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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 10:53 PM
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Remember the old saying, 'you get what you pay for'... I've been very selective, happy with some, not happy with others...
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Just another bunch of lawyers trying to make a buck, and 'class action' cases are where the money is.

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Just another bunch of lawyers trying to make a buck, and 'class action' cases are where the money is.

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That is the very problem, HF lies to people saying their $12 product was worth $80, and your getting a great deal, where in fact it never sold for more than $12. They are claiming their cheap stuff is the same value as a Snap on tool, or similar top tier product

This is purely fraud, there have been numerous chains get a law suit for the same deceptive practices.

It also hurts other honest stores that do not resort to these false claims.
I've always wondered about this.

Comparing a HF impact hammer to a snap on is truly a stretch. I mean, OK, maybe a harbor freight to husky....yea that's a closer gap. I'd like to see someone do an endurance test between the two. I'm certain it would show the truth.

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That is the very problem, HF lies to people saying their $12 product was worth $80, and your getting a great deal, where in fact it never sold for more than $12. They are claiming their cheap stuff is the same value as a Snap on tool, or similar top tier product

This is purely fraud, there have been numerous chains get a law suit for the same deceptive practices.
Not sure if it is "fraud". First, if anyone believes that a HF tool is of the same quality as a Snap-on, MAC, Matco, etc, then they fall into the "there's a fool born every minute" club. A HF tool may be in fact, "the same value" as a Snap On, that is not the same as "same quality". If you are going to use a tool once a year, the HF tool is a BETTER value than a Snap On. You can't equate "value" with "quality", two very different sets of criteria. I have a Craftsman motorcycle lift. I use it once a year, it is a very good value to me. Is it of the same quality as a Pitbull, Kendon or Greg Smith? Absolutely not, but it is a better "value" to me.

I think that is why Harbor Freight is not doing anything wrong nor at fault. I personally don't own, any of their stuff except for a set of "dental picks" and some plastic spring clamps.

As far as a class action law suit? Too many lawyers in this world.........
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It's not just Harbor Freight. Sears, JCPenny, Kohl's, and Macy's are also being sued. You would have to be some special kind of dumbaxx to not know that this has been going on for 50 years or more. Fits right in with the "Going out of business" sales. Here's a link to the other store's lawsuits.


https://consumerist.com/2016/12/08/l...n-sale-prices/

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The problem is too many people walk into a HF store and see a bunch of wrenches that they think look just like Snap On etc and buy them thinking their being a smart buyer. Their actually fools thats not smart enough to tell the difference between high grade quality and cheap quality. Then as it is in this day and age where its always someone elses fault, they sue the store because they sold them a $12 dollar wrench that has chrome on it just like the $80 wrench does. I refuse to feel sorry for anyone that buys tools without knowing what it is they bought.
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In most cases you get what you pay for. If you think a $12 tool is as good as an $80 tool then you aren't too bright. Will it do the job? Maybe. Will it do the job as good and last as long as the $80 tool?? No. It may be good enough though for your intended purposes. Buyer Beware. Frivolous lawsuit in my opinion. The store has a niche. I shop there on occasion.
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The $12 tool might not be as good as the $80 tool, but I think quite a few of the $29 tools are. Part of what makes the $80 tool cost $80 is that fancy warranty and the truck the snap-on dealer drives, etc


Back when Sears was doing Craftsman tools I wanted a set of them flex head, ratcheting box end combination wrenches. Sears wanted over $100 for the Craftsman version with the walk in and plop it on the counter warranty. Then had a GearWrench version ( ?? I think that's it ) for $80 and the sales person told me it was basically the same and had lifetime warranty, but you need to keep receipt, mail it in, wait for refund if your lucky enough. HF had a set that was $30 that looks and feels every bit as good as the GearWrench Sears was selling. I have a set of each. And holding them side by side you cannot tell the different other than the MFG name on them. -- Yeah not all are like that. You have to be selective. But at the same time many of them $80 tools cost is not in the quality. Its factoring in the service and convenience. For a professional mechanic at a shop that might be worth it. For weekend warriors, there are options that are just as good and costs a lot less.

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