I went to the local HD to get some of those garden hose quick disconnects. I picked them up and started to use them and didn't eve think twice about it went a couple of them started leaking.
I went back to get some more and this time I looked at the stock and the stock had been sitting there so long the o-rings where dry rotted and broken. I pointed this out to a sales droid and asked for the manager. The manager was "out to lunch" and was unavailable. I left thinking that it would be reported and fixed.
*WRONG*. I went back a couple of weeks later and the same stock was still out for sale. This time I spoke w/the manager and he promised to take care of it. *WRONG* I just wnet back there again for something else and decided to see if the situation had changed.....it hadn't.
The same stock was *still* on sale and rotting.
Word to the wise.
Check the stock you are buying carefully before you take it home. These were only $5 parts, but when you buy a half-dozen and you end up eating it, it *** one off.
Monetary Loss: $30.