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Offline Inverted18650

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Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« on: January 16, 2019, 03:22:38 am »
UPDATE: MARCH 13, 2019.

I HAVE DELETED ALL OF MY ACTIVITY WITHIN THIS THREAD, ADMIN PLEASE LOCK OR DELETE.

I am removing all the items for sale and all of my posts and I will not sale anything else via this forum. My apologies to those I offended but more importantly to those who wanted to buy the gear but now cannot. This lot was the worst buy I have made so far as it is not worth the trouble and BS I have received.

I will not start another thread under this tab.
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 07:12:54 am »
I thought I would envy You... but ..I don't.

Life is tough enough as is.
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 07:21:07 am »
Just drooling as my pocket isn't that deep enough  :'(

About the Fluke 731D , better check the battery inside, who knows what happened to those old cells ? Leak ? Corrosion ?  At least to protect your investment. There are few threads if I'm not mistaken in this forum about this beast, just search for it.

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 07:28:21 am »
Guess I should post the gut shots.

Yep, pretty sure this will improve potential buyers appreciation, as the devil is in the details.

Good luck with your sales.  :-+

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 10:03:59 am »
I'm interested in the resistance standards, and maybe the 731D. I'm uk based though. Please PM about customs etc.
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2019, 11:21:38 am »
Just doing some circling it seems. So far I am being good with what is here and you already have a PM  ;)

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2019, 11:25:25 am »
Those resistance standards look great. Shame it would cost me my liver and a lung in import duties here in sweden :-( Good luck with the sale.
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2019, 11:40:05 am »
Are any of the 3456A's still available?
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2019, 11:46:51 am »
ToastyCrump didn't reply, so they are all still available...don't hesitate to send me your offers

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2019, 02:00:58 pm »
What do you want for the Fluke 322?  I need a calibration standard.
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2019, 02:13:36 pm »
Fluke 8502 & 2- 8506 units for parts. I CAN go through and test them all but really don't want to.

If you need just a card or parts, please let me know. I have two STACKED units myself and want to se others bring these back to life.

$$$$$ = free, just pay shipping, for parts only, I will NOT send all 3 of these units to one hoarder.

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I need a Current measurement card ("Current Shunts") for my 8505a. Mine has the option stamped on the back panel, but the actual card is missing. 8505a and 8506a are identical except for the RMS conversion.
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2019, 01:15:01 am »
I'm (sadly) not interested in any of this kit but am following avidly. However, I am puzzled as to how this:

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since the HP3456A are so cheap on eBay, I think its better than I keep these units. I cannot consider $100 for a calibrated, 6.5 digit DMM fair

squares with your previous statement that you wanted to share with members hereabouts at cost only. If, say $25 (to pick an extreme) covered your expenses (with the rest of the stuff sold) wouldn't that fulfill your intent?
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2019, 01:23:25 am »
Update: since the HP3456A are so cheap on eBay, I think its better than I keep these units. I cannot consider $100 for a calibrated, 6.5 digit DMM fair, especially since the next best thing is the 3458

Have you overlooked the 3457? Or does it have more noise?
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2019, 01:33:38 am »
The 3456A are getting fairly long in the tooth and there was a lot of them made. In your shoes @inverted go to the bother of testing them against a few basic standards you have and they are then worth more than the 'for parts' units on evilbay say $150'ish wouldn't be out of order 'tested'. Flog them and buy a single more bench/SWMBO friendly 34401A ;)
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2019, 02:33:09 am »
In true TEA fashion, no shortage of multimeters. :-+
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 02:34:29 am »
Wow! I guess that's my answer, then :)

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as you are not interested in anything other than

Well, not specifically right now, but when I do buy stuff from people (or even just chat with them) I base my decisions not just on how they act towards me when I am a meal ticket but also how they've previously dealt with things, good and  bad. So I was interested, just not in what you wanted me to be.
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 03:07:38 am »
Questioning someone's actions like that was just rude.

