Sometime at the end of May Popster bought me a new lawn mower. Yes to my brothers............it is a "John Deere". He did all kinds of research & according to consumer reports this was the mower to buy. Well it worked terrific for approx 3 months & towards the end of Aug the cable(I call it the "dead mans" cable) that keeps the lawn mower running broke so of course I couldn't start it. After calling the "big box" store that it came from I was told I did not buy the extended warranty so they would fix it but at MY cost!
I needed to get the lawn mowed so I, of course being me, fashioned a way of joining the cable back together with a clamp. Sound good right? Wrong! It went twice as fast & after doing the back yard in half the normal I felt like I was trying out for the lawn mowing olympics!!!!!!!! Scott happened to across the street doing my neighbor's porch so he came to my rescue & cut a piece of wood that would keep the throttle open so it would start. Only problem I couldn't do it with my fingers so had to carry a screwdriver to pop the wood out to turn it off.
After several phone calls to John Deere 7 the "big box" store - L---'s I was getting very annoyed (to put it mildly)...........I finally called the store manager who agreed they would order a new cable for me without charge! He assured me it would be there within a week............wrong! I called, Popster called, I called, Popster called no cable. Then the cable came in but someone lost it!!! I called, Popster called, this went on forever.,........meanwhile I had to mow with a screwdriver in my pocket!
Then they needed us to identify the proper cable & it was ordered again. Finally after about 6 weeks of this I happened to be driving by the "big box" store & decided to pay my "friend" Pat the manger a visit. He looked at me like who are you? I said I'm surprised you don't recognize my voice but what the h--- is going on with the cable for my lawn mower??? He fell over himself apologizing but I said sorry but I am returning the mower & I want a new one. He looked at me I said well that is the least I can do for all the trouble we have put you through......I was in a state of shock but managed to stammer "I'll be back tomorrow"
Problem solved - lawn mower returned next day & replaced with a new one!
Best part - Julio called me the following day to say my cable was in!!!!