Other useful test equipment (was: RE: Scope use...)

From: Christian Fandt <cfandt_at_netsync.net>
Date: Fri Jul 21 20:52:14 2000

Upon the date 06:08 PM 7/21/00 -0600, Richard Erlacher said something like:
>You're right, Tony, many of them are cheap because they're incomplete. I
>paid over $1k for mine, but it was complete, right down to the manuals and
>GPIB/RS232/Epson Printer adapters. It also came with ROM packes and
>self-test jumpers.
>I've seen plenty of LA's without these, and even a number of
>pods/lead-bundles without the LA, in each case worth little without the
>"other-half." I wonder why surplus dealers let this happen? They'd get 10x
>the money if the equipment were complete.

It happens many times because the dealer ends up buying a pallet, or
somesuch lot of gear, that is simply randomly grabbed and tossed into one
of several piles at the company getting rid of same. Such company simply is
dumping obsolete gear to get it off its books and can care less about what
goes with what. And with bankruptcys or plant closures, a third-party
outfit such as an auditing/accounting firm is sometimes contracted to clean
out a company and they have little time, technical ability or inclination
to organize sets of test gear. One part of this 'thing' is on pallet 'A'
while another important part is on pallet 'B', or even way over on 'X'.
Been there, seen that >:-(

Regards, Chris
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Christian Fandt, Electronic/Electrical Historian
Jamestown, NY USA cfandt_at_netsync.net
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