[time-nuts] What are people paying for Stanford PRS10 rubidium standards?
david.kirkby at onetel.net
Wed Apr 27 06:15:59 EDT 2005
Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <426F4647.4020004 at onetel.net>, David Kirkby writes:
>>>I find that if I always assume the worst, then I seldom get disappointed, and
>>>this has generally worked fine for me.
>>But if you always assume the worst, you would never buy anything on
>>eBay. I know many people who will not use it at all, as they assume the
> Not so. It just means that there are a lot of people I don't buy from.
> Most of my measurement equipment comes from eBay, and so far I've not been
> disappointed because I set my expectations reasonably.
But a worst case is that someone will just not deliver the goods, or
give you a load of rubbish - perhaps a load of bricks!!
The guy selling this "HP 10811A"
is I admit a rare example (for me anyway), as he sent me an 10811-60111
and has asked that I pay the carrige to return it. I've told him I don't
see why I should, since it was his mistake to send a different item from
what the auction was for.
eBay's insurance is next to useless, as I found out once when buying a
9GB SCSI hard drive from someone with decent feedback, who decided to
stop sending out goods and rip lots of people off.
Dr. David Kirkby,
Please check out http://www.g8wrb.org/
of if you live in Essex http://www.southminster-branch-line.org.uk/
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