Portable Air Con - £174.99 @ Maplin
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Portable Air Con - £174.99 @ Maplin

£112.49£17536%Maplin Deals
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Found 10th AprEdited by:"Bilbobargin"
Bin looking for an air Conditioner unit the pass couple of days,
This look like the best price for a 9000 BTU Unit currently.

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Thanks for sharing your first deal @Bilbobargin - welcome
Hmm, might be a good idea to grab one of these now before I'm melting in the summer and they jack the prices up haha
Cheap for an air con. Paid over £300 for ours. Well worth it in the summer if you get a lot of sunlight in a well insulated house or apartment. Remember these need to be externally vented (can be through a window with the right insulation) otherwise you’ll be blowing warm air back inside:)
I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon last year, Used it during the night in the bedroom , I was shocked how much electric used. Will be using it much less this year.
Edited by: "goldy12" 10th Apr
Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or live under a stone, Maplins is in administration; and selling everything off cheaper than it once was ( although not by much)
goldy1224 m ago

I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon last year, Used …I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon last year, Used it during the night in the bedroom , I was shocked how much electric used. Will be using it much less this year.


850w is less than a one-bar fire.
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ballogie6 m ago

Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or …Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or live under a stone, Maplins is in administration; and selling everything off cheaper than it once was ( although not by much)


The manufacturer will deal with any warranty claims.
ballogie21 m ago

Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or …Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or live under a stone, Maplins is in administration; and selling everything off cheaper than it once was ( although not by much)


Replicated warranty via S75 when paying directly via credit card.
ballogie39 m ago

Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or …Good luck with any warranty claim on that. In case you hadn't heard, or live under a stone, Maplins is in administration; and selling everything off cheaper than it once was ( although not by much)



Yeah, when does the sale start
ballogie23 m ago

As I said, good luck with that. It's a long way to Guangzhou. And how is …As I said, good luck with that. It's a long way to Guangzhou. And how is your Cantonese ? EU consumer legislation might help. Oh no wait, we decided that belonging to the EU was a silly idea and Boris bought a bus to prove it. Oh no, that was a lie as well. Amber Rudd seems a truthful sort. Damn, she was telling porkies on Sky News last night about some report her dept. issued 3 months ago that said that police cuts do cause increased violence and that she hadn't seen, heard of it or read it . How about Jacob William Rees-Mogg, he seems a nice young man. Oh no, he's a bit weird, having named his sixth born Sixtus Dominic Boniface Christopher Rees-Mogg. Still, I'm sure that trading standards in Barnsley will be delighted to help.


I might link my ting from Barking.
Rastafari1 m ago

I might link my ting from Barking.


Let me know how that works out
Can’t decide if this is hot or cool
Thanks, seems reasonable price. Cheers
As @donslibi noted these things need to be externally vented. That means you got to plug a hose into these things and point it out the window. I bought an air con from John Lewis and unless it's literally under the window the hose was too short
Edited by: "Fatso666" 11th Apr
Fatso66627 m ago

As @donslibi noted these things need to be externally vented. That means …As @donslibi noted these things need to be externally vented. That means you got to plug a hose into these things and point it out the window. I bought an air con from John Lewis and unless it's literally under the window the hose was too short


And the problem is the hot air that you throw out of the window needs to be replaced by something - the other hot air that is outside of the window.
Do you reckon this has a removable water tank?
Leccy bill will be hot hot hot !
Air con in the UK!!! Sounds absolutely crazy.
Had something similar with a similar spec when living in an apartment a few years ago. It was right under a window, so the vent could reach (just). It cost us a fortune to run it! However, I did love it in the middle of summer!
goldy12 wrote:
I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon last year, Used it during the night in the bedroom , I was shocked how much electric used. Will be using it much less this year.

"850w is less than a one-bar fire."

850W is very close to the rating of a 1 bar electric fire (1KW).

An 850 Watt appliance costs about £1 to run for 8hrs assuming an average cost of around 14p/kWh of electricity.

So ~£30 a month. On that basis I will pass. Or if I do decide to get one, I wouldn't be running it 8hrs a day, everyday.
Edited by: "rok263" 11th Apr
Fatso66611 h, 41 m ago

As @donslibi noted these things need to be externally vented. That means …As @donslibi noted these things need to be externally vented. That means you got to plug a hose into these things and point it out the window. I bought an air con from John Lewis and unless it's literally under the window the hose was too short


You can pick up 5m hoses on eBay for not a lot of money.
VDisillusioned11 h, 15 m ago

And the problem is the hot air that you throw out of the window needs to …And the problem is the hot air that you throw out of the window needs to be replaced by something - the other hot air that is outside of the window.


