2010-01-31 15:50:13 UTC
up on one from HFT and drove the 30 miles round-trip to pick up a
cordless impact wrench for $79.95 (I think it was).
They were out of stock so I picked up a few other items to help
justify the trip.
I bought a PVC pipe cutter,some sandpaper,and some twine that
appeared to be very stout nylon type stuff.
When I got home I tried the pipe cutter on a 3/4" schedule 40 , and
one of the metal handles snapped in half in my hand ! Not worth the
$7.95 to take it back I thought.
Then some days later I used the sandpaper. The "sand" appears to be
just that,sand,glued to a very flimsy paper with what must have been
Elmer's glue.The sand just fell off of the paper and no work got done.
Not worth the trip to return it.
The twine I used to set up a grid on two fences for my Boysenberries
and some Italian Jasmine to climb . Within 3 weeks the twine was
broken and sagging and I replaced the entire project with stainless
Now I'm on their sucker list and I get regular sales sheets
promoting such items as "Chicago" portable generator,800watts $99.99
( I'm guessing that "Chicago" sounds better than "Guangzhou ").Or the
Chicago 120 AMP welder,$79.99,etc.
How can this place stay in business? Was I just "unlucky" ? Are there
actually some useful items in this place?