[time-nuts] Ebay FE-5680A Rb

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Wed Dec 14 16:53:13 EST 2011

On 12/14/11 12:15 PM, Chris Albertson 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?

Not necessarily a get rich quick.  Just the usual wholesale/retail 
distinction. The actual source isn't interested in dealing with hundreds 
of individual customers at least some of which will have issues.

There may also be some sort of gaming the eBay system going on.  Maybe 
small sellers get a discount on seller fees or some such.. I don't know 
enough about how eBay works to really comment.

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