FTDX-3000 value dropping fast

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KD1W, Apr 9, 2016.

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  1. KD1W

    KD1W Ham Member QRZ Page

    It seems like the value of the FTDX-3000 is dropping faster than most transceivers. This one is posted for sale today:

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    The FT-2000 has seemed to retain its value for a lot longer.
    What is my FTDX-3000 going to be worth in another year? I know, it's not an investment....
  2. GM1FLQ

    GM1FLQ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Yep - fashion fades, style and quality endures.
  3. K2WH

    K2WH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    The FTdx3000 is and was a bargain for a very high performance rig. Don't worry about its current value on the used market, it has a receiver that is beat only by a few. Just slightly lower than the 5000.

    After all, when buying a rig, you should only be interested in the receiver specs because a transmitter is a transmitter but a receiver is where all the bells and whistles are.

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  4. KA0HCP

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    Who cares? It's not an investment. The performance hasn't change a whit. Be proud it's paid for and you aren't in debt over it. Keep operating it until it dies. That's how you get your moneys' worth out of it. :)
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  5. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Is that a pay by friends and family price ?
  6. KD1W

    KD1W Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's the plan, or until I give it away, like my last rig.

    No, it was listed in the For Sale forum here.
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  7. KM1H

    KM1H Ham Member QRZ Page

    I bought 4 TS-830's with lots of options for far less and then added more filters and still didnt hit $1500

    Three are used for VHF to microwave transverters and the other on the amp repair bench where amp problems wont blow it up.

    Im still waiting for SDR's to become contesters mainstream which means they will be superb for daily use.

  8. WB2WIK

    WB2WIK Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Rigs come, rigs go.
    Liked by some, not by mo'.

    Doesn't matter what it cost
    Sometimes gain, sometimes lost.

    Sold my TX-1 in '70 for 150 bux
    Thought AM was never coming back
    That's what really sux
    'Cause it's worth more now, Jack.

    Use it and enjoy
    Don't worry about value
    If others annoy
    Tell them to screw...off.
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  9. KB4MNG

    KB4MNG Ham Member QRZ Page

    Why would you pay $1550 when you can buy a new one shipped for less than $2000 shipped right now? I know you save about $500, IMO -I'd rather pay the extra $ for a newer radio with a warranty.

    Ham radio is a unique hobby. Most other hobbies I have been involved in, except shooting, the stuff resales for much less than what you pay new. If you ever get into photography or scuba diving, buy the stuff used and save a ton!

    One company that equipment currently holds the value is Elecraft!
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