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Bob La Londe

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HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« on: September 26, 2016, 03:49:55 PM »
Since I now have three CNC mills with air seal spindles and one with an air operated automatic oiler I figured I better pay some mind to making sure I am feeding dry air to the shop air distribution lines.  I bought an inexpensive air dryer off of Ebay recently.  Well a few weeks ago.  Its billed as NIB.  A refrigeration style Harbor Freight model.  The price was right anyway.  Figured if it turned out to be a turd atleast it didn't cost me much.  If I put a filter separator right after the drier I'll know if it works or not. 

After quite longer than I expected I hadn't seen it arrive so I sent the seller a message asking if it had shipped yet.  They told me to wait the full time listed in their advertisement.  (15 days)  A couple days later three of them showed up at my shop.  The return address is Harbor Freight in Chicago.

Not being to much of an opportunist I sent them a message asking if it was their intent to send me three of them.  I never heard back from them, but a couple days later a fourth one showed up at my shop.

Of course I sent them another message asking if it was their intent to send me three.... er I mean now four of them.  I still haven't heard back from them.

Other than being a Harbor Freight product is it a scam?  How?  I bought through Ebay using PayPal so they don't have access to my credit card info.  The listing is for one item at about the highest discount level HF offers. I let them know they over shipped.  I guess if they don't claim their air dryers back I'll have three of them to sell in a month or so.  LOL.

Actually if the one I hook up works I had planned to buy a second one as a backup, so only two.




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Re: HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2016, 06:17:03 PM »
Well, how much was your PayPal charged?
I figure they sent them, you keep them.
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Re: HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 06:40:07 PM »
I just paid for the one unit.  That's it. 

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Re: HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 10:24:00 AM »
The unit works really well.  I put a separator on the inlet and the outlet.  I get expected water on the inlet side, and nothing on the outlet side.  I also have separators on each of my machines with clear bowls.  Not even a hint of moisture at that point.  Admittedly humidity is low here most of the year. 

As to the extra units.  The vendor decided it let me have them for a little more than it would cost to pick them up.  Pretty darn cheap.  I had four of them for a while.  I'm keeping one as a spare, and I have already sold one of the other two to a custom painter.  When I sell the other one, I'll have spent very little for the two I'll keep. 

Maybe I'll set one of these up between the pancake compressor and the Shoebox. 

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Re: HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 01:35:25 PM »
That's good that the seller worked it out with you on keep the extras. Also very good on ya to have been so diligent and honest about the spares to try to make it right. Karma pays dividends!

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Re: HF Air Dryer - Is it a SCAM? - HOW?
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 01:13:40 PM »
Some products at HF are really good if you watch what you buy, did buy a whole set of milling bits for 74 dollars and they come in a wooden box and are excellent, now the drill bits there that's another storey lol!!  hard to find one that's straight. David