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  1. #40
    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Haven't seen one yet that compares
    That being said I contacted them a while ago about mine with busted zippers and no love.
    Will have to get back with them and see what the deal is. Are they going outta buiz or something?
    Thanks Ice.
    Sure not the same service we get from our suppliers...I'm gonna stick with with what I have....a big bucket and Bucket Buddy. Gives a guy a place to sit instead of kneel.

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    I understand many of you want a good tool bag. My opinion is the bag is over priced. This has lead to declining sales which may explain the warranty issues. The target market was originally for technicians. But with the price of the bag many techs can't afford them, or simply won't pay that much because tools are of more importance. You can forget about the majority of new young techs because they can't afford them either. The bag has priced itself right out of business. Soon you may see a new lower price model that will generate some income and strengthen cash flow. Ask Digi-Cool, that $299.00 AK900 set up with the manifold included was a readjustment for them.

    Also, that complete bag can be made in this country right now. Problem is the cash out lay for molds and tooling is more here, and they may have a hard time justifying that investment. So who do they really want to please? The customer? Our work force?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    C'mon gimme some facts here. If you didn't see any bags that closely resembled Veto products than you didn't see the the same bags I did.

    What is the value of the Veto over these bags?
    The Veto bag is the hybrid offspring of a brick $hithouse and a Mack truck.

    The strap on a Veto bag is probably twice as thick and heavy as a Lowes/HD bag.

    The material the bag is built out of is thicker and heavier than the Lowes/HD bags.

    A 5 year warranty is a bonus.

  4. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    The Veto bag is the hybrid offspring of a brick $hithouse and a Mack truck.

    The strap on a Veto bag is probably twice as thick and heavy as a Lowes/HD bag.

    The material the bag is built out of is thicker and heavier than the Lowes/HD bags.

    A 5 year warranty is a bonus.

    Damn, if I smoked I'd need a cigarette right now..nice description.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    A 5 year warranty is a bonus.
    Except it apparently doesn't cover zipper failure anymore.

  6. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    Except it apparently doesn't cover zipper failure anymore.
    What are you whining about?

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    I was also going to buy a veto bag next stop at a supply house. I wanted to grab a tp3 for a small lightweight bag to start carrying less stuff. This really has me 2nd guessing it now.

    My main bag is a clc that is a year and a half old. It has held up good so far. Only problem was the strap broke but the bag stayed in tact. Put a new strap on it and it was good as new. I also bought a husky bag that I was going to use for service just didn't like the pocket setup so now that's an install bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    Except it apparently doesn't cover zipper failure anymore.

    Mine was repaired about 8 months ago.

    I'm seriously considering a suggestion that I got on another site which is to have the zippers replaced with heavy, brass luggage type zippers like the bag SHOULD have had on it to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Mine was repaired about 8 months ago.

    I'm seriously considering a suggestion that I got on another site which is to have the zippers replaced with heavy, brass luggage type zippers like the bag SHOULD have had on it to begin with.
    Who repaired it?
    I think I'll just send mine in to VETO and see what comes of it.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Who repaired it?
    I think I'll just send mine in to VETO and see what comes of it.
    That's what I decided, but it turns out to be fairly expensive.

    First you need to pay $10 for the zero downtime warranty option, no big deal. They need a credit card to authorize for the price of a bag just in case they don't get the loaner bag back.

    So I got the loaner bag and then paid $19 to send my bag back to them.

    Now I get a call and they tell me that the zipper did not fail due to any defect in material or manufacturing and it will cost $30 to fix.

    So if I authorize it they would fix it and send it back and I would have to send back the loaner bag.

    With shipping and repair and everything that brings me to a total cost of $78 to fix a 2 year old bag that supposedly has a 5 year warranty. If I had known that I would have just bought a new bag.

    I realize a company has to make a profit, but if they just put a 2 year warranty on it I would still buy the bag! That would cut back warranty expenses for them and would be better than over promising with a 5 year warranty.

