[time-nuts] 10811 Alternatives
csteinmetz at yandex.com
Mon Apr 13 13:28:20 EDT 2015
>I've always found that building in performance / reliability is a
>lot cheaper than testing it in...
And if you are a surplus dealer, letting the customer test it for you
is a lot cheaper than testing it yourself....
One of the defective MV89s I received ("guaranteed 100% tested and
working") came in a box the previous customer had used to return it,
complete with that customer's name and address, the seller's real
name and address (different from the name and address of the seller
on file with ebay), and a note from the previous buyer listing the
faults with the unit. Nobody could possibly have tested that unit in
even the most cursory way and deemed it to be "working."
After 6 purchases from 6 different sellers (well, 6 different seller
IDs -- I suspect 2 or 3 of them might have been the same person), I
never once received an MV89 that came close to meeting spec. I did
open one up after ebay refunded me without requiring me to return it,
and I was shocked at the crudeness of the construction and the poor
build quality. They may all leave the factory meeting spec, but it
wouldn't surprise me to find that many of them never do.
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