:David L. Jones wrote: : :>> now, do I need one? :> :> Of course you do. Go on, you know you want one... :> :> Correction: :> Should be 0.2% accuracy, not 2% as stated in the renew article and the ATA :> website. :> The Renew article makes out that it is the same as this US one: :>
:> Probably a newer model though. :> :> Dave. : :killer manual :-) : :you talked me into it, before I saw this message Dave. : :Was thinking about getting the US model, as it is so much cheaper, but :do I really need US to AU adapters hanging all over the place? : :Answer = NO : :Then I see: :Operating Voltage: 115 VAC :Max Voltage: 125 VAC : :Hmmm... There may be other complications. : :Well, surely they have 100 cents = $1, same as us :YES? : :With the current exchange rate at .9612, perhaps I have to re-calibrate :it. ;-) : :WOW! .9612 this morning. : :If they charge $49.95 for postage, I could really end up behind. : :Don...
I decided that even at $69.95 + $8 postage it was still worth it. If you join ATA you get 15% discount on the item cost.
Some years back I imported a batch of Dual-Pro marine battery chargers from the US and when all of the costs involved with freight, customs clearance and other charges + import duty/sales tax etc were included it added about 32% to the purchase price. When ATA adds on all the extras plus a profit margin $69.95 isn't too bad. If a US seller uses one of those high priced couriers such as TNT or DHL you will be paying at least $40 to ship it out.
Thanks to David for letting us know about it.