The different suffixes with HP printers are how they are
sold, commercial or home use. The printers are the same and
as you pointed out, the difference is the bundled software
which is mainly useless and just an introduction to other hp
items. It's not included in the commercial package because
the commercial buyer wouldn't use any of it anyway. This
subject comes up all the time and HP tells exactly what the
You see a good deal at Costco, you better buy it right then
because you might never see it again. Bought a really cool
400W inverter with a digital readout of voltage in and out,
and power, and include audio and visual alarms and auto
shutdown for low voltage for $25. I bought it the first
week they had it and by the third week they were out and
have never seen it since.
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 03:46:13 +0000, George E. Cawthon wrote:
Yup, they have dropped a buch of stuff I used to buy and liked - pickled
aspargus, refridged dill pickle spears, the reloads for my HP laser and
inkjet printers, water softner salt, creamed and plain pickled herring, ...
I think I miss the pickled herring the most <sigh>
To escape criticism--do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." (Elbert Hubbard)
On Sat, 22 Jan 2005 16:27:45 GMT, the inscrutable Lew Hodgett
I'll miss the Sumatran Coffee, my favorite in all the world.
Please return Stewardess to her original upright position.
http://www.diversify.com Tagline-based T-shirts!
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I once snatched a Porter Cable 14.4-VOLT drill at Costco for $89 plus tax.
It was the very same model number and packaging as the local Pro Seller was
featuring for over $250...
All they've ever carried since are DeWalt.
Enjoy life and *do* well by it
-- it might well be the only chance you get :-)
When I went to buy a bandsaw at the borg, I thought it was a 3/4 hp. It
was only 1/2. Same model elsewhere was 3/4. Yes the borg was somewhat
cheaper, by 60 clams or so but hey, the same model number except for
some very small letter at the end. The only reason the borg was cheaper
was because I was price matching it to a delta bandsaw at a normal
store. When I saw the difference, I told them to forget it. Really it
didn't qualify for the price match because they were technically
different model numbers. But even under the scrutiny of pricematching,
that little letter went un-noticed. Yes, they were selling it (the 1/2)
for more that the 3/4 in a normal store. I tweaked to it while waiting
to pay. There have been articles about this also.
On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 17:22:20 -0500, Eddie Munster
bandsaw at the borg, I thought it was a 3/4 hp. It
When SWMBO and I were mattress shopping, it happened the CR had run an
article on mattresses, pretty much stating that mattress companies
routinely supply a "special" mattress to each of their retailers.
Their point being that essentially similar mattresses would be be sold
under different names and model numbers at different retailers, making
price comparison difficult.
That's a well known tactic in the mattress business. I was successful
at countering this by idenifying the exact matress I wanted at the
manufacturer's site, then going to a few stores. When they blew that
stink my way, I threatened to walk out unless they did an apples to
apples price match for me, regardless of what customized name was put
on the mattress. The dealers were reluctant, but I was insistent, and
they knew I had their number. Ended up saving about 150.
No, it wasn't like that, at all. And looking at the current draw on the
motor lable confirmed this.
In the end I wound up getting the 1hp enclosed stand delta model rather
than the 3/4 open stand. Also interesting with the 3/4 vs 1/2 bandsaws,
other things were the same, just different motors. Same table and throat
That could be true if they are different models. I didn't
notice what the box said as I wasn't interested (in Boise).
But if it says Blue Marples or however they designate them
and it says the same as Woodcraft, then they are the same.
I've heard the BS about a brand name model being a more
cheaply made machine in lower priced stores. Not true,
never been true, mindlessly stupid blather. No manufacture
puts their name on a model and makes a good or excellent one
and a poor copy. That's a quick way to degrade the
manufactures name and lose sales. If an item is truly
cheaper (quality), more economical version it will have a
different model designation not the same name as a model
built to a higher standard.
To answer some questions here:
I just saw them at a Costco in the Atlanta area.
$30, regularly $40 (both less 2 or 3 cents<g>)
Says "Sheffield England" right on the back of the blade. I don't
remember if it said "Hand Forged", as my 5-year-old set does.
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