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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

Aldi currently has a hand steam cleaner for 20-odd francs - whereas the Karcher hand steamer is over 100.

For any job small enough to use a hand steamer, the Aldi version works just fine.
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Old 26.03.2017, 11:05
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At over 1 K this is a bargain? Where's the keyboard?
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At over 1 K this is a bargain? Where's the keyboard?
That's next week's offer
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Old 27.03.2017, 14:02
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Half Price big screen (17.3") Lenovo B71-80 Notebook at Fust.

CHF 299
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Fust: CHF 20.- on purchase of CHF 100.- or more before 30.04.2017

Coupon code: FBRM04

https://www.fust.ch/de/fr-20-rabatt-...124--2517.html
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Old 06.04.2017, 14:41
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Do be careful with such watches, they might not actually keep the time

I once bought a Casio that was advertised as genuine for $7 on eBay. It sells for 10-15 Euros in Europe, so that price from China didn't seem too suspicious.

I got it and it looked genuine indeed... but then lost 30 to 60 seconds each *day*. If you're in Switzerland where public transportation is punctual, that's not good

I expressed my concerns to the seller and asked if it was really genuine, and he refunded immediately (I hadn't even asked for that!). Bought another from Amazon and it's flawless, even after months.
I had exactly the same experience - bought what appeared to be a genuine Casio digital watch on eBay but it couldn't keep time. What amazed me is that it's actually worth making a fake version of a $15 watch and selling it for $7.
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Old 06.04.2017, 14:47
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I had exactly the same experience - bought what appeared to be a genuine Casio digital watch on eBay but it couldn't keep time. What amazed me is that it's actually worth making a fake version of a $15 watch and selling it for $7.
What amazes me is how they made an electronic watch that doesn't keep the time. Those components cost nothing and a readily available - so how does one make an electronic watch that doesn't keep time? I thought they'd be rather digital - either they work or they don't...
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Old 06.04.2017, 14:50
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Re: The "I found a deal/bargain" thread...

I bought my wife a budget Swiss watch once in Bahnhoffstrasse- a few hundred francs rather than a few thousand.

It never kept time either despite us returning it a couple of times to get it 'fixed'.

I would have rather spend $7 on a watch that kept bad time as it wouldn't have felt so bad to chuck it in the bin.
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I bought my wife a budget Swiss watch once in Bahnhoffstrasse- a few hundred francs rather than a few thousand.

It never kept time either despite us returning it a couple of times to get it 'fixed'.

I would have rather spend $7 on a watch that kept bad time as it wouldn't have felt so bad to chuck it in the bin.
You chucked a watch worth a few hundred francs in the bin instead of selling it?

Wow.

What was the brand and model? How out of time was it per week?
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Old 06.04.2017, 14:54
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What amazes me is how they made an electronic watch that doesn't keep the time. Those components cost nothing and a readily available - so how does one make an electronic watch that doesn't keep time? I thought they'd be rather digital - either they work or they don't...
probably had no temperature compensation. or bad quality control/calibration.

http://gizmodo.com/5983427/why-a-10-...-a-10000-rolex
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Old 06.04.2017, 14:57
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You chucked a watch worth a few hundred francs in the bin instead of selling it?

Wow.

What was the brand and model? How out of time was it per week?
It was a Tissot. I can't remember the model. It lost several minutes a week.
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It was a Tissot. I can't remember the model. It lost several minutes a week.
Sounds like it was an automatic running out of spec. I am surprised they didn't replace it with a new watch if servicing didn't work. Throwing it in the bin certainly seems like a rather final solution.
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Sounds like it was an automatic running out of spec. I am surprised they didn't replace it with a new watch if servicing didn't work. Throwing it in the bin certainly seems like a rather final solution.
..........if indeed that's what happened to it
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Old 06.04.2017, 16:43
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You chucked a watch worth a few hundred francs in the bin instead of selling it?

Wow.

What was the brand and model? How out of time was it per week?
A watch that doesn't keep time is not worth a few hundred franks, it's worth nothing.
Reselling it would be really nasty. The only nastier thing would be giving it away as a present.
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A watch that doesn't keep time is not worth a few hundred franks, it's worth nothing.
Reselling it would be really nasty. The only nastier thing would be giving it away as a present.
Actually no you're talking rubbish, it's not worth nothing. All automatic watches lose or gain time every day, how much depends on the accuracy of the movement inside. Usually 20 seconds or so, and every movement has a rated tolerance. If it's outside of that, as Tom's apparently was you have grounds for a replacement or refund.

Sounds to me like he didn't follow up on the warranty options as fully as he could and demand a replacement, and instead just chucked it away out of frustration.
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She may have thrown it in a drawer instead but I'm sure she threw it out.

I think you people have lost the point of my post which was that it's not just the cheapest watches that may not keep time. Conversely, cheap watches can keep very good time.

Buy an expensive watch because you like the look of it (or are investing) but not because it will keep better time.
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She may have thrown it in a drawer instead but I'm sure she threw it out.

I think you people have lost the point of my post which was that it's not just the cheapest watches that may not keep time. Conversely, cheap watches can keep very good time.

Buy an expensive watch because you like the look of it (or are investing) but not because it will keep better time.
A quartz or digital watch worth $20 will keep better time than an automatic watch worth $1000. Common knowledge, and due to clear technological differences.

You don't generally buy expensive automatic watches to "keep better time" (although of course more expensive automatic movements can give better accuracy), you buy them because you appreciate the watches and the engineering that goes into them. The one you bought, if running a few minutes out per week, was likely faulty and out of spec.
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A watch that doesn't keep time is not worth a few hundred franks, it's worth nothing.
Reselling it would be really nasty. The only nastier thing would be giving it away as a present.
Oh I would gladly take as nasty present some oversized diver or chronograph watches from WWII era that don't keep good time at all and are worth nothing...
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