Stanley cordless multimeter £8 @ B&Q
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Stanley cordless multimeter £8 @ B&Q

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Found 6th Jan
Stanley cordless multimeter comes with battery. Comes with all the leads and a 9v battery. Worth going to store and checking stock, as online is said out of stock in my local store but counted 6 on the shelves
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pennyfarthing8821 m ago

All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to s …All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to store and they have them in stock you can’t buy it for the online price.B&Q are useless.


You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local store, but when I went to the store there were, I spoke to the guy on the check out and he said he hates the b and q website and said he would honour the deal which he did. So got it for £8 along with a Stanley light weight tool kit and at its online price of £8 and a mac allister laser level for only one new price of £8
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James.Crew2 m ago

You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local …You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local store, but when I went to the store there were, I spoke to the guy on the check out and he said he hates the b and q website and said he would honour the deal which he did. So got it for £8 along with a Stanley light weight tool kit and at its online price of £8 and a mac allister laser level for only one new price of £8[Image]


That’s good mate I’m made up for you but not everybody likes the idea of going to the checkout to negotiate especially when others are waiting to be served.

Voted hot
Cordless? Comes with all leads?
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All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to store and they have them in stock you can’t buy it for the online price.

B&Q are useless.
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 6th Jan
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pennyfarthing8821 m ago

All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to s …All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to store and they have them in stock you can’t buy it for the online price.B&Q are useless.


You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local store, but when I went to the store there were, I spoke to the guy on the check out and he said he hates the b and q website and said he would honour the deal which he did. So got it for £8 along with a Stanley light weight tool kit and at its online price of £8 and a mac allister laser level for only one new price of £8
33006351-z5N3H.jpg
James.Crew2 m ago

You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local …You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local store, but when I went to the store there were, I spoke to the guy on the check out and he said he hates the b and q website and said he would honour the deal which he did. So got it for £8 along with a Stanley light weight tool kit and at its online price of £8 and a mac allister laser level for only one new price of £8[Image]


That’s good mate I’m made up for you but not everybody likes the idea of going to the checkout to negotiate especially when others are waiting to be served.

Voted hot
Cordless? Comes with all leads?
pennyfarthing8826 m ago

All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to s …All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to store and they have them in stock you can’t buy it for the online price.B&Q are useless.



James.Crew5 m ago

You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local …You are wrong, as said it didn't show any in stock online for my local store, but when I went to the store there were, I spoke to the guy on the check out and he said he hates the b and q website and said he would honour the deal which he did. So got it for £8 along with a Stanley light weight tool kit and at its online price of £8 and a mac allister laser level for only one new price of £8[Image]







You're both right... simply down to whoever you speak to on the day and the mood theyre in, always worth asking though.

On another note 'cordless' multimeter WTF B&Q
Can't understand the needless criticism as the critic herself posts B&Q deals. Not sure what B&Q mean by 'cordless' i.e. is that relevant, a mains powered one would be inflexible.
gazdoubleu8 m ago

Can't understand the needless criticism as the critic herself posts B&Q …Can't understand the needless criticism as the critic herself posts B&Q deals. Not sure what B&Q mean by 'cordless' i.e. is that relevant, a mains powered one would be inflexible.


They were moaning on one of my B&Q posts about same things, I've not had an issue yet, pointless.
gazdoubleu15 m ago

Can't understand the needless criticism as the critic herself posts B&Q …Can't understand the needless criticism as the critic herself posts B&Q deals. Not sure what B&Q mean by 'cordless' i.e. is that relevant, a mains powered one would be inflexible.


If you are referring to moi then she is actually a he but then that’s another story but seriously I have posted B&Q deals in the past and I’ll never post another again because of the above point already mentioned -

B&Q are useless - they rarely have stock of reduced items available to order online thus letting customers down even when they have ordered in good faith.

I honestly think the end is nearing for B&Q - there website is dire and items are as a rule way overpriced compared to elsewhere even Screwfix which is owned by the same parent company Kingfisher.

No investment in B&Q - screwfix gets whatever it wants and is growing well year in year out.

Tells it’s own story imho
Harley_Mick9 m ago

They were moaning on one of my B&Q posts about same things, I've not had …They were moaning on one of my B&Q posts about same things, I've not had an issue yet, pointless.


