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Offline ollihdTopic starter

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What to look for when buying a used thermal camera?
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:17:36 am »
I'm going to go look at a used Flir E4 (want to hack it) in a couple of hours. What should I pay special attention to? Any quick "check list"? Physical damage is obvious of course.
 

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Re: What to look for when buying a used thermal camera?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2017, 06:47:21 pm »
Here are a few tips if you're using a site like eBay:

  • Be careful of sellers with little feedback or lots of negative ratings.
  • Be careful of listings that have only stock images.
  • Check the history of the item with the manufacturer via the serial number.
  • Ask the seller how long they've had the item and why they're selling it.
  • Check completed listings to get a good idea of the market price.

This is true for any "big ticket" item.

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Re: What to look for when buying a used thermal camera?
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 01:13:07 pm »
Beware of the many fake eBay auctions for thermal cameras.
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Re: What to look for when buying a used thermal camera?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2017, 01:44:37 pm »
Beware of the many fake eBay auctions for thermal cameras.

The two main ones that appear all the time are for:

FLUKE Ti 400
EXTECH T420
 


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