[time-nuts] There seems to be something missing from this eBay item.

xaos xaos at darksmile.net
Thu Nov 6 15:09:04 EST 2014


Pete,

You're right. Nothing to lose. I think I'll go for it.

There are a total of 3 5071's for sale. 2 have problems and the other
one has no pictures of power up, etc. Prob DOA.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Agilent-5071A-Primary-Frequency-Standard-/281405994431?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41851ab5bf
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Agilent-HP-5071A-Primary-Frequency-Standard-Op-001-W30-120Vac-USA-/261213924396?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cd1902c2c

And the one as mentioned above:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Agilent-5071A-Primary-Frequency-Standard-/191386439159?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c8f854df7

-George

On 11/06/2014 02:16 PM, Pete Lancashire wrote:
> I've made the seller offers before, usually takes them. IMake an offer of a
> $100 with a note something like "Cesium Tube is missing, all the value is
> in the tube, making offer for spare parts"
>
> They are surplus guys have no idea what the thing is. They have someone
> suggesting the T&M vaule based on model number only.
>
> Can't loose
>
> -pete
>
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Dr. David Kirkby (Kirkby Microwave Ltd) <
> drkirkby at kirkbymicrowave.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> On 6 November 2014 18:09, xaos <xaos at darksmile.net> wrote:
>>> I just cant figure out what it is ;)
>>>
>>>
>> http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Agilent-5071A-Primary-Frequency-Standard-/191386439159?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c8f854df7
>>> One obvious question: Are the leftover parts worth anything close to the
>>> opening bid ?
>>>
>>> -George, N2FGX
>> Seems a bit risky to me. $3000 is not an insignificant amount of
>> money. If you are interested, drop him a message saying if it does not
>> sell, you would offer him X for it. Very often they will take the X.
>>
>> I like the bit "Voltages as high as 42 VDC are present in this area"
>> That seems a bit unnecessary.
>>
>> Dave
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