[Boatanchors] Funny Craig's list Ad for Oscilloscope

Al Parker anchor at EC.RR.COM
Tue Jul 13 11:42:51 EDT 2010

Hi John, et al,
	I had a very similar experience a few yrs ago, not sure if it was an 
Eico scope, but similar, and similar young chap with parent.  It's nice 
to be able to give something away to someone who will hopefully learn 
from it and progress to bigger & better BA's.

Al, W8UT

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much
worth doing as simply messing about in boats"
Ratty, to Mole

On 7/13/2010 10:55 AM, John Flood wrote:
> I had one of these (working!) on my table at one of the local fleas a year
> or two ago, dropped off by another club member ho had built the kit in the
> 60's.  As I expected, no one was interested in it.  A young kid, probably Jr.
> High School age was looking at it late in the AM, asking about it, I explained
> what it was showed him how it worked.  He looked at the price tag I had on it,
> $10 or so, and frowned.  I told him he could have it for free if it was ok with
> his parents.  His eyes grew as he said "No kidding?" He ran off and dragged his
> dad back.  His dad checked for active smoke generation and told him OK but you
> have to carry it!  No small feat for someone of his size! I'll never forget his
> smile as he went away but realized it's the same smile I still get today but it
> doesn't last as long as my toys are heavier and the pain sets in guicker and
> lasts longer!
> John Flood

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