# Am I seeing things or is this for real?

#### jamesd168

Joined Nov 8, 2014
21
well the price is good, but reasonable.

as you know, whether 20Mhz or 80Mhz, they probably used the same chip anyway. just like the oscilloscopes, the manufacturers deliberately use firmware to control the bandwidth so they can have products of different price.

#### zero_coke

Joined Apr 22, 2009
294
they dont deliver to canada otherwise i would have bought both

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,090
Damn, I can't believe I actually made a good move.

I saw it -- and bought it. It will be here on Wednesday. $581.62. It is now$1895.00.

I seriously thought about buying both of the ones they had and then selling one on E-Bay for enough to pay for them both, but decided not to. It IS an discontinued item, so was a bit concerned that I might get stuck with both.

But looking forward to my new toy.

Thanks for posting it, zero coke.

#### MikeA

Joined Jan 20, 2013
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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
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#### RichardO

Joined May 4, 2013
2,271
If there's one person that I would WANT to test an 80 MHz function generator for me, it would be YOU!
Maybe not -- the testing could take a very long time...

#### DC_Kid

Joined Feb 25, 2008
796
Damn, I can't believe I actually made a good move.

I saw it -- and bought it. It will be here on Wednesday. $581.62. It is now$1895.00.

I seriously thought about buying both of the ones they had and then selling one on E-Bay for enough to pay for them both, but decided not to. It IS an discontinued item, so was a bit concerned that I might get stuck with both.

But looking forward to my new toy.

Thanks for posting it, zero coke.
the $581.62 price was a refurb price. #### WBahn Joined Mar 31, 2012 25,090 Maybe not -- the testing could take a very long time... Hmmm.... You've definitely got a point! #### WBahn Joined Mar 31, 2012 25,090 the$581.62 price was a refurb price.
What do you base this on?

There was no indication in the listing that it was refurb -- especially when it was listed as New and not Used.

Also, they had two in stock, both at this price. But as soon as I placed the order (well, within about eight hours, anyway) it went to one in stock at the full \$1895 price.

#### WBahn

Joined Mar 31, 2012
25,090
I just took the unit out of the box and I'd be rather surprised if it was a refurb. The box itself is the original box, including the original sticker with the unit's serial number on it. The documentation appears to be factory sealed, as do the accessory packets with the cords and such. The unit itself is in pristine condition with no signs of even minor handling. Plus, it has the manufacturer's original calibration and test report dated 01 Aug 2012. None of that makes it impossible that this is a refurbished unit, but I think it makes it highly unlikely.