[time-nuts] ebay warning
jfor at quikus.com
Sun Feb 26 16:24:47 UTC 2012
Put the URL into Google Translate.
> I suspect a lot of the ebay sellers are buying stuff from Taobao and
> just reselling it. For example, this appears to be the original
> source of the FE-5680As which were supplied with the OCXO and socket
> (although he seems to have run out of OCXOs now)
> http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=12204039399 - the price is
> interesting, too - 90 RMB (about $15). Of course, they generally won't
> ship to addresses outside China.
> The bit of his website dealing with oscillators is interesting, too
> (in Chinese, but lots of photos) - I suspect some of the other stuff
> being sold on ebay is being sourced from him:
> Pete Bell
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:40 AM, Collins, Graham <CollinG at navcanada.ca>
>> It might even be simpler than that.
>> Same pictures, same location, same business; different ebay stores for
>> each "sales" rep - paid on commission or by the piece.
>> Perhaps the next time I buy something from overseas I will ask.
>> Sometimes there is a bit of struggle with language but for the most part
>> I have found everyone one I have dealt with to be pleasant and enjoys
>> exchanging pleasantries.
>> Cheers, Graham ve3gtc
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>> Behalf Of Chris Albertson
>> Sent: February 22, 2012 13:13
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] ebay warning
>> On Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Bob Camp <lists at rtty.us> wrote:
>>> I've often wondered if there are actually more than two people selling
>>> of the FE's being auctioned. There's not much of a way to tell.
>> The only way I can figure is to look at the location they ship from.
>> If the photos and descriptions and the city they ship from are the
>> same I assume it's the same person. I think they run multiple eBay
>> stores as a hedge again someone leaving negative feedback for a
>> package getting lost in the mail.
>> I doubt the same seller ships from multiple locations that are far
>> Chris Albertson
>> Redondo Beach, California
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