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Title: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on October 23, 2012, 09:48:58 pm
I have a few brand new in-the-box UT61E's for sale. I have them in my eBay store (link in my signature) at $58.99 / $61.39 but will sell to members here directly for $55 $51 (US customers) / $57 $53 (non-US customers) because I don't need to pay the eBay fees here. Worldwide Registered Air Mail shipping is included in the price, which comes with a tracking number.The item will be shipped from where I am (Hong Kong) through Hong Kong Post, which I believe is more reliable and efficient than China post. Price for US customers is slightly lower because Hong Kong Post and USPS has a joint service called eExpress (which is just another fancy name for Registered Air Mail), which makes sending heavier packages the US more economical.

Here's the link directly to the eBay page with detailed description: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200901686717 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200901686717)

Cheers,
Franky (franky @ 99centhobbies . com)

EDIT: eBay direct link has been updated on 27 Feb 2013. Prices and shipping methods updated on 5 Feb 2013.
EDIT: email address added on 18 July 2013
EDIT: Price reduction! Early summer sale 2014
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Wytnucls on November 21, 2012, 12:34:53 am
I think in China, one only gets a one year warranty, is that right?
I bought one in Hong Kong, slightly more expensive, at 48 HK$, but it came with a three year warranty.
I meant HK$ 480.00, which is USD 62.00.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 21, 2012, 12:48:26 am
I think in China, one only gets a one year warranty, is that right?
I bought one in Hong Kong, slightly more expensive, at 48 HK$, but it came with a three year warranty.

1 year is correct. And I think you meant 480 HK$? 48 is like US$6 and a bit only....
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Wytnucls on November 21, 2012, 12:52:09 am
Yes, correct. I was thinking in Euros.  :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 21, 2012, 01:23:24 pm
I've had a couple of inquiries at eBay so I thought I would clarify it here. If anyone's still interested in this offer please either post in this thread or send me a private message here. If you would like to buy at the discounted price we will deal privately here. Alternatively you can go through eBay (at the eBay price I listed there) and enjoy their buyer protection benefits. Either way I always try to be as honest as I can with any transaction and I'm sure a few happy customers can attest to that :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Jigsawc5 on November 21, 2012, 04:24:31 pm
Either way I always try to be as honest as I can with any transaction and I'm sure a few happy customers can attest to that :)

I bought one of Franky's Uni-T UT61E meters privately through here, and I can vouch for his friendliness, honesty, and fast shipping in my transaction.  I received my multimeter from Franky in about 1 week...from Hong Kong to Texas.  I've been very satisfied throughout the transaction.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on November 21, 2012, 06:56:17 pm
I bought one of Franky's Uni-T UT61E meters privately through here, and I can vouch for his friendliness, honesty, and fast shipping in my transaction.  I received my multimeter from Franky in about 1 week...from Hong Kong to Texas.  I've been very satisfied throughout the transaction.

Thank you! Was an absolute pleasure dealing with you too!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: nadona on December 01, 2012, 12:24:38 pm
I received one today from Frank. It took 9 days which is normal from Hong Kong to S Cal. I checked a few functions and it seems working fine.
Thank you Frank.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: TorqueRanger on December 10, 2012, 01:49:13 pm
Do you have any more for sale ????
I was thinking about getting one because of this
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k133/nucklehead_2006/DSCN0450.jpg)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 10, 2012, 02:52:55 pm
Do you have any more for sale ????
I was thinking about getting one because of this
(http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k133/nucklehead_2006/DSCN0450.jpg)

As of this moment, yes :) Shoot me a PM with your paypal address and shipping address and I'll send you an invoice.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: micro88 on December 17, 2012, 08:53:09 pm
New to the forum.I was finding it difficult to decide between Fluke 17B ($104 lowest on ebay) and others in similar price range.This seems to be a nice one for the price. I have sent a PM with the required details.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 17, 2012, 09:35:27 pm
New to the forum.I was finding it difficult to decide between Fluke 17B ($104 lowest on ebay) and others in similar price range.This seems to be a nice one for the price. I have sent a PM with the required details.

Thanks.

Thanks for the interest. PM replied.

On another note, there's currently another auction (not fixed price) on eBay that looks exactly like mine, with exact photos and text. That's a copycat and not me. I have reported that to eBay already.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: jamesp15 on December 25, 2012, 04:39:45 am
Just wanted to add that dealing with Franky (iloveelectronics) was a pleasure, I have bought a few things from his ebay store and shipping was fast and he was very responsive.  I will definately order from again soon!

The quality of the 4mm banana to minigrabbers was much better than I expected, especially for the price.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on December 25, 2012, 02:09:16 pm
Just wanted to add that dealing with Franky (iloveelectronics) was a pleasure, I have bought a few things from his ebay store and shipping was fast and he was very responsive.  I will definately order from again soon!

The quality of the 4mm banana to minigrabbers was much better than I expected, especially for the price.

Thanks! Was a pleasure dealing with you too! The eBay quota system for sellers really sucks though. For some unknown reason they have lowered my selling limit a few days ago and now I had to cut down on the quantity available on a lot of my items and even remove some items so I can make room for my best seller the UT61E. I will have to wait till the new year to start listing more stuff again...

It's the 25th here already so Merry Christmas everyone!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Monkeh on January 10, 2013, 12:11:52 am
I'll chime in with my praise of Franky, too. I just received my small order from him, including some parts sourced at request. Excellent communication the whole way, and the shipping was remarkably quick. An absolute pleasure, and definitely recommended.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 10, 2013, 03:33:41 am
Thanks a lot of the very kind words! I guess being a electronics hobbyist, albeit a true novice, myself helps immensely as it doesn't feel so much like "work" at all!

