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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #100 on: August 23, 2014, 08:57:39 am »
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Typically if you ask an auctioneer to split out a part from a lot you will pay a lot higher price, often more than the rest of the lot as a whole. When I go to auctions and buy lots, I take the whole lot, and if I was only interested in a single item or two I often will place the rest on the next scheduled auction and get a part of the money back as well.

At live auctions, which seem to be less common these days,  if there were several similar lots coming up you could easily ask the auctioneer to give the high bidder the right to choose all or some of the following lots at the first winning bid price. It saved the auctioneer time so they often would do that.
In the past I found it to be the opposite - where there were many similar lots the auctioneer would by default offer an option either to take any number of lots at the winning price, or sometimes to pick & choose, but they would sometimes  accept an objection from the audience and offer seperately if there were significant differences.
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Re: EEVblog #656 - Auction Score
« Reply #101 on: August 23, 2014, 11:59:03 am »
On this forum sure. Because everyone here is already a Dave fan.

Nope. By email, on the blog, on twitter, on youtube, you are the first ever that I can recall who thinks me doing this is a bad look.

exactly
no one will tell you they think you are disingenuous, you wont hear from them at all.

Horseshit. People argue with Dave all the time here, I've probably done it before. I definitely don't agree with everything he ever says or does. I just think you're nutso.

that's not nice.

It may not be nice, but that doesn't make it any less truthful.

That's clever, you should start a blog.
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Re: EEVblog #656 - Auction Score
« Reply #102 on: August 23, 2014, 12:24:50 pm »
You were right to bid. I would be disappoint if you didn't.  However maybe not right to brag about it. That didn't look good

Part of Dave's job is to "entertain" people.
And why not brag about a great auction score.
It is also a kind of entertainment and it is OK.

Why are so many people watching Dave's videos on his blog?
Definitely not only because of the technical information.
But the kind of funny entertainment he provides.

Look at some technical videos of like a Tektronix or Agilent YouTube Channel.
They are lucky, if they get a few hundred view in a year.
Because they are not entertaining.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #103 on: August 23, 2014, 12:48:07 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

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Re: EEVblog #656 - Auction Score
« Reply #104 on: August 23, 2014, 12:54:53 pm »
what I AM saying is that it does not look good. You probably cant see why?

None of us can. You sound nuts.

very much this

exactly
no one will tell you they think you are disingenuous, you wont hear from them at all.

Horseshit. People argue with Dave all the time here, I've probably done it before. I definitely don't agree with everything he ever says or does. I just think you're nutso.

and double this. Im the first one in line to annoy Dave (;o])

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #105 on: August 23, 2014, 01:25:39 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #106 on: August 23, 2014, 01:49:17 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #107 on: August 23, 2014, 02:19:52 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.
and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

If you really are thinking that Dave is going to get rich from charities and ebay sales you are more delusional that you come across now.
If you are self-employed and have family to take care of you really need multiple income sources, just like most musicians have 3-4 jobs (orchestra, teaching, small band).
I think you are just upset you couldn't bid on these items, like you mentioned in your first post.
Dave is running a business and putting money into expensive equipment is actually a business risks, this stuff could be broken and or take a long time to sell,
all the while his money is tied up and can't feed his family.  From your posts all things you seem to have no clue about.

I think you are really the only one who is upset about this and expect jealousy.  If anyone else is upset they would have come forward right now (if they are people please come forward ...).

 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #108 on: August 23, 2014, 02:34:16 pm »
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #109 on: August 23, 2014, 03:03:10 pm »
I don't think you understand how proper equipment auctions work. The 5 PSUs were one lot.

Yes, as I've explained before.

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What Dave will do by testing/calabrating/fixing and then eBaying them one at a time, adds back to the community.

Yes, I think it's a real win-win, and is why I get stuff from auctions.
a) It gives me content that people enjoy (even Cside admits he likes it and wants me to do it)
b) I actually enjoy doing it
c) It is potentially another income source, or source of cheap gear to giveaway. But often I'm just happy to break even on auction stuff I buy when I get a video out of it. Sometimes I might even make a loss on something, and justify it that it was money well spent on the content.

Given that Cside's real problem now seems to be that I "bragged" about it, well this was hardly bragging, as as I've said I paid a lot of money for this stuff. If there was any bragging it would have to do with the fact that I got anything at all at this auction which was incredibly fierce. I"m taking a big risk here that I can actually resell this stuff for some profit after I'm done making content with it. Perhaps enough profit to pay for keeping a couple of the items for the lab.
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #110 on: August 23, 2014, 03:10:03 pm »
Perhaps enough profit to pay for keeping a couple of the items for the lab.
Dave, i honestly think your lab is big enough as it is. ;D
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #111 on: August 23, 2014, 06:18:40 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

He is doing it to supplement his income because that's part of what he does for a living.
He has the expertise to test such equipment and sell it, not everyone that flips liquidation equipment to ebay has that expertise.