Micky just because you’ve been fixed up is all well and good but others don’t always so NO it’s not pointless at all!

Can’t stand selfishness - this site is about saving everybody money not just yourself and one or two lucky others, B&Q are crap end of story
Not cold but not hot. This is like a toy for boys or battery tester. Usually about 3 to 5 quid for this basic type. If you want a real one Spend 3 times more (I know!) than this & buy a half decent one with all the bells & whistles & good AC Volt protection. UNI-T UT139C on the auction site.
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teddyedward12 m ago

Not cold but not hot. This is like a toy for boys or battery tester. …Not cold but not hot. This is like a toy for boys or battery tester. Usually about 3 to 5 quid for this basic type. If you want a real one Spend 3 times more (I know!) than this & buy a half decent one with all the bells & whistles & good AC Volt protection. UNI-T UT139C on the auction site.


Are you talking from experience in using this tool or just a general opinion?
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pennyfarthing884 m ago

Micky just because you’ve been fixed up is all well and good but others d …Micky just because you’ve been fixed up is all well and good but others don’t always so NO it’s not pointless at all!Can’t stand selfishness - this site is about saving everybody money not just yourself and one or two lucky others, B&Q are crap end of story


I personally have not had an issue with the people in b and when I've asked them for help with an online issue. The b and q Web site is rubbish, but if you ask people in store for the help you need I've always found they have helped me out to my favour
pennyfarthing885 m ago

Micky just because you’ve been fixed up is all well and good but others d …Micky just because you’ve been fixed up is all well and good but others don’t always so NO it’s not pointless at all!Can’t stand selfishness - this site is about saving everybody money not just yourself and one or two lucky others, B&Q are crap end of story


I've helped people save lots of money, buy getting tools at 1/3 list price, or 1/2 list price just in last week alone from B&Q, I shared the deal elsewhere and nobody has failed to get an order. If you class that as selfish, I think you need to think again. B&Q are a poor retailer for the size and website is made with crayons, doesn't stop the deals being hot and people getting cheaper goods.
James.Crew2 m ago

I personally have not had an issue with the people in b and when I've …I personally have not had an issue with the people in b and when I've asked them for help with an online issue. The b and q Web site is rubbish, but if you ask people in store for the help you need I've always found they have helped me out to my favour


100% the same, on the phone theyre even better in my expierience, and they know how bad the site is.
James.Crew2 m ago

I personally have not had an issue with the people in b and when I've …I personally have not had an issue with the people in b and when I've asked them for help with an online issue. The b and q Web site is rubbish, but if you ask people in store for the help you need I've always found they have helped me out to my favour


I’m not talking about the people that work in B&Q I’m talking about B&Q as a business.
zulfib31 m ago

Cordless? Comes with all leads?


Desperate marketing department.
Re: B&Q

I have to agree with pennyfarthing on this one - one of the few retailers I loathe and I avoid shopping there unless I have to.

C&C is a joke, in-store staff in my local one are useless and overall, they are overpriced.
They used to be great but alas, no more - no wonder, as a company, they are struggling.

I was reading about the Bunnings re-branding of Homebase which reminds me of what B&Q used to be like.
If they can get the customer service and pricing right then they may succeed in usurping B&Q.

theguardian.com/bus…ase
I normally only post deals for things I've bought, or have hands on inspection of, even with cheap tools I'm kind of picky, wouldn't want to put anyone onto rubbish. Always say if something not trade quality etc.

I think James.Crew is doing people a favour, highlighting something he considers a good buy, it's up to others to decide if they want it, if you don't like B&Q don't shop there, but multiple comments all over is just spam, and puts people off posting deals, and confuses would be buyers. Unhelpful at best.
Harley_Mick8 m ago

I've helped people save lots of money, buy getting tools at 1/3 list …I've helped people save lots of money, buy getting tools at 1/3 list price, or 1/2 list price just in last week alone from B&Q, I shared the deal elsewhere and nobody has failed to get an order. If you class that as selfish, I think you need to think again. B&Q are a poor retailer for the size and website is made with crayons, doesn't stop the deals being hot and people getting cheaper goods.


