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Challenge 22 Piece Metric Socket Set - £7.99 @ argos - Was £15.99
Challenge 22 Piece Metric Socket Set - £7.99 @ argos - Was £15.99

Challenge 22 Piece Metric Socket Set - £7.99 @ argos - Was £15.99

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Socket set.
Size H28.5, W5, D21.5cm.
Accessories included: 15 x 3/8in drive metric sockets - from 6 - 21mm. 2 x 3/8in drive spark plug sockets - 5/8in, 13/16in. 1 x 3/8in drive x 3in socket extension bar. 1 x 3/8in drive x 6in socket extension bar. 1 x 3/8in drive universal joint. 1 x 3/8in drive T handle.
1 x 3/8in drive ratcheting socket driver. Blow moulded carry case. Carbon steel plated.
Carry case included.

11 Comments

Pity these weren't mint flavoured. Could use them as chewing gum.

finnmaccool

Pity these weren't mint flavoured. Could use them as chewing gum.


What do you expect for sweeties?

I have one of these and it's not too bad. Only complaint is that the ratchet handle is a bit too short and sharp at the end - put a piece of tube on it to extend the arm and provide more leverage it's not a bad set at full price.
At less than £8 that's a bargain.
As for the sarcastic comments....... some people would complain if they found a winning lottery ticket !

mrty

I have one of these and it's not too bad. Only complaint is that the … I have one of these and it's not too bad. Only complaint is that the ratchet handle is a bit too short and sharp at the end - put a piece of tube on it to extend the arm and provide more leverage it's not a bad set at full price.At less than £8 that's a bargain.As for the sarcastic comments....... some people would complain if they found a winning lottery ticket !



:)I feel better now I've read your comment, they would be perfect for my son to have, but was concerned the metal was soft from the comments above

Previous price was £9.99 so faked RRP again from Argos. Cheap tools are not a good investment for anyone but if that's what you want then jump on in LOL

This is how it works out:
7.99 less VAT = £6.66
Argos would have paid about £3 for this set if that (I think it would be more like £2). Take off shipping from China and the manufacturers profit and you are left with an overall manufacturing cost of about 50p. Now if you think that a tool set that cost 50p to manufacture is going to perform well then go for it
Edited by: "merikiito" 7th Dec 2016

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merikiito

Previous price was £9.99 so faked RRP again from Argos. Cheap tools are … Previous price was £9.99 so faked RRP again from Argos. Cheap tools are not a good investment for anyone but if that's what you want then jump on in LOLThis is how it works out:7.99 less VAT = £6.66Argos would have paid about £3 for this set if that (I think it would be more like £2). Take off shipping from China and the manufacturers profit and you are left with an overall manufacturing cost of about 50p. Now if you think that a tool set that cost 50p to manufacture is going to perform well then go for it



You not going to invest then ?

I've had one of these for about 8 years now - bought as I had to get a socket set on a Sunday afternoon and Argos were the only place I could get to before everything closed at 4pm. I expected it to be crap, but it's surprised me and has been dependable. I've lost the T bar but everything else looks brand new despite the fact it's nursed an aging Laguna through a number of repairs, built numerous swings, trampolines and the like and taken my lawnmower apart more times than I care to admit.

Well worth having for occasional use at this price - not everyone needs a grands-worth of Snap-On in the shed...

OK for very occasional use no point buying an expensive set if you will never use them.

merikiito

Previous price was £9.99 so faked RRP again from Argos. Cheap tools are … Previous price was £9.99 so faked RRP again from Argos. Cheap tools are not a good investment for anyone but if that's what you want then jump on in LOLThis is how it works out:7.99 less VAT = £6.66Argos would have paid about £3 for this set if that (I think it would be more like £2). Take off shipping from China and the manufacturers profit and you are left with an overall manufacturing cost of about 50p. Now if you think that a tool set that cost 50p to manufacture is going to perform well then go for it


This may be true, but how much do you think a snap-on/ halfords pro set costs to make, wont be much more than that, even if it's double it's only £1.

Thanks.....good for simple jobs

Each shop seems to have it's own brand (Screwfix and Forge steel for example). Argos challenge brand is generally the pits in terms of quality - 3 items over time - didn't learn the first or second time....:(
Edited by: "mozzer99" 9th Dec 2016
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