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$5.00 to $8.00 for an 8 inch piece of semi-rigid tubing is ridiculous. It barely bends before it kinks. Can't be Returned
on November 30, 2011
Vastly overpriced for an 8" piece of semi-rigid tubing with a cap. This 8" long tube is fairly rigid, will not retain any bend (it springs back to straight) and can't be bent very far before it starts to kink. There are no valves or anything else that makes this short piece of tubing special. It comes with a cap that you don't really need.
The description of this simple product is mind boggling and seems designed to obfuscate what you are buying. What you are purchasing is an 8" long tube with a cap that happens to fit on the spout of a "No-Spill" brand gas can. Once this tube is slipped onto your "No-Spill" gas can it becomes a 6" extension. BTW - do not assume this short piece of tubing fits any other brand of gas cans!
BE AWARE -- this product can NOT BE RETURNED, under any circumstances, even when purchased directly from Amazon. The reason - which I discovered only after the fact is this short piece of tubing was designed to handle a hazardous material (gasoline) and even if it never left its rigid bubble packaging - Amazon states it can not be returned. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CLEARLY STATED on the ordering page and not discovered only after purchase!
While I love Amazon - when a product can't be returned - Amazon needs to state that fact up front. I wanted to return this product simply to send Amazon a message that there was a problem with this product and more importantly - its description. I spend thousands of dollars a year at Amazon and their customer service is great - certainly the best on the internet!!! This is a very rare exception to Amazon's customer friendly policies. I could care less about the $6.00 I spent on this product but Amazon creates unusually high expectations from their customers and in this case they fell short.
Without this extension tube I'd say it would be near impossible to pour gasoline into your typical car. The short spout on the "no spill" gas can seems just too short. Had this tube been included with the "no spill" gas can and if it had an internal spring to prevent it from collapsing - the "no spill" gas can would been a true 5 star winner.