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 Post subject: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 9:41 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fluke-27-FM-Dig ... Sw44BYI5SJ

I bought one of these; has not arrived so I can't say if it functions. I have no affiliation with the seller.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 11:45 am 
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Got one, don't exactly know why, I guess just so I can say I have one. IF it had been sixteen bucks though, I wouldn't have wasted my money. :wink: :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 2:33 pm 
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Well, I ordered one. Can't wait to see if it works.
I already have one 27 FM that I paid a lot more than $15 for.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 4:05 pm 
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I would say, maybe due to the fact they are in the business of selling that sort of thing, making claims that it is untested or can't test, or don't know if it works, leads me to expect trouble. Being that with a small amount of effort they could determine at least basic function and ask more. But maybe you will get lucky. Unlike some of their items, they did say power tested, whatever that means.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 10, 2016 5:11 pm 
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Looks like they are asking $50 for them now. "Does Not Include Probes Or Other Accessories" and "SOLD AS IS/UNTESTED/MAY NOT WORK".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fluke-27-FM-Dig ... SwmfhX7ZwM

You can do better. I got mine for not much more with case, probes and 6kV HV probe.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Fri 11, 2016 6:37 pm 
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bandersen wrote:
Looks like they are asking $50 for them now. "Does Not Include Probes Or Other Accessories" and "SOLD AS IS/UNTESTED/MAY NOT WORK".

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fluke-27-FM-Dig ... SwmfhX7ZwM

You can do better. I got mine for not much more with case, probes and 6kV HV probe.


plus $19 shipping . I got mine for free shipping.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 16, 2016 8:07 pm 
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I got mine today and did a quick test; seems to work fine. I also got an eBay email saying they had 22 left for $15 each with free shipping, so I bought 8 more. Might be disappointed, or maybe it's a good deal.

Mine came in a large flat rate box; I don't see how they can make any money that way, even with the eBay discount.


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 16, 2016 9:34 pm 
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They must have got a ton of them for almost nothing.

Down to 4 remaining now :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 16, 2016 9:37 pm 
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Look again - only 3 now.

Don't ask me how I know that. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Wed 16, 2016 10:52 pm 
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I paid $15 shipped free. Got mine today. Came in a large priority box. Padded with spray packing foam.

Turned it on . . . dead. Bummer. Maybe just needs a battery but that's not usually my luck. Put in a fresh 9v and bam! it works fine. Tracks right along with my other 27FM that I paid $75 + shipping. I've tested that against some standards and it was pretty close. So I guess I got a good one. The front side is a bit more beat up than my other one but not by much.

Nice ebay score.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 17, 2016 6:18 am 
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I figured that they got a whole load of them from one place that decided to replace all of them, and that would mean a lot would still be functional. Worth the risk (?); I will find out.
Yes, mine was packed with the 'bag foam' and came in a large flat rate box. I ordered 4, then 4 more, and told them they could use 1 box--they seem to pack well.


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 Post subject: One tough customer, the Fluke 27 is.
PostPosted: Nov Thu 17, 2016 12:14 pm 
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Will you be re-excessing any of the 27's, after the sorting and testing? -BMS-


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
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Government had LOTS of these.

Probably got them on a bid sale.
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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Thu 17, 2016 2:27 pm 
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I forgot to say thanks for the heads-up, John.

Thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
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ITS HERE!!!

IT WORKS!!!

Another happy camper, thanks John!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Fri 18, 2016 10:57 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
I forgot to say thanks for the heads-up, John.

Thanks!


And I too will say thanks! I got the last one that they had. Hope it arrives in good condition. I will let everyone know.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Sat 19, 2016 6:42 pm 
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Well folks, I must say I'm amazed!

This morning, Saturday, FEDEX delivered my Fluke 27/FM. (Amazement begins.)

As I opened the very strong box it came in which was stapled shut with the large copper staples and securley taped, I was even more positively impressed.

Then came the excellent form-fitting foam surrounding it - completely baboon-proof. :shock:

The next pleasant surprise was the excellent condition of the meter itself - very clean with hardly a scratch. An added bonus was that the rear fold-out stand was still there and looked like it had never been used!

The final stage of amazement arrived when I put in a new 9V battery and powered it up. Seems it is totally functional and quite accurate - at least as gauged by its newer sibling, the 73 III.

It's got to be the best $15 I've spent in a long time!

Thanks again to John and I hope all the others who got these have similar luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Sat 19, 2016 8:12 pm 
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Yes, it seems there are a number of people who owe me, big time. And Christmas is just around the corner!


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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Sat 19, 2016 8:35 pm 
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Ah, yes. But what to get for the man who has everything?

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 Post subject: Re: Fluke 27/FM
PostPosted: Nov Mon 21, 2016 2:41 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
Ah, yes. But what to get for the man who has everything?


Another Fluke 27/FM???

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