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Re: Yaesu VR5000 Receiver

In a message dated 10/9/01 10:28:12 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
jneher@darkwing.uoregon.edu writes:

> Any comments would be appreciated including what folks though a
>  2 year old, "10" FT847 is worth.

Here's a link to a database compiled from several years of eBay auctions of 
ham radio gear.  It lists the low, high and average cost of completed 
auctions.  Most are pretty fair, but some are artificially high due to 
unethical bidders who hike their own auctions to try and increase bidding.  
Use it with a grain of salt.

FYI - at least on eBay, the age of the radio isn't as important as the 
condition and whether it has all original accessories, box, manuals, etc.  
And of course, the better you represent it, the higher it will bid.  If 
there's no pictures, you might lose 20% compared to an auction that had great 
pics and lots of details.

If you sell it at a hamfest you might not get as much especially if you 
appear desperate.  Hamfest folks are looking for the best bargains.

Just some hints, not an endorsement of any particular method.

Ray - WB3ABN
Kingston, WA
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