[time-nuts] Did a member of time-nuts buy this?

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sun Dec 7 13:59:20 EST 2014


HI

> On Dec 7, 2014, at 11:32 AM, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> On 7 December 2014 at 15:55, Bob Camp <kb8tq at n1k.org> wrote:
> 
>> The real issue is:
>> 
>> Do you want to spend hours a day doing searches on eBay for all sorts of weird spellings and listing conventions? Do you want to search all of the various eBay sites throughout the world? When any single piece one of a kind item comes up at a good price, it will go fast. There will not be people jumping up and down saying “look at this”. They will just buy it and move on. The only time you’ll get a hint is when somebody lists a bunch of the same thing. Then who ever finds it will buy what they want / need / can afford / crave. After that they will mention it on a list somewhere.
>> 
>> Bob
> 
> There is always
> 
> http://www.geo-ship.com/
> 
> which searches all eBay sites except those that use obscure characters
> like China.  The interface works well on a workstation, but is just
> about unusable on my mobile phone.

Right, but now you need to put in every possible spelling of anything that might reference to what you could be looking for in all the possible languages, Next you sort through a few thousand hits a day…

Consider:

You are looking for a GPSDO. The guy on the other end calls it a “frequency tamer” and never mentions GPS or OCXO’s. He only talks about the part numbers used in the device. If you are lucky he does it in English. If you want all the possible hits, the words *might* not be next to each other. 

Lots of fun.

Bob

> 
> Dave
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