Originally Posted by NeilR
I included persistent because you deserved it! I included lucky because there are so many snipers that time of day doesn't make that much of a difference anymore. It does, however, remove a large pool of potential less sophisticated bidders with day jobs.
No question, my Wavetek meters are not very saleable, but I figure the 10A large fuses in them are worth as much as the meters themselves cost me. I bought spare fuses that came with a free meter
And they are hard to come by. Which is why I am surprised that they do not sell well when they come up. My hat is off to Fluke's marketing. I bought two within one week. Actually the 2nd one was by accident because I forgot to set up a snipe group. But for 15 bucks I won't complain. It is very handy having multiple meters monitoring different things when an amp gets brought up the first time.
I only posted what I did because I think there are a lot of starving students here that are lead to believe that only a Fluke is good enough to get their Cmoy up and running, and that simply is not the case. I myself would like to own a Fluke, but the only ones that make sense for me (given my existing meters) would be the 187/189 series and I just haven't had the need to justify all the bidding it will take to bring one in at a decent price. I would like to find out what all the mystique is about. I have used them on occasion but never owned one.