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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 10:52:54 AM »
Damn that is a great price! If I already didn't have one this would be an excellent opportunity to buy!
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2013, 01:03:46 PM »
Damn that is a great price! If I already didn't have one this would be an excellent opportunity to buy!

Great price might have something to do with the fact that they could be "reconditioned"
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2013, 02:21:16 PM »
Damn that is a great price! If I already didn't have one this would be an excellent opportunity to buy!

Great price might have something to do with the fact that they could be "reconditioned"

Yep.  That and a damaged package.  I personally would rather save the money from new though.  I buy reconditioned electronics all the time.  So far, never had a problem.  But ya never know.  I guess it's bound to happen soooner or later. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013, 03:22:03 PM »
That is a great price, as long as they work properly.  I love my Thermapen.  I have one that is dedicated for brewing and one for cooking.  I gave one to my brother for Christmas this year too.  I guess I'm sort of a Thermapen junkie!
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 09:00:57 AM »
I bought one of these open-box/refurbished Thermapens last July. It's warrantied as if new and works just the same.

I've had good luck buying other factory reconditioned electronics. As long as its still warrantied then you probably shouldn't worry.


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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 11:32:22 AM »
OK, now even I'm going to buy one! :D
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 11:48:20 AM »
OK, now even I'm going to buy one! :D

I knew this day would come.  ;)
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 09:27:18 PM »
OK, now even I'm going to buy one! :D

I knew this day would come.  ;)

+1 :)

For that price I might buy a second one for the kitchen.
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2013, 12:10:36 AM »
I bought one for more, don't regret it a bit.
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2013, 07:51:19 AM »
I figured instead of starting a new thread. For all those interested.

http://www.thermoworks.com/products/thermapen/splashproof_thermapen_open_box_sale_july_2013.html

I bought mine open box sale maybe about 2 years ago. its working great and still on same batteries.  I use it for everything.  A little sticky in the hinge because i dipped it in the mash but that was me not paying attention.

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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2013, 08:09:31 AM »
thanks for the new link.  i just ordered a pink one to go along wiht my yellow one.
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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2013, 08:35:02 AM »
Just keep rinsing the hinge area and work it back and forth every time you use it. Soon the stickiness will be gone provided you don't dip too deep again...
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« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2013, 09:34:43 AM »
...provided you don't dip too deep again...
This is the key. It started moving ok after rinsing and opening and closing the first time I did it. Hopefully the third time will not be when I discover the difference between splashproof and waterproof.

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Re: Thermopens on sale
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2013, 10:22:20 AM »
are these really worth the price?  How fast does it read temps?  I bought a waterproof digital thermometer from a kitchen supply store for $15.