They have no obligation to tell you anything of what they do behind the scenes and just because you don't see what you expect does not give you any right to question them about it.

It is simple arrogance to feel so 'entitled'.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2019, 03:09:51 am by Brumby »
 
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2019, 05:06:46 am »
Best way to deal with this is just drop it if you don't like it, you know.

But since you mention it

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does not give you any right to question them about it

Had you not got 8K posts behind you I'd have to ask if you were new to EEVBlog! There is even a sticky thread in this very topic where posters seems to believe they do have the right to ask questions. And their targets don't get the chance to answer them.

 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2019, 07:21:19 am »
Rude is rude, no matter how you might try to paint it.
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2019, 07:34:18 am »
 :-DD

Wondered how long it would take for you to come out with the old passive-aggressive dismiss. I think you've got that down the fine art now  :-+

Hope you got some  nice kit out of it anyway.
 

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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #20 on: January 17, 2019, 07:54:51 am »
You're still rude... and just a little sad.
 
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #21 on: January 17, 2019, 09:16:02 am »
I think it's a fair question after what was said in public to the forum and original owner. I'd be interested to see what is being kept and sold as well. I'm not interested in buying any of it.

Indeed...hope they eBay it out...actually hope the moderators delete the thread...the pity story, and death, and buying my first car, gets pretyy damn old. I offered them eactly what the asked for....cash for the entire lot...blah blah.

IMO: The most expensive items you have are the radios, so take special care to get those checked out. The other test gear adds up quickly at around $300-$500 each, even in "needs repair" condition. If some of those units are fully functional, you can get $1K plus. This is an amazing collection and if we can still make a deal for it all, than I am very interested; have cash and a trailer. I do not want to buy and "flip" these myself, I want to repair and use what I keep. The rest can go "at cost" to the rest of the community.

Has anyone worked out approximately what it's really worth?
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #22 on: January 17, 2019, 02:31:53 pm »
Inverted18650's house is going to look like this for a bit  :-DD



(from Resident Evil)

I am going to take you all up on the offers!

I am officially extending an invite to three-four-five people to come play with everything and help me find out what is working, whats not, and help with valuation. I just do not think I can do it all myself. Time and date TBD, but in the very near future. I hope it will be a fun meet-n-greet. Almost all the gear is HP, Fluke and Tek. Specifically looking for a person(s) (guy or gal) who can help with the spectrum analyzers and signal generators, HAM radios, and any volt-nuts into DC standards. I will provide the food and beverages and we can all hang out and play with this 'once in a lifetime lot.' Though my wife's cooking is good, since she is allowing me leave the stuff strewn all over the place, quite literally, we will eat out for two meals, on me. Please see the warning below.

Warning: I 'space out' from time to time and the medication I take helps but doesn't cure it (my brain has been irreparably bruised). I grew up a 'shit-kicking surfer' and had a laid back vibe, until the military; now I don't sleep well and suffer severe depression. I am a nice guy in general, but I cannot stand "know it all, do it my way now, closed minded people" and I will quickly put you in your place; I have dealt with enough of that for many lifetimes. If you like to talk down to people, please stay away. I tell you this now so you are aware and know what I expect. Be respectful of everyone and it'll be a blasty-blast. If there are items you want to buy, please talk to me in advance, and we can make it happen. edit* and I have a dog and cat. Husky breed, sheds a lot.

I'll leave this here too. I spent $8400 for the gear, and another $400 in travel costs. You all can do the math. I have also extended open offers to "PICK SOMETHING YOU LIKE" to several forum members, including EEVBLOG, and I will give them the gear and pay shipping. Thats all I'll say about the matter, all you haters, go get a life!
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2019, 03:12:19 am »
I may be interested in a "HP 3408B with 3482A DC range unit" if you still have one.
But first, two questions.. How much do you want and will you ship to Japan? :)

(It would look nice sitting there on my bench with the 5340A complete with nixies that I am currently restoring.)
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Re: Lots of gear from "GrandPa's Lot"
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2019, 07:26:17 am »
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