[time-nuts] Weird Stuff WareHouse shutting down

jimlux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 8 11:52:55 EDT 2018

On 4/8/18 7:36 AM, paul swed wrote:
> Thanks
> It has to have been Apex that I visited. The back areas were a mix of open
> sky and sort of sheds.

Don't want to be there in an earthquake.  After the Northridge quake, 
they had to rearrange their outdoor maze to improve safety somewhat.

> The air was typically pretty dry so the stuff held up well. There were
> things I would have liked to have grabbed.
> Could easily see a day digging around.

Indeed - the only problem I have with Apex is that if what you're 
looking at is junk, but would look good on a set, they can make more 
money renting it to a production than selling it - and it's priced 
accordingly.  Anything with a rack full of blinky-lights panels has 
likely been rewired to be "blinky lights".

They have (or used to, haven't been there in about 5-6 years) an 
excellent selection of multi pin circular connectors at reasonable 
prices - very handy if you've got some surplus gear with no cables.

Test equipment tends to be aged - Unless you have a particular need for 
a HP 600 series microwave signal generator, there are probably better 
sources available much cheaper that use more modern components. In this 
day and age, I don't think people should suffer through 141T spectrum 
analyzers or even a 8568- Spend your money an a nice USB unit instead.

> Inside its stacked to the 20 ft ceilings and they have ladders like you see
> in home depot to get to the top.
> There was a genrad admittance bridge on the top shelf. In good condition
> and in the nice wood box.
> I did not go to C&H as I simply ran out of time. Pretty good?
> Regards
> Paul
> On Sun, Apr 8, 2018 at 12:18 AM, Jeff Woolsey <jlw at jlw.com> wrote:
>> Geez.  The Agilent IEEE-1588 units I mentioned a month or two ago were
>> the last things I bought there.
>>> There is one crazy place down in northern LA. Some what hard to get to
>> but
>>> my god the stuff. Overwhelming. They dicker also. Nothing like a tough
>>> bargain was there 3 years ago.
>> I happen to have returned from a family spring break in LA/SD just
>> today.  Yesterday I visted C&H surplus in Duarte and picked up a couple
>> items, one was way-underpriced.  This morning I was at APEX Electronics
>> in Sun Valley.  Overwhelming is right.  Being where they are in LA they
>> have a fair amount of prop business.   Imagine the backroom at
>> WeirdStuff. Now imagine ther same thing, only open to the sky, out
>> back.  I inquired about a couple items near the front, but didn't have
>> room in the car (or my wallet) for them.  The Yelp reviews are accurate.
>> --
>> Jeff Woolsey {{woolsey,jlw}@jlw,first.last@{gmail,jlw}}.com
>> Nature abhors straight antennas, clean lenses, and empty storage
>> "Delete! Delete! OK!" -Dr. Bronner on disk space management
>> Card-sorting, Joel.  -Crow on solitaire
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