OT? Tek Scopes

From: danburrows_at_mindspring.com <(danburrows_at_mindspring.com)>
Date: Sat Mar 6 23:11:15 1999

Bill: FWIW The only to get them to come up with a realistic price is wait
until after 90 days but before 120 days. Then talk to Van and make him an
offer. I have dealt with them for several years. He has learned that my
offers are realistic and 95% of the time takes them. He has dumpstered a
lot that I had made offers on and could not get back in before 120 days.
The magic # there is 120 days (the last week or the beginning of the first
week of the month) That is when the dumpster gets very full. At the old
location Van used to let me dumpster dive. I have not asked since they

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Yakowenko <yakowenk_at_cs.unc.edu>
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Date: Saturday, March 06, 1999 10:25 PM
Subject: OT? Tek Scopes

>Visiting a surplus shop today, I found a small herd of Tek Oscilliscopes.
>of them looked pretty old to me. They want real money for them too.
> Model Mod 1 Mod 2 Cart
> ----- ----- ----- -----
> 564 3C66 2B67
> 564 3A74 2B67 Y
> 504 Y
> 561A 3A72 2B67
> 5111 5A20N 5B10N
> 515A Y
> 549 1a1 Y
> D11 5A14N 5B10N Y
> 504
> 564B 3A9 3B4
>Prices were originally $200 for most of them, except the 549, which was
>Some of them had been marked down to $100. They have some kind of
>decrease in price based on how long things stay in the store (1% per day?),
>but most of them have been there only since late February. And I don't
>how that effects the ones that were "manually" marked down.
>I suspect these prices are outlandish. The same place wants $25 for 2400
>baud modems. :-) Anyway, the age-based discount may eventually make the
>prices more reasonable. At least for the scopes, if not the modems.
>The ones marked "Y" under "Cart" had a "Scope-Mobile" cart with them. But
>didn't think to get model numbers from those.
>Oh, and I can't guarantee that these work. I didn't ask if they would
>me to test them, and at present I don't know enough to be able to test them
>anyway. I also can't guarantee that they'll still be there when I next
>0. How old are these guys?
>1. Are any of these potentially useful for computer work? Can they handle
> frequencies used in old machines, say, up to a few MHz? (Judging from
> apparent age, I wouldn't hope for much more than that.)
>2. Anybody want one? Be aware that in addition to the price tag, I
> expect these guys to be easy or cheap to ship. (At least one time in
> past I have had to back out of a deal because I couldn't arrange
> within cost & safety constraints.) And the carts are probably too big
> go through UPS or USPS. Given all that, if you want one, let me know.
> Cheers,
> Bill.
Received on Sat Mar 06 1999 - 23:11:15 GMT

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