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Old 06-22-2006, 08:31 AM   #1
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Maverick ET-7 -- Customer Service

On one of the threads, I had mentioned how my two probes on my Maverick ET-7 did not read the same. I emailed Maverick to see if they thought it was a probe or a unit problem.

Today, I got a response back, asking for my mailing address so that they could send me a new probe!

I thought that was very generous of them and wanted to share it with the group. I really hope this works, because with that kind of customer service, I would really like to remain using their products.
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Old 06-22-2006, 08:41 AM   #2
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On one of the threads, I had mentioned how my two probes on my Maverick ET-7 did not read the same. I emailed Maverick to see if they thought it was a probe or a unit problem.

Today, I got a response back, asking for my mailing address so that they could send me a new probe!

I thought that was very generous of them and wanted to share it with the group. I really hope this works, because with that kind of customer service, I would really like to remain using their products.
My new maverick came with a defective on/off switch sent it back and I used it the other day the range was pittifull 20ft if that, I've read were other people had issues with the range do to it being manufactured without an antenna by nonunion sweat shop employes in China.........I'll have to have the mrs call maverick if I call I tend to not have the people skills and drop some F bombs..............
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Yes, call or send a nice polite email. All I asked in mine was if they thought it was the probe or the unit. I was prepared to buy another probe myself. I guess I just get shocked in this day and age when people offer you anything for free - most of my experiences with customer service have been quite the opposite, so this was refreshing.
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Witt, Maverick has good CS...give them a call and tell them that the distance is not good...they sent me 3 different units before I got one that worked...they will accommodate you for sure!!
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Yes, call or send a nice polite email. All I asked in mine was if they thought it was the probe or the unit. I was prepared to buy another probe myself. I guess I just get shocked in this day and age when people offer you anything for free - most of my experiences with customer service have been quite the opposite, so this was refreshing.
Now a days its customer disservice. That's why I like Kohls there cs is real good. When we bought our food saver I had a rain check and waited 2 months, I stopped in and they still didn't have any the sales person said it was wrong and called a manager.....They gave me the next model up for the same prices as the one in the rain check.
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Witt, Maverick has good CS...give them a call and tell them that the distance is not good...they sent me 3 different units before I got one that worked...they will accommodate you for sure!!
Thanks for the info Greg. But I would have a big issue with the fact that it took 3 units to work....I'm kind of old school in that way...If there product was good then they wouldn't need CS. It's a shame I like the low/high temp feature and was recomending the unit to people I know...I don't like to but my name to something unless it works as adverstised.
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Well, they could have been bad people about it and told me to stick it on the first unit. The fact that they were willing to work with me at their expense said a lot...The unit was working in all other senses except for the distance...so to wait for the right one wasn't that big of a deal. There are other things in life to get on the chip about...to me, a $40 therm isn't one of those things!!

Why not look in to a Nu-Temp instead of the Maverick?
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Well, they could have been bad people about it and told me to stick it on the first unit. The fact that they were willing to work with me at their expense said a lot...The unit was working in all other senses except for the distance...so to wait for the right one wasn't that big of a deal. There are other things in life to get on the chip about...to me, a $40 therm isn't one of those things!!

Why not look in to a Nu-Temp instead of the Maverick?
Well as long is it at their expense, I shipped the first one back at my expense....As far as getting a chip about a $40 therm it the principle of it and the fact that they have a unique product that could be great it may be a personal hang up with me but the whole idea of the therm is to reduce the BS not to increase it by waiting till the next one comes and see if that works. I'll have the wife call cs and see what they can do about it.....But Greg I have to wonder how much of a chip you had over a $40 therm when your mod went wrong......That's the type of stuff I try to avoid.....You shouldn't have to modify it to get it to work like it is advertised.......
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Well I talked to the missus and we shipped the first one back at are expense and she is going to call them and discuss the range issue. I might try the mod that has been spoken about, but if it's advertised to signal 100ft then it should signal that far or close to it not 20 ft. JMO. We will keep you updated.
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Well, they could have been bad people about it and told me to stick it on the first unit. The fact that they were willing to work with me at their expense said a lot...The unit was working in all other senses except for the distance...so to wait for the right one wasn't that big of a deal. There are other things in life to get on the chip about...to me, a $40 therm isn't one of those things!!

Why not look in to a Nu-Temp instead of the Maverick?
Well as long is it at their expense, I shipped the first one back at my expense....As far as getting a chip about a $40 therm it the principle of it and the fact that they have a unique product that could be great it may be a personal hang up with me but the whole idea of the therm is to reduce the BS not to increase it by waiting till the next one comes and see if that works. I'll have the wife call cs and see what they can do about it.....But Greg I have to wonder how much of a chip you had over a $40 therm when your mod went wrong......That's the type of stuff I try to avoid.....You shouldn't have to modify it to get it to work like it is advertised.......
Witt...first off the saying is "On the chip" (credit Bubba The Love Sponge)

Second...the range was fine with the Rx...I just tooled across a thread about adding distance, had some idle time on my hands, picked up my screw driver and let the horror show roll! Don't hold me not being handy at all against the Maverick not working now...that WAS my fault for sure.

In any event, I hope it all works out for you...btw, I agree it should lessen the BS not add to it!! Glad to have you around!!
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Witt...first off the saying is "On the chip" (credit Bubba The Love Sponge)
So, what does it mean? I though the same thing as Wittdog in that you meant "chip on your shoulder" because you do.
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Witt...first off the saying is "On the chip" (credit Bubba The Love Sponge)
So, what does it mean? I though the same thing as Wittdog in that you meant "chip on your shoulder" because you do. [/quote:jde56own]
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I was just getting hungry and now seems like the perfect time for a BIG Snack op:

But to keep this on topic. I have two Mavericks and couldn't be happier. Their advertised 100ft distance works with both of mine, with no mods needed. If and when I need another thermometer I will not hesitate at all with purchasing another Maverick.
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Actually, I've had an ET-73 for at least 2 years now that has always worked great.
I am glad someone likes the ET-73... I got one and it is a piece of junk. No matter what I do, it will not program properly. It has made a great dust magnet though.

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I've found the Maverick CS to be outstanding! They have replaced one of my probes twice. The first time I used it I pinched the wire and shorted it out. They replaced it at no charge and shipped a 6 footer in it's place. The next time I piched the other probe and they again sent a replacement 6 footer at no charge. I did have distance issues, but after I did the antenna modification it now works very well.
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Well, here's the update: I called Maverick today and had to leave a message but the customer service rep called me back within about fifteen minutes. I explained the sit and he said he would send me a new one. He told me to make sure it is working and then send the old one back.

Also, I mentioned that I had heard something about a bad batch-- he said it was over a year ago and they shouldn't be out there anymore. Also said it wasn't the antennae but a cord problem, for what that's worth. Anyway, looking forward to getting the new one in the mail soon. And while I appreciate that they are sending the new one, no questions asked, I share hubby's frustration that this is now the second time we've had to contact them about this product!
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I understand your frustration...but how frustrated would you be if the told you to stick it!??

Hope the second one works out for you and the WittDog!!
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