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tg2430 12-03-2012 03:02 PM

Peak 900 Peak Amp Jump Starter $30 After $20 Rebate + Free Store Pickup
 
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For in-store pickup only, Advance Auto Parts again has the Peak 900-amp Jump Starter, model no. PKCOAZ, for $30.28 with free in store pickup. Follow the directions below. It features 450-amp instant-starting power (900-amp peak).
1.Add the Peak 900-amp Jump Starter [advanceautoparts.com]to your cart for $79.99
2.pad your order over $80 (this cotter pin [advanceautoparts.com]is 29 cents)
3.apply code "RAF51112" to cut it to $50.28
4.redeem this $20 rebate [4myrebate.com]for a final price of $30.28

Product Features:
•Integrated USB port for charging portable electronics
•Built-in 12V DC accessory receptacle
•Polarity indicator for added safety
•Battery status check button
•Charging/status LED indicators
•On/off safety switch
•High-impact rubber housing
•120V AC wall charger
•12V DC charger for use with cigarette lighter outlet
•Built-in worklight (Only on 900 Peak Amp Jump Starter)

DJ3xclusive 12-03-2012 03:02 PM

Peak 900 Peak Amp Jump Starter $30 After $20 Rebate + Free Store Pickup
 
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Advance Auto Parts has Peak 900 Peak Amp Jumpstarter for $79.99 + $0.29 Cents Filler - $30 off promo code "RAF51112"- $20 rebate = $30.28 with free store pickup only. Thanks tg2430

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fjfjfj 12-03-2012 03:23 PM

Terrific deal with store pickup. FP material. In fact, this was FP material a while back at $35; now, it's $30.

Don't forget your rebate sites... I got an additional 6% off.

Anyone want to buy a cotter pin?

Thanks OP - repped.

tg2430 12-03-2012 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fjfjfj (Post 55641896)
Terrific deal with store pickup. FP material. In fact, this was FP material a while back at $35; now, it's $30.

Don't forget your rebate sites... I got an additional 6% off.

What site, can you add a link. I haven't had a lot of luck with them in the past, I'm still waiting on my cash back from the HTC's that were on the FP last week.

jon_laura5 12-03-2012 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tg2430 (Post 55641296)

they will be emailing $25 off $50 coupons for future use with this code. Coupons will be e-mailed out on December 19th 2012. Online Only.


Can you expand on that statement? $25 off $50 coupon mailed on Dec 19th??

TIA

IFORGOT 12-03-2012 04:43 PM

Doh, no stores and can't ship.

tg2430 12-03-2012 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jon_laura5 (Post 55644148)
Can you expand on that statement? $25 off $50 coupon mailed on Dec 19th??

TIA

Total Savings: ($30.00)
Applied Promotion: RAF51112
$30 off orders over $80. Online Only. x Remove
Promotion: DEM3
Receive 15% off orders of $50 or more, plus receive a $25 coupon towards the use of a future purchase of $50 or more! Customers must be logged in to receive coupon. Coupons will be e-mailed out on December 19th 2012. Online Only. x Remove
That's all it says on the checkout page. If you want more [advanceautoparts.com]

jotson 12-03-2012 05:01 PM

Thanks OP Repped.

I used a $2 pack of nitrile gloves for filler - good for changing oil, etc. link to gloves [advanceautoparts.com]

not that there's anything wrong with a cotter pin...

jon_laura5 12-03-2012 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tg2430 (Post 55644602)
Total Savings: ($30.00)
Applied Promotion: RAF51112
$30 off orders over $80. Online Only. x Remove
Promotion: DEM3
Receive 15% off orders of $50 or more, plus receive a $25 coupon towards the use of a future purchase of $50 or more! Customers must be logged in to receive coupon. Coupons will be e-mailed out on December 19th 2012. Online Only. x Remove
That's all it says on the checkout page. If you want more [advanceautoparts.com]

Thanks for the link and details to the check-out page.

If completed using the minimum amounts of $50 for each purchase, one would net a savings of $32.50 off of $100 or in the end or a 32.5% savings.

Probably best for me to just hold out of a higher coupon code level (hoping to see 50% off soon like Black Friday).

If anyone gets their $25 off $50 code and does not want to use it - I would love to have it - I am getting ready to plan some major front end repair work and I'm gathering up the parts now, little by little by using these great Advance Auto coupon codes.


P.S. Why is this deal not FP yet??? Are the mods waiting till Midnight???

jcinc 12-03-2012 06:38 PM

Does this work on SUVs? I have a X5.

tg2430 12-03-2012 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jon_laura5 (Post 55648140)
Thanks for the link and details to the check-out page.

If completed using the minimum amounts of $50 for each purchase, one would net a savings of $32.50 off of $100 or in the end or a 32.5% savings.

Probably best for me to just hold out of a higher coupon code level (hoping to see 50% off soon like Black Friday).

If anyone gets their $25 off $50 code and does not want to use it - I would love to have it - I am getting ready to plan some major front end repair work and I'm gathering up the parts now, little by little by using these great Advance Auto coupon codes.


P.S. Why is this deal not FP yet??? Are the mods waiting till Midnight???

I removed the DEM3 from the OP, because after reading all the fine print •Coupons are not combinable with any other promotional offers. So even though it says Promotion code DEM3 was successfully entered, and shows it being there throughout checkout it is not stackable.

fuzzytoaster 12-03-2012 07:19 PM

I got one at ACE a year ago (FP deal for $25) and it was worth it. Just make sure to keep it charged every so often otherwise you ar'nt doing yourself any good.

08CivicSi 12-03-2012 07:20 PM

Bought, it'll be $35 after the rebate with tax

Molotov 12-03-2012 07:24 PM

damn, no stores in my area

08CivicSi 12-03-2012 07:53 PM

Trying to order another

"The promotion you have attempted to redeem cannot be applied to your order: the limit of 1 per customer has been reached."

If i do it from another computer will they complain when i go to pick up?

JohhnyApple 12-03-2012 08:08 PM

These are life savers when your battery is dead. Thanks for posting!

drka0tic 12-03-2012 08:17 PM

Great deal! Thx

BuyAChiaPet 12-03-2012 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 08CivicSi (Post 55651302)
Trying to order another

"The promotion you have attempted to redeem cannot be applied to your order: the limit of 1 per customer has been reached."

If i do it from another computer will they complain when i go to pick up?

Just use a different email address. It doesn't track by IP

fjfjfj 12-03-2012 08:20 PM

Very cool rebate setup - just enter your information online and that's it. Nothing to mail in. You'll need info off of the cash register receipt from the store.

08CivicSi 12-03-2012 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuyAChiaPet (Post 55652174)
Just use a different email address. It doesn't track by IP

it must..I don't even have an advance acct and I checked out first time as guest

truth7 12-03-2012 08:58 PM

Just ordered one. Thanks OP

BosuxRedsux 12-03-2012 09:00 PM

thanks op in 4 1 of ea. Hate rebates but, will send it in hope i get it.

MeatCatalog 12-03-2012 09:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JohhnyApple (Post 55651848)
These are life savers when your battery is dead. Thanks for posting!

Yup.

Too many times i've fumbled with bluetooth and such and left a light on. Bought the 600a version of this for about this price and its saved me at least twice. One of which was on the way to work just prior to an important meeting too where AAA would have been far too slow.

Everyone should have one of these.

rizorith 12-03-2012 09:22 PM

I don't understand why everyone is suggesting it has to be in-store pickup. It looks like free shipping at $80, which you can get to with a small add-on. Am I missing something here?

dealstalker 12-03-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rizorith (Post 55654802)
I don't understand why everyone is suggesting it has to be in-store pickup. It looks like free shipping at $80, which you can get to with a small add-on. Am I missing something here?

Once you use the coupon code it drops your order total so then you no longer qualify for free shipping.

tg2430 12-03-2012 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rizorith (Post 55654802)
I don't understand why everyone is suggesting it has to be in-store pickup. It looks like free shipping at $80, which you can get to with a small add-on. Am I missing something here?

It's $80 before the coupon code, after it is $50. That code is for orders over $80. If you try to get it shipped after the coupon the site will add $12.?? to your total for shipping.

tim1dogg 12-03-2012 09:31 PM

So I am getting this for 50.28 with the cotter pin. Is this the correct total or am I still missing something? Can the rebate still be applied? I didnt notice where thats applied on the site.
I guess it also does not reduce the price it comes in the form of a gift card for a later purchase?

kdmoore 12-03-2012 09:37 PM

I got one during the last sale.

Couple of things to note .... learned the "hard way" .... I tried using it and it failed miserably. Dead car was around my house so I jumped it with another car in my driveway. I grumbled about having to return it .... half day later I noticed that there was a switch on the side that needed to be turned!!! DOH!

