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PDuff

Member Since 17 Apr 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 23 2014 11:03 AM

Topics I've Started

Energy Star Sales Tax Holidays

17 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

An opportunity to stick it to The Man or a government lure to get you to fall in line........You decide.

 

Florida residents will be exempt from paying state or local sales tax on any qualifying Energy Star labeled product priced up to $1500 between September 19, 2014 through September 21, 2014.

 

Georgia residents will enjoy a similar sales tax holiday on any qualifying Energy Star labeled product October 3, 2014 through October 5, 2014.

 

For more information on tax holidays for your state, visit www.taxadmin.org.


Maytag Vacuum Cleaner

07 July 2014 - 11:22 AM

"In 2013, Tacony Corporation acquired licensing rights to Maytag Vacuums.  This new line of vacuums designed and built in Missouri for national distribution brought Tacony additional recognition with a familiar and reputable consumer brand and broadened the sales channel to include appliance dealers."

 

Just received the information packet today, and it looks like we'll be selling and servicing the new Maytag Vacuum Cleaner.  I guess I'm in good company with the Fuller Brush Man, which is another division of Tacomy.


Lunatic Fringe

10 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

"It is the very error of the moon.  She comes more near the earth than she was wont.  And makes men mad." - William Shakespeare, Othello

 

Well, here we are looking down the barrel of a week that culminates on Friday the 13th with the emergence of the full moon.  Researchers tend to downgrade the lunar effects on animals and people, but I know better.  I'm starting to see that old familiar look in the eyes of my customers and people on the street. 

 

Just yesterday upon my return home, the woman of the house informs me that one of the neighbors, a paranoid schizophrenic, called the law the night before.  The neighbor told police that someone had broken into her house, and pulled all of the teeth from her cat's mouth.  A heinous crime indeed, provided the cat actually exists.  My response, "Get ready babe, this is just the beginning."

 

And to be honest, I'm starting to feel a little frisky myself.  So, if I survive the lunatic onslaught this week, and avoid prosecution for my own nocturnal indulgences this Friday the 13th, I hope to report back hopefully with an interesting story, or two. 


"Hey, I just fixed that guy's.........."

16 April 2014 - 06:14 PM

One of neat things about this line of work is that you never know where the day may take you, and who you may meet.  Over the years I've provided service to the famous and infamous.  Royalty, legendary sports figures, Oscar and Grammy winners, notable TV personalities, and many others.  Just thought I'd share a recent call, for somebody you might have heard of.

 

A few weeks ago, I answered a phone call from a new customer.  The caller ID showed the name Ronald McDonald.  Ok, I think to myself, probably the local McDonald's restaurant manager calling in about a washer problem, or something.  As it turned out, it was really Ronald McDonald, but not the one you think.  Ron McDonald was calling me about a problem with his dryer.  After a few questions, I determined that he had a vent restriction and referred him to a friend with a Dryer Vent Wizard franchise.  (My Spiderman days are way behind me)

 

The following day I receive another call from Mr. McDonald.  He thanks me for the referral because he did indeed have a vent restriction, but he's still having a problem with the dryer.  So I saddle up and head on out.  I wound up replacing the element and door switch.  Mr. McDonald was very nice, grateful for my honesty with the vent cleaning referral and the prompt follow up service.

 

A couple of weeks later, I'm home on Sunday night watching television.  During the first commercial break of "The Walking Dead", a Taco Bell commercial comes on, touting their new breakfast menu.  Apparently they scoured the country for real guys named Ronald McDonald to use in their new advertisement.  And there, on the screen was Mr. McDonald himself.  So I yell out to an empty room, "Hey, I just fixed that guy's dryer!"

 

And now, another story in the same vein (For Brother john63):

 

It has also been my privilege to provide service for many WWII veterans.  Many of them unsung heroes whose accomplishments far outshine those of any celebrity.

 

I receive a warranty call on an LG refrigerator with torn fresh food door gaskets.  I advise my customer that would like to preorder the replacement gaskets to have them on hand for the initial service call. 

 

A few days later I arrive on site and am greeted by an older gentleman who leads me to the kitchen and leaves me to complete my work.  I couldn't help noticing all of the great pictures on the walls, showing different types of vintage military aircraft.  As he signs my work order, he proudly advises me that during the war, he was a pilot of a B-17 bomber, and that he had been contacted by The History Channel.  They wanted him to participate in a show where he and other surviving crewmembers would be able to fly in a reconditioned B-17.  "The Flying Fortress" I ask, and he nods in agreement.  The conversation continues for some time until I have to leave, wishing him to have a good time and call me if there's any problems with the refrigerator. 

 

A couple of months later, I'm home on a Sunday morning, watching television and flipping through the channels until I come across a show about the B-17 Flying Fortress.  It was The History Channel, and sure enough there was my customer, accompanied by other B-17  pilots and crewmembers, taking the reigns of the aircraft they know so well.  So I yell out to an empty room, "Hey, I just fixed that guy's refrigerator!"


Mondo Domo/First Haikus

17 December 2013 - 09:22 AM

This premiere website

Helps all in appliance fight

Deserves gratitude

 

What does PDuff do?

With gift of gab and forked tongue....

Appliance Haikus!

 

So now I begin

Hoping not to plagarize

My first offerings

 

:kopkrab:

 

Meter shows open

Trust the meter not do I

Shock says circuit closed

 

Viking range angry

Customers eyebrows are singed

Adjust ignitor

 

Frigidaire washer

Rear panel I must remove

Bleeding profusely

 

GE fridge frosted

Engineer made his bonus

Installed new heater

 

:imnotworthy:

 

 

 

 



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