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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 09:46:15 AM »
Yes price seems too good to be true particularly as supplied from China! It cost me more to send my compass to Silva in Scotland. Feedback on Seller is very good so probably worth a punt. 


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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 10:09:03 AM »
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Here's a dumb question, I bet... but I looked at the picture of the magnet on ebay, and I wonder how you know its north end from its south end

Boogeyman, not so dumb. I didn't know either but an Internet search throws up a lot of results including:

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=5I8gMmYLs30&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D5I8gMmYLs30

Lyle Brotherton

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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2013, 10:19:59 AM »
I cautiously approached a compass, which I knew to be functioning correctly, with my new magent and when the needle started to point in the direction of the magnet I was moving towards the compass I knew that this side of the magnet was the opposite of pole of the compass needle pointing at it, then I scored the surface of the magnet.
“Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance” - Plato


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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2013, 09:16:42 AM »
Boogyman, the magnets I recently bought from FleaBay were stamped N & S :)

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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2013, 08:33:31 PM »
Nice ! Thanks for letting us know.

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Re: Reversed polarity silva Compass
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2013, 09:05:48 PM »
I posted my compass on Saturday before last, got it back from Silva this morning with a note from Rhys - just over a week (with a bank hol)...great service, thanks Guys  (and it points North again too!)