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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #175 on: February 18, 2014, 06:02:57 pm »
Is Instek any good?

Instek (GW/Goodwill) are a name brand, and have always made pretty decent stuff.
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #176 on: February 19, 2014, 03:58:22 am »
Is Instek any good?

It can be hard to find service manuals  :(
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #177 on: February 19, 2014, 09:23:33 am »
Cool. I'll add GW/Instek to my list of candidates.
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #178 on: March 18, 2014, 07:18:26 am »
seems the same in Canada. The only option I see is to buy in US and pay $150 in delivery and duties on $50 scope...
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #179 on: March 18, 2014, 07:27:43 am »
Not even available here in South Africa.
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #180 on: March 18, 2014, 08:44:33 am »
« Last Edit: March 18, 2014, 08:46:18 am by EEVblog »
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #181 on: March 18, 2014, 09:39:32 am »
The solution is simple. Get a US address, there are many companies that can act as a hoem adress and send the things to you cheaper than regular post.

The first part is true, the second part is not.  These companies can't magically provide cheaper international shipping... in fact they usually mark up the shipping.


 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #182 on: March 18, 2014, 10:13:44 am »
The first part is true, the second part is not.  These companies can't magically provide cheaper international shipping... in fact they usually mark up the shipping.

Yep, they aren't cheap, esp to Australia. I only use mine when absolutely desperate and price isn't an issue.
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #183 on: March 18, 2014, 03:59:17 pm »
I do have that available, but scopes are not really common items here. I do have a set of search terms out for them locally, and only got one hit which was a $80 purchase.
 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #184 on: March 20, 2014, 09:25:55 am »
Hate me :) .. I am waiting for an 60$ free delivery Tek 2213A 60Mhz to arrive today or tomorrow. Claims to be in working condition .. I literally stumbled over it while browsing around last week and just hit buy ASAP .... So yes the 50$ usable scope dream does exits if you are lucky enough

 

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Re: EEVblog #498 - How to get a $50 Oscilloscope on Ebay
« Reply #185 on: June 29, 2015, 08:53:21 pm »
Sorry to dig up an old thread, but this might be a heads up for anyone still looking for a very cheap scope.

I have some scopes going on ebay at the moment for 99p no reserve. One of them in particular is likely to go for less than $50.

http://www.abeltronics.co.uk/workshop-clearout.php
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