I'll chime in with my praise of Franky, too. I just received my small order from him, including some parts sourced at request. Excellent communication the whole way, and the shipping was remarkably quick. An absolute pleasure, and definitely recommended.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: flolic on January 10, 2013, 04:40:55 am
Haha, I ordered one UT61E few days ago from Frankie's ebay store, based on his 100% rating, without even realizing that he is selling them on this forum  :D
I hope package will arrive soon to my part of the world  :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: oldrose on January 10, 2013, 07:32:32 pm
+1 for Franky. Delivery was fast and the UT61E is as good as the reviews make out.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: gibbled on January 12, 2013, 05:45:50 am
Another +1 for Franky here. 

UT61e and assorted other goodies well packed and shipped quickly, he is a pleasure to deal with!

James.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 12, 2013, 12:30:14 pm
Thank you very much for everyone's kind words! They are what keep me going! New stock of the UT61E is arriving on Monday and for those who have ordered in the last couple of days, I will be shipping them out to you as soon as they arrive. Thanks again for everyone's support!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: micro88 on January 16, 2013, 01:31:57 am
I received my UT61E from Franky today. It was indeed a pleasant transaction. The meter is simply great for the price!

Thank you Franky and wish you good luck. Hope to deal with you in future.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 16, 2013, 01:55:53 am
I received my UT61E from Franky today. It was indeed a pleasant transaction. The meter is simply great for the price!

Thank you Franky and wish you good luck. Hope to deal with you in future.

Thanks! Likewise, it was a very pleasant transaction with you! The package seems to have taken a while to get there. I'm glad you finally got it!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: micro88 on January 16, 2013, 03:46:16 am
The package was held by customs for some days. I landed up paying duty of around $10.Still a great buy for me.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on January 17, 2013, 05:24:58 am
Just wanted to add that dealing with Franky (iloveelectronics) was a pleasure, I have bought a few things from his ebay store and shipping was fast and he was very responsive.  I will definately order from again soon!

The quality of the 4mm banana to minigrabbers was much better than I expected, especially for the price.

Thanks! Was a pleasure dealing with you too! The eBay quota system for sellers really sucks though. For some unknown reason they have lowered my selling limit a few days ago and now I had to cut down on the quantity available on a lot of my items and even remove some items so I can make room for my best seller the UT61E. I will have to wait till the new year to start listing more stuff again...

It's the 25th here already so Merry Christmas everyone!

Well,
   being into online selling since many years i will suggest one thing "Please have your own store too ,do not reply on ebay much " .when to trade in a forum like this you already have good customers " .If you like the idea i would be willing to help free of cost for everything and i will discuss this in open infront of all members  " .
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: gszo123 on January 17, 2013, 10:44:45 am
I just got my UT61E from Franky two days ago. Very fast shipping (although my DMM spent almost 3 weeks lying peacefully somewhere in Hong Kong postal network). Great packaging and very very good communication. Thats first thing you notice, that he really cares about his customers.

Many, many thanks and good luck Franky!!!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: crispus on January 19, 2013, 05:09:08 am
Another +1 for Franky here.  It arrived today well packed.

I'm pleased to do business with you. Hope to deal with you in future.

Keep up the good work!
Crispus.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: ttp on January 20, 2013, 07:48:34 pm
Got some silicon wire from Franky while ago and today I've made new probes for my ESR meter. This wire is impressive, lots of metal (as opposed to few thin strands of wire and plenty of plastic), solders easily, nice feel and very flexible. Will buy more  :).
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: deephaven on January 25, 2013, 10:52:07 pm
My UT61E  :-DMM from Franky has just arrived. I'm pleased to be added to the list of satisfied customers. Thanks Franky!  :-+
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: komet on January 26, 2013, 11:01:39 pm
Just wanted to add my name to the list of satisfied customers. I went for the registered mail, so the tracking clearly shows that Franky handed it to Hong Kong Post on the same day. They then tossed it in a corner for a week, but that's not his fault of course.

As they say on ebay, A+++++, would do business again.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: SeanB on January 26, 2013, 11:37:59 pm
Frankie has been sending to Martin Lorton for a while, so the time to SA is quite well known now. Will look next week for a slip in the box to trundle down to Customs and visit them a little.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 27, 2013, 12:00:18 am
Thanks a lot for all of your support!

Frankie has been sending to Martin Lorton for a while, so the time to SA is quite well known now. Will look next week for a slip in the box to trundle down to Customs and visit them a little.

Sean, just a heads up for you - I've had 2 packages to South African customers gone missing recently, both of which were sent in early December :( I'm going to re-send them via registered mail. I hope you will receive yours okay. Pleaee do let me know when it arrives.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: SeanB on January 27, 2013, 12:46:22 am
They might still turn up, SAPO is not exactly known for being fast. That aside there has been a lot of exposure of theft from the sorting centres, especially of high value items. Caught on TV camera, but the union says they cannot be fired because, wait for it....................... they were not told that theft was being monitored by camera.

Then again at work we used to send stuff by the now dead PX freight, which had a 50% loss rate but 1% charge for insurance, plus a free waybill as well. We made money on them, just an extra day to get to the customer. no wonder they lost millions a year, though the internal tracking could tell you where it went missing, but they could never find out who took it.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: retiredcaps on January 27, 2013, 08:51:46 am
Sean, just a heads up for you - I've had 2 packages to South African customers gone missing recently, both of which were sent in early December :( I'm going to re-send them via registered mail.
Hi Franky,

I think there will come a day when you will have to send everything over a certain $$$ value via registered mail.

Someone, after you have delivered the package, will be dishonest and ruin your reputation or cause you too much grief and ruin it for the rest of us.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: retiredcaps on January 27, 2013, 08:55:34 am
Caught on TV camera, but the union says they cannot be fired because, wait for it....................... they were not told that theft was being monitored by camera.
I recall a similar incident /scenario with a Canadian union as well.  The employee was protected by the union and found not guilty.  :--  It makes me sick.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Spawn on January 27, 2013, 08:59:23 am
I think there will come a day when you will have to send everything over a certain $$$ value via registered mail.

