I bought a cot for $35 a month ago. A week later it busted where it attached to the frame. I exchanged it, an moments ago it busted again. Should I exchange it again, or go for a total refund?
Bigger Q is what are you doin' on that cot! ;-)
If they both failed in the same place in the same way, and it appears to be a design flaw rather than a manufacturing defect you could check the next one for, you might as well get a refund and put it towards the next level up in quality.
The other thing you could look at, if it's a material or manufacturing defect and you're on a budget, is can you improve or modify the design to make it work. It sucks to pay good money for a thing then have to re-engineer it, but it work out best.
If it is at a shop so that you could do a quick exchange, I would give it one more shot.
But the chances of her having bought the only two defective ones are so small that it is much safer to assume that they are all defected from that brand. Maybe defected isn't the right word but you know what I mean.
Yea I guess that is a better way to think about it. I'm not a very savvy consumer.
Get a refund, then find an army surplus store and get a military cot.
Haha I was just going to suggest an Army/Navy store type of situation
Great minds think alike.
Not sure how much they'd run for there
Haha yes! I haven't bought a cot but my friend James bought one a year and a half ago for like 10 bucks from his brother in law and that probably won't help you per say but maybe you could check out Craigslist or something comparable to that
I checked and new ones at Cabela's are around $50-$60, so at a used store I'd bet they would be half that.
Sometimes you get what you pay for, maybe spend a few $ more for better quality.
It doesn't sound like the price is the problem, it sounds like that brand is just garbage, overpriced garbage at that.
I literally have no more money, aside from 5 in Change.
So I'd have 40 at most. The next price up is 50. It's sucky the scenario.
I hope things get better for you soon, no family that can help you?
I'm 17, without a job and my parents have ceased to care for my existence despite me sleeping in their living room. So no. I'm on my own.
Kris - any baby sitting jobs available in your area? They make 10 an hour, tax free.
Or dog walking (it's super easy too). Or tutoring kids (which charges ridiculously high rates).
Either get a refund and start from scratch or get a different brand and/or style because clearly this brand is just not worth your time, money, or effort at all.
If the same brand/style broke on you twice, I think it's time to move on. The universe is sending you a message ;)
Other important info:
I have a 3" mattress topper I was using with it, sleeping on it on the floor is only slightly less comfy.
The two baskets I was storing under the cot with my clothes now have to be moved somewhere else.
Also, it has a max weight rating of 300lbs,
I'm only hitting 215 at the very very most.