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Date Posted by Category User IP

2016-01-24 (UTC)

W2WDX

Antiques

pool-173-77-153-47.nycmny.fios.verizon.net

Gonset Communicator IV 2m

Gonset Communicator IV: This is the 2m CD version of this tube AM transceiver. It is in very good cosmetic condition. It has all the tubes but none of them have been individually tested. The transceiver itself is also untested. But it is clean in and out. While there is the usual surface scratches you'd expect from a radio of this age, there are no big dents or rust. The paint all around is in really nice shape. All the original knobs are there. Also included are the original separate DC & AC power cords pre-wired into the Cinch-Jones connector. An added bonus is the 3341 Remote Speaker/Controller unit for this radio, a very rare item. The original microphone is included also. The phenolic housing on the connector for the mic is cracked, but is still functional. It's the same kind of phone connector used on the older Drakes (TR, T). $150 + shipping costs.

You can contact me via the email link in my profile. If you want more and larger pictures I have about ten high-resolution images for this item that I can email to you. Or ... you go to this link ...

https://jrlaudio.smugmug.com/GonsetCommunicatorIV/

Let me get this stuff we all dislike out of the way...

First I only use PayPal. This way both the buyer and myself are protected somewhat. So yes ... the PayPal fee is included in the price. The only other form of payment is by cash if you come here to my QTH in Bronx, NY to pick up an item. Otherwise it is just PayPal.

Just to be clear ... My prices are firm, but fair IMO. Honestly, I need the money I'm asking for. So please do not waste your time haggling.

I will ship to the continental US and Canada only. I pack well and if you have any special needs just ask. I will charge actual shipping cost, plus a little extra for packaging materials, let's say $15 for things like bubble wrap, box, stretch wrap, etc. I use both UPS and USPS, your choice.

Now here's the thing ... all sales final and sold "AS IS". Here's the explanation. I have had a rash of people buying items from me, claiming there was shipping damage and shipping them back for return and refund, only to find they took all the tubes (which was the plan I guess). Also I have had people taking advantage of the eBay Buyer Protection Program. All you have to do is claim it was damaged in shipping (whether true or not) and eBay will make a full refund without any proof from the buyer once the box (or any box) is delivered to the seller. In addition to having at least six radios stripped of all the tubes, I once got back a box of rocks in place of an expensive McIntosh audio power amp, and I still had to reimburse eBay 5 months later for the $2400 refund they gave the buyer. (In fact, I still owe eBay a few hundred dollars). So the buyer got a free amplifier which in fact was not damaged at all, and I got a $2400 eBay bill. So ... no refunds or returns. No exceptions.

What's the phrase ... a few bad apples ...?

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