@ybmuG Purrposterous! how else could I increase my (cat)shirt.woot collection on the cheap? Sure, they celebrated their 17th birthday last week with 17 cents shirts, but there was a severe lack of catshirts!
On other slightly more serious level, I practically have every small kitchen appliance I’d ever use already. Coffee makers, hot water pots, rice cookers, slow cookers, toasters, toaster ovens, steamer, food processors, hand mixers, stand mixers, blenders, vacuum sealers – if it’s not cheaper and better than what I have already, I won’t need to consider it.
There’s also Amazon Warehouse as competition too. Two single pendent light fixtures, a 3-light hanging, and a 5-light hanging, less than $20. Total.
@sillyheathen It was extremely, extremely cheap, so cheap that I don’t think it can be used as a price comparison. I found it on half-price day at Savers, it was $5.50 before tax (I would not have bought it for $11, honestly, because I’m supposed to be moving this year, probably, and it’s kind of bulky; also I’m cheap-ish).
I stumbled into an awesome thrift store associated with a Christian school in Spokane, WA not long ago. I found an REI fleece vest, name brand button down shirt, pillow case and butter knife for a grand total of $2.99. There was a heavy Columbia winter jacket for $8 but it was a little snug for me and I live in Texas. But there was lots of great stuff there at amazing prices.
Closer to home I once found a Ticket to Ride Europe board game for $3. Box had some water damage but everything inside was fine. Cards hadn’t even been opened. And I regularly find 24oz Tervis tumblers for $1-$3 (depending on if they have a lid or not and what decorations they have. Apparently this specific store thinks more highly of Aggies (Texas A&M) than it does of QT or U of Texas.).
@narfcake big and heavy and old, sounds like mine. Thanks for the video!
@Limewater I thought I would have to wait till I got home but I had a photo in texts. It’s a Tektronix 466 with DM44 multimeter.
@ybmuG I seem to only have screws and some are loose. Maybe I need an upgrade.
@sammydog01 I guess scope oscillating things? See how things work? Actually it’s really useful in some electronics stuff, and also just neat to play with. Someone made a scope clock kit that would display an analog clock on the scope, but I bet I couldn’t get one of those for less than many multiples of what the scope cost.
It would be super sweet to do some kind of HDMI capture to very simplified outline vector device and then show the vector on the scope and make it like a super retro display. But I don’t even know if something like that is possible.
(2) no particular reference (I haven’t ever gotten around to trying this) but I have in the past read that you can do some serious diagnostics on car ignition systems with one of these – they can pick up and help analyze very transient anomolies
Decades ago I picked up a couple of very old o-scopes at surplus sales (including, I believe a Tektronix) but didn’t ever find time to fool with them. I think they might be somewhere in a storage shed. Seems like I didn’t have the appropriate probes for them.
@sammydog01 Yes indeed. I didn’t see any of the same quality I’ve been used to(!), but I believe I can make do. Then there is a largeish city nearby, and Detroit a bit further, and Chicago is two hours away.
@OldCatLady Your angels are doing better than mine (of course, while I am almost defnitely moving this year, I have no idea when or where and it’s still totally unreal). I have tomorrow off for the third week in a row, and I just mentioned for the third week in a row that tomorrow is half price day at Savers, and it’s only an hour away…
I got 2 old school desks (including vintage chewed gum on the undersides!) for $5.99 each. I plan to turn the desks into a sewing table (likely L-shaped). I’ll have room for both my sewing machine and my serger.