wrightmenow


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A Little Giant refurb ladder could be 1 - a return: they have a generous return policy to keep customers from bashing their company. More likely it's 2 - a demo.

sightpicture


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wrightmenow wrote:
My husband put 8 big adults on ours and it didn't even creak.



sounds like another YouTube video in the works.

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redstang


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NightGhost wrote:Product Website



Actually, it's not the revolution model, since it's rated for 250lbs and weighs 39lbs. It's the Type 1. If it was the $400 Revolution this would be the woot of the century. Alas it is their cheapest model, however I'm sure it's still great. I'm wavering - I really want it but I've hit my woot budget for the month.

Timing is everything - especially when wOOting!

boilermakertito


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I have to be a little bit nervous about a ladder that needed refurbished....What exactly can go wrong with a ladder that would cause it to be refurbished...

Hey264


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Taking proper precautions with ladders begins with choosing the ladder. Consider the type of work the ladder will be used for, the weight the ladder must carry, and the condition of the ladder.

Continued Here:

http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/how-to-buy-and-use-ladders.shtml

carterle


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check out qvc.com... this is a great price!

susie-s


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I'm 5' and 95 pounds. I have the 15' and the new 13' step one with wheels and they are the BEST ladders made. I can handle them by myself, tho it takes a little bit of doing. I really love the stability, and the way you can configure them for various projects. Even outside if I need to do a full extension to trim palm fronds from uneven ground, I feel very confident and comfortable about standing on it. If I had the extra $$ I would snap up the 19; in a heartbeat. THESE ARE GREAT ladders!

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titangears


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Little Giant comparison chart:

http://www.littlegiantladder.com/comparison-chart.html

Woot is selling a Type 1 Model 22 ladder. If you count Woot's $5 shipping cost, you are saving $85 in buying this refurbished ladder instead of purchasing it new directly from Little Giant.

I'm in for one.

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jerestud


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This is the low end of the Little Giant ladder system. Their website shows a new price of $259.99 Although this is a bargain, it is refurbished.

cw88shade


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A refurbished ladder? How can you refurb a ladder? Least its not refurbished ear buds.


NightGhost


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redstang wrote:Actually, it's not the revolution model, since it's rated for 250lbs and weighs 39lbs. It's the Type 1. If it was the $400 Revolution this would be the woot of the century. Alas it is their cheapest model, however I'm sure it's still great. I'm wavering - I really want it but I've hit my woot budget for the month.



Thanks - I fixed the link. It's very confusing how they have 4 different models with the same number (M-22). I know it's based on the length, but you'd think they'd make them different somehow.

aminkler


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If a TV shopping channel customer returned one due to buyer's remorse - even if never opened at all, L.G. has to sell it as 'refurb'.

crapface


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jessiebyrd004 wrote:Little Giant ladders are literally the bomb. Not sure about a refurbed one though. Reviews are great, though.
http://www.buzzillions.com/reviews/little-giant-ladder-systems-m22-type-1a-aluminum-workplatform-reviews



So they literally come packed with explosives?
Or are they figuratively dynamite?

crapface


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professore wrote:That's okay, it comes with a manual in English and Spanish, so Manuel shouldn't have any problem figuring it out.



I was going to make a witty comment along these lines, but mine wouldn't have been as funny. *tips hat*

madeonmoon


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Anyone knows the difference between Alta-One (sold here) and A1 given the same size?

Just answered my own question:

Alta-One is rated for 250lbs vs A1 for 300lbs. And Alta-One is 3 pounds lighter.

peachy34


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OK so I clicked "I Want One", finished my order and now I want TWO. Is their a way to change my order?

tzebrowitz


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Absolutely a fantastic ladder. I have had the M-26 for about 10 years and use it frequently. For those who are concerned about the 250 pound load limit, remember that this is a double-runged ladder (ladder rungs on BOTH sides of the A-frame) and the 250 pound load limit is for EACH side. You can put a big person on each side of the ladder at the same time!

bfloxng69


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bumpsetspike825 wrote:Is anyone else uncomfortable about using a "refurbished" ladder?



You, I thought the exact same thing and went to post it only to find your post first. How many of these ladders have people fallen from and/or died. I mean, one would think ladders are one of the things you necessary should get right the first time.

oldcqr


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I have the IAA version (super heavy duty) of the Giant ladder. It's HEAVY, and the rungs are a bit small to comfortably stand on for any length of time.

BUT

It's the ONLY ladder I trust myself on up 12 feet in the air. Yes, it's heavy and hard to lug around, but it's SUPER stable.

I have several areas around the yard that are at just enough of a different elevation to make it hazardous to use a normal step ladder. I love that I can adjust this ladder just *1* rung and things go from unsafe to stable.

NightGhost


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BVonnSnobby wrote:There are quite a few posts about concerns of the ladders being refurbished.

I can assure everyone that the refurbishing process brings the ladders back to a condition just like new. There is no reason for anyone to have any concerns about the safety of these ladders.


mjHession wrote:says the man who's paychecks are signed by the company trying to sell us these dangerous refurbs...


True that. But I don't work for Woot, and I can assure you that, should you buy this ladder, you will have everlasting popularity and good fortune for the next ye- er, 11.5 months.

(don't ask)

oldcqr


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peachy34 wrote:OK so I clicked "I Want One", finished my order and now I want TWO. Is their a way to change my order?



Yes. Email service@woot.com and ask they up your oder.


Edit: LOL!!! Spull check strikes again...

Up your ORDER!

