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Hello all..

Just wanted to let you know about a bargain!

I wouldn't usually buy from e-bay, but you cant really go wrong with a metal back box. 100 Flush Single Metal Back Boxes 16mm 25mm 35mm 47mm 1 Gang Electrical Pattress - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100-Flush-Single-Metal-Back-Boxes-16mm-25mm-35mm-47mm-1-Gang-Electrical-Pattress/281062895771?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=580178846308&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

I ordered 100 x 16mm metal back boxes for £5.99. They have just arrived and they even have the oval grommet fitted to each of them.

I realise we don't use them that much but I expect I'll still get through them before I retire :).

6p each... surely no one can beat that!
 
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The only bit I would be concerned about is the quality of the fixing lugs and the CPC connection. Don't go in heavy handed an I'm sure they will be fine.

You're right though. Often amazes me how little a product must cost to produce, advertise, deliver etc etc and still make a profit on 6 pence an item.
 
These companies work on massive volume , probably only making 1p profit per unit

But if you are selling 100,000 units per day it soon adds up
 

Andy78

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Looks like a misprint they haven't spotted yet, or they are getting rid of stock at a loss.
 

happyhippydad

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I thought perhaps it was a mistake as the price jumps up when they go to a 25mm box, so it's just the 16mm that are cheap.

Good for us though! :)
 
Occasionally used 16mm on rewires
 

Dave OCD

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Yeah that single socket with 2x 4mm T&Es was a bit tricky on a 16mm box. :D
 

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I purchased a load of MI saddles and P clips recently where it was clear there was a mistake with the pricing, saved a fortune. The price went up after the order was delivered...
 
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Must be a misprint, that price includes £1.00 vat too
 
Just as I'm buying "That" bargain , I always wonder about a reg change / inside info ..Is said item soon to be
" OUTLAWED " ...!!!!!
 

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Just as I'm buying "That" bargain , I always wonder about a reg change / inside info ..Is said item soon to be
" OUTLAWED " ...!!!!!
Very much doubt that. But as others have said, most people install 25mm minimum now. Dimmer switches have been around for a long while now.
 

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Well they same seller has a listing for 3 off 16mm boxes for £3.99. My guess is it should be something like £50.99 for 100 off.
 

happyhippydad

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Just out of interest did anyone get some?
I reckon SJD was right, they should have been £50.99 as they've taken them off now!
 
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The lugs are 50mm apart and not 60mm.......
 

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I use 35 for everything but I do agree at this price they could be very useful
 
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