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Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« on: June 12, 2011, 12:08:03 pm »
I was checking the DMM pricing in the German market and found this Gossen Metrawatt DMM,
CATII 300 to have an pricing of 635EUR.....  and still I am getting smokes from my ears .

With specs as generic DMM plus automotive use, that price is ridiculously extreme ..  :o

Check the link, and below another link with translation in English ..
And if you find the magic on it, that justifies this pricing, please share it with me too,
because I did not found it so far !! 

http://www.conrad.de/ce/de/product/123091/GMC-METRAPORT-40-S-dgt-Klapp-Multimeter/?ref=reco

http://translate.google.gr/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.conrad.de%2Fce%2Fde%2Fproduct%2F123091%2FGMC-METRAPORT-40-S-dgt-Klapp-Multimeter%2F%3Fref%3Dreco&act=url


 
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 12:21:03 pm »
the magic is its a very small size compared to netbook, but the cost is twice the decent netbook. i'm sure there is intel i7 like processor inside the gossen.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 02:15:36 pm »
They must make their gold plating reeeaaalllyyy thick... ;)
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2011, 04:17:29 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 05:20:20 pm »
You're probably paying a lot for the name which is probably true to some extent with Fluke.
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 06:28:58 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D

Dave.


Where the hell did they managed to find virgins? Imported ones?  :P :P :P :P :P

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 06:39:27 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D

Dave.


Where the hell did they managed to find virgins? Imported ones?  :P :P :P :P :P
The probably bought some Thai brides.
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2011, 07:35:48 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D
Dave.
Where the hell did they managed to find virgins? Imported ones?  :P :P :P :P :P
The probably bought some Thai brides.
i'll buy one the dmm if she's included.
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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2011, 08:36:29 pm »
Conrad isn't always cheap when it comes to measurement devices etc. Farnell sells it for 517 EUR (EDIT: sorry that's the analog one), Amazon has it for 700+ (lol).

My favorite shops don't seem to sell it though :(
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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 08:17:20 am »
Well I am starting to believe that Gossen makes lots of cash from all the other stuff that they make,
like electrical switches for panels & PLC & electrical control automation's,
that they do not care at all about their DMM market share.


This is the only explanation that makes some sense.
And the bottom line is that if they do not care why should I ?   
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 08:54:33 am »
Do pointy haired bosses buy these as status symbols?
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 10:22:12 am »
Do pointy haired bosses buy these as status symbols?

Hmm I haven't see a picture of Dave when he got his , and he has lots of them ..   ;D  ;D  ;D
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2011, 02:25:22 pm »
Well I am starting to believe that Gossen makes lots of cash from all the other stuff that they make,
like electrical switches for panels & PLC & electrical control automation's,
that they do not care at all about their DMM market share.

I agree with you there.

Hmm I haven't see a picture of Dave when he got his , and he has lots of them ..   ;D  ;D  ;D

I think they gave Dave one for review to just make the rest of us here drool at something we can never lay our hands on.
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2011, 09:40:19 pm »
Do pointy haired bosses buy these as status symbols?

Hmm I haven't see a picture of Dave when he got his , and he has lots of them ..   ;D  ;D  ;D

Modern day equivalent of a gold neck-chain with medallion:- a Gossen meter with the leads tied around your neck!

 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2011, 09:44:48 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D

Dave.

How come you've never bought us a vblog from that factory instead of boring Chinese pcb assembly plants.  ???

 ;)  ;D
 

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Re: Gossen Metrawatt lost their minds - tottaly
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011, 10:59:29 pm »
Hand made by nude virgins in Germany perhaps? :D

Dave.

How come you've never bought us a vblog from that factory instead of boring Chinese pcb assembly plants.  ???

 ;)  ;D

It's impossible for Dave to make anything boring.
 


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