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Mat Bruce
16-05-2015, 03:59 PM
i went to the Taipan HW and they selling for $21! The international adaptor has a wire came off and cost only $11.
My soldering iron kaput and I bought it 8 years ago for like $Rm10.
Shows that 1) Taipan HW cuts throat because someone in Pahang is selling online for $RM10 but posting it cost $10.
2) dont want to go Jalan Pasar, as I hate to park there.
Is anyone know any DIY or china import shop in SJ/USJ selling these. Cannot tahan Taipan hardware- very expensive.
seriously, I symphatise with BSlee and us in SJ/Taipan - shops /things in Puchong offers better value.

this morning, the har mee - $5 looks so small like $3 servings... the bowl is so small..and the noodles so sparse. What is happening in Malaysia? I just came back from Melbourne and the grocery items prices like vegetables, tau-hu, bee hun(from china), pastes and sauces are same price as in Malaysia but malaysia currency and salary so much lower. There is too much profiteering here. Sorry...just making a rant...how are malaysians going to survive?

bslee
16-05-2015, 04:18 PM
If you do frequent soldering and keep it handy anytime, please buy a good quality one like Hakko. I always buy the gun type for around RM80 at Jalan Pasar and its a great quality product for all my purpose and intent. Extra profile bits and spares are easily bought there too. For this I WON"T COMPROMISE. Lapan puluh Linggit, GUA BAYAR!.. I don't want to compromise on my detailed work and general purpose. Used and maintained carefully it'll last for years or easily a decade. Only the bits are consumables and that cannot be avoided.
I did buy one Antex soldering iron..Made in UK konon... but lousy to use..Hakko better. I used Antex during my college days..that time no such thing as Japan Hakko brand.
BTW, quite tedious and loathsome, but I go to J.Pasar by bus and LRT. Yes, parking is hell there, but then try be there at 4pm on some SATURDAY and shop for exactly what you need. If I ever park there I park near the school behind JP.

Mat Bruce
16-05-2015, 04:48 PM
If you do frequent soldering and keep it handy anytime, please buy a good quality one like Hakko. I always buy the gun type for around RM80 at Jalan Pasar and its a great quality product for all my purpose and intent. Extra profile bits and spares are easily bought there too. For this I WON"T COMPROMISE. Lapan puluh Linggit, GUA BAYAR!.. I don't want to compromise on my detailed work and general purpose. Used and maintained carefully it'll last for years or easily a decade. Only the bits are consumables and that cannot be avoided.
I did buy one Antex soldering iron..Made in UK konon... but lousy to use..Hakko better. I used Antex during my college days..that time no such thing as Japan Hakko brand.
BTW, quite tedious and loathsome, but I go to J.Pasar by bus and LRT. Yes, parking is hell there, but then try be there at 4pm on some SATURDAY and shop for exactly what you need. If I ever park there I park near the school behind JP.

I still do a lot of things DIY if I can...but I can see that the consumer in Malaysia has no voice. People have given up; and leaders are not capable and walking the talk. I think we will drop a few more notches even below Vietnam and Indonesia before we wake up. Importing Bangla is not going to help. They are temporary solutions.

Greenwich
16-05-2015, 05:05 PM
....this morning, the har mee - $5 looks so small like $3 servings... the bowl is so small..and the noodles so sparse. What is happening in Malaysia? I just came back from Melbourne and the grocery items prices like vegetables, tau-hu, bee hun(from china), pastes and sauces are same price as in Malaysia but malaysia currency and salary so much lower. There is too much profiteering here. Sorry...just making a rant...how are malaysians going to survive?

You are right about the food and grocery price here...

Perhaps you can do a tabulation of the percentage of food and grocery in your total monthly expenses. If the % is insignificant like less than 20%, why bother about "what happening in malaysia" on these prices ??

The point is there are other goods/services/fees which are cheaper here which take away the significant portion of disposable income of those in developed countries. There must be good reasons why those who can choose to leave still hang around here... !! ;)

Mat Bruce
16-05-2015, 07:21 PM
You are right about the food and grocery price here...

Perhaps you can do a tabulation of the percentage of food and grocery in your total monthly expenses. If the % is insignificant like less than 20%, why bother about "what happening in malaysia" on these prices ??

The point is there are other goods/services/fees which are cheaper here which take away the significant portion of disposable income of those in developed countries. There must be good reasons why those who can choose to leave still hang around here... !! ;)

for me, Malaysia is still very affordable. I only complain that the salary does not meet the inflation, it is going to get worse if we do not work smarter.

Greenwich
17-05-2015, 12:28 PM
I think sometime just have to blame or praise it on fate..

If one is born as a Rohingya, he/she is almost can say goodbye to this life and has to wait for next life no matter how intelligent and hardworking the person is... Meanwhile an asshole in UK who is a scumbag and parasite to society will still have taxpayers to fund his minimum living needs and if the asshole decide to change to be a better person, there are still chances available..

Generally speaking, younger people here are gradually loosing the ability to compete and survive. People spend so much time on things that won't give them any edge. Most of them are working without possessing any core skills which is useful and sustainable in future. Just look at the recruitment of public staff with the primary purpose of adding the numbers. For ptivate sector, just look at those "graduate" who are employed but doing jobs that are completely not related to what they studied. Many of these "graduate" only possess a piece of general paper which is worthless in another few more years if they do not equip themselves with a marketable core skill. People tend to think becoming a generalist can move up the corporate ladder faster, I guess is true but only for last time, not now and definitely not in future.

The middle-age group here are complaining about escalating living costs without knowing they were wasting their time when they were younger to prepare for the present tough time. Most of them are working as "management layers" in organization and taken care by the organization . When environment get tougher, they think others owe them a living and should help them. Just look at mas, some of the local banks and glc...

Mat Bruce
17-05-2015, 06:13 PM
Ok,got one cheapo one for $17.50, discounted $1 from hw shop next to Silva. The gun type is $34 With adjustable heat. Noticed quality of wire also no good,lower grade. Happy that my international adapter is now working again, just save the earth some rubbish.