Right now I'm really fucking aggravated too.
Back around the turn of the century I bought this 18 volt Ryobi power tool set from sumdood in a bar that needed some money to buy his kids some Christmas presents he said.
It was basically brand new at the time, I was drunk and had too much money in my pocket so I gave him $150 for it.
They were a little over $200 at the time but like I said, I was lit up
Over the years I have used the shit out it.
I dropped the flashlight once and had to go through hell to find another 18 volt bulb but other than that it was pretty trouble free for many years.
I eventually ditched the big plastic case because it took up so much space too.
Eventually the batteries started to go shithouse and wouldn't hold a charge so I would go buy a couple and keep right on going.
The drill crapped out once but I found a brand new one at Home Depot for $20 in a bin all by its self once so I was back in business.
Later I bought the radio,
and then the little impact gun.
That little thing is the shit boys.
Over the years since then I have had to buy a couple of sets of batteries and I always write the date on them with a Sharpie to kind of keep track of them.
Those batteries aren't cheap.
About $50 a pair.
Recently I started having battery problems again.
I was kicking myself because about a year ago Home Depot had a huge sale on the damn things and they had a buttload of them.
Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda, had I only known then what I know now.
Have I mentioned that Home Depot are the only motherfuckers that sell Ryobi shit around here?
Yeah, real convenient that.
So earlier today I made yet another dump run trying to get rid of some of the crap out in that damn garage and while I was out and about I happened to remember there was one of those Home Depot's not too far away from the dump and while I was out I should go snag a couple of batteries for that Ryobi set.
Let the fun begin.
They don't sell the old style batteries anymore.
Now you have to get the Lihium fuckers.
Of course these little babies ain't cheap either, because,
You ain't buying just a damn battery pack.
The good news?
The new batteries fit the older style tools.
The bad news?
You have to buy the new charger because the old one won't charge the new style batteries.
Go ahead and ask me how I know this, I dare you.
Dirty, fucking, bastards.
Because I originally had 4 batteries to be able to run a couple tools and the radio all at the same time while one was charging, I bought four new batteries. Normally $35 each, I got two, two packs for $100.
So, $25 each, right?
I'm such a smart feller.
After I got home I found out the old charger don't do the trick.
Back to Home Fucking Depot and get the new style charger.
While I was there, I see they have the same kit I bought from sumdood all those years ago except all brand new goodies with a charger, extra battery and all for $199 and here I am into this fucking deal $150 just to get some fucking batteries that work.
Sometimes I wonder about my sanity.
I'm not buying the new kit because fuck you that's why.
When my old stuff starts taking a shit, THEN I will get the new stuff.
I will already have extra batteries and all just fucking waiting.
Wanna hear the bestest part of this whole fucking deal now?
Just for shits and grins I tried plugging in one of the old batteries that the old charger refused to charge anymore into the new charger and the fucking thing is charging it back up.
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