expired Bosch Digital Laser Distance Measure PLR 50C $139 Delivered @ Amazon AU

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Long time reader first post.

Was looking for a range finder for quite some time and noticed the price drop over night from $199

There are certainly cheaper ones but I wanted one which can measure inclination.

The Bosch PLR 50 C Laser Rangefinder 50m
The PLR 50 C Laser Measure from Bosch lets you measure lengths, heights, distances and angles with millimetre accuracy. The stellar range of features includes Bluetooth, a colour touch screen display and help function, making this laser range finder a multifunctional tool especially designed for the DIY user.

Technical Data
Measurement Range 0.05 – 50.00m
Measurement Accuracy: ± 0.2 mm/m
Screen Display: 2.4” Colour Touchscreen
Reference Edge: Top edge or bottom edge of tool
Weight: 0.13 Kg
Power Supply: 3 X AAA 1.5 V Batteries

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  • +14 votes

    I have seen a significant increase in long time lurkers, first time posters. Fantastic to see. The more the merrier.

    • +9 votes

      I +1'ed him straight away when I saw he didn't use the "first time posting, please be nice" line

  • +15 votes

    Perfect to those with an AVO against them

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    Upvote for "Long time reader" first post about a distance finder. I can see that we are closer already.

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    oo.. tilt sensor, time for an upgrade

  • -1 vote

    Get a Magpie tech bilateral laser :)

  • +1 vote

    can someone please recommend a good reliable stud/electricity/water detector. iam going to mount tv to the wall and don't want to be surprised. thank you

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    This is the Rolls Royce of laser rangefinders.

    But for those happy with a Toyota/Honda, you should be able to find a good Japanese model (Suaoki) for a quarter the price.

    No bluetooth :-)

    • +7 votes

      Not really, the Rolls Royce of laser rangefinders is undoubtedly the Leica range. Goes up 1k for some models.

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      Thanks for the tip @manic, I am not in at the Bosch price but i probably am at the 50 odd dollar mark if they are reliable distance measures. I have heard tho that some of the cheapies at bunnings (which still go for 70 bucks) are inaccurate out of the box. Expecting that these Jap ones are better but will ha e to check some reviews.

  • +1 vote

    there are also some comparable laser distance measure machines, on AliExpress.
    some with rechargeable via MicroUSB, .XLS export function, etc.
    they are 'priced well', but it won't have the Bosch branding.

  • +1 vote

    Note that 'milimeter accuracy' is valid for up to 5 m. For maximum range of 50 m you'd be looking at 10 mm error

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    Showing $199 for me?

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    I think I missed it. Showing as $199 through OP link all the way to the cart.

    Anyone had luck getting Amazon to honour a price?

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      Hang in there, it'll come back down tomorrow. The pricing algorithm gets triggered when there is an influx of sales.

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        Thanks. You're probably right, but I was pretty p!55ed at this so got a credit to match the price tonight.

        In hindsight I probably could have waited and ordered tomorrow and double dipped, but a deal is a deal to be honoured

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        That's interesting. Is that for all special pricing products? So an influx of sales and the oruf automatically increases?

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          For deal of the day or lightning deal they set aside a number of units for the duration of the sale.. Generally speaking if there's a surge in units sold over a set period the price increases by a percentage, if sales continue it increases again. I believe it's designed to mitigate possible pricing errors and to maximise what people are willing to pay for the item. They also do a periodical price shuffle to entice people who keep a laundry list of items in their cart. They play on the feeling of missing out. Amazon does data driven human psychology well. I only wish I bought Amazon shares 10 yrs ago @ $45 a pop.. urgh

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    Interestingly, I got a laser distance measure a couple of hours ago.
    I think it's better than this one and a better deal: the GLM165-40 for $124 delivered. The green Boschs are their home users/DIYers, the blue are aimed at professionals. The pro doesn't have bluetooth but is apparently more rugged/durable, has better accuracy, and has live measuring. I don't think you can go wrong with either and to each his own which they prefer. At least this deal is still valid as of this writing for those that missed the above.

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      I think this is a parallel import from the US, close equivalent to the GLM50C (seems like it lacks bluetooth though). If the seller goes out of business you might not be able to get warranty from Bosch AU.
      Other than that, I think the GLM range is better with physical buttons. Not really a fan of touchscreen for this kind of tools.
      Btw I've used the GLM100C myself for about 5 years and absolutely love it. Not a single problem so far and it easily draws up floor plans with the iPad app.

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        How does the floor plan feature work? Is the app from Bosch or is it generic? I coukd buy one just for that feature

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        If the seller goes out of business you might not be able to get warranty from Bosch AU.

        As at today, Amazon is worth more than Apple. Bigger chance Bosch going out of business. We should be ok.

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          He bought from a marketplace seller who sells it for $124 shipped, not Amazon AU or US.

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            @truetypezk: Ooh missed that. I tried Go cashback for first time, with 12%. If it works that makes it $122.32 on that deal. Bit shady on that new Go site for cashback though. Their Australian site, with Amazon Australia as seller only allows receipt uploads in USD, EUR, GBP etc.

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      I looked at that one too but the feet killed it for me, not sure if you can change it?

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        try using your hands

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        Scared me there for a second, I didn't consider that it wouldn't be able to change units .. Bosch is German, so I assumed by default it must have metric :D
        It does, I just checked the user manual.. you hold down the function key and that gets you into setup to change settings.

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      Hey I just realised that you can also buy it from Amazon US for $135.47 but it is a part of the $160-$31 sale. Add another $25 of eligible products and you can have them for just $129.

      You get much better warranty assurance this way than buying from a marketplace seller.

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    I use these all day for work, bloody great device!

    Wouldn't mind a new one though :D

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    My golf game is gonna improve

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