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  1. smudger

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    Hi guys …forgot to mention this, when I was at the shrewsbury show this year.

    Last september at shepton mallet. I bought a generator off one of the trade stands, who sell new and s/hand generators, they also sell solar lighting, bulbs and fittings etc. anyway, bought this brand new all singing all dancing key start/remote start generator, paid £650.00. For it, with 12 month guarantee, the chap told me that I would have to get a battery for the second key fob, as he dident have one for it…so recently I went to buy a battery, opened up the remote key fob to fit the battery and to my surprise. it was never gonna work. the innards of the key fob were all gungded up with glue….so when I went to shrewsbury, I happened on the guy that sold it to me…and i told him. I wasent happy with it as it was never gonna work, (which I believe he already knew that when he sold it to me.) politely he said, try somebody that does remote control fobs, I cant help you, … is this guy a total scumbag or what…I thought these trade shows would keep these sort of scumbags out…:Angry:
     
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  2. Hayleylulu

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    DONT see why you need a generator with all that power you have on Bord plus you have one key fob that works wot do you wont 2 for as you only have one generator to start :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    bet he sells a lot of tat on ebay as well :RollEyes:
     
  4. smudger

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    dont know about that john...but, he,s at all the shows. medium size build , bald on top.
     
  5. Hayleylulu

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    I remember him buying this as JJ took him up there as jj new the man and got smudger a discount
     
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  6. Swift

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    I think for only £650 you would probably know you were getting Chinese tat and have to take the consequences :Wink:

    Had it been a Honda, well we all know the answer BUT I understand your decision based on economics although you have to factor in the risks that go with these kind of goods :thumb:

    I did when I bought my Kipor generator :Wink:
     
  7. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    Never mind you can always buy a generator from us and be assured of good aftersales if you need it ! :RollEyes:

    Peter
     
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    Smudger being very disabled confined to a wheelchair needs an electric start genny.

    Price and Honda snobbery doesn't come into it.

    He wanted and was sold a remote start genny from a trader at the shows.
     
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  9. smudger

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    bang on john...thats all i wanted to say.....dont need the big wooden spoon mob, (mention no names)getting involved...........:thumb:
     
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  10. Swift

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    Excuse me, snobbery doesn't come into it, I'm talking about you get what you pay for and the Chinese rubbish about is clearly not the same standard, I KNOW, I have a Kipor and took the calculated risk, price v quality and amount I would use it, and where would I get spare parts into account.

    Please don't have a go with the disabled card, it's pathetic, what I said was the truth and you know it :Wink:
     
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    thers one thing you shuold know is that smudger never pulls the disabled card and as a mate of smudger i would watch wot you are saying:Angry::Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    Read what RoadRunner said Swift - ok yes it is a chance but if the OP needs a remote control genny and nobody with a 'name' makes one - what's the bloke sposed to do, do you suggest?

    Don't keep telling him to buy a brand name when it's already been explained in very plain English why he didn't.

    :Angry:
     
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  13. Swift

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    I'm not saying he is, I was replying to someone else, just because you are disabled doesn't mean you don't have a brain and can't make calculated decisions. I have just got back up and walking after 11 months and a double leg operation, still undergoing physio, so don't tell me what it's like to be unable to walk. I was amazed at peoples attitudes, even when in Tesco's in my wheelchair treating me like I was stupid :Wink:
     
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    posting things like this makes you stupid
     
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  15. Swift

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    Where does it explain all this in his opening post :Angry:

    All I am saying is you pay your money and you take your chance, if you want to deal with a man on a market stall so be it, and if a reliable company don't make them maybe there is a reason :thumb:
     
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    Not as stupid as the other posts appearing :RollEyes:
     
  17. smudger

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    I don’t think you understand what I,m saying…there is nothing wrong with the generator, it is in perfect working order, and is doing the same job as any other genny on the market…whether it be Honda or not….my post was about the service I received from a trader, and not about the make of the genny, as I said in my post, I believe he knew the key fob was faulty…and further more it is not about playing the disabled card, I stick up for my self and always have done matey…and anything I got I worked bloody hard for …and I don’t need to hide behind brand names ….if I want a Honda I will buy one…but I don’t for my own reasons, and by choice.
    :Angry:
     
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    I hate to disagree with fellow Funsters but when general statements are made by people who are not fully in the picture and these are then cited as law I sometimes get a bit miffed.

    Smudger's decision was NOT based on economics... our Smudger, while never being flash with the cash, does not have to make cheap purchases for economic reasons.

    He wanted an electric start genny and the fact that it came with a couple (sic) of key fobs meaning that he could start it without having to get down from his motor home to do so formed the basis for his purchasing decision.

    Honda (surprisingly) do NOT make an electric start genny. If someone wanted an electric start genny with a remote start key fob they can not get a Honda (of that size) :restmycase:

    JJ :Cool:

    Did I read that someone has suggested that Smudger would play "the disabled card"? Unbelieveable. This is really too much to bear. Anyone who knows Smudger... and many do... know that he is the last man in world that would do that... the suggestion has made me really cross...:Angry::Angry::Angry:
     
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    Shame you are so far away! Have a look at the remote and let me know what frequency it runs at.

    Do I take it you have one fob working already? Is it infrared or radio? You can see infra red by looking at the 'light' through an old piece of camera film or a filter if you have one.

    If it is infra red, you are cooking of gas! I know of a clever little trick that will cost a pound and a few minutes, and will replace the fob - although a little unorthodox...but would save you money! Will puzzle your friends too!:Rofl1:
     
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  20. Hayleylulu

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    you seem to have a chip on your shoulder as mate of smudge rs i will not stand for this he as human as the rest of us you wont to get a live i will not stand for you trying to pull the disabled card you take smudger on you take me on
     
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