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PRO ELEC 4 Gang Extension Lead, White 2m £6.80 for three, free delivery (£2.27 each, £3 delivery, free delivery if spending £6 or more) @ CPC

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Not a lot to say really. It's a 2m 4-gang extension lead. £3 delivery charge if you buy one or two, but free delivery if you buy three or spend £6 in total. No. of Outlets: 4 Outlet Type: UK C… Read More
Not a lot to say really. It's a 2m 4-gang extension lead. £3 delivery charge if you buy one or two, but free delivery if you buy three or spend £6 in total. No. of Outlets: 4 Outlet Type: UK C…
Newbold Avatar1d, 43m agoFound 1 day, 43 minutes ago6 Comments
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chimp14uk
I just had 2x 6 gang in black delivered for £6.
Super duper deal.

I had to read that very carefully, thanks internet.
Good for taking on holiday, plug into adapter , so that one easy to get to plug becomes more useful.
heat from me had plenty from cpc highly recommended (_;)
Nice find op
.but hurry, only 20,974 in stock as I type
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Gerber Splice Multi-Tool £15.94 Delivered at CPC

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Saw this in the CPC offers book through the post website still says £17.48 but if you call you will get this price (03447880088) Free delivery over £5 spend so £15.94 all in Cheapest I could fin… Read More
Saw this in the CPC offers book through the post website still says £17.48 but if you call you will get this price (03447880088) Free delivery over £5 spend so £15.94 all in Cheapest I could fin…
john_adamson999 Avatar1d, 1h agoFound 1 day, 1 hour ago3 Comments
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If this is the same Splice I have it is very small and £16 is a lot of money for it. I think I got the Splice and the Vice in a blister pack for £10 combined some years ago.
Gerber used to be good but was bought by fisker a few years back and the production was mostly moved to china so the blades and steel used are nowhere near what they used to be, decent enough for the price but if you want to pay more and have a tool that lasts, buy a leatherman
Good price but mixed / poor reviews in most places.
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SAMSUNG UBD-K8500 Smart 4K Ultra-HD HDR Blu-ray Player inc. basic delivery £198.00 @ CPC

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£198.00 @ CPC Farnell
A bargain for the people looking for a standalone player but I would personally go for an XBOX Should include 3x4k movies but better to ask to make sure Read More
A bargain for the people looking for a standalone player but I would personally go for an XBOX Should include 3x4k movies but better to ask to make sure
bobo53 Avatar4d, 3h agoFound 4 days, 3 hours ago12 Comments
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Good thing about the decent BD Player is that there is no jumbo jet taking off in the background when watching a movie without earphones. If you also wanna play games buy a more powerful console! ;k
miaomiaobaubau
I would also buy the xbox but could someone explain why this machine is not good? I am mostly interested in the picture and not on the sound side, does the xbox display any better picture than this?
thanks
It's not, 'not good' as such, but the xbox is *at least* as good a player in itself, costs the same (if not less if you look around...), and reviews indicate it has better picture quality and far extended functionality (did you know it even plays games???). It also has, and continues to receive updates that improves its functionality, ie the recent addition of audio passthrough etc...
I would also buy the xbox but could someone explain why this machine is not good? I am mostly interested in the picture and not on the sound side, does the xbox display any better picture than this?
thanks
blugardian
Lmao Buy an XBOX!
If i want underwhelming tech i'll buy a DVD player!

Despite this 'underwhelming tech' performing better in one of it's secondary functions that this product in it's primary function?
Lmao Buy an XBOX!
If i want underwhelming tech i'll buy a DVD player!

Edited By: blugardian on Apr 20, 2017 06:39
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tplink smart wifi plug £27.54 @ CPC

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£27.54 @ CPC Farnell
cheapest so far great item if you already have amazon alexa or Google home Read More
cheapest so far great item if you already have amazon alexa or Google home
Gneiting Avatar5d, 18h agoFound 5 days, 18 hours ago5 Comments
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Ghoma is £19.99 from B & Q
These are good. Got mine for £16.49 a while back from Argos. But only had the one in stock. Would like more.
£22.49 on Amazon or £24.99 with energy monitoring.
Hi Gneiting, I've updated the price to include VAT.
I paid £16:49 a while back and currently £25 elsewhere
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10 Way Tower Extension Lead S10WTTB, Surge Protected, 2m, White - £6.90 @ CPC

