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  1. W3WN

    W3WN Ham Member QRZ Page

    And, if they didn’t provide this service, would you continue to denigrate them for failing to do so?

    No, don’t respond... it’s a rhetorical question.

    Blasted if they do. Blasted if they don’t.
     
  2. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    As you wish.
     
  3. W0IS

    W0IS Ham Member QRZ Page

    That sounds like a pretty inefficient way to fleece.
     
  4. W3SY

    W3SY Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's what I do, OM. That's what I do.
     
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  5. N5PZJ

    N5PZJ Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Now done, your good until 2031!! Fire up da radio machine!! ULS.
    73 de Martin N5PZJ
     
  6. NL7W

    NL7W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Gold-plated platinum, fed with a silver spoon.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2021
  7. KA5DJS

    KA5DJS Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pretty cheap and un-needed shot.
     
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  8. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    Truth hurts, huh?
     
  9. WA1GXC

    WA1GXC Ham Member QRZ Page

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    Bought it from the joint on "Pawn Stars". Formerly owned by someone who couldn't make bail.



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  10. W3SY

    W3SY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Pawn Stars is a hoot and a half. People come in with stuff to sell, and expect top dollar. Listen to me, everybody - IT'S A PAWN SHOP!! They need to sell it for a profit. If you sell something valuable to a dealer or a pawn broker, they will give you peanuts for it. eBay it, or at least sell it directly to someone who wants to own it. If you are lazy and want a quick sale, expect a low sale price.

    I've always found the sale price desired is proportional to the time you spend selling it. Low price? Quick sale. Top dollar? Might take a while.

    Pawn Starts seems kinda staged too.

    Any "HAM" ever end up on that show?

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    "What have you got for us?"

    "It's a mint, still-in-box Collins S-line. It's a HAM."

    "I see. What would you like to get for it?"

    "Thinkin'... oh... $80,000."

    "Okay. I don't really know anything about the HAM, but we're in luck. One of my friends has his HAM and he's chillin' in the back room. I'll get him. ... This guy is Steve W3SY. Steve, what do you figure this gizmo is worth?"

    "Burrrrrrrppp... What?"

    "This guy brought in an old but still wrapped HAM. What's it worth?"

    "This is an old Collins S-Line. Hmm... A big deal in its day. A dinosaur compared with current technology. I wouldn't wish this boat anchor on my worst enemy. You can get it hauled to the dump for $100 probably. But tell you what... I'll GIVE you a hunnit an' fitty. Cash. Not a penny more. You're robbing me blind as it is."

    "Can you do $75,000?"

    "Nooooo... Hello? Are you stoooopid or sumfin? Look, I'll give you an even hunnit. It's that, or put it up on QRZed and have a bunch of idiots and tire kickers drive you nuts for a month."

    "How about $72,000?"

    "Nah. Semdy fah dallah. My final offer."

    "Oh, okay. Sold."

    "Wait, does this come with an antenna?"
     

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