Redheadsticky, I don't blame you. I like the pull-start motors a lot better. Check out Dax Friction Drive Fan Club. What's your impression of the Micargi? How are the wheels? http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dax-Friction-Drive-fan-club/218445778250153 For what it's worth, I have better luck with FedEx. I think the tv-thrower was FedUp and quitting. UPS mashes a bunch of stuff.