Price of Oscilloscope on Ebay

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Nathaniel Zhu, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. Nathaniel Zhu

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    I'm searching for my first oscilloscope and after like a few hours of searching and comparing, I found this on ebay.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rigol-DS105...662145?hash=item35f78fc901:g:tVQAAOSwZ1lWcniE
    A rigol DS1054Z- like the best price/performance oscilloscope. Other sellers sell it for around 400 dollars.

    From what I've seen a low end desktop oscilloscope should cost around 300 dollars.
    And the EEVBlog guy loves this oscilloscope so if I can get this as my first oscilloscope, that'll be awesome.
    If not, I'll have to default to the crappy 200mhz pc-oscilloscopes.

    I bought one a few minutes ago and if it turns out to be a fake (like a few other things I've bought, ebay's got my back).

    What do you think about this crazy price?!?!
     
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  2. mcgyvr

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  3. ISB123

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    I generally dont buy from sellers that have score under 98.5%.
     
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  4. Lestraveled

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    Interesting, all of the buyers of this sellers items are "private sells", as in no data listed.

    If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
     
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  5. Hypatia's Protege

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    ---Emphasis added---

    Two words:
    Caveat emptor!

    Should it come to that, you'd be far better served by even an 'oldish' analog, CRT instrument (e.g. the offerings of HP/Agilent...)

    Best regards
    HP
     
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  6. strantor

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    Also selling flir e5, msrp $1,500, for $89.

    I'm almost tempted to lay my money down, like at the carnival, to a carney i know is liar, to play a game i know can't be won.
     
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  7. cocosoft

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    I for one would be real happy to know if it turns out to be real, if you saw the junk I've been using for a scope you would laugh at me. If they're real I hope he has some more @ that price!
     
  8. KB3X

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    For a first and even a second scope a used analog is way better. Just clunk those dials and be done rather than hoping around damn menus.
     
  9. NathanielZhu

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    Holy crap. In like just 2 hours, the number of sold devices went from 15 sold to 45 sold!!!
    If this guy is a scammer, then a LOT of people will be unhappy.
     
  10. spinnaker

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    Look at the negative reviews. About half say they never got their product. Seller is in China but product is in the US. That is a little strange.
     
  11. ErnieM

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    Not really. The larger vendors (or those looking to grow) set up stock in the US so it is a much faster ship.
     
  12. Nepenthes

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    sketchy is shady
     
  13. strantor

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    Wait, what's this development?

    rigol.png

    Looks like your "window of opportunity" (if there ever was any element of opportunity) has closed.
     
  14. spinnaker

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    :D:D:D

    I wonder if the seller is going to 40+ buyers???
     
  15. mcgyvr

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    Probably had an issue with quite a few of his listings.. Wrong selling cost was entered,etc.... People ordered and he finally noticed and has closed all the incorrect listings..
    I missed out on the $89 plasma/tig setup too.. I was going to order it this morning just to see
     
  16. Hypatia's Protege

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    I tend to look askance at 'private auctions' -- Why eBay provides said 'haven' for shill bidders and vendors/recipients of stolen or otherwise illicit property is beyond me:confused::rolleyes:
     
  17. GopherT

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    Damn the ethics, revenue is revenue, said most every CEO of most every shrinking companies.
     
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  18. Nathaniel Zhu

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    umm....so I checked my ebay this morning and the usual
    "ITEM HAS BEEN SHIPPED" Message Popped up.

    IMAO! Is this SERIOUS?!?!
    If I actually get this item, I'm going to literally vote for Trump (naa, not really).
     
  19. Papabravo

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    I'll bet you a fiver, you never get the item.
     
  20. Hypatia's Protege

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    Please keep us posted!:)
     
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