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Offline Decapitator

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Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« on: June 01, 2020, 11:41:07 pm »
I came across a handful of of eBay listings that may be of interest to members who live in the Santa Barbara, California area. Local pickups only.

A few examples include:

POWER DESIGNS MODEL 4005 Opening bid $1, No bids yet https://www.ebay.com/itm/164221937887

VARIAC W5MT AUTO TRANSFORMER Opening bid $0.99 One bid so far. https://www.ebay.com/itm/164222005326

FLUKE 853A MULTIMETER Opening bid $0.99 No bids yet. https://www.ebay.com/itm/164221999280

ELECTRO-MATIC PRODUCTS MODEL 127 VOLT TESTER Opening bid $0.99 No bids yet. Judging from the dial plate, I suspect that this is a small Variac based DC power supply with a meter. https://www.ebay.com/itm/164221999279

Check the seller's other items. There's lots more.
 

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 12:21:29 am »
Where does it say these are being sold by an "ex"?

On Ebay there is no need at all to bid early. Let's not start another thread about the psychology of bidding on Ebay. If someone is richer and/or more desperate a lower bid is gonna lose no matter when it was put in.

On Ebay and especially in America everything finds a final bid price that reflects the market. It's only when there is a chance only one person is interested that a low start price can bite you. I imagine that is less common in a place like America. In Australia yeah for sure you need to be sure you'll get two people to fight over it.

I picked up over twenty years of Electronics Australia magazines for $5.50.  That was a daughter selling her fathers stuff. She just wanted the house cleared so she could sell that.
 

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Re: Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2020, 12:45:12 am »
Where does it say these are being sold by an "ex"?

I picked up over twenty years of Electronics Australia magazines for $5.50.  That was a daughter selling her fathers stuff. She just wanted the house cleared so she could sell that.
I agree. Seems more like someone is selling stuff from a family member which passed away. Starting at $1 is a good strategy to get a reasonable price and move stuff quickly.
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2020, 01:15:07 am »
Go to https://SBSOS.care/shop  and look under 'Electronics'.  You'll see what they are expecting to get for these items.   :-DD
They're some kind of estate sale agent and they clearly either have no idea how to use eBay for these things or they are lazy

Unfortunately for them, I don't see a single thing that would merit a drive to Santa Barbara even at $0.99.
 

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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2020, 03:17:54 am »
Go to https://SBSOS.care/shop  and look under 'Electronics'.  You'll see what they are expecting to get for these items.   :-DD
They're some kind of estate sale agent and they clearly either have no idea how to use eBay for these things or they are lazy

Unfortunately for them, I don't see a single thing that would merit a drive to Santa Barbara even at $0.99.

The Teks are nice. I would totally drive from here to there if they were asking that price in my currency.
 

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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2020, 03:53:28 am »
That all looks like nice vintage gear, but without an actual knowledgeable person inspecting it, it does seem way overpriced (or just junk if it doesn't work and FUBAR).
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2020, 04:55:16 am »
I dunno what makes you suspect an ex is selling this stuff. I wouldn't expect more than one bid on something before the final day unless it's something highly desirable that gets a lot of traffic and starts a bidding war. I never bid on anything until right before the end, there's no point, it just dares somebody to bid more than they had originally planned. All the real action almost always happens right at the end.

Also that stuff looks like it's local pickup only which severely limits the number of interested parties, especially when there's a pandemic going on. Even if I wanted some of it I couldn't get it.
 
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2020, 02:12:01 pm »
Video of the lab a lot of the items are from:
"Lab- oscillators and related equipment SALE. Home lab contents of physicist specializing in high voltage pulse oscillators (Instrument Research Company, Santa Barbara)."

The music doesn't help AT ALL to make this other than very sad.
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2020, 04:03:38 pm »
Out of all that stuff, there's only one thing I wish I had.  I wish I had a BASEMENT!
 

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2020, 05:51:06 pm »
Out of all that stuff, there's only one thing I wish I had.  I wish I had a BASEMENT!

Make sure you wish for one with proper drainage.
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« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2020, 06:00:28 pm »
Out of all that stuff, there's only one thing I wish I had.  I wish I had a BASEMENT!

And something other than a dirt floor and one with adequate headroom.  After growing up in a basement shop where I could only stand up between rafters and where there was lots of plumbing and ductwork below rafter level I know that all basements are not created equal.
 

