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Frasers equipment re-homing begins
« on: April 20, 2019, 04:06:05 pm »
I am about to start my major equipment disposal as I have a silly amount of test kit and cannot use it all.

I am thinking of just listing the equipment in a post and inviting offers on it as opposed to researching market values and posting forum friendly prices. Would this type of ‘sale’ be of interest or would members prefer that I list items individually and put an asking price on each ? That is more work for me so I may be less flexible on the asking price.

The equipment will include, but is not limited to,  the following......

Bench and portable DSO’s
Modern Spectrum Analysers including handheld
Signal Generators AF and RF
Function Generators
PC based VNA’s
Frequency counters
RMS Millivolt meters (RF)
VSWR meters (internal oscillator type)
Multimeters. Both Bench and handheld. Many new in boxes
Soldering / desoldering Stations - Weller, PACE etc.
HV probes - Oscilloscope and Multimeter types
Logic Analyzers (compact, not boat anchors !)
Huntron Trackers
Tektronix/Huntron tracker for DSO
CATV/TV spectrum analyzers and test meters
Geiger Counters
RF Transceiver analysers (R&S)
PICO DSO’s, 3 Phase testing and Environmental monitoring systems.
Lab Power Supplies
Bench mounted gooseneck close-up colour cameras (composite video so no image lag)
PCB pre-heaters (Pace)
Boat Radar Systems
Thermal imaging cameras
Non contact professional temperature measurement equipment with logging
CCTV cameras for low light working
Professional lab grade C mount MCP image intensifiers with controllers and camera interface tubes
X-Ray cameras with built in MCP image intensifier
Cased RF amplifiers modules (Mini-Circuits, Avantek etc)  ..... lots !
HF Marine transceivers (unissued units)
HF/VHF and UHF monitoring receivers including IC-R9000’s

There is likely lots more that I cannot remember. Most is modern and none is boat anchor sized or valve based. It has all got to go.

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2019, 04:08:44 pm »
The Unhoarding begins!

Trying a more casual approach sounds like a good experiment to be sure.
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2019, 04:23:49 pm »
That is what I thought. I am wanting this to be as pain free as possible for all concerned but especially me  ;D

I need to dispose of all the excess kit in a sensible manner without giving myself a burn-out in the process. If I list it all and invite offers of interest then I can discuss fine detail with interested parties in slower time.
Some kit may be of little interest to forum members so no point in lots of research and detailed listings for no good reason.

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2019, 04:24:02 pm »
Wow, just the overview is quite a list. I say give your proposed approach a try and then adjust your method as needed/wanted.

All the best on the TE re-homing project, Fraser. :-+
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2019, 04:26:10 pm »
Serious question...where the bloody hell do you store all of your stuff?!  I've barely got room for a soldering iron.
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2019, 04:40:15 pm »
Very few members except dealers will be both interested in bidding on, and have the cash available for the contents of an over-equipped workshop as a single lot.   The specialist items outside their usual business will basically be considered at scrap value.    IMHO if you don't want to go fully down the individual item route, you at least need to break it up into reasonable size lots for someone starting out or upgrading, and group related specialist items in separate lots.

e.g. bundle:
* beginner-friendly lots: a reasonable DSO, couple of multimeters, signal generator, bench PSU and a basic soldering station.
* Full rework setup lot:  High end soldering/desoldering stations, board preheater, gooseneck inspection camera, (+ monitor if available)
&etc.

Also, location, Location, *LOCATION*.   A lot of the stuff would be a real PITA to pack for courier delivery if you didn't hoard the original boxes and packaging + expensive to ship, so you'll get better offers 'buyer collects' from locals, and less work for you.   At the very least you'll need to disclose your nearest major city, and your general availability for buyers to collect.
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2019, 04:44:30 pm »
Icom R9000 - so cool!!!
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2019, 05:27:07 pm »
The Unhoarding begins!

Trying a more casual approach sounds like a good experiment to be sure.

Unhoarding?  I've seen the TEA thread, this is just a rehoarding  :D


I'd certainly be interested in seeing some stuff, but with the international shipping it could be more challenging.  Maybe something like offering up known-choicer bits individually and then offering the big deals for those who can pickup locally or who can be shipped to inexpensively?  Since it's more modern gear, at least international shipping is possible, but if you have a bunch of smaller things (like the RF amps), maybe small lots where you just throw a half dozen together and take a picture would keep the shipping cost/posting effort to a minimum while still getting  a good amount of stuff moved.

There are a lot of ways to approach it, but it sounds like it could be a lot of effort to post about and ship, so maybe giving the edge to someone who can show up with a car would be simpler for you.
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2019, 05:28:02 pm »
Hi.

Just posting to get automatic notificatons.

Fraser has a great amount of cool stuff! And I absolutely love to read his tear-downs and repairs.

Fraser - I sincerly wish you success in seeling your surplus equipment. I know this can be hard - I never sold any device I own. But I wish I would be able to do so...

Take it slow and sell without pain.

