Search in
VALENTINE'S DAY Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Frontpage Deal
Newegg Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

2-pack Belkin WeMo Light Switches EXPIRED

max911turbo 1,632 June 13, 2014 at 10:17 AM in Lighting (7) More Newegg Deals
Sorry, this deal has expired. Get notified of deals like this in the future. Add Deal Alert for this Item
Deal
Score
+31
30,202 Views
See Deal
$70

Deal Details

Promoted 06-13-2014 at 04:07 PM View Original Post
Newegg has 2-pack Belkin F7C030fc WeMo Light Switches for $70 + free shipping. Thanks max911turbo

Price Comparison: Our research indicates that this 2-pack of Belkin F7C030fc WeMo Light Switches is $18 lower (21% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $88 (for 2-pack). -iconian

Original Post

Edited June 13, 2014 at 11:18 AM by DeividdoSama
Newegg Belkin F7C030fc WeMo Light Switch 2 pack $69.98 FS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Com...bo.1707590

Amazon price: $88 for two

74 Comments

1 2 3 4 5

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#61
Quote from GandalfNYC View Post :
No, actually it means everything - always consider the source. Wink
It will happen sooner than you think, as these are grossly overpriced.

As I said, let me know I was right and pay more attention to my words from now on.
It would be funny if the price dropped in a month or two!

the reason it means nothing is because there is no followup and cost to being wrong.

some would consider this IS half price, if you based on the original msrp. these devices have been out for around 2 years, and have already fallen in price. same story for zwave devices.


regardless, you making an empty statement, yes eventually this will probably be cheaper, much like all embedded electronics. but, these wont be $15/each in two months, if you really believe that, you might be high.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#62
The price seems to pretty steep what's so special about these?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#63
Quote from Marc25 View Post :
here's a cookie... you aren't saving the planet...
Who said anything about saving the planet? I'm only interested in saving my bank account and not overfilling my living space with junk.

Quote from Traveler2530 View Post :
LOL! That's often what unions do, then they extort outrageous fees from customers to do simple work. Not only unions, but auto dealers to sell or import new cars, too. They're all scamming us!

For example, three years back our electric water heater's tank sprung a leak one morning. The best price a plumber/electrician would replace it for was $900 same day. Another service, the lowest price, was $750 but it would take four days.

I got a basic 40 gallon electric model from Home Depot for $187 and a pipe cutter and solder-less pipe fittings for a total of about $230 including taxes. The new boxed water heater went in the back of my Toyota RAV4 easily.

The old leaky heater was out and the new one was in in less than 45 minutes. A scrap metal place about 15 minutes drive from me paid about $5.70 for the old heater. Smilie

I saved approximately $500 to $770 by not paying ransom to an extortionist plumber/electrician.

OBTW: I put a 60 gallon 12-year "scratch and dent" gas water heater in my old house about 2000. A plumber acquaintance got the heater for me for $165. He told me it would have cost $1000 to $1400 to have the same work done by his firm or another place.
HVAC people are some of the worst offenders. I can think of a couple stories about them off the top of my head.

We once had an HVAC outfit charge us $90 for a motor capacitor (that probably cost them $10) on top of labor and a service call fee. I think the total to get that capacitor replaced (10 minute job) was around $200.

We had another HVAC contractor (one-man operation) replace a 2.5-ton condenser and evaporator coil. He charged nearly $3K. He used the cheapest generic units he could find, and the job took 2-3 hours. Looking online, you can get a generic 2.5-ton condenser shipped to your door for around $700 and a coil for around $300. Maybe he spent a total of 5 or 6 hours on the job if you also consider his initial visit to estimate the job, picking up the new units, and hauling away the old units. And being generous, maybe it cost him another $250 in supplies and overhead (fittings, refrigerant, screws, tape, brazing rod & gas, gasoline, insurance, equipment amortization, and so forth). Anyway, that works out to a take-home pay before taxes of $1,750 for the job or $292 per hour.

I hope I can one day make that kind of money.

You're exactly right about unions. As far as I'm concerned unions are essentially legalized organized crime operations. They even screw their own members. I've heard horror stories of huge unions dues and abysmally low benefits. It makes you wonder if they do anything good with the dues.

The utility company in my area has been upgrading its old meters with smart meters. One huge benefit of smart meters is the elimination of the need to have meter readers visit every customer's property every month. The local chapter of the IBEW resorted to loathsome scare tactics to get people to reject the meters. They mailed out pamphlets stating all sorts of outlandish and inaccurate claims about smart meters, including that smart meters will triple your bill and burn your house down. I almost couldn't believe my eyes when I saw one of their pamphlets.
Last edited by Deal Hound June 14, 2014 at 03:51 PM
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#64
Thanks OP!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#65
Quote from scholzpdx View Post :
I don't think Slickdeals should be in the business of promoting home electrical items.

Judging by how many people ask if they can use a Virgin Mobile phone on AT&T, there's no way these are going to be installed safely. If most posters can't even be bothered to read a damn description, what makes you think they wont burn down their houses?

