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Author Topic: USED GEAR  (Read 628 times)
K4YDN
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« on: June 27, 2008, 03:37:54 PM »

I bought a used ICOM 746 PRO last month from a ham who said he bought it new in April of 2006.  He also said it had a high serial number.  So far the radio performs great but it looked dusty (ok maybe he did not use dust covers) He said it was a back up rig and had only a few hours.  The serial number on the radio is 02936.

Would anyone who bought a IC-746 PRO NEW please look at your serial number and let me know when you bought it new.

TNX for your help.
73's, Mike K4YDN
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WB2WIK
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 04:30:13 PM »

It wouldn't have been new in 2006.  Icom went from 6-digit S/Ns to 7-digit S/Ns before that.

Here in the history log:

IC746PRO S/N 012131 was purchased May 2003.
IC746PRO S/N 0205209 was purchased October 2006.

Best thing to do is call Icom.  They use S/Ns to track whether rigs are in warranty or not and should know when all the rigs are built.

Of course it's possible for a rig to be built in 2003 and sold in 2006, I suppose, if it sat in somebody's inventory for a long time.

WB2WIK/6
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K4YDN
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 06:34:49 AM »

TNX for the info.  I will see if ICOM will respond to my inquiry.  I am going to ask the guy to e-mail me the bill of sale.  Want to bet he can't find it.  HI
Buyer beware.
TNX agn,
Mike K4YDN
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AA4PB
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 01:17:51 PM »

The time to be checking that type of thing is before you purchase the radio. I doubt that he is going to refund your money at this point.
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K0BG
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 01:25:41 PM »

I bought a 746 Pro from AES about two months before Steve bought his. The serial number was 5 digits long, and the first one was a Ø. It was Ø17XX (don't remember the last two). My current one I purchased late last year, is 7 digits long: Ø28XXX. Icom has apparently been busy.

Alan, KØBG
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KC0UKR
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 03:35:40 AM »

I am trying to understand just what the problem is here?

Are you questioning the sellers honesty in saying he bought this new in 06 or is there even really a problem with the radio?

If there is no problem with the radio are yousimply upset because you think you were lied to?
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