The instructions suggest that you don't plug it in and walk away from it ... there's a range of time that they suggest that you charge ... VERY inconvenient. That should have been solved with electronics ... IMO ... something that measured reduced charging rate or something....

It's winter ... there are warnings about letting this thing freeze. Not as big a deal here in VA, and won't keep me from storing it in a trunk of a car.

For me, the USB port is not working. Won't charge my phones ...

Lastly, for giggles I turned the built in lights on and left it ... days later they were still going strong!

I may look for a better solution that removes my pet peeves ... but for the price I am not complaining. I've jumped a car (new driver just started) and my lawnmower numerous times.

TFSJake 12-03-2012 09:46 PM

Is this not the same as the 35 off of 85 which we cannot post?

IROC-Me 12-03-2012 09:48 PM

Here is a good pad item.

49 cents for 100 zip ties [advanceautoparts.com]


/first post. :)

BrianC811 12-03-2012 09:53 PM

This is a fine unit and for the price, there's little to complain about BUT there's no where to store the cable that you use to charge it from the wall so I see it getting lost easily. I have two other jump start units and they both have compensated for that storage. Big deal? Maybe if you've seen my garage... Lol

Klasniedryg 12-03-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kdmoore (Post 55655182)
I got one during the last sale.

Couple of things to note .... learned the "hard way" .... I tried using it and it failed miserably. Dead car was around my house so I jumped it with another car in my driveway. I grumbled about having to return it .... half day later I noticed that there was a switch on the side that needed to be turned!!! DOH!

The instructions suggest that you don't plug it in and walk away from it ... there's a range of time that they suggest that you charge ... VERY inconvenient. That should have been solved with electronics ... IMO ... something that measured reduced charging rate or something....

It's winter ... there are warnings about letting this thing freeze. Not as big a deal here in VA, and won't keep me from storing it in a trunk of a car.

For me, the USB port is not working. Won't charge my phones ...

Lastly, for giggles I turned the built in lights on and left it ... days later they were still going strong!

I may look for a better solution that removes my pet peeves ... but for the price I am not complaining. I've jumped a car (new driver just started) and my lawnmower numerous times.

I wanted to confirm that I have the same issues with this jumper.
1. The USB is useless. Doesnt charge anything!
2. It says to charge the battery every 3 months, well guess what I did, and after a month when I really needed it to help out a friend, it didnt have any charge in it.
3. The cheap plastic clamp on the negative broke the first use.
I got this deal last time it was $30. But my advice is dont get your hopes up. This is a cheap quality jumper. The only good working function is the light.

My two cents on this thing...

pongagt 12-03-2012 10:01 PM

Thanks. My harbor freight box has a battery on its last legs and i'm sure this is cheaper then buying a new battery for it. There are plenty to be had around Buffalo, NY.

rebelx 12-03-2012 10:01 PM

None within 50 miles of me. Oh well

TFSJake 12-03-2012 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55655756)
Thanks. My harbor freight box has a battery on its last legs and i'm sure this is cheaper then buying a new battery for it. There are plenty to be had around Buffalo, NY.

You'd be surprised. I believe the HF unit uses a UPC type battery. Which can be had for pretty cheap.

Disregard that, just looked up the fm12170e that is in the packs, 50 dollars on ebay... nevermind!

pongagt 12-03-2012 10:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFSJake (Post 55655868)
You'd be surprised. I believe the HF unit uses a UPC type battery. Which can be had for pretty cheap.

Disregard that, just looked up the fm12170e that is in the packs, 50 dollars on ebay... nevermind!

That is what i figured. I might be able to sell my old box since it still works. I hate to loose the nice clamps i put on it but i won't feel bad if the Peak has good clamps.

NoDealsHere 12-03-2012 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klasniedryg (Post 55655580)
I wanted to confirm that I have the same issues with this jumper.
1. The USB is useless. Doesnt charge anything!
2. It says to charge the battery every 3 months, well guess what I did, and after a month when I really needed it to help out a friend, it didnt have any charge in it.
3. The cheap plastic clamp on the negative broke the first use.
I got this deal last time it was $30. But my advice is dont get your hopes up. This is a cheap quality jumper. The only good working function is the light.

My two cents on this thing...

Instead of buying jump starter, I went with priority start switch. That has proven to be life saver. No cables or batteries to tug along. battery will never drain to begin with!!

sharky1214 12-03-2012 10:28 PM

I'm in for 1 ... thanks and repped!

tfeeha01 12-03-2012 10:49 PM

in for 1, thanks for the code. I agree its better to use the code given and save the DEM3 code on another order.

eVil 12-03-2012 10:54 PM

FWIW, the model name is very misleading. I have the exact same model from last year (same model number PCK0AZ), and it's called a Peak Jump Starter 450. Meaning it's 450 amps with a peak of 900. Just so you're not expecting something bigger than it really is.

Not say it's not worth it, as it works well for most smaller engines, although for a big V8 with a really dead battery in the middle of winter below zero F, this may not cut it.

Definitely a thumbs up at $30, but it's really not worth the $80 retail.

ryce4u 12-03-2012 11:43 PM

Can the same person order 2 and still qualify for the rebate?

JohnRambo 12-03-2012 11:59 PM

I am looking for something like this, but with an integrated air compressor, so I will hold out. Thanks OP.

damnthatsadeal 12-04-2012 12:19 AM

Got one of these. USB outlet never worked for my 3gs

bargainshunter1 12-04-2012 12:52 AM

got one

Code:RAF51112(30off80)


Code: Dem3,15%off$50+$25GC(email 12/19/12)

discover 10%

saladdin 12-04-2012 04:33 AM

I ordered then canceled. This is not a strong as unit as it appears. 900 is peak. If you have something larger then a 4 cyclinder and have to jump an almost or completely dead battery you may be in for a bad surprise.

But 30 bucks is hard to turn away from.

misscoupondiva 12-04-2012 04:49 AM

Placed my order online and it didn't charge me shipping. Could it be free with $50 purchase today??? Also, do I need to wait until delivered to claim my rebate?

sleepybubba 12-04-2012 04:52 AM

I can't get both 15% off and $30 off working at the same time.

drsketch 12-04-2012 04:58 AM

Mir no thanks

d0d0 12-04-2012 05:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saladdin (Post 55661880)
I ordered then canceled. This is not a strong as unit as it appears. 900 is peak. If you have something larger then a 4 cyclinder and have to jump an almost or completely dead battery you may be in for a bad surprise.

But 30 bucks is hard to turn away from.


I have the other 900 Peak unit with the inverter and air pump. The CCA is 450 and it jump starts my 6cylineder 2.7 L unit SUV.

My SUV battery is rated at 700CCA.

saladdin 12-04-2012 05:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by d0d0 (Post 55662506)
I have the other 900 Peak unit with the inverter and air pump. The CCA is 450 and it jump starts my 6cylineder 2.7 L unit SUV.

My SUV battery is rated at 700CCA.

That's good news.

d0d0 12-04-2012 05:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saladdin (Post 55662552)
That's good news.

PS, I think CCA is over rated. My old battery was almost dead and was reporting a CCA of 180 - 210 , and it still started my SUV.

I had bought this jumpstarter as backup, and it helped a lot during sandy :D

But then my alternator blew and I had to replace both alternator and battery.

gmanvbva 12-04-2012 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saladdin (Post 55661880)
I ordered then canceled. This is not a strong as unit as it appears. 900 is peak. If you have something larger then a 4 cyclinder and have to jump an almost or completely dead battery you may be in for a bad surprise.

But 30 bucks is hard to turn away from.

Quote:

Originally Posted by d0d0 (Post 55662506)
I have the other 900 Peak unit with the inverter and air pump. The CCA is 450 and it jump starts my 6cylineder 2.7 L unit SUV.

My SUV battery is rated at 700CCA.

I have a 900 peak unit [amazon.com] from a Amazon Lightning deal. Which wasn't nearly as good as this.

It has jumped our Honda Pilot (V6) twice in the past 3 weeks (off the same initial charge).
My wife has a tendency to leave lights on...
Best money I have ever spent.

Just grabbed this too.

stimpy 12-04-2012 05:41 AM

:thumbdow:

Good luck!

After an absolute nightmare submitting the rebate :compunch: (rejected multiple times) - I still have not received mine. After 8 months I have given up. :headbang:

I deal with rebates often enough .... it's just not worth the $20 anymore :sadwalk:

Wadsworth 12-04-2012 06:03 AM

Bought this as a Christmas present. Hopefully rebate will go through. If not, $50 is not bad if you need one.

The DEM3 code will not stack with the $30 off code no matter what order you add them. It will add the code to the cart, but the totals won't change.

saladdin 12-04-2012 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmanvbva (Post 55662792)
I have a 900 peak unit [amazon.com] from a Amazon Lightning deal. Which wasn't nearly as good as this.

