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Best Current Price for Thermapen


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#1 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Been a while since I've stopped in....

So can anyone recommend where to buy a Thermapen? I've debated getting one for too long, and am finally doing it.

Unfortunately, it looks like I just missed their "open box" sale. Can anyone tell me how often these occur? I'm not really in a rush, so maybe it's worth waiting.

Much appreciated!

EDIT: Spelling error in title. Oops.

Edited by TheNoodleIncident, 15 February 2013 - 08:34 AM.


#2 rotuts

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 09:19 AM

of course it depends on their stock. In the last year I think they had two: the second and most recent was a little cheaper than the first.

sign up for their email notices and you'll hear.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

of course it depends on their stock. In the last year I think they had two: the second and most recent was a little cheaper than the first.

sign up for their email notices and you'll hear.


So the next sale might be as long off as 6 months? I think I'd wait if we were talking a month or so, but I'm not going to wait an incredibly long time to save a few dollars.

Also, the consensus is still that the Thermapen is the way to go? Have any competitors caught up?

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:36 PM

I'd say twice a year, and about US$70 sale price.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:47 AM

ETI (the manufacturer) list refurbished thermapens in various colours on ebay uk
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5652a677c7
Looks like it works out around $47, with shipping on top, the listing only shows shipping to Europe though, so it depends where you are..
I bought mine this way last year and it's great, seemed like new

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Phone Thermoworks @ 1-800-393-6434 • M-F • 8AM-5PM MDT and ask if they have any refurbished Thermapens. They sometimes have a few but do not offer them on the web site.

A friend who is a baker got one last summer for $55.00 plus shipping. It looks like new.
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#7 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:32 AM

Phone Thermoworks @ 1-800-393-6434 • M-F • 8AM-5PM MDT and ask if they have any refurbished Thermapens. They sometimes have a few but do not offer them on the web site.

A friend who is a baker got one last summer for $55.00 plus shipping. It looks like new.

Great tip, I'll try that.  Any idea if they still offer a full warranty? 

 

EDIT: None!  Oh well.


Edited by TheNoodleIncident, 20 February 2013 - 09:36 AM.


#8 Syzygies

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

A longtime Thermapen fan, I'm very happy with my recent purchase of their $69 infrared shooter: http://thermoworks.c...ts/ir/irfs.html

They also have a $49 sale infrared shooter now: http://thermoworks.c...s/ir/irgun.html
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#9 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 10:19 AM

ETI (the manufacturer) list refurbished thermapens in various colours on ebay uk
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5652a677c7
Looks like it works out around $47, with shipping on top, the listing only shows shipping to Europe though, so it depends where you are..
I bought mine this way last year and it's great, seemed like new

 This is a great idea, and was JUST about to buy one until I realized that these models appear to only measure in C*.  I only know F*, and don't want to deal with conversions each time.  I put a call into the seller to confirm this.  Really hoping they have models that do both.



#10 rotuts

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:15 AM

thermapens and IR stuff from thermoworks measure F and C  

 

go to their web site and take a peek.

 

got a serious urge for an IR item, but emmisivity baffles me



#11 Syzygies

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:36 AM

got a serious urge for an IR item, but emmisivity baffles me

 

Well, their food IR shooter is tuned for food applications. The error isn't that much in practice, and one can check by pressing one's Thermapen against the surface.

 

In any case, one adapts to an IR shooter by feedback, the actual numbers don't matter so much as one swaps out preconceptions for what appears to work in practice. And the Thermoworks shooter is so handy. I had a different brand combo unit (to economize) in one kitchen, and ended up swapping in Thermoworks separates for ease of use. These tools need to be effortless, with simple displays, and separates are.


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#12 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

ETI (the manufacturer) list refurbished thermapens in various colours on ebay uk
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5652a677c7
Looks like it works out around $47, with shipping on top, the listing only shows shipping to Europe though, so it depends where you are..
I bought mine this way last year and it's great, seemed like new

 This is a great idea, and was JUST about to buy one until I realized that these models appear to only measure in C*.  I only know F*, and don't want to deal with conversions each time.  I put a call into the seller to confirm this.  Really hoping they have models that do both.

 

 

Well, just to confirm, any Thermapen directly from the UK (as is the case with the link above) will only messure in C*.  The US models are the ones that have the ability to switch.  Too bad, since they are a great price, but I don't want to bother with converting each time.



#13 rotuts

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:54 AM

interesting.  there is no little switch inside the battery compartment?  ( if thats where it is )  odd to manufacture two kinds.



#14 TheNoodleIncident

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:28 AM

interesting.  there is no little switch inside the battery compartment?  ( if thats where it is )  odd to manufacture two kinds.

 

What's even more odd is that both the UK and US versions have four little switches inside them.  The first switch for the US version changes betwen C* and F*.  The first swith in the UK version does nothing, literally - so the hardware is there, but the software is not installed.


Edited by TheNoodleIncident, 21 February 2013 - 09:33 AM.