#qi-hardware IRC log for Sunday, 2015-03-22

--- Sun Mar 22 201500:00
whitequarkwpwrak: I looked at dxf16:30
whitequarkholy fuck16:30
whitequarkit is an abomination16:30
whitequarkhttp://www.equipnet.com/auctions/auction_catalog.aspx?auctionid=65617:16
wpwrak(dxf) glad we're of the same opinion ;-)17:28
wpwrakaha, the spoils of nokia are making the rounds :)17:29
DocScrutinizer05hey, news spead fast :-)22:27
DocScrutinizer05alas bidding is a PITA22:27
DocScrutinizer05and even more so is shipping/pick-up22:28
DocScrutinizer05you're maybe lucky to get some nice gadget, then it sits in Oulu and you have to pick it up until 04-17 the latest. And you have no idea what the guys offering to do that for you will ask for that22:29
DocScrutinizer05they could ask basically any amount they like, since you don't have much alternatives22:30
DocScrutinizer05travel to Oulu and pick it up personally22:31
DocScrutinizer05also the product descriptions are pathetic. Generally you're prolly lucky when you get *anything* with the bare bones unit you bid for. No probes with scopes, no manuals, no sw licenses. when you're lucky the device looks moderately OK and even works22:33
whitequarkDocScrutinizer05: for that price for some of the tech I would not hesitate to get a ticket and fly there tomorrow22:38
DocScrutinizer05indeed22:39
DocScrutinizer05but I guess some big guys will rush in and buy en gros22:39
whitequarkeh, if you never try, you never get22:39
whitequarkI would think not; the big guys have grants/funding22:40
whitequarkwhich makes them care less about breadcrumbs like this and also more constrained in choice22:40
DocScrutinizer05this "breadcrumbs" is an auction of ~1200 mostly high class electronic lab items that can go for magnitudes higher price at eBay22:50
DocScrutinizer05so the big guys I'm talking of are those who professionally sell "refurbished" electronics for ~50% of original sales price22:51
whitequarkoh, so liquidators23:17
whitequarkyes, good point23:17
whitequarkwell... assuming they want a nonzero profit, you can still outbid them, no?23:18
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