Monday, 15 August 2011

Screw Free Assembly!!!

No, it's not my attempts to start a protest movement to fight for the rights and represent the interests of paid furniture assemblers, merely something that caught my eye in the so far fruitless search for a collapsable clothes dryer like the ones made by Minky and sold in the UK!!

Despite my best efforts the solution has so far evaded me. I have tried many of the large supermarkets and department stores but all to no avail. Those available seem either massively oversized (and NOT collapsable) or resemble off-shore oil rigs in their design with very ample steel tubing but very little actual little real estate for your clothes (minor design flaw??). Today however I got close (ish) at Tesco which also had a fairly sizeable and weighty offering which boasted being of 'Screw free assembly' and 'Assembled in 7 minutes'. Great I thought, looks like it MIGHT do the job, at least until I find something better. Imagine how my heart sank when I turned over the box to see that the only tool required was a rubber headed hammer which was nowhere to be seen along the aisles in Tesco. Now, call me cynical if you like, but it MAY have escaped the designers attention that in most supermarkets and household stores you can pick up many day to day items, including even screwdrivers and allen keys. Not too many however seem to stock rubber headed hammers!!! Whilst the assembly may indeed take only 7 minutes I am not sure how long it would take me to track down said 'rubber headed hammer'. As a Unique Selling Point (USP) I think this particular product may have missed the plot somewhat and while I normally try to avoid it, this is one instance where I would actually be quite happy to get screwed.

The search continues.

2 comments:

  1. Y do u need a clothes dryer in Malaysia?

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  2. Errrrrm - to hang clothes on to like, dry??????

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