I Bought it on EEEEEE-Baaaaaay!

I’m in the middle of writing a grant proposal: hashing out user fees, equipment and supply costs, student stipends, etc… I’m half-seriously thinking about stocking my lab with surplus equipment bought at auctions.

An old vibrating sample magnetometer selling for K on eBay. New ones cost upwards of 0K.

OK, not really. “Runs great” is NOT a wonderful endorsement for a sensitive lab instrument.