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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft 8-Outlet Contractor Power Bar $14.99

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[Canadian Tire] Mastercraft 8-Outlet Contractor Power Bar $14.99

Unfortunately the sale ends today Wed. Aug. 7

I bought 2 yesterday to organize under my computer desk. There are 3 widely separated outlets for power supplies, and 5 closely spaced outlets.

The reviews are very good for this. The outlet sockets are very tight (plugs won't fall out). Steel body with plastic ends. 6 foot long cord. Switch, but no surge suppressor.
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well crap, why didn't you tell me? or at least... can i borrow your time machine?

i also heard that candy bars used to cost a nickel.
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These seem to go on "sale" every month for $9.99.
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Arrgh wrote: These seem to go on "sale" every month for $9.99.
I picked one up last year too at $9.99 when it was 75% off :)
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phony CT back at it again with these fake sales.
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Why the down votes? I needed some powers bars, searched Amazon and found these to be a better deal at the moment. Yes, I know they've been on sale for less quite often. Yes I know that everything at Cdn Tire isn't a deal unless it's 99% off. I usually avoid CT like the plague especially if there's any remote chance that the item may have to be returned to avoid the interrogation and possible refusal at the returns counter.
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RSole wrote: Why the down votes? I needed some powers bars, searched Amazon and found these to be a better deal at the moment. Yes, I know they've been on sale for less quite often. Yes I know that everything at Cdn Tire isn't a deal unless it's 99% off. I usually avoid CT like the plague especially if there's any remote chance that the item may have to be returned to avoid the interrogation and possible refusal at the returns counter.
It's not you, it's Canadian Tire.
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It gets down voted because although at this MOMENT it is an OK deal if you need one RIGHT NOW, it's definitely not a Hot Deal as this product goes on sale for less relatively often.
It's supposed to be hot deals not mediocre deals.
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RSole wrote: Unfortunately the sale ends today Wed. Aug. 7

I bought 2 yesterday to organize under my computer desk. There are 3 widely separated outlets for power supplies, and 5 closely spaced outlets.

The reviews are very good for this. The outlet sockets are very tight (plugs won't fall out). Steel body with plastic ends. 6 foot long cord. Switch, but no surge suppressor.
Out of curiosity - why did you chose a "contractor power bar" for computer desk? I'm nearly sure you'd be better off with an APC Surge Arrest with lifetime warranty and equipment protection policy ($100-$300K normally)
huuuu! (¬'-')¬ C-('-'Q) straight!
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Having bought 2 of these in the past, i definitely would NOT consider this "contractor" calibur or grade in any way ... very cheaply made IMO.
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...
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neonic wrote: Out of curiosity - why did you chose a "contractor power bar" for computer desk? I'm nearly sure you'd be better off with an APC Surge Arrest with lifetime warranty and equipment protection policy ($100-$300K normally)
Ha, good question. I have this Mastercrap power bar plugged into the very thing that you referred to, an APC Surge arrest bar, so everything downstream is protected. I wonder if anyone has ever collected on those warranties.

I like the fact that this power bar has very tight fitting sockets.
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I have this power bar in the basement. Been using it for about half a year with no problems. I like the wider spaced plugs on the one side so I can fit those huge power adapters.
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Jojo_Madman wrote: Having bought 2 of these in the past, i definitely would NOT consider this "contractor" calibur or grade in any way ... very cheaply made IMO.
As we all know, most things marked "professional" are not. Ditto with "contractor grade".
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Jimboski wrote: It's not you, it's Canadian Tire.
Okay, I can uncurl from the fetal position now and let go of my blanky, sniff.
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RSole wrote: As we all know, most things marked "professional" are not. Ditto with "contractor grade".
I was being polite instead of saying that they are pretty much a piece of junk ... I know I've thrown out at least one of the ones I bought already
I'd rather be outdoors camping, kayaking, and mountain biking ...
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these thing always go on sale at least 3 to 4 times a year.
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Loto_Bak wrote: It gets down voted because although at this MOMENT it is an OK deal if you need one RIGHT NOW, it's definitely not a Hot Deal as this product goes on sale for less relatively often.
It's supposed to be hot deals not mediocre deals.
This pretty much sums it up. Especially a vendor like Ct which is notorious for jacking up original prices and have a 70% off deal on something that should've cost that much to begin with.

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