On Mon, 11 Jun 2018 22:42:37 -0700, The Real Bev
Anybody remember DAC?
Yep. It was DAK Industries Incorporated.
Mail order place. Wonderful catalogs. They sold
slick inexpensive electronics/appliances. Their breadmakers were really
neat, and may have been the first 'affordable' ones. The bad thing was
DAC's liberal return policy, which resulted in everybody returning their
breadmakers after the thrill wore off maybe 1 or 2 months later. They
had a local store with an open-box section -- full of breadmakers. They
eventually went belly-up, which was sad. The guy tried to start back up
a few years later, but it didn't work out.
I worked for a marine radio company that offered free warranty repair
for life for the original owner. I watched 10 year old radios, that
looked like they had been raised from the bottom of the Great Dismal
Swamp being repaired. Others looked like they had 1/2 inch thick
growth of fungus and mold on everything. One had obviously been
installed in the path of a diesel generator exhaust. Fortunately, we
didn't get too many of such radios back under warranty, so it was
somewhat tolerable (except for the tech doing the repair). I asked
the company president why he offered such a liberal warranty policy.
He answered that he had no choice. It was the only selling point that
the company could offer that the big guys in the business (Motorola)
Amazon Prime also offers free returns, but limits the returns to those
items fulfilled by Amazon:
Somewhere I read you can return Amazon stuff at Whole Foods stores,
which might or might not be more convenient than shipping it back.
I don't know and am too lazy to Google for the info.
If Amazon can deliver product via a drone, they should be willing to
accept returns shipped in the same manner. I don't know if it will
work, but it certainly would be interesting to try.
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