"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by markosjal, January 26, 2018, 02:31:25 AM
Quote from: MaximRecoil on September 24, 2018, 12:22:03 AMIt's funny that someone from Hong Kong can sell me 10 tone generator chips and ship them to Maine for a total cost of $8.96, but Fedex charges $20 just to ship an item of similar size and weight from Texas to Maine.
Quote from: twocvbloke on September 27, 2018, 09:09:44 PMThere's a simple reason for that, the chinese government subsidises international postage, therefore making it cheap for us end-consumers to buy from them than it is to buy locally when the locally sold product is often from the same source in china...Heck, I'm waiting for 80x 1 Watt LED beads (50x White, 20x Red, 10x Blue) for a total of £7.33 from china, can't get them that cheaply over here in the UK, yeah the waiting's a pain, but when you've got stuff you want to do on a very low budget, it's worth the wait...
QuotePEC: Can U.S. merchants can ship products to China in a similar inexpensive manner?Steidler: No. It is dirt cheap to ship goods from China to the United States because China has gotten itself classified as a group 3 country under the International Universal Postal Union system. China is in a grouping with Botswana, Costa Rica, Kazakhstan, and similar underdeveloped countries.PEC: The issue is not so much the policy of terminal dues, it's the classification that China has within that policy. Is that what you're saying?Steidler: That's a big part of it. The entire terminal dues system should be looked at. In fact, it's something that began in 1969 — before ecommerce, before the age of international shipping.
Quote from: markosjal on January 26, 2018, 02:31:25 AMI found thishttp://www.antiquetelephones.co.uk/contents/en-uk/p11569_Electronic_Microphone_to_Fit_US_500_Series.htmlthese are in the UK for 500 type handsets. I have seen others that replace the entire mic cup but never these. At least they say "electrinic mic" so I assume the are not carbon mics. That means these from the UK will also work in trimlines, Sculpturas, 70s candlestick repros and so many more that do not have the mic cup to replace.Mark
Quote from: RDPipes on August 11, 2022, 11:40:16 AMJust a thought here, the newer style EMS-94 transmitters you received maybe designed for volume controlled handsets, so without a volume control you hear full volume which is too high for the normal ear specially in a quiet setting like ones home. Just a thought.
Quote from: RDPipes on August 11, 2022, 12:38:10 PMAh, for some reason I was thinking receiver even though you stated transmitter, my fault!