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Forum topic by PlanBWoodworks posted 06-04-2018 01:34 AM 956 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2018 01:34 AM

Topic tags/keywords: clamps gift free

This afternoon, I was hanging out in my shop when a neighbor stopped by. He told me that he drives for Fed Ex, and used to deliver to Bessey. Over the years, he accumulated a large collection of Bessey clamps and as he didn’t really use them, he wanted to know if I could put them to good use. I promised him that I would give them a good home. We walked over to his garage, and he started handing me clamps. He wouldn’t let me pay for them, even in beer!

I read about this kind of thing happening to others, but until now, I could only complain that this kind of thing never happens to me. Now that it has, I was wondering, what is your best “you’re not going to believe the deal/gift I got” story?

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 06-04-2018 01:38 AM

Must be living right!

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 06-04-2018 02:09 AM

This happens to me, but with bottles of scotch.

I guess I will buy my clamps.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#3 posted 06-04-2018 04:02 AM

That’s a nice get from your neighbor. I have 6 of those big f clamps they were about 60 or 70$. Don’t ever get rid of them I don’t think they are made anymore.

-- Aj

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#4 posted 06-04-2018 11:40 AM

That is great!!!! I just wish I had those kinds of friends…the ones I have usually visit and end up taking something with them, never leaving anything useful.
I have to ask though, and don’t take this wrong I could care less and maybe I am reading it wrong…but how does a Fedex delivery guy “accumulate” a bunch of clamps just because he delivered to the outfit that makes them? Does this company give away clamps every time a Fedex man shows up??

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#5 posted 06-04-2018 11:47 AM

Very nice…now you owe him. Make something special using the clamps and give it to him.

And….now I know how things go missing when you ship FEDEX.

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#6 posted 06-04-2018 12:34 PM


-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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