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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #50 on: December 22, 2013, 05:01:22 am »
Hi Dave. I went on-line to Australian Post. For a 7.5 Kg package (about 16.5 Lb) to the USA via Sea Mail is $91.20 AUD (or $81.33 USD) which I would gladly pay to get that Transistor Analyser to California. Of course, I have no idea what the cost / availability is locally - or how much you would ask IF you were in the market to sell it. All of which, could be important. John
 

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« Reply #51 on: December 22, 2013, 05:14:35 am »
Hi Dave. I went on-line to Australian Post. For a 7.5 Kg package (about 16.5 Lb) to the USA via Sea Mail is $91.20 AUD

I don't ship anything by sea mail.
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #52 on: December 22, 2013, 05:30:31 am »
We  still have a 220 at our service bench. Something to look for is the power supplies run hot in those and with the thermo cycling you get loose solder joints on the power supply boards. Piece o cake to re flow (Use kester 44 if you have it, nice and fluxy!)

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2013, 05:43:08 am »
Hi dave i would love to buy any multimeter. Plus  i live in newcastle, NSW
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #54 on: December 22, 2013, 05:52:37 am »
Lucky Bastard... I wish such deals could still be found in the USA... I was lucky to get a well maintained working 1963 Heathkit 1012 for free (Probably worth a bit though, but a close professor gifted it so I can't morally sell it). Very crude but mostly usable at least. But even for a dual channel 30MHz scope... you'll pay fair price. Not good if you're a broke college student...

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #55 on: December 22, 2013, 06:20:46 am »
Hi Dave. If, for any reason, you decide later to sell / give away that Avo CT446 Transistor Analyser. Please let me know just exactly how much the shipping charges are to California - so I can at least consider the feasibility of sending you the $ for shipping.

People keep asking what it costs to ship this stuff overseas. The answer is "too much"!

But could be worth it, because these would be touched by the hand of Dave Jones...

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #56 on: December 22, 2013, 06:39:41 am »
Tek never made multimeters. They are escort designs
Hi Vincent,

Can you expand on the relationship between Tek and Escort?  I'm interested in learning all these past/present ODM/OEM relationships.

From my own research, I thought the Tek DMM 912/914/916 were made by Appatech?
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #57 on: December 22, 2013, 06:41:27 am »
Sea mail is slow, but to Australia from SA took only 8 weeks, so that is not terribly bad. Slow yes, but the mass advantages are there for boat anchors. You just need to pack in a plastic bag with a big sachet of desiccant inside.

Air to here takes 6 weeks, really not much difference.
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #58 on: December 22, 2013, 06:48:05 am »
People keep asking what it costs to ship this stuff overseas. The answer is "too much"!

Are you offering shipping outside Austrailia with the auctions you've posted for these pieces of gear on Ebay? If not, you might consider specifying that you don't ship internationally (for us poor sods on the other side of the puddle ;)
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #59 on: December 22, 2013, 06:52:59 am »
The construction of the DMM reminds me this one.

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/iso-tech-%28appa%29-idm105-dmm/

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #60 on: December 22, 2013, 06:59:05 am »
Are you offering shipping outside Austrailia with the auctions you've posted for these pieces of gear on Ebay? If not, you might consider specifying that you don't ship internationally (for us poor sods on the other side of the puddle ;)

I do specify only Australia.
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #61 on: December 22, 2013, 07:07:14 am »
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I don't ship anything by sea mail.

Sounds like the whole international shipping thing is "all too much". Just keeping company with a part of me that feels, well, sad. And I totally respect / support personal autonomy.  Your videos enrich my life. Thank you. John
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #62 on: December 22, 2013, 07:07:49 am »
Holy crap! Congrats to an Epic haul Dave! I see you've got Christmas all sorted out for yourself  ;)
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #63 on: December 22, 2013, 07:25:52 am »
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Sounds like the whole international shipping thing is "all too much". Just keeping company with a part of me that feels, well, sad. And I totally respect / support personal autonomy.  Your videos enrich my life. Thank you. John

Yes, sometimes it's just too much hassle. I have to line up at the post office, fill out the customs and shipping form, and show ID. For Oz I just pop it in a pre-paid satchel.
Also selling cheap stuff on ebay, it's not worth my time and effort. $50 is about the "hassle limit". I don't do sea mail because I don't want complaints every month for 6 months straight that is hasn't arrived yet.
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #64 on: December 22, 2013, 08:44:54 am »
Tek never made multimeters. They are escort designs
Hi Vincent,

Can you expand on the relationship between Tek and Escort?  I'm interested in learning all these past/present ODM/OEM relationships.

From my own research, I thought the Tek DMM 912/914/916 were made by Appatech?
Oh crap, you may be right. It could be APPA too. I know the tek power supplies with the runner keypad and red led displays were the same oem like ten a and many others. Escort at one point made stuff for metex, wavetek, hp and many others including tek. Tek had a function generator made by leader as well . I believe also a frequency counter.
At one point escort became sort of a hp only thing and finally they were borged by agilent.