It has jumped our Honda Pilot (V6) twice in the past 3 weeks (off the same initial charge).
My wife has a tendency to leave lights on...
Best money I have ever spent.

Just grabbed this too.


Thanks for the review.

foxtrotdelta7 12-04-2012 06:20 AM

I've done rebates through Advanced Auto before. It took awhile but was never a problem, typically they send you an Amex prepaid card for the rebate amount. I've always received them within 6 weeks which is pretty typical for mail-in rebates.

foster_sharma 12-04-2012 06:23 AM

Is this Rebate valid in Connecticut?. Also will this be able to jumpstart a Honda Accord 3.5 Liter V6 Engine?
Any information Please share.

manoj_kr74 12-04-2012 06:24 AM

I had biter experience with Advance Auto Parts. Recently I ordered HID bulb for my Nissan Maxima and got used bulb. When I called them from car repair shop they told me that they have another bulb available. I drove 20 miles and when I reached store they said they don't have it. They didn't even bother to say sorry. I asked them to check in another store and they told me that it is available but it is 25 miles away and they can't use the coupon code which I used initially. I called customer care, waited for 20 mins, argued with the guy for another 10 ins and finally he submitted order with coupon. I drove another 25 miles and got the bulb.

Please make sure that you don't get used parts. If box is opened then just deny to take it.

dohturdima 12-04-2012 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxtrotdelta7 (Post 55664040)
I've done rebates through Advanced Auto before. It took awhile but was never a problem, typically they send you an Amex prepaid card for the rebate amount. I've always received them within 6 weeks which is pretty typical for mail-in rebates.

Do you have to send in the UPC from the box? I just started the rebate process using the order #, store # etc, and seems that rebate request was submitted online - but there no information or address to send in the UPC.

pipedreamer 12-04-2012 06:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dohturdima (Post 55664250)
Do you have to send in the UPC from the box? I just started the rebate process using the order #, store # etc, and seems that rebate request was submitted online - but there no information or address to send in the UPC.

No, you just fill in the info from your receipt . Easiest rebate i have ever done .

jholman76 12-04-2012 06:40 AM

I picked one up last time...

I left my dome light on one night, the wife had already left for work, no neighbors in site, then I remembered this guy!

I remember reading some posts here that some people found theirs was already pre-charged. mine still being in the box, I prayed it was pre-charged otherwise I would have been really late for work.

It was, boosted the battery and the car started without problem and off to work!

Too bad, too. I could have used a nice day off! ha ha

pipedreamer 12-04-2012 06:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drsketch (Post 55662232)
Mir no thanks

It is not mir , it's all done online . very reliable and fairly quick.

Bankrupt 12-04-2012 06:45 AM

buy it or not...buy it or not...do I realy need it or not...do I really need or not...is it an other $30 that will never be used as I never needed a Jump Start in my last 15 years....:confused:

krbbagel 12-04-2012 06:48 AM

Picked this up from a previous slickdeal that had both the 600 and 900 on sale. Took it camping and charged 3 phones on it. For those saying the USB didn't work, did you find the switch (beside the lights) that turns the USB power on / off? Didn't get a chance to jump anything with it yet but I charged it for the recommended time and bungie it into the trunk. Rebate was ultra easy online and I didn't even use the right cash register number or anything, got a prepaid amex in a few weeks without any issues. When I picked it up from the store the guy said "What are you going to jumpstart with this thing, a boat?"

pipedreamer 12-04-2012 06:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryce4u (Post 55658614)
Can the same person order 2 and still qualify for the rebate?

I think it says 2 max on the rebate form ?

t2droll 12-04-2012 06:56 AM

I have none near where I live Southern Cali, could I just buy something additional for $30 to get free shipping and return it to the store when I get it?

TFSJake 12-04-2012 07:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55656548)
That is what i figured. I might be able to sell my old box since it still works. I hate to loose the nice clamps i put on it but i won't feel bad if the Peak has good clamps.

You could always swap the clamps over from the HF one to the Peak one. :cool:

DAKn2 12-04-2012 07:09 AM

Been wanting one and waiting for a good deal; wanted one for the lawn tractor which seems to regularly need jumps in colder weather; and nice to have as backup for one the the cars.

Thanks OP!

TFSJake 12-04-2012 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoDealsHere (Post 55656606)
Instead of buying jump starter, I went with priority start switch. That has proven to be life saver. No cables or batteries to tug along. battery will never drain to begin with!!

How much? I was looking for the cheapest deal on one...you know, the SD effect.

QuestorJones 12-04-2012 07:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KandalT (Post 55655360)
theres a referral program, would someone like to refer me to autozone as i will be a new member to their site. Referal are $10 as new comer gets $30 on qaulifying items?


Worth a shot... I PMed you.

BlueOvalStangGT 12-04-2012 07:37 AM

Any fillers that are more useful? Cable ties require shipping.

SumDuud 12-04-2012 07:43 AM

I've been looking at one of these for a while... though I've gotten rid of my odler cars that had more issues and replaced my batteries somewhat recently in my 07 and 08 cars. Do these things die after sitting unused for a year or more?

BlueOvalStangGT 12-04-2012 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SumDuud (Post 55666604)
I've been looking at one of these for a while... though I've gotten rid of my odler cars that had more issues and replaced my batteries somewhat recently in my 07 and 08 cars. Do these things die after sitting unused for a year or more?


If you take car of it it will be fine. Just charge it every once and a while. My 400 amp is still going strong after 4 years and I use it as a battery on a V8 Mustang.

I need mo fillers!

BlueOvalStangGT 12-04-2012 07:48 AM

The $1.99 cable ties were in stock at my store so I went with that.

RULINGCHAOS 12-04-2012 07:49 AM

Stopped working? Says promotion code not valid on the $20 rebate on purchase of PEAK® 900 PEAK AMPS Jumpstarter (PKCOAZ)

BlueOvalStangGT 12-04-2012 08:07 AM

This might be helpful for others who need an oil filter or additional parts:

I used Bank Of America Add it Up for 5% cash back (very simple, deposits right into my BOA account)
Added this as a filler Cable ties that were in stock at my store and more useful than 4 cotter pins [advanceautoparts.com]
Added a $4 oil filter I needed
Used RAF7JA1102 for $35 off $85 - Basically gets you a $5 item for free compared to OP's coupon

Followed OP's instructions from here on out.

babyjay8495 12-04-2012 08:07 AM

On the rebate form online is everyone putting register 1 down? I can't find it on the receipt anywhere and thought from an old advance rebate i did a while ago we were supposed to put register one. can anyone confirm that?

dealstack 12-04-2012 08:14 AM

looks like we cant start rebate process until we have a physical receipt as the form asks for a "reigister number" located on receipt. i guess we could just make one up like the example they give? i dont want to risk it though....

skydivingcows 12-04-2012 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bankrupt (Post 55664752)
buy it or not...buy it or not...do I realy need it or not...do I really need or not...is it an other $30 that will never be used as I never needed a Jump Start in my last 15 years....:confused:

you could always have it around for that possible power outage that lasts a few days. Just use the USB for charging your cell phone. Best part is that you would not miss any calls since the phone would be nearby and not charging in the vehicle. That should help justify the cost at least.

skydivingcows 12-04-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SumDuud (Post 55666604)
I've been looking at one of these for a while... though I've gotten rid of my odler cars that had more issues and replaced my batteries somewhat recently in my 07 and 08 cars. Do these things die after sitting unused for a year or more?

All batteries will lose their charge over time, which is what this is as well, a battery. Just get in the habit of adding things to a checklist on daylight saving days.

Does anyone know if this would work with this device?
http://www.amazon.com/Wagan-EL979...B00005OWK2

Bankrupt 12-04-2012 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by skydivingcows (Post 55668994)
you could always have it around for that possible power outage that lasts a few days. Just use the USB for charging your cell phone. Best part is that you would not miss any calls since the phone would be nearby and not charging in the vehicle. That should help justify the cost at least.

Thanks....I took the dive and bought it...just wanted something/somebody to justify :-)

sakdeals 12-04-2012 09:06 AM

I bought the 600amp one for 20$ after rebate and coupon in November.
I submitted rebate online. On Final Page it doesn't say to mail the rebate forms/upc.
So AAA rebates are Online Submission only like staples easy rebate?

Tonggi 12-04-2012 09:20 AM

not bad for a jump starter. But from reading doesnt seem to do any trickle charge or charging. I remember buying a trickle charger and charger for around this price on SD. More capabilities. The changes of using this multiple times is not many. Just saying unless you tow cars for a living. :)

zerofactions 12-04-2012 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Tonggi (Post 55670304)
not bad for a jump starter. But from reading doesnt seem to do any trickle charge or charging. I remember buying a trickle charger and charger for around this price on SD. More capabilities. The changes of using this multiple times is not many. Just saying unless you tow cars for a living. :)

Good to have if you are using 7+ year old cars saves you from asking for a jump or waiting for Roadside.

