7300 Used Radio Killing Prices

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KM4MLF, Sep 30, 2019.

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  1. KM4MLF

    KM4MLF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I recently bought a used IC-7300 at the Virginia Beach Hamfest for $700. Crazy thing is all the used 20+ year old HF radios were advertised for more..... Maybe a I got a really good deal, but hopefully Hams will realise their old radios are not worth as much as they think. Consequently, my IC-7200 will be going to a new Ham for $400. Hopefully this will be a trend. -KM4MLF
  2. W7UUU

    W7UUU Super Moderator Lifetime Member 133 Administrator Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Buyers - not sellers - determine prices of every commodity known to man. Radios are no different.

    Supply and demand - it's very simple.

    If the supply of IC-7200's skyrockets with people in droves selling them, and not that many people want to buy one, you might well see a $400 price tag.

    Pork bellies, coffee beans, gold, brake calipers, concentrated orange juice, it's all the same.

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  3. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Many old radios still work. That is why they retain a good price.

    New radio longevity is yet to be seen.

    Check back in 20 years. My 50+ year old Collins radio still works.
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  4. W1BR

    W1BR Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    New doesn't always mean better. My old Ten Tec Omni VI Plus rigs are still very competitive. And, I can service them to component level with no problems.
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  5. ND6M

    ND6M Ham Member QRZ Page

    The other side of that concept is,......

    wait for it,......................

    The seller was willing to sell it for that price, think about that.
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  6. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page


    And only the seller knows all of the problems that it has.
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  7. KK4NSF

    KK4NSF Ham Member QRZ Page

    I could not agree more. While a lot of the newer radios have a lot more bells and whistles than the older rigs, some of them seem to fall down in basic quality of build, and in audio quality. I use a radio that is 33 years old, works perfectly and is still viable in today's digital landscape. I wonder how many of the newer radios will still be working / viable in 2049?
  8. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Not many. They will be bricked by firmware updates. Many already are.
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  9. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Except that isn't happening. You can make up stories like this, but that doesn't make them true. sigh.
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  10. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Check how many had to be sent back to the factory for a JTAG repair, Then you can tell if it is true.

    Yes. It does happen. To true to make up.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019

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