analoger wrote:I think the reason is either to sell the two versions of the expensive thermometers, or a bad design decision again. :shock:
I was looking at the Hakko tip thermometers. I saw that Hakko's FG100 was on Ebay all over the place for prices like $14 - $18 new shipping from China and Hong Kong. I thought to myself "wow self - that's banned might as well buy one". I then looked at the prices from non-Ebay internet vendors and the price for the FG100 is on the order of $170 - $200.
Hakko lists it as costing $230!http://www.hakkousa.com/detail.asp?PID=2388&Page=1
Do you think the Ebay models are "real" Hakko tip thermometers (they sure look like it but I know things can be faked)? Or, is this just the effect of global markets?