No stores nearby though...

jg62 12-04-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by stimpy (Post 55663042)
:thumbdow:

Good luck!

After an absolute nightmare submitting the rebate :compunch: (rejected multiple times) - I still have not received mine. After 8 months I have given up. :headbang:

I deal with rebates often enough .... it's just not worth the $20 anymore :sadwalk:


Not sure why you are having such a hard time with rebates, I have submitted 5-6 over the last 12 months and have had zero problems, received everyone w/o any hassle. In my experiences there on-line rebate system seems pretty easy to use. I have had some rebates where you also need to submit items such as (upc code, signed rebate form) possibly that could be the problem...:confused:

P.S. Submitted the Peak Charger one today, worked flawlessly

Purelife924 12-04-2012 09:44 AM

Back up to $84.99 original price. The $4.71 difference didn't stop me from jumping on this deal. Code worked. Now I can chance leaving my 3.5 year old battery in for the winter!

edit- using code RAF7JA1102 $35 off $85 puts you back at the OP price (with the filler). I'm correcting my order.

mofsta 12-04-2012 10:22 AM

Got one last nite...Total came to $35.77 including tax...we use these when we go camping to power stuff around the camp site...works aweseome !

Sassan 12-04-2012 10:22 AM

Ordered one last night. For a filler, I bought windshield washer fluid for $2.50, so at least I am getting something I will use.

freedj9 12-04-2012 11:01 AM

Product was great for my old Camry! but thank god for my new Siana didn't need it yet.

cnbcook 12-04-2012 11:06 AM

Thanks, won't hurt to have. Anybody jump a Harley with one of these? Going to the 110th Anniversary in August and I am sure somebody will need a jump at some point - thank God for a car going with us this year.

ronf119 12-04-2012 11:09 AM

I ordered this back in June. Anyone know if I get another one if they will deny the rebate this time

ze_cookiepuss 12-04-2012 11:21 AM

Anyone want to refer me to get a $10 credit on their site?

eva777 12-04-2012 11:27 AM

I could refer you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ze_cookiepuss (Post 55675674)
Anyone want to refer me to get a $10 credit on their site?


edcantu9 12-04-2012 11:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eva777 (Post 55675934)
I could refer you.

coul you refer me too?

eva777 12-04-2012 11:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edcantu9 (Post 55676478)
coul you refer me too?

Sure, please give me your info.

edcantu9 12-04-2012 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by eva777 (Post 55676558)
Sure, please give me your info.

you mean username?

eva777 12-04-2012 11:47 AM

They ask for first name (maybe initial would be okay), last name & e-mail.

edcantu9 12-04-2012 11:55 AM

Edward I Cantu
edcantu9@hotmail.com

edcantu9 12-04-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by eva777 (Post 55676714)
They ask for first name (maybe initial would be okay), last name & e-mail.

Edward I Cantu
edcantu9@hotmail.com

Thanks!

eva777 12-04-2012 12:00 PM

Sorry. Didn't need name. Just e-mail. Sent. I hope you got it.


Quote:

Originally Posted by edcantu9 (Post 55677004)
Edward I Cantu
edcantu9@hotmail.com


Tonggi 12-04-2012 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zerofactions (Post 55670552)
Good to have if you are using 7+ year old cars saves you from asking for a jump or waiting for Roadside.

No stores nearby though...

True, didnt think of it that way, Keep it in your car just in case that one day it gets cold quickly and you have an old battery!

Escotch 12-04-2012 12:12 PM

I got the newer model when I picked mine up. Said same model number on box but very different and a different model number on the manual(printed 2012). Smaller, built in ac adapter (you provide extension cord) digital readout of remaining battery %. Rebate went through.
Thanks op

eva777 12-04-2012 12:21 PM

Escotch, did AAA offer you a newer model, or you just found out that you've received a new one? Thanks, Eva


Quote:

Originally Posted by Escotch (Post 55677610)
I got the newer model when I picked mine up. Said same model number on box but very different and a different model number on the manual(printed 2012). Smaller, built in ac adapter (you provide extension cord) digital readout of remaining battery %. Rebate went through.
Thanks op


eva777 12-04-2012 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by edcantu9 (Post 55677016)
Edward I Cantu
edcantu9@hotmail.com

Thanks!

Edward, it shows that the e-mail was sent. Did you receive it okay. I got to go in a few minutes and I wanted to make sure you got it.

bargainshunter1 12-04-2012 12:29 PM

got 1

xninjagrrl 12-04-2012 12:42 PM

My stores only have the newer model which they say has the same sku as this. The one I picked up does not come with a power cord so you better have an approved extension cord, whatever that means. It also does not feature any rubber on the outside like stated in the description. For 30 bucks big whop but the new model is much cheaper and more plastic than the model in the pics on the website. My store had the old model on the floor charging so I could compare.

So the one I picked up only has two of the five LEDs working and the blue % light is permanently on. Not sure if these issues are because I need to charge it or if I got a bad one. So far this thing does not instill confidence that it will work when I need it. Fingers crossed I just need to charge it and all will be fine.

xninjagrrl 12-04-2012 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Escotch (Post 55677610)
I got the newer model when I picked mine up. Said same model number on box but very different and a different model number on the manual(printed 2012). Smaller, built in ac adapter (you provide extension cord) digital readout of remaining battery %. Rebate went through.
Thanks op

hey is your blue % light on even if the unit is turned off and not plugged into the wall? Also, how many of your LEDs work? I think mine is at 0% charge and is acting wonky.

saxman717 12-04-2012 01:17 PM

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Originally Posted by xninjagrrl (Post 55679152)
hey is your blue % light on even if the unit is turned off and not plugged into the wall? Also, how many of your LEDs work? I think mine is at 0% charge and is acting wonky.

Just picked mine up ---- newer model with % display and no extension cord provided. Appeared to have no charge upon opening. Plugged it into the wall with my own extension cord. Pressed the battery charge indicator button and it started flashing "FL%". Then I unplugged the unit from the wall, assuming it had full charge, and the indicator switched to blinking "LO" and then quickly faded out to nothing. Plugged it back in and pressed the battery indicator button. Nothing. I get a green light when I turn the unit to the "ON" position, but nothing happens now when I press the battery indicator button. I've been charging it for about a half hour now. The accessory light can be turned on and the unit appears functional aside from that.

Do I have a broken unit? Is the battery indicator supposed to be working as it is charging (I expect it should)? Anyone else have this problem?

slyestdog 12-04-2012 01:36 PM

After buying four or five of these from the flea market over the last year for several dollars each, and none of them would hold a charge- I finally broke down and bought a new one. I probably spent close to the final price of this one with all the used ones I bought. I just tried it out on my Dodge Ram which had a completely dead battery- it started it with no problem. One thing I don't like with this one is that there is no automatic charge shut-off. I ruined a couple of these in the past by forgetting to unplug the charger and ended up overcharging the battery and it never held a charge after that.

Maybe I am overly paranoid after ruining a couple previously, but how do you know when it is fully charged? The manual says to charge it after every use for the average charge time of 18-24 hours. It also says that when you do a battery test that when all the LED's are lit up it is 70-100% charged. I can't imagine after one jump start it would need a whole lot of charging, so what do you do, charge it and check it every so often until all the LED's are lit and hope it is closer to the 100% level than the 70% level when they are all lit? I don't know how long it has to stay charging once it is at 100% until the battery gets ruined, but that is the last thing I want to do.

slyestdog 12-04-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55680122)
Just picked mine up ---- newer model with % display and no extension cord provided. Appeared to have no charge upon opening. Plugged it into the wall with my own extension cord. Pressed the battery charge indicator button and it started flashing "FL%". Then I unplugged the unit from the wall, assuming it had full charge, and the indicator switched to blinking "LO" and then quickly faded out to nothing. Plugged it back in and pressed the battery indicator button. Nothing. I get a green light when I turn the unit to the "ON" position, but nothing happens now when I press the battery indicator button. I've been charging it for about a half hour now. The accessory light can be turned on and the unit appears functional aside from that.

Do I have a broken unit? Is the battery indicator supposed to be working as it is charging (I expect it should)? Anyone else have this problem?


The manual says that the initial charge should be 36 hours, so possibly a half hour isn't that long to verify anything. Also, the manual said that if it stays uncharged for four months or longer it can do permanent damage to the battery. I bought a brand new one from the flea market that I am sure had been sitting for an extended period of time uncharged, and it never would charge. Who knows how long any of these sat on the shelf for, so if I got one that had an uncharged battery, I personally would see if there was another one I could exchange it for that had a charge.

jc2008 12-04-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by babyjay8495 (Post 55667312)
On the rebate form online is everyone putting register 1 down? I can't find it on the receipt anywhere and thought from an old advance rebate i did a while ago we were supposed to put register one. can anyone confirm that?

