Pat, there are x-ray fluorescence spectrometers that go for that much, I agree... from the same website there's another vender selling a x-ray fluorescence spectrometer for $40,000... look HERE
The vender I reported as selling the Spectro for $4,199 said that's what they are selling it for, albeit there is a 2 unit minimum one must purchase... could it be a chinese replicated version (being that these are probably made in china anyway) of the same product? probably... but all the same there's something that I'll just inform you of regards the Alibaba website... it's an official vender to buyer website catering to international interests, and is a reputable site. I'm pretty sure any scams perportrated through that site are quickly corrected.
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Therefore, it's obviously evident that this person is liscenced to sell the Spectro at the price of $4,199 ea. and demand a sale threashold minimum of 2 units for that price.
Therefore, anyone else selling the Spectro for more just got bought out, and furthermore, anyone else not on an alibaba site may be scamming you...
That's just the facts Pat..