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Another US Equipnet auction, huge range of stuff.
San Jose, but says maybe multiple locations?

http://www.equipnet.com/auctions/surplus-to-the-ongoing-needs-of-global-leading-next-generation-mobile-techn/862/?utm_source=eevblog&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=etm091217

Agilent 6614C's for $10 opening
Agilent 33250A Arb's $25
Advantest R3267 Spectrum Analyzer $25

And that's just the start of the insanity.
Back up the truck...

Keep us updated if you nab anything!

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 03:11:37 am »
LOL, I registered and their registration confirmation email sent me the password I chose in the clear.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 05:00:40 am »
Ebay will be flooded with all of these items with increased prices as soon as the auction is over  :-\
 
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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 07:38:36 am »
Yikes! There's some amazing stuff in there.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2017, 07:52:53 am »
Is it just me or do all spectrum analyzer have scratched screens???

Also, note that it is a "popcorn" auction, where the auction end is extended for 5 minutes whenever a new bid is placed. This can lead to some considerable price battle...

Finally, if you are abroad, the logistics to pickup, package, ship and go through customs can have a huge impact on price.

This makes me continue to look at local (EU) eBay listings and not dream the "if only I were there" illusion.

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2017, 07:57:00 am »
Why did I still look...  |O

Now I am dreaming with this one: http://www.equipnet.com/auctions/rohde-and-schwarz-fsv7-10hz-7-ghz-signal-analyzer_listid_556678/

At 100 Euro I would risk buying this non-working device to try to repair it...  ::)


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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2017, 08:23:00 am »
Why did I still look...  |O

Now I am dreaming with this one: http://www.equipnet.com/auctions/rohde-and-schwarz-fsv7-10hz-7-ghz-signal-analyzer_listid_556678/

At 100 Euro I would risk buying this non-working device to try to repair it...  ::)

This is not the price this equipment will sell for, it will sell in the thousands. The logistics (worldwide) for a small items (e.g. 4 oscilloscope probes) is ~US$200, 2-3 items below 5-6kg could be ~ US$500. Prices in recent auctions have been quite high and very close if not same to the one you will get from eBay.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2017, 01:26:21 pm »
I know... that's what I tried to say in the first reply.

The second reply I the dreaming part...
...dreamung you would be the only one budding and getting the de ice for just 100 dollars.

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 08:48:59 am »
Finally, if you are abroad, the logistics to pickup, package, ship and go through customs can have a huge impact on price.

I wouldn't even know how to arrange such a thing  :-//
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2017, 09:52:02 am »
I'm eyeing the Rigol DP832, starting bid of ~$10 ain't bad at all! :P

one of the few times when the high cost of living in the Bay area seems worth it!
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2017, 11:40:59 am »
Finally, if you are abroad, the logistics to pickup, package, ship and go through customs can have a huge impact on price.

I wouldn't even know how to arrange such a thing  :-//

There are companies that do that for you and are appointed by the auctions.
I once asked for a quote in a UK auction.
The quote I got was more expensive (pack and ship) than what I had in mind for my bid... and in this case there wasn't any customs involved.

I think such auctions are for professionals who live from reselling the stuff afterwards, unless you happen to live closeby.

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2017, 02:11:52 pm »
I'm eyeing the Rigol DP832, starting bid of ~$10 ain't bad at all! :P

one of the few times when the high cost of living in the Bay area seems worth it!

The starting bid means nothing.  It's the final bid that matters .... and that is a long way off yet.

I wouldn't start paying attention to the bidding until the last day - and you won't get an idea for where it's heading until the last hour.

If you get two hard-headed bidders that get lost in "auction fever", expect some stupidly high prices.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2017, 01:46:41 am »
An astonishing number of the pieces with screens (scopes, analyzers of various kinds, etc.) seem to have sticker residue or ?? on the screen.  I'm trying to figure out what exactly happened there...
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 02:07:37 am »
An astonishing number of the pieces with screens (scopes, analyzers of various kinds, etc.) seem to have sticker residue or ?? on the screen.  I'm trying to figure out what exactly happened there...
The item I looked at said 'non functional'. Better read the description for an item before bidding!
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2017, 10:38:18 pm »
Before getting all hyped up on this one, read the bidder's terms carefully.  In addition to the handling fee noted on each item, there is an 18% buyers premium added + sales tax.  They also require you to put in a deposit before bidding of $400.  A bit of a red flag: I had to read more than halfway down the terms before seeing the buyers premium.  Most reputable auction houses will put that up at the top in bold print.

