Re: Buying Tek equipment on eBay or on Swap meets


It's pretty clear that eBay has had a significant impact. The volume of stuff sold there is so great, it can't *not* have had an impact. Dayton nee' Xenia is a good example. Before eBay it had several folks selling recent vintage HP and Tek. With the advent of eBay that dwindled to nothing over less than five year. I still see stuff at the local fests, but the nature of the content is now largely floor sweepings.

There are certainly other significant effects - the aging of the ham radio hobby, liability and venue cost, etc. but eBay is a major factor.

Oz (in DFW) N1OZ

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