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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 01:01:33 am »
I keep seeing auctions like this in other countries.  Does the buyer have to arrange for pickup and shipping or is there a separate company that would take care of that for a fee?

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 01:58:17 am »
I keep seeing auctions like this in other countries.  Does the buyer have to arrange for pickup and shipping or is there a separate company that would take care of that for a fee?

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Depends on the auction house; PP doesn't, Rapid does.

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2018, 02:54:45 am »
I keep seeing auctions like this in other countries.  Does the buyer have to arrange for pickup and shipping or is there a separate company that would take care of that for a fee?

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You can see if there is a local pack and ship store that can arrange shipping, but that can get pricey. Usually the auctioneer will provide some references for local pack/ship companies.
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2018, 03:31:57 am »
I used to live in Cambridge, now I'm the other side of the country.
The temptation of a bargain is slightly diminished by the high hassle factor - can only collect on weekdays with 48 hours notice.

Also with 15% buyers fee plus 20% VAT need to add about 40% to the bid price and allow for the time and cost of driving to Cambridge.

It is really only worth bidding if you're going to get a car load and flog some of it on ebay. Three years ago I could have just nipped out in my lunch time. :'(
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2018, 06:46:46 am »
I'm in Cambridge, but a quick scan through there isn't anything I could make use of, typical.
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2018, 07:01:20 am »
I'm in Cambridge, but a quick scan through there isn't anything I could make use of, typical.
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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2018, 05:34:18 am »
Hi folks,

Is anybody here going after their scores from the auction?

I participated in the auction, but didn't get anything that I really wanted from Keithley instruments. And the only thing that I got was 500VA isolation transformer.

Unfortunately I realize that it just isn't reasonable to ship just this single item to my country.

If anybody's interested in it, give me a PM.

Cheers,
Zigmars

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2018, 07:58:17 am »
Depends on the auction house; PP doesn't, Rapid does.

Who are "Rapid"? Maybe I didn't Google it well enough, but I can't find this. Is it a UK auction house?

PP has some great stuff on there but the inconvenience of having to collect it from somewhere inevitably a long way off during work hours makes it pretty much unusable for me.
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2018, 09:10:18 am »
Depends on the auction house; PP doesn't, Rapid does.

Who are "Rapid"? Maybe I didn't Google it well enough, but I can't find this. Is it a UK auction house?

PP has some great stuff on there but the inconvenience of having to collect it from somewhere inevitably a long way off during work hours makes it pretty much unusable for me.

Ramco, not rapid. :(
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 09:12:30 am by tggzzz »
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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 09:20:05 am »
Got it, thanks
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 09:25:21 pm »
Hi folks,

Is anybody here going after their scores from the auction?

I participated in the auction, but didn't get anything that I really wanted from Keithley instruments. And the only thing that I got was 500VA isolation transformer.

Unfortunately I realize that it just isn't reasonable to ship just this single item to my country.

If anybody's interested in it, give me a PM.

Cheers,
Zigmars

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Hi to all,

Zigmars - I'm going Friday morning to collect what I've bought. I haven't manage to get what I really wanted but I did get something and I'm going to collect. It is a 50 minutes drive one way for me.
 

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Re: UK test gear auction
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2018, 11:46:27 pm »
Thanks for the offer silverslingshot  :) , but I already got a helping hand from another forum member. So my problem is solved.
 


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