Gatzby


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simonwang wrote:HELP, need phone number to call woot!
Does anyone here have a phone number to call woot? I’ve ordered some leakfrogs on Nov 9th, of course woot charged my credit card immediately. Needless to say I’m still waiting for them for over a month now. I’ve written service@woot.com twice already, and each time DK was very apologetic but kept making excesses being the holiday delays and that should ship out soon. Apparently their service is going no where through the e-mail system or I would of gotten something by now. So I need another form of communication to woot. Thanks!



Hey! We don't do phone support. By emailing in, you've created a trouble ticket that can be tracked and will be handled as quickly as service can manage.

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NightGhost


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oldcqr wrote:Yes. Email service@woot.com and ask they up your oder.



Will they send garlic with his ladder?

Hey, it was my turn!

bmccouch12


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simonwang wrote:HELP, need phone number to call woot!
Does anyone here have a phone number to call woot? I’ve ordered some leakfrogs on Nov 9th, of course woot charged my credit card immediately. Needless to say I’m still waiting for them for over a month now. I’ve written service@woot.com twice already, and each time DK was very apologetic but kept making excesses being the holiday delays and that should ship out soon. Apparently their service is going no where through the e-mail system or I would of gotten something by now. So I need another form of communication to woot. Thanks!



Wow, that's surprising. I'm sure they will fix it ASAP. At least, I would hope so.

christianhoxworth


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jezuzfreek wrote:I hope woots ladder is better than this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h3sRoa5W2M



Damn, looks like a refurb in the making lol.

oldcqr


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NightGhost wrote:Will they send garlic with his ladder?

Hey, it was my turn!



+5. You got me. That's funny.

dionysius314


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SuperTully wrote:Is aluminum a better option than a fiber glass ladder? Or does fiber glass offer better integrity?



A fiberglass ladder will be lighter than this one and safer if you are working around electricity.

buffaloed


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dionysius314 wrote:A fiberglass ladder will be lighter than this one and safer if you are working around electricity.



Fiberglass ladders are heavier than aluminum.

oldbutnotstupid


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Monica1236 wrote:Hmm...

If I got this for my dad does it come with a manuel? He won't know how to make it into different configurations.



They come with a guy named manuel?

Nate650


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Wondering if this is long enough to reach the roof of a two-story house.

thumperchick


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simonwang wrote:HELP, need phone number to call woot!
Does anyone here have a phone number to call woot? I’ve ordered some leakfrogs on Nov 9th, of course woot charged my credit card immediately. Needless to say I’m still waiting for them for over a month now. I’ve written service@woot.com twice already, and each time DK was very apologetic but kept making excesses being the holiday delays and that should ship out soon. Apparently their service is going no where through the e-mail system or I would of gotten something by now. So I need another form of communication to woot. Thanks!



I had the same issue with the Leak Frogs. I just received a new tracking number a few days ago. I think they oversold and had to wait for new stock. Anyways, I checked in with them about once a week and everything should be aces soon. If you haven't gotten your new tracking number yet, that's what I would look for.

Jat2080


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Wow, 250 pounds of "little giant"??
OH, the load... dang, started to SAY! ;)

vogellied


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This ladder, like WOOT which thinks the WIKILEAKS jibe is funny when their parent company shut down their web access, is a POS. Yeah, buy a refurbished ladder and put another few bucks into the pockets of Big Brothers commercial henchmen. I wouldn't have added any comment if not for the stupidity of the writer on this one. Well, WOOT, I said no more purchases via email to you and youre affiliates until after the holidays, now, I am done with you. Good luck, what goes around, comes around.

susank2000


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Wonder if this gets shipped in the product box or if it is placed inside a shipping box. I would like to order this as a xmas present for my husband, but it won't be much of a surprise if UPS leaves it on my front doorstep in a box that screams Little Giant.

gammylt


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WARNING! CUIDADO! These ladders buckle when fully extended. The hinge will bump out a bit and shake the ladder. Some people have fallen - youtube it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xq21604pi1U

Get a fiberglass ladder - they weigh the same anyhow - the LJ is HEAVY.

grumpyoldrob


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I purchased two of these last year and used them to paint our entire house. You can make a very stable scaffold using two. I wish I had paid this price instead of full retail! They hardly deserve to be called a "ladder". More like a variable elevation multi-tool!

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NightGhost


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simonwang wrote:HELP, need phone number to call woot!
Does anyone here have a phone number to call woot? I’ve ordered some leakfrogs on Nov 9th, of course woot charged my credit card immediately. Needless to say I’m still waiting for them for over a month now. I’ve written service@woot.com twice already, and each time DK was very apologetic but kept making excesses being the holiday delays and that should ship out soon. Apparently their service is going no where through the e-mail system or I would of gotten something by now. So I need another form of communication to woot. Thanks!


thumperchick wrote:I had the same issue with the Leak Frogs. I just received a new tracking number a few days ago. I think they oversold and had to wait for new stock. Anyways, I checked in with them about once a week and everything should be aces soon. If you haven't gotten your new tracking number yet, that's what I would look for.


It may not be Woot's fault. Sometimes, during shipping, the Leak Frogs smell a pond (yes, they can do that) nearby, and tunnel their way out of their boxes in their excitement. You really can't blame them - it's in their DNA.

Harpo


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molbioguy wrote:If this ladder is being used in full extension mode, does it have to be completely extended on the ground and then lifted up into place? Can it be extended while it is vertical?



no, it can be fully extended from a stationary place. when they demo them at a work working show. the guy does it in a very small area and he uses an even larger size ladder. but his technique is a challenge to learn.

djdrury


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These things are really really heavy (least the one we have) and its a pain to move anywhere to quickly. But I dont see it breaking either anytime soon.

kml30


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Great ladder, but just an OK deal. You can purchase a brand new one on QVC - Little Giant 24-in-1 17' Ladder System w/ Work Platform for $189.84. Doesn't include shipping. Up to you if you want it brand new or refurbished.