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Poop on the stick, or should I say poop disguised as a plastic pump?
on February 27, 2015
Giving this item 1 Star. If I could I would give it 1/10th of a star.
From the image, it appears as a decent quality, and pretty useful thing.
However, following issues I have encountered with the examination of the pump, and how it arrived.
1) It arrived in torn and damaged packaging, internal packaging, being perfectly packaged on the exterior.
2) It smelled of gasoline and many other chemicals, very clearly a returned item, my intent was to use it in my indoor "garden" to siphon off some excess water from the self-watering planters, last thing I needed a toxic chemical permeated item to use on it.
3) Upon examination of the pump, the hoses, etc: Lets face it, for 17 bucks I did not expect the pinnacle of high quality materials, but I expected something at least standard, well - no dice. The hose material is made of the most low quality plastic I can imagine, it is paper thin, bends so easily it would become brittle, and would break within weeks of use. The connections are shoddy, and beyond cheaply made, and by cheaply I don't mean, "oh look, there are some imperfections to be expected in mass produced items" no, it is "Oh wow, what a POS, I am afraid it will come apart in my hands, and I feel ripped off, when I expected a normal plastic pump and got something made out of Styrofoam" .
The price of the item from Amazon is $17.00; this thing must have cost 50 cents to make in some Chinese sweatshop, and if I paid $3 dollars for it, I wouldn't even bother to write a review, would just throw it away. However, taking into account of being inconvenienced by even opening this horror, Amazon should pay me $3 for this review - as to not to disgust any future customers who might even deign to consider to purchase this poop on the stick.