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10 Gang extension lead, surge protected for £6.90 delivered. Read More
10 Gang extension lead, surge protected for £6.90 delivered.
ebbz139 Avatar1w, 6d agoFound 1 week, 6 days ago27 Comments
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NotoriousC
only problem with this company is they send you a bunch of junk mail. literally every 2-3 days we get a brochure. gf went on the site 1 time to buy 1 item for christmas and we get spammed with **** leaflets and stuff
Yes found the same. Also of interest is that they quite frequently have the same product with a different code and price in there catalogues, to the ones that come up online in a standard site search. Also very irritating for an obvious retail site is that there quoted catalogue prices EXCLUDE VAT.
EG type in their site PL1050202 (Catalogue code) - you should get a pro electric 10 gang extension tower at £ 5.50 ex VAT,- now type PL10502 (just the one set of 02 shorter number) or search on site '10 gang extension tower'- What do you get?
I get the same thing ( A pro electric 2810) but at two different prices: one costs £5.50 + VAT the other £12.78 + VAT
That said occasional good bargains to be had , ordered two of these had one other one before (as not fallen over yet). So thanks ebbz139.
I just emailed them and asked them to stop sending the brochures. They responded and did so without any fuss.
Bewilders
Does anyone know whether this detaches from the base?
yes it does the base is just a plastic holder and sit quite well and just slides in and out of stand with out any force .


Edited By: jynx88 on Apr 11, 2017 20:49: spelling
Our website is Under Scheduled Maintenance :(

Heat though

Edited By: mrew42 on Apr 11, 2017 15:36
just ordered thanks op
Does anyone know whether this detaches from the base?
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BG ELECTRICAL WP22-01 13A 2 Way Outdoor Mains Socket £10.56 for 1 £26.64 for 3 @ CPC

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gap30 Avatar2w, 5d agoFound 2 weeks, 5 days ago4 Comments
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ive got a couple of these and they are very good!
Thanks op, heat added
These are fantastic. The waterproofing at the very bottom of the socket where the cables come out is very tight and it makes it hard to push the bottom of the plug in properly where there's a thick cable, but you can safely leave things plugged in when it's sealed. Heat added.
Heat added
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2x 10W Slim LED Floodlight, White, 6000k CPC delivered - £11.52

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£11.52 @ CPC Farnell
Cheap for a LED floodlight. £5.76 each. You don't have to buy 2 but the threshold for free delivery is £5 ex vat so 21p more spend needed. You could just add a for 35p Read More
Cheap for a LED floodlight. £5.76 each. You don't have to buy 2 but the threshold for free delivery is £5 ex vat so 21p more spend needed. You could just add a for 35p
nougat Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago15 Comments
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capa
Would this be suitable for lighting inside a garage

I would say yes, ordered for my garage!
Grumpy1
damadgeruk
tomcruz
4.99 in home bargains
Different light and unlikely to have 2 year warranty(which you may well need).
The one I bought from home bargains for £4.99 a couple of weeks ago is this model "VT-4911" & has manufacturer 2 year warranty. They also had black ones probably only whats left in stores as no longer available on line.
Apologies, I stand corrected. :)
damadgeruk
tomcruz
4.99 in home bargains
Different light and unlikely to have 2 year warranty(which you may well need).
The one I bought from home bargains for £4.99 a couple of weeks ago is this model "VT-4911" & has manufacturer 2 year warranty. They also had black ones probably only whats left in stores as no longer available on line.
Would this be suitable for lighting inside a garage
damadgeruk
simonspeakeasy
damadgeruk
tomcruz
4.99 in home bargains
Different light and unlikely to have 2 year warranty(which you may well need).
2 year warranty? Is this a CPC thing or . . .?
Product info from post #1, though I can confirm it is also noted on the box of the 20 and 50 Watt versions I received from CPC last week.
Well spotted - thank you
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Stanley socket set 201 pieces & free delivery £55.00 @ CPC Farnell

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A 201 Piece Professional high quality socket and spanner set ideal for most engineers, mechanics and most other trades. Everything housed in a rugged carry case. Deep and shallow 6 sided socket… Read More
A 201 Piece Professional high quality socket and spanner set ideal for most engineers, mechanics and most other trades. Everything housed in a rugged carry case. Deep and shallow 6 sided socket…
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WERA WWE5073675001 Kraftform Micro-Set 12 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009ODV0PI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_lN5XybAG2BMG8

