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I just bought a cheap indoor\outdoor thermometer, and am very disappointed. It reads 2-3 degrees over what the temp really is. Only after searching their website do I see where the accuracy is rated at "+\- 2 deg" What good is that? How can they call themselves "AcuRite" when they are neither accurate or right? I'd return it, but the shipping is almost as much as I paid for it, and I've lost the receipt from the retailer. A cheap piece of Chinese garbage.
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George Ehrhardt

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George Ehrhardt

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Oh and the model is 00425DIA1
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AcuRite Jennifer

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Hello George,

We are sorry you feel this way. Everyone in this industry does have an accuracy standard to maintain. Make sure you are using a fresh standard alkaline battery such as Rayovac, Energizer, Duracell or Kirkland.  When comparing readings you want to let them sit for 30 minutes without touching them, and compare the readings after that timeframe. When you compare 2 AcuRite products together there can be a total of a 4 degree difference.
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Instead of being sorry I feel this way, you should be sorry you sell a very inferior product. I have an old digital thermometer that agrees with all the thermostats in the house.  And yes I used new Duracell batteries.  I can probably guess the temp as well as your cheap thermometer.  Why don't you print the "accuracy standard" on the package?  (Let me guess... nobody would buy them?)
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Hello George,

Due to the limited space on the packaging there is only so much information that can be put on it. We try to put information about the product on the packaging. The accuracy standard is something we have for all of our products. We will take this into consideration for future product development. We do appreciate your feedback.
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