[time-nuts] Ebay FE-5680A Rb

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 16:34:22 EST 2011


heck yes and its pretty good deal from what the folks on the list say.
I just missed the $38 special with shipping
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:48 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R
<caf at omen.com>wrote:

> 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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