    I should have just bought a cheap bag from somewhere to use and sent mine in without the zero downtime option, would have saved money. I told them that I wasn't really happy so they are going to call me back if they can do anything different. I'll keep you guys updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    That's what I decided, but it turns out to be fairly expensive.

    First you need to pay $10 for the zero downtime warranty option, no big deal. They need a credit card to authorize for the price of a bag just in case they don't get the loaner bag back.

    So I got the loaner bag and then paid $19 to send my bag back to them.

    Now I get a call and they tell me that the zipper did not fail due to any defect in material or manufacturing and it will cost $30 to fix.

    So if I authorize it they would fix it and send it back and I would have to send back the loaner bag.

    With shipping and repair and everything that brings me to a total cost of $78 to fix a 2 year old bag that supposedly has a 5 year warranty. If I had known that I would have just bought a new bag.

    I realize a company has to make a profit, but if they just put a 2 year warranty on it I would still buy the bag! That would cut back warranty expenses for them and would be better than over promising with a 5 year warranty.

    I should have just bought a cheap bag from somewhere to use and sent mine in without the zero downtime option, would have saved money. I told them that I wasn't really happy so they are going to call me back if they can do anything different. I'll keep you guys updated.
    I don't need a loaner but maybe I wont send it back. I sent pictures of the zippers to Veto and they said it could not be fixed. This is the discontinued laptop bag so I might be better off trying to get someone to install a higher quality zipper like JP said since I like the bag a lot. I've been using a XL in it's place but can't get used to the different layout. If I cant get it done I might just rip the flaps off but will probably be looking for something different cause thats not going to work as a solution
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Well, good news, they called back this afternoon. They said they don't usually do this but they would let me keep the loaner bag and close the warranty claim.

    So it turned out ok in the end, but it was a hassle.

    Still a very good toolbag. It seems to me they could put a 5 year warranty on everything but the zipper and maybe 2 years on the zipper. This would cut down on warranty expenses and thus allow them to provide better service when they do get a claim. I would still buy the bag, even if it had a shorter warranty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    That's what I decided, but it turns out to be fairly expensive.

    First you need to pay $10 for the zero downtime warranty option, no big deal. They need a credit card to authorize for the price of a bag just in case they don't get the loaner bag back.

    So I got the loaner bag and then paid $19 to send my bag back to them.

    Now I get a call and they tell me that the zipper did not fail due to any defect in material or manufacturing and it will cost $30 to fix.

    So if I authorize it they would fix it and send it back and I would have to send back the loaner bag.

    With shipping and repair and everything that brings me to a total cost of $78 to fix a 2 year old bag that supposedly has a 5 year warranty. If I had known that I would have just bought a new bag.

    I realize a company has to make a profit, but if they just put a 2 year warranty on it I would still buy the bag! That would cut back warranty expenses for them and would be better than over promising with a 5 year warranty.

    I should have just bought a cheap bag from somewhere to use and sent mine in without the zero downtime option, would have saved money. I told them that I wasn't really happy so they are going to call me back if they can do anything different. I'll keep you guys updated.
    This is all new since my warranty claim.

    Honestly, time sometimes escapes me, but it was around the time of "Super Storm Sandy" as I wasn't able to return the loaner bag for a while because of that and was worried about getting charged for it.

    I also had to authorize the purchase of a replacement bag, but there was no money out of my pocket except for that.

    Veto shipped me the loaner bag with a pre-paid label inside. I swapped and boxed the old one up and shipped it the next day.

    Couple weeks and it was shipped back to me. Couple phone calls and e-mails and some time elapsed (Veto is in Connecticut, so they were slammed by the storm) and I received a pre-paid return label via E-mail.

    Printed it, boxed the loaner up and sent it.



    Jill from Veto called and e-mailed me a couple times through the process to keep me up to date and called me after the exchange was made and asked about my satisfaction.

    I did voice the opinion that they ought to have just replaced all 4 zip slides rather than just one because, with a 5 yr warranty, it was likely coming back again, anyway and it would save them money in the long run.

    I also voiced the opinion that they should just get off the pot and put brass zips in them.

    I can tell ya that if I'd been faced with what you're going through, I would not be happy.

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