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Old 17 May 2005, 14:24   #41
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have you tried VIT ELECTRONICS in Florida online for prices on Ray Marine
We bought 1 tracker 5600 and 1 fish 4200 we ended up with 5 replacement units under warranty, all let in water even though IP rated

Like pulling teeth having the warranty honoured


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Old 17 May 2005, 14:43   #42
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have you tried VIT ELECTRONICS in Florida online for prices on Ray Marine
We bought 1 tracker 5600 and 1 fish 4200 we ended up with 5 replacement units under warranty, all let in water even though IP rated

Like pulling teeth having the warranty honoured
Thanks for that - I AM going to go for the C80.

Just tried VIT - as I have said before the ONLY things cheaper in the States are things that are made there cos the dollar is so weak.

VIT price $1565 = 851.02

Cheapest UK price so far from cactus - 873 ex vat

So no point at all in buying Raymarine from the USA - thanks all the same. Different story with Garmin etc!!!
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Thanks for that - I AM going to go for the C80.

Just tried VIT - as I have said before the ONLY things cheaper in the States are things that are made there cos the dollar is so weak.

VIT price $1565 = 851.02

Cheapest UK price so far from cactus - 873 ex vat

So no point at all in buying Raymarine from the USA - thanks all the same. Different story with Garmin etc!!!
Despite being based both sides of the Pond I would recommend you go with purchase say through SMI or similar in the UK there are places over here right now where you can save a whole load more For example Raymarine have refurb units some with simply a scratched case and are up to 40 - 50 % off however the prices you will pay in the UK will stand you in good in the long term especially of the company I mentioned and in the very unlikely event of failure.That said the dollar hit over 2$ to the GBP a couple of weks ago and made everything seem like a bargain if you really want to save and heres another well debated topic try looking at the engine prices ! you would never ever buy in the UK again trust me on this. I am sure there will be a response to this off topic throw in........................
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Couldn't agree more on the engine side - they are either built in the states or priced in accordance as it is their main market.

With computer bits it isn't the same story - most are made in the Far East so prices are the same in the USA or UK - in fact these days actually slightly cheaper in the UK as dollar is so weak and the Chinks don't want the currency!!!
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With computer bits it isn't the same story - most are made in the Far East so prices are the same in the USA or UK - in fact these days actually slightly cheaper in the UK as dollar is so weak and the Chinks don't want the currency!!!

As usual talking crap. It depends on what? - I can bring an HP or Sony Laptop at about 50% cheaper than that brought in the Uk. The reason , codpiece, is that people like Sony, HP,price their products on the particular market place. The UK is " a high price "market while the US is basically a low price area- and has nothng to do with where it was made. If you want a cheap IPAQ ppc let me know,.
And as regards OB engines be careful as the spec and parts are NOT the same. I know this is intentional by Yamaha and perhaps the others as well.

Te other day my GSM ( ericsson t39m- probably the best mobile phone ever produced went dead. Well infact teh battery gave up. Tihis phone is about 3 years old- yet impossible to get another battery in Europe. So bang - go to the states find a battery ( 1000 mah) for 8$- landed cost at about 9 euros in Belgium ( vat at 21%). This is a new battery and the T39 has anew lease of life....

All this to help you find your way in life!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Thanks for that - I AM going to go for the C80

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What do you mean "not very good at travelling"??? Use quite a lot by the military for that very purpose!!! As ccd devices are very sensitive to infrared it doesn't need much power for good illumination - my nvgs only have a 75mw IR output and yet the beam reaches about 500 yards!!!
i dont know what a nvgs is but i doubt that very much codprawn, from the intensity of the irs we use at work i rekon you would need atleast 150w to make 500yds viewable... do you mean the beam reaches or reflects?? its gotta go two ways dude!! your right ccds are ok at detecting ir but really only b/w units.. colour ccds are shite in comparison
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With computer bits it isn't the same story - most are made in the Far East so prices are the same in the USA or UK - in fact these days actually slightly cheaper in the UK as dollar is so weak and the Chinks don't want the currency!!!

As usual talking crap. It depends on what? - I can bring an HP or Sony Laptop at about 50% cheaper than that brought in the Uk. The reason , codpiece, is that people like Sony, HP,price their products on the particular market place. The UK is " a high price "market while the US is basically a low price area- and has nothng to do with where it was made. If you want a cheap IPAQ ppc let me know,.
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Here he goes again!!!

Firstly I said computer BITS - ie - hard drives - ram - cpus etc etc.

BUT as you have mouthed off yet again

HP iPaq HX4700 WLAN 802.11b Bluetooth Mobile 2003SE
USA - $529.99 = 288.72
UK 273.14 ex vat

As to Sony Vaios the model numbers seem very different but comparing prices in the UK next to the States on specifications the UK seems cheaper!!!

So PLEASE tell me were I can save 50% on UK prices and I will buy loads - import them and make a fortune!!!
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i dont know what a nvgs is but i doubt that very much codprawn, from the intensity of the irs we use at work i rekon you would need atleast 150w to make 500yds viewable... do you mean the beam reaches or reflects?? its gotta go two ways dude!! your right ccds are ok at detecting ir but really only b/w units.. colour ccds are shite in comparison
Night Vison Goggles - alright photomultiplier tube not ccd.

When I turn on the illuminator which is 75 milliwatts it will light up on a hillside across a valley - easily 500 yards - often more - I was amazed as well!!!
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HP iPaq HX4700 WLAN 802.11b Bluetooth Mobile 2003SE
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ipaq 4705 290$ FOB ( upper model)

People dont buy " bits" any more - they prefer to buy the whole thing new
i,e if it dont work - you throw it away - as it costs too much to repair it.
Give you and exmaple - had the backlight go on an HP 5380 Ze - HP wanted 250 quid to fix it.( the actual piece costs about 10quid). A guy in Watford wanted 100 quid + and an "expert" repair shop wanted 190 quid . But I found in Bruxelles a small repair shop run by some arabs and they did it for 60 euros and it wasnt even the part that was defective -some solder had come off the MB when the thing fell out of an overhead bin during turbelence. Its very unusal for bits to break these days. HBF on hard drive is as you know is "ENORMEOUS

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