When i picked up my order from the store i got a receipt with the reg # on it.

Slickd3aler 12-04-2012 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by NoDealsHere (Post 55656606)
Instead of buying jump starter, I went with priority start switch. That has proven to be life saver. No cables or batteries to tug along. battery will never drain to begin with!!

What is this Priority Start Switch? I have a car that has been stored for months and won't start, the battery is dead at the moment, I need something to jump the battery and keep it battery charged until I can afford to get it towed and fixed. Any recommendations??

TFSJake 12-04-2012 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slickd3aler (Post 55681870)
What is this Priority Start Switch? I have a car that has been stored for months and won't start, the battery is dead at the moment, I need something to jump the battery and keep it battery charged until I can afford to get it towed and fixed. Any recommendations??

It's something that is only good if you are forgetful. It shuts the battery/car off when the battery gets below 11.7 volts, resting. When you want to start the car, you just tap your brakes, and the unit allows the battery to be used again, and you can start your car. This pack should start your car no problem. You don't need to get it towed or anything, just jump your car off drive to any auto parts store, tell them you want a battery and a free installation. They'll be happy to do it for you.

ppash33 12-04-2012 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by fjfjfj (Post 55652216)
Very cool rebate setup - just enter your information online and that's it. Nothing to mail in. You'll need info off of the cash register receipt from the store.

I think you need to mail in the form and receipt.
Please check the status of the rebate, it will mention as print and mail the form.

pongagt 12-04-2012 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ppash33 (Post 55683412)
I think you need to mail in the form and receipt.
Please check the status of the rebate, it will mention as print and mail the form.

I was thinking the same thing but it doesn't give you an address to send it to and it says
"Instructions
1. Print this form

Print this form for your records. "

prabhup 12-04-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Molotov (Post 55650348)
damn, no stores in my area


I ordered for delivery they charged $12+ for shipping but their website says free shipping on orders > 75$.. hence I called customer service and they credited the shipping charges back to my CC.

pongagt 12-04-2012 03:27 PM

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Originally Posted by prabhup (Post 55684346)
I ordered for delivery they charged $12+ for shipping but their website says free shipping on orders > 75$.. hence I called customer service and they credited the shipping charges back to my CC.

It is $75 after promo codes are applied.

thebigcountry 12-04-2012 03:28 PM

would this work on a seqoia?

Slickd3aler 12-04-2012 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFSJake (Post 55682694)
It's something that is only good if you are forgetful. It shuts the battery/car off when the battery gets below 11.7 volts, resting. When you want to start the car, you just tap your brakes, and the unit allows the battery to be used again, and you can start your car. This pack should start your car no problem. You don't need to get it towed or anything, just jump your car off drive to any auto parts store, tell them you want a battery and a free installation. They'll be happy to do it for you.

Thanks. I meant my car won't start up at all though because it's been stored for months, its a Firebird and I believe it's the fuel pump. I've been jumping the battery with my other car, but I need something that will maintain the battery until I can afford to get it towed and have it fixed.

TFSJake 12-04-2012 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slickd3aler (Post 55685168)
Thanks. I meant my car won't start up at all though because it's been stored for months, its a Firebird and I believe it's the fuel pump. I've been jumping the battery with my other car, but I need something that will maintain the battery until I can afford to get it towed and have it fixed.

http://www.harborfreight.com/auto...42292.html

4.99 after a coupon.

It'll do the trick.

edcantu9 12-04-2012 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eva777 (Post 55678080)
Edward, it shows that the e-mail was sent. Did you receive it okay. I got to go in a few minutes and I wanted to make sure you got it.

I did get it. But i was under the impression that I would get a $10 credit.


Instead a promo code for $35 off $85 showed up;.

Did I misunderstand something?

djdoc 12-04-2012 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFSJake (Post 55685302)
http://www.harborfreight.com/auto...42292.html

4.99 after a coupon.

It'll do the trick.


darn... I wasted much more on battery tender junior from amazon
:(

esuark 12-04-2012 04:34 PM

I have the 600 (PKC0AS) with tire inflator and must have lost the AC and DC charger in a recent move. Anyone know where to find either of these, preferably the AC?

NoDealsHere 12-04-2012 04:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slickd3aler (Post 55681870)
What is this Priority Start Switch? I have a car that has been stored for months and won't start, the battery is dead at the moment, I need something to jump the battery and keep it battery charged until I can afford to get it towed and fixed. Any recommendations??

You need to charge it once.

But for long term, go with Priority Start battery protector (Google it for more info). As soon as battery drained down to something like 11.7, it disconnects battery. Just a padel on brake will restart the battery/engine instantly. It will never let your battery get drained at all.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFSJake (Post 55665508)
How much? I was looking for the cheapest deal on one...you know, the SD effect.

It won't be this cheap ... i t we cost about $90. But I think long term, it is very cost effective. It actually would even prolong car battery life.

TFSJake 12-04-2012 04:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoDealsHere (Post 55686598)
It won't be this cheap ... i t we cost about $90. But I think long term, it is very cost effective. It actually would even prolong car battery life.

I don't mind paying 90, where did you find it for that cheap? All I saw was 150+

Quote:

Originally Posted by djdoc (Post 55685570)
darn... I wasted much more on battery tender junior from amazon
:(

I do that to myself all the time...lol it'll be okay!

08CivicSi 12-04-2012 05:37 PM

ordered another, 3 total...great xmas gifts.

Escotch 12-04-2012 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eva777 (Post 55677944)
Escotch, did AAA offer you a newer model, or you just found out that you've received a new one? Thanks, Eva

It is just what they brought to the counter from the back. I put it in the car and went back in to check out if I got the wrong one and they had both types on the shelf so I kept the newer one.

cnbcook 12-04-2012 06:37 PM

The associate pulled this model but I noticed the newer one so I grabbed that on instead. It is the same # but it is on a sticker over what could be a different number but I didn't look yet. YOU MUST CHARGE IT FOR 36 HOURS THE FIRST TIME. You can ruin these units if you don't.

saxman717 12-04-2012 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55680122)
Just picked mine up ---- newer model with % display and no extension cord provided. Appeared to have no charge upon opening. Plugged it into the wall with my own extension cord. Pressed the battery charge indicator button and it started flashing "FL%". Then I unplugged the unit from the wall, assuming it had full charge, and the indicator switched to blinking "LO" and then quickly faded out to nothing. Plugged it back in and pressed the battery indicator button. Nothing. I get a green light when I turn the unit to the "ON" position, but nothing happens now when I press the battery indicator button. I've been charging it for about a half hour now. The accessory light can be turned on and the unit appears functional aside from that.

Do I have a broken unit? Is the battery indicator supposed to be working as it is charging (I expect it should)? Anyone else have this problem?

Quote:

Originally Posted by slyestdog (Post 55681074)
The manual says that the initial charge should be 36 hours, so possibly a half hour isn't that long to verify anything. Also, the manual said that if it stays uncharged for four months or longer it can do permanent damage to the battery. I bought a brand new one from the flea market that I am sure had been sitting for an extended period of time uncharged, and it never would charge. Who knows how long any of these sat on the shelf for, so if I got one that had an uncharged battery, I personally would see if there was another one I could exchange it for that had a charge.

My unit has been charging for ~5 hours now and nothing happens when I press the battery % indicator button (the red one). I can turn the LED lights on and can turn the unit on (get a green light) but the battery charge % indicator doesn't seem to be functioning.........this will make it hard to know when to stop charging the battery (so that I don't overcharge and ruin it) and hard to know when to recharge (so that I don't fully deplete the battery and ruin it)..................

NoDealsHere 12-04-2012 07:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TFSJake (Post 55686840)
I don't mind paying 90, where did you find it for that cheap? All I saw was 150+

You can order from here. [batterymart.com]

slyestdog 12-04-2012 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cnbcook (Post 55689952)
The associate pulled this model but I noticed the newer one so I grabbed that on instead. It is the same # but it is on a sticker over what could be a different number but I didn't look yet. YOU MUST CHARGE IT FOR 36 HOURS THE FIRST TIME. You can ruin these units if you don't.


What if the LED's are all the way lit up straight out of the box?

slyestdog 12-04-2012 07:53 PM

nm...

prabhup 12-04-2012 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55684396)
It is $75 after promo codes are applied.


But my CC is credited back with shipping charges... May be I am lucky

xninjagrrl 12-05-2012 03:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55680122)
Just picked mine up ---- newer model with % display and no extension cord provided. Appeared to have no charge upon opening. Plugged it into the wall with my own extension cord. Pressed the battery charge indicator button and it started flashing "FL%". Then I unplugged the unit from the wall, assuming it had full charge, and the indicator switched to blinking "LO" and then quickly faded out to nothing. Plugged it back in and pressed the battery indicator button. Nothing. I get a green light when I turn the unit to the "ON" position, but nothing happens now when I press the battery indicator button. I've been charging it for about a half hour now. The accessory light can be turned on and the unit appears functional aside from that.

