Topics

FS/For Trash? Type 502 Dual Beam Oscilloscope


Jeramy Ashlock <ashlock@...>
 

Hello, I just rescued an old 502 Dual Beam Oscilloscope that
was about to be thrown out, tubes and all. It is in
slightly beat up shape. I am wondering if it would have any
value to anyone here, or should I just trash it?

What do you think I could I get for this thing on ebay?


Michael Dunn <mdunn@...>
 

At 2:30 PM -0700 2000/11/03, Jeramy Ashlock wrote:
Hello, I just rescued an old 502 Dual Beam Oscilloscope that
was about to be thrown out, tubes and all. It is in
slightly beat up shape. I am wondering if it would have any
value to anyone here, or should I just trash it?

What do you think I could I get for this thing on ebay?
Not sure what you could get on eBay, but don't trash it! I'll pay you a reasonable amount for stripped parts if you don't want to keep it together. Shipping intact might be prohibitive. Does it have PCB vertical amps, or little sub-chassis with ceramic strips?

-----------------------------------------------------------------
Michael Dunn | Surround Sound Decoder & Stereo Enhancement
Cantares | Self-Amplified Speakers, Test Equipment
74 George St. | Ambisonic Surround Sound CDs and Recording
Waterloo, Ont. | (519) 744-9395 (fax: 744-7129)
N2J 1K7 | mdunn@cantares.on.ca
Canada | http://www.cantares.on.ca/
-----------------------------------------------------------------


Stan or Patricia Griffiths <w7ni@...>
 

Hi Jeramy,

An old Tek scope like a 502 always has SOME value but whether it is worth
the cost the box and ship it is a good question. It is always a good idea
to offer these things to the list but it would be helpful to know WHERE it
is located to know if one could pick it up without boxing and shipping. As
to what it might be worth on eBay . . . good question. I have sold tons of
stuff on eBay and I have really been surprised at what some of it went for.
I have also put some stuff up for auction that never got a single bid . . .
sometimes I have relisted a "no bid" item and gotten good bids on the second
try. It is hard to guess what will happen on eBay. Here is my guess at
what it is worth: If it looks dead with no trace when you plug it in and
turn it on: $10.00. If it has a trace and appears to work: $25.00. A
little more if it has a manual and/or probes or a scope cart. I already
have two of them plus two 502A models but I would still find a place for it
here to save it from the landfill if it was close to here and I could get it
just for picking it up.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com

Jeramy Ashlock wrote:

Hello, I just rescued an old 502 Dual Beam Oscilloscope that
was about to be thrown out, tubes and all. It is in
slightly beat up shape. I am wondering if it would have any
value to anyone here, or should I just trash it?

What do you think I could I get for this thing on ebay?


To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
TekScopes-unsubscribe@egroups.com


mwcpc7@...
 

In a message dated 11/03/2000 9:56:55 PM Eastern Standard Time,
w7ni@teleport.com writes:

It is hard to guess what will happen on eBay. Here is my guess at
what it is worth: If it looks dead with no trace when you plug it in and
turn it on: $10.00. If it has a trace and appears to work: $25.00. A
little more if it has a manual and/or probes or a scope cart. I already
have two of them plus two 502A models but I would still find a place for it
here to save it from the landfill if it was close to here and I could get
it
just for picking it up.

Stan
w7ni@teleport.com
My experience is about the same. I have 5 or 6 502s and would really like to
have one operating on each bench that I use for audio work, but they really
need thorough servicing and recapping. I burned out two transformers before
I learned not to turn them on. I have paid $0.00 to $25.00 for them.


I would pick up any similar vintage Tek equipment that are available for the
hauling within 50 miles of Rochester, NY or $5 to $15 for one that sits in
front of me at a Hamfest. At that rate I get about all I can handle.

Mike Csontos