[time-nuts] Test Equipment
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Fri Jan 22 12:23:34 UTC 2010
About 8 years ago a whole lot of companies dumped a whole lot of test gear. Prices dropped rapidly as they did so. It's taken us all quite a while to burn through that pile of stuff.
The amazing thing is that as bad as the economy is now, you don't see people doing the same sort of thing. You see oceans of people out of work, but not piles of test gear getting sold off.
On Jan 22, 2010, at 2:12 AM, Don Latham wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "paul swed" <paulswedb at gmail.com>
>> Its unfortunate but there used to be flea markets with truckloads of test
>> Very inexpensive power supplies and everything else. But much of that has
>> gone to ebay.
>> You still find a bargain now and again. But nothing like 5 years ago.
> The dollar buys less than it did a mere 5 years ago; the flea market is a real market and there is a lot of stuff IMHO sitting on shelves unsold. ebay also has a lot of stuff in "stores" with absurd prices on it; it won't sell either. Eventually the prices will drop, I hope...
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