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Author Topic: Resale price of an IC-7800  (Read 1894 times)
K9MHZ
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2017, 04:58:37 PM »

I've had stocks perform about that well.
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KM1H
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2017, 05:45:23 PM »

And now with the latest flagship IC 7851 selling still for $12,500 in 2017 dollars vs 2003 and far superior, the former flagship 7800 is going to bottom out somewhere soon.

HRO has to pay $12K for the 7851 and they offer free shipping so it certainly is not a profit center and it wont be a high volume seller.
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KB4MNG
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« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2017, 05:38:34 AM »

Will icom even service the radio anymore?
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KM1H
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 02:18:10 PM »

Yes, Im shipping it to their Michigan Service Center for a full checkout and updates and possibly to enable 630M as is done with the EU models. They have another center in WA.
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2017, 09:23:08 PM »

The problem with the old flagship rigs is as the new model comes out the old one just doesn't bring the used dollar value any more, a good clean 7800 I have seen from just over $2.6k t0 $3k in today's market, before the 7851 was out the hi end was around $4k but then you still are looking at shipping that beast and thats an easy $150-$200 more. The shame of it is they have radio's out now that sell for $1300 that the RX section will give the ole 7800 a run for its money. There own 7300 may not give all the features but its basic RX section is dam good. The problem with the 7800 is for today's hams to justify its price but it is a very smooth radio to operate.
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« Reply #20 on: November 12, 2017, 02:09:22 PM »

It's pretty.
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KB4MNG
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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 05:49:01 AM »

The problem with the old flagship rigs is as the new model comes out the old one just doesn't bring the used dollar value any more, a good clean 7800 I have seen from just over $2.6k t0 $3k in today's market, before the 7851 was out the hi end was around $4k but then you still are looking at shipping that beast and thats an easy $150-$200 more. The shame of it is they have radio's out now that sell for $1300 that the RX section will give the ole 7800 a run for its money. There own 7300 may not give all the features but its basic RX section is dam good. The problem with the 7800 is for today's hams to justify its price but it is a very smooth radio to operate.

It's also out there that the FT 891 rx is better than the 7300s, thats a $500 radio new Embarrassed
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