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Dubious seller of Agilent N9912A FieldFox's on eBay

Question asked by drkirkby on Dec 20, 2013
Latest reply on Dec 20, 2013 by theamberco
There is someone on eBay selling CertiPrime N9912A FieldFox Combination analyzers. The auction states

THIS UNIT IS DEMO-CERTAPRIME WITH 30 MONTH  WARRANTY FACTORY-TESTED AND CALIBRATED
THESE HAD AQ 3 YR WARRANTY BUT HAVE HAD IN INVENTORY FOR 6 MONTHS SO 30 MONTHS LEFT
THESE ARE CERTA-PRIME UNITS


*FULLY-FULLY LOADED UNITS NO MORE OPTIONS TO ADD-YOU HAVE THEM ALL*

However, the auction lists the option of the N9923As which do *not* have all the available options. I have advised the seller of this via eBay messages. The seller acknowledges the analyzers do not have all the available options, but still continues to advertise the 9912A's as having all the options. The options are listed:

106-6 GHZ CABLE/ANTENNA ANALYZER
302-EXTERNAL USB POWER SENSOR SUPPORT
110-TRANSMISSION MEASUREMENT
111-QUICK CAL INTERNAL CAL SET-OPEN-LOAD-SHORT
231- 6 GHZ SPECTRUM ANALYZER
235- PREMPLIFIER FOR SPECTRUM
303-NETWORK ANALYSIS TESTING-VNA
308-VECTOR VOLTMETER
236-INTERFERANCE ANALYZER
311-CHANNEL POWER METER
010-TIME DOMAIN NETWORK ANALYZER TIME

Anyway, the units do have quite a few options, but certainly *not* all available options. So if you want all the options with a full 3-year warranty, the seller "agilentused", which is Agilent did have some N9912A's, though seems to have withdrawn them. But you could consider contacting Agilent if you wanted an N9912A with all the options and a longer warranty. 

I think this is the case of Caveat emptor. 

Dave

Edited by: drkirkby on Dec 21, 2013 6:28 PM  

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