Do I have a broken unit? Is the battery indicator supposed to be working as it is charging (I expect it should)? Anyone else have this problem?

Well, mines been charging all day/night and it's still in the exact same condition. Blue % light is always lit up no matter what, only 2 LEDs work and the battery status indicator button only gives me two red horizontal lines when pushed. There may be a reason Peak is trying to sell off these newer models. I think mines going back. Sure the price is cheap but these things were never worth 80 to begin with. 30 is even steep if they dont work properly.

slynchy01 12-05-2012 04:45 AM

Everyone can use.... Nitrile Gloves / Utility Knife or ... Little Trees Air Fresheners Right?


all under $2.00

gmanvbva 12-05-2012 06:20 AM

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Just picked mine up. The manager actually was helping me.
He ask what the cotter pins where for.
I said "Honestly they are just to get the total over $80 so I could use the coupon I had".
He said "Ahh, I had 4 identical orders come in with these cotter bins which are a random bin item and I called my Internet fraud department because something seemed very odd that I had 4 identical orders within a hour that all had this random item."
I told him I just searched for the cheapest item on their website.
He seemed fine with it after the explanation.

Edit: I attached a picture of the one I received. It's a little different than the model pictured on the website.

gmanvbva 12-05-2012 07:22 AM

Plugged it in. My battery level (red) and percent (blue) indicators both flash while charging.
The unit stated a 74% charge level when I first turned it on.
Within 10 minutes of being plugged in the charge indicator is reading 99% (and holding).

I'll leave it plugged in for a couple days.

This has more features (low battery alert, USB port, work light, etc.) than the one I purchased from Amazon (Booster PAC ES2500 [amazon.com]) but you do not get the same sense of quality with this one. I also like the form factor / design of the ES2500 since it is more slim and the clamps are on the side (rather than the back).

partybob99 12-05-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmanvbva (Post 55705214)
Just picked mine up. The manager actually was helping me.
He ask what the cotter pins where for.
I said "Honestly they are just to get the total over $80 so I could use the coupon I had".
He said "Ahh, I had 4 identical orders come in with these cotter bins which are a random bin item and I called my Internet fraud department because something seemed very odd that I had 4 identical orders within a hour that all had this random item."
I told him I just searched for the cheapest item on their website.
He seemed fine with it after the explanation.

Edit: I attached a picture of the one I received. It's a little different than the model pictured on the website.

Same here!! When I walked in there was another order sitting on the counter (under a different name). Since this item and the cotter pins were exactly the same as my order, they assumed there was some kind of mixup and gave me HIS order LOL. I told them to keep the cotter pins as well.

samsen 12-05-2012 08:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klasniedryg (Post 55655580)
I wanted to confirm that I have the same issues with this jumper.
1. The USB is useless. Doesnt charge anything!
2. It says to charge the battery every 3 months, well guess what I did, and after a month when I really needed it to help out a friend, it didnt have any charge in it.
3. The cheap plastic clamp on the negative broke the first use.
I got this deal last time it was $30. But my advice is dont get your hopes up. This is a cheap quality jumper. The only good working function is the light.

My two cents on this thing...

OK I made my mind.
Thanks.

gmanvbva 12-05-2012 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by kdmoore (Post 55655182)
I got one during the last sale.

Couple of things to note .... learned the "hard way" .... I tried using it and it failed miserably. Dead car was around my house so I jumped it with another car in my driveway. I grumbled about having to return it .... half day later I noticed that there was a switch on the side that needed to be turned!!! DOH!

The instructions suggest that you don't plug it in and walk away from it ... there's a range of time that they suggest that you charge ... VERY inconvenient. That should have been solved with electronics ... IMO ... something that measured reduced charging rate or something....

It's winter ... there are warnings about letting this thing freeze. Not as big a deal here in VA, and won't keep me from storing it in a trunk of a car.

For me, the USB port is not working. Won't charge my phones ...

Lastly, for giggles I turned the built in lights on and left it ... days later they were still going strong!

I may look for a better solution that removes my pet peeves ... but for the price I am not complaining. I've jumped a car (new driver just started) and my lawnmower numerous times.


Quote:

Originally Posted by Klasniedryg (Post 55655580)
I wanted to confirm that I have the same issues with this jumper.
1. The USB is useless. Doesnt charge anything!
2. It says to charge the battery every 3 months, well guess what I did, and after a month when I really needed it to help out a friend, it didnt have any charge in it.
3. The cheap plastic clamp on the negative broke the first use.
I got this deal last time it was $30. But my advice is dont get your hopes up. This is a cheap quality jumper. The only good working function is the light.

My two cents on this thing...

Quote:

Originally Posted by samsen (Post 55710518)
OK I made my mind.
Thanks.

I tested charging a iPhone 4S, a BB Bold and my S3 with both the USB port and the 5V port with a car charger. Everything charged correctly.

Do you have the model pictured in the OP or the one I posted above?

jplee3 12-05-2012 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55684396)
It is $75 after promo codes are applied.

What is $75 after promo codes are applied? Are you talking about the jumpstarter + the cotter pin filler? If so, the $30 off promo code makes it $50.xx for the both of those. Where did you get $75 from? And for those of you who got this shipped for free, did you call in or talk to someone on the phone? I can't see how they would just give free shipping like that unless there was a convincing argument.

Bone 12-05-2012 01:17 PM

They seemed to have a big request for cotter pins! LOL Me too.
FYI, first unit I received, I had to return already. Wouldn't recharge.

jakespop 12-05-2012 01:29 PM

Picked it up an hour ago and processed the rebate online (very quick process, kudos to Advanced Auto). Digital display showed 83% charged when I powered it up. Plugged it in and it went to Full charge within a few minutes. Time will tell if it will hold a charge.

08CivicSi 12-05-2012 02:45 PM

picked up my 3rd one tonight from this deal...got it from a diff store than my first 2 which were the newer units, the one tonight was the older (2011?) model...it seems like the older model is actually built better than the newer one! i like the % charge thing on the new one but the older one has tough rubber all around it and feels much tougher...new one looks/feels like it was made a lot cheaper

MrChris13 12-05-2012 03:44 PM

I have having trouble applying the last rebate from step number four?

dealwonderland 12-05-2012 05:08 PM

How many rebates per household ?

jakespop 12-05-2012 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuckerz (Post 55729190)
How many rebates per household ?

When I did the rebate today I saw, "Limit 2 rebates per household".

saxman717 12-05-2012 05:42 PM

The battery % indicator button/gauge on my unit was definitely broken, so I exchanged it for a fully-functioning one tonight. Plugged it in and it had 85% charge.....went up to 99%, then FL% in ~30 minutes.

I'm wondering whether to keep it plugged in for the full recommended 36 hours for the initial charge or whether I should unplug it since it is flashing FL%. I don't want to damage it by overcharging and don't want to hinder its charge holding capacity by not leaving it on for the full 36 hours of the initial charge......any suggestions?

dealwonderland 12-05-2012 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55729894)
When I did the rebate today I saw, "Limit 2 rebates per household".

Thanks and repped.

shoitz 12-05-2012 05:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55729956)
The battery % indicator button/gauge on my unit was definitely broken, so I exchanged it for a fully-functioning one tonight. Plugged it in and it had 85% charge.....went up to 99%, then FL% in ~30 minutes.

I'm wondering whether to keep it plugged in for the full recommended 36 hours for the initial charge or whether I should unplug it since it is flashing FL%. I don't want to damage it by overcharging and don't want to hinder its charge holding capacity by not leaving it on for the full 36 hours of the initial charge......any suggestions?

Glad I'm not the only one wondering about this. Placed a call to tech support but just left a message in a voicemail box...

saxman717 12-05-2012 06:05 PM

I've heard that people who unplugged it early on in the initial charge (after it got to FL%) came back a few hours later and saw that it had dipped down to ~90% already, with no actual use. When they let it charge longer, it started to not go down as fast. Makes me hope that it really does need the initial 36 hr charge even if its full and that I won't be damaging it by continuing to charge for that full time. Let us know if you hear from tech support!

shoitz 12-05-2012 06:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55730514)
I've heard that people who unplugged it early on in the initial charge (after it got to FL%) came back a few hours later and saw that it had dipped down to ~90% already, with no actual use. When they let it charge longer, it started to not go down as fast. Makes me hope that it really does need the initial 36 hr charge even if its full and that I won't be damaging it by continuing to charge for that full time. Let us know if you hear from tech support!

