I posted the following review to the Jamestown Distributors review facility but over a week later it has not been posted despite having submitted with a confirmed reviewer e-mail address, an e-mail question about when the review would be posted and a follow-up e-mail stating that I would post the review here since Jamestown Distributors apparently were not going to post it. I should note that this morning they did post a very
similar review that had been submitted by someone else way back in January. If that January review had been posted less than 2 months late I would not have placed my order.
The item in question: Anti-Rattle Door Fasteners
Your Rating: 2 stars
Headline: Poor finish, not Seafarer
Best Uses : Small Jobs
Describe Yourself : Casual Do-It-Yourselfer
I ordered the fasteners to use dog down old-fashioned wood-framed hatches. The delivered product looks superficially like the image but has a really poor surface finish (looks like a sand casting !)and the hinge pins are not solid pins as in the image but instead tubular press-fitted inserts. The catalog description says they are by Seafarer but the packaging says they are made by Whitecap.
The picture below is what I included with the review.
I should also mention that when I contacted Seafarer about the item they confirmed that it was not manufactured by them. I ordered 5 of them and they are all unusable.
This is the first shoddy or sub-standard product I have gotten from Jamestown Distributor and I'm surprised at both the quality and the lack of responsiveness. I hope it is a one-time event.