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Re: 1948 Astor 24 Jun 2009 08:13 #8324

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If you struggle, Dave, let me know and I'll ask my brother-in-law. He knows about these electronic gizmo things.
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Re: 1948 Astor 24 Jun 2009 12:26 #8325

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Dave
You can buy valves from Preston Electronic Components. They are located at 172-174 High Street, Preston. Phone 03 9484 0191

www.pecparts.com/valvesatpec.html

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Re: 1948 Astor 24 Jun 2009 18:44 #8326

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Thanks Graham and Sarge, iwill get in touch with these people and give a whirl and try not to bugger it up or Andy's b/law might hearing from me. Dave ;D ;D

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Re: 1948 Astor 24 Jun 2009 21:17 #8327

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Dave try RAPAR they were up the top end of Spencer street Melb last time I looked, all they used to do was stock radio parts.


Sarge :-X

hey sarge
i thought you had wrote ( RADAR) for a second. :o
but i do not think that daves truck would have to many hassels with them kinda things :P ;D

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Re: 1948 Astor 18 Jul 2009 20:47 #8328

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Dave
You can buy valves from Preston Electronic Components. They are located at 172-174 High Street, Preston. Phone 03 9484 0191

www.pecparts.com/valvesatpec.html

I just wanted to warn people that PEC can be less than honest in their pricing and representations of what they sell. I ordered a soldering station from them and it turns out that they have simply bought one from DSE (D*ck Smith Electronic)s, and marked it and any spares up by 100%. Darren from PEC had also placed a hand written "warranty void if removed" sticker over the DSE name and part number on the faceplate.

Now I do understand that "buyer beware" applies here, but it was hard for me to make an informed decision due to information that Darren conveniently omitted to his benefit and other people's detriment.

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Re: 1948 Astor 19 Jul 2009 22:10 #8329

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Thats a bummer - out of curiosity what DSE iron did they sell you at 100% markup, and why would you buy a soldering iron without checking prices from other suppliers?

I have been in the electronics industry for over 35 years and if you believe that you have been ripped off , go to consumer affairs and take action.

Good luck

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Re: 1948 Astor 21 Jul 2009 00:40 #8330

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It's listed by DSE as a T-2200, which they sell for ~$99, but PEC charge $199. Spare tips are ~$10 at DSE, and PEC charge ~$20 for them.

I did quickly check to see if the soldering station was available elsewhere, but PEC don't actually say that it's a DSE iron. They list the model number as DS-2200. It's obvious to me now of course what the DS stands for...

Anyway, you're right - I should have researched more thoroughly. One of the traps of buying something I didn't check out in person. As for your other point, AFAIK I don't believe being overcharged is grounds for taking action under the Trade Practices Act. I also have no idea whether the omission of the manufacturer details is of any use in making a case. Regardless, the sum of money involved makes it hardly worthwhile to pursue.

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Re: 1948 Astor 21 Jul 2009 06:54 #8331

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Everyone in bussiness has a right to make a profit ,no point in doing it otherwise ,but that sounds a bit too rude. ian.

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