I lost my 7 year old power-bar (HT800) Friday morning. Total black-out...no light and the reset button did not help. At first I thought I must have thrown a breaker.
But it was totally dead. It served its purpose, never an issue before this and was a well spent $50 for 8 extra outlets in my unfinished basement man-cave.
I was in for a bit of a shock to find a new equilavent replacement (in Canada) was almost $100....and a few models priced even higher up to $150 !?!?
If I had shopped around I could have found something cheaper for sure but I didn't have the time or patience
when I spied a Refurb HDP 1800 Power Center for just $97 at a local store close to home (London Drugs) sitting on the bottom shelf below the expensive power strip bars.
They also had the larger HDP2500 on for just $147 (also a refurb) , but I didn't really need 11 outlets, 8 is good enough for me (for now)
a quick google showed the HDP1800 retails locally for $350+ at Futureshop. So I snapped it up for $97 before someone else did.
Normally not a fan of Monster products but at "that price" with full warranty it was a no-brainer over another power strip.
Pretty cool that they offer 5 year $350k warranty on all connected equipment.
Love the blue lights and the 4 stage dimmer/off button if I get tired of looking at them.
Slid it right into a narrow slot with the rest of my gear and looks/works great, no humming so far, tested all weekend long.
I think I'm heading back go pick up that HDP 2500 now too, $147 is a steal and tomorrow is payday
then move the HDP 1800 to the back of my room for my projector (that's currently un-protected ), rear sub, lap-top, two lamps and my power recliners.
19 protected outlets for under $250 cant be such a bad thing
If they dont make any noise (humming) they are both keepers. If they do within a year they'll go back for a full refund = nothing to lose.
I suspect that these were very new when returned un-blemished and they fixed the hum issues any early models may of had.
Edited by PioManiac - 4/15/13 at 2:25pm