Micky you may have helped some folks save a few pounds but please don’t go OTT, you’ve posted 36 deals since becoming a member - keep it up I fail to understand what your problem is with my opinion that B&Q is crap? That’s my opinion and others will have theirs I haven’t slated any deal just the retailer now stop blowing smoke up their bum - your affinity to them is somewhat worrying.
pennyfarthing883 m ago

Micky you may have helped some folks save a few pounds but please don’t go …Micky you may have helped some folks save a few pounds but please don’t go OTT, you’ve posted 36 deals since becoming a member - keep it up I fail to understand what your problem is with my opinion that B&Q is crap? That’s my opinion and others will have theirs I haven’t slated any deal just the retailer now stop blowing smoke up their bum - your affinity to them is somewhat worrying.


The reason I dont post much is honestly I'm not interested in the total negativity and constant trolling on this site, the idea is great, but reality far from it, if you look my deals are in spates. I'm not on an ego trip like some here. 11 years and only 34 deals proves my point.
Edited by: "Harley_Mick" 6th Jan
I'm out of this, you're a troll pennyfarthing88
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pennyfarthing887 m ago

Micky you may have helped some folks save a few pounds but please don’t go …Micky you may have helped some folks save a few pounds but please don’t go OTT, you’ve posted 36 deals since becoming a member - keep it up I fail to understand what your problem is with my opinion that B&Q is crap? That’s my opinion and others will have theirs I haven’t slated any deal just the retailer now stop blowing smoke up their bum - your affinity to them is somewhat worrying.


Trouble is you come across as an Internet assassin, I'd prefer to go to the store and check things over my sell before buying on line for something I've never seen. If it's out of stock on line, but I can see it's in stock I will raise this query, I don't see why you think this is unacceptable or not the thing to do. If it's a cheap item, and u can get it cheap by asking about it, what's the problem?
HappyShopper16 m ago

Re: B&QI have to agree with pennyfarthing on this one - one of the few …Re: B&QI have to agree with pennyfarthing on this one - one of the few retailers I loathe and I avoid shopping there unless I have to.C&C is a joke, in-store staff in my local one are useless and overall, they are overpriced.They used to be great but alas, no more - no wonder, as a company, they are struggling.I was reading about the Bunnings re-branding of Homebase which reminds me of what B&Q used to be like.If they can get the customer service and pricing right then they may succeed in usurping B&Q.https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/01/bunnings-first-uk-store-opens-st-albans-homebase


Hmmm. "The British arm of Homebase owner Bunnings reported a £54m annual loss in its first full year of ownership of the DIY chain"

://google.co.uk/amp…mp/

Bunnings will probably fall on its backside if they carry on with the current business model. Australia is a different market, like 15 years behind and little competition.

Screwfix are doing well because their business model suits today's market well. Browse online, collect from a small nearby warehouse with low square footage, less staff overheads etc.

Lets face it even Argos are reaping the benefits of lower overheads putting their catalogue shops inside Sainsburys.
Edited by: "gazdoubleu" 6th Jan
James.Crew6 m ago

Trouble is you come across as an Internet assassin, I'd prefer to go to …Trouble is you come across as an Internet assassin, I'd prefer to go to the store and check things over my sell before buying on line for something I've never seen. If it's out of stock on line, but I can see it's in stock I will raise this query, I don't see why you think this is unacceptable or not the thing to do. If it's a cheap item, and u can get it cheap by asking about it, what's the problem?


Whatever I can’t be bothered to be honest trying to explain it, I’ve given my opinions on B&Q’s business model if you and Micky don’t like that then so be it.

Peace out - penny - aka the ‘trolling internet assassin’
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 6th Jan
Cordless !! Lol.
How does this work?
Bear in mind that Stanley this days is making two different type of the products.

Stanley FatMax - which is old Stanley we know

Stanley - which is re branded cheap Chinese s**t

FatMax is expensive but really good, Stanley is not worth a single penny. Better buy directly from AliExpress or gearbest.
Is there a link to B&Qs online exclusives? Some cracking deals
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Why is everyone laughing at cordless ? bit of a strange name sure, but there are lab DMMs that are plug in jobbies running from mains.
zulfib6th Jan

Cordless? Comes with all leads?