I bought these, simply brilliant. Read the reviews.
montana78
I need a pricision screwdriver set that's perfect for repairing anything from an xbox 360 controller to macbook. Any advice?
All those sound like low torque applications so you don't need anything massively expensive, just look on ebay and amazon for a set with torx bits, usually around 12-20 quid will get you a good set, you don't need to spend loads.
I need a pricision screwdriver set that's perfect for repairing anything from an xbox 360 controller to macbook. Any advice?
Would have been great value if it were metric only. Sadly.
Sadly Stanley no longer has the reputation it used to for quality. Stanley still make decent knives and manual planes (if people don't go for power planes) but ultimately they are now a budget tool manufacturer making a killing out of historical reputation.

Buying a Stanley screwdriver is a bit like buying a YSL t-shirt in JJB (although probably a bit more practical for removing screws I appreciate).


Edited By: gimmeadealplease on Mar 13, 2017 21:52
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PRO SIGNAL 021160 4 Port USB 2.0 Ultra-Compact Hub - Bus Powered - from CPC £2.27 / £5.27 delivered

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£2.27 @ CPC Farnell
Product Overview Sleek, ultra-compact hub with 4 USB 2.0 ports Transfer rates up to 480 Mbps LED status indicator No power supply required, powered via USB port Supports Win XP/Vista/7/8 Dimen… Read More
Product Overview Sleek, ultra-compact hub with 4 USB 2.0 ports Transfer rates up to 480 Mbps LED status indicator No power supply required, powered via USB port Supports Win XP/Vista/7/8 Dimen…
alecb Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago7 Comments
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THAT things a sting in the eye of the bee-holder .. you'll probably have difficulty plugging in any more than two items and , yeah, usb2 is getting loooong in the (blue) Tooth.
Good properly powered Usb3 hubs are rarer than you think
Hunkerdown
Thats one ugly looking hub.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ;)
Thats one ugly looking hub.
dreamt12
the zeros require powered/active supply so this is fantastic for that.

Title says bus powered...
AndyRoyd
Probably not worth it as a single item order; USB2 is just a little too long in tooth with no significant cost benefit. Generic USB2 4-port hubs can be delivered ex-UK for mid-£2; compact USB3.0 4-ports can be delivered at low £4 ex-UK, half that if via the slow boat.


raspberry pi's have some issues with 3.0 and the zeros require powered/active supply so this is fantastic for that. yes quite niche market but still a market. wish I'd seen this before ordering off Amazon earlier today
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PRO SIGNAL Flat Cat5e LSOH Ethernet Patch Lead, RJ45 Plug, 15m Black 1.26£ / £4.26 delivered @ CPC Farnell

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PRO SIGNAL PSG90671 Flat Cat5e LSOH Ethernet Patch Lead, RJ45 Plug, 15m Black 1.26£ / £4.26 delivered @ CPC Farnell NOTE: Total price including delivery = £4.26, unless your order exceeds £5 (exc… Read More
PRO SIGNAL PSG90671 Flat Cat5e LSOH Ethernet Patch Lead, RJ45 Plug, 15m Black 1.26£ / £4.26 delivered @ CPC Farnell NOTE: Total price including delivery = £4.26, unless your order exceeds £5 (exc…
chmielnik420 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago29 Comments
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despite order going through over a week i got it was cancelled. Anyone recommend this type of cable maybe on ebay as there are so many on there and i only need them for my consoles and a few ip cctv cams.

thanks
mikem1989
VimesUK
I too have taken a punt for five cables.
Good points made by Plunet, I do tend to buy From Kenable cables on ebay for my needs.
A few years old now but still worth watching.... https://youtu.be/ojFPdg7DGvk
Heat added op
Good informative video!

It is, thanks.

When people buy with only price as a consideration that is what you end up with. It does make a difference.
Hi, could we please expire this now. We have sold out stock and are not going to be able to get more in for this product.

Thanks
plunet
Buyer beware. Ethernet cables depend upon the cores within the cable being crossed with each other to eliminate external interference and crosstalk between neighbouring pairs. If the cable is flat, the pairs probably are no twisted and this smells like a case of form over function.
If you're planning to use this cable for high speed networking, or for it to be run next to other cables you will probably find it won't work or works badly. Just because you can buy one, you need to be aware of its technical limitations.
If you doubt what I have suggested I suggest you read up on twisted pair. The Wikipedia page is a good start. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twisted_pair
I don't dispute that the price is good for 15m of cable but I would not want to use this type of cable for any significant distance. A metre or so might be ok, but 15m is asking for trouble.