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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2020, 03:10:16 am »
Where does it say these are being sold by an "ex"?

I picked up over twenty years of Electronics Australia magazines for $5.50.  That was a daughter selling her fathers stuff. She just wanted the house cleared so she could sell that.
I agree. Seems more like someone is selling stuff from a family member which passed away. Starting at $1 is a good strategy to get a reasonable price and move stuff quickly.


   The fact that they seem to only want to sell to someone that can pick it up locally is going to KILL the value of these items. The entire advantage of E-bay is that you can sell to a world wide or at least country wide market.  Local pickup complete negates that advantage. They'd be better to sell it on Craigslist. At least then they wouldn't have to pay E-bay and Pay_Pal's fees or have to worry that the buyer would complain and Ebay take their money back.  The other thing that kills the value of old equipment is not be willing or able to test it and giving some kind of assurance that it works. This stuff could turn out to be nothing more than a boat anchor.

   Did anyone notice that the power supply seems to be missing it's top case and the wires are running into the inside of the PS?  It certainly needs more/better pictures!
 

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Re: Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2020, 05:00:46 am »
No, they appear to be just random wires they last used coiled up into a caddy (for something else) at the top.
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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2020, 10:26:52 pm »

   The fact that they seem to only want to sell to someone that can pick it up locally is going to KILL the value of these items. The entire advantage of E-bay is that you can sell to a world wide or at least country wide market.

My point exactly. Only about an hour left to go. Hopefully someone here can pick up something they can use.
 

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Re: Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 10:50:37 pm »
By the way, item # 164221999278, listed as
  Capacitors HV200-152M
  (we have 10 available)
  8lbs each, 4.5 x 3.75 x 8.25

Are actually very nice 115VAC input, 20KV 1.5mA output HV transformers.
The listing doesn't specify if the bid is for one or all 10.

If I could afford the shipping to Oz I'd buy all of them.
Sigh. But I could afford shipping on a couple of them. Probably would have snipe-won, except since the listing mentions "10 available" but seemed to be for one. So in the snipe bid I set Qty: 2. Result: the snipe bid was bounced by ebay as invalid. So someone got one (or 10?) for 99c.

Annnnd.... on the Tek 7104 scope I was way outbid.
164222007604 TEKTRONIX 7104 OSCILLOSCOPE LOT
Top 3 bids:
0***6  (124   feedback score: 124)    $322.00   3 Jun 2020 at 7:05:34PM PDT
6***6  (1518 feedback score: 1518)  $317.00   3 Jun 2020 at 7:05:33PM PDT
guy_d  (696   feedback score: 696)    $123.21   3 Jun 2020 at 7:05:32PM PDT  me

Oh well. I knew a bid needed to be $200+ to have any chance, but I'm broke again atm.


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Re: Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2020, 06:49:13 am »
Wow, this one was surprising.
164222007606   TEKTRONIX 519  (very early Tek oscilloscope) 
Winning bid: US $1,300.00

Apparently quite a collectible.

Most of the rest went for steal prices. Except the 7104, sob.

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Re: Don't let your ex sell your stuff on eBay
« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2020, 06:57:23 am »
Wasn't there someone giving away a whole pile of Tek 7000 stuff just a couple months ago? It's one of my favorite analog scopes ever but they're just too big and I have no actual need for one. I'm surprised it went for that much even given the size and limited market.

The early Tek scope is surprising too, I'm sure it must be quite rare though.
 

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« Reply #17 on: June 04, 2020, 07:41:18 am »
Wasn't there someone giving away a whole pile of Tek 7000 stuff just a couple months ago?

If there was, I missed it. Darn.

For the record, and anyone googling 'how to give away Tek 7000 gear', I'm still collecting that stuff. USA or Australia.


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It's one of my favorite analog scopes ever but they're just too big and I have no actual need for one.

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I'm surprised it went for that much even given the size and limited market.

For a Tek 7104, with 4 nice plugins, I'm not at all surprised by the price. Just the plugins set would typically go for more than that. But the 7104 is very special. Look it up.

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The early Tek scope is surprising too, I'm sure it must be quite rare though.

I thought I was a Tek scopes fan, but I'd never even heard of that one.
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