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Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM   #1
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Default Breaking news: "us general toolboxes are actually better than..."

Lol at this one. Only to someone who's never handled a Snap on box.

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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM   #2
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"better" is pretty relative, sounds like he sold his Snap On boxes, switched to US General and scored a garage remodel with the difference. Well played seller if you ask me
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Old Yesterday, 07:46 PM   #3
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Depends on your definition of "better"
Lower (significantly) priced and fully serviceable may constitute better for him.
If I were to go out and buy a Snap-On box, my wife would never shut up about what it cost. On the other hand, if I showed her the Snap-On box/price, and let her stew about the cost for a few days, before buying the HF box and told her how much money I saved...
Better!!!
Tactical misdirection.
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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #4
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16" deep drawers are woefully inefficient.
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Old Yesterday, 08:01 PM   #5
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"better" is pretty relative, sounds like he sold his Snap On boxes, switched to US General and scored a garage remodel with the difference. Well played seller if you ask me
Probably never owned snap on boxes
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Old Yesterday, 08:02 PM   #6
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Depends on your definition of "better"
Lower (significantly) priced and fully serviceable may constitute better for him.
If I were to go out and buy a Snap-On box, my wife would never shut up about what it cost. On the other hand, if I showed her the Snap-On box/price, and let her stew about the cost for a few days, before buying the HF box and told her how much money I saved...
Better!!!
Tactical misdirection.
Fully serviceable? Hf does not offer replacement parts....
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Old Yesterday, 08:05 PM   #7
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My Hf bench grinder is actually better than a baldor...or not
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 PM   #8
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Default Re: Breaking news: "us general toolboxes are actually better than..."

Better for a DIY person whose box will see light use and the cost. But otherwise no, not better than snap on
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Old Yesterday, 08:51 PM   #9
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Seller said he sold his Snap On boxes 2 years ago and went US General. And there is a 1-800 number for replacement US General parts... there's even a thread around here about getting replacement drawers.
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Old Yesterday, 08:59 PM   #10
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What's Gilbert smoking?
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So he switched 2 years ago and this is only 2 weeks old?
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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM   #12
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Those that know, know. Those that don't, well. Not much you can do with that.
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59 lbs drawer rating? Hell higher grade BB craftsman are 100 lbs.
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It's a good advertisement, with nicely subtle puffery. He has defined "better" by noting details in construction that he claims are superior. If he hadn't gone so far, it might have been misleading, but it looks like he stepped just far enough over the threshold.

He knows it's not better than Snap-On; better being defined as superior construction. He just wants to sell a silly tool box, and he's getting plenty of publicity for it right now.
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Old Yesterday, 09:21 PM   #15
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even a cardboard box will hold tools
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What's Gilbert smoking?
It's probably more like he's not drinking enough water in the desert heat
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 PM   #17
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"Better than Snap On" in terms of cost only lol and he calculated the savings to the penny. lol.
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Seller said he sold his Snap On boxes 2 years ago and went US General. And there is a 1-800 number for replacement US General parts... there's even a thread around here about getting replacement drawers.
I had a Hf box about a year ago and found that number useless. Maybe things have changed but...
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Old Yesterday, 10:35 PM   #19
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Weird, that guy lives a mile from me and I too sold a SnapOn box for HF 44"s. Must be a Gilbert thing.
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Words of wisdom from someone who discovered his problem with using a ruler..

Box=OK / HF sale price.

Might be better off skipping the babbermania ... just place an ad like normal people do.
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