Someone, after you have delivered the package, will be dishonest and ruin your reputation or cause you too much grief and ruin it for the rest of us.

Retiredcaps, he is offering that already but I don’t think people take it, I also ordered from Franky with a registered tracking code and it doesn’t even cost that much.

Like you said someone or some custom guy could ruin his business like this, the best option is to calculate that registered mail in the costs and be save indeed.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: tcgoh on January 27, 2013, 02:01:37 pm
Hi

Just like to add to the chorus of happy buyers of Franky's meters. I got the UT61E and MS5308 LCR from him. I have no delivery issues as he hand delivered them. I guess I am just lucky as I live in HK too!!!!  :-DD

Both the meters passes the Dave's smell test. They are 100% spanking brand new and the smell proves it!!

I also got some banana plugs, grabber clips, silicon wires from him too.

I can attest that he is a pleasent guy to deal with.

Best wishes

TC

PS. don't smell the silicon wires as you will get high ... ha ha...
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 27, 2013, 02:40:25 pm

Hi Franky,

I think there will come a day when you will have to send everything over a certain $$$ value via registered mail.

Someone, after you have delivered the package, will be dishonest and ruin your reputation or cause you too much grief and ruin it for the rest of us.

I have been thinking about that lately. With the MS5308 that I'm going to offer publicly for sale, it will certainly be trackable. I will most likely make it the same with th UT61E as well when the new stock arrives, but I don't know if it's going to affect my sales as there's a lot of competition on this particular product on eBay. I just hope that my focus on customer service will make up for the slightly higher price. But for smaller items the extra $2 will make some buyers think twice so that will continue to be optional (I will need to figure out how to include that option on eBay though).
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: SeanB on January 27, 2013, 05:14:49 pm
The extra $2 for that option would be nice, probably include it as a separate optional postal option, or make it the default for any sale over $xx.

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: retiredcaps on January 27, 2013, 08:03:53 pm
I have been thinking about that lately. With the MS5308 that I'm going to offer publicly for sale, it will certainly be trackable. I will most likely make it the same with th UT61E as well when the new stock arrives, but I don't know if it's going to affect my sales as there's a lot of competition on this particular product on eBay.
Personally, I think you should add the $2 for your own protection.  I would not have a problem with paying an extra $2 on a > $50 product.

I know while I sort by "lowest price + shipping", I very carefully look at feedback and the seller's description and service and will pay a bit more especially on larger $$$ items.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: tcgoh on January 27, 2013, 09:44:04 pm
Hi Franky

I guess one way is to mention the 'registered' option and the additional charge in the item/shipping section and to request the buyer to include the additional charge in ‘other charges’ when checking out using paypal. It is also important to mention that choosing this option will require the buyer to sign for the delivery. I guess most buyers will be aware of this but there is no harm to be clear ^-^. If you think this is workable, you can make this ‘standard’ and buyers can make the decision no matter what the price of the item is, but like others have suggested, you can set an amount above which registered mail is a must.

It is also wise to make it mandatory when shipping to certain countries, like SA, as you mentioned earlier email.

Best of luck!

TC



Hi Franky,

I think there will come a day when you will have to send everything over a certain $$$ value via registered mail.

Someone, after you have delivered the package, will be dishonest and ruin your reputation or cause you too much grief and ruin it for the rest of us.

I have been thinking about that lately. With the MS5308 that I'm going to offer publicly for sale, it will certainly be trackable. I will most likely make it the same with th UT61E as well when the new stock arrives, but I don't know if it's going to affect my sales as there's a lot of competition on this particular product on eBay. I just hope that my focus on customer service will make up for the slightly higher price. But for smaller items the extra $2 will make some buyers think twice so that will continue to be optional (I will need to figure out how to include that option on eBay though).
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on January 29, 2013, 09:02:41 pm
Thanks again for all who have left nice comments for me, I really appreciate them!

I was out of stock on the UT61E's for about a week but they are now back! New link to my eBay listing: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200887197852 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200887197852)

Or contact me here directly for the member discount price of $55 (or $57 with registered air mail shipping that comes with a tracking number).
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Biff383 on February 03, 2013, 06:46:52 am
Frankie... you are da man. Thankyou I just got the meter today, I'm waiting for it to warm a little before I put the battery in. It's about -7c here right now.    Great price Great shipping.  And Great communication.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: em132 on February 05, 2013, 11:26:12 pm
Another  :-+ for Franky!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 06, 2013, 12:48:31 am
Thanks guys!

I have updated the pricing and shipping info in the opening post of this thread. I have now made Registered Air Mail the default shipping method for this multimeter, because long delays and missing packages in some countries have caused some problems for me :(
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Wytnucls on February 06, 2013, 01:13:01 am
Hey Franki, sorry to hear that!
I hope you're still on track to buy that Mc Laren next year.  ;)
See you soon.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 01:40:54 am
Thanks guys!

I have updated the pricing and shipping info in the opening post of this thread. I have now made Registered Air Mail the default shipping method for this multimeter, because long delays and missing packages in some countries have caused some problems for me :(

Well,

                You Sell This Meter Lets assume you get USD 10 Marjin And Sell it For 55USD .You make USD 10 Per Multimeter .Now you ship products to many people lets assume 6 people.All of them other then 1 does not get the meter . So You Make USD 60 By Selling Multimeters to six people.Now you have to send 1 product to the guy who did not get it /or is a liar .So you buy a multimeter and send him and loose USD  45/- in first shipping + loose another USD 45 /- in the one you resend .When you work and keep such marjins buying a mclaren is a DREAMMMMMMMMMM .........

