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[Canadian Tire] [CT] Mastercraft 128 Piece Socket Set *$40* Ends Sunday Aug 13

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[Canadian Tire] [CT] Mastercraft 128 Piece Socket Set *$40* Ends Sunday Aug 13

Seems like a good deal.
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Thanks seems like a decent deal given how overinflated CT marks up their prices.

See that the description says lifetime warranty - I thought only the Maximum line had lifetime?
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Bought it yesterday. It will be my boat tool kit. Nice and compact.
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Is it just me or link just loads canadiantire website?
ING Direct since the beginning!
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Great price.
I'd pick this up, if I didn't have a set already.
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 5:43 pm
And it's "Tested for life in Canada"!
Doesn't state whether it passed or failed that test so I'd assume the latter. :P
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SizzleChest wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 7:52 pm
Doesn't state whether it passed or failed that test so I'd assume the latter. :P
Great point.
I'd really like an explanation as to how Canadian Tire quantifies what Life in Canada actually is, and the methodology they use in their testing. Does a socket set and an electric kettle have the same mosquito repellency? Is it possible to shovel you driveway with either item?
Enquiring minds want to know!
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It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:43 pm
Great point.
I'd really like an explanation as to how Canadian Tire quantifies what Life in Canada actually is, and the methodology they use in their testing. Does a socket set and an electric kettle have the same mosquito repellency? Is it possible to shovel you driveway with either item?
Enquiring minds want to know!
It's just a BS marketing line that really has no logic at all. Others that come to mind - Coors saying their beer is "cold certified" (what does that even mean?) and Jeep calling their vehicles "trail rated" (a marketing term that they created for their vehicles only)

I hate marketing/advertising.
froesesp wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:52 pm
It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
replace the word "mastercrap" with any other brand that has outsourced its labour to China and the statement holds true.
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froesesp wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 8:52 pm
It's not tested, its cheap Chinese junk with a lifetime warranty, mastercrap was good before it went to china.
Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 9:00 pm
Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
You've never seen the ice truck commercial?
Well, you're not missing much, as it's just marketing gimmick.
Lifetime replacement is a good enough reason to pickup a $40 set for majority of diy projects.
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ALmost all test participants of CT's "tested for life" program have given a 5 star rating for product reviews on CT's website. Meanwhile, even for the same product you see many negative reviews from actual consumers. That to me shows how biased this program is.
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MrFrugal1 wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 9:00 pm
Oh, stop. Everything is Made in China. I just want to know how it's tested.
I simply refuse to purchase a socket set that will work in tropical climates but not temperate ones.
I have many tools from before and after, and there is a big quality difference, thanks though.

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