First of all, I had low hopes for this fan based on the state it arrived to my apartment from Best Buy. As you can see in the attached pictures, it was clearly used (great quality control...) and the box was torn up, duct taped back up, and seemingly even chewed it spots. You could hear everything clanking around inside and the base was not only covered in dirt, but had actual chunks missing out of it.
Alas, I figured, it's hot, this is my second attempt at getting a fan through Best Buy online (our store in Manhattan does not sell pedestal style fans and I needed one that could reach over my bed) and so, regardless of the horrid state this has arrived in, I will put it together because, as long as it keeps me cool, I'm fine with it at this point.
I put it together, turned it on, and assumed it was on the lowest setting so I went to turn it up.... nope, it was already on the highest setting. I could barely feel it! I went to change it to the low setting to see if maybe I was mistaken and maybe 3 was low and 1 was high? But no, 1 was not even noticeably on, and 3 was the setting that 1 is on a normal fan. So disappointing that I have to lug this all the way back to the store again to return. Never buying fans from best buy again.