Originally Posted by P-J
Do not be bashing Auber Instruments. That is totally not fair for an outstanding business vendor in our corner. They have developed devices specifically for our needs.
There's a very significant difference between bashing a company and questioning the pricing of ONE of their products.
What's the difference between say THIS 2 meter RTD PT100 1/4" NPT probe for $8.50 http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Meter-Cable-Thermocouple-Temperature-Control-Sensor-Probe-PT100-M12-/121002263861?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c2c4c 0535
plus the $3.50 panel mount connector and THIS 2 meter RTD PT100 1/4" NPT probe with the $3.50 panel mount connector already attached for $42.55 http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_15&produ cts_id=189
Bashing a company is subjective and focused on the company; comparing options and making a judgement based upon value which is based upon objective pricing information and stats is definitely not bashing. Having a discussion about the value is also definitely not bashing EVEN IF said discussion and assessment's outcome is that a financial sponsor of this forum has priced one of their products inappropriately.
Comparing the price of two similar items is ALWAYS fair; nothing remotely unfair about it.
I agree there's other intangibles that need to go into the total assessment of value, including support. There are already posts on this forum where users have indicated that Chinese-made PT100 devices have randomly failed and because of a lack of warranty replacing the probe out-of-pocket was the only alternative.
Let's not stifle or censor an objective discussion just because it concerns a site sponsor, though.