Why is there so much MFJ stuff for sale?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by K3EY, Jul 12, 2019 at 2:04 PM.

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  1. W4EAE

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    For all the little bits and pieces you might need for amateur radio, you pretty much have the option of buying overpriced stuff from the Big Three ($70 for usb cable!?), or stuff that is legitimately higher in cost because it is pretty much made by hand one at a time in a glorified garage.

    MFJ gives you an alternative.

    BTW, I have always been dubious of the adage, 'You get what you pay for.' It is often enough that price and quality do not go hand-in-hand. And even when they sort of do, something priced 10 times higher than the cheaper alternative is rarely 1000% better.
     
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  2. K3EY

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    Are you talking about prescription drugs or amateur accessories:confused:
     
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  3. W4EAE

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    No drugs for me except alcohol, caffeine, and the occasional hit of nicotine.
     
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  4. KQ9J

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    Same for me, but I would also add the QRZ forums to that list. Surely QRZ is a drug, because I can't stay away from it no matter how stupid the thread :D
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 5:41 PM
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  5. K3EY

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    Caffeine only here, nicotine wife not me
     
  6. KC8VWM

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    Only science can answer this question, so i'm proposing there should be an expensive research study.
     
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  7. N2EY

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    The classic unfinished hamfest seller quote!

    What the seller says:

    "It worked perfectly the last time I turned it on....."

    What the seller doesn't say:

    "....and there were smoke and flames shooting out of it the last time I turned it off."
     
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  8. WZ7U

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    Y'all have lost your ever loving minds.
     
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  9. K4PIH

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    Because guy's like me don't like paying for overpriced brand name stuff that craps out and is expensive to fix when MFJ will fill the bill.
     
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  10. K3EY

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    First best answer. 5 stickers on the way.
     

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