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Topic # 220282 3-Aug-2017 11:32
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I seriously just got asked if there was any signal loss between a 5 m and a 2 m telephone lead? A lead I sell on Trademe

 

I replied somewhat tongue in cheek

 

That I am sure there would be but not to many studies have been done on this $5.50 lead!!





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  Reply # 1836499 3-Aug-2017 12:30
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I see that reserve has been met, but can you add a buy now?

 

Will you ship this pick-up-only item to the Chathams?


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  Reply # 1836505 3-Aug-2017 12:40
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Nice response tell them to buy one of each and feel free to do testing between the 2 leads

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  Reply # 1836506 3-Aug-2017 12:40
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To my uneducated-in-telephony mind that seemed like a reasonable question... after all, there *are* signal losses over wires, and the longer the wire the more loss.

 

I'd expect an answer along the lines of "negligible" or .0001dB/m or whatever.

 

 


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  Reply # 1836561 3-Aug-2017 13:48
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Are you interested in a swap for some rusty gate hinges, or a broken kettle?





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  Reply # 1836590 3-Aug-2017 14:24
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^^^ Or a mother in law?


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  Reply # 1836603 3-Aug-2017 14:48
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I know it seems a silly question to most people here, but for a non technically minded person, I don't see this as an unreasonable thing to ask.

 

Imagine that that's your mum or dad or aunt or whoever wanting to move the phone a bit further away from where it is, but they've heard you talking about line length and such things, and want to make sure it won't be a problem.

 

I don't know how the OP answered this, nor the exact question asked, but I'm not a fan of having a laugh at potential clients - it doesn't tend to convert them into actual clients.


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  Reply # 1836611 3-Aug-2017 15:00
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DarthKermit:

 

^^^ Or a mother in law?

 

 

 

 

I'm heading to Asia in a week on business. MiL arrives 3 days later. I get back in 3 weeks. MiL leaves next day.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1836621 3-Aug-2017 15:04
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RunningMan:

 

I know it seems a silly question to most people here, but for a non technically minded person, I don't see this as an unreasonable thing to ask.

 

Imagine that that's your mum or dad or aunt or whoever wanting to move the phone a bit further away from where it is, but they've heard you talking about line length and such things, and want to make sure it won't be a problem.

 

I don't know how the OP answered this, nor the exact question asked, but I'm not a fan of having a laugh at potential clients - it doesn't tend to convert them into actual clients.

 

 

 

 

I agree that it isn't a silly question for someone who is non technical, and I ahve seen far far more silly questions. Signals in cables can degrade over disatance. eg DC power, HDMI cables . So I hope the OP was kind in their reply.


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  Reply # 1836627 3-Aug-2017 15:13
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If seller is rude I don't buy

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  Reply # 1836670 3-Aug-2017 15:44
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I don't mind silly questions but the ones where the answer is clearly printed in the listing details (if they bothered to read) annoy the bejesus out of me. I also note that almost without exception members who ask  'silly' questions rarely end up actually buying the item regardless of how *restrained* my answer might be.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1836672 3-Aug-2017 15:47
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This thread sums up nicely why I don't sell anything on TradeMe if I can avoid it.





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  Reply # 1836678 3-Aug-2017 15:55
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People ask the dumbest questions.

 

I remember this time a guy posted on Geekzone "I bought a domain name now what should I do with it?"


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  Reply # 1836695 3-Aug-2017 16:22
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muppet:

 

People ask the dumbest questions.

 

I remember this time a guy posted on Geekzone "I bought a domain name now what should I do with it?"

 

 

Thats me at the moment! I grabbed a free one from the Geekzone promotion (https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=220259) but now I can't decide what I want to do with it.

 

I guess my issue really is "what should I do first?". I've never really felt the need to buy one so this is the first I've owned.


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  Reply # 1836699 3-Aug-2017 16:36
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I wonder if the question asker was thinking about DSL when they asked the question. Some extension leads are good for voice but hopeless for DSL.


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  Reply # 1836763 3-Aug-2017 18:15
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Ignoring the fact that you said "no trades" in the auction details, would you like to swap for my bogany old Holden?


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