Paper Shredder Death

One thing I've been wanting for a long time is a paper shredder. When it comes to bills I'm a firm believer in not throwing away anything that can be used against you. Having the wood stove comes in handy because I can burn a lot of the mail that has important accounts numbers and information I don't want falling into the wrong hand. Even though I burn a lot of that stuff, there are types of paper with certain inks, colorings, finishes, etc, that I can't burn because they contain chemicals that are harmful when burned. That's where a paper shredder would really come in handy.

My mother-in-law got me a paper shredder for Christmas, and I've been trying to get a review written up on it since Christmas. Unfortunately I'm having major problems getting a review up because it doesn't work! She bought me a Durabrand 4 Sheet Diamond Shaped Cut Paper Shredder with Wastebasket. I was so excited to have it I ran home and opened the box ready to use it. I found that the box had been taped back up, and you could definitely tell it was a packaged back up and returned product. Half the parts weren't even in the box.

My mother-in-law gave me the receipt, and I returned the shredder to Walmart for a replacement only to find the replacement didn't work either. The 3rd try has to be a charm right? Nope. The 3rd one ended up working a couple times before it quit.

When I look up Durabrand online, and the only thing I found was a review with tons of comments about the same shredder not working. I'm going to return the thing one last time, but this time I'm going to go ahead and add the cash I need to purchase a better one.

So the next time you're looking at paper shredders in Walmart, stay away from the Aurora Durabrand models. Then again, just stay away from Walmart!

1 comment:

Russell Richardson said...

I had a similar problem with my Durabrand 4 Sheet Diamond Shaped Cut Paper, had to return it 3 times.
I now just use my bank statements to start my woodburner. :)