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Specifications and Features Now Showing in Used-Line Listings

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You’ve seen our T&M Specifications page, haven’t you? Well, it just got smarter. We added behind-the-scenes instruments that don’t necessarily fit into the T&M Specifications categories, but that do show up under ads in Used-Line listing categories.

Ok, we can hear you saying now: What are they talking about?

So, let’s explain.

Here’s how it usually works.

If you visit our Specs page, you’ll find 31 Test & Measurement Categories in which you can perform two tasks:

  • Check and compare product specs.
  • Find a particular model’s listings on Used-Line.

Let’s choose Signal Generators, for example. You view a table of (currently) 426 models and their specs, such as frequency ranges and output power.

Signal Generator Specifications

Signal Generators Specs on Used-Line T&M Specs page.

So, let’s pick one. We’ll select the Spanawave (formerly Giga-tronics) 2550B. When we click through we land on a page showing the specifications and a description of the 2550B. (Scroll up to view the 2550B product listings.)

That is the usual case.

Now, what happens if you want to view the specs of an item that we have not showcased on our T&M Specifications page?

What about a resistor, for example?

A pile of old resistors

Resistor, anyone?

A resistor?! You’re right. We do not have a special category for resistors in our T&M Specifications, but we do have the following categories in Used-Line’s listings of resistors ads:

Now, let’s go to Used-Line and search for a Guildline Instruments 9330, a standard resistor whose design meets the need to reduce the typical sources of errors found in older designs – that is:

  • Temperature coefficients
  • Thermal and electrical time constraints
  • Thermal EMF’s
  • Voltage and power coefficients

Scroll to the bottom of the 9330 listing results and what do you see?! A paragraph discussing the  specifications and features of the 9330 based on the manufacturer’s description!

Now you’re not going to find descriptions of every single product that is advertised for sale on Used-Line.

Yet!

But we’re working on it!

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Special lab equipment update for the 2016/2017 academic year

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Used Equipment Auctions

Used-Line has been serving its colleagues in the world of academia since 1999. We view our involvement in the institutions of science and engineering not only as a business, but also as a kind of community commitment.

PRICE CHALLENGE

Used test equipment auction

We are challenging our dealers to offer special discounted pricing for scientists and researchers in academic institutions, be it for anything from logic analyzers and microscopes, to Bunsen Burners and osmometers, breadboards, or etchers.

 

THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 IS HERE

Used lab equipment auctionsTHE ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017 IS HERE
The new academic year is upon us, and university labs and research centers all over the globe have started to make their equipment selections for upcoming research and development programs.

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As shown by the U.S. National Science Foundation, academic institutions performed 53 percent of the U.S. total basic research, and 36 percent of all U.S. research (basic + applied), as far back as 2009. This increasing trend in research conducted by academia is now reflected in the numbers for 2015.

Visit Used-Line and find all the equipment you require from thousands of new special listings for academic laboratories in the many fields of science and engineering.

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Online Advertising—What It’s Worth

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More and more spending is going towards online advertising than ever before.

Are you onboard?

Let’s think about why this is happening, and consider the following:Why online? Well, how many ads have you seen in newspapers lately? In truth, how many newspapers have you read recently?! Your answer could explain why already way back in 2011, eMarketer correctly predicted a decline in spending for print advertising in the US in 2012, with a rise in online advertising to be seen each year including 2016

 

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But have you been online in the last 24 hours? How many times? Perhaps a brand name entered that area of your brain that stores useful stuff! Without your even realizing it!

There must be a reason that, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report,$60 billion dollars was spent on online advertising in the United States in 2015.

It’s simple! Online Advertising is successful!

How? – You may ask.

  1. You have the right audience.
  2. Your ad works 24 hours a day.
  3. Your ad brings the user to you immediately.

Ok. So what does this all have to do with Used-Line Online Advertising?

B1You have the right audience. Your ad is targeted to Used-Line’s specialized audiences. What are your specialties? Gas Chromatographs? Logic Analyzer Modules? Clean Room Equipment? Well, go ahead and advertise. Your ad will be viewable on the listings page of your specialty.

B2Your listings work 24 hours a day. Well, sure. Used-Line is global. There are users all over the globe checking your listings at any moment of the day. An online audience is HUGE and is INTERESTED. Offline audiences are harder to reach and need to be persuaded. Online audiences are typically right there where you want them to be – where your listings are. More importantly, online audiences are right where they want to be.

