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GI_jose82

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I will be selling the system I used in Afghanistan with my team when I get back. I need help on setting a price. The system consist of the following: Destrac repeater, duplexer, 100ft lmr coax , antenna, 3 Saber, 5 saber II, 8 saber III, 6 systems saber, 15 OEM mic, belt clips for all radios, all batteries hold a charge for 18hrs+, chargers for all radios, programming computer with rib and programming cable and a box of misc part to use in case repairs are needed in the future. All radios are programmed to talk to each other and with the repeater. They also have HAM and NOAA programmed into them. The system work flawlessly and only reason for selling is getting out of the military and will not need personal coms for my team any more. Radios were used on the FOB for personal communications while on standby for missions. Should i sell as a full system or piece it out? and if so how much would be a reasonable price? Any suggestions on price would be greatly appreciated.
 

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eBay's a good place to get a general idea, so are the various forums (in FSWT subsections) but be aware they're only legal for ham use (or, perhaps GMRS if UHF) as those are all wideband only. All Part 90 use equipment have to be narrowband now, here in the States.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I know where to sell it, that's not the issue. I'm just not sure how much to ask for it.
 

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The problem is it's all wideband and is illegal for use here in the US now. You might have decent luck selling the radios in small lots with included accessories. There is still a use for them in the ham bands provided they are the low split 403-433 UHF type. Putting an exact number on it is impossible. The sabers are very prevalent and cheap now. Having batteries and mics really helps their value though. Maybe put a radio kit with all accessories together for $50 and see how it sells on ebay.
 
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Right, and by my suggestion, I meant to look at those various sites to see what such items are currently being sold for (or at least what the sellers are asking). Good luck.
 

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Got it. Sorry for misunderstanding you. I have checked but it's hard to tell off of eBay since most of the ones being sold are as is/unknown working condition usually just a radio with no other components but ill keep looking around.

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A couple of options.

eBay is good if you can drill down to the specific models and then see what people have actually paid. Craigslist can be helpful as well as there is no bidding process. However, values tend to be lower as it is usually local buyers and a smaller audience.

My civilian company just sold off a pile of the same components you have, and sold it all to a local ham radio group for a few hundred dollars. This included: 24 DeskTracs, 30 Maxtrac mobiles, a couple GR300 repeaters, 3 duplexer cans, about a dozen HT and MT handheld radios, 10 or so Vertex Duo and Yaesu FTH-2070 handhelds, and all of the chargers, batteries and accessories. There were some Larson base antennas and RG-213 cables in there too.

Then we had a separate package of Astro Saber radios, and test equipment. These included all accessories and HP Spectrum analyzers and oscilloscopes. There were a couple of old Toshiba laptop computers that were used as programmers put on the pile as well. This was sold for a couple of hundred dollars to the same ham radio group.

This was all serviceable equipment, that went to someone that was still authorized to use 25kHz channel spacing and it prevented us from having to pay someone to take it all away as e-waste.
 
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