try it for 90 days but return it for one year? What happens if I use it for 91 days and try to return it in a year?

2. Complete refund less shipping fees. So I return it and pay $8+ to ship it to you (I only use UPS) plus the cost of the container to ship it (another $1 at least?), and get a complete refund less shipping (and I assume handling) fees, which is $10 if I read the ad correctly. The time required to get it sent back isn't worth something less than $1. I'd bet no one ever takes you up on it.

I know I'm picking on you a bit, but I always get a kick out of ad writers and the obvious things they miss.
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:08 PM
 
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Interesting idea. Not something I would use, but interesting. From their website:

We are certain that you will be 100% satisfied with your JerkStopperâ„¢. As such we offer a One Year money back guarantee. Simply try our product for 90 days. If you are not completely satisfied, return the product to us within 1 year for a complete refund less shipping fees.

1. Try it for 90 days but return it for one year? What happens if I use it for 91 days and try to return it in a year?
Still get your money back . . The idea is (I believe) to get you, or the customer to actually use the product for a reasonable amount of time.

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2. Complete refund less shipping fees. So I return it and pay $8+ to ship it to you (I only use UPS) plus the cost of the container to ship it (another $1 at least?), and get a complete refund less shipping (and I assume handling) fees, which is $10 if I read the ad correctly. The time required to get it sent back isn't worth something less than $1. I'd bet no one ever takes you up on it. .
Brown manila envelope costs about a dime....$ 1.18 to ship via USPS. And so far (he says knocking on wood) we've shipped thousands and thousand that way and haven't lost a single one.

We did have one lady that contacted us a month after buying her kit, never installed it and had had her laptop stolen. She relabeled the original package and returned the product for a full refund. I got an email from her a few months later telling me that she finally bought a new laptop and got a JS kit from the seller.

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I know I'm picking on you a bit, but I always get a kick out of ad writers and the obvious things they miss.
No big deal . . .
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm not accusing you of being dishonest, Tech Jerk, just saying that the opinion of anyone like you who has a vested interest in something, whether it's a product, a service, whatever, carries less weight, even if everything you're saying is true.

Anyway, good luck with the product.
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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I'm not accusing you of being dishonest, Tech Jerk, just saying that the opinion of anyone like you who has a vested interest in something, whether it's a product, a service, whatever, carries less weight, even if everything you're saying is true.

Anyway, good luck with the product.
I do understand what you're saying ...

I guess that's why I tried to offer up facts and not just my opinion.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:07 AM
 
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Teck Jerk,.........Appreciate all the input you have made to this thread; you have provided some invaluable insight.

However, I'm actually hoping more of the regular day-to-day laptop folks that have/are using the product will chime in.

Thanks again,.....marc
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