Where can I get X-10 stuff?

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  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

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    Can I get X-10 stuff at Home Depot, Lowes, Officemax, Radio Shack or some other store?
    Or do I have to buy it online?
    If I can get it at a Hardware store, how much does the price differ from the website???
    Thanks!
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  2. Rick P.

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    You can get some X-10 stuff from Radio Shack, but it would be cheaper to order it online from places like www.x10.com or www.smarthome.com. Most hardware stores don't carry it because there's not a big enough market for the stuff to make it worth their while.
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    Radio Shack has a few X-10 items, such as plug-in light dimmers and appliance modules. Unfortunately their prices on these items are rather high.
    Your other alternative is to order the items online. Smarthome is supposed to be good, and I've recently placed my first order with them. As a comparison between them and Radio Shack, a light dimmer module from Smarthome come me less than $3, at Radio Shack it would cost $13.
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    Here's one of the best sources:
    http://www.homeautomationnet.com/
    He sells only better things that he has tested. His service is excellent. I have purchased a couple of things from him with very, very prompt service. His prices seem to be generally lower than Smarthome.
    Be aware that there are different grades of X-10 equipment. I prefer the "Pro" stuff, which is more costly, but which performs much better.
    I have no connection with him whatsoever, I just discovered the site through a posting at Remote Central.com.
    Deane
     
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    I have used x10.com and smarthome.com with good results. Smarthome stocks some of the higher-end products, and goodies like whole-house surge supressors, X10 bridges, and more.
    And if you have Fry's in your area, they carry X10.
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