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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 06:30:02 am »
I did not know this!

But it's two days down already ... Would there be anything worthwhile left?
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 03:14:46 am »
The big question is, did they have anything worthwhile to start with?
Not easy, not hard, just need to be incentivised.
 
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 04:29:40 am »
The big question is, did they have anything worthwhile to start with?

THAT is the very question that has been playing on my mind ever since I found out about the exercise.

It must be a difficult one to answer in the affirmative - as I still haven't made the trip, despite having the time. 

Somehow I think I won't be....
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 09:26:29 am »
I saw the announcement but assumed it was just a the usual sales promo thing, didn't know it was actual crap in the warehouse!
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 09:28:21 am »
The big question is, did they have anything worthwhile to start with?

Probably similar stuff to what they have had at the HAM fest in previous years. Usually it's returned items, some faulty stuff etc, mostly consumer/car audio stuff. I wasn't impressed by prices when I saw them then. They did half all prices in the last hour` before the show closed though I think.

EDIT: Just actually read it and it seems to be all faulty stuff?
I might go now, could be some repair videos in that lot?
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2016, 11:51:54 am »
There is certainly faulty stuff on offer - but in the heading the following can be found:
"OVER STOCK + REFURBISHED STOCK + SECONDS STOCK + RETURNED STOCK"
So it would seem there will be other stuff that may not have problems aside from cosmetic.



I was wondering about turning up for the last hour....
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2016, 01:03:15 pm »
Fair enough.

I just have to make sure I spend wisely - which might mean spending nothing.
 
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2016, 12:43:26 am »
I went this morning and   :-+
All the faulty stuff is $5, but I got mine for $1ea  ;D
You have to go around the back the warehouse, not the front tent which is new stuff.
Video uploading now, but from home so will take a while.

Faulty soldering stations, switchmode PSU, inverters, tons of security and A/V gear, sine wave petrol generators, quadcopters, countless other stuff.
Was pretty much chaos with people carting away pallets and trolley loads full of stuff.
 
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2016, 01:06:25 am »
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2016, 02:53:06 am »
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Faulty soldering stations, switchmode PSU, inverters, tons of security and A/V gear, sine wave petrol generators, quadcopters, countless other stuff.
Was pretty much chaos with people carting away pallets and trolley loads full of stuff. 
Well then, you had MUCH better deals than our Labtam auction. Hope you scored well.
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2016, 04:40:51 am »
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2016, 04:41:55 am »
I'm sure there will be a ton of stuff left over, they can't give away the stereo amps and turnables etc.
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2016, 04:53:23 am »
...I got mine for $1ea ...

But what did you get ??
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2016, 05:37:16 am »
Bugger, I would have been more than content with just the outside case of one of those power supplies let alone the rest of the stuff, and the handle assemblies on those solder stations are $30 alone, also those  :blah: :blah: :blah:.

I'm drooling again like a mongrel mutt.     ;D :P
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2016, 06:10:18 am »
I went.

$100 budget.  $50 spent.

I got there about 1:30 and managed to find a couple of things that I thought might be worth the risk...

Now I just have to add them onto the list of things to fix  :-[.


There was still a decent pile of turntables (ones with amp and speakers) when I was there - and they were flogging them off for $1 each.  I saw one guy going through a few of them trying to find one without a warped platter - but it seemed this was a consistent fault.
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2016, 07:17:01 am »
I've just been looking at some of those power supplies on their site and they are big bucks, speaking of which did anybody score any of these things below or did Dave take the entire pallet load.

Flux Caps.
http://www.jaycar.com.au/flux-capacitor/p/OUTATIME
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2016, 07:34:20 am »
I did not see any power supplies when I was there.  It's possible there might have been a couple buried under the debris field of boxes, packaging and gear that I came across - but I suspect they would have been cleaned out by the time I got there.
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2016, 11:52:45 am »
Reading this thread it seems like Jaycar has found an excellent way to get rid of their e-waste and have people pay for it.
There are small lies, big lies and then there is what is on the screen of your oscilloscope.
 
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2016, 02:21:29 pm »
I'm wondering how much of the junk people bought will end up to be used? Most of the stuff I bought in similar sales got chucked out unused over the past decades. Storage also costs money. How sensible is it to spend a couple of hundred on an Ikea closet, shelves and parts bins to store parts you will probably never use? Let alone the money spend on rent or mortgage for your home.
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2016, 03:57:49 pm »
I'm wondering how much of the junk people bought will end up to be used?

This is the question that I kept at the forefront of my thinking when scouting around.  At $5 a piece for a range of things, there was a lot that would have tempted me 20 years ago - but not today.  The things I did get had specific potential purposes.  Whether they are realised will depend on my success in getting adequately functional units.

This will be very much of a lottery - but there is the possibility that there may be no fault - or one that is inconsequential.  For items with faults that do impede functionality, the hope is that it will be reasonably easy to repair.  If not, then for the money spent, it's no great loss.
 

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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2016, 09:43:20 pm »
On Dave's video I noticed they had a whole stack of generators. For $5 (or less) each you could buy 10, fix them and probably end up with 7 or 8 working ones. Jaycar seems to sell then over AUS $900 so I'm wondering why nobody has picked them up to make a quick buck.
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2016, 11:57:09 pm »
There were a few people there that appeared to be doing exactly that - but mainly with electronics only goods.  I don't think the mechanically AND electronically minded customers were in abundance.

When I left, there were still a few of the generators left.

I could have grabbed a few and done that - but I limited myself to personal use only.  I would not want to take on selling a product that would seem to have 'issues'.
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Re: FS (AU Sydney only) Jaycar warehouse clearance sale now on 22-25th Sept.
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2016, 12:16:10 am »
I did not see any power supplies when I was there.  It's possible there might have been a couple buried under the debris field of boxes, packaging and gear that I came across - but I suspect they would have been cleaned out by the time I got there.

I went back later and all the PSU's were gone.
 


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