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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #1075 on: January 07, 2017, 09:24:46 pm »
For those tempted by really nice vintage Tek scopes/SA:

http://www.marktplaats.nl/a/telecommunicatie/zenders-en-ontvangers/m1123818751-tektronics-spectrumanalyser.html

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« Reply #1076 on: January 09, 2017, 03:23:25 am »
Got a Mantis Elite with arm, 8x and 15x lenses for GBP 150+GBP 50 shipping listed as for parts. (So about $240)

It is not in perfect condition but works well. Lenses are a bit scratched but I hardly notice when using it. It is missing transparent front glass and table mount part. But for that price I cannot complain. :) It could do with a clean of the internal glass at some point. But I'm not complaining at all.

Wow, that's a score alright. I guess all the parts were there. :-+
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« Reply #1077 on: January 09, 2017, 04:40:38 am »
From last month's ITT Tech auction:
2 x GW Instek GOS-6112 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-830 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-2102 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDM-8251A Bench Multimeters
3 x GW Instek GPD-3303S DC Power Supplies
23 x Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscopes
2 x Rigol DS1102D Oscilloscopes
3 x Rigol DG1022A Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators

First real auction I've done and even though I did very well, I've got to admit it scared hell out of me. I liked it way too much. I was only hoping to get a couple things for myself and maybe some scopes to turn around and resell to recoup some of the cost. Now I've had to go and turn myself into a part-time used test equipment salesman  :palm:
 

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« Reply #1078 on: January 09, 2017, 05:59:18 am »
From last month's ITT Tech auction:
23 x Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscopes
You meant 2 or 3. Right >:D
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« Reply #1079 on: January 09, 2017, 07:07:14 am »
Lol it was supposed to be 27! They could only find 25, but 2 of them ended up being the 1102d's
 

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« Reply #1080 on: January 09, 2017, 10:00:21 am »
Got a Mantis Elite with arm, 8x and 15x lenses for GBP 150+GBP 50 shipping listed as for parts. (So about $240)

It is not in perfect condition but works well. Lenses are a bit scratched but I hardly notice when using it. It is missing transparent front glass and table mount part. But for that price I cannot complain. :) It could do with a clean of the internal glass at some point. But I'm not complaining at all.

Wow, that's a score alright. I guess all the parts were there. :-+

Yes - so just need a 4x lens and table mount. I did have a Mantis Compact so Elite fitted on my existing table mount. But the Elite gives a slightly larger image (Roughly 20% is I think)  - and the LEDs are slightly brighter - and you get slightly more usable work-space below the lens - plus easy change between 2 lenses.

So now the compact will go to the vacation home where I have a mini-lab. :)

I then picked up a set of replacement Left/Right LEDs for 39 Euro - new and unused on eBay - SRP about $240/Euro 220.

So now only table mount, transparent front and 4x lens and it is complete. But great score - SRP for the parts are around GBP 3000,- USD 3500,-
 

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« Reply #1081 on: January 09, 2017, 10:06:52 am »
From last month's ITT Tech auction:
2 x GW Instek GOS-6112 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-830 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-2102 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDM-8251A Bench Multimeters
3 x GW Instek GPD-3303S DC Power Supplies
23 x Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscopes
2 x Rigol DS1102D Oscilloscopes
3 x Rigol DG1022A Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators

First real auction I've done and even though I did very well, I've got to admit it scared hell out of me. I liked it way too much. I was only hoping to get a couple things for myself and maybe some scopes to turn around and resell to recoup some of the cost. Now I've had to go and turn myself into a part-time used test equipment salesman  :palm:
When I first entered the trade, I made a point of providing new probes and as much documentation as I could find and compiling it onto CD's and advertising the fact. They'll move well, good luck...new name TEnavigator.   :clap:
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« Reply #1082 on: January 09, 2017, 10:13:43 am »
Yeah. Probes are cheap and for some reason potential scope buyers are always obsessed with probes.
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« Reply #1083 on: January 09, 2017, 05:44:33 pm »
Yeah. Probes are cheap and for some reason potential scope buyers are always obsessed with probes.

Well.. that is generalising it quite a bit: garden variety Chinese probes might be cheap, but real ones are not (in general).
 

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« Reply #1084 on: January 09, 2017, 06:59:29 pm »
Yeah. Probes are cheap and for some reason potential scope buyers are always obsessed with probes.

Well.. that is generalising it quite a bit: garden variety Chinese probes might be cheap, but real ones are not (in general).
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Guess who makes the OEM probes for most Asian scopes....the same manufacturer that makes the "garden variety".  ;)
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« Reply #1085 on: January 09, 2017, 10:19:29 pm »
I was only hoping to get a couple things for myself and maybe some scopes to turn around and resell to recoup some of the cost. Now I've had to go and turn myself into a part-time used test equipment salesman  :palm:

Haha, yes, it's easy to get carried away. It's just too fun. Ah, so those listings are yours. Cool.
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« Reply #1086 on: January 10, 2017, 04:04:11 pm »
I actually haven't listed anything yet. Been trying to pass on as many as I can locally. There are quite a few items from the same auction up on eBay right now. I got the largest lot of 1102e's from the 1st ITT Tech auction, but there were much larger lots at the last one. Seemed like many bidders were getting them for institutions. It was absolutely insane watching what some of this stuff went for. Some really good prices and then other items that people just bid through the roof. The spectrum analysers seemed to work everyone up in a frenzy to the point they continued bidding the same price per unit on some similar looking at a glance analog scopes. 2 hours later the same model scopes were going for $2 per unit. It was really depressing seeing the bidding on unused graduation caps & gowns. The craziest thing was seeing a lot of 18 pallets of textbooks go for over $12,000. From what I understand those books were ITT Tech specific and therefore worthless for resale.
 

