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Old 11-14-2013, 08:51 PM   #181
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I am too cheap to use Bilstein in my cars. However, the handling of the RV when towing the toad was so bad it forced this cheapskate to spend money for the very best.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:30 AM   #182
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Oh, how people covet things that they cannot get!

And that applies to smoke as well as "artificial things".

I stick to things that I can find on eBay or Amazon.
Well, I'd look funny with breast implants... But I'm sure you can find some on eBay.
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Well, I'd look funny with breast implants... But I'm sure you can find some on eBay.
Yea, but they are cheap Chinese knockoffs.........
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Yea, but they are cheap Chinese knockoffs.........
But, they work well in China, I presume?
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I especially am turned off by the artificial boobies.

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A friend of mine dated a girl that had implants done.........his only comment? "They feel real to me"...........
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Yea, but they are cheap Chinese knockoffs.........
Wrong. They are actually knockeroffs.
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Wrong. They are actually knockeroffs.
Dang, beat me to it...
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Old 11-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #188
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Scag zero turn mowers, I have a 'wildcat' that's rated to cut 3 acres an hour.

Duluth Trading Co. tee shirts 3" longer cut, say goodbye to plumber's crack. Most all their men's clothing is great.

Bag Balm, dry skin goes away, not pretty smelling but it works. Might have to go to a feed store to find.

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Old 11-15-2013, 09:41 AM   #189
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Their products are great, and if you are not satisfied, they replace. I know a guy who got a replacement pair of $100 sunglasses because he lost the last pair! That makes me believe that LL Bean is pretty darn special. My FIL would return items three years later and get replacements.
REI historically has done this, but abuses that appear to be getting more frequent have made them back off somewhat from this.

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We have a Costco latex mattress that I was perfectly happy with until I saw this....

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Yikes! I wouldn't get any sleep after paying $4,500 for a mattress.
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I hear ya...

I thought the same thing when FIL spent $11,000 on a bed trying to please his new wife.

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I have a F250 as an infrequent hauler for a few years now. It has earned my confidence as a quality product.
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REI historically has done this, but abuses that appear to be getting more frequent have made them back off somewhat from this.

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They have backed off 100% on accepting these ridiculous returns that cost the retailer and endanger a very fair return policy. Returning clothes to LL Bean after 3 years and asking for a replacement for lost sunglasses are a perfect example.
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They have backed off 100% on accepting these ridiculous returns that cost the retailer and endanger a very fair return policy. Returning clothes to LL Bean after 3 years and asking for a replacement for lost sunglasses are a perfect example.
I don't understand how people can do things like that. What nerve! They will ruin it for everyone. Hopefully these outstanding vendors will add in exemptions for normal wear and tear and stupidity.
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I don't understand how people can do things like that. What nerve! They will ruin it for everyone. Hopefully these outstanding vendors will add in exemptions for normal wear and tear and stupidity.
I think that it is all factored into the price. I tend to buy things at Costco / LL Bean and (formerly) REI because I knew that it was no risk. So, over the years they have made a lot more off me than they would have otherwise. Multiply that by the customer base and employee "shrinkage" is probably a much bigger loss than customer returns.
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I don't understand how people can do things like that. What nerve! They will ruin it for everyone. Hopefully these outstanding vendors will add in exemptions for normal wear and tear and stupidity.
I worked for a VP, he claimed he got a hot tub at Costco, used it right up to the date then returned it. What a low life!
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I think that it is all factored into the price. I tend to buy things at Costco / LL Bean and (formerly) REI because I knew that it was no risk. So, over the years they have made a lot more off me than they would have otherwise. Multiply that by the customer base and employee "shrinkage" is probably a much bigger loss than customer returns.
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