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Offline Fraser

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Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« on: January 05, 2012, 12:56:35 am »
I was just browsing the Dino Direct site and discovered a pocket multimeter made by a company called "GongRong" !
Surely this must be a joke   ;D   Its actually a Mastech MS8216 unit.

Take a look here:

http://www.dinodirect.com/digital-multimeter-notebook-automatic-range-ms8216-currency-GBP.html

 I also found the Uni-T UT601 LC meter at Dino Direct for only GBP16.89 ....great price, I own one and it works well.

http://www.dinodirect.com/digital-capacitance-meter-multifunction-uni-t-ut601-currency-GBP.html
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 01:07:10 am »
lol, nice
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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 03:01:37 am »
Sounds like Chinglish GongRong. LOL!
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 06:32:02 am »
I've been in China twice. They are really proud of these names, and such a name probably makes this product sell better on asian markets.
And if it's price is low, maybe in other parts of the world.
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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 06:51:56 am »
Nice!

This product has one Lung Ho transformer  ;D

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 03:43:30 pm »
I've been in China twice. They are really proud of these names, and such a name probably makes this product sell better on asian markets.
And if it's price is low, maybe in other parts of the world.

As long as you do not try to market under the brand name FuBar in the English speaking world you are probably OK... ::)
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2012, 08:16:28 pm »
at that price i would simply buy it for the name alone....
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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 09:17:01 pm »
Would you believe they're selling "Fluke Professional" multimeters for only $7 USD?  This little wonder even does "time-stamped temperature highs and lows."  How could you go-rong with this deal?

 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 12:55:49 am »
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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 12:58:54 am »
Because its not fluke, its that thing:
http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/204596931/DT832_Digital_Multimeter.html

It wouldn't surprise me if it were a knockoff of a knockoff. :P
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 01:20:03 am »
I ran across this one recently... pretty close to the old Fluke 70 series meters

http://www.securitystoreusa.com/ACT-3000-p/act3000.htm
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 04:00:15 am »
I was just browsing the Dino Direct site and discovered a pocket multimeter made by a company called "GongRong" !
Surely this must be a joke   ;D

They are not reliable.  You will find that its one measurement "GongRong" after another. ;D
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2012, 10:03:33 am »
I ran across this one recently... pretty close to the old Fluke 70 series meters

http://www.securitystoreusa.com/ACT-3000-p/act3000.htm

Indeed.  But pretty expensive too I'd think.
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2012, 01:04:24 pm »
Would you believe they're selling ... for only $7 USD? 

Only? That is a ripoff  ;). You get such junk for $5 http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html
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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2012, 01:09:35 pm »
Would you believe they're selling ... for only $7 USD? 

Only? That is a ripoff  ;). You get such junk for $5 http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html

I've seen those "meters" for less than 3$ here.
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2012, 02:10:59 pm »
[Only? That is a ripoff  ;). You get such junk for $5 http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html

The extra profit is for the ad copy writer. Otherwise I would never have believed that a small-screen digital multimeter tester could feature a convenient large screen. Awesome stuff.  :D
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2012, 02:21:27 pm »
It's not electronics, but I kid you not: In New York City I used to go to a Thi food market called Poo Ping.

I think it would be tough to top that with a real firm.
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2012, 05:24:49 pm »
Reminds me of how Chevy Nova wasn't selling to well in certain markets where the name meant "not going"

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2012, 06:01:33 pm »
Would you believe they're selling ... for only $7 USD? 

Only? That is a ripoff  ;). You get such junk for $5 http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-digital-multimeter-90899.html

I've seen those "meters" for less than 3$ here.

Use them in your DIY lower supplies. They are cheaper than panel meters, jeez...
 

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Re: Would you buy a meter by a manufacturer called GongRong ?
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2012, 06:15:22 am »
I found a LCD in my collection made by "Long D"  ;D
 


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