[volt-nuts] Crazy price

Robert Atkinson robert8rpi at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Feb 21 07:25:09 UTC 2012

Also remember that there are (at least) two markets for test equipment, The hobbyist/nice to have buyer who wants a bargain. and the professional/collector who HAS to have regardless of cost. This is not just on ebay. I'm in avionics and it is particualry noticeable as sometimes a test specification calls up a piec of equipment with no alternative. Aircraft have long life spans, longer than test equipment production. Ther was a post a while ago about a "copy" HP voltmeter by JC air that was built for this reason.  A higly sepcialised bench test set with about $100 of "parts" value might fetch $5000 if the item it's used on is still in demand. Another near identical test set (for a now completly obsolete item) might not even get a bid.

From: Will <willvolts at gmail.com>
To: Discussion of precise voltage measurement <volt-nuts at febo.com> 
Sent: Monday, 20 February 2012, 18:19
Subject: [volt-nuts] Crazy price

I friend e-mailed me this:


I have never bought anything from Ebay and I don't know the system
very well, but it seems that someone really paid $4300. Maybe there is
something that I am missing?

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