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Equipment - New vs Used Pricing

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by K4BYB, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reminds me of Ebay sales.

    A item has a sale price of $1.00 + $20.00 Shipping.

    If it is junk you can get a refund of $1.

    Seller still makes money because shipping cost was only $5.
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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  2. WD4IGX

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    Yes you can.

    I have any number of FFLs near me who will receive a shipment from another out of state FFL for a flat fee. I can shop those and compare fees, then buy my gun online. FFL there ships it to my FFL here, who runs the NCIS check and sells it to me for $20 more (the typical charge for this.)

    People who price things above new price either don't realize the price has dropped, suffer from "irrational exuberance," or, perhaps, hope to find a, someone who doesn't know the new price.

    More puzzling to me are the things price what seems to me awfully CLOSE to new price. To use the IC-7300 as an example. When I can buy a new one for $973 (after mail in rebate) there's no way I'd pay more than $750 for a used one. But people do. Maybe they can't afford the extra hundred bucks above that 979 and then having to wait on the rebate, dunno. But I very seldom buy any current model anything used because for the typical price difference I'll just buy new. Others are either more broke or more, frugal than I and will choose used. And that's fine for both of us. :)
  3. KP4SX

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    Why won't you sell to Puerto Rico? Shipping cost is the same. :cool::cool::cool::cool:
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  4. AG6QR

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    Pues, no quiero engañarlos a los Puertorriquños tanto como los gringos.

    Translation: Thanks for bringing that unintentional oversight to my attention. My offer extends to your island as well.
  5. KD4MOJ

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    I wish I would have sold my IC-756Pro III several years ago when I could have gotten about $1200. Lucky to get $800 now. The IC-7300 kinda killed the used price market in the sub 2k range.

  6. KP4SX

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  7. KI7HSB

    KI7HSB Ham Member QRZ Page

    Exactly... Just because there isn't a line item for "shipping" on the bill, doesn't mean that you aren't paying for it some way or the other.

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