From: John Larkin
Subject: Re: Human Experimentation : Nazi Electrocution and Poison Gas happening now ! -1/10/03
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:33:38 -0800
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:58:27 GMT, email@example.com (John Fields)
>On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 08:27:01 -0800, John Larkin
>>On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 16:09:01 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (John Fields)
>>>On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 15:37:05 GMT, "News2020"
>>>>Any offers of measurement equipment to pin-point all the radiation activity
>>>>and measure and record it ?
>>We've always used the Tucker catalog as our reference standard for
>>test equipment pricing. We just use Tucker's price and divide by four.
>It's nuts, isn't it? There's an outfit whose name I forget (Test
>Equipment Connection, maybe...) that sends out an 8 or 10 page list
>with just model numbers and their prices are even higher than
>A few years ago I stumbled onto Bid Service and bought some HP power
>supplies from them at a really reasonable price. You might want to
>check them out at http://www.bidservice.com/
I actually visited Tucker a few times, some years ago whan I had
customers in the Dallas area (dear, departed Supercollider among
them). They had a used/junker/antique department that wasn't bad. Old
man Tucker gave me a tour of the place; they had one long corridor,
maybe 40 feet, with a tall rack, maybe 12 feet high, loaded with Tek
letter-series plugins for the old 545-type scopes. Tucker was
interested in selling to 'collectors' like me, so chatted me up a bit;
still interested in top dollar, I surmise.
Everybody wants to charge what the market will bear; I just don't
understand how Tucker and TEC and Metric stay in business at their
prices. They lease the stuff out at 10% per month and when it comes
off lease, expect to sell things for 75% of new.