Heads UP- Astron RS-70M for $68

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N8FVJ, May 15, 2019.

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  1. N8FVJ

    N8FVJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Been almost a week and no bids on a clean Astron RS-70M on ebay for starting bid if $68. Ends tonight at 12 midnight EST. Never seen a RS-70 or RS-70M for so cheap. Run a 400 watt 2 meter brick with this power supply.
  2. W7UUU

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

    Are you the seller?

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  3. WB5WPA

    WB5WPA Ham Member QRZ Page

    Beware (or be aware of?) the last second snipe r ...
  4. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The shipping cost is what kills a deal.

    And shipping is normally Non-Refundable.

    It could be broke. If not, Shipping damage may.
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  5. WC5P

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    At $50 shipping, that would still be a heck of a deal. Selling price will probably skyrocket at the last minute though.

    Power cord obviously needs replacing. Looks like it might have been rat chewed.

    I won’t be bidding, but this on will be fun to watch.
  6. N8FVJ

    N8FVJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    With shipping it is $50 to my QTH. $118 total is a deal. Worked when taken out of service, should work now. These are $350 power supplies new.
  7. K0OKS

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    I think it’s funny when sellers list things as “used” but then try to say they are sold as-is... if the unit is not fully functional eBay finds for the buyer because “used” clearly implies full functionality according to the eBay rules.

    When an item is listed as “for parts not working” then no such guarantee exists. Keep this in mind if you are selling on eBay, as the seller will lose if they misrepresent a non-working item as “used,” and many sellers do either out of ignorance or because they think there is a stigma to listed things as “for parts not working.”
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  8. WF7A

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    Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Astron-Rs-...m3b30ffb18d:g:gfUAAOSwyxRc06VS&frcectupt=true

    Lots of corrosion on the fan housing and noticeable oxidation elsewhere on the back panel, so I'd be curious to see what the inside of the supply looks like.

    From a QC perspective, I wonder why the bolts aren't longer so there's some thread showing at/above the top of the hex nuts (on the right-hand side)? It's good practice to have some showing.
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  9. K7MH

    K7MH Ham Member QRZ Page

    Already have one.:p
    Shipping might not be that bad. They weigh a ton and sure won't fit in a flat rate box!!
    Probably better off with FedEx than UPS.
    14 watchers so someone has taken notice!
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  10. KA9JLM

    KA9JLM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Reserve not met chaps my hams.
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
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