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Author Topic: The Icom IC-7610 USA price is $4,000  (Read 12136 times)
VA3VF
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« Reply #105 on: November 23, 2017, 10:21:22 AM »

Must be a fair amount of pre-order cancellations for that much of a drop.

Why would that be (cancellations)? I don't remember reading anything bad.
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« Reply #106 on: November 23, 2017, 01:09:59 PM »

Must be a fair amount of pre-order cancellations for that much of a drop.

Why would that be (cancellations)? I don't remember reading anything bad.

Nothing bad about the radio. It's just that the higher than expected/anticipated (between $3,200-$3,500) price of $3,900 caught some people off guard, and they decided to wait. Then again, maybe that had nothing to do with the sale price.
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« Reply #107 on: November 23, 2017, 02:36:34 PM »

I would like to see what a k3s with 2 receivers and a p3 all decked out with filters would cost?
Bet the 7610 will look like a value pretty quick!


Greg
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« Reply #108 on: November 23, 2017, 04:23:02 PM »

There have been many, many IC-7510 order cancellations, with several on-line vendors promising delivery to even new buyers next month.  Also, per earlier threads, the price point already has started to drop.  The $4K price tag was a surprise to most enthusiasts of the IC-7300, which hit a very nice price point and still is (1/4 the price of an IC-7610).

And the IC-7610 has not been thoroughly reviewed and shaken out by the community.

So I'm sure we'll see some pricing changes as supply and demand equalizes, and as the radio proves its merit and value.  Or not.  A good time to wait and see, I think.
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« Reply #109 on: November 23, 2017, 11:01:30 PM »

I would like to see what a k3s with 2 receivers and a p3 all decked out with filters would cost?
Bet the 7610 will look like a value pretty quick!


Greg

Over $5,000.....
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W6UV
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« Reply #110 on: November 24, 2017, 08:08:43 AM »

I would like to see what a k3s with 2 receivers and a p3 all decked out with filters would cost?
Bet the 7610 will look like a value pretty quick

The 7610 has yet to be proven. The K3 has been, by top contesters and on lots of major DXpeditions. The 7610 has a long way to go before it comes anywhere near equalling that record.

If the 7610 matches or exceeds the performance of the K3, then it will be a bargain at $3800. If not, then it merely will be another also ran.
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« Reply #111 on: November 24, 2017, 09:09:23 AM »

I would like to see what a k3s with 2 receivers and a p3 all decked out with filters would cost?
Bet the 7610 will look like a value pretty quick

The 7610 has yet to be proven. The K3 has been, by top contesters and on lots of major DXpeditions. The 7610 has a long way to go before it comes anywhere near equalling that record.

If the 7610 matches or exceeds the performance of the K3, then it will be a bargain at $3800. If not, then it merely will be another also ran.

Assuming the 7610 does become a contesters choice, what then?  Are you going to sell your Elecraft rig?  I doubt it, you probably have way too much invested in it to just unload it.  I used to contest until it got old, same old stuff and I just lost interest. 

I became a casual ham and over the years I have discovered that I can still work DX with almost anything.  A few years ago, just for fun I worked Eastern Europe and Even Burma using my Harvey Wells Bandmaster and an SX-73 receiver.  I even broke a pile on the Burma station.  Grin 

So the state od the art just keeps moving faster and it won't be very long before we will be looking back at the K3S and IC-7610 and remembering how good they were.  Remember, todays top of the heap is tomorrows boat anchor except the boats have to be much smaller.  Cheesy Grin
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K9IUQ
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« Reply #112 on: November 24, 2017, 09:21:06 AM »

I have discovered that I can still work DX with almost anything.

How True. You do not need a high dollar Elecraft or Flexradio to work DX. I get into countless pileups every year. My radio has little to do with working any DX. What does help is my BIG AL at legal limit, my hilltop location, pileup skill experience, and decent antennas.

Put any modern radio with the above and I will work any DX I want. REALLY, the radio is the least important part of working DX/pileups.

Now contesting, that is a different story.

Stan K9IUQ
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N8FVJ
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« Reply #113 on: November 24, 2017, 10:03:27 AM »

Too expensive for me!
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AC7CW
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« Reply #114 on: November 25, 2017, 10:04:53 AM »

Too expensive for me!

Same here, I'm assembling an RS-HFIQ right now. I'll drive 5 watts into a loop on the patio and see how that goes. It's just a hobby...
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« Reply #115 on: November 25, 2017, 10:08:49 AM »

It's just a hobby...

No, it's not. Peoples reputation, self esteem, manhood, <add whatever you want here>, are on the line.  Grin

There are those that really take it too seriously. Wink
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« Reply #116 on: November 25, 2017, 11:28:15 AM »

It's just a hobby...

No, it's not. Peoples reputation, self esteem, manhood, <add whatever you want here>, are on the line.  Grin

There are those that really take it too seriously. Wink

"it is all just fun and games until someone loses an eye".  Smiley
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« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2017, 02:23:12 PM »

For those of you who did an early pre-order of the IC-7610 at DX Engineering, they got a few of them in, and those units are shipping today.

From what I understand, Gigiparts did some sort of drop-ship directly from Icom to the end-users who ordered early.  I am not sure of all of the details there; I know some W6/W7 customers have their rigs already.

So, we shall find out soon enough if the radio meets the hype.

73 de WX0V
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« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2017, 05:18:12 PM »

There is an ad on qth.com right now for an Icom 7610 in an unopened box for $5200.00 FIRM plus shipping
Just a pic of a box, the moderators will take the ad down soon.

Will some ham buy it? I doubt it, the ad (and Ham) seem to have an attitude in addition to a very high markup in price. The ad states anyone being a jerk by email will have the email posted on QRZ.com. Well, YOU ARE A JERK, go ahead re-post on QRZ.com. Make sure you get my call right- K9IUQ   LMAO

Hams screwing hams, imagine that.....

Stan K9IUQ
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« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2017, 06:47:41 PM »

There is an ad on qth.com right now for an Icom 7610 in an unopened box for $5200.00 FIRM plus shipping
Just a pic of a box, the moderators will take the ad down soon.

Will some ham buy it? I doubt it, the ad (and Ham) seem to have an attitude in addition to a very high markup in price. The ad states anyone being a jerk by email will have the email posted on QRZ.com. Well, YOU ARE A JERK, go ahead re-post on QRZ.com. Make sure you get my call right- K9IUQ   LMAO

Hams screwing hams, imagine that.....

Stan K9IUQ


Stan, that's a good find.  I wish I could have seen it.  Did you grab a screen capture of it? 

Actually, I think QTH should have kept the ad up there...just for entertainment purposes.  If someone wanted to pay that much, then that's their call.  I doubt many would, however...

Lack of supply creates interesting pricing.  Take the new Nikon D850 DSLR.  When it recently hit the market, most sellers had them around $3,300 or so, but you could not find them anywhere (they are still sold out in many places).  However, at least 1 on eBay SOLD for $6,000 .  Yes, that's right...not just listed, but actually sold for almost double (there are currently ads still selling them for that much). 

Me?  I'll just stick with my lowly D810... Cheesy

Hmmm...on second thought...Bouvet is coming up...I could use a new tower and beam...

We'll start the bidding for my incipient 7610 at $9,000...bid today and I'll include FREE shipping!  Grin

73 de WX0V

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