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    That seller gets tons of phoenix surplus radios and sells them on ebay. Usually can tell cause they grind off where it says phoenix engraved on housing.

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    I'm not seeing the suspicious part here. Do you have additional information to share? Otherwise it just looks like a really beat up radio for sale by a very experienced auctioneer.

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    That seller is a 100% grade AA A-hole.... There are tons of stories about his junk he sells then blames the buyer...

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    Geez, over $1400 and no PTT paddle, plus it is showing the error exclamation point in the one picture.

    Nah, I'll pass.

    I will agree though, he gets lots of surplus radios he's always selling, so I doubt it's stolen.

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    I just saw the price and the fact that it was missing everything and figured the worst.....

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    Probably a turn-in that was run over by a fire truck.
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AD0JA View Post
    Geez, over $1400 and no PTT paddle, plus it is showing the error exclamation point in the one picture.
    What is the significance of the exclamation point?

    I almost bought a new one of these radios, but luckily I discovered the local Harris vendor is a complete scumbag, and that these radios are not really field repairable, and take on the order of 8 hours to align.

    So I got a 7K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d119 View Post
    What is the significance of the exclamation point?

    I almost bought a new one of these radios, but luckily I discovered the local Harris vendor is a complete scumbag, and that these radios are not really field repairable, and take on the order of 8 hours to align.

    So I got a 7K.
    Exclamation point means it has an error message which can be viewed on the radio. It can be anything as minor as an improperly programmed channel (wideband channel programmed into a radio with the Unity Wideband disable feature) or a major hardware error. Hard to say about that one, but I sure wouldn't buy a radio displaying that exclamation point.

    I had an XG100p and traded it for a 7k. I will agree, the alignment is a pain on the XG. The 7k has a phenomenal receiver compared to the 100.

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    Anything from that seller is 100% legitimate surplus, obtained from Phoenix city and state of Arizona auctions. That being said...

    DO NOT BUY FROM BASESURPLUS. HE KNOWINGLY SELLS BROKEN EQUIPMENT.

    There was a long-running thread about him on the old Hamsexy forum. I bought a stack of what was supposed to be UHF Astro Spectras from him, but got analog Spectras instead, and when I called him out on it he went back and took down the pictures showing Astro control heads. F that guy, he's a sh!thead. He's also misrepresented himself as a retired LEO to others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by motorola_otaku View Post
    Anything from that seller is 100% legitimate surplus, obtained from Phoenix city and state of Arizona auctions. That being said...

    DO NOT BUY FROM BASESURPLUS. HE KNOWINGLY SELLS BROKEN EQUIPMENT.

    There was a long-running thread about him on the old Hamsexy forum. I bought a stack of what was supposed to be UHF Astro Spectras from him, but got analog Spectras instead, and when I called him out on it he went back and took down the pictures showing Astro control heads. F that guy, he's a sh!thead. He's also misrepresented himself as a retired LEO to others.

    Thank you for the heads up. I did buy an XTS5k from him about 6 months ago and it did what it was supposed to do, but if he has a history of being unethical I'll steer clear of him in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emco-tech View Post
    I did buy an XTS5k from him about 6 months ago and it did what it was supposed to do, but if he has a history of being unethical I'll steer clear of him in the future.
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