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  1. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I know this has been posted a million times, but here is one more.

    My Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers had most wires broken on a 6-pin DIN connector plugged into the sub-woofer, so the speakers didn't work anymore. I headed off to Radio Shack to buy a connector, and I also needed a new soldering iron since one of my kids trashed the old one.

    I guess I shouldn't be surprised that they didn't have a 6-pin DIN connector, so I decided to re-use the old one. I opted to just buy the $12 soldering iron. The sales guy tried to convince me I should buy an extended warranty for $5, in case it gets damaged by a power surge. :confused: I said no. As he was ringing up the sale he asked if I needed any batteries? I told him no, I already have soldering iron batteries. :mad:
     
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    wow - talk about upselling a $5 extended warranty on a $12 item - how long was the warranty for
     
  3. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor Thread Starter

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    I don't know... I wasn't listening after finding they don't sell DIN connectors. When I was going to engineering school in the 70's, nearly the whole store was parts. Now the parts section is smaller than my bedroom closet.
     
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    yep, me too - I was training as an electronic engineer in mid 70s, although Maplin on the high street in UK is ok these days
    i remember looking through the latest RS catalogue (Radio Spares) when it first came out - huge book of components

    Throw away and must have now society these days
     
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