Dumpster Safari! (Stil: Off-topic...)

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Mon Feb 2 10:47:24 1998

> Yeah, but they're still a rip-off. Their prices were high in the
> late 70's when I used to get their catalog, and they're high now.

And they keep selling the stuff!

The reasons that the stuff is not "hamfest special priced" is that they
can get decent money for some of the stuff from foriegn governments, and
that they have a huge overhead. When you buy surplus from the military,
you buy lots, not items. You may have to purchase six tons of dented
waveguides just to get the nice HP frequency counters buried below.

William Donzelli
Received on Mon Feb 02 1998 - 10:47:24 GMT

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