expired Finish Powerballs from 1-Day Are Back - $46 for 224 Delivered

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Finish Powerball
Dishwasher Tablets 112 pk

(112) Single pack $19.99 + $5.99 shipping = $25.98 = 23.2c per a wash
(224) Double pack $39.98 + $5.99 shipping = $45.97 = 20.5c per a wash

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    You just beat me to it!

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    These sold out pretty quick last time they were on I think- http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/47535

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      Still available at 2:25 pm. Top deal, bought 2 :-) :-)

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    This good? How much do these normally go for?

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    Good Deal :-)

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    BigW has one box for $18.76 plus del

    http://www.bigw.com.au/home-garden/storage-laundry/washing-a...

    So good deal

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      you forgot to mention that the Big W box is only for 56 tabs. I saw 112 at Big W for $35 yesterday so this is definitely a good deal!

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    Are these the ones where you need to unwrap them before using?

    I recently bought a 26 pack from woolies for $10 (the ones where you don't need to unwrap the tabs before using).

    So, definitely a very good deal indeed. I just don't have room to store hundreds of these.

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    Woohoo! I could wash the rest of my life!

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    I think there's sold out.
    You get these from rejectshop around that price anyways.

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      Not the powerball ones though. 90 normal ones for $20 is a bargain any day of the week. They aren't grey imports either

      I had a dishwasher tech strongly advise to steer clear of powerball ones as he said they don't always break down and has replaced many motors due to them

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    Just got 2 boxes, thanks. I hope they're not grey or fake ones.

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    Thanks just got two. My wife will be stoked. :)

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    thanks cobalt! i always miss out on the 1 day deals, not this time

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    Just got two packs. Great value thanks.

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    Great - thanks. Just bought a pack.

    Also, I was a long time subscriber to Choice. The best tip I got from my years of membership was that the Coles Brand 'Smart Buy' dishwasher powder is about 90-something % as good as Finish in their testing at about half the cost - like 16c per wash. I use it and it's great. Other than that Finish was the best (as expected) and lots of other stuff crap.

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      Thanks for the heads up domcc1. Just found a Choice article from 2009 online. Seems that at 7c wash the Coles powder is just as good as the others and almost one tenth of the price of some of the the tablets. And I do remember the tech recommending powders over tablets when he installed our dishwasher last year, can't recall why.

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    Got 2 packs as well..

    Hopefully they don't go bad in the 2/3 of a year it will take me to leverage them.

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    Cheers, just purchased a pack for mum - Now I can say I helped clean the dishes :)

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    Just purchased mine thanks… they are $19.99 each… not $19.95 :-) Great bargain tho.

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    I deal with building services for a few sites around Melb CBD (so lots of dishwashers), most dishwasher technicians (all I've spoken to) recommend not using the tablets as the create to many suds and recommend only using a tea spoon of powdered detergent and rinse aid when required. Won't neg the deal but thought the info may help some people.

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      Hmmm… the choice article said the same thing, using a teaspoon gave almost identical results as filling the box. A very good tip. Hmmm… Xmas presents?

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        Some dishwashers won't clear the actually detergent holder due to pressure issues, if I recall correctly one tech said tablets are for like 12 litre washes, but most don't use 12 litres (my memory may be incorrect tho)

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        FWIW, the Ecostore (NZ company, not a huge multinational!) dishwasher powder instructions recommend only 15ml of powder for a full wash. It works out to about 16 cents a wash - you spend about that much on the electricity. I'm a happy customer.

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      Whats the issue with suds? I know if the powerballs don't break down the can cease up the pump. Can suds cause other technical issues? Suds and bubbles don't improve cleaning despite many people believing otherwise

      I have some powered detergent and will give one using one teaspoon a shot. Cheers for that tip

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        Suds just end up building up in bottom, this means you never have a full "rinse", so you maybe left with detergent on dishes or dirt caught in suds, none of the techs have told me of any real mechanical issues this may cause.

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      Do you mean all tablets or just this particular brand?

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        Tablets in general have to much actual powder in them.

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          Yes - they need to have enough oomph to handle a fully loaded machine with lots of grease/cooking residue (think a big lasagne dinner with the baking pan), so they have a lot too much firepower for washing up a big load of lightly soiled lunch plates.

          For me, when I have accidentally used too much detergent for the load, it seems to correlate pretty well with the glaze on the plates getting rougher/more worn. That alone has put me off tablets, let alone the extra suds or risk of jamming the pump with a piece of tablet.

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      God damn it, I went ahead and ordered 200. Should of read your post first, however I've been using these for a while and had no issues with suds and bubbles on the plates…

      My dish washer is less than a year old.
      It's this one
      http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/dandenong/store/ProductDisplay...

      Hopefully my dishwasher doesn't cark it.

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        I'd probably move away from them once you've used them all up, but you also do have a nice Bosch there, some of the techs I use swear by Bosch.

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    Perfect Mother's Day Present ;)

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    43c each at Coles on special at the moment. Bummer - I was looking up those prices to make this my first ever post, as i just saw the deal on 3 a day!

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    Just got 2 packs… great deal.
    Thanks,

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    Unlike toilet rolls, there is addition cost associated with doing your dishers in the dishwasher, namely electricity.

    P.S. I do all my dishes by hand, the only cost is a bit of Morning Fresh which I bought on sale for $2/bottle.

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      If run full loads, using the dishwasher is considered to be more energy efficient for both water and power use.

      If you only fill the sink once you are washing everything in dirty water. If I lived by myself and didn't own a dishwasher I would probably wash by hand. But as I don't, I can't justify my time hand washing

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      Electricity is still dirt cheap in this country, if you consider the fact most self-heat cold water as opposed to running the tap for ages to get hot water through (wasted water and power due to extra hot water sitting in the pipes) it's probably cost neutral. Even assuming that the dishwasher sucked an extra 1kWh (I doubt its even close to this) you are only talking $90/year at 25c/kWh, dunno about you but if given a choice of having a dish washer my time is worth more than the electricity!

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    great value. comes out cheaper than the aldi logix brand.
    thanks!

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    Nice one. Saw these on the 1-day RSS feed first, and bought them. Effectively 1/2 price compared to coles on special.

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    Lol the finish ads are so laughably pathetic. These things work no better than dishwashing powder and as many others have mentioned they can bugger up your dishwasher.

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    Awesome deal, grabbed two. Cheers.

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