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Subject: Re: Large Lot GEOTECH Earthquake Measuring Seismology Equip
From: "Geoffrey" gmvoeth@...........
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:18:51 -0700

When the Government Sells its old things
they are usually very obsolete.
And they should be Surveyed ( not sure what that means )
but surveyed should be written or stamped on all those devices.
This insures its not been stolen or whatever.
Shipping 6000 lbs would be the greatest expense I should imagine.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "meredith lamb" 
Sent: Thursday, April 23, 2009 7:49 AM
Subject: Re: Large Lot GEOTECH Earthquake Measuring Seismology Equip

> On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 6:46 AM,  wrote:
>> Hi again;
> One more note on this lot.  Historically I do know that the thermal pens
> used on these drums were a constant problem in being
> either accidentally physically damaged or from occasional pen motor fast
> response driven normal use damage.  Even many years ago they were
> very expensive to obtain.  It wasn't unusual for such to be stripped from
> unused equipment to be used.  I only noted one pen in the Ebay
> photo's.  In short....the buyer "may" not get all the pens; and/or they
> could also be "home brew" versions therein?  Its possible that
> the pen motors themselves may be absent from, or short per the quanity of
> drums?  The thermal paper used is also very expensive.
> Just a cautionary buyer/bidder note.   I've been a visitor to the NEIC a few
> times over the years and these problems were mentioned a
> few times from a variety of folks there.   No; I am not bidding on the lot.
> Take care, Meredith Lamb

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