Want to buy an used oscilloscope.

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Hello everyone.

 

I am during an university project and i need an used oscilloscope to do my job. Some time i will need to buy a new oscilloscope but now i need one 

and my budge is low for something new.

 

I found many interesting used scopes on Ebay but most of them had shipping over scope value. Example scope on 70eu and shipping on 120eu :)

 

 

My budge is very low like 140eu + taxes.

 

I hope someone has an used on stock for selling.

 

 

Thank you.

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Apart from your mentioning the Euro budget, none of us has any idea where you are, so how are we supposed to be able to offer suggestions?

 

Ross

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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valusoft wrote:

Apart from your mentioning the Euro budget, none of us has any idea where you are, so how are we supposed to be able to offer suggestions?

 

Ross

 

 

Excuse me Ross , i thought my location was under my name on left. Like yours.

 

I am from Greece, i understand that ebay is most an US site. Thats why i hope someone will sell an used scope on EU.

 

 

 

Last Edited: Fri. Jul 31, 2015 - 12:36 AM
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OK, I have added your location to your account settings. No harm done.

 

I wish you luck getting your oscilloscope.

 

Ross

 

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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The first thing to ask is what exactly do you need the scope for, and what are the low-cost alternatives? 

 

A used oscilloscope is heavy metal box with a big heavy cathode ray tube, and heavy transformers needed to run the cathode ray tube.  Heavy means high shipping costs.  Bringing equipment across borders means customs duties, VAT taxes, lots of paperwork, etc...  

 

Are you looking at analog signals that are less than 50KHz?  Then the free PC-based audio input port scope programs should work well.  These have the benefit of being able to use the PC memory as near-infinite signal capture buffers.

 

Are you looking at logic- level signals like a USART pulse train or I2C traces?  Then an inexpensive logic-analyser USB-based module would work fine and be much cheaper to ship. 

 

Are you trying to capture a errant pulse that can happen at unpredictable times?  Then an oscilloscope-front-end signal capture module for the PC would work and be inexpensive to ship.

 

Are you going to keep this scope for 5-10 years and then resell it to some other party in Greece?  A new Rigol DS1052 would be a good idea.  Especially if you can find someone else to share the cost with you.  A time-share where you use the scope for six months and then they use it for six months. 

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I am going for an Atmega project , buck and boost converter. So im going to giving PWM on 62 kHz . That's the frequency my Proffesor want.

 

I'm going to take the project papers and details on next 2-3 weeks but i want to be prepared at least of hardware.

 

 

I search here and net for Rigol and Owon. I found that batronix.com its the best choice for me in Greece.

 

With a budget of 250-350 eu i could buy an oscilloscope that could keep it for years.

 

 

I know the best is to keep my money and buy something will keep it , but my budget is hardly 140-150eu and dont have time to collect the money.

 

 

Sorry for missing details on fist post.

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Start a Greek Craigslist to buy and sell electronic stuff?

 

Imagecraft compiler user

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bobgardner wrote:

Craigslist

 

Dunno what that means. My big problem is that i cant use credit card to buy outside Greece. 

 

And local prices are  (batronix prices + 100euro) ...