Will do. I plan to leave it for 24-36 hours. I had done the same... it went to "FL" (full) within minutes. But then I checked the percent about half an hour later and it was back down to 88-89% (where it had started), and I hadn't used it for anything. So it seems like maybe the 36 hours is key, just ignore the flashing full indicator?...

TFSJake 12-05-2012 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoitz (Post 55730924)
Will do. I plan to leave it for 24-36 hours. I had done the same... it went to "FL" (full) within minutes. But then I checked the percent about half an hour later and it was back down to 88-89% (where it had started), and I hadn't used it for anything. So it seems like maybe the 36 hours is key, just ignore the flashing full indicator?...

Yes, you should leave it on for a full 36 hours. I believe this model has an overcharge protection circuit...aka you can leave it plugged in forever and it not hurt anything. I would not that though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by saxman717 (Post 55729956)
The battery % indicator button/gauge on my unit was definitely broken, so I exchanged it for a fully-functioning one tonight. Plugged it in and it had 85% charge.....went up to 99%, then FL% in ~30 minutes.

I'm wondering whether to keep it plugged in for the full recommended 36 hours for the initial charge or whether I should unplug it since it is flashing FL%. I don't want to damage it by overcharging and don't want to hinder its charge holding capacity by not leaving it on for the full 36 hours of the initial charge......any suggestions?

Leave it plugged in.

chatham7 12-05-2012 07:36 PM

I like the part where I paid for it online, selected in-store pick up at a store with it in stock, and when I get there the next day they tell me that they're out of stock. Then they send me to another store to get it, for an hour total end to end of my time wasted. Oh, the best part? I have to go back to the first store to get a receipt printed.

Oh well, at least I got a $20 gift card when I insisted something for my hassle. Not worth that hassle, though...but that effectively brought the price of this down to $10 so I guess I can't be too upset.

ultimasailing 12-05-2012 08:46 PM

already picked up the 600 unit at Ace hardware on BF, got one 900 with Advanced auto part, is it still ok to pick up one more of the 900 at Advanced auto part and qualify for rebate? These make great gifts

bankshot84 12-05-2012 11:25 PM

Thanks for the nice find!

jakespop 12-06-2012 07:17 AM

To anyone who got the new version with the digital display... can you tell me what was included the box?

foster_sharma 12-06-2012 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55746818)
To anyone who got the new version with the digital display... can you tell me what was included the box?


the only one Item in the Box was the JumpStarter itself. No Charging cables or anything else.

jakespop 12-06-2012 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foster_sharma (Post 55748280)
the only one Item in the Box was the JumpStarter itself. No Charging cables or anything else.

OK same here. I tried to get an updated manual from Peak but they sent the same one from the previous model. It described a few things in the box that the previous one had, so I just wanted to be sure.
Thanks & repped.

ltusmc 12-06-2012 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoitz (Post 55730184)
Glad I'm not the only one wondering about this. Placed a call to tech support but just left a message in a voicemail box...


Mine has the same issue. I have left it plugged in almost 36 hours now though. Either way, I have a year to return it.

Has anyone filled out the rebate form yet? I did it online and then printed the tracking number page but there are no instructions for mailing anything in. Is this right? I received a confirmation email stating that I had made the claim but still no instructions to do anything but wait 2-3 weeks for a status update.

BosuxRedsux 12-06-2012 08:24 AM

no jumping cables? How is one suppose to connect to the battery?
I ordered one when this was first posted but have not picked it up yet. No cables no deal. That's bogus.

gmanvbva 12-06-2012 08:26 AM

The cables are built into the unit...

foster_sharma 12-06-2012 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55748394)
OK same here. I tried to get an updated manual from Peak but they sent the same one from the previous model. It described a few things in the box that the previous one had, so I just wanted to be sure.
Thanks & repped.

See if you can download manual from this site
http://www.peakauto.com/electroni...tems.shtml

BosuxRedsux 12-06-2012 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gmanvbva (Post 55748960)
The cables are built into the unit...

Thanks for answer.

pongagt 12-06-2012 09:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55746818)
To anyone who got the new version with the digital display... can you tell me what was included the box?

Mine had the updated manual in it and the charger in a bag. It was not a sealed box.

jg62 12-06-2012 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55746818)
To anyone who got the new version with the digital display... can you tell me what was included the box?


Owners manual

gmanvbva 12-06-2012 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55746818)
To anyone who got the new version with the digital display... can you tell me what was included the box?

Quote:

Originally Posted by foster_sharma (Post 55748280)
the only one Item in the Box was the JumpStarter itself. No Charging cables or anything else.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jakespop (Post 55748394)
OK same here. I tried to get an updated manual from Peak but they sent the same one from the previous model. It described a few things in the box that the previous one had, so I just wanted to be sure.
Thanks & repped.

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55751748)
Mine had the updated manual in it and the charger in a bag. It was not a sealed box.

Mine came with just the Jump starter (in a bag) and manual. You plug the unit in using a extensions cord. Male 110v prongs flip out the back.

WannabeTechie2 12-06-2012 10:12 AM

Order one for in store pickup. Thanks OP as its been on my Slick deals wish list for some time now.

ltusmc 12-06-2012 10:39 AM

Has anyone completed the rebate form? Do you have to mail anything in? I cant seem to find that info.

baseballguy7 12-06-2012 10:50 AM

Got this...feels cheap and think I have issues with loose connection with plug.. I first plugged the extension cord into the wall then plugged it into the back of the unit. The percent comes up with 82% blinks then goes out. I left in on for 36 hrs... I push the test and it shows 85%? I then unplugged it from the unit and wall then replugged the extension cord into the back first then plugged it into the wall and it started blinking with the percentage and stayed on blinking...in 10 min it went from 85% to FL? I wondering if it has a defective plug (feels a little loose)? Should this blinking % light stay on when it's charging the battery?

I will have to do some more testing tonight to see if this is indeed a plug issue with the connector in the back. Now I assume I need to recharge the unit for 36 more hours!! This might be going back by tomorrow! Crazy how bad this new version of the Peak 900 is! Quality control seems to be non-existent!

Quote:

Originally Posted by ltusmc (Post 55754220)
Has anyone completed the rebate form? Do you have to mail anything in? I cant seem to find that info.

No need to mail in anything, go to the advanced website and go to the rebate link at the bottom and follow fill out all the info, order #, register #, Store # etc...

foster_sharma 12-06-2012 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris-N-Sean (Post 55754666)
Got this...feels cheap and think I have issues with loose connection with plug.. I first plugged the extension cord into the wall then plugged it into the back of the unit. The percent comes up with 82% blinks then goes out. I left in on for 36 hrs... I push the test and it shows 85%? I then unplugged it from the unit and wall then replugged the extension cord into the back first then plugged it into the wall and it started blinking with the percentage and stayed on blinking...in 10 min it went from 85% to FL? I wondering if it has a defective plug (feels a little loose)? Should this blinking % light stay on when it's charging the battery?



No need to mail in anything, go to the advanced website and go to the rebate link at the bottom and follow fill out all the info, order #, register #, Store # etc...

Very confusing issue with this one is that I cannot believe that it can charge from 75% to 100% in 5 Minutes(Happened with me). I have never seen a battery charges that fast. There must be something wrong or we are missing something.

baseballguy7 12-06-2012 12:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by foster_sharma (Post 55755310)
Very confusing issue with this one is that I cannot believe that it can charge from 75% to 100% in 5 Minutes(Happened with me). I have never seen a battery charges that fast. There must be something wrong or we are missing something.

Did yours blink while charging or did the unit blink and then go out?

foster_sharma 12-06-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris-N-Sean (Post 55757804)
Did yours blink while charging or did the unit blink and then go out?

it keeps blinking when it charges. It doesn't go out

gmanvbva 12-06-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris-N-Sean (Post 55757804)
Did yours blink while charging or did the unit blink and then go out?

Mine blinks while charging.

d0d0 12-06-2012 12:59 PM

I am thinking of getting a timer (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Brinks-...r/21909761) for this issue.

After first charge I think this thing needs 24 hours for full charging, so check charge level: say 60%, set timer to (100-60) *24/100 * 1.05= 10 hours and start the charging process. And forget, the timer will shut down the charging process after 10 hours, reducing the risk of over charging but still keeping the battery to nearly a full charge.

shoitz 12-07-2012 07:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shoitz (Post 55730924)
Will do. I plan to leave it for 24-36 hours. I had done the same... it went to "FL" (full) within minutes. But then I checked the percent about half an hour later and it was back down to 88-89% (where it had started), and I hadn't used it for anything. So it seems like maybe the 36 hours is key, just ignore the flashing full indicator?...

