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Guarantee term a bit too long?

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Guarantee term a bit too long?

I'm installing some new gates on my orchard. The posts are two metre steel posts with a cross section of 100 x 100 (4 by 4 in old money). I need to dig a 200 mm diameter hole for each just under a metre deep before mounting them in concrete. The ground is quite stony so an auger probably won't do it. I purchased a post digging implement which is a two metre steel bar with a chisel on one end. The tool weighs about eight kilograms and works by battering through roots and stones as you pound down with the bar.

I was amused to note this implement comes with a 99 year guarantee. I wonder if anyone ever claims against this guarantee? I must remember to pass on the receipt in my will to one of my grandsons so they can pass it to their grandson.

Does anyone else have examples of long and meaningless guarantees?

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Re: Guarantee term a bit too long?

You should check if the warranty is transferable. Or your great-great grandsons maybe hit with a hefty administration bill, only to find it isn't.

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Re: Guarantee term a bit too long?

Have you read the Guarantee small print ?? It probably only covers manufacturing defects and not what is considered normal "wear and tear".I am sure if you stick it in the shed for 99 years they will honour the warranty but as soon as you start using it for digging holes for fence posts you are on your own Smiley

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Re: Guarantee term a bit too long?

@AlaricAdair I used to make these augers and can assure you my welding is strong enough to handle stoney ground Wink

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@Strat  why do fence post holes include vat  ?

 

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Re: Guarantee term a bit too long?

I wonder if Strat's helixes are guaranteed for 100 years.

 

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That's George Osborne for you Wink

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Re: Guarantee term a bit too long?

my carving tray has a lifetime guarantee.. my parents have the same make and theirs was replaced after 25 years so that seems to hold up!
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@Strat  why do fence post holes include vat  ?

Many parts of the country have a local Vertical Access Tax


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My Father-In law - was once shopping for a Dishwasher and the sales assist tried to up-sell him a Miele as they had a 10 year parts and labour guarantee. As he was in his late 70's at the time he told the sales assist that he wasn't interested as he might not live that long !!

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@Strat £750 for an Augur

I could get 750 from Ebay for that kind of money. They would all be made in PRC (cos that disguises the fact they are made in China) they would be really sh*t the job would take 3 times as long and I would probably end up paying £800 for the Augur I should have bought off you in the first place LOL

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I heard the EU is passing laws that post hole drills must have an anticlockwise spiral. It doesn't augur success.

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Sounds like those "Guaranteed for 100 Years" lightbulbs, they went out of business pretty fast when people cottoned on they were just being sold regular bulbs at an inflated cost and the company was sued to death... Grin

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"why do fence post holes include vat ?"

You need a vat to mix the cement in?