4 Plug Gang Socket Extention Lead Just £1 @ Poundland
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4 Plug Gang Socket Extention Lead Just £1 @ Poundland

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Found 30th Jul 2008
Spotted this in my local Poundland today, though it was quite good as they are usually quite a bit more in other shops.

In-Store only as poundland do not offer online shopping, although the product can be viewed online: poundland.co.uk/pag…spx

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There is one problem tho, I complain that the lead is too short. It's about 30cm (Not good)

Or 99p in the 99p Shop:p

Geemac;2631715

Or 99p in the 99p Shop:p



Yeah, I'd much rather burn my house down with a 99p extension lead than a £1 one

These have been in Poundland and 99p shops for well over a year now.
They are fine, but as previously mentioned, the lead is way too short.

Captain Hook;2631755

Yeah, I'd much rather burn my house down with a 99p extension lead than a … Yeah, I'd much rather burn my house down with a 99p extension lead than a £1 one



Well if you don't p*ss on it :w00t: you won’t have any problems will you:p

If you want one with a 20ft lead then pay more yer mean s*ds:whistling:

Captain Hook;2631755

Yeah, I'd much rather burn my house down with a 99p extension lead than a … Yeah, I'd much rather burn my house down with a 99p extension lead than a £1 one


Why on earth are you looking to burn your house down? :?

Anyway, up to you, but could I suggest the 4p off a litre of petrol may be a better suited deal for you? Not sure that is a reason to criticise this thread though.

Are you all seriously going to buy one of these "cheap" extension leads to plug in all your expensive TV equipment / Audio Equipment or Computer stuff or worse still left on 24/7 in a child's bedroom in the hope that it will just cut out if anything goes wrong?
You can buy a quality one from a known brand for about £5 with a decent length lead. Some people have a strange way of trying to save money

Captain Hook;2633666

Are you all seriously going to buy one of these "cheap" extension leads … Are you all seriously going to buy one of these "cheap" extension leads to plug in all your expensive TV equipment / Audio Equipment or Computer stuff or worse still left on 24/7 in a child's bedroom in the hope that it will just cut out if anything goes wrong? You can buy a quality one from a known brand for about £5 with a decent length lead. Some people have a strange way of trying to save money



ffs:x there are many different ways of using this I have one in my garage for the Low-voltage garden lights also @ Christmas I use 6 of these around the house for the decorations. As for more expensive extensions. My laptop blew a chip on the Ethernet port despite being routed though an named spike suppression extension with port protection Used wisely this will not burn the house down

Geemac;2634766

ffs:x there are many different ways of using this I have one in my garage … ffs:x there are many different ways of using this I have one in my garage for the Low-voltage garden lights also @ Christmas I use 6 of these around the house for the decorations. As for more expensive extensions. My laptop blew a chip on the Ethernet port despite being routed though an named spike suppression extension with port protection Used wisely this will not burn the house down



It's good to see you understand the risks of using these.. how many people getting these will show as much common sense? IMHO electricity is one area where you don't want to cut corners on safety for the sake of saving a couple of pounds

Original Poster

All products sold in shops or anywhere have to undergo a safety test. Obviously the plug socket will undergo a electricity safety test, and if it does not pass it, it will not be allowed on sale. So i really don't see what your all going mad about.

I have 3 extension leads in my room, one for the PS3, TV, Alarm & Fan. The 2nd one for the the PC speakers, microphone charger and loadsof other stuff including another very large fan.

I've never had any problems and it's been like that for years. I use 2 of these extension leads and another slightly more expensive one.

Used 2 of these for 3 years now, zero problems.

Plus, the short leads can be an advantage when you just want to hook up all your devices without using those 2 or 3 in 1 adapters. These are better and more flexible.

Its been around for many years though this "offer".

Cheers,
Mark

Captain Hook;2633666

Are you all seriously going to buy one of these "cheap" extension leads … Are you all seriously going to buy one of these "cheap" extension leads to plug in all your expensive TV equipment / Audio Equipment or Computer stuff or worse still left on 24/7 in a child's bedroom in the hope that it will just cut out if anything goes wrong? You can buy a quality one from a known brand for about £5 with a decent length lead. Some people have a strange way of trying to save money



Where can you buy a 4 gang extention lead for £5 that "will just cut out if anything goes wrong" ?:?

Captain Hook

It's good to see you understand the risks of using these.. how many … It's good to see you understand the risks of using these.. how many people getting these will show as much common sense? IMHO electricity is one area where you don't want to cut corners on safety for the sake of saving a couple of pounds

Oh, look we've got Mario, the Health & Safety expert posting here. :-D

Since you seem to suggest you fully understand the risks associated with this item, could you 'facilitate' sharing that knowledge with us by posting a copy of your complete risk assessment of this item please?

Premier;2639638

Where can you buy a 4 gang extention lead for £5 that "will just cut out … Where can you buy a 4 gang extention lead for £5 that "will just cut out if anything goes wrong" ?:?



take your pick
ebuyer.com/sea…y=0

Premier;2639638

Oh, look we've got Mario, the Health & Safety expert posting here.



I've posted on here without having to swear (all be it in initials) or throw insults at anyone, others on here have said how good this is because of how much they can plug in without it blowing a fuse. I think that just proves my point how bad this item is. At the end of the day it's your money and you can buy what you want.. it's also your family - your equipment and your house. My final words on this item so you can now throw all the insults you wish without any fear of retaliation

Captain Hook;2640742

take your pickhttp://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=4-way&x=0&y=0I've posted on … take your pickhttp://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=4-way&x=0&y=0I've posted on here without having to swear (all be it in initials) or throw insults at anyone, others on here have said how good this is because of how much they can plug in without it blowing a fuse. I think that just proves my point how bad this item is. At the end of the day it's your money and you can buy what you want.. it's also your family - your equipment and your house. My final words on this item so you can now throw all the insults you wish without any fear of retaliation



BS1368\A Enough said :whistling:

Captain Hook;2640742

take your pickhttp://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=4-way&x=0&y=0



Those products are surge protectors. They protect the appliance against the unlikely event of a power surge. They will not protect you in the event of the appliance malfunctioning.

Victim;2638396

All products sold in shops or anywhere have to undergo a safety test. … All products sold in shops or anywhere have to undergo a safety test. Obviously the plug socket will undergo a electricity safety test, and if it does not pass it, it will not be allowed on sale. So i really don't see what your all going mad about.



Things like some classes of the CE mark allow 'self-certification' by the manufacturer where they say that they've tested it and it works.

"The penalties for not correctly CE marking a product, falsely CE marking a product or failing to CE mark a product for which it is required are generally a maximum of 3 months in jail and a £5000 fine (for the director of the offending company)."

I'll leave it up to you to decide how important these penalties would be for a factory owner in China or elsewhere...
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