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Why Wood They Do That!?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008


Todays homework assignment:

  1. Drive to [insert hardware/lumber store].
  2. Take a stroll to the lumber section.
  3. Find a person wearing a logo emblazoned apron.
  4. Tell them Jay sent you (they will know).
  5. Tell them this “Your 2x4s are labeled incorrectly”.
  6. Reference 1A.
  7. visit Stampworthy.com and post a comment on this topic, giving their explanation.

I search for a reason as to how this miss-advertising will help a customer. I don’t care if it is common industry practice. It wasn’t the case in the past… a 2×4 was 2 inches by 4 inches. I don’t care if the boards have a smoother finish so it loses 1/2″ per dimension.

Just advertise what it is.
Class Dismissed. HOOOO!!!!

fig. 1A
Advertised
2″ x 4″ (The thing Hacksaw Jim Duggan carried around)

Actual Size
1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

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