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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Disco » 13 Feb 2018, 11:22

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I came across them awhile ago and after looking through their site it a case of "Nope I dont think so" ,looks like I made the right decision!
Yeah I'd give them a solid pass.

Edit: To be honest, now that it's turned up, in pieces, with no instructions at all I think I'm just going to refund this. What a joke.

Edit 2: Yep, I definitely ordered the package "Assembled, Upgraded, and with 50,000 Gel Balls"... you can't even order the unassembled version on their website if you want the upgrade kit. Oh well, will start the Paypal dispute process now.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Darius359au » 13 Feb 2018, 11:53

found a couple video that shows how it goes together if you decide to keep it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VzjRaFv1Jw

about the 5 minute mark there's a view of the assembly instructions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjbG6QcLGV8

It's a nice looking blaster though
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 15 Feb 2018, 10:54

14000btu Kogan portable air con for mum and dad. At $339 delivered, it's worth a try.
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Post by Disruptor4 » 15 Feb 2018, 11:14

Forgot that I bought this also for tonight at 7pm!
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Post by Darius359au » 15 Feb 2018, 17:11

Just pledged for this ,didn't know about the RPG but getting into this one :D
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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/au ... ?ref=email
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Nekosan » 15 Feb 2018, 22:55

Mugsy wrote:
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14000btu Kogan portable air con for mum and dad. At $339 delivered, it's worth a try.
Your aircon was cheaper than the installation price will be bahahaha.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 16 Feb 2018, 08:14

Nah, it's one of these portable ones so even with a bit of extra cost to get the window attachment to be properly sealed, it'll be self installed:

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If anything, we expect the electricity bills for this thing to be greater thant he cost of the unit - lol. (so bloody hot and humid in QLD this week)
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Post by Mythor » 16 Feb 2018, 11:09

I have a portable aircon, it's "self-installed" with stickytape to keep the warm air out. :D
It should do fine for one room, just don't expect it to keep a whole house cool. It might also be VERY LOUD. But being cooler is definitely better, good luck to your folks!
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 16 Feb 2018, 12:34

Thanks mate.

The folks are in a 2brm unit. It'll probably be set up in the living room as I cant imagine it could be set up anywhere else so god knows if it'll cool their bedrooms.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by kharis » 16 Feb 2018, 15:56

Just get some cheap fans to help move the air around should help abit
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Post by storm84 » 16 Feb 2018, 16:13

A nice reminder that I need to start looking for a bedroom heater. Winter is coming.
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Post by Bicketybam » 16 Feb 2018, 17:29

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Need some new tools for different things and Wera have a good rep. Surprised at how small the sets are (size wise) as the ratchet set is just a fraction bigger then my phone and the other set folds up even smaller.

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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Disco » 16 Feb 2018, 17:56

I bought Kingdom Come Deliverance..and then refunded it on Steam, so not sure if it counts
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 16 Feb 2018, 20:01

kharis wrote:
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Just get some cheap fans to help move the air around should help abit
Yeah, they should have a pedestal pan at their place to blow cool air down the corridor to the bedrooms.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Nekosan » 17 Feb 2018, 04:39

Mugsy wrote:
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Nah, it's one of these portable ones so even with a bit of extra cost to get the window attachment to be properly sealed, it'll be self installed:

If anything, we expect the electricity bills for this thing to be greater thant he cost of the unit - lol. (so bloody hot and humid in QLD this week)

If my experience in selling the things is anything to go by then you aren't going to be satisfied with it. I just wont sell them to people any more.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 17 Feb 2018, 09:01

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If my experience in selling the things is anything to go by then you aren't going to be satisfied with it. I just wont sell them to people any more.
Yeah, a room mate of mine had an Olympia Splendid one which was meant to be one of the quieter ones at the time from what the folks on Whirlpool said. I told my room mate that she was better off getting a fan to help funnel cold air from the living room's split system into her room. She said she wanted the privacy that the portable offered... and ended up selling it less than a year later and doing the fan thing I suggested.

So I very much agree with your thoughts and why I kept telling Mum and Dad to just get one of those Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 7.1kW split systems Bunnings occasionally has on sale... it'll cost them $2500-3000 all up incl delivery and installation but it'll do the job well (this is what my bro did when he got aircon). However, the only place a split system can be installed will have the condenser on a common area walkway and their complex has shitheads who may tamper with the condenser so they weren't keen on the idea.

