• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Scanners hold their value

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nategb

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I'm used to the computer hardware market where the value of items plummet like a rock in a short amount of time. I recently sold my Uniden BC72XLT and made a $10 profit off of it. I bought it new in 2010 for $75 (including shipping) and sold it for $85. I guess some of the value came from the fact that I programmed it for the new owner but that did not cost me anything more than 15min or so. I sold it to help fund the purchase of my new BCD436HP. I am certain that the 436 will hold it's value pretty good in case a situation arises where I need to sell it or when a new scanner comes out. I don't see it's value falling below $400 for at least a few years (unless the 436 turns out to be a total flop, but it won't).
 

pvf

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It's a funny market. I had and air band tranceiver collecting dust for 10+ yrs that went for more than I would've ever guessed. Difference between mine and the new version was it ran off a AA's or a rechargable pack. The new ones are Li ion rechargeable, only. For a backup, it sure is nice to have a radio full of lithium AA's that you don't have to worry about for a few years. Newer isn't always better ;)
 
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