As for the ass kissing comments, that's not nice, so don't expect members to be nice to you.
There is nothing wrong to earn a living doing the blog, auctions, donations etc.

And I don't recall Dave getting a lot of free test gear, he has gotten some and some of them were on loan for doing a review and then returned back.

What you don't seem to get is that he is not spending the money, he is using it as an investment to make a profit after inspecting and repairing if needed to supplement his income, because we all deserve to be paid for our services regardless of receiving donations.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #112 on: August 23, 2014, 07:28:31 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

We are like a big happy family, and you seem to be the grumpy old man next door, always banging on the door, telling everyone to keep their noise down, to get off his lawn and such...
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #113 on: August 23, 2014, 09:49:10 pm »
I don't think you understand how proper equipment auctions work. The 5 PSUs were one lot.

Yes, as I've explained before.

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What Dave will do by testing/calabrating/fixing and then eBaying them one at a time, adds back to the community.

Yes, I think it's a real win-win, and is why I get stuff from auctions.
a) It gives me content that people enjoy (even Cside admits he likes it and wants me to do it)
b) I actually enjoy doing it
c) It is potentially another income source, or source of cheap gear to giveaway. But often I'm just happy to break even on auction stuff I buy when I get a video out of it. Sometimes I might even make a loss on something, and justify it that it was money well spent on the content.

Given that Cside's real problem now seems to be that I "bragged" about it, well this was hardly bragging, as as I've said I paid a lot of money for this stuff. If there was any bragging it would have to do with the fact that I got anything at all at this auction which was incredibly fierce. I"m taking a big risk here that I can actually resell this stuff for some profit after I'm done making content with it. Perhaps enough profit to pay for keeping a couple of the items for the lab.

Dave that is not fair.

Anyway you know exactly I am driving at, you may not publicly admit it.
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #114 on: August 23, 2014, 09:51:55 pm »
Sorry, don't know what you're driving at.
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #115 on: August 23, 2014, 09:58:23 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #116 on: August 23, 2014, 10:00:45 pm »
Godwin's law proven in post 121
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #117 on: August 23, 2014, 10:47:16 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
The sources were listed on the right side at the top.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #118 on: August 23, 2014, 10:55:37 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
The sources were listed on the right side at the top.

where?
The only thing I saw in the top right is a link to more 'top 10' varient clips
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #119 on: August 23, 2014, 11:16:12 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
The sources were listed on the right side at the top.

where?
The only thing I saw in the top right is a link to more 'top 10' varient clips
Whoops, left side at the top.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #120 on: August 23, 2014, 11:49:48 pm »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
The sources were listed on the right side at the top.

where?
The only thing I saw in the top right is a link to more 'top 10' varient clips
Whoops, left side at the top.

Wait are you talking about the newspaper article sources?
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #121 on: August 24, 2014, 01:00:55 am »
It looks really bad for anyone who asks for donations to be buying up excess equipment you just cant reason your way around that.

and seriously some terrible ass kissing going on in this thread.

No, more like real life. Dave asks for donations if you want to give, and around 5% will donate some small amount. Either I give to Dave, and he does as he wishes as it is now his money, or I give to Martin, and the same. Giving to others that cam use it in some way is good, and that as a bonus you actually get to see what part of that becomes is a lot better then giving to charities that are opaque blobs.

The following just showed up in my feed.........



think about it.

Oh my god that video. No sources? Where are the papers? I want to see the studies or write it off as the quality propaganda that Goebbels would be proud of. What is the motivation for this video? who made it and what do they have to gain by it?
The sources were listed on the right side at the top.

where?
The only thing I saw in the top right is a link to more 'top 10' varient clips
Whoops, left side at the top.

Wait are you talking about the newspaper article sources?
Yes.
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #122 on: August 24, 2014, 01:13:40 am »
hmm, now change to another argument because of the linked video about proper sources. Smell like a troll to me :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #123 on: August 24, 2014, 02:13:15 am »
You know, you people don't have to quote every quote of a quote of a quote of a quote to reply to one... :P
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Re: EEVblog #655 - Auction Score
« Reply #124 on: August 24, 2014, 05:32:30 am »
Nice one, Wilfred!

You know, I'd probably not pay for a professional calibration of anything that I own since I'm not at anywhere near that level of need, but it would be nice to pick something up from a reputable guy like Dave who can at least give you a certain level of calibration confidence against something he owns and uses.
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