Speaking of the "world" , the BC-610E is going to Spain . The shipping alone is about 15 times the "$60 to $100..for some collector
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Well, that tidbit confirms this is NOT an ordinary sale, and does not represent a typical radio.
This is a high end sale going to a foreign with deep pockets and no concern for price.
My impression remains that over the last five years or so, the average BC-610 available on eBay is 1. Not working 2. Needs significant work 2.a. Is missing numberous parts 3. Bargains can be found as low as $300 and probably range up to $600,
The weight and size of the radio and great difficulty and expense of shipping limit buyers to within a short distance and thereby also holds down prices.