Wiremold ''NAIM'' powerstrip prices what's this???



I was just wondering if there is a difference between the Wiremold ''Naim approved'' powerstrip sold for $ 56.00 and the one sold on the Allied Electronic website (http://www.alliedelec.com Allied part number 533-9218 for Wiremold part number L10320 )

I know of someone who ordered this unit for $ 31.23 plus $ 8.00 shipping and apparently it is the very same thing...

I do have an issue with anyone selling anything that is ABOVE FULL RETAIL PRICING.

I also find it a touch shady that the unit would be described as a ''NAIM'' powerstrip when there is no mention whatsoever of Naim anywhere on the product of packaging. I understand and agree that this Wiremold product is good, and that Naim ''approved''of it. Checking the Naim website however, the Wiremold strip has been ''replaced'' by a costlier one with apparent input from Naim in it's design.

Still, this $ 31.00 Wiremold strip from Allied seems like an excellent deal, if it is the same one as what is being offered by Audiogon, and if it is, may I suggest that at teh A-gon price of $ 56.00, it is way overpriced and contrary to the Audiogon buddy-buddy philosophy of doing business. Even if we include the $ 8.00 Allied usually charges for delivery ( meaning the strip comes in at around $ 39.00 )We are still talking close to 55% ABOVE USUAL RETAIL PRICING. Not much of a deal in my book.
rob_techsupport1081
Just purchased one of these from Allied and it is 9 outlet with no switch, breaker or LED. The PDF catalog description is fortunately incorrect. Allied had it on my doorstep shipped UPS ground within three days of ordering online.
Are the outlets in the strip "star grounded?"
No they are not.
This powerbar is a bargain at Allied. They are charging $60 at audio stores. They were charging $100 at Canadian audio stores.
Not to bring this thread back from the dead, but this is what I love about these forums! I just purchased two of these strips from Allied for the price of one from an audio retailer. Thank you!
To update the price, they have virtually tripled from Allied. Now they are more in line with high-end product pricing.