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[Amazon.ca] 3 multimeters for $32.99 amazon shipped

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[Amazon.ca] 3 multimeters for $32.99 amazon shipped

I have just purchased the above mentioned multimeter. Under the product details it says that if you buy a multimeter for over $25 you get another one for free. It also says if you buy a multimeter for $39 you get another one for free.

It seems you can combine these: I got the first item (which on its own is $3 off) and I got the TWO free multimeters. Total value (before discount) over $100 - total price when checking out: $42.99

Update: as suggested by another observant deal seeker (thank you Kurtz7834! ) there is a coupon one can add to bring the total down to 32.99. Even nicer!

I really do not NEED 3 multimeters - I just wanted to get the first one; but 2 for free: why not?

Good deal?
Last edited by Gadgetguy on Oct 10th, 2019 3:49 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Description looks very impressive. Interesting how good that device in extreme conditions, like when it is in capacity mode try to measure 120V ...
I am using Fluke 11 for 10+ years and still not able to kill it :D
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There is $10 coupon on one of the meters. I was able to get all three for $32.99 all in. Very confusing process and very likely a big price error being able to combine all these promos at once.

My invoice total looks like:

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal:CDN$ 101.57
Shipping & Handling:CDN$ 9.80
FREE Shipping:-CDN$ 9.80
Promotion Applied:-CDN$ 25.59
Your Coupon Savings:-CDN$ 10.00
Your Coupon Savings:-CDN$ 3.00
Promotion Applied:-CDN$ 29.99
Total before tax:CDN$ 32.99
Estimated GST/HST:CDN$ 0.00
Estimated PST/RST/QST:CDN$ 0.00
Grand Total:CDN$ 32.99
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Your link ships from China so there will be a wait of weeks, and no easy returns.

The OP's links ship directly from Amazon.ca
For $5 who cares? I actually bought that $5 unit and it works fine, came withing 2 or 3 weeks. $5 vs $45 (+2 units you don't need).
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Reviews kinda suck citing accuracy though.
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azncapcom wrote: Need a new unit to replace my MasterCraft one that is dying.

How's the quality of these? Was thinking of getting a Klein tools one
Quality will likely be the same or better to Mastercraft, likely worse than Klein Tools though.
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Kurtz7834 wrote: There is $10 coupon on one of the meters. I was able to get all three for $32.99 all in. Very confusing process and very likely a big price error being able to combine all these promos at once.

My invoice total looks like:

Order Summary
Item(s) Subtotal:CDN$ 101.57
Shipping & Handling:CDN$ 9.80
FREE Shipping:-CDN$ 9.80
Promotion Applied:-CDN$ 25.59
Your Coupon Savings:-CDN$ 10.00
Your Coupon Savings:-CDN$ 3.00
Promotion Applied:-CDN$ 29.99
Total before tax:CDN$ 32.99
Estimated GST/HST:CDN$ 0.00
Estimated PST/RST/QST:CDN$ 0.00
Grand Total:CDN$ 32.99
Interesting. For me it did not allow for adding the $10 coupon (I tried) - lets see if this gets shipped or not :)

Update: I had to "clip" the $10 coupon and so it worked for me as well. Cancelled the first order. Thank you for pointing out the extra $10 saving!
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I prefer to use the tried and true method of "spit on finger and a quick touch on the wire"....

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For those that didn't notice, all of the reviews read like they aren't written by someone that speaks english. A few reviews, sure. But all of the reviews?
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Gadgetguy wrote: Interesting. For me it did not allow for adding the $10 coupon (I tried) - lets see if this gets shipped or not :)

Update: I had to "clip" the $10 coupon and so it worked for me as well. Cancelled the first order.
Amazon.ca is doing the shipping so I'm hopeful.
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troutjegs wrote: For those that didn't notice, all of the reviews read like they aren't written by someone that speaks english. A few reviews, sure. But all of the reviews?
(Shrug) It's a cheap Chinese product. I don't think electricians are buying this, I wouldn't trust my life with it.
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Kurtz7834 wrote: Amazon.ca is doing the shipping so I'm hopeful.
Yes, me too: considering that I was willing to pay the $42.99 for ONE and now I may get THREE for $32.99 -> that would be a pretty good overall deal if fulfilled :)
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troutjegs wrote: For those that didn't notice, all of the reviews read like they aren't written by someone that speaks english. A few reviews, sure. But all of the reviews?
It's common for Chinese suppliers on Amazon.ca to seed the reviews for a new product with a bunch of very positive fake reviews. I don't know why they keep up this practice when it's pretty well known now.

This looks like a good deal, and you probably can't go far wrong if you get 3 this cheap. But past experience has been that really cheap multimeters are really cheaply made and subject to a lot of problems, such as: unsafe for measuring high voltage, connectors and controls that break quickly, readings that vary with internal battery voltage instead of staying accurate, etc.

Plus you may get hit with a long customs delay and GST/HST/PST charged for value over $20 if shipping from China.
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engineered wrote: For $5 who cares? I actually bought that $5 unit and it works fine, came withing 2 or 3 weeks. $5 vs $45 (+2 units you don't need).
Your meter is much more primitive than the one in the OP as well, doesn't have the same auto ranging capability. Display looks dim and crappy.
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Scote64 wrote: It's common for Chinese suppliers on Amazon.ca to seed the reviews for a new product with a bunch of very positive fake reviews. I don't know why they keep up this practice when it's pretty well known now.

This looks like a good deal, and you probably can't go far wrong if you get 3 this cheap. But past experience has been that really cheap multimeters are really cheaply made and subject to a lot of problems, such as: unsafe for measuring high voltage, connectors and controls that break quickly, readings that vary with internal battery voltage instead of staying accurate, etc.

Plus you may get hit with a long customs delay and GST/HST/PST charged for value over $20 if shipping from China.
The products in the OP ship directly from Amazon.ca

If you are not satisfied with the quality, you can deal with Amazon's usual great return policy.
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Just want to let you know that seller is using this "Free" product trick to get rid the bad quality products. Because these products are free, if you try to request a refund/return from these free products, you won't get any money back. You need to chat with CSR and some CSR will manually issue the refund as Amazon credit to your account, but it is YMMV. You can request a refund on the entire bundle, but it may flag your account with many product return at the same time.

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