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Offline notfaded1

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #25 on: September 26, 2019, 12:51:53 pm »
Lol I want one and I don't even know what it is now... I've got a test gear problem I think.

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #26 on: September 26, 2019, 01:01:29 pm »
Lol I want one and I don't even know what it is now... I've got a test gear problem I think.

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #27 on: September 26, 2019, 01:12:38 pm »
Sooo, any update on the mysterious item ? :-)
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #28 on: September 26, 2019, 01:55:08 pm »
Or could it be that Dave is just fooling us? Like sellers who try to trick people to buy junk with the same method Dave uses in his first post?  :-DD
The white van forum multimeter scam :D
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« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2019, 02:43:52 pm »
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2019, 04:14:35 pm »
Dave,

I am always interested in adding new toys to my bench, as long as I don't already own it.  Keep us posted, perhaps PM all the ones who has responded with interest with more detail when you are ready to share it.

Any type of FLIR would be of particular interest as I don't own one yet.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2019, 04:15:44 pm »
FLIR count me in.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2019, 04:44:32 pm »
I am interested, I'll take two :)
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2019, 04:57:08 pm »
It's curious, even without having an idea of what it is, I'm very interested...

 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #34 on: September 26, 2019, 05:00:40 pm »
Should really have an easy, and automated, way to subscribe to the special section. I won't sign up for patreon my details are enough places as is.
 

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« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2019, 05:13:15 pm »
I'm too much interested: tonight will stay asleep, searching the Net for being thesecond one to discover this gem... :=\ :=\ :=\ :=\
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2019, 05:19:16 pm »


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« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2019, 06:09:45 pm »
Sounds intriguing.

Naturally since Dave posted this, I had to check it wasn't April 1st
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2019, 08:17:10 pm »
Sounds intriguing.

Naturally since Dave posted this, I had to check it wasn't April 1st

It's always april's 1st somewhere  :-DD
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #39 on: September 26, 2019, 10:54:35 pm »
Could be the AIMO AMP x1 combined multimeter / calibrator, usually going around 200...250USD, but a knock-off can apparently be found for <10USD.

I may be completely wrong, though  8). Also on some of the photos of the knock-off, the screen contens appears rather dodgy.

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Couldn't resist ordering one to try.. I would be surprised if even a knockoff can be built for $9 though (assuming it has the same functionality).
A lot of people ordered (180+) but no reviews as of yet.

edit: the numbers add up, $10 sell price * 20 = $200 (retail price).
edit2: the shipping thing should be a red herring, if the weight or size goes over a certain amount they might have it switch to DHL/etc. Can always make multiple purchases.
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2019, 11:21:32 pm »
Could be... more than 2 rise the postage to >70€

For 10€ i will try...
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2019, 12:14:06 am »
Couldn't resist ordering one to try..

As per the YT video link i posted, at least make sure your antivirus is up to date!
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2019, 12:25:36 am »
Couldn't resist ordering one to try..

As per the YT video link i posted, at least make sure your antivirus is up to date!

It could be a false positive.

I've just started another clearout phase. Hopefully this one's the final push.

I have enough multimeters. But that doesn't mean I didn't flirt with the thought for a few minutes.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2019, 12:30:48 am by wilfred »
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2019, 02:20:27 am »
Too good to be true cheap, but it's true, I have one in my hand. Looks to be in spec, teardown looks ok.
[...]The same meter that's not "no name" sells for 20 times the price on ebay.
Hen or egg problem: is the high price justified by spec and market or the result of warranty costs. Wouldn´t be the first manufacturer that instead of fixing issues rather tries selling cheaper by the dozen (... without marking, so no established brand name's reputation in danger).

Otoh, in the wake of import bans/tariffs and such, this might just be the result of global politics, who knows. You could try to contact the manufacturer and ask.
Or even domestic regulations!

I recall how in the '70s, when the FCC ruled that 23 channel CB radios sold in the USA after a certain date would not be legal to use.
Manufacturers, who had expected a much more gradual transition, were stuck with huge inventories of 23 channel CBs, which they proceded to dump on other countries at "lollipop" prices.

 Countries like Australia where CB was not legal at all!
The place was awash with them, & combined with "CB" movies, it took the  "CB movement" in this country from a trickle to a flood.
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I'm kinda perplexed what to do here
I know you got the experience in this regard, but nevertheless don´t forget importing and reselling in commercial volume bears risks. Market situation or specs aren´t everything, there is also product safety, support and longevity.

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Should I release a "review" video on this no-name thing?
Why not, brand names are better keyword-wise, might be hard to build a reference people would search for in the future, so the more details the better.
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2019, 02:30:12 am »
let's hope dave's account is not compromised  aka hacked ;D ;D
 

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2019, 02:56:06 am »
Or even domestic regulations!

I recall how in the '70s, when the FCC ruled that 23 channel CB radios sold in the USA after a certain date would not be legal to use.
Manufacturers, who had expected a much more gradual transition, were stuck with huge inventories of 23 channel CBs, which they proceded to dump on other countries at "lollipop" prices.

 Countries like Australia where CB was not legal at all!
The place was awash with them, & combined with "CB" movies, it took the  "CB movement" in this country from a trickle to a flood.

More importantly, they weren't allowed to be SOLD commercially in the USA after that date (USE regulations aren't enforceable at the user level, especially if units are identical to ones that are legal to use). In hindsight, they should have left off the "or marketed" part of the regulation so that current inventories could be depleted. On the plus side, it did get 40-channel units on the market quickly...someone made a lot of money from that decision.

"§ 95.603 Certification required. (c) Each CB transmitter (a transmitter that operates or is intended to operate at a station authorized in the CB) must be certificated. No CB transmitter certificated pursuant to an application filed prior to September 10, 1976, shall be manufactured or marketed."

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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2019, 04:01:09 am »
If it is I would be very worried by the fact that the pictures appear to show two very different LCD displays.  One with 5 digits and many annunciators.  Another with 4 larger digits and no obvious annunciators. 
 
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2019, 04:12:20 am »
If it is I would be very worried by the fact that the pictures appear to show two very different LCD displays.  One with 5 digits and many annunciators.  Another with 4 larger digits and no obvious annunciators.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000057162875.html?spm=a2g0o.detail.1000014.51.1496337fjw2MyT&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.128125.0&scm_id=1007.13338.128125.0&scm-url=1007.13338.128125.0&pvid=860e0327-a75f-4901-9de5-a87d2125b99f

It may be to do with measurement range selected?
Looks identical to the $US200.00 version and looking at specs its dimensions are also the same.
For $US9.70 delivered you are not exactly taking much of a risk.
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Re: WTF is the price?!
« Reply #49 on: September 27, 2019, 04:12:51 am »
The pictures with "readings" are poorly photoshopped.
 


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