I don’t know about you, but I get excited when I find a product that really exceeds my expectations. Lots of things do what they say, but some just go a little further.
I will say I bought my one bottle this year for $26.99 and did a large white vinyl fence inside and out and had enough left to do quite a bit of vinyl siding.
This year’s challenge has been pot holes in the asphalt driveway approach to the barn. We’ve never had this problem before, but the ground underneath appears to be shifting, and we’re left with pockets that cave in and need to be filled.
After some research, I took a chance with Aquaphalt, and I found out it is a great product and easy to use. Open the bucket, spread the material in the hole, add water, tamp, and you’re done.
It can be purchased at Ace Hardware for $49.97 or at Home Depot for $99.97. Why anyone would pay double, I don’t know. Ace Hardware loaded it in the cart and then into my truck for me, and gravity assisted me in getting it out. I’m working on my second bucket, which once opened, is good for a year. During the purchase process, I also found out NH DOT is using it to repair small holes where other patches don’t hold.
Last summer, I purchased three blackberry bushes from Stark Brothers. That much I remembered, but I couldn’t for the life of me find the documentation with the particular name. Two were thriving, but one had died.
I wanted to replace that one plant so I sent Stark an email, gave them my info, and asked if they could look in their records and tell me the name so I could place my order.
Within 24 hours, I received an email informing me they were shipping me three new plants –free.
Customer service like the old days? Sorry for the sarcasm, but it is so seldom today that we encounter really good customer service that it is pretty exciting.
So, let’s share. What product have you bought that has exceeded your expectations or who has provided exceptional customer service? I always appreciate a good review by someone I know. 🙂