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Old 01-16-2011, 06:21 AM   #1
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Thermapen is on sale right now...

$79

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Old 01-16-2011, 07:42 PM   #2
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Just from my personal experience, the Thermapen is an okay product, not woth the money and their customer service is horrible. Think about that before you fork out $80+ for a thermometer.........just my .02l

THIS is what I use for a portion of the price and is extremely accurate and you can calibrate it unlike the Thermpen.
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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Re: Thermapen is on sale right now...

I have heard nothing but good things about their CS. I love my Thermopen.
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Re: Thermapen is on sale right now...

Larry, I disagree 100%! The product is great and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the Thermapen folks.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:15 PM   #5
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Larry, I disagree 100%! The product is great and I have had nothing but positive experiences with the Thermapen folks.
Just offering my .02, personal opinion and experience........nothing personal. But for $15 you can have the same thing with equal results.. AGAIN, I've had a Thermapen, had issuse's and was not satisfied with the CS. Bought the Taylor as a replacement and couldn't be happier for much less cost AND the Taylor can be calibrataed, unlike the Thermapan. This is my own personal experience, opinions may vary......but $15 vs. $79 product that is equal or better (in my opinion) is a no brainer. You make the point in your post.....'you've had to use their customer service', I've never had an issue to do so with my Taylor's. To me that says a lot. Again, opinions are like assholes, everyone has one......
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Re: Thermapen is on sale right now...

Thanks Greg, super product, great price. Just ordered another for my son's b-day, he'll thank you for pointing it out too.
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Re: Thermapen is on sale right now...

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...You make the point in your post.....'you've had to use their customer service...
Actually, I said that I have had nothing but positive experiences with the ThermaPen folks...not that I have had to use their customer service. My personal ThermaPen has never had any issues. I had actually talked with them about how they make their unit and why the cost is so much higher than the $20 or less items. They were very through in telling me what the process was and why they feel they can command a higher price. That said, $79 (on sale) or $92 (regular price) might not be for everyone...so it's nice to have $20 options as well.
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:26 AM   #8
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Re: Thermapen is on sale right now...

I've had a Thermapen for at least 4 - 5 years. I've never had to calibrate it. How often do you have to calibrate a Taylor?
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I decided to give the $24.00 Thermaworks RT600C a try. I've always done butts and shoulders by sight to judge when they were done so this will a nice change. Also, my old fashioned meat thermometer isn't very accurate.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:00 PM   #10
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I've had a Thermapen for at least 4 - 5 years. I've never had to calibrate it. How often do you have to calibrate a Taylor?
Never and they cost about $15...........what's your point? What justifies $79+ for something that can be had for $15??? You tell me.... My Taylor Instant Read is spot on and I've left it out in the snow and rain. One day my Thermapen stopped working, (had it less than a year 'before' I burnt it and their customer service said too bad too sad) so fuck them. Just giving my own personal honest opinion.
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