Yaesu, "YOU BLEW IT!" FTM-400XDR none anywhere...........

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by N1ART, May 14, 2019.

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  1. N1ART

    N1ART Ham Member QRZ Page

    Try buying one right now, nobody has them in stock. 5/15/19

    I bet after the sale is over (5/31/19), you will see this FTM-400XDR in stock a plenty.
  2. W4EAE

    W4EAE Subscriber QRZ Page

    Yaesu is a company that manufactures and sells Amateur Radio equipment, and Amateur Radio equipment does not have what would constitute a 'mass market' for a global retailer by 2019 standards. This fact is reflected in both the availability and price of their radios. (If Yaesu could sell 4 million FTDX-101T units, they would cost $800 instead of $4,000).

    We have a market economy. Yaesu is free to manufacture as many radios as they want, when they want; and they are free to charge whatever they want, whenever they want. You are free to purchase their products or not. I do not like this, but this is the way it is, and I am not sure how I can make it better.

    This seems to be a rather straightforward situation, no matter how frustrating. You can purchase one now from HRO at the sale price, and when it comes back in stock they will ship it. Or, you can wait until it is in stock to order it and the sale may be over.

    I do feel your frustration, but I have learned through much consternation that this is a hobby which generally requires a great amount of patience across the board. :)
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  3. N1ART

    N1ART Ham Member QRZ Page

    For all the Yaesu FTM-400XDRs they dont have in stock , they wont sell and people go elsewhere.
    The sale Will be over when its in stock, yep!
  4. W4EAE

    W4EAE Subscriber QRZ Page

    It is a great radio. It is not perfect, but I absolutely love mine. If I were you, I would go ahead and purchase it from HRO. If it takes weeks and weeks and you decided that it was not worth it, I am sure HRO will give you your money back.
  5. KJ4VTH

    KJ4VTH Ham Member QRZ Page

    I would gladly sell you mine for one thousand hamburgers next Tuesday. :confused:
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  6. NL7W

    NL7W Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    That was such a Wimpy response! :)
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  7. W5PFG

    W5PFG Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    Gee golly. I love learning all about economics on a ham forum thread. A sale! A shortage in supply! Who would have thunk it?
  8. KE0GXN

    KE0GXN XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Have you checked with Main Trading Company and Universal Radio? They are $20 bucks more than most other vendors have them priced, but if you want it bad enough the $20 extra may not mean that much to you.
  9. WD3N

    WD3N Premium Subscriber QRZ Page

    HRO $409 ftm400xdr
  10. N1ART

    N1ART Ham Member QRZ Page

    No man, look at the little squares at the bottom, none in stock in any HRO store as of 5/16/19.
    if they were in stock the store locations would have checkmarks.
    Maybe some hams would place an order without it in stock, to me that's taking a chance.

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