Re: Old Tektronix Books
Well, good news so far! My copy of "Typical Oscilloscope Circuitry" arrived today. It's a "revised edition" from 1962 and it's in very good shape. The cover smells a bit like soap rather than cigarettes interestingly enough. But the stamp on the first two pages reads "Property of Collins Radio Co." Cool. I recently picked up a Collins-made R390 for fun. Wonder if this book and that receiver ever crossed paths.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Still waiting on Stan's book, if the bookseller ever finds me a copy for $38. Ha ha. Dan
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, 8:20:45 AM EDT, Dave Daniel <kc0wjn@...> wrote:
Yes, these sellers are called "book jackers" by legitimate sellers. A
book-jacker will advertise a book at a higher price than a legitimate
seller and then sell the book to you. The book jacker buys the book from
the original seller and then ships it to you or has ir drop-shipped to
you from the original seller.
One can sometimes spot this when a book for which one is looking comes
on the market, listed by the original seller, and then shortly
thereafter shows up with the exact same description (word-for-word) as
the original seller's description but at a higher price. Also, it is
sometimes evident that the book jacker lacks experience and card when
packing the book before shipping it to you.
This started happening about fifteen years ago.
Another point that I was going to make in this thread is that the
website bookfinder.com is a good resource to find all copies of a given
book that are available from ABE Books, Alibris, Amazon and the rest of
the other second-hand online book sellers. I almost always try to buy
from book sellers who list their books on ABEBooks or Alibris, and in
many cases, I can purchase used books from sellers from whom I have
purchased in the past (for instance, Zubal books). I don't buy many
books anymore since I have too many now. I have had lots of problems
buying used books through Amazon and I tend to not buy used books
through Amazon anymore.
I found my copy of "Typical Oscilloscope Circuits" in a surplus parts
store decades ago. I don't remember how much I paid for it, but ISTR it
was just a few dollars. I've since collected all of the other Tektronix
"Concepts" series of books; I wonder if they are still out there and, if
so, for how much. At least many of them are available from the TekWiki,
DavMar and K04BB websites (for instance) in PDF form and so have been
preserved in a useful form.
On 3/29/2019 4:04 PM, Dennis Tillman W7PF wrote: