Scott E Posted December 2, 2020 Report Share Posted December 2, 2020 I need a small shop press and my local Harbor Freight store lists a 12 ton that uses a bottle jack for power. Perfect for modifying for a job specific bit of kit a small industrial shop asked me to build for them. I check the web site and it has a green check mark beside the in stock block on the product info page. It's an in-store item only so you can't order one on-line. I head out to go buy one and discover they can't sell it to me because not all 3 boxes it comes in was there. That was two weeks ago. The manager told me to come back Wednesday because the missing box will be on the truck and then he can sell it to me. I go back and find out the missing box was still missing. Then he claimed another truck would arrive Friday morning and come back after lunch Friday. The missing box is still missing in action. Then I get another BS story about it coming next Wednesday. I ask the manager to order another press because it's become obvious the missing in action box is gone forever. He says he can't do that and they only keep one in stock in every store. Anyway today is another Wednesday and the now missing in action box of shop press parts has still not returned from it's long overdue patrol so I have moved it over to the "Overdue and sunk or destroyed" category and have ordered a press from Amazon.com, which I should have done anyway. Apparently Harbor Freight store #582 will never sell another 12 ton shop press for as long as it remains in business due to that unrecoverable box of missing in action shop press parts. For everyone that has no idea what a Harbor Freight store is they sell all kinds of tools and supplies to us common folk with thin wallets and poor quality tastes and would quickly run out of stuff to sell if a Chinese trade embargo was implemented here in the USA. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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