                  Think about this sometimes  .As your business will grown so will you meet cheats / liars and what not  .
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: BravoV on February 06, 2013, 02:01:15 am
Well,

                You Sell This Meter Lets assume you get USD 10 Marjin And Sell it For 55USD .You make USD 10 Per Multimeter .Now you ship products to many people lets assume 6 people.All of them other then 1 does not get the meter . So You Make USD 60 By Selling Multimeters to six people.Now you have to send 1 product to the guy who did not get it /or is a liar .So you buy a multimeter and send him and loose USD  45/- in first shipping + loose another USD 45 /- in the one you resend .When you work and keep such marjins buying a mclaren is a DREAMMMMMMMMMM .........

                  Think about this sometimes  .As your business will grown so will you meet cheats / liars and what not  .

Your point is ?

Cheats & liars are everywhere, a good entrepreneurship needs a good faith and trustworthiness to grow, also keeps worrying cheaters too much wont get your business anywhere. Are you aware that he does his business not only in this forum.  ;)

Also what if your assumption is wrong, say he makes huge margin (psstt...trade secret) , instead of 6 customers, he made it to 600 per week and only lost 1 or 2 for months. :o


PS : Btw Franky, I still owe you my shopping list.  ;D
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 02:32:02 am
Quote
Your point is ?

Cheats & liars are everywhere, a good entrepreneurship needs a good faith and trustworthiness to grow, also keeps worrying cheaters too much wont get your business anywhere. Are you aware that he does his business not only in this forum.  ;)

Also what if your assumption is wrong, say he makes huge margin (psstt...trade secret) , instead of 6 customers, he made it to 600 per week and only lost 1 or 2 for months. :o


PS : Btw Franky, I still owe you my shopping list.  ;D


Well,
     i am aware he does on ebay ,mjlortons forums and eevblog .You do not need to tell me how much a Unit product will cost as i have exact rates for all uni-t products right from the factory with FOB china pricing .I know how much it costs  .If he sold " Which is your stupid imagination and he knows how much he has  " 600 units he is master distributor in china .But everyone has to see two coins when they trade .No one should do business with one eye closed  .This is my suggestion to him as a elder nothing else  .

PS :  BTW why have you kept the items in the shopping cart of your brain ,tell him to ship you the goods and get over with it .This will enable more thought into your mind Before you write crap like this -> https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-tl866cs-universal-programmer/msg184241/#msg184241 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-tl866cs-universal-programmer/msg184241/#msg184241) .But never bothered to answer when i and franky both commented  .It does not bother me anymore cos i know what goes on in your mind now after all these comments  .You never take anything positively right .Your brain is full of negative views and thoughts .Over And Out
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 06, 2013, 02:53:24 am
Guys, no need to argue. Let me explain my position below.

Cheats & liars are everywhere, a good entrepreneurship needs a good faith and trustworthiness to grow, also keeps worrying cheaters too much wont get your business anywhere.

This is exactly how I want to build this business. I want to build it upon trust and good reputation. I don't want to be "just another Chinese seller". I don't want to worry about cheaters and liars. I want to believe that all my customers are honest people (or at least I'd like to appeal to this group), although there's no way that can be guaranteed, in fact, the opposite might be more guaranteed  :-DD In any case, if I worry too much the negative energy will eventually get to me and stop me from providing the service I'm providing now.

To be honest I don't even have a $10 margin on this particular multimeter. If you think about it, it doesn't even make sense with all the work involved. But if this is what gets people in the door then I'm all for it. Hopefully they will then buy more stuff from me on which I have higher margins.

People have told me that buyers on eBay have no loyalty, they just shop where the price is the lowest, but I'm happy to report that I do have a few repeat customers both on this forum and on eBay, and I would attribute that to the fact that I'm providing quality service/products at very reasonable price (please tell me otherwise if that's not the case  ;D).

Making money is not my sole purpose of running this business, I'm treating this only as a secondary income source. As I wrote on my eBay store home page, I want to share my geographical advantage with the rest of the world, so people won't have to pay outrageous prices for stuff that can be had for much cheaper, stuff with decent quality that is. I'd also like to bridge the gap between the English speaking world and the resourceful China. And if at all possible, I'd also like to change the perception of "One Hung Lo" (i.e. all this crap coming out of China), to at least "there are some half decent products made in China".

Obviously I'm just one tiny person so I won't be able to change the world, but I'm quite happy to help and change one customer at a time.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 03:13:12 am
Franky ,
     We all love you and you know this right .Its just your honesty that makes these customers go back to you .You are indeed in a very resourceful area .Consider other dealer who first have to import from china/hongkong and then try and compete worldwide .And man china makes everything good/bad/ugly .The issue is that when people import ugly stuff and project its good without understanding .This makes china's name bad too  .I know how much marjin you get on the tools you sell but thats a point between two dealers .Remember i told you soon i would be getting some tools from you after you collect them for me in your place that time is not far off .

Ps :  on the lighter note ,you still working in holidays period  ?

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 06, 2013, 03:21:39 am
Ps :  on the lighter note ,you still working in holidays period  ?

Unlike in mainland China, in Hong Kong holiday doesn't start until this weekend, and it's only for a few days. And I'm pretty sure I will still be working on those days anyway :)

And let's get back to the thread topic - the UT61E  is still in stock so if anyone wants one please contact me :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 03:37:12 am

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Unlike in mainland China, in Hong Kong holiday doesn't start until this weekend, and it's only for a few days. And I'm pretty sure I will still be working on those days anyway :)

And let's get back to the thread topic - the UT61E  is still in stock so if anyone wants one please contact me :)

Well,
 i Have Some requirements ,Will PM You
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Wytnucls on February 06, 2013, 03:46:26 am
Gee guys, take it easy. The McLaren was meant as a joke.
I know Franki makes no money from this; I had to pay for the drinks last time we met!  ;D
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 03:55:47 am
Gee guys, take it easy. The McLaren was meant as a joke.
I know Franki makes no money from this; I had to pay for the drinks last time we met!  ;D

Haa Haa ,
 What did he drink BTW
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: SeanB on February 06, 2013, 05:24:23 am
Green tea, no milk no sugar, like it is meant to be drunk...........
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 06, 2013, 05:26:35 am
Green tea, no milk no sugar, like it is meant to be drunk...........

