I bought some new thread sealant recently, the same brand that I have been buying forever, because it is genuinely a really great product. I popped the cap off, poked a hole in the seal, and started squeezing with expectations of thread sealant coming out. Then I squeezed some more. hmm. Still nothing. More squeezing occurred along with more squeezing, and I still didn’t have any thread sealant. Finally when I got to the 50% flat point on the tube, I was met with what I had yearned for – new thread sealant. Then I started thinking – “Oh my god, this tube is almost empty already, and I haven’t even used it yet! I should go buy more!” Alas, I had been duped! Or had I?
Having spent some serious time at the grocery store in the last 29 years, I know that I can always count on my bag of chips, popcorn, and pretzels being at least 55/45 air to food ratio. I can also count on wine, thirst quenching drinks, and those plastic bottles of popcorn kernels to have a giant plastic mountain on the base of the bottle that takes up valuable space inside, and leaves me disappointed. Although I should have, I never expected my automotive products to start giving me the same treatment. That being said, I guess I should have seen when I bought this product that it had a net weight of 1 oz. My Bad. Next time I will have to compare the oz. to the competitors to see if I am getting the most for my money I suppose. Being brand loyal is something I am fully supportive of, but I also don’t like being tricked into buying a tube of air. At least when I grab a bags of chips, I know that there are only 8 broken chips inside because I can see inside the bag. Maybe I will create my own re-branding of liquid products. I will put 1 oz portions in extra large trash bags so it takes up the whole shelf in stores. Helloooooo billion dollar idea!