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    Mastercraft

    My wife purchased a hose extension to clean out the eves around the house. The end came off while using it for the first time after about half an hour.

    Clerk: sorry, no warranty.

    I've found most Mastercraft items are crap and not worth buying.

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    Re: Mastercraft

    Most provinces and territories have a law that all goods have an "implied warranty", that includes durability. Unless the hose said "single use" or "disposable", it should not fall apart after 30 minutes.

    Something you might want to look into, if you get careless and buy their crap again.

    It seems Crappy Tire knows it's not worth our while to sue them over small items. There ought to be a "very small claims court" where it costs $10 to file a suit, and the maximum amount you can sue for is $500. The Crappy People would stop selling as much crap, I bet, if they kept having to show up every couple of days.

    Of coures, avoiding them entirely is the best idea.

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    Re: Mastercraft

    Quote Originally Posted by CTH8R View Post
    Most provinces and territories have a law that all goods have an "implied warranty", that includes durability. Unless the hose said "single use" or "disposable", it should not fall apart after 30 minutes.

    Something you might want to look into, if you get careless and buy their crap again.

    It seems Crappy Tire knows it's not worth our while to sue them over small items. There ought to be a "very small claims court" where it costs $10 to file a suit, and the maximum amount you can sue for is $500. The Crappy People would stop selling as much crap, I bet, if they kept having to show up every couple of days.

    Of coures, avoiding them entirely is the best idea.
    Have you every gone to Small Claims Court? These companies don't ever show up. They don't care. You can ask for punitive damages, but you won't get them. The Judge is usually not inclined to award them. Then, even if you are lucky and I do mean LUCKY enough to get a judgement against a company they don't pay. They ignore you again. It then costs all kinds more of your money to chase them and get the company to pay up. These companies know all this and they are equally sure they'll wear you down until you give up and all they have to do it do nothing until you spin your wheels for so long you eventually do give up. The legal system at work. It's not set up for the average Joe to succeed.


    Oh, and the last time I was involved it costs $35 to fill out the papers and the max amount the court could award was $6,000, and if you lose, YOU could end up paying all of the defendants court costs.

    Now it costs:
    Filing of a claim by an infrequent claimant $75
    Filing a notice of motion served on another party, a notice of motion without notice or a notice of motion for a consent order $40
    Issuing a summons to a witness $19
    Fixing of a date for trial by an infrequent claimant $100
    Last edited by mikie; March 1st, 2012 at 12:07 AM. Reason: More info.

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    Re: Mastercraft

    Oh, and Ontario has increased the monetary limit of the Small Claims Court to $25,000 effective January 1, 2010.


    Check out: http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.o...sh/courts/scc/

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    Re: Mastercraft

    Mikie:

    There are several reports on this site of people suing for refunds on some of the bigger items, like treadmills, when those products were defective.

    They've all reported Crappy Tire settling out of court with a refund.

    Threatening to sue didn't seem to work - they have to actually file the papers.

    But when they did, Crappy caved.

    Interesting - maybe the Crappy People knew they were going to lose!

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    Re: Mastercraft

    Quote Originally Posted by CT Challenger View Post
    Mikie:

    There are several reports on this site of people suing for refunds on some of the bigger items, like treadmills, when those products were defective.

    They've all reported Crappy Tire settling out of court with a refund.

    Threatening to sue didn't seem to work - they have to actually file the papers.

    But when they did, Crappy caved.

    Interesting - maybe the Crappy People knew they were going to lose!


    Often companies will settle as they view is as cheaper than actually going to court. Court can be expensive.

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