Whilst you are correct about twisted cables, I suspect these flat cables do still have four twisted pairs within, as per this drawing http://www.solwise.co.uk/downloads/files/cat6_flat_drawing.pdf
Personally I can see some bright spark in China using untwisted aluminium cable just to save a penny, so would prefer to stick with branded cables where I can verify their construction. On eBay the normal ones cost exactly the same.
spannerzone
Well I thought that cat5 or higher standard was based upon twisted pairs - surely the fact that these are flat means they're not adhearing to the minimum standard of cat5? (assuming they aren't twisted in some clever way)
That's doesn't mean it won't work, it will, it just means it's not adhearing to the standard cat5 type cables.
I'm no expert and am fully happy to be utterly berrated by an expert
anonimousse
They are just cables mate..you don't have to adhere to anything! just have fun with them - that is what they are for and oh, use different colours they bring out the data even more lol
Sure thing,why not, you're right, as long as it's bright and is made of something vaguely metallic and shiney it'll do ....coloured cables are proven unscientifically beyound doubt to make faster speeds and betters sounds :D



Edited By: spannerzone on Mar 11, 2017 22:58
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PRO SIGNAL 3m Blue A Plug to Micro B Plug Flat USB 3.0 Cable 60p / £3.60 delivered @ CPC Farnell

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60p for pretty decent USB 3.0 cable. Have not seen this price and in stock for a while. This is also my first post. Free shipping and no handling fee over 5 pound exc vat. -----------------… Read More
60p for pretty decent USB 3.0 cable. Have not seen this price and in stock for a while. This is also my first post. Free shipping and no handling fee over 5 pound exc vat. -----------------…
chmielnik420 Avatar1m, 1w agoFound 1 month, 1 week ago27 Comments
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chmielnik420
I dont think so. Title is not measleading, it is straight and simple as it can be.
I think quite opposite. I get annoyed by posts that add the shipping, eg. for amazon. TO be honest I havent paid for shipping on amazon even when I was a total newbie. Explaining such things as thresholds for free shipping, or avoiding handling fees to people should be considered degrading. If someone is using this site knows what he/she is doing - looking for best deal for himself/herself. And paying handling fee is not really a best way to spend your money.
This really silly. Especially as there are different types of services, ndd, same day etc. Who am I to choose "default" option for somebody?
SFJnet
chmielnik420
SFJnet
Good price, but it looks like CPC are charging a £2.50 "handling fee" which should be included in your overall deal price.
You only need to go over 5 pound, and the fee is gone. You also get a free shipping.
Understood, and I appreciate you are new to HUKD, but it is the standard on this website that the total price shown in your deal is EVERYTHING including delivery or service charges. The point is that it is impossible for anyone to buy, and have delivered, one cable for just 60p so the deal title is misleading. You'll see this all the time as you look at more HUKD deals.
Please let us know when we can congratulate you for grasping the English language
Thank god USB-C has come to replace ridiculous lookin cables like this. Just give it 10 or so years to catch on, eh? :{
Just a little heads up, there is another 2m cable for 24p w/o shipping. It can be used for 3.5" external drives.
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-signal/psg90488/lead-flat-usb3-0-a-m-b-m-2m-black/dp/CS2160769
I did not post separate, because this one is there for a while. But still a decent price.
Crossbow
chmielnik420
And he forgot the handling fee. The cheapest option to get a single item is to pay 6.09 total...Anyway CPC dont offer basic shipping under 5 pound exc tax...
Don't know about that - it's coming up as £3.60 in total to pay for me:http://i.imgur.com/8gVyTCJ.png
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chmielnik420
Or just buy 10 for 6 pound with free basic shipping.
The deal you posted is for 1 cable. You can post a separate deal of 10 for £6 if you like.