B3Your listing on Used-Line brings the user to you immediately. Of course, you could be fast asleep! After all, many of us are – at 3:00 AM. But if a user on the other side of the world sees something he likes after clicking your listing, and fills a quote cart or shopping cart, then you’re in business without lifting a finger!

So, Does Online Advertising succeed?!

Let’s give that a big resounding YES! On Used-Line!

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Used-Line Has Chosen its First Dealer of the Month: Congratulations MATsolutions!

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The Used-Line Test Community Has Chosen!

MATsolutions is the Dealer of the Month.

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Used-Line’s Test Community voted for you because of your customer service, honesty, and reliability!

Since 1992, MATsolutions has delivered the assurance our clients need when acquiring, maintaining, and managing high quality reconditioned test and measurement equipment. MATsolutions purchases, sells, rents, and leases equipment from over 50 manufacturers and specializes in Agilent (Keysight), Tektronix, Rohde & Schwarz, Anritsu, and Fluke products. We also provide expert test equipment calibration and repair services in our state-of-the-art ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory. MATsolutions can provide a repair solution to maintain older test platforms beyond the OEM end of service period.

MATsolutions Products

on Used-Line.com

Fluke 5720A

Fluke 5720A

Agilent/Keysight N9010A

Agilent/Keysight N9010A

Agilent/HP E8257D

Agilent/HP E8257D

More Products from MATsolutions

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US DOMINATES USED TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET AT 90%!

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US DOMINATES USED TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET AT 90%!


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According to Used-Line Research US DOMINATES USED TEST EQUIPMENT MARKET AT 90%! Click To Tweet

What’s behind this astronomical growth and what does it mean for the rest of the world?

As we come to the close of a successful 2015 sales year, we at Used-Line want to share some of our market observations and projections with you, our valued customers.

Used Test Equipment Market Snapshot.

A simple look at the Used-Line Dealers Directory shows North America as the most dominant of the 5 major global markets today by far, with over 70% of our dealers embedded and handling 92% of the products listed.

Used-Line Dealers Directory shows - 70% of North American dealers handling 92% of the products listed Click To Tweet

Europe, handling 6.2% of products, is a very distant second, followed by Asia, Oceania and the rest of the world.

Why is the US Market Growing?

America is experiencing a period of economic growth. The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates the real gross domestic product (GDP) for 2015 increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in 2015 Q3. Employment was up, as well as personal income (up 0.9%) and market optimism translated into higher buying power.

A $4.13 Billion Growth Market

MarketsandMarkets consulting predicts the automated test equipment market will reach $4.13 Billion by 2020, fueled by an increased demand for consumer electronics, more complex designs and a growing need for more effective testing.

But even with the US occupying such a big chunk of the market, other regions are still dealing with a potential market of close to half a billion dollars.

MarketsandMarkets predicts the automated test equipment market will reach $4.13 Billion by 2020 Click To Tweet

But what does the future look like for these smaller markets?

Growth Potential for Other Regions

Despite their relatively small share of the used test equipment market, smaller markets have also grown.

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The Asia used test equipment market, which only had 7% dealer representation a few years ago, now has 14.7%.

The Asia used test equipment, which only had 7% dealer representation a few years ago, now has 14.7%. Click To Tweet

Wireless network expansion in Asia and future developments on the planning boards mean future market growth opportunities. Plus the implications of the recent Climate Change conference in Paris mean a whole new restructuring of global industry of which Asia and other small markets will be scrambling to take advantage.

In other words, the market could grow even more than analysts estimate.

Used-Line will be keeping a close eye on this and other trends in Used Lab, Test, Measurement and Semi Equipment Market and let you know what we see in future updates.

We at Used-line will continue to do everything we can to connect you to the used test equipment market bringing you the latest news, market reviews and analytics to help you take advantage of the market.

Established 16 years ago, Used-Line has grown to become an acknowledged leader in the field of Used Lab, Test, Measurement and Semi Equipment with over 775 used equipment dealers worldwide, over 300,000 trusted used equipment listings and hundreds of thousands of customers,.

Used-Line connects thousands of new buyers and sellers of quality used and new high-tech and scientific equipment every month.

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New Feature: Only Show Listings With Images

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When you browse Used-Line.com for equipment, you can now choose to view only those listings that include images.

Click the image below to view the highlighted “Only show ads with images” icon and the different results that you’ll get when you click it. Note also the change in the number of the results shown.

The default is to show all ads.

Choose to view all listings, or only those that include images.

Choose to view all listings, or only those that include images.

 

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