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Is £80ish for a Fluke 87 a bad deal?

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mianchen:
I've been watching Fluke 87s (87, 87III, 87V etc) on eBay.co.uk recently and noticed a few didn't even sell at £80ish price. The meters looked ok from pictures. I was quite tempted to buy a 87III but didn't think I'd need it for my hobbyist level requirement. Maybe I should get one? You can't really do much with £80 these days.

retiredcaps:

--- Quote from: mianchen on September 04, 2012, 06:13:17 am ---I was quite tempted to buy a 87III but didn't think I'd need it for my hobbyist level requirement. Maybe I should get one? You can't really do much with £80 these days.

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1) Have a read at the following thread

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fluke-87v-going-~-100-free-post-scam/

2) What are your requirements?  Do you need True RMS, backlight, data logging, etc?

3) I don't know what your ebay market is like, but for $125 CDN, I can get some quality multimeters (yes plural) including brand names like Fluke, UEI, Amprobe, Meterman, just to name a few.

mianchen:

--- Quote from: retiredcaps on September 04, 2012, 06:18:27 am ---
--- Quote from: mianchen on September 04, 2012, 06:13:17 am ---I was quite tempted to buy a 87III but didn't think I'd need it for my hobbyist level requirement. Maybe I should get one? You can't really do much with £80 these days.

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1) Have a read at the following thread

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/fluke-87v-going-~-100-free-post-scam/

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 :) I started this thread. Sorry I'd have mentioned that those meters were used not the too-good-to-be-true BNIB 87V's from Hong Kong.


--- Quote ---2) What are your requirements?  Do you need True RMS, backlight, data logging, etc?

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I'm still building up my lab, so I was buying it for 'the future' really. If it's a 'good deal' then I'd add to the shopping list :) The reason I'm asking is that I'm not quite sure if a used Fluke is worth buying or should I pay a bit (lot) more for a new one when I need it?


--- Quote ---3) I don't know what your ebay market is like, but for $125 CDN, I can get some quality multimeters (yes plural) including brand names like Fluke, UEI, Amprobe, Meterman, just to name a few.

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This thing here is quite expensive, and new Fluke 87V ranges from £180 - 500 on eBay. I know you can get much cheaper test gear in US and maybe Canada, but the postage to Europe is quite high.

T4P:
Can you try out a UT61E? They are pretty good meters, with good probes to boot.
It's NOTHING like the other UT61's

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