Re: Re-listing K3S For sale
Jeffrey griffin <kb2m@...>
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One good thing is if you are one of the first to buy a K4 it won’t cost you money to be the first to own. The K4 will cost the same a year from now, or maybe a little more. On the other hand if you buy from the offshore competition it will cost you. I just bought an Icom IC-9700 for $1699. When it came out a few months ago it was $2199, yes it has depreciated $500 in a few months.
73 Jeff kb2m
From: Elecraft-K3@groups.io [mailto:Elecraft-K3@groups.io] On Behalf Of dalej via Groups.Io
Sent: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 8:10 PM
Subject: Re: [Elecraft-K3] Re-listing K3S For sale
I hear ya…
I have two, k3 and k3s. I put the k3 up for sale for $1400, included the ATU and upgrade synth. I got one inquire. that was it. I will keep it rather than lower the price. Backup shall we say..
I agree on the K4, at first I was really interested then after a while thinking about it I got less interested….so like you I’ll wait for the dust to settle, then think about it again. In the meantime my K3s, P3, KAT500, KPA500 are working super good…
On 02, Jul 2019, at 16:19, Everett N4CY via Groups.Io <everettsharp@...> wrote:
My reason for selling is not because of the K4, it is because I have 3 K3S. Wife said it is time to down size. The K4 which has a lot of nice eye candy will take many upgrades and lots of $$$$$ to perform as well as a K3S.
Also as I learned a long time ago there are some things you don’t want to be the first on the block to buy. Nothing is perfect the first timeout and there can be many bugs that will need to be worked out as they are discovered. They could be software, which is easy to correct, or hardware, which might be more difficult to correct.
Case in point, look at all of the changes and mods that were done over the years to the early K3s. There were a lot of hardware changes that required parts/components to be removed and, or added, or replaced. Most of the mods required soldering, all of the components are SMD, so how many hams are capable of, or have the equipment to replace the SMD components? So the K4 might have to make a few trips back to Elecraft. Shipping charges are very expensive these days.
So for me I will stick with the K3S which has all of the bugs worked out, I just don’t need 3 of them