LOL, assuming he wasn't serious...

On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 10:25 AM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com
> wrote:

> Some years ago, while buying a "lifetime guarantee" part, I ask the parts
> man, who happened to also own the company, "What exact does it mean,
> Lifetime Guarantee".
>
> His reply has stayed with me since.. Without smiling and with a straight
> face, he said "It means that if you ever bring the SOB back, I'll kill you"
> ...
>
> Pretty much sums up much of my experience since with stores that advertise
> Lifetime Guarantees.
>
>
> On Sun, Aug 30, 2015 at 7:18 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>
> > I would have no issues with sending it back. They are the ones who
> promote
> > a lifetime (thinking that is MY lifetime) guarantee as part of their
> > marketing. Plus from what I have heard they have absolutely no issue with
> > swapping stuff out.
> >
> > Same with car parts. I buy a lifetime guarantee alternator for my truck,
> I
> > keep the truck forever, I need new alternators, I get one.
> >
> > --R (sent from my miniPad)
> >
> > On Aug 28, 2015, at 3:03 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
> > mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> >
> > *Nod*
> > Its like the people that take their old worn out boots back to LL Bean
> > because "Its got a lifetime guarantee". I've got a backpack from LL Bean
> > I'll replace because it lasted 25 years. The fabric is losing its
> > waterproof backing now but I figure 25 years of hard use (4 of those
> years
> > I was in high school, thats hard use) were a good life. Fortunately they
> > still make the same pack...
> > -Curt
> >      From: WILTON via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > To: Mercedes Discussion List <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > Cc: WILTON <wilt...@nc.rr.com>
> > Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 1:31 PM
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Rebuilding Floor Jack
> >
> > And what happened to integrity - doing what is right when nobody else is
> > watching?
> >
> > Wilton
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Dan Penoff via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > To: "Mercedes List" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> > Cc: "Dan Penoff" <d...@penoff.com>
> > Sent: Friday, August 28, 2015 12:38 PM
> > Subject: Re: [MBZ] Rebuilding Floor Jack
> >
> >
> > > Ok, so I load up a 3-1/2 ton floor jack, drag it into the store, then
> > > start carrying on about it having a lifetime warranty?
> > >
> > > I can see that ending well.  I think not.
> > >
> > > Dan
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPad
> > >
> > >> On Aug 28, 2015, at 12:21 PM, Andrew Strasfogel <
> astrasfo...@gmail.com>
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Yeah, we may know that but the dumbas* Sears clerk may not.  It;'s
> worth
> > >> a try.
> > >>
> > >>> On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 12:18 PM, Dan Penoff via Mercedes
> > >>> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> > >>> Craftsman hand tools are guaranteed for life. Not power tools or
> things
> > >>> like floor jacks.
> > >>>
> > >>> Dan
> > >>>
> > >>> Sent from my iPad
> > >>>
> > >>>> On Aug 28, 2015, at 12:08 PM, Andrew Strasfogel
> > >>>> <astrasfo...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>>> Craftsman tools are supposedly guaranteed for LIFE!  Write to the VP
> > >>>> in case the local store doesn't honor this warranty.
> > >>>
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