I was wrong. The cheapest shipping possible for one item here is indeed free (not 2,99 for one day shipping ad i thought), but the handling fee is 2,5£ exc VAT, so 3£ effectively.
3 meters! Wowzers.
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SAMSUNG 3.3W LED Lamp GU10 light bulbs Warm White (2700K), 210 Lumens, 35W Equivalent £8.30 for 5 delivered @ CPC (£10.99 each on amazon)

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£1.78 each or £1.66 each if you buy 5 CPC is free post over a fiver so might as well buy 5 or more £10.99 each on prime... bargain :{ https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/LED-Bulbs/Samsung-Equiv-000Hrs-Na… Read More
£1.78 each or £1.66 each if you buy 5 CPC is free post over a fiver so might as well buy 5 or more £10.99 each on prime... bargain :{ https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/LED-Bulbs/Samsung-Equiv-000Hrs-Na…
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verysleepy
Expecive and not very bright
5W 380lm here for £4.99 five packhttp://www.toolstation.com/shop/p85420?table=no
Or go for poundland bulbs, 360lm with much wider beam angle.
Expecive and not very bright
5W 380lm here for £4.99 five pack
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p85420?table=no
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40 pack ultra alkaline AA batteries £6.96 delivered from CPC

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This seems like a good price for 40 alkaline batteries delivered Also selling 6 gang extension lead with 2 metre flex for £3.26 http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/1596-2m/extension-lead-six-gang-2… Read More
This seems like a good price for 40 alkaline batteries delivered Also selling 6 gang extension lead with 2 metre flex for £3.26 http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/1596-2m/extension-lead-six-gang-2…
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PRO ELEC Surge Protected Individually Switched 8 Way Extension Lead, 2m £8.64 Free delivery @ CPC Farnell

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PRO ELEC Surge Protected Individually Switched 8 Way Extension Lead, 2m £8.64 Free delivery @ CPC Farnell Ordered a 6way some time ago but never received it, found this one & think it's a good… Read More
PRO ELEC Surge Protected Individually Switched 8 Way Extension Lead, 2m £8.64 Free delivery @ CPC Farnell Ordered a 6way some time ago but never received it, found this one & think it's a good…
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dean_brfc
How do you stop CPC sending you catalogues?

Email, call up, or post it without a stamp with 'undelivered, pls remove from mailing list' written on it.

surely going to try that as am a bit fed up by the weekly 'magazines' they keep posting me .... think about the environment too ...

Update : figured out i could stop the catalogues, from continuing to being mailed, by calling Tel# 0344 88 00 88 quoting account number (should be on catalogue - begining with CSH). The good lady has said she would do the needful but it could take upto 14 days to take effect...



Edited By: AlChksHotUkDeals on Mar 18, 2017 12:09: Spell
Bought two last time on here and I can recommend them . Delivery is also very quick, but all CPC stuff comes packed in a ginormous box !

Not everyone sees every deal on here, so I have no problem if a deal has been posted before .
those times when you cant be bothered to fill in a mile long page and just want a paypal button . yawn closed page. still voted hot tho
supersue
supersue
johnthehuman
guttediam
guttediam
Before posting this I did a search to see if this was posted before, search come back without this tread ( well I didn't see it ) http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/surge-protected-individually-switched-8-outlet-extension-lead-cpc-7-67-delivered-2608329
If I would have seen it I still would have ordered it but I wouldn't have posted it ( I even made a comment on that deal, but I do comment a lot ).
I was thinking about deleting this because comments about this not being a deal but really it's us the users choice to vote Hot or Cold..
"thread" better correct before I get corrected by the Grammar Police! You know who you are.. pmsl :P
You should be warning about the Spelling Police, not the Grammar Police. It was a spelling mistake.
Yours Faithfully,
The Pedantic Dept. of the Grammar Police.
Actually, there WAS a grammar mistake "I would of...." let's get it right! (lol!:p)
And "If I HAD seen it I would have..." <3


Thanx ( thank you ) Miss :P ;)
Woody0207
Voted cold as a similar offer from CPC got cancelled for me with no warning or notification despite lots of stock - is that normal?


Fair do's ;)
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Expanding Hose Pipe - 30m/100ft £14.99 @ cpc farnell

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This length seems to average around £25 Don't know what the quality is like, haven't tried one. :) Read More
This length seems to average around £25 Don't know what the quality is like, haven't tried one. :)
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Pateo
I'm sorry but don't waste your time and money on these hopeless novelty badly designed tat! I've had several of these and know of friends and relatives who all have the same problems! They are great for the first six months or so then they become tangled and knotted, start leaking plus they never return to the original contracted size, so the pipe diameter is not as wide as standard hose pipe so unless you have the option to increase the pressure it takes about twice as long to water garden etc. Total waste of time! Rant over (_;)
Yep, once they get old they don't expand like they used to, takes ages to get the water through and start leaking.... sorry, I'm getting confused with something else.....
I bought this one before. don't waste your money, it's useless.

the gun was even leaking in the seam on the handle.

