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Please expand this topic to include 'CON JOBS'.

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Mechatrommer:

--- Quote from: Gregg on February 20, 2018, 05:27:01 am ---Before it is banned here is a start of a list of “Con Jobs” feel free to add others
1.   Religion is the oldest documented con job

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well just how can i missed this? that is just because you say so the conclusion just comes right out of your butt. if you care to do your homework, you'll realize its the very cause of you living in peace and civilized. and the claimed writers of them was not asking a single cent from people like you even to the followers. you just cant see the fact and think everything you saw just happened naturally or based on "natural selection" ;) well... this one is going to sum it up all everything in the universe... end of discussion. back to electronics, cheers ;)

BrianHG:

--- Quote from: station240 on February 25, 2018, 01:11:40 pm ---
--- Quote from: jmelson on February 22, 2018, 10:23:33 pm ---What absolute IMBECILES!  They are selling it for $5!  What the heck is WRONG with these guys?  Now, if you sold an energy saver device for $100, that would make sense for the seller.  Yup, a 0.1 uF paper capacitor they get for $0.05, sell for $100 in a fancy plastic case.  They sure missed an opportunity with this one.

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No, they are likely working on the principle of "It's only $5, I can't be bothered with a refund". Cheap items rarely get returned as the consumers don't see it worth the time/trouble.
Some big companies use this trick also.

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Well, I doubt the end buyers actually know if the box is truly creating any savings at all.

rsjsouza:
Wireless wrist ESD straps
DMMs with fake CAT ratings
Certain brands of "mold killers" which are simply a 10W resistor plugged into AC
Fake multi-Farad Maxwell capacitors
Certain brands of power conditioners and surge suppressors
Electronic Termites and/or pest repellents - gizmos that are plugged in an outlet and promise to create waves that repel these creattures.

janoc:

--- Quote from: rsjsouza on February 25, 2018, 02:53:11 pm ---Electronic Termites and/or pest repellents - gizmos that are plugged in an outlet and promise to create waves that repel these creattures.

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Careful there, some actually do work. E.g. the chemical repellent dispensers that you plug into an outlet - the current powers a small heater that helps the repellent to evaporate and spread. No idea about termites (we don't have those here) but it certainly works with mosquitoes.

rsjsouza:

--- Quote from: janoc on February 25, 2018, 03:13:45 pm ---
--- Quote from: rsjsouza on February 25, 2018, 02:53:11 pm ---Electronic Termites and/or pest repellents - gizmos that are plugged in an outlet and promise to create waves that repel these creattures.

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Careful there, some actually do work. E.g. the chemical repellent dispensers that you plug into an outlet - the current powers a small heater that helps the repellent to evaporate and spread. No idea about termites (we don't have those here) but it certainly works with mosquitoes.

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That is why I mentioned "waves": the thermal ones work well (although infrared is a wave, it is not the active repellant agent)

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