Questions about the BCD996T

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DocCAFS

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New to Posting here, ok My county is switching all fire over to the 700 band so I am on the hunt for a scanner, the next county is all ready on 800 band. both 700 n 800 are dig and analog. I have been watching the BCD996T Digital Trunking Scanner but see alot of them for sale cheap. what the deal with them are the junk or just hard to setup???? I just dont understand paying 599 then selling for 300 or less.
 

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Hi Doc,

The 996t is no slouch! Let's see, a 996t for $250-$300, or an HP1, 996xt, GRE 800, etc. for $450-$500? Many will pick from the second option. Especially if you already have a 996t, lol.

If the 996t was available at auction between 1963 and 1983, I would guess it would fetch in the 5 figure range! Only a fortunate select few would have been interested, but they would have paid nearly anything to own one, lol.

Rob
 

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The BCD996T was discontinued a few years back. They are not as valuable as their replacement, the BCD996XT.
 

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Hi Doc,
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Rob

Follow up:

I thought a bit about my radios and where they shine. In the tool room, at the work bench, near the drill press and band saw, the 996t (of my radios) has no near equal. It's factory speaker, on a scale of 1-10, gets a 10+. My other radios, in that kind of sound environment, I would rate between 1 and 3. That's where my 996t does it's duty, just for your information.

Rob
 
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