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« on: 17 June, 2008, 08:41:28 AM »

Alan Cooper is putting his Lancia Tester Kit on Ebay, shouldn't think there will be many chances to get a set like this again, shame if it didn't go to a club member, or at least another Lancisti.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150260128121

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« Reply #1 on: 19 June, 2008, 10:19:04 PM »

Shame indeed because the one which the club owns (kept by Ian Lloyd) was dropped by someone who borrowed it and it's unrepairable.  Both Ian and I have tried to purchase a replacement but to no avail.

So, if anyone has one of these, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease offer it to the club so everyone can have the chance of using it.

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« Reply #2 on: 19 June, 2008, 10:33:06 PM »

Shame indeed because the one which the club owns (kept by Ian Lloyd) was dropped by someone who borrowed it and it's unrepairable.  Both Ian and I have tried to purchase a replacement but to no avail.

So, if anyone has one of these, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease offer it to the club so everyone can have the chance of using it.

Neil

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Contact Alan on  alan.c.ia@ntlworld.com.

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« Reply #3 on: 24 June, 2008, 10:49:36 PM »

I did and he said that if the club wanted it they would have to bid.

It went for £525; that's nearly £400 than we have available Sad

So any others???  Please give the club first refusal.

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« Reply #4 on: 24 June, 2008, 11:00:10 PM »

We discussed this at Sunday's committee meeting, and we agreed to bid. It went for more than we were prepared to pay, though.
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« Reply #5 on: 25 June, 2008, 06:19:50 PM »

We discussed this at Sunday's committee meeting, and we agreed to bid. It went for more than we were prepared to pay, though.

I knew it would probably fetch a tidy sum but I didn't expect it to go for that sort of money, I suppose it's the integrale appeal. Cry

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« Reply #6 on: 28 June, 2008, 12:58:26 PM »

This is the third Fiat and Lancia Tester which Ian and I have bid on (well me actually).  We set a limit of £150ish and, if we got one, we were going to offer it to the club at what we paid.

But it turns out that £150 is way too little.  What we need is a bit of altruism amongst the sellers/bidders.  If the club owns it, it can be lent out to anyone who wants it.  Instead people are buying these devices so that just occasionally they can use them and the rest of the time it just gathers dust.  That's really not very sensible.

So, what did the committee say?

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« Reply #7 on: 28 June, 2008, 10:11:16 PM »

We agreed that we should pursue the opportunity to purchase, mindful of the Articles of Association - namely, the club exists to support owners in preserving their cars, etc, etc. However, we don't have an unlimited budget, and after reasoned consideration set a figure that was ultimately not successful. We weren't too far off, though. If anyone spots another in the future, give me a nudge, and I'm sure we can have another go.
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« Reply #8 on: 29 June, 2008, 09:03:14 PM »

So, if one comes up on Ebay, we need to have only one bidder or we'll end up pushing the price up when we want to keep it down.  Of course that only works for people on here since the rest of the membership won't know what we're doing.

So shall I leave it to you to do or would you rather I bid.

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« Reply #9 on: 29 June, 2008, 10:37:33 PM »

Best bet is to get one person to bid using Auction sniper (or similar) with your agreed maximum figure, Auction Sniper at this point only tracks the bidding, this way no one knows your even interested & will put in a bid just enough to beat the previous bid in the last 5 seconds, & there's always a good chance of getting the item for less than your maximum figure.

This is why generally it is pointless watching the screen and placing a bid at the last moment, you maybe lucky but certainly not if anyone is tracking the bidding using Auction Sniper. Sad

If however in the meantime your figure is outbid you receive a warning to that effect, so that you can at that point decide if you want to up your maximum figure; of course if lots of others are also using Sniper, you could still lose out at the last minute depending on their maximum figure that maybe higher than yours.

Using sniper has the advantage that you're not showing your hand or even interest in the item, whereas if you follow the bidding it forces others to do the same.


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« Reply #10 on: 01 January, 2018, 04:06:15 PM »

Realising this is a very old thread, I thought I'd still post this email from an Italian car enthusiast in the States -


"Hello Lancia Friends,

I stumbled upon an old thread on your forum which describes the unfortunate dropping of the Club’s Fiat Lancia Tester making it inoperable.

These are pretty rugged units, except for the plastic box, however, the display can easily get misaligned so that the unit do longer functions.

This was the case of a unit I bought used. The good news is that replacement displays (Optrex 16433) are available via electronic surplus stores and are very easy to install.  All the information is provided in this thread:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-168-1991-1995/234417-repairing-marelli-tester.html

Warmest regards from the U.S. and all the best for 2018,  —Steven Immel (a.k.a “pinino" )  "



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