[time-nuts] Ebay FE-5680A Rb

Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R caf at omen.com
Wed Dec 14 15:48:46 EST 2011


So the only item of interest is the Rb module itself?

Brings back memories of strange merchandise at Burnstein-Applebee.

On 12/14/2011 12:24 PM, paul swed wrote:
> Sure its one seller or his family. Notice the stratum of pricing and such.
> What they are saving is the effort to remove the useless oscillator.
> Most likely they get the board cut off already. Or could it be? The boards
> cut that way because the gold fingers were pulled off for recovery.
> Its all about min effort for max reward. Margin I think.
>
> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:15 PM, Chris Albertson
> <albertson.chris at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:46 AM, Joe Leikhim<JLeikhim at leikhim.com>
>> wrote:
>>> I have been watching this thread and may have missed something. My
>>> questions: What is the purpose of the outboard OCXO VECTRON 63.8976Mhz?
>> What
>>> model number does this RB most closely resemble?
>> I can understand one seller just tossing in a useless 63.8976Mhz part
>> but notice the EVERY seler is tossing in the same 63.8976Mhz part.
>> This tells me tha one of two things is going on:
>>
>> (1) threre really is only one seller and he is using multiple eBay acounts
>> or
>> (2) there is one supplier who is provides these kits in bulk to
>> several people who then resell the kits on ebay.  The people who are
>> selling may not even know the  63.8976Mhz part is useless.
>>
>> Also notice the photo that shows "my lab" and has the stack of test
>> equipment is exactly the same photo in a dozen eBay accounts.
>>
>> My guess about all of this:  One person is selling a "get rich quick"
>> scheme to others.   He sets you up then sells you bulk items with
>> pre-written English language descriptions and photo.   Likely he is
>> also the person who buys the old cell towers and dismantles the parts
>>   Why else are all the eBay stores so identical?
>> --
>>
>> Chris Albertson
>> Redondo Beach, California
>>
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