More on faulty jerry cans

Submitted: Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 18:27
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I finally got another result on the crook jerries which I bought a few weeks back.

The supplier replaced my buggered electric fuel pump and the retailer replaced 80 litres of unleaded FOC. I had a lengthy telephone conversation with the supplier about the fact that the four jerries(Lion) were of dubious build quality but he insisted that as I had only paid $39 each for them that is all I could expect. I retorted that that excuse was not good enough and requested he supply me with the manufacturers address. He was loath to do this and it became a dead issue. I insisted that I could take legal action but saw no point to spend $1000 to save $160 and that we had to find a compromise in the interest of continued business. He then agreed to take the faulty jerries back and credit the retailer and supply me with durable Aussie made Pro Quip Army rated jerry cans. This happened today and I paid an extra $15 per jerrycan including GST. So a positive result in the end. We have all learnt a lesson...if all else fails...read the instructions.

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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 18:34

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 18:34
An eventfull few weeks, not something you would want to go through again, a good ending to all.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 19:01

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 19:01
Gee Willem, if that is what is expected from a $39 jerry can, how much would a reliable and safe jerry can cost us all? Did you tell him he was dreaming?

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Follow Up By: Slammin - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 22:16

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 22:16
Geeze Glenn I gotta agree, even to the point that if it's a $20 jerry it's still a jerry.
It still has the same Aust. Stand. regardless $2 shop or $100 4wd shop super HD.

Good on ya Willem, I'm glad to see that people refuse to be treated like idiots by someone out for a $ at any cost.
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 20:46

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 20:46
sorry willem i must have missed the original post .
are the cheap ones full of C.R.A.P lololol.
what number is the post
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Follow Up By: Willem - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:02

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:02
Sorry dear, I looked in the archive but it isn't working for me tonight. In a nutshell the jerries were full of crap or rather welding flux as the manufacturer stated. In blocked up my fuel system and gave me a day and a half of travel hassles. All resolved now

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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 22:59

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 22:59
The saga starts at 12370 Best Laid Plans (35)
12412 Jerry Cans (8)

Mind u Mrs D there is probably more CRAP there than what was in the jerry cans LOL

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:03

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 12:03
Hey Bernie,

You had better watch what I put in your coffee when you call in next time :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 23:49

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 23:49
Hi Willem
Ice cream would be good but maybe not with the PP.
Glad you got some satisfaction on the Jerry cans.
How is Uncle going ?

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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 23:56

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 23:56
Bernie,

Uncle is doing OK. Up and down ladders again this week. He also did a good spot welding job on the inside framework on the G60's door. Good ole Uncle.

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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:48

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:48
Glad that you have finally cleared the crap that was blocking your system today Willem! Had an old bloke (80+) today complaining about his crook knee and he asked if it was ever going to stop creaking. Told him it would stop creaking when he got rigor mortis. He said "Your a nice bastard you are!" :-))
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:56

Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 21:56
Andrew, I thought this was going to be another crappy post at first.LOL
I think your a nice bastard too.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:10

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:10
Andrew,

I hope that you do not have to give advice on any crappy problems. I would hate to think what the retort would be :-)

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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:48

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 06:48
Glad you have got sorted Willem and best always negotiated rather than have to go to the Small Claims Tribunal or your like in South Australia. Great job you have done to work through that one.
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Reply By: Michael - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:31

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 08:31
Hi Willem, i pointed out to someone else last week that the excuse that you paid a minimum amount of cash for a product doesnt wash. We dont set the price, they do. If a product is manufactured for a purpose, then the product should do the job it was intended for,(especially for fuel) for a reasonable timeframe. I went for the Rheem Plastic ones, the only problem with this brand is you cant fill them with a HI-FLOW bowser nozzle.. How stupid is that when out in the bush, they mainly have the HI-FLOW nozzles... Michael
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Follow Up By: Willem - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:27

Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 09:27
Hi Michael

Having stayed with a petrol engined truck I needed plenty of jerry cans to see me travel remote roads and where unleaded petrol is not available. My truch has 110lt LR tank plus I carry 6 jerries(lying down) inside the vehicle as well. Then I carry a further 7 jerries in the trailer when I need to. This gives me 370 litres and a range of 1480km on a very bad day.
I decided to buy a heap of new jerries to supplement the others and bought 4 from one local supplier( made in Germany) which are excellent(and I got them on special for $40 each)and the other 4 from another local supplier and they were the ones which had the problem. At an earlier stage I had bought 2 plastic jerries manufactured by Sceptre in Canada and Australian designed approved. With them I found that there was always a fuel vapour smell in the car and it is very difficult to pour fuel without spilling some due to the two caps venting system. So I will have to flog them off at the next garage sale.

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