Haa haa ,
 And Sean Was a Party to it all hee hee.BTW franky where are you ,i gave a PM did you get it or you gone to sleep ,its kinda late in hong kong i think .Might be by morning i will have a pm .
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Teneyes on February 06, 2013, 10:47:52 am
Great Service Franky

and second order on its way

The UT61E fits right in-line, see pics, sry cold and bright outside my window
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Eliminateur on February 14, 2013, 05:22:58 am
Received mine waay earlier than i expected it(was expecting the usual 2 months, got it in 2 weeks give or take).

My only gripe?, the manual is in chinese :D (and there's a quirk with the peak and AC voltages dsiplayed, but that's outside the shipping/selling process)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Spawn on February 14, 2013, 07:09:59 am
My only gripe?, the manual is in chinese :D

http://www.uni-trend.com/manual2/UT61English.pdf (http://www.uni-trend.com/manual2/UT61English.pdf)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Spawn on February 17, 2013, 04:28:31 am
While I was tesing my camera setup, postman brought a package from Franky, so I thought I make a unpacking video

Thanks Franky, looking really good, your package arrived in 2 days to the Netherlands but took our Dutch customs and postal services 15 days to proceed. Greatly packaged and nice silicone cables.

Here is my unpacking video:
Unpacking a package with Uni-T UT61E from www.99centhobbies.com (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlWeE2rLtak#ws)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on February 17, 2013, 10:13:22 am
While I was tesing my camera setup, postman brought a package from Franky, so I thought I make a unpacking video

Thanks Franky, looking really good, your package arrived in 2 days to the Netherlands but took our Dutch customs and postal services 15 days to proceed. Greatly packaged and nice silicone cables.

Here is my unpacking video:

Thanks! This was the first time I saw my package getting unpacked on the other side of the world! I didn't expect this to be shown in front of the world and I'm glad I didn't get sloppy on packaging this one...LOL!

Excellent quality video BTW!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Spawn on February 17, 2013, 11:15:11 am
I am glad you liked it Franky, I didn’t know what to expect, just got it on my bench and time between receiving from the postman and unpacking was not even 5 minutes I think  :phew:  :-+

Thanks again and making a new list for my next order already  ;D
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Amarbir[Lynx-India] on February 17, 2013, 05:32:28 pm
I am glad you liked it Franky, I didn’t know what to expect, just got it on my bench and time between receiving from the postman and unpacking was not even 5 minutes I think  :phew: :-+

Thanks again and making a new list for my next order already  ;D

Sir ,
     Only one thing was missing and thats " your picture " .We could not see you at all  :palm:
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Spawn on February 18, 2013, 12:27:13 am
Sir ,
     Only one thing was missing and thats " your picture " .We could not see you at all  :palm:

LOL maybe I am camera shy, just kidding.
I think people are more interested in the things being filmed than my face   ^-^
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: hammy on March 22, 2013, 10:10:20 am
My UT61E from Franky arrived today.
Great service! I'm another satisfied customer. Thanks Franky!   :-+ :-+ :-+
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: george graves on April 25, 2013, 11:59:41 pm
Another happy customer.  Frank when out of his way to answer my (silly) questions.

It took only 6 business days to get them in the mail(I'm in Seattle, WA).  Well packaged.  And the meters are well with in spec. in fact only a few(3-4) counts out of my other bench meter.

Way impressed by the UT61E's LCD - it had better contrast and sharpness then a fluke 87-5.  It makes my fluke look washed out.  Dave should review one....guess he's waiting for someone to send him one for free.

As a second, third or forth meter...well worth the price.

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: aristidis540 on April 30, 2013, 01:05:36 am
and another +1 for franky.
I received my UT61E today..good service.
thanks frank.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: nichtleiter on May 29, 2013, 10:39:52 pm
Hey Franky,

i just studied the thread and it was reason enough to sign up and write my first post on this forum.  Of course i want to snap a UT61E, too  :-+

I'm going to write you a PM with the details....
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: george graves on May 31, 2013, 09:28:13 pm
Just FYI.  The display is really sharp on these - and the contrast is even better then my 87-5 fluke.  I've already have two from frank.  Thinking of picking up a second pair.  You rock frank.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: don.r on June 14, 2013, 08:57:02 am
Another big thank you to Franky.  :-+  I just got the meter today. I'll post comments on the unit in the Test Equipment forum thread.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: mono on June 19, 2013, 03:03:53 pm
Just received one also from the ebay store.  :)
Super quick delivery (7 days to Oz), I think that's a new record for me for an item from HK by registered mail.
To top it off, it's a damn good meter for the money. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 19, 2013, 04:06:05 pm
Glad it got there quickly! I have had packages delivered to Oz even faster but 7 days isn't bad :) But again, I can't take credit for that. We need to thank our postal services.

