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Topic: line voltage monitoring . . . cheap (7 msgs / 126 lines)
1) From: dewardh
An "update" on my note to Mike about inexpensive line voltage monitoring . . . 
the Harbor Freight "Multi-Tester" to which I refered can be had for !!! $2.99 
!!! by ordering item 30756-4RVC on-line ("regular" price is $9.99).
You can get the $2.99 price in-store by going to the Harbor Freight web sitehttp://www.harborfreight.com/and entering the *full* item number above in the "order from printed catalog" 
form and then printing the resulting "shopping cart" page . . . (without 
submitting the order).  Take that page (with the "sale" price to your local 
Harbor Freight store . . . they will match it at the register.
Deward
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2) From: Mike McGinness
From: "dewardh" 
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$2.99
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Cool and thanks for the leg work. I didn't even know there was a Harbor
Freight Tools in Portland OR until now. (had never heard of Harbor Freight
Tools period!) Already have a Fluke 16 (use for temp thermocouple primarily)
and  no-name DMM I got free with 20amp variac but for $2.99 what the heck!
(also have 19yr old dead Fluke 87, need to send it in to get if fixed one of
these days...)
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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3) From: dewardh
Mike:
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(had never heard of Harbor Freight Tools period!)
Uh oh . . . I hope I haven't started something . . . .  Harbor Freight has 
lots of junk, and some screaming bargains.  You have to know how to judge (or 
guess, if you're ordering from the catalog) the "quality" of an item, and 
whether it will really suit your needs.  A $2.99 voltmeter only has to work . . 
.. .
There are some useful "tricks" to shopping HF.  The stores honor the catalog 
prices, but only if you have the catalog (or web site printout) in hand. 
 Almost everything goes on sale, eventually . . . but sometimes "odd-lot" items 
just sell out, never to be seen again . . . if you miss those, they're missed 
for good.  They have a "price matching" guarantee for on-line sales, which is 
of greatest value applied to their own prices . . . if they put on sale 
something that you've bought in the past year they will refund the difference  
 (but you have to know to ask . . . so save your invoices).  If you "like" 
tools and are a sucker for "impulse buying" look out . . . Harbor Freight is a 
"self-discipline" test like no other . . . .
Deward
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4) From: Rich Adams
FWIW, the Harbor Freight in Kansas City refused to match their internet
prices a couple months ago, maybe they have changed since.
Respectfully,
Rich Adams

5) From: Mike McGinness
From: "dewardh" 
 Harbor Freight is a 
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Except Sweet Maria's!
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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6) From: Mike McGinness
From: "Rich Adams" 
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Hmmm, guess we'll soon find out if the Portland OR store will honor the
online printout price...
MM;-) aka Kona Krazy miKe mcKoffee
Variable Variac Rockin' Rosto Roasting
Rocky grindin' - Miss Silvia brewin'
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7) From: dewardh
Mike:
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There is nothing at Sweet Maria's that you don't *need*  . . . there's quite 
a lot at Harbor Freight that, while tempting, is better done without . . .
Deward
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