Why are hams selling their Heathkit radios?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KR2C, Feb 5, 2020.

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  1. W9RAC

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    So they can put them on Ebay, its full of them.
     
  2. WA2CWA

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    Never happen; I watch the news on the Internet :eek::eek: But I also dislike BS - it eats up my precious time :p Give me real facts
     
  3. WD4IGX

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    "Realfacts" sounds like a Doublethink word. ;)
     
  4. N5AL

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    Just another time travel paradox...

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  5. W7UUU

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    Um.... your Meme Generator should have been selected for an UNOPENED Box Meme.... looks like Dad has already built that SB-301 receiver.... ;):rolleyes:

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  6. WD4IGX

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    Well he had the picture from later. Took it back in time to tell his dad "don't ever build it into THIS" you see.

    :D
     
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  7. W7UUU

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    Tell Dad, in the time machine while you're there in 1971, to buy 2-3 Heathkit SB rigs a month for the rest of his working career. Or MORE!! If he gets a work bonus, buy 5 or more that month. Store them in a good environment, rent space if needed. Keep buying and DO NOT STOP - only buying the top of the line - nothing but SB and HW, maybe with a few random fill-ins of other products. Nothing that will be dated early - NO televisions!!!

    By the time the year 2000 rolls around, have him set up his eBay account and start selling - but SLOWLY - don't flood the market. Just a handful a month, listed individually at "full auction" so the crazies of the early 21st century on eBay salivate and empty their wallets.

    Take the proceeds and buy gold at the $270 range it was selling at in that year.... buy NOTHING but gold. No worries - the price of gold would be low for a SEVERAL YEARS - plenty of time to sell off the radios.

    Sell radios, buy gold - rinse and repeat. Over and over

    Gold hits $1600 an ounce in 2008 or so.... wowsers!!!!

    Before you know it, Dad retires at 48 a MILLIONAIRE!!

    :)

    The crazy part? This could have been a TRUE STORY if only "Dad" had known what the future would bring

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  8. WD4IGX

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    Buy Heathkits back then or buy Apple and Microsoft early on?

    :D
     
  9. W7UUU

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    Diversify!!! DO ALL THREE!!!

    Stocks + commodities (Heathkits) = diversification

    Oh, and pick up some real estate in destitute urban areas like South Lake Union Seattle where Amazon would one day establish their HQ :D:D

    Dave
    W7UUU
     
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  10. K5ABB

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    everybody is selling Heathkits to buy Gonsets and Cleggs...
     
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