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Latest DSE ESR meter & TENS kits price change

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Bob Parker, Feb 26, 2007.

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  1. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    I just went to my local DSE, intending to buy their remaining ESR
    meter kits for $25 each.
    They only had one Mk1 kit left, and the sales guy said "That's $50".
    I told him the website says $25. He checked and said, "Nope, it's $50".
    He's right. The price of the Mk1 and Mk2 kits as well as the "web
    special" is now $50.
    For Terry Given's info, the TENS kit is also now $50. :(
    I hope everyone got the kits at the good prices while they lasted!

    Bob
     
  2. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Yep that's what happens when specials FINISH. You did check the date on
    those ads right?

    MrT.
     
  3. quietguy

    quietguy Guest

    I did Bob - they only had one in the store so I was lucky

    David
     
  4. I got 2 x ESR Mk2 kits online for a total of $37.50, delivered. Colin.
     
  5. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest


    Well done!
    I've been informed that all DSE kits going for 50% off is a
    promotion which was advertised in Silicon Chip, and is due to end
    *today*, Feb 27th.
    I'm going back to my local store to see if I can grab that ESR meter
    kit cheap after all... assuming I can convince the sales staff that it's
    still on special.


    Bob
     
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Good luck, I've found in the past the only way to do that is to have a copy
    of the ad with you so you can show the store manager.
    The counter staff can't help you.

    MrT.
     
  7. Bob

    I have seen plenty of praise for your ESR meter so when DSE offered
    them for $25 I managed to grab one of the Mk2 kits.

    It was an absolute pleasure to assemble - I took it slowly & checked
    everything as I went and was overjoyed to see it work first time it
    was powered up.

    I was amazed to see that over 13000 kits have been sold. Was that
    purely as a result of the SC article (and presumably DSE advertising)
    or was the article also printed in other publications ? I presume a
    large number of these kits must have gone overseas ? No specific
    reason for asking, pure nosiness ! :-}

    Dave Goldfinch
     
  8. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Thanks for the positive feedback, Dave. :)

    It's got a much longer history than you think. The original article
    was in Electronics Australia in January 1996. The majority of the kits
    were sold before the slightly-changed version came out in SC.
    About 14,500 in total have been sold. As far as I can tell, the
    reason that sales surprised everyone was because of the internet, and
    lots of techs talking about it on newsgroups and discussion forums etc.

    Yeah, most of them have been sold outside Aust. A company in Canada
    [http://www.flippers.com] buys them in bulk and re-sells them, which has
    helped to keep sales moving.


    No worries! :)


    Rgds
    Bob
     
  9. That number would come from the number of Z8's you've burned, eh? That
    should qualify you for a Zilog factory sponsored dinner at least!
    That would be me and my little shop - not that we've bought/sold most
    of the kits, but a reasonable percentage, have come through our
    doors... great kit made by a great guy! We hope to continue with them
    as long as there is interest.

    Yeah, but do try and get some sleep! Often up to 3AM (or worse)
    answering emails... gotta get you hitched!

    John ;-#)#
    --
    (Please post followups or tech enquires to the newsgroup) John's
    Jukes Ltd. 2343 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 3C9 Call
    (604)872-5757 or Fax 872-2010 (Pinballs, Jukes, Video Games)
    www.flippers.com "Old pinballers never die, they
    just flip out."
     
  10. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest


    Thanks John. That's sure to get a reponse from the resident troll!

    Bob
     
  11. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Hackers 'burn' programmable devices, technicians *program* them!
    If you want to see a chip getting burned, look at
    http://members.ozemail.com.au/~bobpar/picoxy.jpg


    Might be a bit late for that.... :)


    Bob
     
  12. Picky, PICy...

    (ducking)

    John :-#)#

    --
    (Please post followups or tech enquires to the newsgroup) John's
    Jukes Ltd. 2343 Main St., Vancouver, BC, Canada V5T 3C9 Call
    (604)872-5757 or Fax 872-2010 (Pinballs, Jukes, Video Games)
    www.flippers.com "Old pinballers never die, they
    just flip out."
     
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