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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2016, 10:49:05 am »
Considering all the extra features and the fact that the 257s is only 20 bucks more, I'd definitely go for the 257. Also, the 257 doesn't have a noisy backlight  8)

Neither has any BM235 sold from the last several shipments.

The only thing I saw on the one I received was the common input connector not sitting flat on the PCB, the cut out area for clearance, and the hand soldered ferrites.  The meter was well crafted.   It outperform the Fluke 87V, Fluke 17B+, Keysight U1231A and the Hioki DT4252 during my transient tests.  These are name brands with big reputations.  The fact that Brymen meets the EMC standards as well as the safety standards and that they are independently certified, it's obvious they are not in the same low end class as most of the products I have looked at. 
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #26 on: November 15, 2016, 02:46:57 am »
Just ordered mine from the eBay store, looking forward to its arrival!

I'm sure it will greatly surpass by $30 Jaycar multi-meter and it's a nice touch to have Dave's logo on it!

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #27 on: November 15, 2016, 02:51:41 am »
Just ordered mine from the eBay store, looking forward to its arrival!

I get a kick out of people buying from Amazon to sell on ebay  :-DD :-DD :-DD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-Multi-Testers-NEW-LOT-SET-/322323635079?hash=item4b0bfc5b87:g:TMAAAOSwo4pYI8CQ
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2016, 06:34:00 am »
Just ordered mine from the eBay store, looking forward to its arrival!

I get a kick out of people buying from Amazon to sell on ebay  :-DD :-DD :-DD

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-Multi-Testers-NEW-LOT-SET-/322323635079?hash=item4b0bfc5b87:g:TMAAAOSwo4pYI8CQ

This can end badly for Dave (but probably not in this specific case).  NPR did an article about this the other day. 
http://www.npr.org/2016/09/16/494199339/why-middlemen-are-taking-over-the-global-economy

In the above case the ebay sellers would effectively drop ship from the Amazon store.  That was fine until the buyers realized it was cheaper on Amazon.  They would return the item to the ebay seller who would have it returned directly to Amazon.  Now the Amazon seller takes a "return" hit and has to deal with returned merchandise.  The ebay seller is effectively out nothing so they don't care that their operating expense was effectively passed on to the Amazon seller. 

And another one:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278622
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #30 on: November 15, 2016, 07:30:44 am »
And another one:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278622

That's a great article.
I looked at reporting the listing based on copyright of the photos, but it wanted me shunt me over to some other section because it's a trademark issue?
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #31 on: November 15, 2016, 07:41:56 am »

 NPR did an article about this the other day. 
http://www.npr.org/2016/09/16/494199339/why-middlemen-are-taking-over-the-global-economy


Holy crap - I would never have guessed the things were coming direct from Amazon and there is software taking products from Amazon and listing them on ebay.  And the original sellers getting screwed.  Oh dear
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #34 on: November 18, 2016, 03:57:40 am »
And another one:
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/278622

That's a great article.
I looked at reporting the listing based on copyright of the photos, but it wanted me shunt me over to some other section because it's a trademark issue?

I liked this response to the resellers....
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He finds other anti-arbitrage sellers and swaps strategies. One of those people, Eric Wildermuth, who sells a line of children’s hats called Snuggleheads, came up with a particularly sneaky punishment: He bought his own hat from an eBay arbitrager for $27 -- and then, before the arbitrager could go to Amazon and make the purchase, Wildermuth changed his Amazon listing price to $199. Result: The arbitrager could either lose $172 on the sale or cancel the purchase, which would damage the arbitrager’s eBay ranking. Wildermuth repeated this about 10 times. “I got these frantic calls [from the arbitrager]. He said, ‘Please don’t do this,’” says Wildermuth. “He knew what I was doing. And I let out a string of expletives.”
 
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2016, 05:02:39 am »
I get a kick out of people buying from Amazon to sell on ebay  :-DD :-DD :-DD
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-Multi-Testers-NEW-LOT-SET-/322323635079?hash=item4b0bfc5b87:g:TMAAAOSwo4pYI8CQ

LOL! Good luck to them. Although they have stolen my images. Maybe I should stop that?
I sell it cheaper:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-/222311345017?hash=item33c2c9eb79:g:5N8AAOSwcl1XPaWn

I didn't buy it from a reseller.....well at least I didn't think I did.

The one I purchased was from the official EEVBlog eBay store  8)

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-/222311345017?hash=item33c2c9eb79:g:5N8AAOSwcl1XPaWn

If it's not from Dave it will be getting sent back and I will be purchasing one from him!!!

