From: Roger on

"Gaz" <spam(a)spam.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.2532db508679a5f1989682(a)news.aioe.org...
>
> For those that might be interested, British Gas have got another FREEBIE
> giveaway offer going at the moment.
>
> In that they are giving away a FREE Standby Saver Energy Saving 6 way
> adapter, Worth �19.99.
>
> To qualify you either have to be over 70 or on certain benefits* see the
> web page for details.
>
> www.britishgas.co.uk/productoffers
>
> Quote offer code: AB16
>
>
> Best Wishes, As Always.,
>
> Gaz.

I really wouldn't bother, it is aimed at people that will not understand
it's use.
Switching off at the mains is a better idea as this device USES POWER to
run it, more than it costs to leave items on standby. Imagine someone 70+
trying to follow the instructions, they will never understand. I was given
mine
by one such person who asked what benefit would it be using energy instead
of switching off and using none.
This device was on Dragons Den a few years ago and they also said it was
completely pointless. Why use a so-called energy saving device when it
costs you more to use it than not use it! It makes consumers PAY MORE
to use so it is a stupid idea and that is why BG got a load of them in very
very cheap. Cheap enough to give away, from bankrupt stock probably.
The device plugs in and uses power constantly, a number of items plugged in
on stadby use power too - but switching off costs nothing. That is the
biggest
problem the designers didn't understand and still fail to. They are thick!

Save your money, never buy one, don't send for a free one unless you want
to pay to use it and if you really want one, post your details and I will
send
one out for free. Providing you don't put it on ebay! Plenty of stupid
people
are buying them on there at the moment. The same for the energy monitor BG
was giving away - this is not accurate, but does show the "standby power
user"
up for using power! Maybe they should send the devices seperately. BG
will send you products that use energy like the standby device as they sell
electrcity. So BG do not like people switching off, they want people to use
energy and they endorse items which do this and falsely advertise and
promote
them.

If you're using a standby power user you are a complete idiot.


From: J.R.Hartley on
On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 18:00:22 +0100, "Roger"
<roger20nospam(a)ntlworld.com> wrote:

>
>"Gaz" <spam(a)spam.com> wrote in message
>news:MPG.2532db508679a5f1989682(a)news.aioe.org...
>>
>> For those that might be interested, British Gas have got another FREEBIE
>> giveaway offer going at the moment.
>>
>> In that they are giving away a FREE Standby Saver Energy Saving 6 way
>> adapter, Worth �19.99.
>>
>> To qualify you either have to be over 70 or on certain benefits* see the
>> web page for details.
>>
>> www.britishgas.co.uk/productoffers
>>
>> Quote offer code: AB16
>>
>>
>> Best Wishes, As Always.,
>>
>> Gaz.
>
>I really wouldn't bother, it is aimed at people that will not understand
>it's use.
>Switching off at the mains is a better idea as this device USES POWER to
>run it, more than it costs to leave items on standby. Imagine someone 70+
>trying to follow the instructions, they will never understand. I was given
>mine
>by one such person who asked what benefit would it be using energy instead
>of switching off and using none.
>This device was on Dragons Den a few years ago and they also said it was
>completely pointless. Why use a so-called energy saving device when it
>costs you more to use it than not use it! It makes consumers PAY MORE
>to use so it is a stupid idea and that is why BG got a load of them in very
>very cheap. Cheap enough to give away, from bankrupt stock probably.
>The device plugs in and uses power constantly, a number of items plugged in
>on stadby use power too - but switching off costs nothing. That is the
>biggest
>problem the designers didn't understand and still fail to. They are thick!
>
>Save your money, never buy one, don't send for a free one unless you want
>to pay to use it and if you really want one, post your details and I will
>send
>one out for free. Providing you don't put it on ebay! Plenty of stupid
>people
>are buying them on there at the moment. The same for the energy monitor BG
>was giving away - this is not accurate, but does show the "standby power
>user"
>up for using power! Maybe they should send the devices seperately. BG
>will send you products that use energy like the standby device as they sell
>electrcity. So BG do not like people switching off, they want people to use
>energy and they endorse items which do this and falsely advertise and
>promote
>them.
>
>If you're using a standby power user you are a complete idiot.

Personally, I think it's rants like that which show you up as a
complete idiot.

1) The standby saver worked by totally powering off the items in
question until required. If nothing else, it's a question of of
swapping six standby devices for one. A saving, no?

2) All five dragons wanted to invest in the standby saver. Admittedly,
that deal fell through over the patent, but the inventor got someone
else to invest and now doesn't need to work again. Doesn't sound like
a failure to me.

3) I have a load of AV gear where the plugs are all behind a large
unit. A standby saver is an idea solution for situations like this
were many of the items never totally switch off from the front.
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