Surplus Gear - must Resist!

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Potato Pudding, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. Potato Pudding

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    Government surplus auction site had these with a minimum bid $150 for 3 Huge 3 phase Variacs.

    If the wife wouldn't kill me I would be tempted. I think they would be overkill for creating a shop supply.

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    At 50$ a piece I think I could pawn two off and make my money back.
     
  2. beenthere

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    The copper alone might be worth more than that.
     
  3. sceadwian

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    If you got the space for em I'd use em just for fun, those look like really nice units, probably in tip top shape once they're cleaned. beenthere's right though, there's a chance that coppers worth that much, and it shouldn't be that hard to scrap.
     
  4. Potato Pudding

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    I am guessing they were for winch motors at the Navy Dockyards. Just a guess.
     
  5. retched

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    No! They are hobby variacs for REAL BIG breadboards. ;)

    I gar-un-tee they are worth more than $150 in scrap.

    I would see if the Smithsonian will purchase one off you for a few grand. (Kidding)

    But, I do think you could sell them to third-world countries who need the technology for their emerging industries. And they are spending US dollars, so they will GROSSLY overpay.
     
  6. beenthere

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    You always regret the one you pass on. Like coming across a Model T Ford crankshaft still in the factory wrapper. Or that Norden bombsight.

    Not very useful, but really different (you have a crankshaft on your wall?!? You're going to bomb someone????).
     
  7. PackratKing

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    YeeeeeeeeeeHawww...........I woulda hocked my Harley for enough to buy those.......:D

    Recouping the money would be no problem.
     
  8. R!f@@

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    Me want one....puleeeeeeeeeeeeese
     
  9. Potato Pudding

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    (Minimum Bid: 10.00)

    Projectors

    Closing 01-August-2010 @ 8:43 a.m. Eastern Time

    Remaining: 2 days 13 hours 44 minutes

    Quantity:
    1 (lot(s))

    Description:
    2 projectors

    InFocus Litepro 580
    - 100-120/220-240 vac
    - 50/60hz, 3,5/2,1A

    InFocus LP500
    - 100-120/220-240 vac
    - 50/60hz, 5A/3A

    In working condition

    Additional Comments:
    Inspections will be held Thursday July 29 between 13h and 14h30 at GID, building 540.

    For more information, please contact:
    - Soldier Hugo Dupuis at 418-844-5000 # 7528 or
    - MCpl Marie-Claude Pellerin at 418-844-5000 # 7132

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    So 2 for $10. But what would I use them for?
     
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  10. Potato Pudding

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    This is the one that I would actually like to bid on.
    (Minimum Bid: 30.00)
    Oscilloscope
    01-August-2010 @ 9:03 a.m. Eastern Time

    Quantity:
    1 (each)
    Description:
    Tektronix Oscilloscope
    - model: 2230
     
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  11. Potato Pudding

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    (Minimum Bid: 500.00)
    Assorted electronic equipment
    Closing 07-August-2010 @ 3:32 p.m. Eastern
    Some equipment may require repairs
    Description
    Programmer - model: activator 1 SN: ti925r4
    Tektronix oscilloscope - model: 465 SN: b289561
    Tektronix oscilloscope - model: 7792 SN: b301614
    Tektronix oscilloscope - model: 465 SN: b303773
    Sears drill - model: 315.224130 SN: 9923
    Tektronix monitor - model: 603 SN: b126090
    Tektronix monitor - model: 604 SN: b114092
    Tektronix monitor - model: 605 SN: b010168
    Tektronix monitor - model: 7674 SN: b010320
    Tektronix monitor - model: 607 SN: b010321
    Canadian Marconi meter - model: 5161 SN: 371
    Philips meter - model: 5434 SN: 2265
    Generator - model: 5155a SN: 6651015
    HP spectrum analyzer - model: 85662a SN: 2801a15756
    HP analyzer - model: 8568b SN: 2601a02239
    Air flow development kit - model: m-732
    HP preselector - model: 85685a SN: 2648a00463
    Receiver - model: 6790/gm SN: 1154
    Receiver - model: 6790/gm SN: 1185
    Agilent chassis - model: e1401b SN: us35040664
    HP preselector - model: 85685a SN: 2648a00463
    Rayonics amplifier - model:503l SN: 720
    Watkin-Johnson monitor - model: 9180-1 SN: 285
    Watkin-Johnson receiver - model: 8460-1 SN: 471
    Watkin-Johnson receiver - model: 8950 SN: 104
    HP oscillator - model: e6402a SN: us37510191
    HP oscillator - model: e6402a SN: us39120329
    HP down converter - model: e6401a
    HP down converter - model: e6401a SN: us38220297
    HP down converter - model: e6401a SN: us36430156
    Rackmount - SN: fp95246
    Allan Crawford meter - model: 8040a-01 SN: 2475082
    Programmer - model: et-pic 1000 SN: et-1087
    HP oscilloscope - model: 1222a SN: 1845s04188
    HP analyzer - model: 3588a SN: 3005a01142
    Tape drive - model: 316783-002 SN: 8553602
    Chassis - model: 7090sspbpbfs100 SN: 01102571
    Lecroy oscilloscope - model: 9109 SN: a93288
    Lecroy oscilloscope - model: 7200
    Lecroy oscilloscope - model: 7242 SN: a85313
    HP signal generator - model: 8904a SN: 2737a00257
    Multiplexor
    Lecroy oscilloscope probe - model: 7200-p10
    K&L diplexor - model: xtbd-225/400
    HP drive casette - SN: 2337ad1742
    Avantek amplifier - model: ak-500n SN: 2195
    Teledyne heat stripper - model: twc-1 SN: 4342a
    Meter - SN: 1036j00233
    HP scanner - model: c9850a SN: cn1aph00j
    Lecroy meter - model: 9100/cp SN: 111050
    Amiga disk drive - model: 1020 SN: xp2102180
    SKL tape drive - model: exb-8900t SN: 855184
    Trans box - SN: 599n03
     
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  12. jpanhalt

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    How a bout a link? Which government? I remember some really great deals in Jessup, Maryland. Problem was, you had to be a non-profit entity like a university to bid on them.

    John
     
  13. Potato Pudding

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  14. R!f@@

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    Hey ..
    I like to c the oscilloscope and it's specs
     
  15. Potato Pudding

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    [​IMG]

    But it is only 17 hours left in the auction and if I can't arrange to pick it up (it is 1000km away from where I live) I will be amazed to see you come from the Maldives even if it is a bargain.
     
  16. R!f@@

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    Bummer...I thought you were selling this.

    I like to get a good deal on a good scope.
     
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