In the previous company where I took up my OJT, we were sometimes assigned to find some stuff that the people on the site need. If the materials or equipment are nowhere within the reach of our telephone lines, we oftentimes just go to Google to look for related stuff that our boss requests, those were still quite expensive and sometimes don’t meet the requirements.
I was once assigned to look for meters and I was complimented for finding affordable ph meters online. I just lost track if they bought it because the purchasing is not covered by my tasks anymore.
Nevertheless, I know that the meters that I saw online were really affordable and of quality.