[time-nuts] eBay GPS antenna test.

Bill Hawkins bill.iaxs at pobox.com
Wed Feb 14 00:23:29 EST 2018

Learned tonight that J. P. Morgan got his start by buying 25 K defective
rifles for %3.50 each and selling them to the Army for $25 each. You
have no reason to trust a listing.

Bill Hawkins

-----Original Message-----
From: time-nuts [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:04 PM
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] eBay GPS antenna test.


> On Feb 13, 2018, at 12:06 PM, Clint Jay <cjaysharp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Agreed but stock numbers on boxes and packets  are usually Arabic 
> numerals or a barcode. It's also possible the seller used a stock 
> image which can be copied and pasted into Google web search to track 
> down the maker or at least a distributor who has data.

The seller did post a number of images for the part that was listed. The
gotcha is that the part that arrived is not labeled the same way as the
part that was listed.
Since the device also has issues, the big question is if it has any
connection to the part in the listing at all. 

The seller seems to have been doing GPS stuff for a while. He also has a
very good approval rating. My guess is: this isn't the first time he's
seen a bump in the road. I'd bet he's got the ability to check this and
that out to see what is what. 
The seller *does* matter when you buy this stuff. That's true no matter
what you are getting. No matter how good they are, problems do come up.
The question is always how well they address them. We tend to dump
pretty hard on these guys. I'm not sure that's always warrantied. 


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