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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #225 on: February 14, 2019, 09:53:24 am »
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #226 on: February 14, 2019, 10:11:03 am »
"Taking advantage" is not "punishing", semantically or practically.
They are making an economic loss. This loss was made larger because some people decided they had to take advantage of the situation by ordering something they probably have no use for. In practice this is just punishment.
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #227 on: February 14, 2019, 10:17:48 am »
They are making an economic loss. This loss was made larger because some people decided they had to take advantage of the situation by ordering something they probably have no use for. In practice this is just punishment.
They really are two very different things. You can't fit definitions to a situation based on how you feel about it.
 
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #228 on: February 14, 2019, 11:05:17 am »
"Taking advantage" is not "punishing", semantically or practically.
They are making an economic loss. This loss was made larger because some people decided they had to take advantage of the situation by ordering something they probably have no use for. In practice this is just punishment.

You are confusing 'your' apparent 'moral' issues with what is strictly a 'commercial' issue.

Company A has a price they have set and customers are buying that product which is a contract of sale. This is no different to buying and selling anything be they shares after a crash or goods at a 90% off sale that major retailers do from time to time. No one moralizes about those cases in the slightest unless someone has manipulated the price for personal gain.

In this case the company concerned has likely screwed up. In a lot of countries would be seen to have negotiated a retail sale contract as they advertised a price for a product and taken money for that product. If it doesn't raise a blip on their system or if out of the 'goodness' (Unlikely) of their corporate heart they are 'honoring' that contract without a fight it is still their screwup.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #229 on: February 14, 2019, 11:08:22 am »
It should be noted that the company has in no way indicated it has screwed up, as far as I'm aware. We assume this because the difference is large, but Cole Palmer hasn't ever told us the pricing wasn't correct and certainly hasn't tried cancelling any orders.
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #230 on: February 14, 2019, 12:21:47 pm »
The other day I was browsing the clearance bin at Walmart and found they had some 60A fuses at $2 the pair (normally they are $6~7 each). I then saw on their electrical area the same pair marked at $0.60. Does that make me a bad person that is punishing the company? Not in my opinion...
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #231 on: February 14, 2019, 08:43:13 pm »
Given that Cole Palmer have just sent me a customer satisfaction rating email, they seem quite happy with the situation.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #232 on: February 14, 2019, 08:45:14 pm »
No they are going on autopilot, the same as the idiots that blew up a £1000 solar inverter for me then asked how happy I was......
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #233 on: February 14, 2019, 09:24:53 pm »
I've scanned their site for other "bargains" and haven't found anything interesting yet  :--
 
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #234 on: February 14, 2019, 09:30:10 pm »
Has anyone got one yet?
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #235 on: February 14, 2019, 09:31:09 pm »
I've scanned their site for other "bargains" and haven't found anything interesting yet  :--

Its gone I am afraid and like you I was too late to pick it up.
It is priced now at £375 instead of £15, which I think was an expensive mistake.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #236 on: February 14, 2019, 09:35:16 pm »
Has anyone got one yet?

Yes, makerman has got one.
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #237 on: February 14, 2019, 09:57:25 pm »
I've got three on order, one for me, one for someone else and a third to sell and cover the cost of the first two, hopefully making it a zero cost piece of test gear.

I got the 'end use' email and replied with 'Electronics development' (Obviously a somehwat longer versions but...)

I've not yet had a notification of shipping date, has anyone else?
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #238 on: February 14, 2019, 10:02:57 pm »
No i was told mid april and they have taken the money so done deal.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #239 on: February 14, 2019, 10:30:49 pm »
Has anyone got one yet?

Mine is sitting at a friends desk in London atm.
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #240 on: February 14, 2019, 10:52:39 pm »
No i was told mid april and they have taken the money so done deal.

Simon, can they still say that they are out of stock and issue a refund?
I think until the unit is shipped, this is not a done deal.
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #241 on: February 14, 2019, 11:03:59 pm »
AIUI they aren't allowed to take money on items before they ship (possibly from supplier) and once they've taken the money they've entered into a contract to supply.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #242 on: February 14, 2019, 11:43:16 pm »
They were the ones that made me confirm that i was happy to enter into an agreement that I cannot back out of. I expect they have not back tracked as they would be a laughing stock and it looks like they can afford it. If a cole and palmer sales rep turned up at my door at work I would only see them to get out of doing any work :)
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #244 on: February 16, 2019, 07:18:26 pm »
I have also had the email asking for feedback and yet mine are not due for another 2 months, these people are clueless. God help Knesis whom they have just bought out.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #245 on: February 16, 2019, 07:55:50 pm »
Simon - did you ask for a delivery date or did they send you one?
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #246 on: February 16, 2019, 08:21:11 pm »
I was informed that delivery would not be until mid April and did I agree. If I agreed I could not bact out I was told. Bit pointless asking for feedback before I have the goods.
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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #247 on: February 17, 2019, 03:01:41 am »
They are making an economic loss. This loss was made larger because some people decided they had to take advantage of the situation by ordering something they probably have no use for. In practice this is just punishment.
They really are two very different things. You can't fit definitions to a situation based on how you feel about it.

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #248 on: February 17, 2019, 03:02:32 am »
Given that Cole Palmer have just sent me a customer satisfaction rating email, they seem quite happy with the situation.

I take it you'll give them 10/10 :)
 

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Re: Crazy price for a 10MHz pulse generator (£15 !)?
« Reply #249 on: February 17, 2019, 03:03:55 am »
Has anyone got one yet?

Gyro and i do.
 


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