We recently republished a reader’s review of the new Husky ratcheting rotary socket wrench that he left in comment to our post about the tool. It has since come to light that this comment/review may have been FAKE. Until we get to the bottom of this, please consider the republished user review to be invalid.
In the review, the reader mentioned that he had the tool in his car trunk for the last month or so. The tool was not yet available in stores at that time! So… if the tool was not yet available, how has he been using it for a month? We’ll get to the bottom of this. Thanks to Eric for pointing out this discrepancy in your email to us!!
Please understand that we can’t be too careful. We apologize in advance if Jason’s review turns out to be genuine.
In the meantime, we’re looking for additional user reviews of this tool. Has anyone else used this new Husky, and if so, what did you think of it?
UPDATE: The original comment that was written by “Jason” came from the same IP as those written by “Luc” and “JB” in our Home Depot Husky Holiday Tool Gift Guide. As mentioned in the Consumerist post, the Florida-based IP address was the same for all 3 individuals, although the names and email addresses have been changed.
An Arin Whois lookup leads to a EMBARQ-GLOBAL network.
When I wrote to the Consumerist staff, I was seeking advice, not really expecting them to post about this incident just yet. This post was specifically crafted to attract additional incriminating comments from the alleged corporate shills. I figured if they were bold enough to leave four fake comments, maybe they’d write a lot more if invited to.
Husky 48 in 1 Ratcheting Rotary Dog Bone Socket Wrench via Home Depot