(Important stuff at bottom, you can skip the beginning stuff if you think it’s too long)
Okay, so I have a bit of a problem.
I was working out yesterday at my home gym. My barbell is made by Cap Barbell. The advertised strength for it is 700lbs.
I take care of my bar, unload all weights after use, don’t drop it needlessly etc.
Now it was to my surprise that when using a weight far below 700lbs (450lbs to be exact) the bar developed a permanent bend in it.
Now first off I’m pissed because it’s supposed to be unsafe using a bent bar so I can’t workout at home until I get it replaced.
Second off, I was 250lbs away from the advertised limit of the bar, that shouldn’t be happening.
I’m glad it didn’t snap while I was using it or something crazy like that, but I’m still extremely mad at this whole predicament.
Should I ask for some sort of compensation? Like they replace my bar or something since I wasn’t misusing it or using outside of advertised bounds? I don’t know what Cap’s Warranty is like and couldn’t pin it down. I bought the bar in August (of '09) so it’s barely half a year old.
On their Canadian site the only contact email they had was for sales, should I try contacting them there? Or is there a better email for me to contact them at?
I don’t know about you guys, but I think I have a case here, don’t I?
Anyone else with similar experiences that can help me out here?
Thanks in advance guys.