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Post by tubesrgr8 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 pm

I currently have only my old kit-built EMC Model 211 tube tester. It's limited to octal, loctal, 7 and 9 pin mini tubes. I'd like to buy a decent emission tester, or trade this H-P 711A variable power supply for one. The H-P seems to work properly, although I have not scoped the output to see if it's got any hum or anything. The pdf service manual is readily available.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:44 pm

How about this one?

http://columbiamo.craigslist.org/atq/4326541474.html

The price seems right.

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 4:33 pm

Thanks, WC. Looks good except it's in MO, and I prefer not to deal with Craigslist except locally. I do have a bid on eBay for a Knight 600B that looks good.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:33 pm

Is it this one;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Knight-Allied-KG-600B-Tube-Tester-w-Charts-Paperwork-/310883512445?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item486219f07d

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:41 pm

That's the one.
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Post by Guest on Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:52 pm

Good luck to you, I hope you get it and at a reasonable price.

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:11 pm

I lost it! Stupid eBay made me go back and sign in again when I made my last bid at 9 seconds. By then it was won for $71.00... Oh well, I've lived four years without a better tester. Something else will come along.
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Post by Guest on Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:43 pm

I hate the way EBAY does that randomly!

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Post by Wildcat445 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:53 pm

Sure wish you were closer. That one in MO would be perfect. I'm thinking about getting it myself.

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Post by Guest on Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:52 pm

I watch tube tester all the time and every one of them go for big $$$$$ at the very end of the auction.

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Thu Mar 06, 2014 11:08 pm

I would jump on the one in MO if I were closer. Go for it!
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Post by tubesrgr8 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:29 am

Well, I did end up with a Superior TV-11. I had one just like it before I retired, and it did everything I needed. Looks like I'll be putting in an on off slide switch, hopefully no biggie.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:56 am

Good going, where did you get it?

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:38 pm

EBay. I remembered ( and used) my eSnipe account, last second bidding that's a little different from eBay's. I like it lots better.
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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:56 pm

I've always used my skill to snipe, what is a snipe account?

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Post by Guest on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:59 pm

I found it;

http://www.esnipe.com/

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Post by tubesrgr8 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:16 pm

Okay, I just saw your latest post.


Last edited by tubesrgr8 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:19 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : My long winded reply no longer needed...lol)
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Post by terrydec on Tue May 20, 2014 3:51 pm

MEZLAW wrote:I've always used my skill to snipe, what is a snipe account?

Snipe was originally designed so that people could place a bid while not at their computer, like in an airplane or out fishing Like everything else it is sometimes misused. Suppose you are watching an item and toward the end the bidding is, say. $100. With a snipe program you could put in a bid of $200. The snipe makes its bid in the last three seconds so there's no way to keep up, even with 1 click bid, and you win and only have to pay $101. Of course if someone has already put in a bid of $201 you still lose. And there's always the possibility that you'll have to pay $200 for an item you thought you had bought for around $100. A friend of mine wanted something really bad and put in a bid of $1,000. I can't count the times that the bidding has come down to the wire and I'm obviously the high bidder. I'm getting that rush of winning and as soon as the auction closes there is a huge green banner- Sorry, you lost. I REALLY hate that.
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Post by Ragwire on Thu May 22, 2014 12:48 pm

I never have used esnipe. Thought about it, but I usually put in my top dollar once, and only once, or go to buy-it-now auctions.
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Post by terrydec on Thu May 22, 2014 1:38 pm

Me too. Although I have used the "1 click" option. I generally lose at the last second anyway.
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Post by 75X11 on Thu May 22, 2014 2:56 pm

I put the max I am prepared to pay, then try to forget about it. If I lose, I saved a lot of money, if I win, I haven't spent too much.
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Post by 35Z5 on Thu May 22, 2014 4:10 pm

75X11 wrote:I put the max I am prepared to pay, then try to forget about it.  If I lose, I saved a lot of money, if I win, I haven't spent too much.

Probably nine times out of ten, sniping in last few seconds will produce a far better price than if you pre-bid... Just look at a few auctions, doesn't take many till you'll find one that someone ran up a couple bucks at a time till they had the high bid... Likely those bids would have never been placed if you hadn't already bid... I snipe in the last few seconds the max I'm comfortable with and the majority of the time win, if I loose, wasn't meant to be...

Lately I've mostly bought buy it now stuff, but saved $68 on a electric fan and shroud for my '72 Comet when seller put one up for auction or buy it now...
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Post by 75X11 on Thu May 22, 2014 5:51 pm

I do usually wait until a few minutes at most before the auction close. I agree placing a bid at the start of the auction invites people to bid even for nothing other than the effect of a "wet Paint" sign. Just to do it. I predominantly look for buy it now offers also.
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Post by Guest on Thu May 22, 2014 5:55 pm

Likely those bids would have never been placed if you hadn't already bid.

I've noticed some people bid just because someone else did! I've watched a few items that had zero bids and waited till the last few seconds to make the opening bid and win. If you bid early, someone will come along and bid also.

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Post by 35Z5 on Thu May 22, 2014 7:19 pm

MEZLAW wrote:Likely those bids would have never been placed if you hadn't already bid.

I've noticed some people bid just because someone else did!  I've watched a few items that had zero bids and waited till the last few seconds to make the opening bid and win. If you bid early, someone will come along and bid also.

Yeah i believe something with no bids gives the idea, "well if no one else wants it, neither do I" or it can't be any good, over priced, etc...
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