July 17, 2014 at 18:46 #14678kjc2401Participant
B&Q Hedge End has reduced its price of lightwave rf stocks up to half price all the product now to clear grab it while you canJuly 18, 2014 at 12:21 #14683Sot996Participant
Also some offers on line also checked my local store meir Park some items on offer but not allJuly 18, 2014 at 23:28 #14685Bobby DazzlerParticipant
Thanks for the tip off. Just ordered a few bits.July 22, 2014 at 16:28 #14699durosityParticipant
I was in my local B&Q the other day.. the staff member i spoke to was pretty sure they would be getting any more in as ‘it’s unreliable crap’. Shame really.. but i’m not surprised.. most of the boxes there are horribly dusty and don’t look like great sellersJuly 22, 2014 at 18:35 #14700rhlangdonParticipant
Always been dusty in my local B&Q. Unreliable no. B&Q’s stock now though is old stuff and now superseded by the 400 series. Am just waiting for B&Q to reduce prices further – and on a Wednesday of course!July 22, 2014 at 19:26 #14702Node ZeroParticipant
The same in my local B&Q, very dusty, but I suppose it’s simply due to the fact they sell a lot more bags of plaster than they do iphone controlled light switches.
On the reliability note, I once opened over 10 boxes of remote sockets at the CS desk before I found a set that functioned. Since discovered that the batteries are in circuit when shipped and therefore suffer drain but still have enough zap to light the blue led on the handset.
Wish they’d put the double sockets in the promo.July 26, 2014 at 07:08 #14722durosityParticipant
Don’t get me wrong, personally I’ve never had any lwrf kit fail on me, I’m just mentioning what the staff guy thought was happening. And yeah the store is very dusty, but I know whenever Ive been in the store it’s the same stock sitting there purely as half the boxes are ripped and damaged. That said it could be corporate are just clearing the old stock so they can bring in items with the new packaging. Either way let’s make hay while the sun shines and get as much cheap kit as possible!!July 26, 2014 at 08:47 #14723rhlangdonParticipant
I think its about 2.5 years I have been using LWRF and in all that time the gear in B&Q has always been dusty. In fact a lot of stuff in my local B&Q is dusty . This seems to be prevalent in other stores. Hardly good management. Despite the possibility of B&Q reducing prices to off load the stock (I do not think they will be a designated stockist in the future) I would not buy the sockets or light switches from them as the later versions, 400 series, are much better. The plugs in and remotes though I keep an eye on in case of a sudden reduction.August 5, 2014 at 17:20 #14772DaveruddsParticipant
I bought some 2 gang plug sockets from sowton Exeter and they refused to give it at the reduced price. They checked the internet and said they don’t have 2 gang plugs on there… I said you have probably sold out he said no they are just no on offer… Guy was a right tw*tAugust 16, 2014 at 20:13 #14851daz003Participant
DIY.com are selling the standard plug in remote switches for £23 – that’s £14 down from the original price….
Not sure how long this will last, so wizz round there when you get the chance I’d say…
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