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Cheap Mot Antennas on eBay

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StephenVa

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Lots of stuff scanner/radio related is going for more on ebay than you can buy it from the retail guys. I've seen stuff on ebay 50-200 higher than on scanner master for instance. There was a 996xt on there the other day for the buy it now price of $699.99 and starting bid of $499.99.
 

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Yeah I've seen some terrible deals for other Uniden's on there as well. I see HT1250's listed for over 400 dollars...
 

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Looks like shilling to me, all the ridiculous high bids are from the same bidders. All the legit ones dropped out at $200.00. Winning bidder has only had 3 bids in the last 30 days and 1/3 of all bids the winner has made are with the lister, something fishy here.
Seems like a good way to l a u n d er money if you ask me.. Put an item up for sale that not too many people know a lot about, rack the bid up really high and use the auction as a proof of sale/income...

defiantly something crooked going on.
 
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Report it for Shill Bidding.. Only way to get those jokers off eBay.
 

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What gets me, is there is not even any bidding, those are the buy it now prices!!!! insane!!!
 

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Geez, it appears some people bought some too. On a strange, related note, look at this recent crazy auction: Motorola XTS 2500I | eBay
Lmao, there's no way thats legit.

And as for people buying the antennas, the "#'s sold" listing actually says for the 5-6 dollar range, which is much more reasonable.. so they must be trying something by racking it up like that.
 

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Lmao, I love the ascension of price on that 2500: 500$, 600$, 700$, 800$... "eh what the hell": 12,000$. Must be member of the 1% club.
 

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On a semi-related note it's advisable to stay away from the knock-off antennas on eBay. I just got an MTS2000 in today - the radio is a UHF-Low split and it had a supposedly-UHF antenna that actually looked exactly like an 800 mHz stubby whip. Needless to say the performance was mediocre compared to an OEM UHF whip.
 

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On a semi-related note it's advisable to stay away from the knock-off antennas on eBay. I just got an MTS2000 in today - the radio is a UHF-Low split and it had a supposedly-UHF antenna that actually looked exactly like an 800 mHz stubby whip. Needless to say the performance was mediocre compared to an OEM UHF whip.
You mean one that looks like this?: Stubby UHF Antenna For Motorola Radio HT-1000 MTS-2000 XTS-2500 XTS-3500 MTX-838 | eBay

Cause I also got a UHF MTS2000 that had one like that and I'm fairly certain it was 800MHz too.. I don't think Motorola ever made UHF stubby "whips" at all. The only legitimate Motorola UHF stubby's I've seen have all been the thick Helix type. Which is confusing because the UHF and VHF ones look the same.
 

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Definitely some low end antennas out there. I am all about experimenting with knockoff accessories and saving money when possible, but I have had lots of bad luck with antennas from various vendors.

Regarding Kawamall, I won't hesitate to buy certain things from them, but not antennas. They are just too cheap.

Most of the problematic antennas I have bought from various vendors actually work okay, but the rubber housings come off prematurely due to poor gluing.

And there are a lot of antennas that actually say "Motorola" on them that are fake. Often you can quickly tell the difference by the trademark M on the antenna being slightly different.
 

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Definitely shady things going on there. Also, many of those antennas are not only knock-offs but complete counterfeits, complete with /\/\ logos.

I showed the XTS auction to the guys at work today and they couldn't wrap their minds around it!
 

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You mean one that looks like this?: Stubby UHF Antenna For Motorola Radio HT-1000 MTS-2000 XTS-2500 XTS-3500 MTX-838 | eBay

Cause I also got a UHF MTS2000 that had one like that and I'm fairly certain it was 800MHz too.. I don't think Motorola ever made UHF stubby "whips" at all. The only legitimate Motorola UHF stubby's I've seen have all been the thick Helix type. Which is confusing because the UHF and VHF ones look the same.
Yup, that's exactly the one. I agree, the only genuine UHF stubby antennas I've seen Mot make are those thick ones. In fact that's what's on the radio right now :cool:.
 

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That's why I just paid more for a vhf one from "Myradiomall". Hoping its genuine. Never dealt with them before, and didn't want to take an "auction site" chance.
 
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