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  Reply # 2063409 27-Jul-2018 10:22
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It says $3 for me


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  Reply # 2063414 27-Jul-2018 10:29
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$3 for me, might get one and see how terrible it is. 
Would not surprise me if it was a key ring styled as a multimeter.

 

 





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  Reply # 2063415 27-Jul-2018 10:30
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$2 Shipping on a $2 item. This is why I do not use wish. 





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  Reply # 2063418 27-Jul-2018 10:33
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I think the "catch" is that you sign up with Wish - so they get more potential future customers.

 

This also made me chuckle....

 

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  Reply # 2063419 27-Jul-2018 10:34
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It says $3 for me too plus $2 shipping all NZD.

 

I've never come across this site before, what's its backstory?  Is it similar to AliExpress where manufacturers can sell their products on a global ecom platform?

 

That multimeter from just the photos alone looks to be more spec'd than my own meter so am tempted for the sake of $5 NZD landed.


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  Reply # 2063420 27-Jul-2018 10:34
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There are plenty of these sorts of multimeters around they use a SOC made in bulk, Likely don't have any fuses or if they do definitely wont be HRC and will blow up much easier than a good meter.

 

However if all you want to do is see if a 5v or 3.3v rail or pin is working on an Arduino they will work just fine so long as you don't need a highly accurate readout.





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  Reply # 2063421 27-Jul-2018 10:37
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Three different multimeters shown in the pictures. Maybe you're only buying the leads?!





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  Reply # 2063433 27-Jul-2018 10:40
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Its for the wires only. Standard wish BS. Horrid site that is only good to get the knockoff items that have been kicked off aliexpress.

 

Its the home of the $20 3D printer that becomes a filament sample when they ship it or graphics cards that become only the heatsink when you actually bother to open up the description and read it.

 

Low values so I guess most people cant be bothered to dispute it.





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  Reply # 2063437 27-Jul-2018 10:50
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I'll stick to Fluke and Megger thanks!


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  Reply # 2063441 27-Jul-2018 10:54
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That Wish site must be giving Google a fortune in advertisements.  I barely watch YouTube music videos now every second advert is for that stupid Wish site, presumably it for people who lack intelligence to use AliExpress.


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  Reply # 2063444 27-Jul-2018 11:02
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Package Content: 1*Multimeter cable





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  Reply # 2063452 27-Jul-2018 11:09
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Stu:

 

Package Content: 1*Multimeter cable

 

 

Oh, bloody hell!

 

 


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  Reply # 2063455 27-Jul-2018 11:12
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Stu:

 

Package Content: 1*Multimeter cable

 

 

The browser title also reads "Universal Digital Multimeter Multi Meter Test Lead Probe Wire Pen Cable".  Duh.


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  Reply # 2063547 27-Jul-2018 12:07
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A HUGE amount of the listings on wish are outright fraud.

 

$1 cellphones, graphics cards etc, and if they ever turn up at all it's just a cable or a box rather than the item.





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

 

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  Reply # 2063659 27-Jul-2018 14:04
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They use the popover to hide the actual information. They also block disabling javascript. I have a very handy Chrome extension that lets me remove selected screen elements so I was able to view the site without obstruction. Surely this kind of thing can't be legal? It is out and out fraud.

 

 

 

 





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