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abrown

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what the?
« on: February 07, 2008, 05:29:56 AM »
in the past 2 days i have drilled a red zone and a strike zone up for customers both balls new in the box and in both balls i found a red plastic drinking straw in the ball going into the weight block one in the area of the mass bias the other just there. I called the 800 number at the brunswick place to ask about this but got the runaround and ended up getting transferred 5 times and finally left a message. My question is why in the hell are there drinking straws in the bowling balls? I know mexican labor is cheaper but thats ridiculous whats next tomatoes in place of a weight block. has any one else seen or heard of this? this is the main reason why i try to defer customers from buying these balls

 

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Re: what the?
« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2008, 09:19:17 PM »
Well I did notice that some of the posts stated that they were close to the MB. I have drilled into the MB and I have found a small string or straw shaped object made of plastic. I assumed this was to help hold the weight block in place in the mold. I am not sticking up for B but I never have any of the problems of cracking, finding things, or any of the problems stated in this forum. It just seems like some peeps want to stir up conversation or contraversy on occasion. I throw Brunswick,Ebonite,Roto Grip,Hammer and Storm and I have never had any of the so called problems. As far as The Made in Mexico deal, I have bitter feelings about American companies doing it, but you cant take it personal, its just a business decision
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Re: what the?
« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2008, 09:26:33 PM »
are there pictures of theese starws yet?
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jls

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Re: what the?
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2008, 10:40:04 AM »
quote:
You know, it's cool you want to defend your dad.  Not a problem with that.  The problem is the general tone of your dad's posts.  Henry Ford II said it best with his book title:  "Never complain, never explain" (they might be in the wrong order).

Edited on 2/18/2008 11:28 AM



Hey cool daddy,  it's me,  Maybe we can start over.  Now this thread was about the straw. I am sure by now you have noticed that we did not attack Brunswick's quality control on this straw issue.  Yes we were not happy over the Fury closeout,  because we "lost millions" <, I forgot who said that.  But as I am sure you have noticed,  we have indeed posted good comments about the Fury, and I also posted on the Twisted thread, that we did not have a single defective Brunswick ball in all of 2007.

Now your right when you say companies may have to closeout some balls.  However it was the timing of the closeout that was rather odd.  

And your right when you say that Brunswick has a good oil ball in the Blast Zone.  However my point was this,  In our shop we stock mainly the Fury line. For some reason, we don't do well with the Zone lines.  We do carry the Blast Zone.  But we do have a void now that we don't have an oil ball in the Fury line.  Hopefully soon!!!

Sorry cool daddy that this got out of hand, Hope we can move on.
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Re: what the?
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2008, 07:19:57 PM »
quote:
You know, it's cool you want to defend your dad.  Not a problem with that.  The problem is the general tone of your dad's posts.  Henry Ford II said it best with his book title:  "Never complain, never explain" (they might be in the wrong order).

Edited on 2/18/2008 11:28 AM




Thanks Cool Daddy, I am sure glad we all got past this. And thanks to Mr Verb.
For doing a good job explaining the straw like material.

Maybe that's why Brunswick wants their balls drilled at least 1" from the pins.

Thanks again Cool Daddy