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This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #1 on: December 15, 2007, 04:53:33 AM
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #2 on: December 15, 2007, 06:15:31 AM
Get a AAA LED flashlight paired with a SwissTool and a small Leather Pouch! This is a great way to carry a pocket knifeand LED Flashlight together conveniently. [/quote]

I don't think an actual SwissTool comes with that set... I think they are referring to the Tinker as a "swisstool."
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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #3 on: December 15, 2007, 02:17:21 PM
Get a AAA LED flashlight paired with a SwissTool and a small Leather Pouch! This is a great way to carry a pocket knifeand LED Flashlight together conveniently.

I don't think an actual SwissTool comes with that set... I think they are referring to the Tinker as a "swisstool."

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If they are it's fraud.  They specifically mentioned SwissTool and left out a pic. Clearly deceptive advertising.


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Reply #4 on: December 15, 2007, 02:52:31 PM
Yea something doesn't jive with that whole thing...
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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #5 on: December 15, 2007, 04:08:16 PM
Along with FredKJ, I suspect the seller is offering a Victorinox Tinker instead of the pliers-type SwissTool multitool.   From the Amazon.com description:

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This is a great way to carry a pocket knife and LED Flashlight together conveniently.
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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #6 on: December 15, 2007, 04:26:11 PM
Has anyone thought to contact the seller and ask?

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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #7 on: December 15, 2007, 04:36:09 PM
I haven't...I don't even have a Amazon account :twak:
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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #8 on: December 15, 2007, 05:22:41 PM
Me either- that's why I asked instead of just doing it myself! :P

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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #9 on: December 15, 2007, 06:54:02 PM
I have and Amazon account so I sent off the question about the add. I will post the answer here if I get one.

As a side note I want to thank everybody here for their eagle eyed attention for sales. :drink: I've got some killer deals off the net from watching these boards. :cheers:
« Last Edit: December 15, 2007, 06:59:09 PM by Mike D »


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #10 on: December 15, 2007, 07:42:49 PM
It looks legit to me - a Tinker & a flashlight with combo pouch.  Go to the DataVision site here:

http://www.datavis.com/cgi-bin/search.exe?key=victorinox+combo&x=0&y=0

& you can choose from the rubber flashlight or an aluminum one.

Walmart has the same thing here for $32.98:

http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?dest=9999999997&product_id=7977241&sourceid=1500000000000003260410


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #11 on: December 16, 2007, 01:51:19 AM
It come across as a Swisstool though, and not a Tinker.



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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #12 on: December 16, 2007, 01:53:41 AM
Maybe they added "SwissTool" in order for it to show up when someone does a search for "Swisstool" :think:
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Reply #13 on: December 16, 2007, 01:56:07 AM
Probably- it seems a little opportunistic to me.  Adding a few extra keywords so more folks stumble across it is one thing, but making it seem like there's a much more expensive item involved will get more folks to buy it.  Good initially, but maybe not worth it with the amount of people you will piss off as a result. 

A brick and mortar store wouldn't get away with something like that.

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Reply #14 on: December 16, 2007, 05:46:06 PM
I just think they aren't all that savvy to names & they're calling all Vics SwissTools.  Even Vic calls all their SAKs "Multi-Tools".

http://www.victorinox.ch/index.cfm?page=0&lang=E


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #15 on: December 16, 2007, 05:48:58 PM
Well I did indeed get and answer from the vendor. As suspected the only items you will receive if ordering will be the Tinker, flashlight and pouch to carry both, no SwissTool. I did not take him to task for false advertisement, but they should know better.


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #16 on: December 16, 2007, 06:43:44 PM
(cancels order for new issue of; "The Girl Next Door"....)


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #17 on: December 16, 2007, 08:46:07 PM
Well I did indeed get and answer from the vendor. As suspected the only items you will receive if ordering will be the Tinker, flashlight and pouch to carry both, no SwissTool. I did not take him to task for false advertisement, but they should know better.

I think you should have.


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #18 on: December 16, 2007, 09:51:14 PM
Well I did indeed get and answer from the vendor. As suspected the only items you will receive if ordering will be the Tinker, flashlight and pouch to carry both, no SwissTool. I did not take him to task for false advertisement, but they should know better.

I probably would have taken him to task. 


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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #19 on: December 17, 2007, 12:20:06 AM
It is possible that the guy does not know that SwissTool is a name of the product. He probably meant "swiss tool", which Tinker arguably is. He should correct his listing though, no question about that.
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Re: This CAN'T be right...Amazon.com sale
Reply #20 on: December 17, 2007, 12:27:37 AM
It is possible that the guy does not know that SwissTool is a name of the product. He probably meant "swiss tool", which Tinker arguably is. He should correct his listing though, no question about that.
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