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Can someone identify these two models?

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Depends what one thinks expensive is. It's digital so it will cost more that the average amateur grade analog monobander.
$800-1200? I payed roughly $600 for my xts2500i. I would expect the trbo to be just as expensive as the p25 radios from Motorola. But the catch is trbo radios are not mil-spec or L/E approved right?
 

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Brand new, the TRBO radios are cheaper than P25 models. However generally, yes the TRBO line is of a lower tier.
 

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I just got a price in the very low $600s for a XPR5550 40 watt UHF from a local Motorola dealer last week.
 

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$800-1200? I payed roughly $600 for my xts2500i. I would expect the trbo to be just as expensive as the p25 radios from Motorola. But the catch is trbo radios are not mil-spec or L/E approved right?
New in the box?? I thought they were over $2200.00 depending on options.

Bob
 

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The above pictured radios have only been on the market barely a year, & it's rare to see any used ones. The 2500's have been around for many years, & are available on the surplus market from many sources. Alt radios from China included. No comparison. However, the previous Trbo models, XPR4550, & 6550, which are still sold new, are available on the used market for $300, & they are not ALT radios, & come with tags.
 
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I bought an APX6000 from a major Moto dealership and it cost me in excess of 2500 dollars but I spent the money. And thus I MIGHT have been the first private citizen to buy a new VHF APX6000.

Yes it was expensive, but I've paid more for a guitar. I've sold guitars for more than that. I have stereo equipment that retailed for a LOT more.

The quality and performance of the APX6K soon convinced me that it really IS worth its cost. That's a FINE radio.
 

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New in the box?? I thought they were over $2200.00 depending on options.

Bob
Just got 2 of the 5550 Mobiles $785 each brand new in the box from a Motorola dealer, with the heavy duty mike also

Great analog radio for the price and 1000 channels
 
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