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  1. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    Hello all..

    Just wanted to let you know about a bargain!

    I wouldn't usually buy from e-bay, but you cant really go wrong with a metal back box. 100 Flush Single Metal Back Boxes 16mm 25mm 35mm 47mm 1 Gang Electrical Pattress - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Flush-Single-Metal-Back-Boxes-16mm-25mm-35mm-47mm-1-Gang-Electrical-Pattress/281062895771?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=580178846308&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    I ordered 100 x 16mm metal back boxes for £5.99. They have just arrived and they even have the oval grommet fitted to each of them.

    I realise we don't use them that much but I expect I'll still get through them before I retire :).

    6p each... surely no one can beat that!
     
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  2. Rob
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    Rob Control System Engineer Respected Member

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    The only bit I would be concerned about is the quality of the fixing lugs and the CPC connection. Don't go in heavy handed an I'm sure they will be fine.

    You're right though. Often amazes me how little a product must cost to produce, advertise, deliver etc etc and still make a profit on 6 pence an item.
     
  3. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    These companies work on massive volume , probably only making 1p profit per unit

    But if you are selling 100,000 units per day it soon adds up
     
  4. Andy78
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    Looks like a misprint they haven't spotted yet, or they are getting rid of stock at a loss.
     
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  5. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Could be a stock clearance at cost price (or even below cost price)
     
  6. happyhippydad
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    I thought perhaps it was a mistake as the price jumps up when they go to a 25mm box, so it's just the 16mm that are cheap.

    Good for us though! :)
     
  7. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

    Probably have loads of 16mm in stock due to them not being popular
     
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  8. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    Does anyone still use 16mm unless they really have to? Minimum I tend to put in is 25mm for switches.
     
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  9. Dustydazzler
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    Dustydazzler Regular EF Member

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    Occasionally used 16mm on rewires
     
  10. Charlie_
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    Charlie_ Electrician's Arms

    Well we at know at least 1 person that does ;)
     
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  11. suffolkspark
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    suffolkspark Electrician's Arms

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    I use them if the renders soft and bricks are hard on a rewire :cool:
     
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  12. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Forum Mentor

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    Yeah that single socket with 2x 4mm T&Es was a bit tricky on a 16mm box. :D
     
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  13. freddo
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    freddo Regular EF Member

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    I purchased a load of MI saddles and P clips recently where it was clear there was a mistake with the pricing, saved a fortune. The price went up after the order was delivered...
     
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  14. Dave OCD
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    Dave OCD Forum Mentor

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    You could use them for ordinary cabling as well now Freddo, fire rated.
     
  15. TonyMitchell
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    TonyMitchell Electrician's Arms

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    Must be a misprint, that price includes £1.00 vat too
     
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