Edited By: Gonz on Mar 06, 2017 21:55
Pateo
Looking4Glitches

This length seems to average around £25
Don't know what the quality is like, haven't tried one. :)
I'm sorry but don't waste your time and money on these hopeless novelty badly designed tat! I've had several of these and know of friends and relatives who all have the same problems! They are great for the first six months or so then they become tangled and knotted, start leaking plus they never return to the original contracted size, so the pipe diameter is not as wide as standard hose pipe so unless you have the option to increase the pressure it takes about twice as long to water garden etc. Total waste of time! Rant over (_;)
I bought a cheap one from Amazon 3 years back and I have had no problems, it's been out in all weathers ... Maybe I was lucky, but the rejects normally always find me!...

Thanks to the power of Amazon Free Returns!. I don't have to suffer long :D

Edited By: Looking4Glitches on Mar 07, 2017 10:34: edit
Looking4Glitches

This length seems to average around £25
Don't know what the quality is like, haven't tried one. :)
I'm sorry but don't waste your time and money on these hopeless novelty badly designed tat! I've had several of these and know of friends and relatives who all have the same problems! They are great for the first six months or so then they become tangled and knotted, start leaking plus they never return to the original contracted size, so the pipe diameter is not as wide as standard hose pipe so unless you have the option to increase the pressure it takes about twice as long to water garden etc. Total waste of time! Rant over (_;)
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Megaphone - Pulse MP20 10W - just £7.64 (free delivery) CPC Farnell

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Go on.....you know you want to. :D Pulse MP20 10W Megaphone The MP20 from Pulse is a 20W peak handheld megaphone with wrist strap and folding handle for easy storage. · Power rating (RMS):… Read More
Go on.....you know you want to. :D Pulse MP20 10W Megaphone The MP20 from Pulse is a 20W peak handheld megaphone with wrist strap and folding handle for easy storage. · Power rating (RMS):…
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Ideal present for your little nieces and nephews.
ublewit
I am sooo getting one of these to get my lazy kids up in the morning!! :D
maybe get them in bed at a decent time, avoid sugary food after a certain time and make sure they don't spend all day doing nothing so they are tired at night

ah you say kids, so more than one.. sod it get a megaphone
ublewit
I am sooo getting one of these to get my lazy kids up in the morning!! :D
Yeah, what is wrong with them? They know the bus to the coal mine leaves at 5.30am, but at 5am they are still in bed!
I am sooo getting one of these to get my lazy kids up in the morning!! :D
don't get me started on neighbours!
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PRO ELEC 6 Way Extension Lead, 2m Black £3.47 / £6.47 delivered OR 2 for £6.94 delivered @ CPC Farnell

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Brochure came through my mail, pretty good price for a 6 way extension lead. Plus £2.50 handling charges for orders under £5 Read More
Brochure came through my mail, pretty good price for a 6 way extension lead. Plus £2.50 handling charges for orders under £5
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IWANTBLUE
I bought the 10 way version of that a month or two ago, not used it 'in anger' but seems ok, great price.. decent quality.

Huh?.

What made you angry with it?, or ..... :-)
great deal, they also have the 5 Meter model for very cheap price, even adding P&P cheapest out there.

I bought the 10 way version of that a month or two ago, not used it 'in anger' but seems ok, great price.. decent quality.
They do various different extension leads and this deal comes up at least once every few months in some variation or another. There should just be one deal that says "if you need an extension lead take a look at cpc".

Edited By: qwerty212 on Mar 29, 2017 13:23
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Pro Elec 10 Gang extension tower £6.60 delivered @ CPC

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As above. Not a bad price for a 10 gang extension lead with 2m cable. Could be useful for some. 10-Gang power distribution tower Angled sockets, ideal for transformers BS1363/A and BS57… Read More
As above. Not a bad price for a 10 gang extension lead with 2m cable. Could be useful for some. 10-Gang power distribution tower Angled sockets, ideal for transformers BS1363/A and BS57…
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I have a couple of these, the tower slots into the base, so you do not have to have it vertical, you can have it lying down flat on the floor . You can always plug it into a surge protector, if that's what you want.
You can never have too many sockets.The government are good at passing useless or unnecessary laws, well a it is about time they passed some useful ones and force all new builds to have a minimum number of sockets in each room , instead of the bare minimum they get away with nowadays.
Does anyone know if it is possible to get a tower like this but with individual switches? Seems impossible to find in a tower....
Heat added, thanks OP
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Why not? In Britain we used to manufacture basic household goods to a very high standard, and it wasn't seen as joke when that was the case..
And it would have cost at least 45 quid in today's money. When I was at college in the early 80's, beer in the college bar was 50p a pint and a four-way extension lead cost the best part of a tenner. What do you want, cheap stuff or British jobs? For most people, cheap stuff wins - sad as it might be.