I think they mean it doesn’t plug into a wall... I can’t say I’ve ever seen a meter which plugs into the wall...
Is this any good? I have a no-name one from Maplin that is still going strong. Upgrade? Now, if it were a Fluke...!
Hello,

I am installing a few extra sockets and lights at home and I need a multimeter for testing. Which one would you buy AN8008 or the vc97?


ebay.co.uk/itm…3we

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No stock
Go for the vc97 as its does more inc a temp probe !
Is this cordless or wireless or Bluetooth?
pennyfarthing886th Jan

All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to s …All well and good BUT it’s an online only deal so even if you do go to store and they have them in stock you can’t buy it for the online price.B&Q are useless.



Indeed. Thise wh do not familair with B&Q online shop try google to make you understand.

uk.trustpilot.com/rev…e=6
Selling products online that are no longer available I went on the B and Q website looking for a blind for my bedroom. I hadn't been in my flat long and was on a tight budget for specific items. I came across a nice blind which was listed as clearance price at £54 and was available on click and collect at my local store, so I proceeded to order and pay for it. About 20 minutes after paying for it I got a phone call from the store saying that they didn't have the blind in store and that line of product had been discontinued and that it shouldn't have been on the website.
It was on the website, I have been told I will be getting a refund, but it took them 30seconds to take my money, but will take 3-5days to refund my money because of my bank, incompetence at its best, so I'll wait to get my refund so I can finally buy my bedroom blind.
This was my first time of using their click and collect service and definitely my last, and the thing is the person who rang me turned around and said it's not uncommon for this to happen, What a joke
Useful



reviews.io/com…nd-

I myself have got about four times. Even it is shopwn available onparticular shop you will enever knwo wether you until you get it.
Read this, just one example
Edited by: "pantaiema" 8th Jan
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pantaiema2 h, 57 m ago

Indeed. Thise wh do not familair with B&Q online shop try google to make …Indeed. Thise wh do not familair with B&Q online shop try google to make you understand. https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.diy.com?page=6Selling products online that are no longer available I went on the B and Q website looking for a blind for my bedroom. I hadn't been in my flat long and was on a tight budget for specific items. I came across a nice blind which was listed as clearance price at £54 and was available on click and collect at my local store, so I proceeded to order and pay for it. About 20 minutes after paying for it I got a phone call from the store saying that they didn't have the blind in store and that line of product had been discontinued and that it shouldn't have been on the website. It was on the website, I have been told I will be getting a refund, but it took them 30seconds to take my money, but will take 3-5days to refund my money because of my bank, incompetence at its best, so I'll wait to get my refund so I can finally buy my bedroom blind.This was my first time of using their click and collect service and definitely my last, and the thing is the person who rang me turned around and said it's not uncommon for this to happen, What a joke Usefulhttps://www.reviews.io/company-reviews/store/b-and-I myself have got about four times. Even it is shopwn available onparticular shop you will enever knwo wether you until you get it. Read this, just one example


What does this have to do with the product? I'm showing a good deal on a product, not on the quality of the b and q Web site, I think we are all in the agreement that the b and q Web site isn't very good
daniq11 h, 40 m ago

Hello,I am installing a few extra sockets and lights at home and I need a …Hello,I am installing a few extra sockets and lights at home and I need a multimeter for testing. Which one would you buy AN8008 or the vc97? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VC97-3999-Auto-Range-Digital-Multimeter-LCD-Voltmeter-Tester-Ammeter-AC-DC-OHM/162403507156?epid=1222581863&hash=item25d000dbd4:g:9H8AAOSw8b1aM3wehttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AN8008-9999-Digital-Multimeter-Auto-Range-LCD-Voltmeter-Tester-Ammeter-AC-DC-OHM/162623109239?epid=2164464298&hash=item25dd17b877:g:MWUAAOSwAYJZie5g


Take a look at the multimeter teardowns on EEVblog (Website and YouTube). Neither has blast protection or HRC fuses. Both are fine for low voltage hobby work, but I'd not recommend either for UK mains work. The AN8008 is a really nice unit.

