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did i just get ripped off? - Piko 1 ordered but a lot cheaper than i thought?

i found the piko 1 online for about £15.00 - but its taken ages to turn up i contacted the supplier who said that there was a delievery shortage and its due to turn up at the end of this week (that a 2 week delay) however im kind of wondering if i got ripped off.

If you own one how much did you pay? I should have gone through a better online shop than i did now im doubting if i get the full kit.

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what was the website? if you paid by credit card anyway don't worry. if nothing turns up and you still have the email receipt/invoice then the credit card company will refund you.


Pm'd you.

Hi woody,

just pm'd you the name didn't want to give out a massive ad for them! haven't got it yet!


Seen them before, never used the firm but it's UK based, UK contact details and a registered pharmacy so you should be OK, allow 28 days as a rule for delivery before worrying unless the firm contacts you.


That's what i thought but i hope i get the full thing as seems like a good deal.


Hey woody. My peak flo are low when well. Would I constantly show up in the red if I bought a fancy peak flo meter. Normal is 320 on a really good day. 270 when just coping and 250 or less when it's a nitemare .... Got the normal gp issue and a paper diary to record in ...


Gussypoo, I've pm'd the one confused has bought (same site)

The electronic ones have the 3 zones just the same, 0-50%=red, 50-80%=yellow and 80-100% green, and the 100% is based on your best, some reset that if you exceed a previous best, not sure on the piko. Also some (mine does) allows you to adjust the values where you want to split the yellow/green, and mine will allow for 4 bands. (Edit: mine asma-1 also allows the 50% yellow/red to be moved up or down)

Piko, and the alternatives now do computer software and docking stations but all extra expense, makes life easy I guess for charting but if you're happy with paper then fine or the free computer software, asthma assistant which I use is good once you learn how to use it.


called the supplier this morning

apparently it will be dispatched tomorrow and they did not update the website it was out of stock when i showed up as in stock. Hence the reccomend pay a liitle more but go to amazon.

Im eagerly awaiting the delievery of it as i want to check out the FEV reading i get..maybe that would help enlighten me to my weird scheduled attacks every damn day!


Ha ha ha bought the mrs a new turbo Hoover instead......Any luck she'll use it more than I would the peak flow meter


got it from boots - different branch tho!

Update - gave up with that online chemist. was told it would be dispatched on tuesday when i called the stock was due in thurday so no chance i would get it in on friday. Something didnt seem right as it was a different excuse everytime i called for the piko, even though it said in stock on line!

I did get it from a different branch of boots (not where the psycho pharmacist works) and the nice guy got it in within hours! Piko is brilliant its actually really accurate i think.

take care everyone.



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