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Awkward gift moments

Offline appletree_man

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Awkward gift moments
on: April 14, 2009, 06:54:20 PM
Has a loved one ever gave you a cheap SAK or MT lookalike ?  How did you react ?  :D
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #1 on: April 14, 2009, 06:57:05 PM
It has happened. Say thank you very much and then give it to Oxfam, or use it as a beater somewhere... the garden etc.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #2 on: April 14, 2009, 07:07:26 PM
I have many cheapies.... I always thank them and pretend it's something I have been after for a while.  They fall into one of two categories- either they know it's a cheapy and appreciate me being nice, or they don't know it's crap and feel good.  Either way, my day is ruined, why drag them down too?

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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009, 09:15:07 PM
Just thank them and act like it's the best tool you've ever seen. Later, if they see you and you're not carrying it tell them that you would hate to lose such an important gift. It's worked for me for years.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #4 on: April 14, 2009, 09:23:59 PM
Thank them, put in your "stuff" drawer for a year or two, then either give it away or toss it. Maybe even keep it in the garage for a beater.

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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009, 09:25:28 PM
Don't give it to someone else as it might turn them off to using multitools.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 09:26:40 PM
Sadly yes, but I've been married, so I'm a consumate liar :D
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 10:53:30 PM
Sadly yes, but I've been married, so I'm a consumate liar :D


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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 10:56:53 PM
Sadly yes, but I've been married, so I'm a consumate liar :D


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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 11:43:34 PM
I am a tool slut what can i say and i am easily impressed so i am happy with about anything. So i don't have to act happy i am happy besides they though enough of me to give something. I know i am a cheap date.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #10 on: April 14, 2009, 11:57:55 PM
I was given a rather pants SAK knockoff by my Nan a while back.  I was obviously very grateful and put it away with the idea of doing a comparison to a Vic SAK just to show why to buy the best.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #12 on: April 15, 2009, 10:20:21 PM
I don't beat about the bush, I tell them they wasted their money  >:D  :D
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #13 on: April 15, 2009, 10:22:46 PM
Your all heart you :D :D
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #14 on: April 15, 2009, 10:26:26 PM
To avoid awkward gifts I usually give them a list of items I want and let them pick one.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 03:02:11 AM
Anything would beat re-gifted underwear :-\ I've been the recipient of more than one crapola SAk Clone and/or tool.I just quietly,politely accept it,after all the giver was well intentioned.
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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #16 on: April 16, 2009, 05:58:44 AM
If the gift is from someone who really doesn't know the difference between crap and quality, I generally just thank them and the item is bannished to the basement junk pile.  But if its from a close friend or family member I tell them "next time just give me the money instead, that way I can get something I like".  Yes, it's cruel but it works.


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Re: Awkward gift moments
Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 11:20:07 AM
A tool is a tool no matter how crappy  :D
Love tools I would thank them and use the tool if it breaks it has done its purpose :)
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