If you can the AliExpress item 32781978984 might be worth a look and it ships from the UK. Its genuine and has good blast protection / fusing the case that comes with it is also excellent. Grab an Aneng for low voltage they are great. Regarding the Fluke it ships from the UK so no customs normally 48 hour recorded costs more but for UK mains its not work using the VC unit there is scant protection (I'm being polite here - its potentially lethal) the Flukes test good to Cat III Genuinely and I've tested them to over 6000V without issue. UK mains is 240V but the peak to peak is around 380V so you need a Cat III (600V) minimum IMHO for mains. Check out John Wards YouTube channel for how to wire in the UK and Thomas Nagy.

For extra sockets and lighting you should be aware of the regulations and basic safety - its not hard just basic things like covering connectors and secure fixing. I'd start with John Ward's Youtube channel his style is a bit dry but he is spot on and explains things very well. If you are thinking of future changes in lighting / home automation later (e.g. lights) then you might want to change how you wire things eg. using 3 core + earth for the lighting or not using a switched live / using a deeper pattress in brick.

Regarding this unit from Stanley - I've no experience but 1) its not wireless this is an error in the listing check the part number 2) it likely DOES meet UK safety standards unlike the VC and AN8008 which do not, take a look at the EEVBLOG tear downs you will see why.

Voting Hot for OP as its the best meter at this price. Also the laser level is great - both recommended for home use. For DIY electrical extension work I'd recommend the Fluke 101 AliExpress item 32781978984 select UK as the "Ships from" and use TCB
frownbreaker3 h, 32 m ago

Take a look at the multimeter teardowns on EEVblog (Website and YouTube). …Take a look at the multimeter teardowns on EEVblog (Website and YouTube). Neither has blast protection or HRC fuses. Both are fine for low voltage hobby work, but I'd not recommend either for UK mains work. The AN8008 is a really nice unit.If you can the AliExpress item 32781978984 might be worth a look and it ships from the UK. Its genuine and has good blast protection / fusing the case that comes with it is also excellent. Grab an Aneng for low voltage they are great. Regarding the Fluke it ships from the UK so no customs normally 48 hour recorded costs more but for UK mains its not work using the VC unit there is scant protection (I'm being polite here - its potentially lethal) the Flukes test good to Cat III Genuinely and I've tested them to over 6000V without issue. UK mains is 240V but the peak to peak is around 380V so you need a Cat III (600V) minimum IMHO for mains. Check out John Wards YouTube channel for how to wire in the UK and Thomas Nagy.For extra sockets and lighting you should be aware of the regulations and basic safety - its not hard just basic things like covering connectors and secure fixing. I'd start with John Ward's Youtube channel his style is a bit dry but he is spot on and explains things very well. If you are thinking of future changes in lighting / home automation later (e.g. lights) then you might want to change how you wire things eg. using 3 core + earth for the lighting or not using a switched live / using a deeper pattress in brick. Regarding this unit from Stanley - I've no experience but 1) its not wireless this is an error in the listing check the part number 2) it likely DOES meet UK safety standards unlike the VC and AN8008 which do not, take a look at the EEVBLOG tear downs you will see why.Voting Hot for OP as its the best meter at this price. Also the laser level is great - both recommended for home use. For DIY electrical extension work I'd recommend the Fluke 101 AliExpress item 32781978984 select UK as the "Ships from" and use TCB


Thank you very much for your reply.

Do you think this Fluke in AliExpress is a genuine Fluke?
Edited by: "daniq" 9th Jan
Harley_Mick6th Jan

Always say if something not trade quality etc.I think James.Crew is doing …Always say if something not trade quality etc.I think James.Crew is doing people a favour, highlighting something he considers a good buy,


And others are doing people a favour suggesting they don't think it's a good deal and why.

Me - it looks like the sort of basic multimeter I wouldn't pay more than £3 for.

I've used these cheap ones for all sorts of useful stuff and never had a problem - well, apart from when one pretty much exploded using it on 3 phase.

For those with a bit higher budge - the Vichy VC97 and VC99 have a good reputation as Fluke copies at more reasonable prices.

If going for a cheap one, I'd stick to a £3 personally.
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