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Old 05-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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? for fanatics that have bought Thule 753....

I got mine from Amazon last week. It came in the original Thule box, but looked like it had been opened previously. The packaging is not that great and the towers rubbed on the cross bars in the box, so they have small scratches on them. They're not beat to hell, but all 4 have at least some little nicks.

So my plan is to return it to Amazon and have them send me another. But I'm looking at the Thule box and it's not built all that great, so I wonder if I'm wasting my time and the next one Amazon sends will have the same scratches. If that's the case, I just have to decide if I want to live with it, return for a refund or try to touch it up.

It's only a roof rack and I don't mind it getting a little beat up when I'm actually using it, but it irks me to buy something new and have it look like it's already used.

Any input from other Thule 753 purchasers on the condition of your rack right out of the box?

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Old 05-02-2009, 01:10 PM   #2
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Ordered mine online, not amazon though. No scratches or anything out of the box. If it bothers you, send it back and get an exchange. I know amazon sells new and used items. Are you sure you bought a brand new one?

But, if its not damged too much, just keep them. They will get scratched, knicked, bug goo, etc all over them.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:51 PM   #3
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If you're going to end up with a scratched one anyway, you might as well save some money! I've got a used Thule 753 for sale.

You've probably already made your decision but if not, let me know.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:50 PM   #4
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DAMN IT. You're just a little too late, bro.

Yeah, I returned the scratched one. The replacement showed up properly boxed and with no damage so it's been on the car for a week and carried bikes twice already. I'm very happy with the rack.

Thanks for posting, though. I appreciate the thought.
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