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Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« on: September 21, 2011, 02:54:54 pm »
Grainger has the discontinued Agilent U1731A handheld LCR on sale for $96:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/AGILENT-TECHNOLOGIES-LCR-Meter-5RMX1?Pid=search

As usual, only for shipping to the USA.
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 07:51:32 pm »
Great.  Another steal deal from Grainger!  Thanks for the heads up.  I've been watching their Agilent old stock for over a month and this item has suddenly dropped another 50% to ~ $100 in the past few days. 
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 09:39:14 pm »
sweet!  I think I am going to swing by today...
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 11:00:25 pm »
Awesome.
Tweeted.

I've got one for review, but then they released the C version...

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 11:51:18 pm »
Looks like they finally dropped the price. Been on "clearance" for $300 for a while :)
Let's see if the order goes through..

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 12:38:50 am »
Awesome.
Tweeted.
Now it's no longer available. Thanks Dave, you're a pal!   :(
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 12:53:28 am »
Awesome.
Tweeted.
Now it's no longer available. Thanks Dave, you're a pal!   :(

Sorry about that chief!

Dave.
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 07:14:34 am »
I jumped on that 5 minutes after Dave tweeted it! I wish the $350 MSRP version (1732B) had a bit better of a sale (it's down to $275, 20% off list). It has some nice extras, like measuring phase angle for caps. But considering the U1253B I got last time one of these deals came around has a better resistance range and a comprable cap range, I'll basically only use this for measuring D, Q and inductors (mostly inductors). It's kind of a bummer that the new version adds ESR, Z and phase, but for $95 vs $295, I'm hardly about to complain. I'm happy to now have an LCR meter!
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2011, 07:03:26 pm »
What is the limitation of not having 10khz?

I am planing to use to during repair process... so no development here..

???
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2011, 09:02:23 pm »
This may help:

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/index.php?topic=3440.msg45910#msg45910





What is the limitation of not having 10khz?

I am planing to use to during repair process... so no development here..

???
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2011, 03:51:56 pm »
Received the $100 unit today and its very well made, brand new in sealed box shipped to Grainger from Malaysia.  Cal & manufacture date 4/11.
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2011, 02:30:43 am »
Ordered within an hour from Dave's tweet, got order confirmation and then nothing for a week. Checked today and was told they ran out of them even though I had confirmed order. Crazy :(

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2011, 01:31:04 pm »
When you order, sometimes the website doesn't register the order, even with confirmation.  Its happened to me 3x.  If you don't see it in a few hours in your account, call the rep.  In all the cases I've seen good prices, the item were sold out within days, sometimes 1 day, after the announcement of the sale.

In the end, calling the rep is the best way, its a toll free call, but first making a web order will save you the trouble of having to talk to them for long, getting sales info.  On the phone, all they need is your order or account number and the rest is fast.

Ordered within an hour from Dave's tweet, got order confirmation and then nothing for a week. Checked today and was told they ran out of them even though I had confirmed order. Crazy :(
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2011, 08:01:04 am »
Ordered within an hour from Dave's tweet, got order confirmation and then nothing for a week. Checked today and was told they ran out of them even though I had confirmed order. Crazy :(

That sucks >:(
You'd think companies like this would get a basic thing like inventory right?

Dave.
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 04:55:36 pm »
Or at least let me know that order was cancelled.  Oh well, there is always next time. Maybe the'll have the ones that measure ESR as well ;)

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2011, 05:29:09 pm »
With me they made me go all through the process of registration, entering delivery information, entering payment details, and then on the final order confirmation screen they said they said they had insufficient stock to fulfil the order.  :(
 

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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2011, 06:54:59 pm »
True, but its worth the heavy discount, once you register you needn't do it again, including payment options.  There is still one more Agilent model they stock, I'd keep an eye on it as they typically drop it another 50% just before it delists, and if you are quick another deal can be yours.
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Re: Agilent U1731A LCR Yankee bargain
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2011, 08:55:18 pm »
Awesome.
Tweeted.
Now it's no longer available. Thanks Dave, you're a pal!   :(

Sorry about that chief!

Dave.

Screwing your userbase for publicity since 1903. Very classy.
 


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