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #65 on: December 22, 2013, 09:36:02 am »
The first question is how much the object you want to sell? ex TDS3054?
I do not know how in Australia (not Austria :))
But in Europe or the U.S., there are companies that send goods for a fraction of the cost of companies such as UPS, DHL, etc..
Example: Sending an oscilloscope (from the USA to Poland) LeCroy (60lbs, box dimensions 80cm x 50cm x 60cm, it cost $ 160 (airline).
There are also companies that cooperate with such carriers as has just UPS, DHL and prices are much lower than the official web site for companies
I guess maybe there are companies in Australia

http://www.discountfreight.com.au/index.php#.UrazoPTuIXm
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2013, 10:10:53 am »
Hey dave, what do you want for a working tektronix DMM916, with shipping to Denmark?

Shipping outside Oz is very expensive, it's not worth it.

Here in Poland we have bunch of delivery service "aggregators" - these are online services that have deals with regular transport service companies (DHL, UPS and so on) but thanks to *huge* volume these aggregators have very cheap prices. So if regular DHL costs let say 30-40PLN then it's only 16PLN via such aggregator even for a regular people. The aggregator job is easy - take your money, email you waybill, so you can print and stick on package. DHL/UPS/other then comes up to you to take your package.

No such (cheap) services in Australia?

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2013, 10:35:02 am »
DHL/UPS/other then comes up to you to take your package.
..which is fine as long as you can guarantee to be there when they come to collect - this can be a problem for a 1-man business, unless your office has a staffed reception desk. Some couriers like UPS have drop-off locations, but if going though an aggregator you don't know who the shipper will be.
 
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #68 on: December 22, 2013, 10:38:30 am »
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Yes, sometimes it's just too much hassle. I have to line up at the post office, fill out the customs and shipping form, and show ID.
Surely you can at least get a bunch of forms ahead of time and pre-fill them, and as a self-employed person, choose a time when the PO isn't busy...

 
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #69 on: December 22, 2013, 10:39:48 am »
A lot of desperation going on in this thread, Dave has said he doesn't want to ship outside of his country and I for one respect that, I will not ship worldwide it is too much hassle for many reasons, let alone the inconvenience of sending the item. Some of us are too busy tto go through that.

Also due to nature of the items sold, I.e. where they came from originally that might set off alarm bells in customs and might not actually be legal to sell outside of Aus. (I say might)

Please give Dave a break regarding shipping. If you want it that badly try a friend, relative or even fly to Aus to get it :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #70 on: December 22, 2013, 10:54:19 am »
"international for eevblog members only" might be a nice compromise (just publicised on the forum, not in the listing).
But for run-of-the mill things like multmeters, I'm sure there are enough potential buyers in Oz that offering international shippping wouldn't increase the price-to-hassle ratio sufficiently, and there isn't any shortage of this sort of stuff.
I get a lot more annoyed when someone won't ship me the 1-off oddball stuff!

Still may be worth a quick look at shipping aggregators though. And/or having a chat with neighbouring offices about an "If Dave's not here pickup  parcel at office number x" arrangement

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #71 on: December 22, 2013, 11:00:29 am »
DHL/UPS/other then comes up to you to take your package.
..which is fine as long as you can guarantee to be there when they come to collect - this can be a problem for a 1-man business, unless your office has a staffed reception desk.
With PL aggregators I know day and ~4 hour period when they will be coming...
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Some couriers like UPS have drop-off locations, but if going though an aggregator you don't know who the shipper will be.
... and also I'm the one choosing courier on aggregator web order form.  So it's not that random at least here in Poland. It's also not hard to get direct mobile phone of the person that will be coming to collect - call to courier (not aggregator of course) customer center is enough (since package/waybill number is known directly when ordering at aggregator site).

Unfortunately no real experience for international deliveries (only domestic tested) with aggregators (beside reading international pricing information).
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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #72 on: December 22, 2013, 11:01:06 am »
Or international shipping only for people who orderer a uCurrent. Then you could ship both together.
 

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #73 on: December 22, 2013, 11:06:31 am »
A lot of desperation going on in this thread, Dave has said he doesn't want to ship outside of his country and I for one respect that, I will not ship worldwide it is too much hassle for many reasons, let alone the inconvenience of sending the item. Some of us are too busy tto go through that.

Also due to nature of the items sold, I.e. where they came from originally that might set off alarm bells in customs and might not actually be legal to sell outside of Aus. (I say might)

Please give Dave a break regarding shipping. If you want it that badly try a friend, relative or even fly to Aus to get it :)

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Re: EEVblog #559 - Auction Score
« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2013, 11:30:51 am »
Depressing, but as somebody who has had to deal with various customs agents both in Africa and worldwide ( had a customer who spent a few months in jail because the customs guys could not actually read the declaration) that can be a major pain. Sending with courier can be very expensive, but the regular post often works out the cheapest, and sea is the cheapest for heavier things. Sent a lot of stuff that way, just takes time. Send and get a thank you about 3-4 months later.
 


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