Just received one also from the ebay store.  :)
Super quick delivery (7 days to Oz), I think that's a new record for me for an item from HK by registered mail.
To top it off, it's a damn good meter for the money. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lumi on June 27, 2013, 02:42:07 am
Hi guys! I have been visiting this forum for a while but registered just a week ago to be able to send a message to Franky and order this multimeter. It arrived today in great shape! It took just 1 week to deliver. I am very happy with it. That way I would like to say thank you to Franky and his great service!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: karlmag on June 30, 2013, 12:18:28 am
Hi Franky and folks,

This is another satisfied customer.
Fast delivery; can't complain about 10 days.  Also Franky seemed to just drop whatever he had in his hands, pack the stuff quickly and run to the post office to get it out the same day! :-D
Excellent packaging; (extra probes in a bag with corrugated cardboard behind them - never mind they where in a carrying bag wrapped in bubble wrap. This inside a bubble wrap lined envelope.) Wish all shippers took as much attention and detail to what they do.

So.. two thumbs up (I don't have more thumbs, usually ;-)  )
Thanks Franky! :-)
--
Karl Magnus - Norway
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 30, 2013, 01:20:18 am
Thanks Lumi and Karlmag!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: nukie on June 30, 2013, 10:36:42 am
You know why I will choose to buy from Frankie rather than other eBay sellers with cheaper prices? Because Frankie sells electronic test gear and not undies, teddy bears, silicon protector, kitchen timer, toothbrush, socks, etc.

I rather you have one sharp knife than jack at all items.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Skegget65 on July 02, 2013, 04:07:46 am
I am yet another happy buyer, bought my meter + some wire from his ebay store, for about 2 weeks ago, got it today, July 1.
Fast shipping, well packed, what more could you ask for.
Will definitely buy more stuff from him in the future.
Thumbs up :-+ :-+

Thanks Franky

Sorry if my English is bad.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Thor-Arne on July 03, 2013, 12:36:49 am
Another happy buyer, thanks Franky!

I got mine today, less than two weeks shipping.

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: neutrino on October 25, 2013, 05:25:26 am
Another satisfied customer :-DMM

Delighted with the meter and the seller!

Great service and quick shipping, only took 5 business days to arrive!


Thanks Franky  :-+
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: k_shake on December 12, 2013, 02:00:28 am
Another happy buyer, thanks Franky!

Best Regards
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: vortex on January 24, 2014, 02:47:01 am
Another happy buyer, thanks Franky!
i take few photo for unboxing process
see this post
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/from-morocco-unboxing-of-ut61e/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/from-morocco-unboxing-of-ut61e/)
Best Regards

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Nuno_pt on February 18, 2014, 01:21:50 am
Another happy buyer fast shipping.

2014/02/05 = Deliver on HK postal service
2014/02/07 = International shipping from HK
2014/02/12 = Arrive at Portuguese customs
2014/02/14 = Left Portuguese customs to my postal service
2014/02/16 = Arrive at my postal service
2014/02/17 = Deliver to my door in the morning.

Not bad at all.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: olewales on March 05, 2014, 04:33:31 am
Franky,

Since you have to take the meter out of the box anyway to take out the battery would it be possible to do quick check on accuracy on DCV range? I don't expect any report, just want a confirmation that it is indeed within spec (at least when it's new). Since I am lacking on better options this will be my "reference" DMM and I have no comparable equipment to cross reference it with.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 05, 2014, 11:32:34 am
I actually do that as one of the basic tests to ALL meters I sell. I make sure all the basic functions work and are within specs. I use the Chinese AD584 based voltage reference, the DMM Check Plus, and a LCR reference I have for the tests.

If you don't mind me opening up the case I can even do a DCV calibration on the UT61E based on the references I have. I do now also own an Agilent 34461A to verify that my voltage references are what they claim they are to enough accuracy. Obviously I won't and can't afford the time to do that (calibration/adjustment) all the time but for forum members who request it specicifically I'd be happy to spend the extra effort.

Cheers,
Franky

Franky,

Since you have to take the meter out of the box anyway to take out the battery would it be possible to do quick check on accuracy on DCV range? I don't expect any report, just want a confirmation that it is indeed within spec (at least when it's new). Since I am lacking on better options this will be my "reference" DMM and I have no comparable equipment to cross reference it with.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: olewales on March 05, 2014, 03:57:39 pm
I actually do that as one of the basic tests to ALL meters I sell. I make sure all the basic functions work and are within specs.

Now, when I think about it I fell ashamed I ever doubted it. Your reputation here is great for a good reason.

Quote
If you don't mind me opening up the case I can even do a DCV calibration on the UT61E based on the references I have.

That would be absolutely great but I think you should charge a little extra for it at least. Obviously everyone would want their DMM calibrated and you already sell those meters to forum members with a discount.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: retiredcaps on March 05, 2014, 06:25:02 pm
I actually do that as one of the basic tests to ALL meters I sell. I make sure all the basic functions work and are within specs.
I have dealt with a lot of "value added" resellers in the past, but no one comes close to this level of service.  Many "value added" resellers add no value whatsoever and even hold up the process.

PS. Franky likely has a lifetime supply of 9V batteries in his house.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on March 05, 2014, 06:46:25 pm
PS. Franky likely has a lifetime supply of 9V batteries in his house.

I do!! I have literally hundreds of them! I would happily give them away but they are not that commonly used in consumer stuff so there aren't that many takers!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: olewales on March 31, 2014, 01:30:39 pm
Its been a while since I received my UT61E from Franky and I have just realized that I didn't give my feedback yet, so here it is: just buy from Franky! I got tracking number on 7.03 and the meter arrived at my door on 13.03. Delivery from China to Poland in 6 days. I'll take that happily! :D. The meter is of course amazing for me because I never had anything nearly as good, so I cannot give you valuable review. One thing I will say though is I am not sure if you should bother with better leads for it like some people suggested, at least not right away. Ones included may not be rated for high voltage but nor is the DMM. They are quite pointy, feel nice in hand and I think are perfectly adequate for the job.