Regards,
Vitor

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2019, 05:45:17 pm »
I may be interested in some of the RF stuff, particularly if there's a ~3GHz spectrum analyser for a reasonable price
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2019, 05:52:13 pm »
Icom R9000 - so cool!!!
I always wanted one, built in spectrum analyser.  Cost a small fortune and were basically designed/priced for government work. 
Problem is they don't appear to have aged well since they were state of the art 30 years ago.  Still want one, but maybe when I retire and have the means to make proper use of one. [emoji848]
 

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 05:52:54 pm »
The Unhoarding begins!

Trying a more casual approach sounds like a good experiment to be sure.

Unhoarding?  I've seen the TEA thread, this is just a rehoarding  :D

It's certainly a TEA enabling. :D

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maybe giving the edge to someone who can show up with a car would be simpler for you.

Now that sounds like TEA to me. Volume buying.
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« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2019, 06:06:06 pm »
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There's no point in showing up with a car when you can show up with a hi-roof van or a box truck!
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 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
 
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2019, 06:07:00 pm »
That's a pretty amazing list. Adding this to watch the thread.

Fraser, do you want PMs about particular categories?  I will be interested in some of the smaller gear (like a VNA) as long as shipping to the US isn't prohibitive.   
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2019, 06:09:40 pm »
Aaand subscribed.

Interested in SA and monitoring receivers and R&S CMU :)
 

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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2019, 06:14:11 pm »
Just to clear up any confusion. I am not selling it as one huge lot 😄

I just want the easiest way to sell the stuff. Often buyers already know exactly what the kit is, it’s realistic value and how much they want to pay. I am not intending to auction the stuff to the highest bidder or silly stuff like that. It will just be a list...... a very long list ! of equipment that needs a new home. The items are for individual sale or may be combined into one ‘lot’ by a buyer wanting to make a combined lot offer. That does not mean I am giving it away for free though as I need to recover some of the investment where able. To make price expectations clear. I have been very lucky to buy some great kit at sensible prices over the years. Such as two very nice condition Advantest 3132 3GHz colour LCD screen Spectrum Analyzers that I bought for £700 and serviced. I will sell them at similar prices as I am not looking to fleece anyone. As stated, I cannot afford to give good stuff away, but I am friendly and more than happy to discuss ‘package deals’ . Collection in person is fine and would attract a ‘convenience discount’ :) (no packing for me to do)

Hope this makes the situation clear. I could dump it all on eBay but I said some time ago I would offer it in the forum first and not at eBay silly prices either. eBay is the backstop option though.

I will begin compiling the list of equipment and posting it in the forum for members to scrutinise. If something takes a persons fancy, a quick message to me will receive a friendly response and more information where needed.

And for that forum member who liked the IC-R9000 ...... I have two to rehome and they will be a bargain for someone. They are very special units that were improved by a professional communications equipment supplier, not your common R9000 😉 Cost a small fortune new and still command high prices on eBay. As stated though, they will be rehomed at a very friendly price as I no longer need them. This is just a single example of what we are dealing with here...... lots and lots of test and radio equipment I never use and that needs a new home 🙂

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« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2019, 06:17:41 pm »
Announced in the TEA thread. ;)
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2019, 06:32:19 pm »
Bitseeker,

That is like waving a cigarette under the nose of a reformed smoker.... you are so cruel 😄

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2019, 06:37:22 pm »
Icom R9000 - so cool!!!

I still have one, bought new in Japan where they were almost affordable ;) Not fired up in years so I guess I should try it out and see if it still lives.
Also subscribed now!!
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2019, 06:40:13 pm »
Waiting for the list. Though my lab is full, one never knows.
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2019, 06:42:48 pm »
Bitseeker,

That is like waving a cigarette under the nose of a reformed smoker.... you are so cruel

Fraser

I know. Life's hard. ;D

However, TEA homes are good homes for orphaned equipment. :-+
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2019, 06:48:00 pm »
Just in case anyone is concerned.

I have asked, and received, Dave’s permission to list a lot of used equipment on this Buy/Sell section of the forum. I would never abuse his hospitality on the forum.

Fraser
 
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2019, 08:00:50 pm »
Do you have a more specific list?
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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2019, 08:03:38 pm »
Wow... Two IC-R9000...  :P
And enhanced?
Definitely interested...

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Re: Frasers equipment disposal begins
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2019, 08:18:13 pm »
Crispus et al,

As previously stated, this thread was a question about whether to just produce a long list of available equipment, or list it separately with lots of detail per unit. I am hoping to go with a long list in the first instance so I only have to document equipment of interest to a potential buyer. The list will be very long and take some time to create. I may release it in instalments as I work my way through the masses of equipment that I am disposing of. I have a garage, lab, shed, second shed, Office, spare room and attic to work through !

I cannot start detailing individual equipments until,I have a decent list released as I will focus on that first. Do not underestimate the task ahead of me.... we are talking serious amounts of equipment and very little is old enough for me to just chuck in the bin as ‘not worth the effort’. I have already binned most of the old kit in previous sort outs when I was trying to compress the amount of storage I needed.

The list creation begins tomorrow. Each entry will detail the following information:

Manufacturer
Model Number
Condition
Number of available units
Any special comments

Photography is a PITA so will be provided when a serious offer is under discussion. The equipments specifications etc will be easily found on the internet for those willing to make the effort. Where not available, I will see if I can help.

Watch this space

Fraser
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