Geiger counters and dosimeters price craziness

Totally out-of-stock for most of them (popular models shipping from September/October), Geiger prices have gone really high. But how much ?

I reviewed current prices (27/06) in online stores with google and e-bay’s prices using both current and won/sold items search.

I retrieved the pre-Fukushima incident prices (Last update of his page in February) from Vaughn Aubuchon’s web page. He has information for many common counters and dosimeters, including sensor comparison and fix schema for antiques.

The lowest prices from stores are usually for pre-orders. Some stores even offer higher prices for a shortest availability option.

RADEX RD1503

  • Before Fukushima price: 85 EUR
  • Online stores: 225~
  • E-Bay Prices: 230~850 EUR

price increase +270 to +1000%

 

RADEX RD1706

  • Online Stores: 259-720 EUR
  • E-Bay Prices: 399 ~ 850 EUR

 

Kvarts DRSB-01

Hard to find simple geiger counter

  • Before Fukushima price: 16 EUR
  • Manufaturer price: ?
  • Online Stores: up to 260 EUR for a used one !
  • E-Bay Prices: 65 EUR

price increase +400% to 1625% !


Gamma Scout

  • Before Fukushima price: 246 EUR
  • Manufaturer price: ?
  • Online Stores: 277-365 EUR
  • E-Bay Prices: 605 ~ 1400 EUR

price increase +12% to 569% !


Terra-P IP20 / Ecotect MKS-05

  • Before Fukushima price: 118 EUR
  • Manufaturer price: ?
  • Online Stores: 345 ~ 999 EUR
  • E-Bay Prices: 550 ~ 780 EUR

price increase +292% to 846% !

 

Victoreen Model CD V-700

  • Before Fukushima price: 35 EUR
  • Manufaturer price:  cold war antique !
  • Online Stores: 210 EUR (as seen on anythingradioactive.com / 185£)
  • E-Bay Prices: 70 ~ 256 EUR

price increase +100 to +730%

SOEKS 01М (new)


  • Before Fukushima price: Unknown ( new model )
  • Manufacturer price: 150 EUR ( 6000 roubles / June 2011 )
  • Online stores: 230~420 EUR (note soeks.eu is now selling for $399 when still listed $599 in orders’s drop list)
  • E-Bay Prices: 230 ~ 400 EUR

price increase +53 to +266%


There’s also some clones on the market like the ukrainian “TARREX” or the Chinese “LK3600″.

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