A while back , maybe 6 months ago , not sure , anyway I posted a review of the Harbor freight vibe polis unit as to initial impressions and about vibratory case polishers in general. Specifically touching on longevity . Tired of paying 100+ dollars for big name units that would fail in 6 months to a year without any recourse for replacement I bought a Harbor freight unit for 49.99 on sale ( normally 59.99 ) and paid 6 bucks extra for the 1 year extended warranty . I was thinking that if they lasted asbout the same as the other units I had been buying I would come out ahead for a long time . Only paying 6 bucks every 6 months to a year for the extended warranty on the replacements they would be giving me . Well its been less than a year and I think more than 6 months and it passed away last night . Naturally I couldn't find my paperwork and had failed to register it online ...oohh boy! I took to the store anyway and the girl at the counter said no dice but called the manager anyway . I explained to him the deal and he went and got a new one and I paid him 6 bucks for a 1 year warranty on this one and the paperwork is in my safe /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif I figure I could do this 10 times and still be a bit less than buying a big ticket polisher I couldn't get replaced . Now , if only Weatherby could attend the same customer relations school /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif Jim B.