Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Second Hand KX3

I wonder why someone sells a two weeks old transceiver. An impulsive buy? I don’t t get it really. 1700 dollars? Why should I buy a ‘second hand’ transceiver for so much money? I rather buy a new one instead.

The last two days I was running WSPR on 10 meter. Last night I was spotted in Brazil. PY2SDR. Other DX: A45WT Oman, EA8FF Canary Islands, FR1GZ Reunion Island, and CN8LI Morocco.

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  1. Hallo Paul, volgens mij moet ik weer een rondje 10m WSPR doen. A45 heb ik volgens mij nog niet. Wat betreft de advertentie met de 2e hands KX3, hij zegt het al. QRP is niet voor hem, hij zoekt ook een 500W QRO. Waarschjnlijk heeft hij een breinaald als antenne, of geen geduld. 73, Bas

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    1. Hallo Bas, ik denk dat het een impuls aankoop is. Maar dan blijkt 5 watt toch misschien erg weinig. ;-) 73 Paul

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  2. Hi Paul, very likely an impulse purchase. Well, maybe as the owner had a lot of time to reconsider, probably having to wait months for it. Also possibility it was purchased with an idea of immediately resale, at a profit, to someone not wanting to wait months for their own order to be delivered. Will be interesting to see how many of them turn up on e-Bay.

    "For sale, KX3, two weeks old. Highest bid. Don't wait for Elecraft".

    73 Dick

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    1. Hi Dick, I think you have a point there. Maybe he can earn a lot of money for that 2 weeks old transceiver. 73 Paul

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  3. Good evening Paul, I have seen items on Ebay sold more for what you can purchase them for. Someone may pay more in a bidding war if they can get the rig sooner.
    Mike

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    1. Hi Mike, yes, I'm afraid so. 73 Paul

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  4. Anonymous6/23/2012

    I did a history search on the KX3 yahoo discussion site. He commented quite a few times and seemed anxiously awaiting his for a long time. I believe I read somewhere that he has a K3 which can be configured for either 10w or 100w. So maybe qrp wasn't his cup of tea, which is what he claimed. I did email him and he never responded. I also believe his asking price was more than ordering direct but he had OBO (or best offer) in his ad.

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