I'm an apprentice electrician and the things I see homeowners mess up is sometimes completely absurd (and incredibly unsafe).
That is their responsibility.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#66
Quote from zhopa View Post :
That is their responsibility.
I thought it was the government's responsibility to protect us from ourselves.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#67
Quote from cruz878 View Post :
This matches the Frys price from a few weeks ago at $30 each. I still have more to install but $30 each seems to be the best price for these switches.

Good catch wazlo21... I read that earlier as $60.98 from newegg. So with that being said Frys deal was better and you could purchase an odd # of them.
this deal is $35 each, you might need fix your elementary math ?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#68
Quote from Deal Hound View Post :
I thought it was the government's responsibility to protect us from ourselves.
Not according to the Constitution. shake head shake head shake head Stick Out Tongue
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#69
Quote from zhopa View Post :
Not according to the Constitution. shake head shake head shake head Stick Out Tongue
But the Constitution doesn't seem to matter much anymore.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#70
Quote from brickjenks100 View Post :
Can anybody recommend a open source home automation system compatible with this light switch I want to enable gps tracking on my phone so my garage automatically opens and turns on my lights as I arrive home..?
I'm using these with a smartthings hub.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#71
Quote from Traveler2530 View Post :
LOL! That's often what unions do, then they extort outrageous fees from customers to do simple work. Not only unions, but auto dealers to sell or import new cars, too. They're all scamming us!

For example, three years back our electric water heater's tank sprung a leak one morning. The best price a plumber/electrician would replace it for was $900 same day. Another service, the lowest price, was $750 but it would take four days.

I got a basic 40 gallon electric model from Home Depot for $187 and a pipe cutter and solder-less pipe fittings for a total of about $230 including taxes. The new boxed water heater went in the back of my Toyota RAV4 easily.

The old leaky heater was out and the new one was in in less than 45 minutes. A scrap metal place about 15 minutes drive from me paid about $5.70 for the old heater. Smilie

I saved approximately $500 to $770 by not paying ransom to an extortionist plumber/electrician.

OBTW: I put a 60 gallon 12-year "scratch and dent" gas water heater in my old house about 2000. A plumber acquaintance got the heater for me for $165. He told me it would have cost $1000 to $1400 to have the same work done by his firm or another place.
You think non-union trades DON'T do this? It has nothing to do with unions. It is capitalism. What do you think happens to your body changing our pipes or electrical wires beneath homes and in attics, every single day. Prices are the going rate for that kind of skilled work. ~98% of people won't do their own plumbing and electrical work because you need mechanical and possibly electrical aptitude and experience.

If you don't like it, do it yourself or find a cheaper price. There's always someone cheaper. There's always a reason too.

I recently was quoted on a transmission front seal change for $1100 from two reputable shops. The part is $22, ships free. $1080 in labor, and it takes AT MOST 2 hours with power tools. One hour if they know what they're doing.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#72
Quote from scholzpdx View Post :
I recently was quoted on a transmission front seal change for $1100 from two reputable shops. The part is $22, ships free. $1080 in labor, and it takes AT MOST 2 hours with power tools. One hour if they know what they're doing.
It doesn't bother you that you are basically paying over $500 an hour for labor? It seems to me $150 an hour should be plenty for a shop to pay a mechanic along with its other expenses and make a nice profit.

I don't think many will argue with you that it isn't just unions or licensed tradespeople. The health care industry might be the worst of the worst. Hospitals make dealership service departments look like they are run by saints.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#73
Quote from johndoe35 View Post :
Never ever, ever, overestimate the IQ level on slickdeals. These idiots average around 90 or less. Some even goes down below room temperature. I wish I have the time to sit here and list out the names of every single idiot that posts dumb stuff on this web site but that would take up my entire day if not more.
Anyone know what overestimate means?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#74
Quote from Deal Hound View Post :
It doesn't bother you that you are basically paying over $500 an hour for labor? It seems to me $150 an hour should be plenty for a shop to pay a mechanic along with its other expenses and make a nice profit.

I don't think many will argue with you that it isn't just unions or licensed tradespeople. The health care industry might be the worst of the worst. Hospitals make dealership service departments look like they are run by saints.
It seems he's not bothered. A little while back I went to Lowes to get some 5"-6" screws and shims to adjust a door frame that went out of alignment. The clerk sadi they had a list of contractors to do the work. I asked him about how much... he said "..around $300."

ROTFLMAO!!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#75
Quote from scholzpdx View Post :
You think non-union trades DON'T do this? It has nothing to do with unions. It is capitalism. What do you think happens to your body changing our pipes or electrical wires beneath homes and in attics, every single day. Prices are the going rate for that kind of skilled work. ~98% of people won't do their own plumbing and electrical work because you need mechanical and possibly electrical aptitude and experience.

If you don't like it, do it yourself or find a cheaper price. There's always someone cheaper. There's always a reason too.

I recently was quoted on a transmission front seal change for $1100 from two reputable shops. The part is $22, ships free. $1080 in labor, and it takes AT MOST 2 hours with power tools. One hour if they know what they're doing.
You are right, although unions are the worst, it's not only unions. Most goods and services providers will try to squeeze every last dime outta you if they know you need something they have. Open competition and transparency are needed for capitalism to be successful.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 5 of 5
1 2 3 4 5
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)