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Offline Shadetreeprops

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #75 on: February 25, 2016, 06:32:30 am »
Amazing what you find in the dumpster these days:



no need to crack this open to see Engineering porn...wow that is one lovely looking machine compared to the ones i have seen the last few years. they are some real dumpers compaired to that beauty.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #76 on: February 25, 2016, 01:34:34 pm »
Ok, so now that we know Dave took the scope out of the box and turned it on... can it be declared second-hand? That would make the declared price (and therefore taxes) much lower  ;D
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #77 on: February 25, 2016, 02:15:51 pm »
Amazing what you find in the dumpster these days:


DAMN That is a beautiful scope.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #78 on: February 25, 2016, 02:29:10 pm »
Hohoho, bizarre!
I hope I will win it to scare mi children ;)

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #79 on: February 25, 2016, 02:49:49 pm »
looks great, but sadly no color coding on inputs..
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #80 on: February 25, 2016, 03:29:13 pm »
...instead of a cal cert, you get a peice of paper saying "Within a bee's dick... She'll be right mate!"
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #81 on: February 25, 2016, 03:55:18 pm »
Or that the right tongue angle have been used ...
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #82 on: February 25, 2016, 04:51:00 pm »
Amazing what you find in the dumpster these days:

:scared: :clap: So beautiful, it brings a tear to my eye  :'( (but a happy tear)
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #83 on: February 25, 2016, 06:12:09 pm »
Amazing what you find in the dumpster these days:


Assumed it is a 15k$ scope and the import taxes are 25% ... I guess I could afford to enter the contest, but I probably won't because I probably wouldn't be able to pay the cost of servicing the scope if I managed to break it (not that I ever broke an instrument before). It'd instantly turn into a 4k$ brick on my table top if anything failed after a year's warrantee :-\

There'll be other contests for me to enter.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #84 on: February 25, 2016, 06:30:30 pm »
Or that the right tongue angle have been used ...
They should have an extra menu to adjust this....
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #85 on: February 25, 2016, 06:43:30 pm »
Just try the Agilent Easter Egg.   :-DD
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #86 on: February 25, 2016, 09:13:22 pm »
Or that the right tongue angle have been used ...
They should have an extra menu to adjust this....

They do. After enabling it, you use Vertical Position knob #1. That's why there's a Dave icon next to it.
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #87 on: February 26, 2016, 02:51:28 pm »
@Daniel: The Netherlands is not in the list of elegible countries. Any chance to include us?

I've noticed over the past few years that The Netherlands is sometimes included, sometimes not. For example the 'small' Benchvue Sweepstakes in februari 2015 (where the 1st prize was a small set of bench instruments, the 2nd prize were 34461A's) did include the Netherlands. Instead the larger one "Ultimate Dream Bench Sweepstakes" running over most of 2015 with a monthly 34470A winner and a huge set of instruments in the 1st and 2nd prize categories did not include the Netherlands. I was unable to find any difference in the rules and regulations between the two indicating why.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2016, 07:01:20 pm »
...instead of a cal cert, you get a peice of paper saying "Within a bee's dick... She'll be right mate!"
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2016, 09:35:05 pm »
@Daniel: The Netherlands is not in the list of elegible countries. Any chance to include us?

I've noticed over the past few years that The Netherlands is sometimes included, sometimes not. For example the 'small' Benchvue Sweepstakes in februari 2015 (where the 1st prize was a small set of bench instruments, the 2nd prize were 34461A's) did include the Netherlands. Instead the larger one "Ultimate Dream Bench Sweepstakes" running over most of 2015 with a monthly 34470A winner and a huge set of instruments in the 1st and 2nd prize categories did not include the Netherlands. I was unable to find any difference in the rules and regulations between the two indicating why.

I don't know the specifics for the Netherlands.  But given your data point, it's likely something to do with total prize value (in the case of Scope Month, $500k USD).
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #90 on: February 26, 2016, 10:30:00 pm »
I get the impression that if Keysight (or any other organisation) wanted a broader range of countries within the scope of eligibility, the compliance costs would probably outweigh the prize value (which is expressed in retail dollars) so the real cost to the promoter would be even less.

Just unwieldy overheads caused by our legislators looking after us.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2016, 10:32:19 pm by Brumby »
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2016, 08:53:52 pm »
@Daniel: The Netherlands is not in the list of elegible countries. Any chance to include us?

I've noticed over the past few years that The Netherlands is sometimes included, sometimes not. For example the 'small' Benchvue Sweepstakes in februari 2015 (where the 1st prize was a small set of bench instruments, the 2nd prize were 34461A's) did include the Netherlands. Instead the larger one "Ultimate Dream Bench Sweepstakes" running over most of 2015 with a monthly 34470A winner and a huge set of instruments in the 1st and 2nd prize categories did not include the Netherlands. I was unable to find any difference in the rules and regulations between the two indicating why.

I don't know the specifics for the Netherlands.  But given your data point, it's likely something to do with total prize value (in the case of Scope Month, $500k USD).

Geezz  :scared:

If i won the grand price , i'd have to pay 4.2% duty of the 500K$ value & then 25% VAT on top of the total value.
That would be ~30% of 500K$  just to get the stuff into DK  :scared: :scared:

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #92 on: February 27, 2016, 09:46:48 pm »
I for one would begrudgingly be happy to give my HMRC overlords my 20% pound of flesh if I won such a fine instrument! ;)

Or I would just shove it through my company and the VAT issue becomes moot.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #93 on: March 01, 2016, 01:55:51 am »
Was Dave not worth the trouble of swapping the white pellets for black in their injection molding machine? :box:
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #94 on: March 01, 2016, 05:10:51 am »
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Daniel, would a winner have an option to choose a lower cost scope and have test equipment worth the difference donated to a school?
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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2016, 05:23:59 am »
Australia specifically has very, very complex regulations and a very long registration process with the local government.  We definitely wanted to include Australia, we just couldn't do it in a legally compliant way.
Man, that's a real shame. Either way, kudos for doing this.

Also, good luck to those who are eligible. You lucky bastards.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #96 on: March 01, 2016, 05:47:52 am »
Australia specifically has very, very complex regulations and a very long registration process with the local government.  We definitely wanted to include Australia, we just couldn't do it in a legally compliant way.
Man, that's a real shame. Either way, kudos for doing this.
Also, good luck to those who are eligible. You lucky bastards.

Aussies can enter the forum giveaway
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #97 on: March 01, 2016, 06:24:13 am »
...instead of a cal cert, you get a peice of paper saying "Within a bee's dick... She'll be right mate!"

Oh, no, Dave's gear must be able to do half a bee's dick. Especially if the tongue is at the right angle  :-DD
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #98 on: March 01, 2016, 07:13:00 am »
looks great, but sadly no color coding on inputs..

Neshi does have a point, there doesn't appear to be any form of color/channel identifier... but I'd be willing to suffer lol.
 

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Re: Keysight Scope Giveaway
« Reply #99 on: March 01, 2016, 09:38:58 am »
Shouldn't www.keysight.com/scopemonth be working now? It's after midnight PST on 1st. I'm getting a 404.
 


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