If you're implying that these don't work if vented through an open window, then you're wrong. I have a similar power unit and it cools an entire floor of my house well, even vented through an open set of patio doors.
Probably won’t need one it’s seems the weather will be awful forever
rok2633 h, 2 m ago

goldy12 wrote:I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon l …goldy12 wrote:I bought a portable air conditioner like this from Amazon last year, Used it during the night in the bedroom , I was shocked how much electric used. Will be using it much less this year."850w is less than a one-bar fire."850W is very close to the rating of a 1 bar electric fire (1KW).An 850 Watt appliance costs about £1 to run for 8hrs assuming an average cost of around 14p/kWh of electricity.So ~£30 a month. On that basis I will pass. Or if I do decide to get one, I wouldn't be running it 8hrs a day, everyday.



If it replaces one or more fans then u can take that off the bill.

So if 2 fans=100W Then 700w extra are used instead 0f 800W
We usually have about 3 weeks hot weather a year at most in this country so I reckon a fan is good enough.
Edited by: "Cremoso99" 11th Apr
Have the B &Q version of this and it's great for pre-cooling the bedroom but no way could I sleep with it on. They are thermostated (which saves on electricity) and mine makes a thump loud enough to wake me when it cut's in. They are also much less efficient in energy terms than conventional air con with an external radiator because as someone has mentioned the hot air blown out of the window cause a vacuum which is replaced by warm air from the landing being sucked under the door.
The dimensions can't be correct.
Width 3100 mm (10 Feet) in Old Money
Depth 6400 mm (21 Feet) in Old Money
Height 3100 mm (10 Feet) in Old Money
£149.99 when I put it in the basket and paid for it.
Price is now showing at £149.99. It's like russian Roulette! I think I'll bite at this price though.
I'm thinking £125 you can get one around £225 Amazon.
I didn't think it would go any lower before selling out, but it is down to £112.49 now.
I was unsure before but at the current price I'd say that's a bargain
I actually ordered yesterday at £150, tried to call to cancel but they no longer take calls. Have emailed to cancel and ordered at the new price as well. If they don't cancel the order yesterday I'll just return it to my local store.
Edited by: "nige182" 13th Apr
Aaargh! I just saw the new price. I e-mailed and asked for a refund to the new price otherwise I'd refuse delivery of my order and claim a refund through paypal. i don't want to re-order, and end up with two and possibly no where existing to return one to!
I emailed them as number says no longer in use. I have had an email saying they will refund me. But I have also just had an email saying it’s been despatched. But also ordered at the new price of £112. So not sure if they have refunded me the difference from the £149 price to the £112 or refunded me the total amount. But I’m sure I could sell one of them on when we have a heat wave.
Just went for one at this price! Paid £112.49! Bargain!!
aidie1 h, 15 m ago

I emailed them as number says no longer in use. I have had an email …I emailed them as number says no longer in use. I have had an email saying they will refund me. But I have also just had an email saying it’s been despatched. But also ordered at the new price of £112. So not sure if they have refunded me the difference from the £149 price to the £112 or refunded me the total amount. But I’m sure I could sell one of them on when we have a heat wave.


They haven't responded to my email to cancel yesterday's order yet, I sent it through the web form on their website. In any case you can still return to a shop or if they shut them, return by post but you pay shipping on that.
nige18233 m ago

They haven't responded to my email to cancel yesterday's order yet, I sent …They haven't responded to my email to cancel yesterday's order yet, I sent it through the web form on their website. In any case you can still return to a shop or if they shut them, return by post but you pay shipping on that.


I really wouldnt trust using the web form, email direct and keep all correspondence.I just emailed the customer.service@maplin.co.uk address asking for them to refund the difference from 175 to 112, i got an answer straight back saying they cant do this. So i replied asking to cancel the order, got the response after 5 mins "Your order has been cancelled and your refund will be made in 3 - 5 working days". they seem fairly good at responding.


i have also ordered another one at the reduced price of 112, silly to be having to mess around, but will see if i get anything or all everyones gets cancelled.
png66621 h, 59 m ago

I'm thinking £125 you can get one around £225 Amazon.



Looks like Maplin have called me out, OK I'll bite.

I don't think it will have such a large drop again.

Also they seem to have distributed some to their stores since I last checked - Having a push for the weekend?
nige1826 h, 30 m ago

They haven't responded to my email to cancel yesterday's order yet, I sent …They haven't responded to my email to cancel yesterday's order yet, I sent it through the web form on their website. In any case you can still return to a shop or if they shut them, return by post but you pay shipping on that.


I sent an actual email got auto response saying can’t cancel orders so just thought sod it I will buy at reduced price. And sell the other one. Then I got an email saying they have refunded me. But I also now have a despatch email.
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