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Boycott Leatherman

Discussion in 'Legal' started by powertoast, Sep 30, 2004.

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  1. powertoast

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  2. IRONFIST

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    I sent them a nice, frosty letter stating my displeasure with their political stance. They can go pound sand now for all I care.
     
  3. Dave Markowitz

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    :barf:

    I always liked my Gerber Multiplier better anyway.
     
  4. garrettwc

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    Man I was really wanting a Leatherman Wave too. :(

    I guess it's time to check out some other tools.
     
  5. ruger357

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    Sent them an email stating that they lost my business.
     
  6. Rupestris

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    :banghead: I have always liked Columbia and felt that their products were worth the extra $$.
    I prefer Gerber multi tools as well but I do carry a Leatherman Squirt P4 daily.
    Looks like its time to switch to Cabelas in-house line of sportswear.:fire:
     
  7. CannibalCrowley

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    No big deal. As I've stated before, it's almost impossible to not do business with everyone whose views oppose your own.
     
  8. Joe Demko

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    Swisstool by Victorinox is better anyway. Cannibal Crowley makes a valid point, though. If you are going to try to screen every purchase ideologically, you are going to make yourself crazy or end up doing without a lot of things.
     
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    <it's almost impossible to not do business with everyone whose views oppose your own.

    Thats true. But its easy to avoid many of them, and thats what we should do. If each of us put out the slightest bit of effort, people like Tim Leatherman wouldn't feel so free to poke a finger in our eyes. The world has gotten in such bad shape, IMO, because fewer and fewer people are willing to stand up for what is right and condemn what is wrong. Tim Leatherman is wrong, and his fat wallet will be missing a couple of C notes this year because of it. I know this for a fact, because they are my C notes. :)

    We can close our eyes to right and wrong, or not. I chose not.


    best regards
     
  10. Joe Demko

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    I'm not quite sure what you mean by this. How has Tim Leatherman poked you in the eye? By endorsing a candidate or by endorsing the candidate you do not support? Leatherman is free to make political choices and you are, of course, free to do business with whomever you choose; but, I honestly am not sure what your reasoning is here.
     
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    >> Lee Fromson, president, Cascade Designs (Seattle, WA) <<

    So y'all're gonna buy new water filters now?

    >> Dan Nordstrom, CEO, Outdoor Research (Seattle, WA) <<

    Whew, good thing I have an Adventure Medical Kit first aid kit instead!

    >> Jeff Bowman, vice president, Cascade Designs (Seattle, WA) <<

    Damn, I'm gonna have to sell both my filter AND my purifier?! And my Thermarest pad!!

    >> Tim Leatherman, president, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. (Portland, OR) <<

    Hmm...dammit!

    >> Steve Barker, CEO, Eagle Creek Travel Gear (San Diego, CA) <<

    What the hell, Maxpedition is better anyway.

    >> Mike Wallenfels, vice president, Mountain Hardware (Richmond, CA) <<

    Good thing I bought a Big Agnes tent! But I like M.H.'s softshell jacket...hmm...

    >> Tony Post, president, Vibram (Concord, MA) <<

    And I just had my Danners resoled!!!

    >> Michael Crooke, CEO, Patagonia (Ventura, CA) <<

    Capilene makes my crotch stink anyway.

    Seriously folks...you're going to replace all your hardware?
     
  12. powertoast

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    No, just avoid them as best we can in the future. :)
     
  13. Jay Kominek

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    As near as I can tell, you're the only one talking about replacing. The original poster just appears to be suggesting avoiding new purchases from the guy.

    And as was mentioned, the Swisstool is a better multitool, anyways. So giving up leatherman stuff is no big sacrifice. ;)
     
  14. BerettaNut92

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    Doh...forgot the [facetious][/facetious] HTML tags :eek:
     
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    I have a SOG multitool. I love it!!! :)
     
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    Why does this require you to stop buying Letherman or Columbia or any of the others? They came out in support of Kerry's environmental positions and against President Bush's and said nothing against the RKBA or the individual rights interpretation of the 2nd. Different litmus tests for different groups.
     
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    Why should we boycott Leatherman? I think him and Paul Shaffer are really really funny.

    ;)
     
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    TMI! TMI! :barf:

    Sawdust :p
     
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    For what it's worth, I love my Leatherman Wave, and when I did manage to break a blade after 6 years, they replaced it right away at no charge...
     
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    Wow! We've got "Boycott Leatherman" and "Leatherman Rocks!!" threads only inches away. I love this wonderful place we call...the internet. :neener:

    brad cook
     
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    I wish these manufacturers would keep there political opinions to themselves.

    Now, the next time I have to take a dump in the woods, I'm going to decorate my work with my Leatherman before I cover it up. :fire:



    Thanks Tim.
     
  23. birddog

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    Mantis....

    Haven't seen you around in a while........But glad to see someone around here appreciates good humor.

    Or humor, anyway.

    :D
     
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    Does somebody have the master list of boycotts? I think I am down to only being able to shop for a few non-boycotted products, but I can't keep them all straight.
     
  25. jefnvk

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    I like the Gerber ones much better anyway, BUT, I still see boycotting them as sort of extreme. After all, the UAW supports Kerry, but I don't hear anyone saying that we shouldn't be buying UAW built cars. Simply because they have an opposing viewpoint, doesn't facilitate boycotting.

    But thats what's great about a free market. If yo don't think it is extreme, go ahead and boycott them.
     
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