And once again: I highly recommend buying from Franky!
Title: Uni-T UT61E Early Summer sale!
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 16, 2014, 09:05:40 pm
Lately there have been more and more sellers on different platforms (eBay, Aliexpress, etc) selling these meters for ridiculously low prices and I think it's time for me clear my stock and call it quits (on this particular model), as it really doesn't make a lot of sense anymore with virtually no margins. I'm reducing my price on the Uni-T UT61E to $51 for US buyers and $53 for the rest of the world, shipping with tracking included.

My price still may not be the lowest but I'm hoping feedback from my previous customers in this thread, plus the fact that I test all meters I sell, will give my buyers more confidence and make up for the difference. I am also willing to do a simple adjustment on the DCV range against the voltage references I have and an in-cal Agilent 34461A 6.5 digit bench multimeter, to make sure every meter reads as accurately as possible.

Please PM me with your Paypal email address if interested. Thanks for looking!

Cheers,
Franky
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Mafketel on May 21, 2014, 06:26:30 pm
Well I received my $57 meter at home and happy with it.

And I am not sure why u say ppl are selling them for ridiculous prices, cheapest I see on ebay is $55
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on May 21, 2014, 07:01:20 pm
Well I received my $57 meter at home and happy with it.

And I am not sure why u say ppl are selling them for ridiculous prices, cheapest I see on ebay is $55

I think it depends on which market/country you're in. The sellers are usually selective in which countries to sell to at the lower price range. Aliexpress is where the prices are the worst (for sellers) though...

I'm sorry you got one of the last units at the $57 price I was offering. If you need anything from me in the future I'll make sure I give extra discounts or throw in some extra stuff to sweeten the deal :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Bored@Work on May 22, 2014, 06:30:35 am
I think it depends on which market/country you're in.

One thing that makes a bit of a difference for me is the browser configuration. If I put English as the first preferred language in the browser config I get different aBay search results than when I have it as second or third language or not included at all.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: DavrosTheDalek on May 28, 2014, 07:10:58 pm
Just wanted to let everybody know that Franky is great.
I contacted him May 22, and I received the Uni-T yesterday!

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Flump on May 28, 2014, 08:34:44 pm
FRANKY ROCKS!

Mine came yesterday, only took 5 days from HK to here.
For a cheap meter they are very good.

Mine is way more accurate than the meter specs
on resistance and VDC

Franky sort your shop out and list loads more stuff!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 04, 2014, 11:28:38 am
Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank everyone who has bought from me  :-+ Pending payment/shipment of the last 2 units sold last night this sale is now officially over! Thanks again!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: aroby on June 04, 2014, 11:41:17 am
Just wanted to drop a quick note to thank everyone who has bought from me  :-+ Pending payment/shipment of the last 2 units sold last night this sale is now officially over! Thanks again!

Franky, I fear you are known as the UT61E man!  I've bought two of those from you and a variety of leads, so I'm curious what you are going to make your name in next??

Anthony
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Flump on June 04, 2014, 11:57:23 am
so I'm curious what you are going to make your name in next??

Function Generator Man!...dud dud daaaah!


 :-DD
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 04, 2014, 12:27:18 pm

Function Generator Man!...dud dud daaaah!

 :-DD

Speaking of FG I'm actually shopping for one myself :) I just agreed to sell my 1-year-old Rigol DG1022U to a regular customer of mine and am now looking for something of a higher bandwidth.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Flump on June 04, 2014, 04:16:19 pm
I just need a cheapy for learning and messing around with
hoping to find something for around £50 or a bit more.

hope you get a good deal on your new one :)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Creep on June 05, 2014, 02:12:55 am
I was planning to get another UT-61E in the next couple of days. Anything good planned for sale or should I just go ahead and order one from aliexpress?
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 05, 2014, 02:38:50 am
I was planning to get another UT-61E in the next couple of days. Anything good planned for sale or should I just go ahead and order one from aliexpress?

I don't think I will be able to find another DMM that sells as well as the UT61E. It's just unfortunate that other sellers have driven the price down to an unsustainable level :( At its current price, it will be hard to find any equivalent.

Incidentally, I have just posted in a new thread an auction for a manufacturer repaired Brymen BM257. You can have a look at that one too if you're interested. https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-like-new-brymen-bm-257-no-reserve-auction-on-ebay/msg456522 (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fs-like-new-brymen-bm-257-no-reserve-auction-on-ebay/msg456522)
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: shailesh3t on June 05, 2014, 02:57:44 am
Hi just wanted to add Franky - ilovelectronics is  a nice seller , just got my rigol DS 1074Z from him and its working fine and as usual quick shipping
great work and highly recomended++
regards
shailesh
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Creep on June 05, 2014, 03:04:14 am
Wait, he is selling oscilloscopes as well? Where?  Didn't see anything of the sort in the shop... Or was it a one time only thing?
And about the auction: thanks, going to see how high the bid goes.  :-+
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: shailesh3t on June 05, 2014, 03:09:31 am
Hi creep,
its not listed on ebay but u can buy from him and he orders the item required
regards
shailesh
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Creep on June 05, 2014, 03:35:02 am
Thanks for the info, going to keep that in mind when I'm ready to pull the trigger on the DS2072 purchase.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lpc32 on June 05, 2014, 10:36:02 pm
How much was the DS1074Z shipped, if Franky wouldn't mind revealing?

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: shailesh3t on June 06, 2014, 03:04:52 am
Hi , u mean only the price for DS1074 it was about $595 and shipping will depend where u live i guess
regards
shailesh
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lpc32 on June 06, 2014, 05:07:57 am
I know it varies, but I'm curious about shipping too.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 06, 2014, 09:09:18 am
I know it varies, but I'm curious about shipping too.

