Sunday, April 16, 2017

Used AC with Inverter/Converter Imported from Japan

Finally I decided to give these used AC (Imported from Japan) a try. They come with locally made Inverter/Converter and are available in 2 configurations 0.75 & 1.0 ton.

0.75 ton with Inverter/Converter costs around 13k to 15k
1.0 ton with Inverter/Converter costs around 16k to 18k

- depending on the condition of the unit and configurations.

The importer of these units claimed that:

1. These units uses 2 Ampere current and operates on 100 volts (via the Inverter/Converter).
2. They uses 1/4th of the electricity in comparison to the electricity used by normal 1 ton split AC.
3. They would add up to 2k to your monthly electricity bill
4. These units can run on 2K Gas Generators as well

Do note that these units can only be installed vertically, so they need more space vertically and less horizontally.

These units comes with 1 year compressor warranty and 6 months inverter/converter warranty. Because these units are made in Japan, their parts are of quality and are expected to lasts longer. As per Importer, in case of any problem, normal AC electricians can fix these issues. Importer also have technicians available to fix any such problems.

Importer Details:
Maier Electronics
Mehmoodabad #3, near M.D. Coaching Center and Hanfia Mosque
Phone: 021-35385943, 0345-2702330, 0312-8427742
Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM - 7 days a week

Now, let us see, how much impact will these units have on my electricity bill. I will inshaAllah post the electricity usage of coming months.

0.75 ton - Brand Corona - PKR 13.5K

1.0 ton - Brand Haier - PKR 16.5K

Inverter / Converter

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - E-CHANGE PRODUCTS (KARACHI) - Shipping Damaged Products

Last week I ordered a number of products from One of the product was Black Cotton Shoes for Men and the Merchant was E-CHANGE PRODUCTS (KARACHI). The picture of the product, published on daraz store was good enough to attract any buyer:

But when I opened up the package, reality was very different... in an extremely negative sense 😡

How come a company package such an item for their customer? unless they wanna ruin their clientele and go on a self destruction mission.

Once I registered my complaint at daraz complaint center (via phone), they asked me if I want a refund or a replacement. I told them, if a merchant is sending such a product to their customer, I have no faith in their QC process and would like a refund voucher, which I can use to purchase similar product from another worthy merchant. - S COLOR S7 Pro, 4G Dual Sim, 6" IPS, 32GB, Gold - Where to insert Sim Card

After I published my last post, one of my ex-colleague pointed me that "the thing" I was assuming to be a speaker/microphone, is actually a Sim Card Slot and I just need to push it and it will eject out automatically.

It turned out that he was right, except that there's no eject or pop out mechanism in place, so you actually have to insert a thin pin in to the hole, tilt the pin a little to create a lock and then try to drag it out.

Finally this issue was resolved. Or I think it was...

The next problem was that the Sim Card Tray has two slots, one was the standard micro sim slot but the other was not and seems like a memory card slot. I tried different ways of placing the second sim but it didn't fit into the slot.

So now I'm thinking to reach out to a technician and have my second sim trimmed down to the shape of second slot and then try using both sims with this phone. The phone's OS (Android) clearly indicates that it supports 2 Sims, but why they have a non standard Sim card slot, is something I'm unable to understand. And, if the second one is not a sim card slot, then where to insert the second sim card?

Saturday, April 8, 2017 S COLOR S7 Pro, 4G Dual Sim, 6" IPS, 32GB, Gold - Unable to find Sim Card Slots

In my previous post, I discussed that changed one of the Order items without notifying my through any means and I end up with paying an additional AED 100 and with a product that I didn't order.

My ordeal doesn't end there, the product that sent me was the S COLOR S7 Pro, 4G Dual Sim, 6" IPS, 32GB, Gold. The product specification on, clearly shows that its a Dual Sim mobile phone that supports 3G, 4G and LTE.

Even the box packaging clearly states that its a Dual Sim mobile that supports 3G, 4G and LTE.

However, I was unable to find any slot available to insert even a single Sim Card changed Order items and Price without informing

I ordered a number of items from on 3rd of March 2017, among those items was a mobile phone:

S COLOR Mate 10, Dual Sim, Dual Cam, 6.5" IPS, 32GB, Gold ( 6 Months Warranty )
AED 299/=

But, that particular item was changed from my original order, without informing me on email or mobile, with a product that was AED 100 expensive than the one I ordered. They changed the above mobile with:

S COLOR S7 Pro, 4G Dual Sim, 6" IPS, 32GB, Gold
AED 399/=

The day they delivered the package, I was so busy that whole month that I didn't notice the change, and once I get back from Dubai, UAE to Karachi, Pakistan, I found out that not only the product item was changed without informing me, but I also end up paying an additional AED 100. And, there was not a single notification or email or sms or call to inform me about the changes they made, on their own, to my order.

I, have lodged a complaint today on their website, and I'm now waiting their response on this issue.

The situation is quite disappointing for me and for any customer for that matter, lets see how they respond to it.

Fingers crossed :(