Now I've seen everything - - one vendor at the Capitol Flea Market, San Jose CA recently had a bunch of these digital calipers, and was selling them for $15 each. They looked perfect, came in a nice fitted, plastic, snap-closed case with instructions and a dehumidifying packet. I was appalled at the price, but I took care to see that loading up the button cell resulted it the display operating properly. The first one I tried produced all display elements energized, and they stayed that way - - no good. But the second worked just fine with huge digits - - very nice. Yes, maybe it "fell off the truck", but then again, I've seen the same product from other vendors at $25. Could these be so economically mass produced that the final seller can make a profit at $15 a throw?
16 years ago