Craftsman tool returns
I agree, it is not fair to take advantage of a place like Sears (even if their actions sometimes warrant it) just because you can get away with it. I noticed, about ten years ago, that an awful lot of craftsman screwdrivers were showing up in the flea markets down here. The guys selling them told everyone that you could just take em back to Sears and get a new one. I found out(by the rumor mill) that someone had bought a whole bunch of manufacturers seconds and was marketing them to the flea market crowd. Too bad that kind of mentality always wins out. That is probably the kids these days would rather look for a "hook up" rather than to pay for something like the rest of us.
I am looking forward to using the derusting trick. I frequent junk yards, flea markets, and scrap dealers with an eye for things that can be fixed and put into use for my shop. There is just a bit of satisfaction to rebuilding or repairing something.
Only fools abuse their tools.