I avoid auctions like this, but I have a friend who frequents them and sometimes you can get them to waive the deposit requirement.  I would be somewhat loathe to bid on anything without inspection.  This is not ebay; if you win the bid, you own it (unless you have a crooked auctioneer which also happens) and your only option is to pay for it.  If the case is empty, you just bought an empty box for $2K (+ buyers premium).  Smile while you pay the man.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2017, 11:40:59 am »
If the case is empty, you just bought an empty box for $2K (+ buyers premium).  Smile while you pay the man.

I haven't found that to be the case... if an item is substantially misdescribed, they will generally take it back.

(Of course if you paid with a credit card, you have extra leverage.)
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2017, 01:13:11 am »
For the life of me I cannot find where they discuss whether or not they will actually return your deposit to you upon successful completion of a purchase through the auction, or if it will be returned at all should you not actually buy anything.

Does anyone else see where I can find that information?
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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2017, 01:23:04 am »
I just don't understand these type of auctions, from what I've seen, you end up paying too much once you factor in buyers premium and auction fees, taxes, handling fees(??) etc.

So what's the point?
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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2017, 01:31:35 am »
They did on the last auction I did with them.

The popcorn bidding coupled with their staggered auction endings can be a nightmare.  You might have a few items your willing to shell out for and others you want if the price is right.  Come the end of the auctions, the popcorn kicks in and your not sure what your winning or losing.  Trying to keep tabs on a dozen auctions that may end any minute or extend another 5 mins, factoring in the buyers premium and trying to track what you having hanging out there in bids was a PITA.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2017, 01:38:12 am »
For the life of me I cannot find where they discuss whether or not they will actually return your deposit to you upon successful completion of a purchase through the auction, or if it will be returned at all should you not actually buy anything.

Sometimes you have to rely on common sense.  Of course they return your deposit.
 

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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2017, 01:43:35 am »
I just don't understand these type of auctions, from what I've seen, you end up paying too much once you factor in buyers premium and auction fees, taxes, handling fees(??) etc.

So what's the point?
Someone trash is somebody else's treasure. If you are an equipment dealer who can flip equipment with a huge margin then I'm sure auctions like these can be a gold mine. But just like Ebay you have to avoid auction fever.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2017, 02:22:39 am »
I just don't understand these type of auctions, from what I've seen, you end up paying too much once you factor in buyers premium and auction fees, taxes, handling fees(??) etc.

So what's the point?

You have to do your homework.

All these figures should be identifiable before the auction ends - so you need to work out what your bid limit is to keep your total spend within an acceptable amount.

Don't bid $100 and then scream about the total cost being $180 when it's all said and done.

Do your homework - and, more importantly, be prepared to walk away if the bidding goes over your limit.
 
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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2017, 02:42:11 am »
For the life of me I cannot find where they discuss whether or not they will actually return your deposit to you upon successful completion of a purchase through the auction, or if it will be returned at all should you not actually buy anything.

Does anyone else see where I can find that information?
Of course they do.

I bought a few things at their RIM/Blackberry auction and they never even took the deposit (they authorized the card, but never charged it).
 

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Re: US: AUCTION: Fab Gear - Keysight, Anritsu, Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix HUGE!
« Reply #23 on: September 09, 2017, 02:54:24 am »

Sometimes you have to rely on common sense.  Of course they return your deposit.

I never rely on common sense/decency when it comes to spending my own money!

Of course they do.

I bought a few things at their RIM/Blackberry auction and they never even took the deposit (they authorized the card, but never charged it).

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be trying to bid on some of this stuff.  They've got some nice gear, hopefully the stuff without red tags actually works.  We will see!
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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2017, 11:35:30 am »
Why did I still look...  |O

Now I am dreaming with this one: http://www.equipnet.com/auctions/rohde-and-schwarz-fsv7-10hz-7-ghz-signal-analyzer_listid_556678/

At 100 Euro I would risk buying this non-working device to try to repair it...  ::)

Sold today for $4,750.00 USD (Plus an additional 18% premium of $855). Just a bit over the opening bid.
 


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