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[Dollarama] 11 W CFL at Dollarama - DEFECTIVE - Return for replacement or refund

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[Dollarama] 11 W CFL at Dollarama - DEFECTIVE - Return for replacement or refund

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I couldn't believe my eyes, 11 W CFL bulbs at dollarama. Made for Dollarama so I'm sure they are available all over (or will be). Seem to work well, and supposed to last 6000 hours.

Question:
With Dollarama's policy of no exchanges or returns all final sale, what recourse is there if the bulbs don't last 6000 hours? For example if everyone I buy goes belly-up in three weeks.

EDIT: Dollarama is accepting the return of the CFLs that were sold with a "yellow" backing. They are DANGEROUS and you will get a full refund or substitution for the Sunbeam CFLs.

EDIT: Here is a link to the news story and information to contact Dollarama in case the store gives you trouble.
http://biz.yahoo.com/cnw/050629/il_ul_w ... .html?.v=1
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protectivedad wrote:I couldn't believe my eyes, 11 W CFL bulbs at dollarama. Made for Dollarama so I'm sure they are available all over (or will be). Seem to work well, and supposed to last 6000 hours.

Question:
With Dollarama's policy of no exchanges or returns all final sale, what recourse is there if the bulbs don't last 6000 hours? For example if everyone I buy goes belly-up in three weeks.
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Hot deal, but the power saving bulbs I got before from cheaper places (Chinese dollar store) looked bad and died really quickly.

What kind of recourse do you have if they die before 6000 hours? Go buy them elsewhere.
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Headhunter wrote:Hot deal, but the power saving bulbs I got before from cheaper places (Chinese dollar store) looked bad and died really quickly.

What kind of recourse do you have if they die before 6000 hours? Go buy them elsewhere.

How would one prove the bulb lasted less than 6000 hours anyway? :confused:
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Who's going to raise a stink over a $1 light bulb? If it doesn't last 6000 hours, I wouldn't be surprised at all. What do you really expect for a buck? As a recourse, I suppose you can take the manufacturer to small claims court to get your dollar back.
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guy its a dollar dude anyways, how are these bulbs, anyone have any experience on them?
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GT108 wrote:How would one prove the bulb lasted less than 6000 hours anyway? :confused:
It's like refunding a hamburger; who actually does it?

The crappier (not even cheaper, at that point) bulbs I got, died in a couple of months of casual usage; it wasn't anywhere close to 6000 hours for me.
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Headhunter wrote:It's like refunding a hamburger; who actually does it?
People on RFD :cheesygri

They'd price match and use rebates on hamburgers if they existed.
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B40 wrote:People on RFD :cheesygri

They'd price match and use rebates on hamburgers if they existed.

lol thats soo sad but probabley true
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Headhunter wrote:It's like refunding a hamburger; who actually does it?

The crappier (not even cheaper, at that point) bulbs I got, died in a couple of months of casual usage; it wasn't anywhere close to 6000 hours for me.
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The bulbs do have UL on them.

I noticed that the GE bulbs I bought earlier have mecury in them so it's not the "cheap" bulbs that only have mercury (don't know if the dollarama have or not).

The reason I ask about the recourse is because the package of 2 GE 15W I bought for $7 and at $3.50 each if they go bad I call GE and they send me restitution (last time I received $25 in three coupons). Prove? Who needs to prove? As long as it is reasonable I don't experience any problems.
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And the name brands don't necessarily last more than 6000 hours either. I got some of the ones from Costco (GE i think), and 2/3 of them died well before 6000 hours.
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