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# 175124 18-Jun-2015 10:20
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Would you pay $199 for this from Harvey Normans? It's a nice quality product, but is it really worth $199?
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  # 1327114 18-Jun-2015 10:43
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Nope.

Bet you though, that when you buy a laptop off them and ask for a discount, they won't offer you money off, but this great product worth $199 for free (or even $50, which IMO is still more than it is worth).

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  # 1327135 18-Jun-2015 11:04
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is that a trick question

 
 
 
 


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  # 1327143 18-Jun-2015 11:11
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Does it come with $179 cash back for that price?

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  # 1327152 18-Jun-2015 11:22
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A surge protector with USB sockets and RFI and EMI filters?  How about this one for under $25?

As well as the extra power point, you also get a "$75,000 connected equipment warranty" - if I'm reading the original photo right, the $199 protector only gives you $5,000.

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  # 1327164 18-Jun-2015 11:35
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andrew027: A surge protector with USB sockets and RFI and EMI filters?  How about this one for under $25?



Not only that, you get


2 USB 5V 1000Amp Charger ports
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  # 1327168 18-Jun-2015 11:38
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I might go buy a couple at lunch, thanks for the good find!

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  # 1327203 18-Jun-2015 12:11
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frankv: Not only that, you get

2 USB 5V 1000Amp Charger ports
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Hmm, good point.  Based on that math, the connected equipment warrantry is probably only worth $75.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1327233 18-Jun-2015 12:37
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That would be on the stand right next to the $100 HDMI 'high quality' leads. Ridiculous.




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  # 1327236 18-Jun-2015 12:42
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They are called punts. Some elderly couple will buy one, who doesn't know the value of these things, when they buy their new tablet or computer. Although companies can sell thing for any price. These types of things can be the high margin things that they upsell customers on when they buy their TV, like HDMI cables, which you can get for $5 online from overseas vs up to $60 if not more in some NZ retailers.

These power protection warranties that some of these products have usually have  restrictions in their fine print. I wonder if anyone here has ever been paid out from them.

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  # 1327458 18-Jun-2015 17:44
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Consumers have no idea what compliance testing all electrical equipment already go through (except the cheap rubbish).  Not that an MOV surge protector does nothing for electronics, it is too slow.  Oh wait, a surge is a voltage dip where as overvoltage is called transients.  And transients are dealt with in power points, they arc over at about 600V or so.  So what does a surge protector actually do?




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  # 1327468 18-Jun-2015 18:21
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Niel: So what does a surge protector actually do?


It puts a bit more commission in the pocket of the slick sales dude at your favourite local big box retailer.




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