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post #1 of 8 Old 02-26-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Why I Hate My Sargent Seat

It showed up today. I opened the box.

Thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of those damned Styrofoam peanuts invaded my garage floor. It is cold and dry here right now. Static is rampant. I may never be able to pick them all up!

Damn you Sargent!

The seat is of excellent construction. It is slightly more restrictive than the gel seat (shorter driver section) but seems to be a bit shorter.

As soon as the 7 or 8 feet of snow and ice in my driveway melts, I'll post a comparison of all 4 seats I now own.

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Yeah, know what you mean. Hate mine too. It makes me want to go for a ride when conditions prohibit riding. HOWEVER---things are changing rapidly in that regard, weatherwise, so I'll like my seat a lot more.

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peanuts be damned!

I got mine last week, and opened the box outside (my wee lives under a carport) on a windy day. Why does anyone still use the peanuts, when there are plenty of good air-filled packing materials available?

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I got mine last week, and opened the box outside (my wee lives under a carport) on a windy day. Why does anyone still use the peanuts, when there are plenty of good air-filled packing materials available?
I feel your pain. Got any ideas what to do to get back at Sargent?

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I got mine last week, and opened the box outside (my wee lives under a carport) on a windy day. Why does anyone still use the peanuts, when there are plenty of good air-filled packing materials available?
Rarely get those plastic air bags done properly when I order something from Amazon. Most times I open the oversized box to find one small item and two equally small air bags. Nothing like balled up newspaper.

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I feel your pain. Got any ideas what to do to get back at Sargent?
Ship the peanuts back to them, "parcel due" or C.O.D.

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Ship the peanuts back to them, "parcel due" or C.O.D.
Good one!

When I worked at a bookstore back in the day, we used to save up all the subscription cards that fell out of magazines and littered the floor of that part of the store. Once we had a bunch of them, we mailed them off blank -- postage paid for by the magazines.

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Lightbulb damn stuffing

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It showed up today. I opened the box.

Thousands (hundreds of thousands?) of those damned Styrofoam peanuts invaded my garage floor. It is cold and dry here right now. Static is rampant. I may never be able to pick them all up!

Damn you Sargent!

The seat is of excellent construction. It is slightly more restrictive than the gel seat (shorter driver section) but seems to be a bit shorter.

As soon as the 7 or 8 feet of snow and ice in my driveway melts, I'll post a comparison of all 4 seats I now own.
Hello Poser,

If it would make you any feel better, put the seat back in the box and sent it to me........and I promise you will never have to see it again.

I'm just sayin':rolleyes:

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Being that styrofoam elephants are an endangered species, the demand for styrofoam peanuts had become low. Stryofoam peanuts farmers were literally starving. Some marketing genius somewhere came up with the idea to use these peanuts as packing materials. Also, seeing that the farmers were starving, the local congressman lobbied congress and the farmers are now recieving subsidies. The farmers are no longer starving and shippers everywhere have an abundance of low cost packing materials,,,,,thank you,,,,,

harharhar,,,knee slap,,,,,

P.S. It is still about as hard to find a styrofoam elephant as it is big foot. All the conservation and reintroduction efforts just don't seem to be working. They are rare finds even in zoos.

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