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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

    WD4IGX Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    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 suck...er, 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 sting...er, 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.

    ...DOUG
    KD4MOJ
     
  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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