Hi guys, Sorry for the topic name but the seller wants to know my decision today or tommorow. I got an offer to buy used Kenwood TS-570DG (manufactured 2000) for about $850. I talked to friends at our ham radio club and they say that 11 years old radio is not worth $850. Some recommended buying new Yaesu FT-450 for about $880. Others said that FT-450 is complete rubbish. So I don't really now which one should I buy. Or if I should buy something other (they also recommended Icom IC-746, but thats different price level). So what would you do? I already have Yaesu FT-857D but I want to use it for portable operation exclusively. I don't want to plug/unplug all the cables every time I go out. I also have an old Yaesu FT-77 in the shack, which I am currently using, so almost any newer radio will be upgrade. What I want to do is to make some SSB, PSK, Hell, JT65 QSOs and maybe in future CW and RTTY. I want to make some DXes but contest usage is out of consideration. I also don't plan to use any amplifier. If I want to participate in a contest or make difficult DX I can always go to the club and use monobanders, amplifiers, IC-756PRO, FT-1000MkV,.... My price limit is $1000. Any advice will be appreciated. EDIT: One more thing. It seems very suspicious to me that new FT-450 costs same price as used radios. Where is the problem?