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Default The latest idea from a Brexit official: Replace EU safety checks with Amazon reviews

In article , Martin
On Sat, 7 Oct 2017 11:04:53 +0100, Max Demian

On 07/10/2017 10:34, Martin wrote:
On Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:38:24 -0700 (PDT),

In the Good Old Days you could go to your local Electricity Board
Showroom confident in the knowledge that everything they sold had a
BS Kitemark and/or BEAB Approval.

And they would fit you a 13A or 15A plug if you asked them nicely.

In the really good old days the plug was already attached.

Which "good old days" are you talking about?

Era before what was referred to above as the Good Old Days

Nowadays it's a legal requirement for mains appliances to come fitted
with a 13A plug. It used to be a bugbear of mine that the 13A plug was
an expensive extra


You paid 100s for something and they wanted to charge you 1 for the
plug - you either had to pay or drag the appliance round to Woolies and
get one for 25p. The excuse offered by the dealer was that there are
lots of different kinds of mains plugs, but they continued doing this
long after there were 13A sockets everywhere.

It's so that one packaged product could be sold all over the EU instead
of a separate package for each socket/plug for each. When we
buy electrical goods in UK we have to add a mains adaptor before it can
be used in The Netherlands. A good adaptor costs more than a plug.

this applies in the UK when I buy electrical kit from Thomann (germany),

from KT24 in Surrey, England