[time-nuts] Good GPSDO on eBay?

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sun Jul 10 00:36:07 EDT 2016

On Sat, Jul 9, 2016 at 5:51 PM, Richard W. Solomon <w1ksz at earthlink.net>

> What a deal, if it arrives DOA, return shipment is on
> your nickel. I would look elsewhere.

That is not true.  If it were DOA and the seller would not take it back
post paid you could file a "not as described" on the seller and eBay would
refund the price.  eBay and Paypal offer pretty good buyer protection.

Someone here said the seller uses multiple IDs.  It is more likely that one
person is making these and offering to multiple people who  then sell them
on eBay.   This is the way it works in China, a popular design gets made
and then is sold by many people.   It is all a cottage industry over there.
   Pick any kind of electronic PCB level part, say a stepper motor driver
and you see the same exact part from 20 different sellers not one seller
with 20 IDs.    (Well that is the general case, this specific one might be
different, who knows.)

But so what even if the GPSDO is good only to 1xE10 that is still a very
useful device to own.  Yes some are literally 1,000 times better

You could always build your own.  It is not hard nor is it expensive if you
have a reasonable goal and don't go for state of the art.

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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