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Offline Watth

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WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« on: March 26, 2018, 05:19:15 pm »
Why? How? ... Why?

FYI: € 29.90 = US$ 37.19

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 05:45:29 pm »
Why? How? ... Why?

FYI: € 29.90 = US$ 37.19

Why?

Because if you really need a DMM, and it's the only thing available, you buy it.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 05:55:29 pm »
Why not? Last I checked, France has a liberal market economy, which means, you can sell something for whatever price you want. Whether somebody buys it or not is another consideration.
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 05:55:52 pm »
That looks remarkably like the ones you can get for like $5.99 at Harbor Freight, but yeah, they cost that much because sometimes people who don't know any better pay that much.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2018, 05:57:15 pm »
Why? How? ... Why?

FYI: € 29.90 = US$ 37.19

Milk in petrol stations (at least in my area) also is hugely overpriced. - How? Why?

- Don't buy multimeter in shop which does not offer best multimeter prices. Why we even have this discussion?
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2018, 06:35:22 pm »
LoL, that looks like the one Harbor Freight gives away free... I got a handful of them
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2018, 06:41:55 pm »
The exact same one was in the rack of my local hardware store... twice. Different color, different brand, about 10€ price difference between them  :palm:

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2018, 06:50:15 pm »
I'm embarrassed to say that cheapie style of OEM multimeter is my own meter.

From a point of absolutely no comparison, it appears to do all the basics, and for a cheap price (normally) is something that isn't too bad, despite the screws being stripped to shit and the battery about to die...
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2018, 06:51:55 pm »
Bloody hell. I bought one of them a few years ago on CPC because it was cheaper to buy it at £2 than pay the small order handling charge and delivery fee.

Wasn’t too bad for the money. If it had a 10M input impedance it’d be pretty good for low voltage stuff.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2018, 05:31:47 am »
Reminds me of this...

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2018, 06:37:59 am »
Hahaha that’s hilarious.  :-DD
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2018, 09:46:46 am »
Looks like what they sell at Walmart for about $13-$15.  You can always try to sell it for more, though, there are stupid people out there who have no idea.
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2018, 09:49:29 am »
The exact same one was in the rack of my local hardware store... twice. Different color, different brand, about 10€ price difference between them  :palm:
There's a lot of research that indicates that people value a more expensive item more.  You're selling a good feeling, not just an item.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2018, 09:52:02 am »
Because sometimes people just don't know what these things cost elsewhere.
Big-name high-street electronics outlets still charge ridiculous prices for USB and other cables that can be found for a tenth of the cost elsewhere.
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2018, 09:55:42 am »
Tools do just seem very expensive in France, though this is ridiculous.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2018, 09:58:04 am »
Those meters keep well in the packaging,

no 'use by date' to worry about,

easy to dust off,

look very 'pro' to the uninitiated (suckers)

and the price goes up every year whether it gets sold or not

i.e. it costs the shop $2 to buy and in a few years it will sell for $29.99,
if it sells earlier at $15.99 and a restock costs $4 you are still cruising  :clap:
try and do that with bank interest and lousy shares BS  |O


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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2018, 10:00:03 am »
PS is contrôleur the usual translation for multimeter?
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2018, 10:27:55 am »
Well the French are a bit strange.

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2018, 10:36:45 am »
Those meters keep well in the packaging,

no 'use by date' to worry about,

easy to dust off,

look very 'pro' to the uninitiated (suckers)

and the price goes up every year whether it gets sold or not

i.e. it costs the shop $2 to buy and in a few years it will sell for $29.99,
if it sells earlier at $15.99 and a restock costs $4 you are still cruising  :clap:
try and do that with bank interest and lousy shares BS  |O


I'm in the wrong business   ::)
What do you think floor space costs each year? A product that sells that infrequently means losing money.
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2018, 10:50:56 am »
They're even 15.15 € in Castorama (not that Casto is especially cheap)

https://www.castorama.fr/multimetre-1er-prix-19cal/3454976899354_CAFR.prd
 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2018, 11:49:12 am »
The text in Greek translates to "8 function digital charge controller device"

Maybe that's a fair price for a charge controller after all ;)

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2018, 12:18:11 pm »
LoL, that looks like the one Harbor Freight gives away free... I got a handful of them

LOL yea I got a couple, one in the car one in the shed. But maybe that one is worth more because it's black. Might be a custom color.  :-DD
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2018, 12:23:09 pm »
Could be on to something there! From CPC here in the UK:

 

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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2018, 04:12:07 pm »
They're not too bad actually, reasonably accurate and quick to settle. Limited AC ranges, that's the only thing. Going rate is between £2.50 and a fiver, though.

For that kind of money or less you could have a VC97 or an AN8008, which are vastly better.
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Re: WTF Overpriced shitty DMM
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2018, 04:18:53 pm »
They're not too bad actually, reasonably accurate and quick to settle. Limited AC ranges, that's the only thing. Going rate is between £2.50 and a fiver, though.

For that kind of money or less you could have a VC97 or an AN8008, which are vastly better.
Where do you get an AN8008 for that kind of money?
 


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