ICOM 7300 New at $850 / How low will this drive used market?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by NN2X, Dec 4, 2019.

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  1. NN2X

    NN2X Ham Member QRZ Page

    I am about to rebuild my Ham equipment, (Had to sell all last year (Son's private school!)

    I am seeing some trend in the market for HF Transceivers.

    A brand new Icom 7300 sells for $898 (With rebates / Plus free shipment)...I noted, used ICOM 7300 for $800 some even at $850 (Without shipment)...

    I have to ask, who would purchase used ICOM at 800, (Without shipment), when you can buy new at $ 898, with shipment? (I saw numerous used ICOM 7300 on either QRZ, EHAM, or QTH, at 800 to 850 used price!)

    Not to mention other HF radios, (Used market) that can't compete with the ICOM 7300, that used to sell even higher than $800

    If you look at Sherwood Engineering, ICOM 7300 is top of the list..

    I think that the used market will take a hit soon...If for anything, I would not buy a used ICOM 7300 no higher than $700..(And that has to be less than a year old)...I am sure other Hams will do the same

    I think the ICOM 7300 is not only disruptive in technology, but further, disruptive in the used HF Transceiver market..

    What do you all think?
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  2. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    I am thinking ... didnt we already have this thread a couple of times since last week?
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  3. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    It has been generating threads almost since the day of release of the 7300. Only the numbers keep changing, generally downward.

    To the OP: you see this effect in other markets, too. The main difference is that competition is limited in the AR market, so single products can make more waves than, for example, in the automobile market.
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  4. NN2X

    NN2X Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks for the responses...Yes, this has been talked about before (Dropping prices due to the ICOM 7300), the only difference is how much the drop in pricing has become..I am willing to bet the ICOM will drop on the used market under 700 less than a year..

    We will see...But I am seeking ICOM 7300 I just have to wait some! (I have a child going to college this year!)


    NN2X, Tom
  5. NN4RH

    NN4RH Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    When pricing gets down to half of the original price, which is where they are now, perhaps they are dumping inventory because there is a new one in the pipeline.
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  6. KK5JY

    KK5JY Ham Member QRZ Page

    It's just too bad that new car pricing doesn't work that way. :D
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  7. KA0HCP

    KA0HCP XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Why not debate the price of Wheat or Beef on the hoof, or tomorrows' weather?

    This is a silly thread. The market will determine the fair price for each item offered for sale.

    [EDIT: The best indicator of a fair price of a used radio is what it sold for yesterday!]. b.
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2019
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  8. W4IOA

    W4IOA Ham Member QRZ Page

    I picked up my 7410 NIB after they were discontinued for $850 with matching power supply. I thought that would drop used prices but didn't see much in reality.
    People pay what they are willing to pay.
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  9. K1VSK

    K1VSK Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let’s review - It’s a entry-level radio for an entry-level price.
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  10. NN4RH

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    It was over-priced and over-hyped to begin with. Price has finally fallen to what it's really worth.
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