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Had a couple frustrating days ... #6746186
01/27/20 12:34 AM
01/27/20 12:34 AM
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Newark, Ohio 79 years
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I have one of the counter size 8 ounces popcorn popper and eat 2 or 3 meals a week for it. Went to turn it on thurs evening all set for some corn... just as put the rocker switch to turn it on... it wen POW! no Corn... Had to eat salami and cheese sandwich. I didn't figure out it would be any problem finding a new switch. I started Friday morning running around trying to find a replacement. I roan around about half the town, and no one carried them anymore. SO Friday night Dinty Moore chicken and dumpling. Started sat. and found one similar at a farm store, the man guaranteed me it was what I needed. Took it home connected it, plugged it in and POW.... blew another one. STARTED MORE RUNNING.... couldn't find one. I check in total 12 stores. All stores used to carry these simple little devils. Half of them didn't even know what I was talking about a "Rocker Switch"???????

So, when I got home sat. evening I called my cousin in Illinois and he told they had all kinds of them on Amazon. He said his wife was getting ready to send it an order. for me to find what I needed and send him the url. I checked out Amazon and found when I needed and sent him the info. He called me about an hour later and said to be home Sunday that it would be delivered sometime today. I thought I would keep a watch in case some neighbor had sticky fingers. I went to look out at 9:45 AM and the darn thing had already had it there. I had paid over $8.00 for the one replaced that blew and these I got for 8 of them for $8.95 cents. So I am fixed in case that swith or one of the other 2 blows.

I don't know where they shipped it from, but it sure got here quick and no postage. I spent 6 or 7 hrs. 55miles hunting one. A replacement from the company I bought the popper from wanted $19.95 for the switch and $9.95 for the part and would take 3 to 5 day to get it.

Garry-


Last edited by Actor; 01/27/20 12:37 AM.

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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746213
01/27/20 01:02 AM
01/27/20 01:02 AM
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Central, SD
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Might find a new used one for less then $8 at a thrift store.

Last edited by Law Dog; 01/27/20 01:23 AM.

Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746221
01/27/20 01:09 AM
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I hope you can make your popper work right again.

It's amazing how Amazon can ship and deliver things so quickly. We ordered 3 items at around 2:30am on Sunday and had them the next morning 6 hours later. They even shipped from 3 different facilities. It does not seem physically possible.

Keith

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746229
01/27/20 01:16 AM
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The only problem with Amazon is the guy that owns it.

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: TurkeyWrangler] #6746238
01/27/20 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by TurkeyWrangler
The only problem with Amazon is the guy that owns it.


Exactly.


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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746260
01/27/20 02:17 AM
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That is wild. I think Amazon is slowing down here. I ordered something on Sunday got it yesterday. The last few times same thing. Slow delivery on the last few purchases. Yet everyday I see amazon semi's driving all over town, amazon vans and and the various mail carriers.

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746475
01/27/20 09:34 AM
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I like popcorn.

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: run] #6746481
01/27/20 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by run
I like popcorn.

And a stick of butter


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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746496
01/27/20 09:44 AM
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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746519
01/27/20 10:01 AM
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pcr2 … I have never tried pickles, but I do like pepperoni with popcorn... handful of corn, then a couple slices of pepperoni … fine cuisine ….

Garry-


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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746521
01/27/20 10:03 AM
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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746776
01/27/20 12:03 PM
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You eat popcorn for a "meal"? You must be single.
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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6746820
01/27/20 12:42 PM
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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6747483
01/28/20 12:25 AM
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I'd've twisted the switch wires together and plugged it in wall til it was done and then unplugged it.
A man should not be denied his popcorn!

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6747488
01/28/20 12:29 AM
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Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6747491
01/28/20 12:31 AM
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Pretty simple to put a layer of popcorn in the bottom of a pan, add just enough oil so they're all in it, cover and heat until the popping stops. Then add butter, salt, whatever.

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Jonnytrapper] #6747527
01/28/20 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonnytrapper


Yeah we have multiple types of rocker switches at my Lowes, but figured he must have been looking for one made to fit into his electric popcorn popper. But if that was the case, I'm shocked he found one at Amazon lol

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6747630
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You must be livin a charmed life if a plastic rocker switch is your biggest problem over the last two days. I'da went to the drawer, got a wire nut, put the switch in the drawer.

Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: martentrapper] #6747844
01/28/20 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonnytrapper


That is strange … that is the first place I went and they said they didn't have any … they did have a couple for 12 volt use only, but none for 120 v. Who can you believe these days.

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Mine is quite a bit larger than that one … 330...


Originally Posted by martentrapper
You eat popcorn for a "meal"? You must be single.
mt


Yes SIr… as single as the day is long...

Garry-


“Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.”

Have been trapping 73 years … WILL be LAST one.
Re: Had a couple frustrating days ... [Re: Actor] #6747946
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Originally Posted by Actor
Originally Posted by Jonnytrapper


That is strange … that is the first place I went and they said they didn't have any … they did have a couple for 12 volt use only, but none for 120 v. Who can you believe these days.

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I don't find many people in those places that have any clue what they are talking about. They probably walked right by them 100 times a day.

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