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Old 1st September 2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Default $100k worth of caps. Not as big a pile as you would think.

These are NOS Metalized film Polycarbonate capacitors made for military aircraft. The supply of Polycarbonate dried up so they discontinued them a few years ago.
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If I can see right, are they 10 Uf at 50V ? ? ? ?
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You mean that one box is $100K worth? Yikes!!
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You mean that one box is $100K worth? Yikes!!
Actually there are only 200 in the box. Two boxes. 380 total on the table. they were $312 each. So more like $62k for the one box.

But they are supposed to sound very good, and you get those plastic trays.
So win win.
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Yeah, but you didn't pay that much for them... right?

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What you miss is the horrendous trail of QC and accounting paper that follows each cap, That's the thing that costs money, not the cap itself. That's how you get your $1k hammers and toilet seats. It's the paper trail.
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