You’ve heard of the lifetime warranty, but I just got a Stanley Bostitch (SB) nail puller with a a “100-year limited warranty.”
Limited? I’ll say. I think this $12 tool will outlast me so I found the 100-year warranty to be pretty humorous. After all, it’s a steel shaft with no moving parts, but I have broken stuff like this before. Here’s how Stanley Bostitch describes its century long limited warranty:
“At Stanley® Bostitch®, our high quality products are supported by an equally strong promise. If a product fails to perform due to defects in material or workmanship, we will replace it up to 100 years from the original date of purchase. This 100 year limited warranty is given in lieu of all other including the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so these limitations may not apply to you. This 100 year limited warranty gives you specific legal rights that may vary from state to state. Proof of purchase is required. Warranty is not transferable.””
So save those receipts and if you happen to have my nail puller in 75 years, just remember that if it breaks due to workmanship, SB will replace it for free. I wonder who has ever tested this absurd warranty after a year or two. It’s a marketing gimmick as far as I can see.
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