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ativa shredder / poor performance

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I purchased a ativa cx108 paper shredder and within 24 hrs the machine died.

I did all the right things, oiled it with home depot oil, never more than 10 sheets, 3 min on 6 min off, no more than 30 min at t time. After 3 hrs the machine jammed up and after 4 hrs, the machine died. Shut the thing off for 8 hrs and it still didnt work.

One review site states that the ativa name is somehow connected by liscense to Office Depot. If that is correct, it doesnt say much for Office Depot, Inc.

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  • Le
      16th of Jul, 2008
    0 Votes

    Ativa IS an Office Depot brand, much like Sam's Choice and Great Value are Wal-Mart brands. And much like those brands, Ativa is purchased from a national manufacturer, in this case Royal. Royal has been producing shredders for consumers for many years, and has a reputation of being above and beyond other manufacturers.

    Unfortunately, what many consumers do not understand, is that with anything you purchase, it may not work. My parents-in-law purchased a new mini-van several months ago and have had it in the shop for various reasons, some major, some minor. It does not matter how much was paid, even a Ferrari will break down. Exchange the item, and be done.

  • Gu
      22nd of Sep, 2011
    0 Votes

    Ativa shredder LD100 is a garbage. Dont buy this product and is practicly not supported. The excuse they will provide you that is your fault because you didn't lubricate the equipment. I was supprice about the office depot garbage businness. I used this equipment for personal use betwwen 15 to 20 invoices per week and only worked 6 month.

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