My blog makes it big

13/07/09 2 COMMENTS

It looks like a little silly story about my free sander has made it big (record number of hits in a day).  This is sort of ironic since my website is not about sanders but my trailer build but I’m happy for the attention just the same.

My blog “Craftsman but not Techmen” was picked up by Consumerist & Gizmart.

Read my story as featured on Consumerist

Read my story as featured on Gizmart

I am now famous for enduring a disorganized tech support event.  There are some critics of my writing (mostly from Sears Employees it seems).

Here is some further information about this issue in the form of my response to some quality criticism of my blog post.

Consumerist, Thanks for featuring my blog about my sander problem. I was happy to receive a new sander but it made me wonder about some parts of corporate America.

FYI – the main number I called WAS 1-800-4myhome. My sander was NOT under warranty. There was no mention of a 2 year 10% plan. It was a simple replacement job. They did say they could send it to Seattle (NOT Texas) for repairs but chose not to do so, I assume, out of frustration.

I spent about an hour at Sears & 3 hours doing the run around on my local Sears Parts store number (509) 482-5600, 1-800-4my-home, and the website.

Craftsman does guarantee all of their tools.  However, they won’t replace power tools unless they are under warranty or recalled.  This is what makes my story a bit unique.  My sander was neither recalled or under warranty.  I was simply in the right place at the right time with the right frustrated Sears employees.

With all of this said, I am happily using my new Craftsman sander and will continue to happily shop at Sears.


1 Craftsman but not Techmen « The jPod Build & Adventure Blog
21:52:03, 13/07/09

[…] After the initial publish of this blog post, Consumerist & Gizmart picked up the story and published it.  This is a fun event for the jPodbuild.  I have offered more information about this story & my reaction to it being picked up by the bigger news people in another post “My Blog Makes It Big“ […]

2 Cliff Neff
06:09:04, 14/07/09

Great story, Jpodbuild!

It is interesting that the Gizmart and Consumerist renditions of your story are identical. I guess they must be just re-badged products, kind of like Pontiac and Buick. 🙂 Makes me wonder who their General Motors is.


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