Re: internal tuners sold out

Dale, K9VUJ

Dude, take a rest. 

Dale j.

On 12, Jan 2020, at 22:00, Clay Autery <KY5G@...> wrote:

Dude.....  Elecraft is a TINY priovate company making relatively small numbers of CUSTOM products....

You are comparing them to Amazon, a world-dominating wannabe business tyrant with 100s of BILLIONS in revenue...

I order somewhere around 75% of everything we buy through Prime....

BUT, they are different companies.  NO ONE fails to negotiate EXTREMELY favorable shipping rates with Amazon...

73,  <big smile>

Clay Autery, KY5G
(318) 518-1389
On 01/12/20 16:41, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
In the case of the Elecraft SP-3 speaker it’s $36.84 to my location, Minnesota.  And yes, it adds to the total cost of purchase not incuding the sales tax.

I like Amazon a lot, I’m a prime member and have free shipping.  I buy a lot of stuff using Amazon.  

Dale, K9VUJ


On 12, Jan 2020, at 15:37, KE1F Lou <lmecseri@...> wrote:

Isn't one of the purpose for local stores was to bulk ship merchandise to the local area to save on transportation cost?????

If a product cost $200 and shipping is $34, that add 32% to your cost.

Lou KE1F

On 1/12/2020 4:27 PM, dalej via Groups.Io wrote:
Yeah, if that’s the case shipping has got to be a major factor in purchasing new gear.  

I can’t imagine what shipping would cost to ship a big radio or expensive amp now days.  

Dale, K9VUJ

On 12, Jan 2020, at 13:58, Frank Krozel <frank@...> wrote:

You'r kidding right?  No packing material between the box and your (soon to be CRUSHED) speaker.


On Jan 12, 2020, at 1:55 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV <lists@...> wrote:

Assuming the SP3 "ships flat" (unassembled), it should fit
a USPS "Large Flat Rate Box" (12 x 12 x 6) for $19.95 any
where in the US (including KL7/KH6/KP4).  It might fit in
the side load "Medium Flat Rate Box" (12 x 3 1/4 x 13 5/8)
for $14.35.

Regional Rate B packaging is even less if the distance is
appropriate (e.g. California to West of Mississippi or
VA/NC to East of Mississippi).


  ... Joe, W4TV

On 2020-01-12 10:50 AM, N6KR wrote:
I'll look into this ASAP, Dale.
On Jan 12, 2020, at 12:59 AM, dalej via Groups.Io <dalej2@...> wrote:

Hi Wayne,

I wish you good luck with the K4, however already owning a K3 and a K3s I have no plans to purchase the K4.  Too many rigs already, like cameras..  If I didn’t already have two K3’s I would be in the mood…as the song goes.

I was going to purchase another SP-3 as I really like the one I have.  I was all set to hit the buy button until I seen the cost to ship via UPS, $36.84.  For a light weight item and not that big, $36.84 seems outragous.  Is this a correct price for shipping via UPS or is it a typo?  I see the other shipping option is via USPS Priority two day, $38.79.  I just double checked and my eyes weren’t deceiving me.   I can’t imagine how much shipping a KPA1500 would be.

Dale, K9VUJ

On 11, Jan 2020, at 21:18, N6KR <n6kr@...> wrote:

Greetings all,

The K4 is the replacement for the K3S + P3. This is a long-planned transition, and we've gradually drawn down stocks of the latter, including all options.

I'm sorry we can't provide options for all of our legacy products indefinitely. But we will of course continue to repair and otherwise support them.

We have three complete transceiver product lines aside from the K3S:  The ultraportable KX2, its larger brother the KX3 (used by many hams as a compact home station), and the K4, our first hybrid-SDR desktop radio (with matching KPA1500 amp). All are very much active and will be for the foreseeable future.


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