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Old 09-01-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Is it just me, or do any of you other folks seem to notice this? Lot's of defective or flawed goods slipping through. I've done a lot of recent ordering of various items and have never gotten so many defective, damaged or flawed items in such a short time.

One such item was an airbrush compressor. The first one was not even operable and wouldn't hold air because of a check valve that was missing parts. Clearly no one even bothered to test run this air compressor before it left the factory. A new replacement was sent, but it also had a defect. The pressure regulator was stuck (the needle jammed) and had to be repaired also for it to work by myself. Are you guys serious?? Kidding me?? Get outta here. This wasn't some Wally World $70 piece of crap either....it was a famous maker (I'll leave it out to avoid slander) and costs nearly $300. Um yeah, what's up with that?

Fast forward a bit further.....several broken other items that either did not work and had to be sent back or had a big flaw, scratch or dent in them upon opening the package. Also high dollar knives and other sporting goods items.

The way it's been going lately, I would be half afraid to buy a new vehicle right now. Obviously people just don't give a damn.

What say you?
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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I agree. I always cross my fingers now when opening a box or put something together.
And the stuff is so flimsy now you wonder just how long it will last for the money spent to purchase.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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I agree. I always cross my fingers now when opening a box or put something together.
And the stuff is so flimsy now you wonder just how long it will last for the money spent to purchase.
Well, when you purchase China INC. crap, you take your chances I guess and this sort of thing is to be expected.

This is starting to happen with high dollar quality goods as well.

I wonder if Government "problems" breed this type of thing?

No one cares anymore or takes pride in their work?

I would and do... don't want some guy ten States away cussing me and thrashing his fist about in anger rage. I just spent $500 on this turd??

Should have just bought the $60 Wal-mart piece of crap..........
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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Planned obsolescence and mfg's cutting corners...
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Well, when you purchase China INC. crap, you take your chances I guess and this sort of thing is to be expected.

This is starting to happen with high dollar quality goods as well.

I wonder if Government "problems" breed this type of thing?

No one cares anymore or takes pride in their work?

I would and do... don't want some guy ten States away cussing me and thrashing his fist about in anger rage. I just spent $500 on this turd??

Should have just bought the $60 Wal-mart piece of crap..........
It's mostly due to mfg design. Apple and Dell manufacture in China and don't have problems with making quality products.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Pa
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For knives I buy german steel.
I seldom buy anything on line. If I can't see it first, touch it, inspect it then I don't want it.
Wal mart? Never. I'll drive the 40 miles to a store that has quality.
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:54 PM
 
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We're even talking Sears Craftsman tools here. Tools with rust on them. Great big scratches and dents in brand new tool chests.

Knives?

Yeah, Microtech and Benchmade are just two I'll rub some salt in.

Defects guys are unacceptable at that price point.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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I've also got a EMT/Fireman friend who has a Gerber USA Guardian sheath crack the first day while carrying it on duty. The "Kydex" or plastic was not cured properly.

Not only is quality suffering, the warranty departments give you the run around as well making good on your claims.

It took him nearly a month and a half to get it fixed.

They even hang up on you now and don't return your emails.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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It's mostly due to mfg design. Apple and Dell manufacture in China and don't have problems with making quality products.
Actually, they do. Certain models of Dell laptops have serious issues with the GPU solder breaking free. It's a known issue among computer techs, even to the point that there are youtube videos on how to "fix" the problem by reflowing with a heat gun. HP laptops, also made in China, have the same issue. As for Apple, they just spent over $1 Billion replacing faulty iPhones.
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Two year old refrigerators springing a leak and losing all their 134A freon as well.

Leak couldn't be found......JUNK IT!

Can you believe that?

John Deere tractors with transmission problems under 1 year......

Ooh.....I'm just getting started fellas.
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