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    refractometers?

    The price of refractometers varies from $50-$100+ is there a significant difference in accuracy and reliability between the lower cost and higher end refractometers?

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    The cheaper models are made of nylon and have a plastic lens... these units are metal and have a glass lens... we've been selling them for over a year now with only one defect to date... the $100 is the current retail pricing you'll find throughout Canada($50 in the US)... we have landed a great deal(not to forget the low US dollar value) and passed the savings onto our clients. Maybe a few members who have purchased these refractometers can give their personal reviews.

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    You can't go wrong the the RHS-10ATC that IJO sells for $50. I think I paid $70 a few months ago so it's a good deal. It's super easy to use and takes just a few seconds to get an accurate reading. It's a real time saver when making some new water. Anyways, I have no issues with it whatsoever. Good investment for the long run....
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    does the one at 50$ have a glass lens?
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    50$CDN, that's a REAL good deal, I have no choice now I must buy one hehe :

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    I purchased my RHS-10ATC refractometer from Ivan many, many months ago, and couldn't be happier.
    Outstanding quality, great price, accurate readings everytime. Can't complain with that!
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    wow thats a really good deal!
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    Mine works GREAT as well but i paid 79 bucks for it at e-Bay before Ivan got his :-(
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    Got mine from Ivan a few weeks ago. Really easy to use ... it's a great purchase!

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    yup the $50 has glass lens and that's the one everyone is talking about. Make's a nice x-mas present for yourself!
    thanks.
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