OK, I left it plugged in and flashing full for 36 hours (never did hear back from tech support). After unplugging, 12 hours later it's gone down from full to 99% (on no usage). Which is better, considering it dropped from full to 88% without any usage in about 30 minutes before. So I guess even if it's flashing full, keep charging for the full initial 36 hours.

eva777 12-07-2012 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by edcantu9 (Post 55685382)
I did get it. But i was under the impression that I would get a $10 credit.


Instead a promo code for $35 off $85 showed up;.

Did I misunderstand something?

Sorry you didn't receive the $10. I originally thought the same thing also. I was hoping that I can help people. When I went back to read it, it appears that your e-mail invitation would give you up 40% off, and I would receive the $10. That is if you used the link and spent at least $50. I would have offered you the $10 dollar they claim they give, but when I checked the status, it showed that you've clicked the link but I guess you didn't spend their minimum amount, and you cannot call them if you have a question. They give an address.
So sorry I didn't help you.

DAKn2 12-07-2012 11:53 AM

So how do you submit on-line if you've picked up 2 different units from 2 different locations? It asks for info based on one receipt.

DAKn2 12-07-2012 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pongagt (Post 55751748)
Mine had the updated manual in it and the charger in a bag. It was not a sealed box.


I had an updated manual, but no bag.

It didn't look like it was ever opened; no tape on the box nor did it look like any tape was removed.

adsl0703 12-07-2012 03:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKn2 (Post 55797276)
So how do you submit on-line if you've picked up 2 different units from 2 different locations? It asks for info based on one receipt.

I think you will get another receipt at the store when you pick it up, and it will show different store # and reg #.

dealwonderland 12-07-2012 03:59 PM

So is the newer unit better than the old. :bulb::bulb::bulb:
It appears that the older unit has bigger batteries, but that might not be true.
Wondering if anyone has peeked inside each.
I didn't accept the newer one and opted for the beefier older units.
They don't make things better these days, just cheaper.

DAKn2 12-07-2012 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adsl0703 (Post 55805436)
I think you will get another receipt at the store when you pick it up, and it will show different store # and reg #.

That's my point - I have 2 receipts with totally different info; the on-line form only allows one receipts info, so again how would you submit both?

DAKn2 12-07-2012 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuckerz (Post 55805690)
So is the newer unit better than the old. :bulb::bulb::bulb:
It appears that the older unit has bigger batteries, but that might not be true.
Wondering if anyone has peeked inside each.
I didn't accept the newer one and opted for the beefier older units.
They don't make things better these days, just cheaper.

I have one of each - weight is about the same, so without taking apart it appear to be just different size batteries; one taller but thinner, the other is shorter but wider.

dealwonderland 12-07-2012 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DAKn2 (Post 55805826)
I have one of each - weight is about the same, so without taking apart it appear to be just different size batteries; one taller but thinner, the other is shorter but wider.


Thats a bigge right there. Lighter batts probably means lower amp hours. Glad I stuck with the old version.
If you open her up to peek inside post what you find for some reps !

skydivingcows 12-07-2012 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuckerz (Post 55806626)
Thats a bigge right there. Lighter batts probably means lower amp hours. Glad I stuck with the old version.
If you open her up to peek inside post what you find for some reps !

but he said they weigh about the same?
The only extension cables I have are used for Christmas lights and for a light switch for a lamp that is typically on. Wish they would have built a 6 inch cable into this thing. Larger would be better but not necessarily needed.

dealwonderland 12-07-2012 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skydivingcows (Post 55807082)
but he said they weigh about the same?
The only extension cables I have are used for Christmas lights and for a light switch for a lamp that is typically on. Wish they would have built a 6 inch cable into this thing. Larger would be better but not necessarily needed.

Agreed.
Until we look inside we won't know.
I might pop mine open this weekend to take a PEAK. Get it, PEAK. :) :) :)

BrokenVisage 12-07-2012 05:09 PM

When you Peak, you win!

that's what she said!

SlimShadaay 12-07-2012 06:00 PM

Crap..was afraid this would happen..lost my store pickup receipt already so no register number... Would they be able to reprint?

pyrotalk 12-08-2012 08:54 AM

can it be used for toyota Prius?

parker3 12-08-2012 09:43 AM

They never gave me a receipt in the store when I pick up the unit. The kid behind the register, just looked at my email, went into the back and handed me the item. No signature, no receipt, no nothing! Any suggestions?

dvdapex 12-08-2012 10:15 AM

for those that use this for camping, what sorts of items do you power with them (fans? air pumps?)

jg62 12-08-2012 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyrotalk (Post 55823808)
can it be used for toyota Prius?


No, it states right on the box, never use this on a toyota prius

jg62 12-08-2012 12:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parker3 (Post 55824842)
They never gave me a receipt in the store when I pick up the unit. The kid behind the register, just looked at my email, went into the back and handed me the item. No signature, no receipt, no nothing! Any suggestions?


I know this is kind of a long shot, but how about going back to the store, and ask them for a receipt...:shake:

junsam 12-08-2012 02:42 PM

i was wondering why shipping wasnt free. i checked their website and it clearly states that

"Coupons, core charges, shipping and handling charges, fees and taxes are not included in calculating eligibility for Free Shipping offer."


i get this to mean that since the item is already $79.99 before coupon then it should be eligible for free shipping.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com...hipping___

paralyzer 12-08-2012 03:24 PM

Perfect gift for my mother who's always leaving the interior lights on and letting her cell go dead. Add the flashlight and price that's less than the weaker powered off brand models and its a slick deal. Thanks Op. Rep

ballershanelle 12-08-2012 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parker3 (Post 55824842)
They never gave me a receipt in the store when I pick up the unit. The kid behind the register, just looked at my email, went into the back and handed me the item. No signature, no receipt, no nothing! Any suggestions?

If you have never done an online rebate b4, one can make that mistake. Next time, ask for a duplicate and the original. Sometimes, you can do online and sometimes, it still says send something in. At this pt. Just make a copy of your online order confirmation page, obtain the rebate form and follow the instructions. Make copies then Mail it b4 the deadline.

Bob64 12-09-2012 01:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pyrotalk (Post 55823808)
can it be used for toyota Prius?

Quote:

Originally Posted by jg62 (Post 55828836)
No, it states right on the box, never use this on a toyota prius

Are you freaking kidding me? You have got to be trolling.
1) I don't see anywhere in the manual or the box anything about the Prius.

2) There is no reason why you CAN'T jump start a Prius's 12v battery in the back. They both are 12 volts, in the Prius's case, the 12v system provides enough power to boot the computers - which then engages the high voltage relays on the traction battery system - which then powers the two electric motors and "starts" the internal combustion engine that way.
The 12v battery isn't jumping the engine, but is providing enough voltage to boot the computers in the Prius. The high voltage system (controlled by the computers) starts the engine. If the traction battery (the high voltage one) is dead, then nothing can start the engine. But the chances of the prius completely draining that battery is extremely slim because its programmed not to let you do so. The only way that I know of draining the traction battery is the direct result of forcing the car over and over to keep trying to start the engine WITHOUT gas in the tank. That or deliberately shorting out the high voltage battery or something stupid like that. Oh and also, when the battery graph is "empty" on the screen - it really isn't. It only display the battery between 40% and 80% (it avoids going below 40% and above 80% at all costs - this way it prolongs the traction battery's NiMH cells from deteriorating - resulting in the prolonging the life of the battery)

Source: I both OWN a Prius and I consider myself pretty damn informed about how it works - considering I do all the maintenance on it, frequent several prius forums and own two the service manuals.

Xylite 12-09-2012 07:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by junsam (Post 55831550)
i was wondering why shipping wasnt free. i checked their website and it clearly states that

"Coupons, core charges, shipping and handling charges, fees and taxes are not included in calculating eligibility for Free Shipping offer."


i get this to mean that since the item is already $79.99 before coupon then it should be eligible for free shipping.

https://shop.advanceautoparts.com...hipping___


I just placed my order and was charged $12.41 shipping. I called customer service (1-877-ADVANCE) and talked with a rep, explaining that the website offered free shipping over $75. The rep saw the $80 total and the $30 coupon, but said that the order should have qualified for free shipping despite the coupon bringing the total below $75. He updated my order to credit the shipping. Great deal! :bounce:

junsam 12-09-2012 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Xylite (Post 55851660)
I just placed my order and was charged $12.41 shipping. I called customer service (1-877-ADVANCE) and talked with a rep, explaining that the website offered free shipping over $75. The rep saw the $80 total and the $30 coupon, but said that the order should have qualified for free shipping despite the coupon bringing the total below $75. He updated my order to credit the shipping. Great deal! :bounce:


at least the phone guys know what is right. i spoke with their chat support and the people there insisted that coupons are included in computing free shipping eligibility even after i showed them their website policy.

No matter how hard i tried to explain they wouldnt budge and kept saying the website was wrong.

ill try giving them a call too. this is a deal that is too good to miss.


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