 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #37 on: November 18, 2016, 01:16:43 pm »
I hae 2 of them.
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #38 on: November 18, 2016, 01:34:31 pm »
I liked this response to the resellers....
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He finds other anti-arbitrage sellers and swaps strategies. One of those people, Eric Wildermuth, who sells a line of children’s hats called Snuggleheads, came up with a particularly sneaky punishment: He bought his own hat from an eBay arbitrager for $27 -- and then, before the arbitrager could go to Amazon and make the purchase, Wildermuth changed his Amazon listing price to $199. Result: The arbitrager could either lose $172 on the sale or cancel the purchase, which would damage the arbitrager’s eBay ranking. Wildermuth repeated this about 10 times. “I got these frantic calls [from the arbitrager]. He said, ‘Please don’t do this,’” says Wildermuth. “He knew what I was doing. And I let out a string of expletives.”

I like that!  :clap:

Seems like the listing is gone now?
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #40 on: November 19, 2016, 02:56:11 am »

Seems like the listing is gone now?

Still there

http://www.ebay.com/itm/EEVblog-Brymen-BM235-Multimeter-/322304598393?hash=item4b0ad9e179:g:kIkAAOSwo4pYDfw9

But then directly below the top portion of this person’s eBay page, there is a row of icon pics titled:
“People who viewed this item also viewed”
Dave’s EEVblog BM235 site with a pic of the BM235 is the 1st in the row (reading left to right) and lists a price, which is lower than that of the perpetrator’s BM235. So, if anyone is paying attention, this should be an easy choice.

I couldn't find a listing as to the amount of BM235's this person has sold.
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #41 on: November 19, 2016, 06:12:11 am »
I looked at reporting the listing based on copyright of the photos, but it wanted me shunt me over to some other section because it's a trademark issue?

Odd.  Under USA law use of your photo without your permission is a copyright issue, whereas use of your logo or trade name without your permission would be a trademark issue.
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #42 on: November 19, 2016, 07:04:31 pm »
 It used to be that ebay actually cared about sellers so using someone else's pictures in your auction was highly frowned upon and it wasn't difficult to make the offender remove their listing.
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2016, 11:12:30 am »
I currently don't own his meter but I intend to get one directly from Dave.

This is a really good meter and the price tag is just right.

Here's why:

( A comprehensive teardown and stress / performance test and comparison of BM235 multimeter vs other known brands done by Joe Smith )
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2016, 11:25:03 am »
I currently don't own his meter but I intend to get one directly from Dave.

This is a really good meter and the price tag is just right.

Here's why:
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( A comprehensive teardown and stress / performance test and comparison of BM235 multimeter vs other known brands done by Joe Smith )
Welcome to the forum.

You're quite right, it seems a good DMM. That vid of Joes was posted in this thread back in September.
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hear-kitty-kitty-kitty-nope-not-that-kind-of-cat/msg1030093/#msg1030093
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2016, 11:32:58 am »
Welcome to the forum.

Thanks a lot! :-)

You're quite right, it seems a good DMM. That vid of Joes was posted in this thread back in September.
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/hear-kitty-kitty-kitty-nope-not-that-kind-of-cat/msg1030093/#msg1030093

I missed that one. This forum is flooded with good information. As a new member I have not yet had the time to scan through everything.
 

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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2016, 11:46:42 am »
For me one of the better features is the small size of the 235 overall but a good sized screen.  When I am using a multimeter usually stuff is everywhere,  my desk isn't big so compact size is a plus for me.
Ticks a lot of the boxes re price,  reasonable safety,  accuracy etc.
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2016, 08:28:02 pm »
For me one of the better features is the small size of the 235 overall but a good sized screen.  When I am using a multimeter usually stuff is everywhere,  my desk isn't big so compact size is a plus for me.
Ticks a lot of the boxes re price,  reasonable safety,  accuracy etc.

I agree, my old meter is much larger and the smaller footprint is very welcome. Plus it's blue and helps keep Dave in business making more awesome videos for us.
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2016, 08:46:59 pm »
I just the other day noticed the BM235 has a better diode test function than the BM869s as the BM235 will display a Vf > 2.0 V for white LEDs where the BM869s just shows OL. (But oddly, the BM869 makes the diode light up and presumably has a value for Vf internally, it just is not prepared to display it. This seems like an odd shortcoming in a modern meter, given how common white LEDs are.)
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Re: What do you think of your EEVblog Brymen BM235 Multimeter ?
« Reply #49 on: December 23, 2016, 06:57:06 pm »
I currently don't own his meter but I intend to get one directly from Dave.

This is a really good meter and the price tag is just right.

Here's why:
( A comprehensive teardown and stress / performance test and comparison of BM235 multimeter vs other known brands done by Joe Smith )

Glad it helped.
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