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« Reply #1087 on: January 10, 2017, 04:28:50 pm »
Can you point out some links to these ITT Technical Institute Ebay auctions?

Note that I contacted the official auction site, but never got any response on my email.
 

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« Reply #1088 on: January 10, 2017, 04:34:49 pm »
Can you point out some links to these ITT Technical Institute Ebay auctions?

Note that I contacted the official auction site, but never got any response on my email.
Hi Pascal, just curious, do you now own an oscilloscope ?
 

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« Reply #1089 on: January 10, 2017, 10:21:40 pm »
I actually haven't listed anything yet. Been trying to pass on as many as I can locally. There are quite a few items from the same auction up on eBay right now.

Oh, I see. Yeah, there are a lot of those items being listed recently.
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« Reply #1090 on: January 10, 2017, 10:36:20 pm »
I actually haven't listed anything yet. Been trying to pass on as many as I can locally. There are quite a few items from the same auction up on eBay right now.

Oh, I see. Yeah, there are a lot of those items being listed recently.

Wow - I just looked. Lots of older but decent looking GW Instek scopes and power supplies. Many 100MHz scopes under $100 and triple output linear supplies under $50.  Not bad deals for a new hobbyist on a tight budget.
 

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« Reply #1091 on: January 11, 2017, 06:20:43 am »
Wow - I just looked. Lots of older but decent looking GW Instek scopes and power supplies. Many 100MHz scopes under $100 and triple output linear supplies under $50.  Not bad deals for a new hobbyist on a tight budget.

Just had a look and those GW Instek tripple power supplies look pretty nice actually. Not far off my Rigol DP832.

But i really have to stop buying powersuplies, i already almost ever use some of mine. :-\
 

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« Reply #1092 on: January 12, 2017, 04:08:20 pm »
From last month's ITT Tech auction:
2 x GW Instek GOS-6112 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-830 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDS-2102 Oscilloscopes
2 x GW Instek GDM-8251A Bench Multimeters
3 x GW Instek GPD-3303S DC Power Supplies
23 x Rigol DS1102E Oscilloscopes
2 x Rigol DS1102D Oscilloscopes
3 x Rigol DG1022A Function/Arbitrary Waveform Generators

First real auction I've done and even though I did very well, I've got to admit it scared hell out of me. I liked it way too much. I was only hoping to get a couple things for myself and maybe some scopes to turn around and resell to recoup some of the cost. Now I've had to go and turn myself into a part-time used test equipment salesman  :palm:

I will be in the US next couple weeks and am interested in a function generator, in case you're selling any of them. PM me if you are, and the price. I will be in TX.

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Re: List your test equipment "scores" here!
« Reply #1093 on: January 12, 2017, 10:09:14 pm »
Yeah. Probes are cheap and for some reason potential scope buyers are always obsessed with probes.

Well.. that is generalising it quite a bit: garden variety Chinese probes might be cheap, but real ones are not (in general).
Hint:
Guess who makes the OEM probes for most Asian scopes....the same manufacturer that makes the "garden variety".  ;)

Not for the older Tek I have they don't
 

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« Reply #1094 on: January 12, 2017, 10:34:47 pm »
Yeah. Probes are cheap and for some reason potential scope buyers are always obsessed with probes.

Well.. that is generalising it quite a bit: garden variety Chinese probes might be cheap, but real ones are not (in general).
Hint:
Guess who makes the OEM probes for most Asian scopes....the same manufacturer that makes the "garden variety".  ;)

Not for the older Tek I have they don't
Hmmm.
I know of at least 2 probe Asian probe manufacturers, one of which makes a large range including actives and they are little known of. Despite this the make a large # for many scope manufacturers.
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« Reply #1095 on: January 12, 2017, 11:04:26 pm »
I actually haven't listed anything yet. Been trying to pass on as many as I can locally. There are quite a few items from the same auction up on eBay right now.
I'd say Ebay is getting swamped with gear from the ITT Tech auction. I'm eye balling some items but they have to go for low prices. IOW: If you can't sell your equipment now then you are probably better off storing it for a year or longer in order to wait for the prices go up again.
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« Reply #1096 on: January 12, 2017, 11:34:24 pm »
I'd say Ebay is getting swamped with gear from the ITT Tech auction. I'm eye balling some items but they have to go for low prices. IOW: If you can't sell your equipment now then you are probably better off storing it for a year or longer in order to wait for the prices go up again.

You can say that again. It's a flood. Good time to grab some stuff if they fit your needs.
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« Reply #1097 on: January 14, 2017, 02:02:28 am »
I couldn't help myself.  I snagged one of the GW Instek GDM 8251A bench meters on eBay. From the ITT auction I suspect. Many more listed. I was able to get it for $95 + $20 shipping.  It will be nice to have a dual display bench meter for simultaneous voltage and current measurements. Photo from the listing. Mine should arrive next week.

 

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« Reply #1098 on: January 14, 2017, 04:05:49 am »
Nice score. You'll have to check if it displays volts and amps at the same time, and if it does, measures them simultaneously or interleaves them. Some time ago I saw a bench meter, don't remember the brand/model, and it had a pretty loud relay that constantly toggled between the voltage and current inputs. Most dual display meters I've seen just show two aspects of the same type of measurement (e.g., ACV & DCV or ACV & frequency).
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« Reply #1099 on: January 14, 2017, 05:35:35 am »
Yeah, before buying it, I downloaded the manual and confirmed that you can measure and display both voltage and current (AC or DC). Not sure if it measures simultaneously or interleaves but for my purposes it won't make much difference (though a loud relay would be annoying).  Either way, for the price I don't think I can go wrong.
 


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