The only reason why used ham equipment is getting so
expensive is because idiots go for crap such as this.
This sure seems to be true.
About 10+ years ago or so I sold a newly minted ham a
TS-430 w/cord & mic for $325, which was less than I originally wanted.
It had some gnarly external scratches
from being used as a mobile, but worked extremely
I brought the guy into my shack and let him play
with the rig for 45 minutes, making 10m QSO's. He seemed
very happy with the deal and though he had my phone
number for questions, he never contacted me again.
I guess I could have gotten more for the rig on EBay but I liked
the idea of helping a cash challenged new guy get on HF.
Sorta like the Old Timer who sold ME my first rig gave me a break.I guess those days are gone, huh?
73, Ken AD6KA