Why So Many ICOM 7300 radios For Sale?

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by WA3MOJ, Jul 9, 2019.

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  1. WA3MOJ

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    I searched this question on the forum, but did not find anything.
    I'm seeing more and more ICOM 7300's up for sale lately.
    I'm not sure why that is. This is a relatively new model and I was wondering
    if these radio's have any inherent "issues" with them.
    I understand hams like to try-out and change-out gear and radios, but this seems more than usual.

    The 7300 is a menu driven radio, so there are not as many knobs and buttons as on larger chassis radios.
    One would need to "scroll" through several layers in the menu to make their inputs. Maybe that's it. (?)


    Thanks in advance.

  2. KP4SX

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    They sold and are still selling a zillion of these radios. Its entirely logical that there are many on the used market.
    There's a lot of Toyotas on the used market too. That's not an indicator of anything wrong.
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  3. N2SUB

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    Asked and answered. :)
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  4. KA4DPO

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    The 7300 is probably the best selling rig in decades. The menus are simple and straight forward, similar to apps on a cell phone. But if you think the IC-7300 menus are difficult, then you sure as heck want to stay away from a Yaesu FT-3000.:D

    There are a lot of them on the used market because they sold a huge number of them. There are a lot of IC-718's because they sold a huge number of them also. If you think they are being sold because there is something wrong with them then by all means, don't buy one. Get a Kenwood TS-180, they had lots of knobs.:rolleyes:
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  5. W4IOA

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    I have a IC 7410 and there are very few of them for sale. But they only built and sold them for a short time IMO because they were disposing a pile of excessive leftover parts from the IC 7600 and defunct IC 746pro. It's a nice large radio with a nice large screen and a decent receiver but nothing fancy. I was going to get a TS 590s but they were pricey at the time and this was a swapmeet prize that the winner sold to me for a real good price since he had a 7600 and a Elecraft.
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  6. W4HWD

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    Probably for the same reason there’s a bunch of used Ford F-150s for sale - they made a ton of them and people are either upgrading or saying goodbye in favor of something smaller and cheaper (or in the case of the 7300, getting out of ham radio altogether).
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  7. WA3MOJ

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  8. WA3MOJ

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    It seems the shear volume of 7300's produced plus factoring everyone's particular needs and wants,
    is why there are so many for sale on the used market.

    So what would be a fair price in today's used market for a 7300 in decent condition?
  9. K4AGO

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    That won't help; I like your reasoning though. Any excuse to get something new is a valid assumption.
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  10. KC8VWM

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