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Manufacturer Defect or wear 'n tear (boots)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by newyorkin, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    What do you guys think? These are only 6 or 7 months old:

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    Timberland has a lifetime warranty on thier boots against manufacturer defects or workmanship. Think this'll be replaced?
     
  2. clubba68

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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    I think you should give it a try.
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    I think they base in on tread wear. I usualy get a new pair if Timberlands each year but Ive got 3 pair going at any given time. And when I throw them away Ive gotten a good 3 years out of them. And the only problem with them is dirt and grime and worn soles /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    The pair I bought this winter were steel toed
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    the leather looks in good shape, but the tear definately looks like a mfg error.

    However, is that the original sole? I have the same pair of boots, and it does not have that particular sole on it...
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    I would give it a shot. They shouldn't be tearing up so soon. I've known Timberland boots to be some really good boots. That seems pretty uncharacteristic.

    Kris
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    I'de give it a shot. I had a lace eyelet pull out after 5 Months with my tims. The shoe store where i got them replaced them for me. Do you have a reciept??
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    Most big outfits won't argue when you bring back an item you consider to be defective. Just bring the boots back, talk to the manager of the store where you bought them(be nice and act really disappointed about your loss) and let him/her know that these boots really didn't meet your expectations. You should end up getting a new pair or a store credit.

    FWIW, I've had to take more than a few pairs of boots back over the years. The funny thing about your timing with this post is that I'm looking at a brand new pair of boots as I type this. The upper collar separated from the leather while I was pulling my last pair on last week. I took them back and explained that I've been wearing work boots for over 15 years and it's the first time I've seen this happen. They gave me a new pair no-questions-asked.
     
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    Re: Manufacturer Defect or wear \'n tear (boots)

    Cool, thanks for the opinions. I'm sending them back to Timberland. That is a freaky tear.

    Hey Pookster, that is the original sole. I bought those at princeton ski shop on 14th(?) street last summer.
    Those boots rock, I haven't been able to find a pair like them since they tore. I'm now wearing fairly gay looking waterproof ones I bought as a store was closing cause I needed something for work the next day...
     

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