Originally, dad was under the impression that the portables were flexible enough that you could wheel the unit around several meters away from the window. I had to tell him not to be gullible (which he has a tendency to be) and that if he had 30cm of wiggle room he was lucky. Mum said she wanted the flexibility of being able to set this thing up in her bedroom. I told her to set it up in the living room first and to see if she can deal with the constant noise when it's operating as these things are loud as fuck. Not to mention that some of them need a water tray emptied every hour or so meaning overnight operation isn't an option but I don't think they're fussed about that due to the cost of operating the thing for such a long period during the evening and then overnight... they'll likely have it on for a few hours before bed, funnel the cold air into their bedrooms and then turn it off when they go to bed.

We'll see how they find it either way. I told them to think carefully about this option as it's a heavy unit and they're up two flights of stairs from the garage so after the delivery man drops it off, it'll be stuck in their unit for a while. But my folks don't have much of an ability to mentally visualise situations so they need to go through the experience half the time even though I've painted a very detailed picture that one option is by far worse than the other one.

And mum also has a bad habit over over worrying herself on negligible things. She kept worrying about the last lot of shitheads they had for neighbours... she thought they were thieves as they were lugging stuff into their unit late at night all the time and the shitheads kept messing up the common property too. That might be the case but the way she was dealing with it wasn't good for her health and probably caused her breast cancer to metastasise quite quickly. She's not good with dealing with stress so I didn't want her worrying about a new split system air con condenser being out in the open for the shitheads to tamper with.

My personal thoughts is that once the value of their unit goes up and dad retires, they'll sell up on their unit and buy a ground or first floor unit somewhere... one with a courtyard or balcony so an aircon condenser can be placed there and mum won't stress. Until then, I'll let them try out the portable air con unit. If they don't like it, I'll sell it on gumtree.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Disco » 17 Feb 2018, 10:07

Since everyone is being a negative nancy.. we used portable units for several years, we generally found they didn't last much longer than 12-18 months before needing replacing though. They weren't as good as the split system we have in the bedroom now, but they certainly made a difference!
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Nekosan » 17 Feb 2018, 23:40

Mugsy wrote:
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She's not good with dealing with stress so I didn't want her worrying about a new split system air con condenser being out in the open for the shitheads to tamper with.
Get them a split system and just have a cage built around the outside unit like all the schools do.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 18 Feb 2018, 00:22

Nekosan wrote:
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Mugsy wrote:
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She's not good with dealing with stress so I didn't want her worrying about a new split system air con condenser being out in the open for the shitheads to tamper with.
Get them a split system and just have a cage built around the outside unit like all the schools do.
I told her that... but she's still worried someone can still hack at the wires and tubes that won't be caged. In all fairness, they've had some really determined shitheads as neighbours before. Seems to be the way the gold coast is. The portable's purchased either way. I'll just run the course so they know how shit the portable units are.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by CherryRed » 20 Feb 2018, 10:38

Not trying to jump on the negative nekosan train, but we ran a portable aircon for quite a few years and really, you'll be pissing money up the wall trying to use it for multiple rooms. They're just not designed for that, not powerful enough and they tend to only last 12-18 months at best. We found it sufficient for our bedroom, but on days where we moved it out to the living area it was just ineffective even with several pedestal fans going. Also expensive to run.

You know what has made a huge difference in our home though? Ceiling fans. I purchased ours from Beacon for around $130 each (fan with light) and we paid $120 per fan for installation. We definitely still use our split system, but a hell of a lot less because some days just circulating the air is enough.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Mugsy » 20 Feb 2018, 14:37

CherryRed wrote:
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Ceiling fans.
Now that's an uphill struggle to convince my folks to get these... twice they've got some installed and twice they've died quickly on my folks. One was a cheapie and the other not a a cheapie. Probably coincidence but my parents don't want to try any more ceiling fans now.

As for purchases... for an overall $13, I got...

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Post by Mugsy » 20 Feb 2018, 21:37

Thought I'd go all out:

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Which got me to my EB level 2 membership card.

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Post by Nekosan » 21 Feb 2018, 19:46

Mugsy wrote:
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Now that's an uphill struggle to convince my folks to get these... twice they've got some installed and twice they've died quickly on my folks. One was a cheapie and the other not a a cheapie. Probably coincidence but my parents don't want to try any more ceiling fans now.
It legit fucks with my head that people down south dont have ceiling fans... blew my mind when disco mentioned installing some.
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Re: Show Us Your Latest Purchase - February 2018

Post by Disco » 22 Feb 2018, 20:55

Who knew barbells could be so complex?! First barbell I bought was a standard barbell (28mm) which didn't fit my weight plates.. second one fits my plates, but isn't long enough for my rack, third one (below) is a 7ft standard barbell, 25mm.. go figure.

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