Firstly, that is a fallacy argument as you've painted it as a black and white scenario. Britains manufacture base should (have) been retained in the areas where we have the natural resources and/or skills and infrastructure (most of the latter two have been sold off).

I studied externalisation of costs in economics - the externalised costs of cheap Chinese products are HUGE. These are invisible costs, supplementary to the £price ticket, that include intellectual property costs, costs to the environment, damage to our economy, infrastructure and labour force. Furthermore the cheapness relates to economies of scale, servitude, deplorable environmental and working standards (endemic in China) and exploitation of workers.

Secondly the cost you cite is no doubt a guess but it's probably on the cheap side. However if we had retained our industry it wouldn't' be £45. It would be more than £6.60, but as many of the population are slowly realising in the long term, it's a FALSE economy to export work, and import products, and it's wreaked havoc in the UK. In real terms, the cost may be £20-30 more to the British economy, than the ticket price, but externalised costs are not calculated and displayed to the public.

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And I'd dispute that the stuff we made was that good in any case. Look at Lucas car electrics - way inferior to anything coming out of far eastern plants today. Or cars in general - shoddy finishing, steel that started rotting two years after purchase, and engines that needed a rebuild after 50,000 miles.

Again, fallacy argument. You're talking about decades past. If people were prepared to pay prices that are relative to what they are buying, British manufacturing would have improved technologically with other nations.

I could easily point you at a lot of market sectors where we were as good as the ROW.. but to put it another way - Germany does not depend on exploitation of a developing country to produce products that are well made. If Britain had invested in it's infrastructure rather than sold it off, we could too.
JamesSmith

Why not? In Britain we used to manufacture basic household goods to a very high standard, and it wasn't seen as joke when that was the case..
And it would have cost at least 45 quid in today's money. When I was at college in the early 80's, beer in the college bar was 50p a pint and a four-way extension lead cost the best part of a tenner. What do you want, cheap stuff or British jobs? For most people, cheap stuff wins - sad as it might be.

And I'd dispute that the stuff we made was that good in any case. Look at Lucas car electrics - way inferior to anything coming out of far eastern plants today. Or cars in general - shoddy finishing, steel that started rotting two years after purchase, and engines that needed a rebuild after 50,000 miles.
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Danlers LED Dimmer Module 5W (adjustable) minimum. Made in UK £10.20 @ CPC

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So you've invested in dimmable LED bulbs to replace your halogen/incandescent, then realise your existing brass/oak dimmer switches won't work with them. No problem, just (have a qualified electrician… Read More
So you've invested in dimmable LED bulbs to replace your halogen/incandescent, then realise your existing brass/oak dimmer switches won't work with them. No problem, just (have a qualified electrician…
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I have always found it cheaper to buy switches and take out the dimmer module.

This is not a 5w unit but a 5 - 250 watt unit, so you can use normal light bulbs too
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Hilka 120 piece professional socket set £83.98 @ CPC

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I have one of these sets and they are fantastic value for money. The ratchet is 72 teeth so perfect in tight spaces and contains a great assortment of items suitable for all auto mechanic needs. Would recommend.
Historic info I'll admit, but I've a number of Hilka Socket sets which are probably 40 years old - never had a problem with them - so if they're still making their stuff to the same quality then you'll be OK
Got an old Halfords which is great, a minor criticism would be the ratchets which don't have many teeth so working in a confined area can be a pain. Hopefully this will help someone who's on the lookout for a decent set.
what are people thinking about this set? Maybee compared to the Halfords kit. I have a Halfords set i find most of the components ok ratchets great spanners a wee bit springy and the sockets could do with being machined further to the tip because if your in the end of a tricky fastening it easily cams off.
I see these are made in China so concerned about quality but they do look like tough 6 faced sockets.
£129.99 in Argos
£129.99 in Screwfix

Edited By: Roger_Irrelevant on Feb 22, 2017 07:10: °^