Hi, yes the scope itself is about $595, shipping does depend a lot on where you live and whether you want it shipped by ordinary Air Parcel or Speedpost/EMS. For Air Parcel most countries would be around $65-70. Speedpost/EMS cost varies widely between different countries though, it could be anywhere between about $95 up to $180.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lpc32 on June 06, 2014, 06:33:11 pm
Thanks.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: peter.mitchell on June 07, 2014, 02:32:42 pm
Hi there franky, I was wondering if you could do a bit of a review/comparison of the different alligator/croc clips you sell on ebay, eg, which ones you like best, which ones are the strongest/feel the best made, that or just post stating which ones you like best is enough, not too concerned about how you attach to the clips, just the clips themselves.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 07, 2014, 03:39:42 pm
Hi there franky, I was wondering if you could do a bit of a review/comparison of the different alligator/croc clips you sell on ebay, eg, which ones you like best, which ones are the strongest/feel the best made, that or just post stating which ones you like best is enough, not too concerned about how you attach to the clips, just the clips themselves.

Sure, I can do that. Will make a post in a separate thread later this weekend. I'm not sure how convincing my words will be as the seller though..LOL!
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: peter.mitchell on June 07, 2014, 05:10:55 pm
Hi there franky, I was wondering if you could do a bit of a review/comparison of the different alligator/croc clips you sell on ebay, eg, which ones you like best, which ones are the strongest/feel the best made, that or just post stating which ones you like best is enough, not too concerned about how you attach to the clips, just the clips themselves.

Sure, I can do that. Will make a post in a separate thread later this weekend. I'm not sure how convincing my words will be as the seller though..LOL!

Thanks, I've bought many alligator clips from many places to only find flimsy construction or obnoxious design; I don't mind paying a bit more for good quality clips. I'm looking for two different types, a set of closed type (where the entire jaws are covered by a boot) and an larger open type, where the jaws are open all the way to the pivot point.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 07, 2014, 07:19:02 pm
Thanks, I've bought many alligator clips from many places to only find flimsy construction or obnoxious design; I don't mind paying a bit more for good quality clips. I'm looking for two different types, a set of closed type (where the entire jaws are covered by a boot) and an larger open type, where the jaws are open all the way to the pivot point.

Never mind creating a new thread, I'll just post a short response here.

My personal favourite are these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171220194350)
They just feel very well made in terms of quality. The spring is not very strong, but it's just the right springiness for me. The only one thing is that they don't have a lot of teeth near the front so depending on what you're trying to grip onto sometimes they may not be the best solution.

I also like these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201061867934 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=201061867934)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171281675000 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171281675000)
I know some people don't like the boots which could slide around sometimes when you try to open the jaws, but it's not a big issue for me. The copper materials used on them are very solid. The springs are also not overly strong.

For use in higher power situations you could try these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200877470970 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200877470970)
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200903199217 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200903199217)
Both of these have very strong springs. You don't want to clip them onto your fingers!

And I must also mention these:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171302315753 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=171302315753)
These Brymen made clips are of really good quality! If you're looking for something to attach to multimeter probe tips these would be the ones I recommend.

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lpc32 on June 08, 2014, 02:50:56 am
iloveelectronics, do you have sources for 230V FX-888D's (or maybe it's a problem because it's a Japanese company)?
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2014, 04:32:04 am
iloveelectronics, do you have sources for 230V FX-888D's (or maybe it's a problem because it's a Japanese company)?

Yes, I do have a few sources for genuine Hakko products. They are 220V rated instead of 230V though, as that's the voltage for China and Hong Kong, and they come with the Chinese style mains plug (very similar to the Aussie one).
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: Creep on June 09, 2014, 09:51:57 am
That should not be an issue using them in Europe though, right? Any information about the prices perhaps?
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 09, 2014, 02:39:25 pm
That should not be an issue using them in Europe though, right? Any information about the prices perhaps?

Yes, I think 220V rated devices should generally work fine in 230V countries. In terms of pricing it would be around $94 before shipping, and shipping (air parcel) would be roughly between $40-60 depending on location. You will probably find much cheaper ones on Aliexpress, etc. but I'm guess many of those would be fakes/clones.
Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: lpc32 on June 09, 2014, 08:02:09 pm
Thanks for the info! I'm pondering if I should order one internationally.

Why aren't you selling these on eBay, BTW? There seem to be a demand for ~230V/50Hz versions, and you have good rep, so it might work despite AliExpress and the US-based sellers of the 120V version.

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the authentic Chinese version is still somewhat different from the EU versions (maybe to reduce costs?). I don't remember where I saw it, though. At least, there seems to be a potential distinction on the power PCB between 220V and 230V (there's 220V, 100/230V, and 110/120/240V?!), but I can't see why 220-240V would be different versions, assuming they're all 50Hz, which is the case in China.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W8i_VMeDOOk/UTdkQM9FURI/AAAAAAAAChk/n4beO-DOeqk/s640/IMGA0283.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-W8i_VMeDOOk/UTdkQM9FURI/AAAAAAAAChk/n4beO-DOeqk/s1600/IMGA0283.jpg)

Title: Re: Brand new Uni-T UT61E for sale
Post by: iloveelectronics on June 10, 2014, 02:07:17 am
Thanks for the info! I'm pondering if I should order one internationally.

Why aren't you selling these on eBay, BTW? There seem to be a demand for ~230V/50Hz versions, and you have good rep, so it might work despite AliExpress and the US-based sellers of the 120V version.

I vaguely recall reading somewhere that the authentic Chinese version is still somewhat different from the EU versions (maybe to reduce costs?). I don't remember where I saw it, though. At least, there seems to be a potential distinction on the power PCB between 220V and 230V (there's 220V, 100/230V, and 110/120/240V?!), but I can't see why 220-240V would be different versions, assuming they're all 50Hz, which is the case in China.

This thread has gone a bit off topic and I've created a new thread for all my future sales related topics: https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/ (https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/franky%27s-sales-thread/)