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Used radios selling for 99% new cost ...

Discussion in 'Swapmeet Talk' started by N5WRX, Dec 11, 2018.

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  1. K6LPM

    K6LPM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Damn, my spontaneous purchases burn me Everytime. Just think I walked into HRO on a whim and plucked down almost $1400 cash including local sales tax on a new 7300 a couple years ago. $850.00 resale value? I will keep it! Add it to my pile of stuff I never ever get rid of....
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  2. W7UUU

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

    Same here with my FT-950 that I bought impulsively at $1350 or so... now selling for $595

    I use it almost daily still - along with the IC-7300 (also bought new at $1300). Each radio has its plusses and minuses though so I just keep them and will likely never get rid of either

  3. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    Price is determined by supply and demand...

    ... by hidden damage
    ... by false advertising
    ... by greed
  4. AE1N

    AE1N Ham Member QRZ Page

    As a favorite judge days, "The Cheap come out expensive!"
  5. NE1U

    NE1U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Most importantly ... by what people are willing to pay!
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  6. N5MKY

    N5MKY Ham Member QRZ Page

    Usually it's a case of "I DID try to sell off some equipment, Honey. But no one wants to pay what it's worth." ;)

    IOW, he told her he would sell it but he really doesn't want to.
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  7. W7UUU

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

    That would be the "demand" part :)

  8. K3XR

    K3XR Ham Member QRZ Page

    If you want to charge double the cost of a new radio that's between you and the one else. If the buyer won't make the effort or maybe just don't care about researching prices that's their choice. It's not the way I purchase ham gear new or used but, that's my choice.
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  9. NE1U

    NE1U Ham Member QRZ Page

    Marketing 101 ... price versus demand curve ... is the graph depicting the relationship between the price of a certain commodity and the amount of it that consumers are willing and able to purchase at any given price. It is a graphic representation of a market demand schedule.

    Of course this makes no sense on ebay, but it has been going on sense the inception of re-selling anything to individuals. Put those same people in a crowd, and generally there will be enough mumbling to wake up those with more money than ... .. .
  10. KV4JW

    KV4JW Ham Member QRZ Page

    I see several Icom 880 DStar mobiles for the mid $200's. I've bitten my tongue more than once, as the ID4100 is $299 plus a mail in rebate. I just chose to let my wallet do the talking and bought a ID4100.

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