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    Gotta ask the experts - what would you guys pay for a working MTS2000 UHF (pretty sure it's the 403-470 split as the primary freqs it was used on were right around 453.100). I have the opportunity to buy a few from a friend. Being a Motorola FNG, and not having any experience with the MTS2000s, I don't know what to tell him. This guy's organization just upgraded to APX7000XEs and the old radios are, in his words, "useless to us". That said, I want to be fair with the guy because he's a good friend. I don't really want to use eBay as a guide...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wes11b10 View Post
    Gotta ask the experts - what would you guys pay for a working MTS2000 UHF (pretty sure it's the 403-470 split as the primary freqs it was used on were right around 453.100). I have the opportunity to buy a few from a friend. Being a Motorola FNG, and not having any experience with the MTS2000s, I don't know what to tell him. This guy's organization just upgraded to APX7000XEs and the old radios are, in his words, "useless to us". That said, I want to be fair with the guy because he's a good friend. I don't really want to use eBay as a guide...

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    You did not specify what model 1,2 or 3, or if any specific flash codes or features were needed.

    I'd say a decent price for a basic model 1 with battery and antenna should be no more than $50-60, a model 2/3 with basic conventional only flash $100-125 max, again these ASSume good full working order, recent firmware and no dead display pixels. More advanced flashes like 250 mode options, advanced stat alert and voting scan may push the price up another $20-25, but these people asking upwards of $200 for a 10-15 year old analog radio are on crack. It is not 2003.

    the prices on XTS3000 and Astro Sabers are coming down to $200. MTS radios, while awesome, are dated and support ended for them years ago. Don't overpay for one.

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    A model 3, no bad pixels, in decent condition, and with the last firmware offered and a full flash, should fetch about $125.

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    Sorta what I figured. Since the HTs in question are out of service for only about a month now, I will assume (pending verification, of course - be prepared for more respectfully asked, but more than likely stupid, questions) that they all had the latest updates before they were pulled...
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    Quote Originally Posted by wes11b10 View Post
    Sorta what I figured. Since the HTs in question are out of service for only about a month now, I will assume (pending verification, of course - be prepared for more respectfully asked, but more than likely stupid, questions) that they all had the latest updates before they were pulled...
    Last (and latest) firmware for MTS2000 was R08.73

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    I agree with the above prices. About 3 years ago I purchased an absolutely MINT UHF "R" split type 3 MTS2000 from MTS2000DES. The radio still looks brand new. I have also been finding clean type 1's for $50-$60. The Jedi line in my opinion was one of the best. GARY

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    glad you still have one of my children Gary and she isn't misbehaving on you.
    to the OP, I just sold a model III VHF on Batlabs for $75. (flashed for Smartzone, and had non-toolproofed 6.27 Euro firmware. Ex UK police unit)